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March 28, 2016

Making Sense of Sensory Processing: Autism Conference Breakout Session


The Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference: A Multidisciplinary Review of Current Research and Interventions is just 5 weeks away!  The agenda includes 3 breakout sessions led by Charlotte professionals, including: Making Sense of Sensory Processing

Three occupational therapists from Child & Family Development will lead this interactive discussion:

  • Megan Bevington MS OTR/L
  • Katie Haywood MS OTR/L
  • Courtney Stanley MS OTR/L

Topics will include:

  • What is sensory processing?
  • Treatment strategies and techniques
  • How skilled Occupational Therapy can help 

Conference Summary: Dr. Gary Mesibov, internationally recognized autism expert, is the main speaker at this day-long conference.  The focus is on understanding the neurological differences that research has identified between people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and typical learners, and then adjusting educational, clinical and community-based programs to more closely match the learning styles and needs of those with ASD. The presentation will describe some of the learning differences that have been identified in people with ASD (referred to as The Culture of Autism) and show how these can be accommodated by making evidence-based appropriate adaptations in how interventions are created and delivered. Emphasis will be on strategies for teaching skills that will be needed to help those with ASD to achieve the highest quality of life possible and also on reviewing new approaches that are on the horizon.

Conference Information & Registration: Charlotte AHEC website 

Read more about Child and Family Development’s occupational therapy services here.   

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