The Changing Landscape of Sensory Processing Disorder

We are saddened by the news that Jane Case Smith has passed away. She will be truly missed.

November 7-8, 2014
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel
Tempe, Arizona

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Don’t miss this thought-provoking workshop with distinguished speakers. Participate in activities designed to expand your ability to think critically about Sensory Processing Disorder. There is no other symposium like it!

  • Latest findings in Sensory Processing Disorder research
  • Evolving trends in the field of Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Latest on evidence-based treatment
  • World-renowned faculty
  • Strategies to use in schools and clinics
  • Practice management: the role of OT within the changing health care climate
  • Successful implementation of programs
  • Network with colleagues, fun interactive activities


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For parents:
Lunchtime lectures by Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child
Friday, November 7: Communicating with your child’s teacher: Understanding In-Sync Activities
Saturday, November 8: Broaden your child’s play themes using sensory activities

For professionals:
Network with professionals from around the country during Fridays' lunchtime Table Topics - informal facilitated table discussions. A great opportunity to discuss issues related to research and clinical practice in SPD.


Who should attend:
occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, special education teachers, psychologists, early intervention specialists, nurses, physicians, mental health workers and parents

Featured Speakers:

  • Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR, Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
  • Erna Blanche, PhD, OTR University of Southern California
  • Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR, Cleveland State University
  • Alice Carter, PhD, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Carol Conway, OTR Hudson City Schools
  • Patricia Davies, PhD, OTR, Colorado State University
  • Mary Fristad, PhD, The Ohio State University
  • Matthew Goodwin, PhD, Northeastern University
  • Diana Henry, OTR, Henry Occupational Therapy Services, Inc
  • Elysa Marco, MD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Diane Parham, PhD, OTR, University of New Mexico
  • Doris Shriver, OTR, O.T. Resources, Inc
  • Carol Van Hulle, PhD, University of Wisconsin- Madison


Playground Tour
On Friday, join us for a field trip to visit one of Landscape Structures flagship playgrounds in Arizona. A guided learning experience will help OTs build a "Playground Toolkit" for OT assessment and treatment. Participants will leave understanding basic playground design features that enable them to use their own school playground as an extension of their indoor "therapy space". Space is limited to the first 100 people that register for this event.

AOTA Continuing Education credit awarded:
November 7: 5.5 Hours (.55 CEUs)
November 8: 6 Hours (.6 CEUs)
Both Conference Days: 11.5 Hours (1.15 CEUs)

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