My day with Carol Kranowitz!
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|Wed, 11-03-2004 - 1:10pm|
What a day! Carol is delightful & I was lucky enough to have about 15 min' of her exclusive time since they had a 'meet the speaker' moments. Yippee! (You can bet that I held my pee so I could be first in line!!)...
Carol did roughly three hours of overview of the Young Out of Sync Child at Home & School. She shared with us a myriad of games, songs & activites that kids with SPD could benefit from -- with Metronome techniques to Music led games (with CD recommendations that have 'slower' beats for our kids with slower processing issues)
If any of you want the names of these CD's & games that go with the songs, please feel free to ask!
A couple of things we played were the Paper Plate Dance, to "Rondo" with Mozart Effect 1 -- which worked on Following, leading, Auditory & visual skills
Metronome Code -- which led to 'beat' awareness, fine-motor & gross-motor skills & reading.
Wow! Sooo many more ideas to share -- I have this list that I'm going to scan, Rachel if you'd like this e-mailed I'd be more than happy!
Carol was very engaging & enjoyable, but I have to be honest, I LOVED the OT that did the 2nd half of the day from Toronto!
She actually broke it down & showed us how a child processes every piece of information, and where things for our kids can 'go wrong'..
I personally learned that my Madison often gets stuck in the limbic part of her system, and has a 'fright' response therefore shuts down.
I learned that because of the current research led by Lucy Miller, the DX of SPD will up & coming be in the DSM-5 at some point! (When? Not fast enough for my 1st grader)
I have a 'tick-off' style checklist for Maddy's teacher to mark everyday to communicate with her on a regular basis.
There was an answer/question period which was interesting to see..
one very big & popular ?? seemed to be, 'how can I differentiate where SPD ends, and my child's behavior begins?".. Paula recommended a book, "The Explosive Child" when you have a very inflexible child who tend to need predictability & she said that it has techniques that can be very useful for