THE KING OF SWINGS HANDS ON SENSORIMOTOR WORKSHOP

$175.00

FOCUSING ON BODY SYSTEMS: VESTIBULAR, PROPRIOCEPTIVE, AND DEEP TOUCH

Be prepared to have fun while learning new treatment ideas! This is not a formal presentation. It’s hands on so you can actively learn through Sensorimotor experiences to better apply the interventions. A treatment demo is also included.

March 3, 2018 (Saturday)
Alex Lopiccolo, COTA

Register here or call 219-322-1415
Free to employees of Wee Care Therapy (email seminars@weecaretherapy.com)
10% group discount to 3 or more participants registering by phone at the same time
50% discount for students or active Wee Care Therapy parents
75% discount for active (within past year) Wee Care Therapy volunteers
Please note different location

FEE:  $175

LOCATION
Wee Care Therapy (In White Oak Children’s Center)
440 Edmond Dr.
Dyer, IN 46311

DESCRIPTION
Alex offers practical ideas using suspension and non-suspension equipment to implement treatment interventions for children with sensory processing difficulties in the clinic, at school, or at home at Wee Care Therapy. This is your chance to visit our clinic and get practical ideas! Hands on interventions to support breath, coordination, timing, balance, strength will be presented. Modifications, adaptions, and grading of activities will be addressed to facilitate the best possible outcomes. Ideas for improved child engagement will be shared, along with a discussion of ways to facilitate “play” for a stronger therapist-child relationship. A live treatment demonstration will be included. This dynamic workshop will support participants through hands on learning, as they experience the activities in their own bodies. Lastly, Alex will discuss how to create their own sensory equipment at a minimal cost. Dress comfortably for floor or ball sitting and active participation. This is not your typical “table top” workshop.

AUDIENCE
Occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech/language pathologists, behavior analysts, early intervention professionals – especially relevant to clinic therapists who have access to sensory motor gyms, or are looking to design them

LEVEL:  Beginning to Intermediate   

Contact Hours: 5

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

IN OT – Professional Licensing Agency:  Wee Care Therapy is a Certified CE Provider

IN APTA: Pending

Out of State (not IN) Licensing Agencies:
Check with your state to see if you can apply for out of state CE approval (we do not cover cost)

IL EI Approval: Pending

IN EI Approval :
There is no formal process. You must be be able to justify how workshop is related to EI (all or a certain percent)

ASHA: No

ST Contact Hours: Good for IN (or other states that require ST related contact hours) only if you can relate the  workshop to ST

Seminar Description
Course participants will be guided into achieving a deeper understanding of the actual causes of this diagnosis. Therapists will come away from the course able to analyze postural impairments that both lead to toe-walking and at the same time prevent its complete resolution.

The course format is primarily an interactive lab experience where participants will come away with an enhanced ability to understand the relationship of one postural impairment to another and how the presence of several of these as a set can result in idiopathic toe-walking. The primary outcome of this course is for therapists to enhance their assessment skills and come away with treatment plans that produce results.

Seminar Objectives
Learners will:

  1. Understand the importance of vestibular, proprioceptive, and tactile integration as it relates to postural development, balance, and physical development.
  2. Participate in and generate ideas & activities that support sensory development.
  3. Create effective sensory diets using DIY equipment, sensory tools, home sensory gyms, and minimal equipment that can be implemented in home and at school.
  4. Identify ways to grade, adapt, and modify activities to motivate children for success.

 

Schedule

8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Intro to SPD and Sensory Integration Therapy
9:30 – 10:30 Explain therapeutic benefits of sensorimotor treatment Interventions, and demonstrate activity (Participant performs intervention and problems solve to grade, modify, and adapt for the best possible therapeutic outcomes)
10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
10:45 – 11:00 Talk about incoming patient for Case Study
11:00 – 11:45 Live treatment demonstration with child
11:30 – 12:00 Explain how to document therapeutic Occupational Therapy treatment session
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH (on your own)
1:00 – 2:30 Explain therapeutic benefits of sensorimotor treatment Interventions, and demonstrate activity (Participant performs intervention and problems solve to grade, modify, and adapt for the best possible therapeutic outcomes)
2:30 – 2:45 BREAK
2:45 – 3:30 Follow Up, Home Programming, DIY Sensory Equipment

 

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SPEAKER

Alex Lopiccolo, COTA (a/k/a Mr. Alex) is an experienced Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Certified Personal Trainer, and Nutrition Consultant. Alex is well known as The King of Swings. When he is not treating as a full time practitioner, he travels around the world sharing his knowledge of sensorimotor therapy with OT’s and students at pediatric clinics and universities. Alex also works with a leading sensory therapy equipment company, Southpaw Enterprises, on different swing inventions. He especially enjoys designing and installing home sensory gyms to help his young clients.

Growing up in Michigan, Alex struggled with sensory processing disorder himself. The strategies that he developed, along with a strong calling to help others, inspired the fun and therapeutic approach he has been using with his clients for over eight years.

On a personal note, Alex has a wife, and two children. His favorite activities are spending time with his family, disc golf, canicross with his dog Optimus Prime, running barefoot, inventing sensory therapy equipment, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

 

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