“Is it sensory or is it behavior?”
On Saturday, April 29th, Ruth Waldrop, MAOT, OTR/L will present “Identifying your Child’s Sensory Needs to Help with Self-Regulation: an Occupational Therapy Perspective” from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Main Library. By the end of this short presentation, one will have a basic understanding of the various sensory systems–visual, hearing, touch, smell, taste, muscle sense, and movement–and how each might affect children with or without special needs in the way they would react to people, places and events. Is it sensory, or is it behavior? The more parents know about their child’s sensory needs, and what these needs mean, it is hoped that they would also be able to help their child manage their own bodies, emotions, and overall sense of well-being.
Ruth Waldrop (Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed) has thirty years of work experience in the field of occupational therapy. She has experience working with children who have been identified with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, cerebral palsy, attention deficit disorder, sensory processing disorders, regulatory disorders, learning and/or behavioral issues, developmental delays, and developmental dyspraxia, respectively.
There is no charge to attend; however, space is limited.
The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, please call (928) 782-1871.