The Parents of The Panhandle Information Network (POPIN), in collaboration with FLDRS, CARD and ELC, presents: “Brain-based Sensory Motor Strategies for School & Home” Academic Summit; a free event for families and professionals. (In-service points for teachers with follow-up)
Saturday |April 4, 2015| 8:30am-3:00pm
Location: 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee| In Northwood Mall – Downstairs Conference Room
At this event, you’ll learn:
- Brain connections of developmental disorders, and its relation to behavioral challenges. Evidence based treatment, support and practice.
- Understand the overlap between Autism, ADHD, and Visual/Auditory Processing Disorders.
- Come away with Positive Behavior Supports using the brain perspective.
Meet our keynote speaker, Kathleen Berger, PT,MS -Psy, Phd
Kathleen Berger is the founder and director of Therapy intensive programs, Inc. (also called Kris’ Camp), an intensive therapy program for children with autism and their families, www.kriscamp.org. Kris’ Camp approaches autism as a psychomotor regulation, sensory processing disorder. Kathleen received her B.S. in physical therapy from northwestern University in 1984. In May 2010, she received her M.S. in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience with a focus on the neurological underpinnings of developmental disorders with a focus on autism. Kathleen then completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Science in August 2013.
She continues her clinical work at Kris’ Camp. Kathleen’s son, Kris, had a rare seizure disorder and autistic like challenges, presenting as an inability to speak with severe regulation challenges. Her passion and direction has been to better understand the sensory and movement differences that are unique to persons with autism.
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