*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*
Learn how our senses impact self-regulation and how can they can be used as tools to help calm or alert the brain and body. Sensorimotor strategies can be used to organize the brain and there are many ways to use them with your clients/patients beyond just sensory rooms. We will explore the 8 senses, review alerting and calming strategies within each sensory system, and review the differences between a sensory diet and sensory toolkit. This presentation will introduce sensory and sensorimotor as a therapeutic lens for working with your clients.
Stormy Hill, MD, OTR/L
Recovery Ways and Sensory Recovery, LLC
Stormy has worked for ten years in the field of mental health as occupational therapist and over twelve years in sensory processing. Her diverse background includes working in school-based settings‚ sensory integration clinics/private practices‚ hospital setting with complex medical conditions‚ mental health clinics for children‚ residential treatment centers for adolescents‚ and residential treatment centers for substance abuse rehabilitation. Stormy lectures/presents to mental health clinicians and educators at conferences, CEU events, and universities. She most recently launched an online training program for clinicians that is approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association as well as the National Association of Social Workers. A main focus for Talitha (Stormy) is to provide design and implementation of sensory rooms‚ staff training and education‚ and life skills program design for substance abuse/dual diagnosis treatment centers. She has a BA from Duke University‚ her medical doctorate from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine‚ and her MS in Occupational Therapy from University of Southern California with an emphasis in pediatrics and sensory integration.