A Brain-Based Approach to Linking Motor Development and Sensory Integration

Alysson Goodwin, OTR/L, MBA

A Brain-Based Approach to Linking Motor Development and Sensory Integration

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Course Highlights

  • Gain perspective on neurology's role in development and corresponding observable behaviors
  • Improve understanding of child's current level of function through understanding sensory integration diagnosis
  • Practice guided observation of postural function toimprove attention to detail and identification of problem areas including primitive reflex identification
  • Take home evaluation formatting and examples for easy, immediate use of information
  • Hands-on labs for evaluation, facilitation, and treatment of postural and sensory function
  • Effective interventions focused on marked sensory and postural signposts for advancement to the next level of function and working toward discharge

Additional Info

Research suggests that 1 in every 6 children experiences sensory symptoms that may be significant enough to affect aspects of everyday life functions. At least one of the chief complaints therapists hear is postural in nature (i.e. unable to sit or stand still for any period of time, unable to tolerate/complete developmental motor tasks, generalized weakness, etc.). We can effect change for both sensory and postural symptoms by combining the theories of motor and sensory integration development to establish a neurological level of function. In establishing an understanding of language associated with either sensory or motor function, continuity of care between disciplines will improve. Within any treatment setting the process for creating reasonable goals will be enhanced through a deeper understanding of the child's present level of function in both developmentalpostural and sensory skills.

This dynamic, hands-on workshop will provide a bridge to performance in children with concurrent sensory integration and motor based difficulties. Participants will obtain valuable skill and knowledge of both postural and sensory skill development. Participants will gain knowledge to improve neurological development and function, primitive reflexes, sensory integration theory and diagnosis, and postural development. This knowledge will allow the participant to evaluate and treat developmental skills more effectively. Through guided observation for evaluation and hands-on practice of treatment techniques, participants will feel confident integrating the skills and theory taught in this workshop into their own settings.

[ASHA:Intermediate level, Professional Area]
  1. Demonstrate a functional understanding of functionalneurology and brain hierarchy.
  2. Explain sensory integration dysfunction subcategories and related neurology.
  3. Explian the utility of key anatomical observation points.
  4. Practice observation of resting and dynamic posture in individuals.
  5. Identify motor behaviors that indicate specific sensory integration difficulties.
  6. Utilize motor activities to target specific levels of sensoryintegration dysfunction in treatment.
  7. Encourage motor development through activities thatphysically challenge your client.
  1. Understanding Neurology's Role in Development
    1. Basic brain hierarchy
    2. The latest research
  2. Posture Development
    1. Typical and atypical development
    2. Neural control of movement
    3. Key points of postural observation
  3. Sensory Integration
    1. Typical and atypical development
    2. Sensory integration levels
    3. Sensory integration diagnosis
  4. Postural-Sensory Connection
    1. Postural and sensory development according tofunctional neurological hierarchy
  5. Improving Flexion and Extension
    1. Observation
    2. Sensory issues related
    3. Reflexes related
    4. Activities to promote
    5. Signposts for moving forward
    6. Lab - Evaluation of flexion and extension
    7. Hands-On Lab
  6. Improving Lateral Flexion and Weight Shift
    1. Observation
    2. Sensory issues related
    3. Reflexes related
    4. Activities to promote
    5. Signposts for moving forward
    6. Lab - Kneeling and standing weight shift
    7. Hands-On Lab
  7. Improving Trunk Rotation
    1. Observation
    2. Sensory issues related
    3. Reflexes related
    4. Activities to promote
    5. Signposts for moving forward
    6. Lab - Throwing and kicking
    7. Hands-On Lab

Alysson Goodwin, OTR/L, MBA, is an experienced pediatric occupational therapist with a focus on sensory integration, reflex integration, and postural control. She has worked across a variety of treatment settings including private outpatient clinics, schools, and hospitals in Louisiana, New York, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, California, and South Carolina. She founded two private practices and currently runs a private pediatric outpatient practice in Charleston, South Carolina.Ms. Goodwin has been a guest lecturer at San Francisco State University on sensory integration for teacher certification in autism. She served as clinical director for new graduates of occupational therapy programs through an entry-level mentorship program. Ms. Goodwin has presented to groups and organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area as well as the Charleston Metro Area related to both sensory integration and posture. She is a continuing education provider for professionals with courses accredited by the South Carolina board of occupational therapy. Ms. Goodwin earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from ULM and received her MBA in 2005.

DISCLOSURES

FINANCIAL: Alysson Goodwin is compensated by Summit as an instructor and as the owner of a Pediatric Outpatient Private Practice.

NONFINANCIAL: Alysson Goodwin has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

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