Workshops

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.”

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 – 2004)

Workshops, training, professional development topics can be customized to meet the needs of your particular group or can focus on a particular student. The following is a list of presentations that are possible;

  • Understanding Behavior from a Sensation Point of View

A huge number of behaviors seen in children with learning differences occur as a result of their disordered sensory system. This presentation will explain over and under arousal in all the sensory systems, provide a sensory simulation experience, and offer strategies to help students get to their “just right” level of alertness.

  • Sensory Processing – Classroom Presentation

This presentation includes sensory processing information and may also include diagnosis specific information for a child’s peer group. It includes a sensory simulation activity and/or time for the children to brainstorm how they can support the identified child.

  • What is “eye contact” anyway?

“Eye contact” is critical in helping us learn how to be social beings. This workshop describes the developmental and social significance of social referencing, describes important considerations in setting up environments for social referencing and provides opportunities for attendees to practice several techniques.

  • Productive Uncertainty – It is the moment of learning!

Workshop discusses the importance of uncertainty in engaging and challenging the growth of children’s minds. Specifically discusses the range of uncertainty, the zone of proximal development, and how to strategically recognize a child/teenager’s “zone”.

  • “Let’s do it together!” – Understanding Co-Regulation and Relationship Frameworks

Workshop uses a relationship grid to help participants understand the four types of social relationships, provides opportunities to understand how to integrate the types within a therapy session or over the duration of many sessions/groups.