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Intensive Mentorship In Diagnosis and Treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder

Learn advanced methods and strategies in a small group setting of practicing clinicians during our five-day Intensive Mentorship program. Because of their size, enrollment is extremely limited, but we do have a few seats left. Register now to avoid disappointment. 2010 Intensive Mentorships were a sell out and few seats remain for 2011!

Our 2011 dates:

June 13-17 2 seats available
July 11-15 2 seats available
August 15-19 SOLD OUT
November 7-11 5 seats available

There is no other program like our Intensive Mentorships for clinicians

  • Observe experienced therapists treating children with occupational therapy in combination with other interventions as used in the unique STAR Center model of research-based intervention
  • Study with sensory pioneer Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, founder and executive director of the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, and Sarah A. Schoen, PhD, OTR, assistant director of research for the Foundation
  • Learn about SPD subtypes and clinical reasoning tools for treatment planning
  • Train in selection and administration of standardized scales, clinical observation, and published parent/teacher report measures
  • Earn competency credentials and 3.2 AOTA continuing education units



Intensive Overview of Sensory Processing Disorder 4-Day Professional Development Program

September 12-15, 2011

Intensive training in SPD is not just for OTs anymore! Based on your requests, we have developed a new professional development program that is based on our Level 1 Intensive Mentorship for occupational therapists. This program is designed for physicians, psychologists, social workers, teachers and others interested in learning more about Sensory Processing Disorder.

Faculty includes Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, Sarah A. Schoen, PhD, OTR, Roianne Ahn, PhD, Michael Frank, MD, and other professionals from the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation and STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center.

Participate in didactic lecture sessions where you will learn:

  • Definition of SPD subtypes and identification
  • Treatment principles by SPD subtype
  • Differentiating SPD from other clinical disorders
  • Red flags for identifying SPD in infants, adolescents and adults
  • Latest SPD research
  • Engagement and social participation

And more ...

Observe sensory-based treatment sessions with commentary from our faculty as well as videotaped examples of treatment sessions that connect the theory and practice of treating children with sensory issues.

Join in-group discussions to develop ways to address sensory issues for the clients in your practice setting.

It only comes around once per year. This is a small-group, tailored learning experience you won't want to miss. Won't you join us this September?

Seating is limited. Register now.


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