Early October we held our annual symposium in Orlando, Florida where parents and professionals gathered to hear world-renowned experts in the field of Sensory Processing Disorder speak about cutting edge research and strategies. Our own Dr. Lucy Jane Miller welcomed attendees and introduced speakers over the two-day conference.
Exciting new research was presented by Sophie Molhom, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, showing differences in measures of multi sensory integration in children with Sensory Processing Disorder compared to typical controls. Differences between children with SPD and those with autism spectrum disorder may suggest a divergent neural bases for their sensory processing challenges. Grace Baranek, PhD, OTR/L, of University of North Carolina, enhanced our understanding of the heterogeneity in individuals with ASD by describing new characteristics of their sensory response patterns. Attendees also had the chance to participate in tabletop discussions, enter in the sensory sweepstakes drawings, attend the playground based Pre-Symposium Institute and network with colleagues and parents.
Among the presenters were: Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L, SPD Foundation; Grace Baranek, PhD, OTR/L, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Gil Foley, PhD, The New York Center for Child Development and Adelphi University; Lois Gold, OTR, Occupational Therapy Center for Pediatric Therapy, Inc; and Sophie Molholm, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Tim Conway, PhD, The Morris Center. Carol Stock Kranowitz, Author of The Out-of-Sync Child, delivered a lunch workshop and several other experts in the field presented during the event.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
Save the date for our 19th International Symposium in Seattle, Washington November 3-5, 2016!
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