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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Early Childhood Professional Training Opportunity Announced

Rene Hendrickson, OTR/L will present Behavior Concerns: Are They Sensory Related? on Monday, October 12th at a professional training sponsored by CARE for Children and the McKean County Department of Human Services. Hendrickson, shown above, introduces a client to the therapy ball to improve body awareness during an occupational therapy session.
Bradford, PA – CARE for Children and the McKean County Department of Human Services will be sponsoring an early learning professional training, presented by Rene Hendrickson, OTR/L, Behavior Concerns: Are They Sensory Related?

The training will be held Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Bradford Area Public Library from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Topics will include information and strategies for distinguishing between sensory-based and non-sensory based behaviors; intervention strategies and techniques; and an overview of sensory processing disorder. Hands-on sensory activities will be included in the training.

The training will be geared for early intervention providers and service coordinators; educators; early childhood professionals; therapeutic support staff; school counselors; and para-professionals. Parents of children who may have sensory concerns are welcome to attend and full scholarships are available for parents or caregivers.

Rene Hendrickson, OTR/L received her occupational therapy degree from the University of Florida. She began her career in adult rehabilitation and long term care; and for the last twenty years has worked predominantly in the school setting.

Hendrickson has provided staff development training to school districts and private preschools addressing handwriting and handwriting readiness, sensory disorders and school based interventions, providing environmental modifications to enhance sensory functioning, and evaluating and providing compensation strategies for visual perception deficits related to school function.

Hendrickson maintains her occupational therapy licensure in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. She resides in Hockessin, Delaware.

The professional training is 5 early intervention infant/toddler hours or Act 48 hours. To register for the training, contact CARE for Children by phone at (814) 362-4621 or email at Registration fee for the professional training is $40.00 and includes workshop materials and light refreshments. The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 7th.

1 comment :

shoutjoy said...


Will she have any info on her training that she can email to those who live in other states? We used to live in Coudersport but have moved to Virginia. I work with a 5 year old who has Down's Syndrome and is hearing impaired. A lot of his behavior issues is questionable. Some I know is out of frustration for not being understood. I am teaching him sign language but not all his caregivers, teachers and family know enough sign to understand him. However, I think some of it is sensory overload. I would welcome any help she can give. Thanks.