Practical and Effective Strategies for Integrating Sensory and Motor Learning

Nisha S. Sanghvi, OTR/L

Practical and Effective Strategies for Integrating Sensory and Motor Learning

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Course Highlights

  • Confidently develop clinical reasoning skills to identify redflags in child development including physiological, sensory, motor and environmental areas of need for the child
  • Gain effective strategies to build a solid foundation of support for learning and growth that will improve function
  • Learn the different sensory systems and identify strategies to improve sensory regulation throughout the child's day in a variety of environments that impact development
  • Discuss how to integrate technology and interactive media in a meaningful and developmentally appropriate way for children
  • Comprehensive resources: Articles, handouts, visualsupports, digital media sources, and activities to use immediately in treatment sessions, home programs, and classrooms

Additional Info

Many of our children are growing up in very busy environments where they are constantly on the go. Learning environments and expectations are changing, and play and leisure activities are looking different. It is important that weprovide our children with a strong foundation so that they are able to develop skills to succeed throughout life. It is also imperative to fully understand the impact of the demands we are putting on children, where the challenge begins and how to appropriately support children with strategies and copingmechanisms. It is our job as therapists and educators to help support families and teams in this dynamic evolution to set up our children for success and teach them how to adapt and cope to different situations.

This interactive one-day course will look at typical development and areas to monitor. It will provide a wide variety of strategies and resources to support the child andhis/her families. We will identify what play looks like and how we can change the activity a child may be interested in to provide some challenges and enable more learning. We will look at the different sensory systems and strategies to support overall regulation so that children can improve focus and concentration, engagement and intentional communication in a variety of settings. Participants will be involved in discussing how small adaptations can be made in classrooms, community settings and in the home environment to help empower the child and families. Participants will also be involved in discussing guidelines, the role of technologyand interactive media and how to choose appropriate types of media for our children. After attending this course,participants will learn how to prioritize the needs of the children, providing support at the foundation and building upon successes so you will be able to promote learning and growth.

[ASHA:Intermediate level, Professional Area]
  1. Develop clinical reasoning skills to identify red flags in child development including physiological, sensory, motor and environmental areas of need for the child.
  2. Select interventions based on interdisciplinary roles and needs assessed for specific sensory processing impairments.
  3. Describe how the body and mind take in information and how reception translates into appropriate action.
  4. Formulate a comprehensive plan to increase function, engagement and participation in daily activities across a variety of settings.
  5. Incorporate dynamic and interactive techniques to improve attention, engagement and interaction.
  6. Identify ways to support play and learning experiences with technology and interactive media.
  1. Understanding Typical Vestibular-Motor, Vision, andAuditory Childhood Development
    1. Motor development
    2. Reflex integration
    3. Vision
    4. Communication
    5. Attachment, social engagement, and interaction
  2. Strategies for Improving Upon the Development of the Sensory and Motor Systems
    1. Proprioceptive system and strategies
    2. Vestibular system and strategies
    3. Tactile system and strategies
    4. Auditory system and strategies
    5. Visual system and strategies
    6. Olfactory system and strategies
    7. Gustatory system and strategies
    8. Understanding the integration of sensory systems: Somatosensory-visual-vestibular/motor-auditory
  3. Executive Functions and Self-Regulation and Their Role in Bettering Academics
    1. School-based therapy
    2. Handwriting
    3. Participation and engagement
  4. Linking Play and Behavior to Improve Function
    1. Play
    2. Leisure - Relaxation and mindfulness
    3. Behavior management
  5. Address the Impact of Screen-Time and Technology inChildhood Development
    1. Current statistics and guidelines
    2. Identify different kinds of media and how to choose best media
    3. The "C"s of technology
    4. Implications of technology on child development
  6. The Continuum of Care: Finding the Optimal Balance Within the Home, School, and Community
    1. Family dynamics
    2. Way to support teams and family with follow through
    3. Provider and caregiver support
    4. Discussion, questions, etc.

Nisha S. Sanghvi, OTR/L is a licensed and certified occupational therapist with more than 19 years of experience in pediatrics. Ms. Sanghvi graduated with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, school and home/community-based settings and provides trainings across the country. Ms. Sanghvi strongly believes in supporting children and empowering their families. She strives to help families understand and make the necessary adaptations to help their child be successful at home, school and the community. Ms. Sanghvi currently has her own practice, Integrated Pediatrics Inc., providing direct services, attending meetings to support children services and providing consultation services with schools and community-based programs to promote the success of children with different needs. Ms. Sanghvi currently serves on the governor appointed Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention, is a member of IL OT Association and member of the Zero to Three. Ms. Sanghvi strives to help give children the self-confidence and skills they need to succeed in everyday activities.


FINANCIAL: Nisha Sanghvi is compensated as the owner of Integrated Pediatrics and by Summit as an instructor.

NONFINANCIAL: Nisha Sanghvi serves on the Illinois Interagency Council on Early Intervention. She is a member of the ILOTA, where she also serves on the Illinois Early Intervention Special Interest Committee. She is also a member of the AOTA and Zero to Three.

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Content Level: Intermediate

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