Emory Autism Center 2020 Summer Conference has ended
The Emory Autism Center’s Monarch Summer Conference is for anyone involved with the education of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including educators, vocational providers, behavior specialists, school administrators, paraprofessionals, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, school psychologists, parents, family members, mental health providers, families of individuals with ASD, and individuals with ASD.

We are featuring 25 sessions with top notch speakers in education and transition for students with ASD. Please identify the appropriate track (parent, education, transition) that will fit your interests/needs in order to identify sessions to attend.
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Thursday, July 16 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
6C Building Sensory Friendly Classrooms to Promote Self-Regulation

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In this presentation participants will gain an understanding of a child’s sensory processing in the school environment. An emphasis will be placed on the individualized planning for sensory processing deficits and the need for creating sensory friendly and safe learning environments. Participants will be educated on sensory modulation and the seven sensory systems (Auditory System, Visual System, Tactile System, Olfactory System, Gustatory System, Vestibular System, and Proprioceptive System). Emphasis will be placed on developing meaningful and budget friendly sensory diets that promote self-regulation in a variety of classroom settings.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to identify the barriers in a classroom that prevent sensory friendly environments.
2. Participants will be able to Identify at sensory strategies for teaching sensory modulation and self-regulation
3. Participants will be able to identify self-regulation and arousal states.
4. Participants will be able to identify classroom friendly sensory equipment and gain an understanding of safety precautions.
5. Participants will learn procedures for using weighted materials in the classroom.


Kim Bruce, Ed.S. OT/L

Assistant Special Education Director and Occupational Therapist, Tift County Schools
My name is Kim Bruce. I have had the pleasure of being a licensed school based occupational therapist for thirteen years. I graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with a Masters of Health Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2006 and earned an Educational Leadership Degree... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Downstairs 6C