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An Advanced Approach to Working w/Children: Combining Sensory Processing, Emotional Development, Social Thinking & Behavior - Parent class

11/02/2019 , 9am - 1pm

November 2, 2019 (Saturday), 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Course Description:

Sensory processing, Floortime and Social Thinking are three models that can be effectively used together for success. This class takes an integrated look at several challenging areas that often effect children with special needs; Sensory processing disorders, emotional developmental delays and social thinking delays.

When all three treatment models are combined for use in clinic, at home, at school and in the community, the child and family has a set of strategies for success across the years and through many environments. These combined models help children and families change maladaptive thinking and behavior, for positive thinking and appropriate choice making for good social possibilities.

A variety of children can benefit from this approach including those with autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, speech and language deficits, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy and developmental delays, etc.

The intervention techniques for these models involve parent and child coaching, direct one to one intervention, home programming and parent self study.

Course Objectives:

  • Participant will gain an advanced understanding  of sensory processing disorders and strategies to deal with the dysfunction through case study examples.
  • Participant will have  an advanced understanding about the sixteen levels of the DIR/Floortime model and how delays in emotional development can affects the child’s development across gross motor, fine motor, behavior and social development.
  • Participant will learn about the Social Thinking Curriculum, executive functioning,  and strategies to help these children navigate the social challenges in home, school and the community.

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Saturday November 2, 2019


Registration is 8:45am - 9:00am. Class begins at 9:00 am PROMPTLY 11/2/19 (Saturday). Come early to sign in please.


$100 Professional Rate

$50 Parent Rate (some scholarship available upon request)

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fax to 253-697-5145 or email [email protected]


Molly McBroom, OTR/L, is a graduate of the University of Washington and has worked at the Mary Bridge Good Samaritan Children’s Therapy Unit for over 25 years. She has extensive training working with children with developmental delays particularly those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, physical disabilities, sensory integration dysfunction and visual dysfunction. She has worked with children ages 0-21 years. Molly has completed formal training in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), Sensory Integration (SI) and DIR/Floortime. Molly is currently a candidate in the DIR/Advanced Certificate program.

Intended Audience:

Family members and caregivers working with children with developmental disabilities. Class size is limited to 40 participants

Location Details
Mary Bridge Children's Therapy
402 15th AVE SE
Puyallup, WA 98372
Contact Details
Normajean Friend
[email protected]
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