Trauma in Infancy and Early Childhood: Developmental Risk and Intervention Strategies

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Friday, March 11, 2011
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Adelphi University
University Center Room 313
Garden City Campus

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Supporting Healthy Social and Emotional Development Across the Lifespan

About the Program
Sensory integration is the organization of sensory information for use. It involves noticing the sensory event, attending to it, integrating it with what we know, deciding what to do about it, and finally doing something. We use sensory information in many ways in the course of a regular day. Whether we are eating a meal or doing a puzzle the successful completion of the task requires the integration of many different sensory systems (vision, hearing, muscle sense, smell, etc). When a child has difficulty integrating and using their senses they are thought to have “Sensory Processing Disorder” (SPD). SPD can be seen when a child does not grade their reactions to sensations, when they are unable to use sensations to guide movement, or when they have difficulty learning from their senses.

This workshop will begin with an overview of sensory integration theory. The instructor will offer a model for using diagnostic understanding to structure assessment, interpretation, planning, and intervention. Sensory contributions to both self and mutual regulation of arousal, attention, affect, and action of young children will be illustrated. Participants will learn to recognize child behaviors indicative of different types of sensory processing disorders and individual differences in sensory processing. Intervention principles with follow-up strategies and activities to assist children with different profiles will be described. Ways to help parents understand and manage their child’s unique sensory requirements within the context of their relationships, as well as strategies to help parents (and other professionals) understand sensory processing disorders will be explained. Discussions will be illustrated with case examples. (Participants are welcome to submit child cases for discussion. They must be submitted in advance to the Institute for Parenting).

About the Instructor
Marie Anzalone, Sc.D., O.T.R., F.A.O.T.A.,
is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University and a LEND faculty member at the Albert Einstein Medical School in the Bronx, NY. Dr. Anzalone is a Graduate Fellow of the Zero-to-Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, and a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has recently been named a Fulbright Scholar. Her current research focuses on mother-child interaction during play, goodness of fit between parents and children with regulatory or sensory processing disorders, and the efficacy of sensory integration intervention with children who have autism. She is the co-author of Sensory integration and Self-Regulation in Infants and Toddlers: Helping Very Young Children Interact with Their Environment.

Program Fees
Please Call for Group Rates.

  • Early Registration, extended for those registering
    before February 21, 2011 – $105.00
  • Regular registration, February 21, 2011 or later – $115.00
  • Full-time faculty member at Adelphi University – $85.00
  • Registered full-time student at Adelphi University – $55.00

Please note: If your employer is paying the fee and you cannot send the payment with your registration form, please include a letter from your employer guaranteeing payment. Payment must be received by day of the Conference.

Register and pay your program fee online.

Download the registration form (PDF 672KB) and mail along with appropriate registration fee. Please make your check payable to Adelphi University.


Who Should Attend
Early Childhood Educators, Child Care Providers, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Neonatologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Midwifes , Speech Pathologists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Obstetricians, Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, School Counselors, Child Life Specialists, Educators, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, students and others who professionally impact the lives of families and children.

Credentialing Information and Continuing Education

  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Education
  • CME
  • ASHA
  • OCFS (Office of Children and Family Services)
  • NBCC

This program has been submitted for approval for a total of 6 continuing education/training/contact hours or .6 ASHA Credits

Social work CEUs are given through the New York State Chapter of the NASW.

CASAC training hours: Program information has been submitted for approval to the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services Education and Training for credits toward recredentialing.

Nursing Contact Hours: Adelphi University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on accreditation.
Education Hours/credits: May be received at the discretion of your school. We are happy to provide any information you may need to help towards your approval.


This course is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Related area).

NBCCNBCC Credits/Hours:
Adelphi University Institute for Parenting is an approved provider of the National Board for Certified Counselors- Approved Education Providers (NBCC-ACEP).

Continuing Education Certificates:  Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the end of the conference.
*The University reserves the right to cancel this or any program due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified and full refunds will be issued.

For additional information about this program, please contact:

Marcy Safyer, LCSW-R
Linen Hall, Room 11
p - 516.877.3060
e - msafyer@adelphi.edu

The Institute for Parenting
Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

f - 516.237.8512

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