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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Sensory Processing Disorders for Speech Language Therapists

Speech language therapists working with children will know how difficult it can be to meet the individual needs of each child. Especially when the child has trouble processing (sensory) information, seems difficult to activate, is too active or very sensitive to sensory input. In this workshop you will learn the basic, recent (evidence based) and relevant knowledge on sensory processing disorders and its implications for speech, language and feeding. The 3-day workshop focusses on clinical work with children, with and without cognitive and/or neurological disorders. Winnie Dunn’s quandrant model for sensory processing will be used throughout the workshop to guide clinical reasoning.

Dates:9, 10 & 11 May 2019 (Thu to Sat)
Time:9am - 5pm
Venue:Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
317 Outram Road
Singapore 169075
Speaker: Karin Brinkmann,

Karin Brinkmann has worked in her own private practice since 1991, where she sees a broad variety of children with speech-, language- and/or feeding problems. Besides working with these children, she also lectures on sensory processing disorders, specifically for speech- and language therapists, and on PROMPT.She has been involved with Prompt Institute with the translation of PROMPT teaching manual into Dutch.

Course Outline
  1. How do the sensory systems work and how can you identify problems with the processing of information coming from each of these sensory systems: auditory, visual, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, vestibular, proprioceptive and interoceptive.
  2. What is the influence of activation on attention and sensory processing and therefor reaching your speech and language goals in therapy.
  3. What is the role of the mouth in (normal) development, in arousal regulation and in Sensory Processing.
  4. How can you change little things in your therapy to reach your clients individual needs for learning.
  5. How can you help teachers and caregivers to understand the needs of each child in their own setting.

Day One

09:00 – 10:00Welcome and introduction, workshop objectives; Introduction to Sensory Processing Disorders.
10:00 – 10:45Basic overview of neurology; Winnie Dunn’s quadrant model.
10:45 – 11:00Short break.
11:00 – 12:30Winnie Dunn’s quadrant model (continued);
12:30 – 13:30Lunch break.
13:30 – 14:00Understanding sensory profiles.
14:00 – 15:15Sensory systems: vestibular, proprioception and the quadrant model.
15:15 – 15:30Short break.
15:30 – 17:00Sensory systems: auditory, visual, tactile and the quadrant model.

Day Two

09:00 – 10:45Sensory systems: taste, smell and the quadrant model.
10:45 – 11:00Short break.
11:00 – 12:30Winnie Dunn’s Sensory Profile.
12:30 – 13:30Lunch break.
13:30 – 15:15Winnie Dunn’s Sensory Profile (continued).
15:15 – 15:30Short break.
15:30 – 17:00Treatment models: matrices, Sensory Activity Program, alertness and activation.

Day Three

09:00 – 10:45The mouth and it’s role in development.
10:45 – 11:00Short break.
11:00 – 12:30The mouth and it’s role in development (continued).
12:30 – 13:30Lunch break.
13:30 – 15:15Sensory processing disorders and feeding, speech and language.
15:15 – 15:30Short break.
15:30 – 17:00Setting up a treatment plan; Discussion and evaluation; Certificates.
Course Objectives

At the end of this workshop the participant will be able to:

  1. Define Sensory Processing and understand it’s implication to the field of speech and language therapy;
  2. Understand the neurological foundations and connections to Sensory Processing.
  3. Understand the role of the senses in the development, daily functioning and learning;
  4. Set up a basic treatment plan using sensory information to reach specific goals for speech-language or feeding therapy.
Who Can Benefit?

Speech Language Therapists only

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Fees (S$) per pax
1st 10 registrants 1500
Next 10 registrants 1600
Last 10 registrants 1700