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    Playing on Purpose: Evidence-based Sensory Strategies    SNEAK PEEK

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    Add to Calendar 06/21/2019 08:00 AM 06/21/2019 03:30 PM America/Denver Playing on Purpose: Evidence-based Sensory Strategies Hotel: Hilton Phoenix Airport Hotel
    Phone: 480-894-1600
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    Appropriate Disciplines

    • Physical Therapist
    • Occupational Therapist
    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst
    • Physical Therapy Asst
    • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst

Course Description

The process of sensory integration was first described in-depth by occupational therapist A. Jean Ayres in 1972. Since then, awareness by physicians, teachers, therapists and parents has soared; which means a greater prevalence in therapists' caseloads. The challenges therapists, educators and families face can be daunting. This workshop offers evidence-based sensory strategies to bring to the classroom, clinic or home the very next day. Tools from this course include the curriculum from the instructor's book "Learn to Move, Move to Learn!" The instructor will walk participants in this interactive course through the neuroscience foundations of sensory processing disorder (SPD) to understand the "why" of certain behaviors and how best to address the client's and family's needs. Participants will receive treatment plans for early intervention, preschool and elementary school children. They will also learn to design their own sensorimotor play-based lessons and benefit from the numerous videos, case studies and hands-on labs throughout the course.

Disclosure: This course will focus on Jenny Clark’s program curriculum “Learn to Move, Move to Learn” and will discuss a sensory integration frame of reference as a foundation to the program.

What to bring (materials for lesson plan experience)
  • Snack bag amount of round cereal (i.e.: Cheerios, Fruit Loops, Oat O's)
  • Small Bottle of glue
  • Crayons 2 or more color

Course Level: Introductory
Assessment Methods: Hands on labs, Case Study Discussions, Q&A, Self-Assessment on Evaluation

AOTA Classification Codes
Domain of OT: Performance Skills
OT Process: Intervention

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List 6 Subtypes of sensory processing disorder
  • List 10 process components of Ayres Sensory Integration® & Fidelity Measure© (ASIFM)
  • Define the neurological brain processes for sensory integration
  • Identify normal and abnormal sensory processing impact on a child’s motor skills, behavior, emotions and learning
  • Integrate motor, cognitive, language and social emotional sensory strategies to increase attention and foster self-esteem
  • Develop ready to implement original lesson plan to engage children
  • Adapt a client-specific lesson plan for home and school environment

Jenny L Clark


Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L graduated from The University of Kansas in 1990 with distinction, and has helped children over the past 29 years as a licensed pediatric occupational therapist working as a speaker, consultant, private practitioner at her own clinic (Jenny’s Kids, Inc.), school-based occupational therapist, independent contractor for early intervention services, author, and inventor. Jenny received certification from Aura Wellness Center as a Kids Yoga Teacher in July 2017.
Her passion for developing new approaches to therapy can be seen in her diverse contributions to the field, including: the evidence-based curriculum material Learn to Move, Move to Learn: Sensorimotor Early Childhood Activity Themes (AAPC 2004), and the sequel Learn to Move, Moving Up! Sensorimotor Elementary School Activity Themes (AAPC 2009); two DVD’s Learn to Move: Dinosaurs (AAPC 2005), a companion to her first book, and Sensory Processing Disorder Kit: Simulations and Solutions for Parents, Teachers, and Therapist (AAPC 2006), which won the 2007 media in excellence video award from Autism Society of America; a music CD, Sing, Move, Learn (AAPC 2010), which accompanies the songs in her first book. Jenny was a contributing author for the book Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals (Greenwood Publishing Group 2007), as well as the author of a chapter in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Strategies. (Pearson Publishing 2011). Most recently, Jenny was the technical reviewer for The Everything Parents Guide to Sensory Processing Disorder (Terri Mauro, Adams Media 2014). Jenny is the inventor of the patent-pending “Weigh” Cool Bracelet (www.abilitations.com) and her most recent creation, Letter Treasure Hunt handwriting game (Therapro 2014).
Jenny is known for her dynamic personality, sprinkled with humor that engages people to ‘think outside the box’ inspiring unlimited creative ideas. Jenny’s favorite sensorimotor recreation includes tennis, mountain biking, gardening, and photography

Financial Disclosure: Jenny receives honoraria from CIAO Seminars for the presentation of her live courses and royalties for the purchase of her online courses. Jenny receives royalties for her Learn to Move, Move to Learn book from AAPC Publishing. Jenny receives royalties from School Specialty for the Learn to Move starter kit. Jenny receives royalties from Therapro for her game Letter Treasure Hunt.
Non-Financial Disclosure: none to disclose

Day 1

07:30 - 08:00
Registration (snack/refreshments provided)
08:00 - 09:45
Evidence-Based Foundations (Sensory Systems, SPD subtypes, ASIFM, SI Methods)
09:45 - 10:00
Morning Break
10:00 - 11:30
Effective Sensory-Based Interventions
11:30 - 12:30
LUNCH (on your own)
12:30 - 01:45
Learn to Move, Move to Learn Program (Transdisciplinary Teamwork,Developmental Readiness Skills)
01:45 - 02:00
Afternoon Break
02:00 - 03:15
Sensorimotor Themed Lesson Plans (adapting for Early Intervention, Therapeutic Tools, Lesson Plans)
03:15 - 03:30

Delivery VIA:

  • Live On Tour - This course is now being offered live on locations throughout the United States.
  • Live By Request - This course is available to come to you! Contact us to see how easy that can be.
  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 6.0 hours (0.6 CEUs)
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (SLPs) Bubblesheet required
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider #4119 (OT/COTAs)
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (6 PDUs Clinical Lab Assessment)
  • CIAO is an Illinois Approved Provider for PT/PTA Continuing Education
  • CIAO is recognized as an Approved Provider for PT/PTAs by the NYSE Dept State Board for PT
  • This activity is provided by the TBPTE Accredited Prov. #2202009#TX
  • This activity meets the continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • Pre-Approved for:
  • 6.0 Hrs PT/PTAs in CA(CERS#19-30513-1), IL, TN(2018-588), TX (6 CCUs)
  • 6.0 Hrs Project SCEIs Continuing Education Credit (Area 2 TID 190911PA)
  • 7.0 Hrs OT/COTA''s in FL(CE#20-631507)
  • 7.0 Hrs PT/PTA''s in FL(CE#19-750686)
  • 7.2 Hrs PT/PTAs in NY

Course meets requirements for:

  • SLP/SLPAs (covered through ASHA)
  • OT/COTAs (covered through AOTA and/or NBCOT)
  • PT/PTAs in AK, AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IL, IA, KS, ME, MO, MA, MI, MO, MT, NE, NY, NC,NH, ND, OR, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
  • Paid participants who successfully complete this course will receive CEU Certificate at the end of the course.
  • Call CIAO 888-909-CIAO(2426) if you have questions about CE Approval

  • The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Inroductory level, Professional area)

    CIAO Automatically reports to CE Broker for Florida Occupational and Physical Therapists and Assistants. Florida SLPs can either use the ASHA CE Participant Form (Bubble Sheet) or self-submit through CE Broker.

    CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)


    "Very interactive, engaging, and light-hearted course! I'd definitely recommend to anyone looking for good, evidence-based practice, and creative ways to strengthen therapy sessions with children!"

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2019

    "I found this course to be very helpful. I was not in need of CEUs but wanted to learn more about implementing SI into my treatment sessions and am happy that I did so. "

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2019

    "This presentation was well organized and had good visual presentations. As a very experienced therapist, I would have liked a bit more on the current research and how it influences and supports our practice. If the handout slides could be slightly larger, especially the research sources, it would be easier to read and do follow up reading. Thx for making these courses available online."

    - Live Streaming or Studio Audience, FL / Mar 2019

    "Learned alot about sensory & incorporating sensory activities ! I'm just excited to get back to work"

    - Nashville, TN / Feb 2019

    "Integrating more proprioception into my speech therapy. Felt very well taken care of with Ciao."

    - Nashville, TN / Feb 2019

    "The instructor is passionate about her discipline. Her enthusiasm is contagious. "

    - Tampa, FL / Nov 2018

    "Love the book that was given out"

    - Dallas, TX / Oct 2018

    "Excellent Seminar. Very organized and wonderful speaker. My first CIAO seminar and look forward to attending more in the future. "

    - Dallas, TX / Oct 2018

    "Great information and ideas for treatments. "

    - Dallas, TX / Oct 2018

    "Jen did an awesome job."

    - Dallas, TX / Oct 2018

    "Loved it!"

    - Dallas, TX / Oct 2018

    "Thank you for all of the wonderful activities and ideas"

    - Dallas, TX / Oct 2018

    "Informative, fun, useful. Excited to implement at home and at school."

    - Dallas, TX / Oct 2018