Virtual Summit: Sensory Health in Schools

Sensory health and wellness is not just a concept to be applied in the space of our homes - it is for the whole community environment, including and especially in our school settings. This multi-day interactive summit provides insights into the impacts and need for active awareness and implementation of sensory health in our schools. Presenters and expert panelists will delve into the importance of sensory health and how to better support sensory health for students with and without known sensory differences. Clinicians, educators, and advocates share the most up-to-date knowledge on strategies, cutting-edge research findings, and first person experiences all focused on supporting sensory differences and improving overall success, health, and wellness in our schools.

Participants will have access to our 3-day agenda consisting of 12 hours of pre-recorded presentations, extended expert panels, LIVE Q&A with speakers, and an interactive workshop.


Program:

Day 1 | Thursday | November 3rd | 8am - 12pm MT

Intersection of Trauma and Sensory in the Schools | Dr. Colleen Whiting & Rachel Ashcraft

Promoting Student Participation: Collecting Data to Identify Effective Interventions | Dr. Gloria Frolek Clark

EXPERT PANEL - Interdisciplinary Team Insights | Mim Ochsenbein, Dr. Colleen Whiting, Andrea Stafford, Stephanie Patrick, Kara Muirhead & Alicia Whitehead


Day 2 | Thursday | November 10th | 8am - 12pm MT

Happy Teacher, Happy Students: Social Emotional Well-Being for Educators Ashford Duffy

Nature + Schools = Health | Dr. Amy Wagenfeld

Why Sensory Integration Intervention in the School Setting? | Dr. Colleen Whiting & Dr. Sarah Schoen

EXPERT PANEL - Through the Advocate Lens | Dan Rosien, Noah Seback, Kieran Rose, Matt Hayes, Meghan Ashburn & Rebecca Mercer  


Day 3 | Thursday | November 17th | 8am - 12pm MT

Utilizing Sensory Awareness to Create a Compassionate Classroom | Amy Lewis and Heather Spann

Promoting Participation and Health During Lunch and Recess: Comfortable Cafeteria and Refreshing Recess Programs | Dr. Sue Bazyk

Supporting Big Feelings in the School Setting | Shelley Carnes

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP - The IEP Process: Strategies for Enhancing Collaboration | Dr. Jan Hollenbeck


Get to Know Our 2022 Speakers:

Speaker - Mim Ochsenbein

Mim Ochsenbein
MSW, OTR/L

Director of Education
STAR Institute

Co-Host

Speaker - Ashford Duffy

Ashford Duffy
Content Marketing Manager
Ed2Market

Co-Host

Speaker - Colleen Whiting

Colleen Cameron Whiting
OTD, OTR/L

School Practice Faculty Lead
STAR Institute

 

Speaker - Sarah Schoen

Sarah A. Schoen
 PhD, OTR/L

Director of Research
STAR Institute

 

Speaker - Sue Bazyk

Sue Bazyk
PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor Emerita
Cleveland State University

Speaker - Rachel Ashcraft

Rachel Ashcraft
MS, OTR/L

Founder
Foster the Future Alabama

Speaker - Shelley Carnes

Shelley Carnes
 MS, OTR/L

Executive Director
Hirsch Academy

Speaker - Jan Hollenbeck

Jan Hollenbeck
OTD, OTR

Co-owner
The Partnership for Advancement
of School Service-Providers, LLC

Speaker - Amy Lewis

Amy Lewis
MSR, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Powerfully You

 

Speaker - Heather Spann

Heather Spann
MSR, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist
Powerfully You

 

Speaker - Gloria Clark

Gloria Frolek Clark
PhD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA

Occupational Therapist / 
Early Childhood Consultant

 

Speaker - Amy Wagenfled

Amy Wagenfeld
PhD, OTR/L, SCEM,
EDAC, FAOTA

Occupational Therapist,
Educator, Author
Boston University

Speaker - Kieran Rose

Kieran Rose
Self-Advocate
The Autistic Advocate

 

Speaker - Alicia Whitehead

Alicia Whitehead
Lead Preschool Special
Educator and Team Chair

Norfolk Public Schools

Speaker - Noah Seback

Noah Seback
Self-Advocate

 

Speaker - Stephanie Patrick

Stephanie Patrick
MA/CAGS

School Psychologist
Norfolk Public Schools

Fair skinned woman with brunete hair

Kara Muirhead
BCBA

Behavior Specialist
Norfolk Public Schools

Speaker - Andrea Stafford

Andrea Stafford
MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist
Norfolk Public Schools

Speaker - Dan Roisen

Dan Rosien
Self-Advocate

 

 

Thank You to Our 2022 Symposium Sponsors

https://www.icdl.com/

​https://summitsensory.com/ [Click and drag to move] ​

Sponsor - Landscape Structures Inc
Knot Sense Logo Sponsor - Munchables Sponsor - Dreampad
Sponsor - Wiggles, Stomps Squeeze Book All Brains Belong Logo Sponsor - Sensory Sid

 


Who Should Attend:

Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, educators, child development specialists, mental health professionals, parents, caregivers, and other individuals seeking a better understanding of Sensory Health in Schools.


Continuing Education
STAR Institute is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA CEUs Pending.

AOTA
 


Attendance Policy

Participants may join the conference at any time during the live broadcasts and/or view the recorded presentations for 45 days after the livestreamed event. A brief CEU quiz must be completed and passed with at least 80% accuracy for each section (for which AOTA CEUs can be offered) to receive a CEU Certificate. All participants may otherwise receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Video recordings are available to all participants for 45 days after the event


Do you have a disability that would require special accommodations?

Please contact us at education@sensoryhealth.org and describe how we can help accommodate your needs.


Cancellation Policy

All registrations must be finalized or cancelled for a full refund by October 27, 2022. Registrations cancelled after October 27, 2022 will be deferred to a future course sponsored by STAR Institute.

In the event this program must be cancelled due to illness, fire, strikes, war, acts of God, terrorism or other causes that would prevent the event from taking place, STAR Institute will attempt to reschedule the event. If the event is unable to be rescheduled, STAR Institute will refund all tuition fees paid.