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Sensory defensiveness is a serious sensory modulation problem that is rarely correctly identified and infre-quently treated directly and effectively. This workshop will introduce an in-depth, clinical approach to treat-ing sensory defensiveness.

Sensory defensiveness will be described across multi-ple age and diagnostic groups. The relation between sensory defensiveness and emerging psychological and neuroscience theories of behavior will be considered. Clinical labs consist of training in specific assessment and treatment techniques including the protocols developed by Patricia Wilbarger. Practicum exercises incorporate detecting and analyzing sensory based behaviors, activity planning (the “sensory diet”) and the management of individual cases using advanced clinical reasoning procedures.

Clinical work over four decades and advances in basic neuroscience have resulted in a specific, multidimen-sional treatment approach that has had a dramatic impact on client outcomes. This integrated approach is client centered and requires advanced clinical rea-soning. Casual exposure to these procedures has resulted in misuse and misinterpretation of our ap-proach to training clinicians. Direct training is vital for appropriate application of the Wilbarger approach to treating sensory defensiveness.


Day 1: 8:30AM - 5:00PM (Dinner Break)
6:30PM - 9:00PM Lab

Day 2: 8:30AM - 5:00PM



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February 20, 2015 — 8:30 am to
February 21, 2015 — 5:00 pm

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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation - Conference Centre
150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, Ontario