Sensory Integration in the Classroom:
Minds, Movement & Memory
With “No Child Left Behind” having led our schools to sacrifice physical activity for more Faculty
seatwork and testing, there has never been a more important time for the principles of S.I. first
spelled out by Dr. A. Jean Ayres. This is a workshop designed for teachers, parents and occupa- Lee Pennington Neill, PhD has been an educator for
tional therapists interested in teaching others ways to get these developmental ideas into every nearly 40 years. She has worked as a classroom teacher, ele-
classroom, not just special education settings. Nikki and Lee will share their ideas for introduc- mentary school counselor, and reading specialist in the public
ing the basics of sensory integration into school settings via consultation, focus on individual school system. In 1968 Dr. Neill was fortunate to meet and
students, parent-teacher organization meetings, in-services, demonstrations and workshops for work with A. Jean Ayres, and since that time, has focused
faculty and parents, using language common to all folks. Using these themes: on learning about the physical aspects supporting children’s
learning, often studying with OTs to acquire this important
• Schools as a community of learners; developmental information. Currently, Lee Neill maintains
• Going from top-down to bottom-up models of learning; a private practice in Santa Barbara, California. She has a re-
• Understanding sequencing from the Suck/Swallow/Breathe Synchrony to remembering laxed, informal teaching style.
the proper sequence in long division and beyond;
Nikki Rosen-Lieberman, MS, OTR/L is co-founder
• The First Teachers: Skin, Muscles, Joints and Gravity;
and former clinical director of the Abilities Center, Inc., a
• Recognizing Interhemispheric Integration as the basis for learning with understanding;
therapeutic center for children and adults with developmental
disabilities, and is a school therapist. She has 20 years of ex-
The speakers will share ideas, activities, and models for teaching this information. The workshop
perience using sensory processing and movement principles
will incorporate the principles taught – moving from listening to speaking; from sitting still to
with individuals in a variety of settings. She has a masters
moving, with discussion offered as much as possible.
degree in early childhood education, is certified in pediatric
NDT, Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests and is a Felden-
This workshop is offered for 1.2 AOTA CEUs (Areas of Occupation, Performance Skills, & Intervention)
krais Practicioner. Nikki’s mentoring and commitment to
peer education earned her the Distinguished Service Award
Objectives: Participants will be able to from the Detroit Occupational Therapy Association in 1996.
1. Describe the principles of sensory integration which influence child development and
learning using parent and teacher friendly examples and language.
2. Discuss the relationship between the two sides of the body and the two sides of the brain
as they apply to behavior, play and learning.
3. Develop and implement activities for classrooms reflecting an understanding of the
principles of sensory integration as they apply to curriculum and environments. Tuition: $395.00 (Includes handouts and refreshments)
4. Provide educational opportunities for parents and teachers to increase their understanding
of the importance of sensory integrative foundations for children’s learning. Deadlines:
Super Saver Deadline (8 weeks prior to course date) $365
Early-Bird Deadline (6 weeks prior to course date) $380
Registration Deadline 3 weeks prior to course date (after
this date a $30 late fee will apply)
Schedule* (12 contact hours)
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10:30-12:00 • Thinking about the Brain • The Body’s First Teachers: Skin,
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• Oral Motor Considerations for Learning & Behavior
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