Discussion Series

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SEPTEMBER 17, 2013: Stretch out What Matters with AllSpecialED

All I have to say is we are all feeling calm and dare I say it… mindful.  To know Elizabeth is to love her.  She has a fabulous message of teaching kids the pathways to calm, and positivity.  It is so honest, and so important.  Simple  as it may appear, it carries a weight of innovation that is hard to deny.  Her knowledge is deep and useful.  If you ever have a chance, Elizabeth is a must see on the speaker circuit.

Discussion Event Objectives Included:

  • Introduction to learning mindful teaching techniques, classroom guided visualization, and tools that help learner’s during daily bumps in the road.
  • Check out Elizabeth’s Stretch What Matters™ Yoga System and other materials that can be used in lessons.
  • Connect with other professionals and share ideas.

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May 15th 2013: SENSORY INTEGRATION NIGHT @ OTA- The Koomar Center/ Spiral Foundation!

All we can say is… How amazing are Dr. Teresa May Benson and the new OTA: The Koomar Center?

Last Wednesday, thirty-six professionals and family members from the Boston area converged on the Newton Clinic for a crash course and thoughtful discussion on sensory processing led by renowned OT researcher, Dr. May Benson OTR/L FAOTA.

From the neuro lesson to touring the Koomar Center, possibly the most impressive sensory clinic in the country, it is clear that the Spiral Foundation, and the Koomar Center are rooted in both academic and clinical excellence! We were so honored to collaborate with them on this stellar event.

Discussion Event Objectives Included:

  • Q&A! Ask the experts how SI differs from a sensory strategy or diet.
  • Collaborate and network with local professionals.
  • Learn new ideas for how to help your students with sensory processing difficulties.
  • Check out the sensory gyms in OTA’s state of the art clinic.

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                          JANUARY 26th 2013: ASE went to Social Thinking Boston

Hi Everyone,

Our Social Thinking ® Meetup Event was a huge success! Over 20 professionals and families from the greater Boston area came together to check out the clinic. The group was represented by psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, parents, and special educators in private and school based settings. Nancy Clements led us in an engaging open discussion about Social Thinking ®, which provoked thought and inspired fresh ideas. Through this collaboration we grew our network, learned some new teaching tips, and fueled our passion for helping our kiddos!

We can’t wait for the next one! Hope we see some returning faces and some new ones!

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