Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation Announces Renowned Experts for the 18th International 3S Symposium, Strategies, Science & Success in Orlando, Florida

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 21, 2015

The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation announces an impressive lineup of experts and topics for the 18th International 3S Symposium to be held at the Buena Vista Hotel and Spa in Orlando, Florida on October 9 and 10, 2015.

Each year, the world-renowned faculty challenge attendees to expand their horizons by critically evaluating evolving trends in the field, making this conference a must-see educational event. Last year’s 3S Symposium was sold out.

This year’s panel of experts is from across the country and will present the very latest findings in SPD research and evidence-based treatment, strategies to use in schools and clinics, practice management help and successful implementation of programs. Among the presenters are: Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L, Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation; Tim Conway, PhD, The Morris Center; Grace Baranek, PhD, OTR, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Gil Foley, PhD, The New York Center for Child Development and Institute for Parenting at Adelphi University; Lois Gold, OTR, Director/Owner Occupational Therapy Center for Pediatric Therapy, Inc.; Sophie Molholm, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and several other experts in the field of SPD, autism and child development fields.

This two-day symposium will have material beneficial to both professionals–who diagnose, treat, and teach children with sensory challenges–and parents. SPD is a neurological disorder that disrupts the way an individual processes and responds to sensations. A person with SPD usually has difficulty with social interactions, emotion and behavior regulation, and/or motor performance. SPD affects daily activities and relationships impairing quality of life and includes the sensory challenges associated with attention deficit disorders (ADD and ADHD), autistic spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders, learning disorders, and other developmental issues.

A special presentation will be offered for parents by Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of the Out-of-Sync Child series. She will discuss how some children are “out-of-sync,” withdrawing from physical contact, refusing to participate in everyday activities, or responding in unusual ways to sensations of touch, movement, sight and sound. These children don’t behave as we expect — not because they won’t, but because they can’t.

Other special activities include exhibitors showcasing the newest and most advanced sensory solutions on both days of the symposium during breaks and lunches. An optional pre-symposium institute is offered to attendees on the use of playgrounds and natural settings in therapy. This institute includes a playground tour.

The symposium is open to occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, educators, medical professionals, mental health care providers, researchers, parents and any others interested in learning more about SPD.

Past attendees have raved about the 3S Symposium:

“Worth every penny! Thank you for such and amazing, energizing, and inspirational experience.”

“Thank you for putting this wonderfully supportive symposium [together]. This is my first time and I am glad I persuaded my hospital how important this symposium [is]. Additionally, I loved the lunch format I met some great people.”

“This was a wonderful course. The speakers were excellent with good knowledge. Presentations were informative and easy to follow. They all spoke well and provided treatment strategies along with education. Could not have asked for a better conference.”

Over the past decade, the International 3S Symposium has attracted a multispecialty audience and provided a broad and well-rounded educational experience for all participants involved in the care of individuals with sensory challenges.

Find more details and registration information visit: The early bird registration discount ends July 15, 2015.

ABOUT SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER FOUNDATION The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation, a Colorado 501(c)(3), is the world leader in research, education, and awareness for Sensory Processing Disorder, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of more than 4 million Americans. The SPD Foundation offers educational programs, conducts SPD research, and provides resources for parents worldwide. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, widely recognized as a leader in SPD research worldwide, founded the SPD Foundation in 1979. The SPD Foundation provides hope and help to individuals and families living with SPD. For more information, visit or call 303-794-1182.

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