This March 16th – 18th, the SPD Foundation is raising the bar of information available to parents, caregivers, therapists and physicians alike. It’s the 14th International Symposium & Parent Workshop – Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Sensory Processing Disorder Scientific Workgroup.
This event is a ‘must attend’ for anyone involved with Sensory Processing disorder as this offers a unique opportunity to get updated on the recent research findings and clinical implications. This SPD event also includes:
- an introduction to Sensory Processing Disorder with examples from Diana A. Henry, MS, OTR
- tips for successful play by Doreit S. Bialer, MA, OTR/L, author of “No Longer A SECRET: Unique Common Sense Strategies for Children with Motor Challenges” (you can get a copy of this book at 15% off with the code ‘SPECIAL‘)
- Carrie Fannin will be facilitating a parent networking meeting on the Friday before the conference
- Other keynote speakers include:
Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, Author of “SENSATIONAL KIDS: hope and help for children with sensory processing disorder (SPD)” (you can get a copy of this book at 15% off with the code ‘SPECIAL‘) will be presenting the status of SPD’s acceptance process into the DSM.
What makes this event even more special?!?!? Comedy!
The evening of March 17th will feature…
….a little wine, a little mingling and lots of laughter
Symposium attendees will be treated to a complimentary wine & cheese reception followed by a hilarious comedy performance featuring SARGE! Sarge is a film, television and stage entertainer who has performed worldwide to adoring audiences. He will have you laughing ’til you cry!
FREE for parent workshop and symposium attendees and $25 for guests and general public. This hour-long performance is a great way to kick off your St. Patty’s evening fun! RSVP when you register for the symposium!
March 16th: Parent Workshop – Agenda
March 17th: Symposium Day 1 Agenda
March 18th: Symposium Day 2 Agenda
It’s hard to separate Sensory Processing Disorder from Autism. When Autism is being diagnosed in 1 of every 110 children, 1 in every 70 boys, and the occurrence of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) distinct from Autism, and the prominence of SPD misdiagnosed as ADHD, SPD is not a diagnosis to be unaware of.
Many parents of children with Autism and / or SPD research. We try various techniques, work on sensory strategies, keeping our kids balanced, helping them to recognize their needs and grow to advocate for themselves. To date, one of best resources we have is the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation and conferences such as these.