SPD and Summer Fun

April 11th, 2014

Register Today for Our New Webinars

 

All STAR Lecture 7

SPD and Summer Fun

 

April 29, 2014 – Live Broadcast*  

8:30 PM-10:00 PM (ET) 6:30 PM-8:00 PM (MT)

*Limited availability seating at STAR Center. Contact Jodi at 303-865-7648 or Jodi@spdfoundation.net.

 

Most kids can’t wait for the summer break to be free of the school schedule and homework, but for kids with SPD transitioning to the summer schedule and different routines can be a troublesome time. Learn some easy strategies to help with these transitions as well as some great summer fun activities especially for sensory kids.

 

Details and registration here

NEW Assessment Webinar 

Assessing Clinical Co-morbidities

Webinar Assessment WA304

 

April 30, 2014 – Live Broadcast

12:00 PM-2:00 PM (ET) 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (MT)

 

Review how co-morbid clinical conditions,such as autism or anxiety, might affect thepresentation and treatment of SPD as well as assist in differential diagnosis. Understand the theory behind clinical co-morbidities and its use for clinicians and researchers in screening for various clinical conditions. Learn about free-to-use and public domain scales for assessments, with an emphasis on autism, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.

 

Includes a videotape analysis and panel discussion of treatment of several cases of children with co-morbid conditions. The focus will be on how different diagnoses impact function and therapeutic implications. The panel will consist of Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR and Sarah Schoen, PhD, OTR.

 

Details and registration here

 

Can’t attend live? All webinars are recorded and available for 24/7 access.

Banquet of Champions was a Huge Success!

March 31st, 2014

Banquet of Champions  

 

This Year’s Banquet of Champions Was a Great Success!

The SPD Foundation’s Olympic-themed Banquet of Champions was very successful in raising donations benefiting the SPD Foundation in our mission to provide hope and help for special needs children. We couldn’t have done it without the generous support of sponsors, silent auction donors and people attending this festive event held at the Inverness Hotel. We raised 97% of our $75,000 goal!

It was a fun evening attended by close to 200 people who enjoyed complimentary cocktails donated by Castle Pines North Wine and Spirits and Tivoli Beer, entertainment, live music by Coles Whalen, a silent auction, trivia contests, prizes, photo booth, sumptuous dinner and awards ceremony.
The Banquet of Champions awards were given to well-deserving and outstanding philanthropists and supporters of the SPD Foundation. The Nominees for awards were chosen for carrying the torch of passion and inspiration for sensory processing disorder research and education.

The champion award winners were:

  • Founder’s Award – Kathryn E. Miller
  • Champion of Passion– Dr. Edward Goldson
  • Champion of Inspiration – Pat Pietro
  • Champion of Partnership – Landscape Structures
  • Champion of Partnership – Kahn Construction

… And a special award was given to Jack, our first Junior Champion of Hope. Jack is a child with SPD. When Jack first arrived at the STAR Center he had motor planning difficulties, and a hard time playing with his peers. In spite of his challenges, he was so joyful that he was an inspiration to everyone who met him. Children like Jack motivate the STAR Foundation to press on with cutting-edge research into causes and effective treatments for SPD. Jack has been an inspiration in how he is working to overcome and cope with SPD on a daily level.

Kathryn E. Miller received a surprise Founder’s Award for serving as an inspirational leader and tireless board member for the SPD Foundation. Katy is an extraordinary person who shows her heart through her giving of time and resources to countless causes including elders’ rights, women’s rights and disenfranchised populations. She is actively involved in supporting Special Olympics by coordinating downhill skiing events on weekends.

Dr. Edward Goldson, who is affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, was awarded the Champion of Passion due to his unyielding efforts to educate others about SPD, his years of support to the foundation, and his compassion and devotion to advocating for children.

Pat Peitro, owner of the family Thrift Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, was awarded the Champion of Inspiration for his commitment to helping the SPD Foundation and being such an ardent supporter. Mr. Pietro loyally served his country in Vietnam and firmly believes in giving back to the community.

Kahn Construction was awarded the Champion of Partnership for donating their time and expertise to ensure the overall success of installing “The World’s Best Sensory Playground” at the SPD Foundation and STAR Center. Without their efforts, the playground installation would never have been possible. Kahn Construction is a general contractor located in Centennial, Colorado.

Capping off the night was the Champion of Partnership award given to Landscape Structures for generously donating playground equipment for the “The World’s Best Sensory Playground” at the STAR Center and SPD Foundation. The playground equipment is used as a therapy tool for children, and is a key component for the SPD Foundation’s Equipment Effectiveness. Landscape Structures is located in Delano, Minnesota and manufactures innovative playground products.

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SPONSORS:

Presenting Sponsor

Gold

Silver

Miller & Steiert Holland & Hart  RMR

Bronze

 

Circle of Champions

   

 

 

 

Live Webinars March 25 and 26

March 21st, 2014

Register Today!

Two New Webinars

Broadcasting Live Next Week 

All STAR Lecture 6 

Having Fun with Food:

Make Meal Time Enjoyable for the Whole Family

 

March 25, 2014 – Live Broadcast*

8:30 PM-10:00 PM (ET) 6:30 PM-8:00 PM (MT)

(*Limited availability seating in-person at STAR Center for a discounted rate. Contact Jodi at 303-865-7648 orJodi@spdfoundation.net.)

 

Meal times with a picky eater or problem feeder can be stressful for the entire family. Understand how to recognize factors that contribute to mealtime stress and strategies to make mealtimes and food fun.

 

Two NEW Assessments Webinars just added  

Free Tools for Assessment of Social/Emotional Functioning

Webinar Assessment WA303

 

March 26, 2014 – Live Broadcast*        

12:00 PM-2:00 PM (ET) 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (MT)

(*Limited availability seating in-person at STAR Center for a discounted rate. Contact Jodi at 303-865-7648 or Jodi@spdfoundation.net.)

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Find out about free-to-use evaluations and scales for social/emotional functioning assessment that have been reviewed and vetted. Discover how online resources can be harnessed to make these assessments cost- and time-effective and useful for treatment planning.
This two-hour lecture-style webinar with panel discussion is invaluable for learning why social/emotional functioning is an important domain in clinical assessment, evaluating change across intervention, and in populations with sensory challenges.

 

Explore free-to-use and public domain examples of social/emotional functioning measures, including those for empathy, emotion recognition, and emotion regulation. Learn how the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation has administered and analyzed these measures in its own research. Includes a videotape analysis and panel discussion by the staff at the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation including Drs. Lucy Jane Miller, Sarah A. Schoen and Jillian Sullivan.

 

Details and registration here

Assessing Clinical Co-morbiditiesWebinar Assessment WA304 April 30, 2014 – Live Broadcast12:00 PM-2:00 PM (ET) 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (MT) 

Review how co-morbid clinical conditions, such as autism or anxiety, might affect the presentation and treatment of SPD as well as assist in differential diagnosis. Understand the theory behind clinical co-morbidities and its use for clinicians and researchers in screening for various clinical conditions. Learn about free-to-use and public domain scales for assessments, with an emphasis on autism, ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Includes a videotape analysis and panel discussion of treatment of several cases of children with co-morbid conditions. The focus will be on how different diagnoses impact function and therapeutic implications. The panel will consist of Lucy Miller, Sarah Schoen, Karin Buitendag and Stephanie Capshaw.

 

Details and registration here

 

Can’t attend live? All webinars are recorded and available for 24/7 access.

Your Child’s Safety Can Also Support SPDF Funding

March 10th, 2014

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Alert Me Bands is a novel idea of tagging children with up to two emergency contact names and numbers, so whether your child is lost, in an emergency, or simply misbehaving at a birthday party; the wristband will communicate whom to call as well as communicate your child’s special need with a design from the Special Needs Category.  Alert Me Bands sell for $21.95 and are designed so that it is easy for adults to put on and take off but impossible for young children to do the same. This feature allows parents to feel confident that their kids will have their phone numbers in an obvious and visible place on their wrists. And the bands are adjustable to wear over the sleeve of their jacket for outdoor events. Alert Me Bands are made of high quality, soft, durable, and lightweight material, making it perfect for children with tactile sensitivities.

 

During the month of March, Alert Me Bands will donate 20% of every wristband sold, using the Give Back Code ‘SPD’, to the SPD Foundation.

 

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*Product listed represents a business supporting the mission of the SPD Foundation. It is not an endorsement of the product.

 

NEW Webinars on Assessments from Sensory Experts

March 6th, 2014

Announcing Two NEW Webinars!

Two NEW Assessments Webinars just added 

  • Assessment of Social/Emotional Functioning – March 26, 2014 
    • Review the free-to-use evaluations and scales in public domain or online that focus on various aspects of social and emotional functioning in children and adults and their utility in the SPD population.      
  • Assessing Clinical Co-morbidities – April 30, 2014
    • Review how co-morbid clinical conditions, such as autism or anxiety, might affect the presentation and treatment of SPD as well as assist in differential diagnosis.

 

Plus view the popular original Assessments Webinar Series

  • Overview of Pediatric Assessments brought to you by Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR and Sarah A. Schoen, PhD, OTR
  • Two-part series on the M-FUN (Miller Function and Participation Scales)
    • Administration and Scoring
    • Advanced Interpretation and How it Informs Treatment

 

Details and registration here

Bring a Workshop to Your Community! 

Now available: the new Goal-Oriented Assessment of Lifeskills (GOAL)Workshop

GOAL is an innovative new evaluation of functional motor abilities needed for daily living in children ages 7 to 17. Learn administration, scoring, and interpretation for intervention at this 1-day workshop.

 

Scheduled workshops:

-       Phoenix, AZ – April 12, 2014 in collaboration with ArizOTA

-       Beaufort, SC – May 3, 2014

 

Watch for workshops in New York, Illinois, California, Texas, and other states to be posted soon!

 

Bring this one-day workshop to your community or state.

Details and registration…

Check out our other online programs and in-person educational offerings: 

All STAR Lecture Series Webinars

Details and registration

 

Symposia and Online Courses

Details and registration here

 

The SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding Advanced Topics

Details and registration here

 

SOS Approach to Feeding Workshops Coming to INDIANAPOLIS, SEATTLE, and LITTLE ROCK 

Details and registration here…

 

Intensive Mentorship: Clinical Reasoning in Intervention – Hurry! These sessions are limited and filling fast:

 

2014 Dates:

March 17-21 – SOLD OUT

May 19-23 – ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT!

June 23-27

July 21-25

August 18-22

October 20-24

Details and registration here…

SAVE THE DATE – November 7-8, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona

17th International 3S SymposiumSPDStrategies, Science, and Success

 

Watch for details here…

Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Banquet of Champions

March 3rd, 2014

Banquet of Champions

March 14, 2014

Top Ten Reasons to Attend the

Banquet of Champions 

 

10. A fun interactive photo booth by LightBooth with unlimited prints for you to keep!

 

9. Chances to win and bid on prizes including Nuggets tickets, a trip to the Atlantis Resort in Reno, a Louis Richard watch, and much more!

 

8. Gourmet food and cocktails

 

7. The beautiful view from the Columbine room at the Inverness Hotel overlooking the spectacular golf course

 

6. A chance to spend the evening at the Inverness Hotel for the sensational price of $109/night!

 

5. Music by Coles Whalen… With the release of her 5th album, she is an amazing performer you won’t want to miss!

 

4. An exciting table vs. table trivia game

 

3. A chance to spend the evening with friends and family supporting a great cause

 

2. The chance to honor our sensational champions, Edward Goldson, MD, Pat Pietro, Kahn Construction, and Landscape Structures

 

1. The number one reason not to miss this event:

The opportunity to provide hope and help for children living with SPD!

 

March 14, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Inverness Hotel, 200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112

 

Don’t live in Colorado? You can still participate!

*   Donate to the SPD Foundation

*   Become a sponsor and receive special benefits

*   Donate travel or vacation packages to our auction

*   Honor one of our champions with an ad in our program

 

Live in Colorado? Please attend!

 

Register Now!

Save-the-Dates

 

 

TOURNAMENT OF HOPE

Fore Sensory Processing Disorder

June 9, 2014

The Club at Pradera

5225 Raintree Cir, Parker, CO 80134

Shotgun start at 9:00 AM – Four-person scramble

Registration coming soon

 

3rd Annual Playground Rock

and Reunion

 

Family-friendly Event at the 

World’s Best Sensory Playground

 

August 16, 2014
STAR Center parking lot and playground

5420 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Registration coming soon

Symposium Highlights Online Now

February 20th, 2014

Highlights of the

16th International 3S Symposium

SPD: Strategies, Science, and Success

Available Online Now

Expert speakers present the very latest findings in SPD research, strategies for practical therapeutic intervention, and successful implementation programs.

 

Presentations from Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, Dr. Kay Toomey, Paula Aquilla, Dr. Stephen Camarata, and more.

 

Details here…

Web-Based Programs:

Online Courses

 

Select from an array of courses about Sensory Processing Disorder. Get strategies for home, school, and clinic and learn the principles of the STAR Center treatment model.

 

Details here…

NEW Online:

 

The SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding Advanced Topics

 

Three advanced topics available:

  • Feeding the 6-16 Month Old Child
  • Helping Children Transition Off Supplemental Tube Feedings
  • Children with Gastroesophageal Reflux

Details here…

Webinars

 

All STAR Lecture Series

A series of live and recorded webinars from the renowned staff at STAR Center

 

Assessments Webinar Series

  • Overview of Pediatric Assessments brought to you by Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR and Sarah A. Schoen, PhD, OTR
  • Two-part series on the M-FUN (Miller Function and Participation Scales)
    • Administration and Scoring
    • Advanced Interpretation and How it Informs Treatment

 

NEW – Two new webinars on March 26 and April 30!
  Registration coming soon!

Assessment of Social/Emotional Functioning – March 26

  • Review the free-to-use evaluations and scales in public domain or online that focus on various aspects of social and emotional functioning in children and adults and their utility in the SPD population.

Assessing Clinical Co-morbidities – April 30

  • Review how co-morbid clinical conditions, such as autism or anxiety, might affect the presentation and treatment of SPD as well as assist in differential diagnosis.

Details here…

In Person Education

Intensive Mentorship: Clinical Reasoning in Intervention

This acclaimed and unique five-day programis lead by Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR andSarah A. Schoen, PhD, OTR. Learn the STAR Center Treatment Model, which focuses on intensive, short-term treatment along with family participation and parents-only educational sessions.

Don’t delay. Seats are limited and filling fast. Don’t miss your choice of dates.

2014 Dates:

March 17-21 – ONLY 1 SEAT LEFT!

May 19-23 – ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT!

June 23-27

July 21-25

August 18-22

October 20-24

Details here…

SOS Approach to Feeding Workshops Coming to Indianapolis, Seattle, and Little Rock

The basic 3-day program is a workshop  for assessing and treating feeding difficultiesand weight/growth problems in children taught by Dr. Kay A. Toomey. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioral/learning, medical and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.

 

Advanced workshop is offered on the fourth day.

 

Indianapolis: March 6-9, 2014

Seattle: July 17-20, 2014

Little Rock: December 4-7, 2014

 

Details here…

17th International 3S Symposium, SPD:Strategies, Science, and Success

 

Save the Date: November 7-8, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona

Bring a Workshop to You!

Now available: the new GOAL (Goal-Oriented Assessment of Lifeskills)Workshop

 

GOAL is an innovative new evaluation of functional motor abilities needed for daily living in children ages 7 to 17. Bring this one-day workshop to your community or state.

See more details…

Banquet of Champions – An Evening of Entertainment

February 10th, 2014

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A Teen with SPD and More From the SPD Foundation and STAR Center

February 5th, 2014

Hope From a Teen with SPD

 

SPD didn’t stop 14-year-old Savannah Grace from reaching her dreams. As a model, actress, and pop singer with a new music video, Savannah has learned to how to truly live with SPD and overcome her struggles.   

 

 

 

Membership Benefits You  

Can’t Pass Up

 

Special Membership Benefits for YOU!

 

The SPD Foundation membership benefits are better than ever before!

  • A coupon for FlagHouse merchandise for the same value as your membership! Find hundreds of great toys, games, and equipment for those with SPD or other special needs.
  • Free archived All-STAR webinar series – a value of $105
  • Tax deductible
  • 10% discount on all online training programs
  • And more…

See all the benefits for individuals and professionals and sign up today…

You Are Invited

 

To Our Banquet of Champions

 

This special event is a fundraiser benefiting the SPD Foundation in our mission to provide hope and help for special needs children. You won’t want to miss this evening of entertainment with cocktails, live music by Coles Whalen, a silent auction, a photo booth by LightBooth, fun activities, gourmet dinner, and awards ceremony.

 

You can help, even if you don’t live in Colorado!

  • Donate to the SPD Foundation
  • Become a sponsor and receive special benefits
  •  Donate items for our silent auction
    • Do you own a timeshare or vacation property? Donate a few days or a week.
    • Do you have access to local Denver sporting events? Donate tickets to one of the events.
  • Attend our event - If you live in Colorado – please join us!

 

Banquet of Champions

March 14, 2014

Englewood, Colorado

 

REGISTER TODAY!

All STAR Webinars

Live broadcasts and recorded archives

 

Learn tips and suggestions directly from the staff of the STAR Center. Individuals, parents, and professionals will benefit from these informative sessions. Join us for the next presentation on Tuesday, February 18 at STAR Center in person, or view the live webinar online.

 

Lecture 5

Resistance: Helping People Accept That Your Child Has SPD

February 18, 2014 ∙ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Mountain Time (8:30-10:00 ET)

Colorado Home and Garden Show

February 15-23, 2014

 

Colorado Garden Show Grant Program has awarded the SPD Foundation and STAR Center a grant for our Sensory Garden for the 2nd year in a row. Colorado Garden and Home Show supports non-profits like us. Please support them by attending the 2014 show February 15-23 at the Colorado Convention Center. Save $2 at the door by downloading this coupon.

 

Newsletter Subscription

 

Dr. Chirag Patel, Author of Brain Foods will be donating 50% of all subscription revenue of his monthly newsletter, Your Natural Youth Reportto the SPD Foundation in the month of February.

 

The products listed represent businesses supporting the mission of the SPD Foundation. It is not an endorsement of the product.

 

Feeding Workshop Early-Bird Ending Soon

February 4th, 2014

REGISTER TODAY
Early-bird discount ends February 13
Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders: 

The S.O.S. Approach to Feeding

 

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is pleased to present
Kay A. Toomey, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist, teaching her internationally
renowned intervention for problem feeders with Erin Ross, PhD, CCC-SLP and
Bethany Kortsha, MA, OTR
!

The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding is a family-centered, transdisciplinary program for assessing and treating children with weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates postural, sensory, motor, behavioral/ learning, medical and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.

LOCATION AND DATES:
Indianapolis, Indiana
March 6-9, 201

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 
Speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, special education teachers, psychologists, physical therapists, early intervention specialists, nurses, physicians, registered dietitians, nutritionists, and mental health professionals.

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