Looking at Children with New Eyes

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Course #: W509

Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: $150

Credit Available: 0.5 CEUs; 5 SWCEUs; Approved by the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 2 hours in the area of Intervention and 3 hours in the area of Typical Development

Description:

All behavior has meaning. Understanding sensory processing enables us to observe and develop new ways of interpreting the behaviors of young children, and expand our repertoire of care giving, teaching, and behavior management strategies. Participants in this workshop will explore the stress response, vestibular, and proprioception sensory systems. They will learn about the interrelated components of sensory processing, modulation, and threshold. Cue reading will be examined as a way to understand the child’s unique sensory-neurological makeup. The day will include interactive discussions of the possible meanings of specific behaviors, and how to help the children who demonstrate these behaviors. Participants will leave the session with practical strategies for fostering optimal development in young children.

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.

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