Barrett offers workshops both at our Center in Northboro, MA and as a visiting service to companies and organizations looking to learn more about pediatric occupational and speech therapy and sensory integration.
The following is a list of workshops which we would be happy to bring to you. Please call our office at 508-898-2688 for information on availability and rates.
What is Sensory Integration?
Many do not fully understand what Sensory Integration (SI) is and how it affects a child’s social and emotional well-being. We would like to invite you to learn more about SI and the warning signs that often accompany the disorder.
Creating a Sensory Integration Space in Your Classroom
Beginning with a brief introduction to sensory processing disorders, arousal levels, and how our senses affect us; the class will spend the majority of time on space, mood and equipment considerations and how to design a sensory space in your classroom.
Applying Sensory Strategies in the Classroom
After a brief overview of the basic foundation of sensory integration and sensory processing skills, we will supply you with the knowledge and tools to apply sensory integration strategies within your classroom.
Bridging the Gap Between Occupational and Speech Therapy
You will gain an understanding of how speech/language development and sensory processing disorder affects participation in daily life. Learn how to incorporate sensory processing and speech activities in daily family routines.
There is an App for That, But How Do I Use It?
An introduction to the ipad, including hands on play with various apps that are fun and functional for the kids.
Feeding Therapy: Making a Fun Process Out of Eating
We will discuss why some children don’t eat, the difference between a picky eater and a problem feeder, the role of feeding therapists, texture grading, steps to eating and how to make playing with food fun! We will also show different viewpoints including sensory aspects, oral motor and swallowing.
What is Autism?
A look at the signs, symptoms and behaviors of children on the spectrum. How to talk to parents and when to refer.
A look at how SLPs look at language development. The discussion includes hands on activities to do with kids of various ages.
An overview of various language disorders, what you can do and when to refer.
Working with Bilingual Children
What does the research tell us about raising a bilingual child? How can we support the parents?