EVENT | Virtual Summit: Sensory Health in Early Childhood

November 2, 9, and 16
Daily | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT

This multi-day interactive summit provides insights into the impacts and vital need for the understanding and implementation of sensory health in early childhood development. Designed for parents, educators, and providers of children age 0-5, we'll be addressing some of the biggest concern areas we hear about in this age: feeding, toileting, play skill development, speech development, and gross motor skill development.

Our speakers, coming from a range of disciplines including occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, feeding specialists, and mental health providers, will dive into today’s most relevant topics and research. The focus is supporting positive early childhood cognitive health [physical, emotional, and relational] using a sensory integration/processing lens.

Virtually | November 2, 9, & 16, 2023
Thursdays | 8:00AM-12:00PM MT


Day 1 | Thursday | November 2nd 

Sensory Health, Relationships & Co-occupation: Promoting Self-regulation through Early Shared Experiences | Dr. Kris Pizur-Barnekow

Enriching Environments for Young Children: A Look at Sensory, Regulation, and Relational Strategies | Ariel Harris & Kaitlyn Darbe

Sensory, Speech, and Play: Considerations for 0-5 years | Carrie Dishlip

Toilet Learning In Neurodivergent Children | Anna Miller

Day 2 | Thursday | November 9th

Anxiety in Early Childhood and Sensory Processing Disorders | Dr. Lori Annes

Shall We Dance?: Using the DIR Framework to Understand the Power of Parent-child Play and Interaction Eunice Lee

The Fundamentals of Feeding in Infants | Erin Ross

Insights from Parent Advocates: Nurturing Sensory Well-being in Young Children Erin Schneider, Nic King, and Meghan Ashburn

Day 3 | Thursday | November 16th

Supporting Early Development Using an Interoception Lens | Renee Allen

Sensory Emotional Personalities: A Sensory Motor Lens to Attachment and Goodness of Fit Michele Parkins & AnnMarie Murphy

EXPERT PANEL - Using the Clinical Lens: Examining Importance of Sensory Health for the Young Child | Mim Ochsenbein, Dr. Virginia Spielmann, Maura Mooneyham, Renee Allen, and Michele Parkins