King Of Swings 2-Day Sensorimotor workshop. Only one in Canada this year.
Program designed for therapists Taking Place December 2nd & 3rd 2022 from 9:00am - 5:00pm Cost $750CND Early bird $700 if booked by Nov 1st
Alex offers practical ideas using minimal equipment to create powerful sensory diets that can be readily implemented in the home or school environment. Hands-on interventions to support breath, coordination, timing, balance and strength will be presented. Modifications, adaptations and grading of activities will be addressed to support best possible outcomes. Ideas for better engagement of the child will be addressed as well as discussion of ways to facilitate “play” for a stronger therapist-child relationship. This dynamic workshop will support participants through hands-on learning as they experience the activities in their own bodies. Lastly Alex will provide tools for therapists to create their own equipment (DIY equipment) at a minimal cost. Live demonstrations with a child on both days!
Who Can Participate: Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, special physical educators. Also, senior year students of the aforementioned professions. Basic knowledge of the theory and practice of sensory integration is useful (previous training in sensory integration theory and practice is not required)
Learning Objectives: By the end of this program learners will be able to:
Understand the importance of vestibular, proprioceptive and tactile integration as it relates to postural development, balance and physical development
Participate in and generate ideas and activities that support sensory development
List sensory motor interventions that children can readily take back into the classroom
Create effective sensory diets using minimal equipment that can be implemented in school and home environments
Develop creative opportunities to facilitate agility, motor control, balance and upper/lower extremity coordination through play
About the Instructor: Alex Lopiccolo: Alex is an experienced Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Consultant. Alex is well known as The King of Swings. When he is not treating as a full time Sensory Integration Therapy practitioner he travels around the world sharing his knowledge of sensorimotor therapy with OT’s and students at pediatric clinics and universities. Alex also works with the leading Sensory Therapy company, Southpaw Enterprises on different swing inventions. He especially enjoys designing and installing home sensory gyms to help his young clients at home.