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Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Early Intervention Specialists, Special Education Teachers and Administrators, Mental Health and Somatic Experience Professionals, MDs, Nurses, EMTs, DCs, ODs, Massage Therapists, Social Workers, Parents, Dentists, Intervention Teams, Respiratory Therapists, Sleep Specialists, CranioFacial Surgeons, and related professionals, to name a few.


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Visual Processing in the Brain: An Introduction for Healthcare Providers
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Applying Effective Sensory Diets for Children with SPD
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Clinical Assessment & Practical Interventions for Praxis: From Ideation to Execution
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Emotion to Motion: Firing and Wiring Productive Relationships Between Senses, Motor Skills, and Function
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Sensory Processing Disorder and the Trauma Continuum
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From Sensory Processing to Executive Functioning
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From Eyesight to Insight: Visual/Vestibular Assessment & Treatment
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Gravity and Movement Challenged: the Sensory-Motor-Vestibular Triad
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The 33rd Symposium on Intervention
for Persons with Special Needs
Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10, 2013
Minneapolis Airport Marriott Hotel
Bloomington, MN

Thank you to everyone who attended, taught, and assisted with this year's symposium. All four days were packed with wonderful workshops and fantastic experiences.
We have posted photos and video from the event on our
Facebook page.
Symposium Prize Winners
Jessica Naiberg won a FREE One Day Registration
for the 2014 Symposium!

Barb McColgan won a FREE Two Day Registration
for the 2014 Symposium!

Congratulations to our FREE Registration winners and we look forward to seeing you at our 34th Symposium in 2014!

Signing up for prize drawings
We gave away over 30 prize packages and other special items at this year's symposium!  
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Session A: March 7-8, 2013 (Thursday - Friday)
Brain Gym ® 101 - Day 2 & 3

Cindy Goldade, MEd
16 Contact Hours - Intro Level
Session B: March 7-8, 2013 (Thursday - Friday)
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
Professional Skills 1

Michael DeMolina, MS, LPC, ACAP-EFT
12 Contact Hours - Intro Level
Session C:
March 7-8, 2013 (Thursday - Friday)

From Eyesight to Insight: Visual/Vestibular Assessment & Treatment

Carl Hillier, OD, FCOVD & Mary Kawar, MS, OT/L
12.5 Contact Hours - Intermediate Level

This course is offered for 1.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Related Area)

Session D:
March 8, 2013 (Friday)

Practical Assessment and Treatment of Torticollis
Anne Pleva, PT, PCS
7 Contact Hours - Intro/Intermediate Level
Session E: March 8-9, 2013 (Friday - Saturday)
Sensory Processing Disorders: The Next Step (Advanced Treatment Techniques)

Jessica Hunt, OTR/L
14 Contact Hours - Intermediate Level

This course is offered for 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Related Area)

Session F:
March 8, 2013 (Friday Evening)

Preventing Medical Trauma in Children and Adults

Ana do Valle, OTR, SEP
1.5 Contact Hours - Intermediate Level

This course is offered for .15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Related Area)
Session G: March 9-10, 2013 (Saturday - Sunday)
Brain Gym 201 - Optimal Brain Organization (OBO)
Cindy Goldade, MEd
16 Contact Hours - Intermediate Level
Session H: March 9-10, 2013 (Saturday - Sunday)
From Processing to Perception: The Foundations of Problem Solving
Lindy Joffe, MS, OTR/L & Rita Montez, MS, OTR/L
13 Contact Hours - Intermediate Level
Session I: March 9-10, 2013 (Saturday - Sunday)
Integrating NDT and Sensory Strategies in Pediatric Practice
Christine Cayo, OTR, C/NDT and Anne Pleva, PT, PCS
13.5 Contact Hours - Intermediate Level
Session J: March 9-10, 2013 (Saturday - Sunday)
The Sensory World of a Child, Attachment and Trauma: How to Best Promote Resilience and a Secure Attachment

Ana do Valle, OTR, SEP
12 Contact Hours -Intermediate Level

This course is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Related Area)
Session K: March 9, 2013 (Saturday Evening)
Restoring Breathing, Restoring Sleep...Restores Vitality!

Lois Laynee, PhD
2 Contact Hours - Intro Level

This course is offered for .2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Related Area)
Session L: March 10, 2013 (Sunday)
Restoring Breathing and Sleep thru Movement: A Gentle Approach for Autonomic Self-Regulation

Lois Laynee, PhD
6.5 Contact Hours - Intro Level

This course is offered for .65 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Related Area)

PDP Credentials
Professional Development Programs is an approved provider of Continuing Education by the following associations (more credentials can be seen on our About Us page):

AOTA Continuing Education approved provider logo

The following symposium sessions have been approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy (MN Category 1 course approval # 5701):
Sessions: A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L

State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor
License No. 216.000200


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Visit our 2012 symposium page for a recap of that year's events.

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