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Improving a Child’s Capacity to Learn Through Sensory Motor Play

February 26, 2015
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
NYC Charter School Center, Training Room
111 Broadway, Suite 604, New York, NY, 10006

Suggested Audience: Teachers, Related Service Providers, Special Education Coordinators

This session will discuss essential sensory systems for postural and motor control that support attention and learning in school. We will focus on the critical role of the vestibular system functioning and the functions of other “hidden sensory system” in the learning process. We will exploration of the sensory system’s impact on all children in the classroom setting and its varying consequences throughout the day. The session will identify activities that will improve student participation for a variety of classroom demands and strategies to integrate services for all students and avoid isolation of the services delivered outside of the classroom. The importance of sensory processing for executive functioning will be reviewed and the topics of sensory modulation and regulation for the social requirements of school participation will be emphasized.

Presenters: Paula McCreedy OTR/L and Prudence Heisler OTR/L – Special Programs in Occupational Therapy Services (S.P.O.T.S.)

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