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STAR Center and SPD Foundation Present a Lecture on Teens and Adults with Sensory Processing Disorder
Date:5/21/2013

Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 21, 2013

STAR (Sensory Therapies And Research) Center, the premier treatment center for children with sensory challenges and the Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation, the world leader in research, education and advocacy of Sensory Processing Disorder present Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones – Teens/Adults with SPD: Strategies to Improve Quality of Life, a two-hour lecture presented by guest speaker, Moya Kinnealey, PhD, OTR/L, Temple University, Pennsylvania.

Learn a method that can aid in identifying the positive and negative aspects of an adult living with SPD. The rationale of various sensory-motor and counseling-based interventions will be presented as well as how and why specific interventions work. Incorporating intervention strategies into various aspects of a demanding adult life will be explored as well as self-reflection.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Kinneally share her knowledge with us,” said Sheryl Benjamin, executive director of the SPD Foundation. “Sensory challenges facing adults are quite different than those facing children. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the disorder and how to support over 4 million Americans living with SPD.”

Dr. Kinnealey is Emeritus Faculty of the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Health Professions and Social Work, Temple University. Throughout her career as an occupational therapist she has explored the impact of sensory processing disorders on both children and adults including its impact on daily functioning, social emotional well-being, and quality of life. Dr. Kinnealey has published a number of seminal articles on the topic of adults with SPD and has presented her work at state, national and international conferences.

When:
May 28, 2013
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where:
STAR Center
5420 S. Quebec St., Suite 103
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Cost:
$20 per person or $30 for two people
Add $20 for each CEU certificate processed

Who should attend?                
Parents, caregivers, teachers, occupational therapists, mental health and medical professionals

Light refreshments will be served.

SPD Foundation is an AOTA approved provider of continuing education credits.

Registration required. Contact STAR Center at 303-221-7827 or info(at)spdstar(dot)org. Because seats are limited, walk-ins will not be accepted.

This lecture is also being offered as a live webinar. Register for the online webinar at http://www.spduniversity.org/webinars.

ABOUT STAR CENTER

The STAR Center, a Colorado 501(c)(3), is the premier treatment center for children and families living with Sensory Processing Disorder, feeding disorders, and other sensory conditions associated with ADHD, autism, and other developmental disorders. The STAR Center offers intensive “burst” treatment that research shows is effective in treating sensory issues. Parents are involved throughout the process so families can learn to create sensory lifestyles and continue to see progress after the formal treatment program ends. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, founder of STAR Center and Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation, is widely recognized as the leader in Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) research worldwide. For more information about the Greenwood Village, Colorado clinic, visit http://www.spdstar.org.

ABOUT SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER FOUNDATION
The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation, a Colorado 501(c)(3), offers educational programs, conducts SPD research, and provides resources for parents worldwide. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, widely recognized as a leader in SPD research worldwide, founded the SPD Foundation in 1979. Since 1994, the SPD Foundation has spearheaded an intense campaign for recognition of SPD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5). For more information, visit SPDFoundation.net or call 303-794-1182.

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