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Mary Ann Fulks

An Introduction to Sensory Processing in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder -
Reaching a Common Understanding
Mary-Ann Fulks, M.Sc., O.T.(C)
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Most parents and professionals are aware that many children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have problems processing information from their sensory systems. They may be hyper-sensitive to sound, taste, touch, light, smell or apparently oblivious to them. Many demonstrate difficulties processing information from more than one sense at a time: "I can't look and listen to you at the same time." While research has not been conclusive in this field, many observers believe that sensory problems are responsible for unusual behaviours including hand-flapping; excessive spinning or rocking; unusual reactions when injured; and smelling of objects. Come to this full day workshop for an introduction to all the senses (perhaps even some you didn't know you had) and learn how you personally process sensory information. Learn how sensory processing is critical to our perception of the world and the ways in which sensory dysfunction can be problematic. Learn about and discuss ways to help your child.


Date: January 19, 2008
Workshop Location: Surrey
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel - 15269 104th Avenue
Hotel Information:

Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
www.sheraton.com/guildford 
Preferred Room Rates at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford are available – You must contact Ms. Lange at (604) 587-6111 and mention ACT.

Workshop Schedule Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 
Morning Session One: 9:00 – 10:30
Break - Coffee Served: 10:30 – 10:45
Morning Session Two: 10:45 – 12:00
Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 
Afternoon Session One: 1:00 – 2:30
Break - Refreshments Served: 2:30 – 2:45
Afternoon Session Two: 2:45  - 4:00


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