Participants will learn about the brain process, sensory integration, and how it is related to preschoolers who appear to be “overactive.” Red flags for the identification of preschoolers who have Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and are “vestibular seekers” will be presented. Participants will receive practical, easy-to-use solutions to address challenging behaviors such as impulsivity, risk-taking, and constant movement (for example, fidgeting, wiggling, or rolling around). Many of the evidence-based suggestions may be used to improve the learning environment for all young children.
Dr. Christy Isbell – Dr. Isbell is a pediatric occupational therapist with more than 20 years of experience working with young children. She is a professor at Milligan College where she teaches graduate level child development and pediatric occupational therapy courses. Dr. Isbell maintains a private practice with a specialty in the treatment of young children with autism and sensory processing disorder. She has authored 5 books, including the award-winning Sensory Integration: A Guide for Preschool Teachers.
(Trainer Criteria (a.2,5) of Minimum Standard 746.1317)