International Symposium for Parents & Professionals

Pre-Symposium Parent Workshop:*

Relationships & SPD Across the Lifespan

Greenwood Village, Colorado • October 5, 2017 

STAR Institute continues its very successful Pre-Symposium Parent Workshop series with this year’s theme, “Relationship and SPD Across the Lifespan.” Parents will hear presentations from a panel of local and national experts, each focusing on a particular age group ranging from zero to adulthood, followed by participation in small group discussions.

Registration includes: Continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, beverages and tour of STAR Institute (optional).

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*Sponsored by Laura A. Mathews Law, P.C. and Centennial Bank & Trust

International 3S Symposium - A Celebration of 20 Years:

Growth in Research and Strategies for Sensory Processing Disorder

Denver, Colorado • October 6-7, 2017 

This year the 3S Symposium is highlighting 20 years of research accomplishments by the SPD Scientific Work Group with thought-provoking Research and Strategy presentations by clinical experts in the field. Choose from presentations on both the Research Track and the Strategies Track. There will be a Parent Workshop taking place the day before the Symposium (see below).

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2017 Symposium Speakers & Presentations

Strategies Track* 

Monica G. Osgood - An Introduction to a 21st Century School Model for Children with Diverse Needs

Diana Henry MS, OTR/L, FAOTA - Empowering Stakeholders Through Data-Driven Decision Making

Erna Blanche Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA - Evidence based treatment of SPD

Susan Bazyk Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA - Generating programs for partnerships within schools and the community

Gilbert Foley EdD - Relationship based and family strategies (Panel Discussion)

STAR Institute Faculty - Parent-Centered Strategies (Panel Discussion)

Research Track* 

Lucy Jane Miller Ph.D., OTR/L & Sarah Schoen Ph.D., OTR/L - History of the Scientific Work Group

Alice Carter Ph.D. - Epidemiological findings from large scale research

Elysa Marco M.D. - SPD: From Genetics to Brain Connection and Cognitive Training  

Elysa Marco M.D. - Neurophysiological findings- Relationship to Function (Panel Discussion)   

Carol Van Hulle Ph.D. - RDOC: A New Look at Diagnosis: Should Sensory Motor Be Included? (Panel Discussion)

Elizabeth Torres Ph.D. - Reafferentation as a marker of treatment effectiveness in Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder 

Stephen Camarata Ph.D. - Using Multiple Baseline Studies in developing an evidence base for OT


*subject to change

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2016 Symposium Pictures

Our 2016 3S Symposium was sold out!