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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD) & IS IT SENSORY OR IS IT BEHAVIOUR? is coming to Sydney, Australia for the first time in 2020!!

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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Intervention Strategies for Sensory, Motor and Sensory-based Behavioural Components Across the Lifespan
2 days
Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Changing Behaviours to Improve Functional Performance and Participation
2 days
Presented by:

Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT

Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS, OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA

 

2 or 4 Day options

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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Intervention Strategies for Sensory, Motor and Sensory-based Behavioural Components Across the Lifespan

This 2-day workshop is designed to be the first half of a 4-day workshop. This section is designed to help participants understand the individual with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and other diagnosis with sensory based components; design appropriate treatment plans and to learn many treatment techniques that are effective for hands on intervention or consultation. This course is designed for therapists, however, parents, teachers, carers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals have found the material very valuable. Carolyn Murray-Slutsky and Betty Paris skillfully use a layering system to guide participants to a deep understanding of the complexities of sensory integrative and behaviors seen in individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

 

​This course will expand the participant’s knowledge of the characteristics and current theories that relate to Autism Spectrum Disorders and other diagnosis with sensory based components. We will look in depth at many of the sensory, motor, functional and learning difficulties encountered by our clients. We will draw from theories of sensory integration, neuro-developmental treatment, behavioral intervention, medical models, learning strategies and traditional functional therapy in order to identify the underlying problems and most effective intervention strategies for various environments across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on both identifying the underlying problem as well as the most effective intervention strategies to improve participation.

 

Videos and case presentations will be used to identify the underlying sensory integrative problems; drive home the inter-relationships between sensory, behavioral, communication and neurodevelopmental issues and help participants prioritize the underlying and primary problem(s). Case studies offered by participants will also be utilized. Specific intervention strategies will clearly be identified for use at home, group homes, school, day cares, clinics, work, sheltered workshops or other environments.

For course Learning Objectives, please click here.

Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Changing Behaviours to Improve Functional Performance and Participation
2 days

This 2-day workshop is designed to be the second half of a 4-day workshop. This section will delve into the confusing and challenging behaviors that children and adults often demonstrate; addressing the question Is it sensory or is it behaviour? This course is designed for therapists, however, parents, teachers, carers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals have found the material very valuable. Carolyn Murray-Slutsky and Betty Paris skillfully use a layering system to guide participants to a deep understanding of the complexities of sensory and communication-based behaviors.

 

Videos, instructor case presentations and Case studies offered by participants will be used to analyze why individuals behave the way they do, sort out sensory based problems from other causes, and design intervention strategies to address the underlying problems. Participants will learn to use sensory based interventions and positive behavioral strategies to reduce undesirable behaviors and facilitate effective coping strategies in the individual. Focus will be on remediating the individual’s core problem while identifying the most effective strategies to meet the individual’s emotional, sensory and behavioral needs. A flow chart and the behavioral analysis worksheet will be used to guide the analysis process and objectify clinical observations.

 

Specific intervention strategies will clearly be identified for use at home, group homes, school, day cares, clinics, work, sheltered workshops or other environments.

For course Learning Objectives, please click here.

About the Presenters

Carolyn an occupational therapist, and Betty, a physical therapist, are both certified in sensory integration and hold multiple certifications in neuro developmental treatment techniques for babies, pediatrics and adults. They specialise in working with children and adults with sensory, learning and neurological difficulties. They have used their dual certifications and clinical work experience to develop a holistic, focused outcome-driven approach to working with children called Dynamic Therapeutic Intervention (DTI).

They have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and South Africa training therapists, teachers, parents and other professionals since 1993. They have spread their knowledge to greater than 10,000 attendees over the years. Their books, articles and therapeutic strategies are utilized by therapists, teachers and parents the world over.

They provide training, educational workshops, consultations, and products that support a holistic approach, look at the child through professional, focused and outcome driven eyes, are pro-child and improves the child’s ability to function. Their books and publications look at children that have sensory processing difficulties, developmental delays, autism and or behavioral problems and provide easy-to-read information and easy-to-implement intervention strategies.

Honorary members of the Sensory Integration Network of the UK and Ireland, 2003- present; on the Board of Directors for Southpaw Enterprises; past board members for Abilitations/ Integrations School Specialty Co. and have consulted with numerous schools.

 

They have published two highly popular books "Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior?: Behavior Problem Identification, Assessment & Intervention" and "Autism Interventions: Exploring the Spectrum of Autism" .

Other Important Information

Payment options:

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be in writing and received by Kickstart Kids Therapy before 30th March 2020; refunds will not be granted after that date. However, tickets are transferable but must be made in writing (courses@kickstartkids.com.au). Refunds will be issued after course date (minus $75 processing fee). Kickstart Kids Therapy reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund in full. Participants purchasing non-refundable airfare tickets are encouraged to enquire as to course availability before final purchase.

Cancellation insurance

Kickstart Kids Therapy strongly advises that participants arrange cancellation insurance to cover unforeseen events such as illness, or unfavourable weather for which travel and accommodation costs have been incurred.

Getting There:

The Rydges Sydney Central is a short 4 min walk from Central station for train, bus, and light rail services linking to most parts of Sydney. Parking is available at the hotel for a fee but is limited. Participants are encouraged to use public transport.

 

Accomodation:

Rydges has a special rate of $199/night for course attendees. Please contact Rydges to make arrangements on (02) 9289 0000.

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