Differentiating Sensory from Behavior
Starting 11/13/2017 at 8:00 AM and ending on 11/13/2017 at 3:00 PM
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• Clark County ESC - District Events


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Differentiating Sensory from Behavior:

Linking Sensory Integration and a Strength-Based Approach
to Assess and Address Challenging Behaviors in Children

Presented by:
Debra Johnson, MS, OTR/L

Training Description:
It is estimated that up to 15% of children are labeled with emotional and behavior disorders, exhibiting problem behaviors that interfere with learning, relationships, and participation in daily activities. Many of these children have received multiple diagnoses such as autism, ADHD, ODD and sensory issues. Some of these children are simply labeled as “bad” and left to fall through the cracks. Research shows that systemic use of outdated approaches to controlling behaviors are not addressing the needs, while new research is emerging that supports methods teaching skills, fostering self-regulation and building social-emotional intelligence as ways to significantly reduce the impact of challenging behaviors.

This one day, dynamic workshop will examine current trends and perspectives on behavior and ask you to examine your own beliefs that influence how you manage behavior in the children you work with, educate, and raise. Participants will be introduced to a strength-based, problem solving approach to addressing behaviors across multiple settings. Drawing on the work of experts in a variety of related fields, this presentation will focus on how to clarify the problem, find solutions, and implement strategies that work. Participants will learn to identify the difference between sensory-based behaviors, how to focus on strengths, best methods for quick solutions, and how to collaborate effectively for continued success. Participants will leave this workshop equipped with practical, effective strategies you can implement tomorrow.

About the Presenter:
Debra Johnson, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with 27 years of experience, specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents with sensory processing disorders and related conditions. She is currently the owner of STEPS for Kids, Inc. located in Yorkville, Illinois where she and her staff use a family-centered approach to improve functional outcomes for children referred for therapy. Ms. Johnson has been providing education on a variety of topics related to development, behavior and sensory processing to professionals and families for over 20 years. She is SIPT certified, STAR Mentorship Level 1 trained, certified in clinical interventions including; auditory, brain training and handwriting programs, and family advocacy services. Ms. Johnson has experience in a wide variety of settings including hospital, clinic, school, skilled nursing and home health. Her expertise includes neuro-rehabilitation, pediatrics and education. She received her Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Services Administration from DePaul University in Chicago.

Click on the link at the bottom of this email for more information, learning objectives, and an outline of the agenda for the day.

Who Should Attend:

  • Occupational Therapists and Assistants
  • Physical Therapists and Assistants
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Educators

Date: Monday, November 13, 2017

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 7:30)

Location: The Madison-Champaign ESC
2200 S. US Highway 68
Urbana, Ohio 43078

Credit: 6.0 Contact Hours

Occupational Therapists - Summit Professional Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education - provider #5873. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs (6.0 contact hours). This course contains content classified under both Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Physical Therapists - OH: This course has been reviewed and approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for 6.0 continuing education hours, approval #16S1913.

Educators - OH: The Madison-Champaign ESC will be the provider for these contact hours. This continuing education seminar is worth 6.0 professional development hours.

Social Workers - Summit Professional Education, provider #1201, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) http://www.aswb.org/, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Summit Professional Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 1/12/17 - 1/12/20. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 continuing education clock hours.

Lunch: On Your Own

Registration Fee: $150.00

Payment Options:

  • Payment methods include cash, check, purchase order or credit card.
  • Payment can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to:

Mail to : Madison-Champaign ESC
Attn: Scott Howell
2200 S. U.S. Highway 68
Urbana, OH 43078

Email: Scott Howell at scott.howell@mccesc.org

Fax: 937-652-2221

For Credit Card Payments: Contact Amber LeValley at amber.levalley@mccesc.org or call 937-484-1557

Questions: Contact Scott Howell at scott.howell@mccesc.org

To Register: Click the registration button below.

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 27th, 2017

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