Our senses allow for interpretation and interaction with the environment around us. For those with sensory processing issues, the input from outside sources can be overwhelming, causing discomfort and potentially increase stress. Join us for a 1 hour in person training where licensed professionals, direct support professionals and caregivers can gain a better understanding of how sensory problems impact those with cognitive disabilities.
-Types of sensory processing disorders
-Common signs of these problems
-Basic principles of managing sensory issues
-Role of staff in identification and management of problems
Rita Handley is an Occupational Therapist in private practice and is a member of the Integral Care Hub Consult Team. Mrs. Handley has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and has held a variety of both clinical and administrative positions. She has taught Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University – Dallas Center and UTMB – Galveston. She has also been the director of a multi-unit OT Department at Memorial Southwest Hospital in Houston. As Asst. Deputy Commissioner at the Texas Department of Mental Health-Mental Retardation she was responsible for the oversight and care standards for clients with multiple disabilities in facilities across the state of Texas.
Jan 17, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM in the Down Home Ranch Pavilion, 20250 FM 619 Elgin, TX 78621. Arrive at least 10 minutes early for parking.
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