Session G: CranioSacral Applications for Pediatric Populations will be taught by Nancy Lawton-Shirley, OTR/L, owner of Points of Stillness clinical practice. Nancy is a highly skilled occupational therapist with training and experience in many traditional and nontraditional treatment approaches. Her craniosacral course for pediatrics is popular with OTs, PTs and SLPs, but also has much to offer for parents. Many of the basic techniques taught are immediately applicable for parents and other non-professionals to use safely with their children. In addition, self-care techniques will be provided for all participants to improve their own health and well being.
Session I: The Traffic Jam in My Brain, taught by Genevieve Jereb, OTR/L is a popular course world wide. In addition to her skills as a pediatric occupational therapist, Gen is a world-renowned, children’s music recording artist and an enthusiastic instructor. She has combined these skills to create powerful strategies useful in home, clinic, classroom and other environments that help children with self regulation, attention, cognitive function and so on. Parents and teachers love her course because it offers understandable information about sensory processing as well as simple, accessible techniques presented in an experiential, meaningful way. Their children may already be familiar with Gen’s songs and popular recordings (Say G’Day, Cool Bananas, etc.). Therapists love it because they gain strategies for sharing information and providing treatment that can be carried over into other situations besides the clinic. Ms. Jereb has added a second day for the Symposium to pack in more treatment suggestions. Participants may choose to attend one or both days of the course.