May 13 & 14, 2011: Building Blocks for Sensory Integration: The Sensory-Motor Foundations for Attention & Learning

Building Blocks for Sensory Integration: The Sensory-Motor Foundations for Attention & Learning
Sheila Frick, OTR

This two-day experiential workshop provides therapists with an in-depth understanding of the developmental and neurophysiological links between sensory integration and the basic primary movement patterns that provide the foundation (or building blocks) for sensory modulation and integration.

Beginning with support of the primitive reflexes, we will explore the development of posture and its relationship to gross and fine motor skills along with visual and auditory function. This course will allow participants to fine tune their clinical observation skills for the clients who are often difficult to test using standard measures.

Hands-on demonstrations, movement labs, and video examples will highlight treatment strategies that can be implemented with and without therapy equipment, making them appropriate for all clinical settings. A range of intervention strategies designed to support functional performance will be presented, and workshop participants will leave with a systematic way to assess, document and treat the movement challenges that arise from the lack of effective sensory motor integration.

Upon completion of this workshop, you will:

  • Understand the link between reflex integration, postural development, sensory modulation, and behavioral challenges.
  • Be able to evaluate primitive and postural reflex development, and be able to recognize its impact on daily function.
  • Be able to develop simple yet powerful strategies for integration across multiple environments.

Vital Links is approved by The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) as a provider of continuing education. This two-day workshop provides 12 contact hours or 1.2 AOTA CEUs.

Watch this video for a sneak peak at the Building Block course:


Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14, 2011


Trinity United Methodist Church
4000 Northwest 53rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32653


Check in on Friday, May 13 is from 8:00-8:30. The workshop runs 8:30am – 4:30pm both Friday & Saturday


$405 – Early Bird Rate extended through April 30th.
$435 – Regular Price after April 30th, 2011.

How to Register:

You may visit for a complete, up-to-date workshop schedule, as well as printable registration forms for all workshops. Their website also provides details for each workshop, including location, date, cost, instructors and more. Register by April 30th for an early bird discount on this workshop. You may register online at Vital Links, by calling them at 608-270-5424, or by faxing your registration form toll-free to 866-636-9720.

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