Friday, October 25, 2019
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Angello Alumni House
Adelphi University
154 Cambridge Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

What is Seen and What is Not: How to integrate understandings of the Individual Profile into treatment of children with sensory-affective regulation challenges

About the Program

In the last couple of decades, there has been a significant increase in understanding the sensory processing, modulation, and integration capacities and their impact on child development and behavior. These processes are located, for the most part, in the Central Nervous System. More recently, the spotlight has started to shift towards motor capacities and their impact on developmental trajectories, as well as stress and the multitude of ways in which development is constricted, arrested, and impacted by it. These shifts, which are unfolding in both research and clinical domains, require us to expand our frame of reference to include understandings of the Peripheral Nervous System, especially as it relates to the experience of movement and thus the experience of moving with/towards/away from, and of the Autonomic Nervous System, especially as it relates to the capacity to detect threat and regulate stress. In this workshop, we will: review current theoretical models that correspond to the different components of the nervous system, discuss the interconnections between concepts highlighted by these models, explore ways in which this knowledge helps us expand and refine our perception of the unique individual, and better understand the profiles of children with sensory-affective regulation challenges (including, but not limited to, ASD) and their families.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Gain knowledge and understanding of current theoretical models pertaining to the CNS, PNS, and ANS. 
  2. Become more able to relate concepts from the different theoretical frames of reference to clinical challenges.
  3. Expand the repertoire of their clinical methodologies and techniques to address their clients’ challenges as they are reflected in the different components of the nervous system. 

Program Outline:

  1. The core deficit in ASD and other regulatory and communication disorders
  2. Sensory processing, modulation and integration – exploring the main job of the Central Nervous system
  3. Sensing Movement – exploring the main job of the Peripheral Nervous System
  4. Experiencing Stress (Fight. Flight, Freeze) – exploring the main job of the Autonomic Nervous System
  5. Implications for treatment



Tal BazTal Baz, MS, OTR/L

A registered and licensed Occupational Therapist who has practiced as a therapist, supervisor and consultant for 30 years. She works both nationally and internationally with families, clinicians, and various school systems, and teaches DIR/Floortime courses through the Profectum Foundation. Her special interests are in sensory-affective regulation, as it develops within the parent-child relational field. 

Tal has served on the DIR Faculty since 2001. In addition to that, she is also trained in Sensory Integration, listening therapies (Therapeutic Listening and SAMONAS), Interactive Metronome, and Instrumental Enrichment.


Registration will open Friday, August 30, 2019
Early Registration by Friday, September 27, 2019: $105

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Adelphi University is committed to providing an environment which is responsive to the needs of individuals with disabilities including students, faculty, administrators, staff and the larger community. The institution is equally supportive of full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Committee on Individuals with Disabilities (CID) pledges continued active support in achieving universal access and ensuring that academic programs, facilities, and activities are made available to all students, employees and visitors with disabilities.

Accommodations will be made to support learners with special needs to participate in the training/workshop. Please contact the Institute for Parenting Coordinator at 516.237.8513 to request such accommodations.

Credentialing Information and Continuing Education

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., in order to receive continuing education credits.

There is no accommodation in the State Regulation for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. At present, there is no procedure for granting partial credit for approved continuing education events.

If there are any changes in State Regulation, this policy will be updated accordingly.

This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social work (6 hours)
  • LMHC (6 hours)
  • LMFT (6 hours)
  • CASAC Renewal (submitted – 5.5 hours)
  • Psychology (At school discretion – 6 hours)
  • Education (At school discretion – 6 hours)

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

Cancellation Policy

No refund can be made for cancellation seven or fewer working days before the event or for no-shows. Cancellations more than seven working days before a workshop will result in a refund less a $15.00 cancellation fee. Requests for refunds must be received in writing.

All registered participants will be notified via email if there is a training/workshop cancellation. Registered participants will be offered a full refund or registration in another offered training/workshop.


For further information, please contact:

The Institute for Parenting
Linen Hall, Lower Level Room 8
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