Changing Lives Through Sensory Aware practices!

Come and learn more about how you can help kids develop life skills in self-regulation and have a positive impact in their function and participation in school/community and in your therapy session. Your learning journey in this subject will involve a variety of experiential activities that will influence your practice. What is self-regulation from a holistic lens? What can it look like in the programs that you offer? What is your role in helping children/youth with self-regulation needs? What is the neuro-science behind Sensory Aware Practices? How does Universal Design link to Sensory Aware Environments? How do use these practices in your every day work? Get ready to change how you do things and help many to discover the power of self-regulation in learning!

Target Audience

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To Bring/Important Notes

I am so excited to share this time learning with you. Tomorrow please bring comfortable clothing, ensure that you are in a space where you can stand and sit down comfortably. Bring snacks and drinks to stay hydrated. 

In addition to your computer, you may want to bring some paper and writing instruments to take notes and participate in some of the activitives. 

Sessions

A5 Friday 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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Presenter

  • Abbotsford School District and Power for All Adventure Therapy Society
    Alex Thompson

    Alex worked as an educator in early childhood and school settings. She worked in the outdoor recreation field in a variety of camps in North America and abroad. She loved working in community recreation for a variety of local municipalities. In her work with Non-Governmental organizations abroad, she met a child that changed her life and she returned to Canada to quit her job, return to school and become an occupational therapist. Now she devotes her time to working in school pediatrics and in a charity called Power for All where she takes children, youth, adults and seniors of diverse abilities in adaptive outdoor adventures as a medium for therapy. In her spare time, she trains individuals in a variety of settings and organizations to be inclusive in their work. She loves Zumba, traveling and any new adventures that may come her way!