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AKOTA 2020 SPRING CONFERENCE   
What: TRAUMA INFORMED APPROACH TO SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER 
& AROUSAL REGULATION
Who: Sheila Frick, OTR/L
Where: Fireweed Business Center, 725 E. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage
When: April 17 & 18, 2020

********REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL- PLEASE USE WAITLIST BELOW**********
                                                          


 Course Schedule   |  Fireweed Business Center Map  

Waitlist- If registration is full, please click the link if you'd like to join the waitlist.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Therapists and other professionals who work with individuals with sensory and developmental disorders often encounter clients with difficulties related to developmental trauma. Traumatic events may be overt, such as early loss of a primary caregiver; sexual, physical, or emotional abuse; or domestic, community and school violence. Trauma may also be innocent, such as early hospitalization and necessary life-saving medical procedures. Exposure to adverse life experiences has been shown to increase the likelihood of social, emotional, and developmental delays; furthermore, children with developmental delays have a much higher chance of experiencing abuse. There is a growing understanding, and accompanying clinical practice, that addresses the connection between sensory processing dysfunction and trauma. This two-day, hands-on course will explore, from a trauma informed perspective, the connections between sensory processing and sensory integrative difficulties. It will also provide a brief introduction to the tension reducing technique known as TRE, as a means of demonstrating how the body retains stress in core muscular tension patterns. This course will investigate the hardwired action systems that underlie sensory modulation, arousal, affect regulation, and play. A clinical reasoning model for tracking dynamic shifts in state and levels of integration will be presented. Interactive, hands-on labs, video and case presentations will bring key concepts and treatment strategies to life in this theoretically based, yet practical workshop.

 

COURSE SCHEDULE: 

Check out the course brochure for the detailed outline of each day here

 

COURSE FEES

AKOTA Members: $375 on or before 3/17/2020, $400 after 3/17/2020 

Non-Members: $475 on or before 3/17/2020, $500 after 3/17/2020

Student Rates: $150, must have student ID

**Registration fee includes the Therapy Ball Trio: 1 Gertie Ball, 1 Pinky Ball, & 1 Power Up Ball ($35.00 value)

No onsite registration

 

 MAP TO CONFERENCE:
          Map to Fireweed Business Center