Clinicial Reasoning For Occupational Therapists

We are really looking forward to welcoming back the wonderful Occupational Therapist Tracy Stackhouse from the USA to host this fantastic Workshop in Ireland this week,   The SpIRiT© of Pediatric OT: The SpIRiT (Sensory processing/Integration Reasoning interactive Tool) is a mindful clinical reasoning tool for ensuring best practice in pediatric occupational therapy. The core of the SpIRiT model is derived from the theory and practice of sensory integration, as originated by A. Jean Ayres (now referred to as Ayres’ Sensory Integration, or ASI©). The model is elaborated by current work connecting basic sensory integrative processes to neural plasticity through the mechanism of evincing an adaptive response. In this model, the basic sensory processing is the lowest, bottom up influence over the neural networks that support adaptive functioning. The SpIRiT© model includes a framework for looking at sensory integrative processes with the neural processes that use the sensation for organization […]

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Sensational Kids to Host Therapeutic Listening Workshop

Listening plays a vital role in the sensory integration process. In fact, some believe that the auditory system is the ‘missing link’ in sensory integration modalities. In this two-day, in-person, international training course, you will learn to use Therapeutic Listening® modulated audio selections to create individualized, home-based programs for clients. You will also learn how to implement Therapeutic Listening strategies in conjunction with postural, respiratory and sensory activities. The course will take participants from assessment through treatment outcomes, creating complete Therapeutic Listening programs. Case-study video presentations will be used to illustrate points and show changes in individuals with listening and other sensory processing difficulties including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, apraxia, anxiety, and Down’s Syndrome. Don’t miss this important professional development workshop presented by Sheila M. Frick, an occupational therapist from the USA who educates therapists in an integrated approach to sensory processing disorder.  Sheila is an esteemed clinician, lecturer, and pioneer in […]

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