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Tackling Sensory Issues
· Laura Barker, MS, OTR (Occupational Therapist, Registered), Birmingham Public School District and Director of Making Connections Inc.
· Sandra Glovak, OTRL (Occupational Therapist, Registered, Licensed), Clinical Director of Sensory Systems Clinic
Will be discussing the research and science of sensory processing disorders and how sensory input may affect brain chemistry and neuropathways leading to changes in behavior and learning. They will provide examples of how disruptive behaviors can be changed using research based techniques at school and at home. There will also be sensory equipment on display for visual aids and hands-on demonstrations. BPS staff members attending may receive Professional Development credit and be eligible to win an exciting raffle prize!
More About Birmingham Covington Districtwide School
The Birmingham Covington Districtwide School (BCS) provides Birmingham students with a choice in their education, with a rigorous academic curriculum coupled with a unique approach to learning. here is also special attention paid to science, technololgy, problem-solving and hands-on learning.
Durng their time at BCS, students learn in multi-age classrooms, with grades paired during two-year academic cycles. Each cycle has a theme that promotes interdisplinary learning, and helps students understand the connections between academics and global issues.
Each grade at BCS has 108 students. Admission at BCS is based on an open enrollment period in January. In the event that reigstrations exceed the number of openings, there is a public lottery also held in January. Those who do not make it in can go on a waiting list.