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Sunday, 4 March 2012

SAOT Presents: Cris Rowan Workshop Series "Enhancing Productivity with Balanced Technology Management"

Enhancing productivity with balanced technology management
April 21 - 22, 2012
Workshop creator Cris Rowan is a well-known speaker and author.  Teachers, parents and therapists throughout North America in the field of sensory integration, learning, attention, fine motor skills and the impact of technology on children’s neurological development read, participate and attend her workshops, discovering skills which enhance their knowledge and abilities.
Cris has Bachelor of Science degrees in Occupational Therapy and Biology, and is a SIPT certified Pediatric Sensory Specialist.  Cris is the author of:  Unplug – Don’t Drug; Creating Sustainable Futures; Linking Corporations to Communities initiatives; and Virtual Child – The Terrifying Truth about What Technology is doing to Children.
Workshop # 1 – Sensory Processing
Harnessing Energy: Sensory Tools and Techniques for Responsible Learning 
Harnessing Energy profiles the Zone’in Concept to improve self-responsibility, and offers information regarding sensory integration, tools and techniques to enhance sensory processing, attention, learning, and behavior.

Workshop # 2 - Fine Motor Development
Back to Basics: Printing Skills – The Forgotten Foundation of Literacy
Back to Basics raises awareness regarding increasing incidence of developmental delays, and the reasons why schools still need to teach printing. Back to Basics offers parents, schools, government and university suggestions and initiatives on how to ease the job of printing and reading for all children.
Workshop 3: Attachment and Addictions
A Cracked Foundation: How Virtual Parenting is Destroying Our Children

A Cracked Foundation offers education and health professionals much needed information on how to address healthy attachment formation in children, rather than just refer them for psychiatric diagnosis and medication.
Workshop 4: Technology Balance
Mixed Signals: Connection to Technology is Disconnecting Child Development

Mixed Signals raises awareness regarding the damaging impact of technology on child development and academic performance, and provides assessment and intervention tools and techniques to manage balance between activities children need for growth and success with technology use. Balanced Technology Management initiatives are provided for clinics, schools, homes and community settings to create ’sustainable’ futures for all children.

Who should attend?
Parents, teachers, administrators, special education staff, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, counsellors, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and child care providers. 
Register for one or two days!

Click here for more information and to register.

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