July 19, 2023
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
July 20, 2023
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Summer Camp 2023: Supporting Young Children Through Sensory Experiences
Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application
Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE/General Educators, Paraeducators, Family Members, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, SLPs, OT/PTs
Description – Remember how fun and engaging summer camp can be? Join us as we explore the sensory needs of young children. Over this two-day experience, you will have the opportunity to learn from Jennifer Rosinia, PhD, OTR/L; Lindsay Meeker, PhD, Director of The Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education; Alaina Brooks, MOTR/L; and Marcie Huelsing, ECSE Teacher. These dynamic presenters bring their experiences and knowledge of sensory processing as they explain, describe, and demonstrate strategies for supporting our young learners.
Continuing Education – This training will provide 9 contact hours for the following:
- Educator License Renewal
- CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 2
- CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
- Gateways to Opportunity credit in area E (Org. ID# B40093, Event ID# )
Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.
Alaina is a licensed Occupational therapist at Pattonville Early Childhood Educational Center. Throughout her career she has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings ranging from early learners, low incidence rooms, and integrated classrooms. Alaina grew up attending STAR NET trainings and events which strengthened her desire to work in early childhood. Alaina lives in St. Louis with her husband Matt and pet family (4 dogs, 2 cats). One of her dogs is a certified therapy dog.
Dr. Meeker is Director for the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education and Professor in the School of Education at Western Illinois University. She has spent time as teacher of multilingual learners grades K-2, Director of Multilingual Learners, Special Education Director, Early Childhood Director, English Language Development Coach in Dual Language (8-12), High School Special Education Teacher, and Community Childcare worker.
Jennifer Rosinia is an Occupational Therapist and Child Development Specialist. A master clinician and a gifted teacher, Dr. Rosinia has taken a stand for the body specifically the ways in which the neurobiological systems impact relationships, development, and learning. Areas of specialization include sensory processing, the stress response system, adverse childhood experiences and the ways in which experiences in and with nature impact development. Dr. Rosinia is on faculty at the Erikson Institute. Jennifer has a growing national reputation as a powerful speaker and consultant. Dr. Rosinia brings a healthy balance of humor, passion, and expertise to all of her presentations. She is the president of Kid Links Unlimited, Incorporated a company whose mission is to link theory to practice, parents with professionals and kids with their optimal potential.
Venue: Western Illinois University - Quad Cities Campus - Riverfront Hall Room 111