Positioning for Optimal Performance

Course #: w953

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

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $150.00 $75.00

Credit Available: CEUs; Social Work CEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 1.0 - Intervention & 4.0 - Typical Development


Did you know that the position in which a person finds him or herself will influence the quality of the work they perform?  It’s true!  And, when we are talking about very young children, positioning becomes even more important.  This workshop will begin with a brief overview of the contemporary positioning practices which are having a dramatic influence on a young child’s overall development.  After learning some important concepts and principles related to movement and positioning, participants will have opportunities to brain storm practical applications of the information provided in the home as well as a variety of other settings in which young children find themselves.  Finally, the ways in which materials from home can be transformed into positioning devices will also be included.


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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