International Symposium for Parents & Professionals

Pre-Syposium Events: Oct. 11

International 3S Symposium: Oct. 12-13

Atlanta, GA

Advanced Registration Ends September 13

Location & Accommodations:

Atlanta Marriot Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 521-0000

Pre-Symposium Parent Workshop
October 11, 2018 

STAR Institute has teamed up with local community partner, Building Bridges Therapy, for this year’s Pre-Symposium Parent Workshop presented by local experts.  Topics include the child’s sense of self, peer relationships, and strategies to carry-over therapeutic gains in the home and community. Participants will expand their understanding and resources with small group discussions, parent-to-parent networking and a panel Q & A. Continental breakfast, snacks and beverages are included with each registration.

Attend in-person or livestream the event from anywhere with internet access!

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21st International 3S Symposium
Regulation: Foundation to Function
October 12-13, 2018 

This year's 3S Symposium theme of Regulation: Foundation to Function allows participants the rare opportunity to examine the concept of Regulation at deeper levels: theory to application, role to impact, concept to functional outcomes. Each of this year's 3S speakers bring a very special understanding and unique aspect of Regulation to our attention. Psychologists and Occupational Therapists will explore the role and impact of Regulation in relationship, trauma-informed care, and sensory treatment. 

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2018 3S Symposium Speakers & Presentations:

Friday, October 12, 2018

Serena Wieder, PhD - The Vital Importance of Regulation in Development and IMH: The DIR Perspective on Relational, Emotional, Sensory and Movement Pathways

Amy Lynch, PhD, OTR/L - Utilization of Trauma Constructs to Better Inform Practitioners about Regulation, Relationship, and Occupation

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Ira Glovinsky, PhD - The Relationship Between Emotional and Sensory Regulation

Kelly Mahler, MS, OTR/L - Interoception, The Eighth Sensory System: Practical Strategies for Improving Self-Regulation, Social Participation and Emotional Well-Being

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Thank you to our 2018 3S Symposium Exhibitors:

Premier Exhibitors:


Major Exhibitors:

Future Horizons Integrated Listening Systems company logo Mightier Logo Tumbl Trak
Landscape Structures company logo

Grand Exhibitors:

Kids Can Logo





Associate Exhibitors:


Discovery Toys

SensaCalm Logo


Howda Designs


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Thank you to our 2018 Parent Workshop Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor:

Therapy Works Logo

Silver Sponsor:

Milestone Makers

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