Alex offers practical ideas using suspended and non suspended equipment to create powerful sensorimotor interventions that can be readily implemented in the therapy clinic, home or school environment. Hands-on interventions to support breath, coordination, timing, balance and strength will be presented. Modifications, adaptations and grading of activities will be addressed to support best possible outcomes.
Ideas for better engagement of the child will be addressed as well as discussion of ways to facilitate “play” for a stronger therapist-child relationship. This dynamic workshop will support participants through hands-on learning as they experience the activities in their own bodies. Lastly, Alex will provide tools for therapists to create some DIY sensory diet equipment at a minimal cost. Live demonstrations with a child on both days (international only)!
By the end of this program learners will be able to:
Understand the importance of vestibular, proprioceptive, tactile and vision occluded integration as it relates to postural development, balance and physical development
Participate in and generate ideas and activities that support sensory development
List sensory motor interventions that children can readily take back into the classroom
Create effective sensory diets using minimal equipment that can be implemented in school and home environments
Develop creative opportunities to facilitate agility, motor control, balance and upper/lower extremity coordination through play
Who Can Participate:
Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants, special physical educators. Also, senior year students of the aforementioned professions. Basic knowledge of the theory and practice of sensory integration is useful (previous training in sensory integration theory and practice is not required).
1. Send pictures of space(s) from all angles including ceiling
2. Send blueprint with details in room(s) and measurements
3. Send ideas of your vision of space
4. FREE phone consultation
5. Down payment to start design
6. Therapy clinic design begins
7. Collaborate with owners and contractors
8. Owner chooses equipment options
and layout according to budget
9. Install process online or in person
**Recommended to combine with a #KingOfSwings workshop or webinar for a bundle deal**