Saturday Dec 3rd
9:00-4:00 (one hour break for lunch)
Willow Dejesus, OTR/L
Is a pediatric sensory integration trained Occupational Therapist. She founded Integrative Therapy a sensory-motor clinic for children with developmental delays and sensory processing difficulties.
This training is intended for parents with children who exhibit sensory processing disorders. A few common signs include:
Difficulty with eating, sleeping, toileting, delayed gross and/or fine motor skills, unusually high or low activity levels, meltdowns for no apparent reasons, inconsolable, difficulty with haircuts, baths, brushing teeth, difficulty sitting, fidgety, restless, seems clumsy, uncoordinated, poor handwriting, easily distracted, disorganized, poor attention span, poor posture, slumps, difficult behaviors or irritable, sensitive to sounds or getting messy.
**Must bring $5 payment to workshop for materials**
As many as 5-15% of children suffer from a disorder in which the brain takes in sensory information, but does not process it in a functional way. The signs and symptoms can often appear to represent other disorders or co-exist with other diagnoses such as: AD/HD, Autism, PDD, Learning Disabilities, OCD and others. Many times a sensory processing disorder may be at the root of a child's learning delays and behaviors.