Assess and Treat Infants and Young Children with:
•Poor eating & sleeping habits
•Sensory processing disorder
You can make long-lasting and positive changes at an early age to improve behaviors, mental health and emotional well-being. Join national speaker, Karen Hyche OTD, OTR/L, as she teaches you strategies for successful social-emotional development for children birth to 5 years.
Social-emotional health is influenced by our physical and sensory system as well as our environment. You will learn much-needed strategies for infants and young children who have sensory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorder, development delays, behavior issues or speech and language delays to improve social- emotional development. You will develop special techniques for infants and toddlers that have difficulty transitioning, poor sleep habits and poor eating habits. Discover treatment strategies that will work in the home, daycare, school and clinic, including:
•Strategies for daily follow through
•Summarize how physical and sensory development affects other areas of development.
•Identify characteristics of sensory processing disorder, autism and general developmental delays.
•Summarize how sensory processing disorder affects social-emotional development.
•Identify when a concern is related to sensory or behavior problems.
•Describe treatment techniques that can be used at home, daycare or school.
•List strategies that will help children maintain attention, focus and regulation.
•Demonstrate how to create plans for parents.
Social-Emotional Development: Birth- 5 Years
•Attachment & relationships
•Disorders that effect social-emotional development •Sensory processing disorder
•Speech and language delays/disorders
•Physical and sensory developmental factors •Developmental milestones
•Development and play
•Overlap of symptoms: Is it sensory or behavior?
Evaluation Tools & Assessment for Service
•Five area assessments
•Speech and language
•Sensory based assessments
•Service Areas •Early Intervention Part C (birth to three)
•Early Intervention Part B (three to six)
Clinic Based Direct Interventions
Eating and Nutrition Interventions
•Graduated feeding techniques
•Sensory based strategies
•Nutrition for positive outcomes
Interventions for Smooth Transitions
Improve Sleeping Habits
•Environmental modifications •TV
Modifications and Interventions for Home, Daycare and Classroom
•Music and movement
•Routines and schedules
About the Speaker:
Karen Lea Hyche, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist specializing in sensory processing disorders, autism and learning disabilities. She currently works at the Arc of Walker County in Jasper, Alabama where she provides early intervention and outpatient pediatric therapy. She is a member of the Alabama Early Intervention ICC and serves as the financial chair. She also serves as a fieldwork instructor for the OTA program at Wallace State Community College. Previous experience includes public schools and psychiatric settings with children birth to 18. Karen is certified through Western Psychological Services for instruction and administration of the Sensory Integration Praxis Test. She is an ILS service provider. Karen is the co-author of Classroom Strategies for Children with ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism.
Financial: Karen Lea Hyche is an instructor at Wallace State Community College. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: Karen Lea Hyche has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Continuing Education Information:
For U.S. and Canadian customers, CE is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.