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CCDDA presents Moira Pena: Autism and Sensory Processing

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Canad Inns Destination Centre Fort Garry, Ambassador F

1824 Pembina Highway

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G2

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Join us for a 2 day interactive workshop: Autism and Sensory Processing: Concepts, Evidence and Best Strategies.

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This two-day interactive workshop explores sensory processing, sensory assessments, sensory-based interventions and strengths-based coaching approaches that you can utilize with children and youth with neurodevelopmental disorders who experience sensory processing challenges* (including, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, anxiety and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) to support engagement in daily activities.

The first day of the workshop will highlight the different sensory systems, relevant sensory processing and integration models and assessments, an update on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as BEST (Body, Emotional, Sensory & Thinking) evidence-based interventions. You will learn core concepts of solution-focused coaching (SFC) to improve your communication in effectively coaching parents and caregivers.

The second day will focus on BEST evidence-based interventions to improve function and participation for children and youth with sensory processing differences in the following areas:

  1. Feeding (picky eating and extreme picky eating)
  2. Play and school readiness (with a focus on self-regulation)

Small group activities, case studies, practice opportunities, ongoing reflection and discussion will be utilized.

*Please note that the presenter’s clinical experience is primarily with autism spectrum disorder and that the case studies/videos used will focus on autism spectrum disorder. The sensory systems, sensory processing assessments and interventions, as well as the solution-focused coaching approaches can be applied to all children and youth who present with sensory processing challenges.

Workshop topics:

• Defining sensory processing and the 8 sensory systems

• Latest research on sensory processing differences (SPD)

• Autism in 2020: An update and new perspectives

• Challenging behaviours: Is it sensory, behaviour or anxiety?

• Terminology & guidelines for Sensory Processing and Integration

• Relevant theoretical models

Presenter Bio:

Moira Peña, BScOT, MOT Reg. (Ont.) is an occupational therapist working at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabiliation Hospital in Toronto who has dedicated her career to supporting individuals who experience sensory processing challenges. She is an Expert Hub Team member of the ECHO Ontario Autism Program which aims to further develop pediatricians and school psychologists’ skills to screen, diagnose and manage children and youth with ASD in Ontario. She has presented across Canada to parents, teachers, pediatricians, occupational therapists and other allied health care professionals. She holds training credentials from the STAR (Sensory Therapies and Research) Institute Center in Denver, Colorado, USA, and is a Lecturer (Status Appointment) in the Department of Occupational Sciences and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto.

Workshop details:

Registration opens at 7:15am

Workshop begins at 8:00am

Coffee/tea and other refreshments will be available. Lunch is not included, you will have ample time to visit one of the many nearby restaurants for lunch.

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Canad Inns Destination Centre Fort Garry, Ambassador F

1824 Pembina Highway

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2G2

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