Monday, January 20, 2014

SPD in the Classroom: Overview of SPD Subtypes and Strategies to Increase School Participation

SPD in the Classroom
 Live Presentation This Week

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These informal sessions focus on topics of interest to those impacted by sensory challenges. 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, January 21 at STAR Center in person or view the live webinar online.

Lecture 4
SPD in the Classroom: Overview of SPD Subtypes and Strategies to Increase School Participation
January 21, 2014 ∙ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Mountain Time (8:30-10:00 ET)

SPD effects at least 1 in every 20 children - that's one in every classroom. It is often misdiagnosed as ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or Autism. Even more common, SPD is not diagnosed as a disorder at all... instead the child's issues are attributed to "bad behavior," "poor motivation," or "social-emotional problems." Understand how to recognize SPD in the classroom and learn how to use A SECRET to support children with SPD in the classroom setting.

Join Mim Bartos, OTR and Vincentia Ferrari, OTR, experienced therapists at STAR Center, as they discuss this important topic.

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects at least one in twenty children. Children with SPD don't process or experience sensory information the way other typical children do; therfore, they don't behave the way other children do. They struggle to perform tasks that come easier for other children. Consequently they suffer a loss of quality in their social, personal, emotional and academic life.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation is dedicated to continue their research into the knowledge and treatment of SPD, so that, as Lucy Jane Miller writes in her book "Sensations Kids", "the millions of sensational children currently "muddling through" daily life will enjoy the same hope and help that research and recognition already have bestowed on coutless other conditions that once baffled science and disrupted lives."