Early Intervention Methods: Positioning for Optimal Performance
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Course #: W772
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 SWCEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 2.0 - Intervention, 0.5 - Atypical Development, and 0.5 - Typical Development
The quality of work performed by any individual is directly correlated to the physical position in which the individual finds themselves– and this maxim applies to very young children, as well.
This workshop begins with a brief overview of contemporary positioning practices having a dramatic influence on children’s early development. When a young child experiences movement challenges due to a diagnosis or developmental delay, their ability to attain or sustain optimal positioning is compromised. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to such concepts as tone, trunk support, and postural security. Most importantly, participants will learn proper positioning techniques to use immediately in their practice with the children they serve, in order to foster optimal participation in relationships and developmental activities.
Instructors:Jennifer Rosinia, Ph.D.
Rosinia has more than 25 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy. A specialist in serving the needs of children birth to age three and their families, she also has extensive experience working with school-aged children and young adults. An Erikson alumna, she holds a master's degree in early childhood education and a doctorate in child development. Her expertise is in neuroscience with a particular interest in sensory processing, the role of emotions, and the impact of relationships on the developing child. She enjoys a national reputation as a speaker and consultant. She is president of Kid Links Unlimited, Inc., a company whose mission is to link theory to practice, parents with professionals, and kids with their optimal potential.