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posted Jan 19, 2011, 5:24 AM by Kathryn Whitaker

Sensory Processing in School, Home and Community: How to Make the Best of Every Moment
Presented by: REACH Therapy Services
Presenter: Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
October 13 and 14th, 2011 - Oakville, Ontario
Phone: (905) 814-6329

Dr. Winnie Dunn will be presenting a 2-day workshop to help therapists, parents and educators better understand how to translate the sensory needs of children whose sensory processing patterns interfere with daily life into practical everyday plans in the home, school and community. Participants will be able to understand core sensory processing concepts and how to explain them to others; construct plans based on sensory patterns, and employ evidence-based strategies when caring for children with sensory processing challenges.

Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA is Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy Education, School of Allied Health, University of Kansas. She has provided services in public schools for the last two decades using many innovative strategies. She has also conducted federal grants that investigate the service provision needs in educational settings. Dr. Dunn has provided many continuing education experiences to help service providers design effective services, and has been particularly active in working on integrated service provision and full inclusion programs. She has written extensively in the areas of service provision and the use of consultation as a viable service provision option. She was an author of both the School Systems and Early Intervention Guidelines from the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Dr. Dunn is Faculty Emeritus of Sensory Integration International, and taught many of the early courses in sensory integration theory, and test administration and interpretation. She is the author of the Sensory Profile, Infant/Toddler Sensory Profile, the Sensory Profile School Companion and co-author of the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile, which characterize children’s and adult’s responses to sensory events in everyday life. Dr. Dunn has recently published her new book, “Living Sensationally”.

This workshop will be of primary interest to occupational therapists, teachers, psychologists, behavioral therapists, speech language pathologists, educational assistants, and of course parents and guardians of children whose sensory processing patterns interfere with daily life. Other health care professionals who serve these children may also want to attend this workshop. Registrants may attend Thursday, or Friday or both days.

Please direct questions to REACH Therapy Services at :
Phone: (905) 814-6329
Fax: (416)-762-9374