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MAIER PD Series: An Educator’s Guide to Sensory Processing and Autism
September 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm| $30
An Educator’s Guide to Sensory Processing and Autism: Evidence-based Concepts and Strategies to Promote Success at School
Note: This session is designed for general and special educators. Occupational Therapists are encouraged to consider September 28th MAIER PD Series session.
Speaker: Katie C. Alexander, OTD, OTR/L
Sessions begin at 9am and end by 3:30pm. Sign-in begins at 8:30am.
Thomas College, Waterville, Maine
Register online at our secure registration site.
This engaging professional development session will review current research findings on sensory processing differences and the autism spectrum. Participants will learn to describe how sensory processing impacts performance across school settings; document sensory processing differences in the IEP; and improve student outcomes through evidence-based strategies.
Contact hours are awarded upon completion of the workshop. CEUs (.6) are available with a $20 processing fee.
Katie C. Alexander, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist and clinician-researcher who has presented at the state and national level. Ms. Alexander received her BS and post-professional masters from the University of Kansas Medical Center. For over 15 years, she has specialized in community and school-based intervention for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and served as the founding program director for the Model Asperger Program at The Ivymount School. Her research and clinical interests are in developing interventions and supports that improve the daily lives of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. Ms. Alexander is a co-author of “Unstuck and On Target!: An Executive Function Curriculum to Improve Flexibility for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Research Edition” and “Solving Executive Function Challenges: Simple Ways to Get Kids with Autism Unstuck and on Target”.