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Part of a webinar training series produced by the Quality of Life Institute, Inc., and provided as an educational service to promote the potentials and possibilities for quality of life outcomes, when working with others in multi-sensory environments. Presentation of topics is approximately 45 minutes, with some additional time allowed for questions and discussion. Registration is free.
Creating Home Multi-Sensory Environments that Promote Healthy Family Dynamics: Feeding the Kind Wolf is Wednesday’s topic at noon (EST) on June 11th for the ongoing webinar series: Re-Imagining Multi-Sensory Environments, Designs, Uses, and Applications for Snoezelen®-based, Multi-Sensory Environments.
In her recent writing contribution for Exceptional Parent Magazine (January 2018), Presenter Janice Ryan, OTD, OTR/L, MSEs offers a comprehensive resource guide for creating multi-sensory environments, and illustrates how to create a customized and affordable, home MSE for a child and their family. “These can support emotional self-regulation in all family members, as each individual journeys through personal and shared life transitions, develops new and adapts old routines, and adjusts to evolving family needs for relationship. MSEs are ideal for providing variable environmental conditions to support upward emotional shifts into joyful play, downward emotional shift into relaxation and possibly sleep, or a just-right state for self-motivated and optimally engaged learning. Individualized multi-sensory activities can be embedded in your home MSE as you help your child develop new skills and greater independence.”
About the Presenter: Janice K. Ryan, OTD, OTR/L
Janice began her work as an occupational therapist in the mid-eighties, focusing on the application of sensory integration in the treatment of children with autism, learning challenges, and developmental delays.
Since 2009, she has worked extensively to promote evidence-based practice research for demonstrating the power of using her approach in multi-sensory environments, in treating clients, and has applied this approach with people with dementia, autism, developmental delays, and PTSD.
She has also completed evidence-based practice research on the Mindful Occupational Therapy Approach as an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
Janice Ryan is the founder of Human Systems Occupational Therapy in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and a mentor for Human Systems Dynamics Institute. She serves as vice-president of the American Association of Multi-Sensory Environments (AAMSE).
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