Sensory Integration and Floortime Therapy:
A Panel Discussion and Interactive Workshop
Melissa Chaikin Kahn, MS, OTR/L
Kate Baylis, MS,OTR/L
February 6, 2020
10:00 a.m. to Noon
137 Old Ridgefield Road
Occupational therapists Melissa Chaikin Kahn, MS, OTR/L, and Kate Baylis, MS, OTR/L, will lead an interactive workshop on the importance of a well-functioning sensory system in helping children function in their daily activities and in their “work” of being a child. Each of the sensory systems plays a vital role in a child’s ability to express him/herself with confidence and ease. Melissa and Kate will discuss the importance of recognizing behaviors that may be influenced by sensory processing disorders and explain how to provide a sensory supportive environment. Learn specific strategies that can be implemented immediately and incorporated directly into the home environment.
Floortime therapist Tuvia Cooper will introduce you to Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder’s DIR®/Floortime™ model and discuss ways to help your child develop social, emotional, and intellectual capacities. Healthy social-emotional development comes from spontaneous communication between child and caregiver and from nurturing relationships that promote joyful and pleasant engagement. Tuvia will show you how to facilitate and enhance physical and emotional regulation, engagement and relationship formation, two-way communication, shared problem solving, idea creation, and abstract thinking — all while understanding that each child perceives the world in a unique way.
Materials: Sensory Integration and Floortime (PDF Format)
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Co-sponsored by Wilton Library
SPED*NET Wilton does not provide medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The material in this presentation is provided for educational purposes only.