STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder Announces the 22nd International 3S Symposium in Bethesda, Maryland

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STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) will be hosting the 22nd International 3S Symposium for parents and professionals November 15-16, 2019 in Bethesda, Maryland.

DENVER, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) will be hosting the

22nd International 3S Symposium for parents and professionals November 15-16, 2019 in Bethesda, Maryland. This year's theme is Sense + SenseABILITY, featuring presentations exploring the primary role of sensory processing and sensory motor integration and how these play an essential role in everything that we do. Registration for the 3S Symposium and Pre-Symposium Workshops is now open with SUPER Early-Bird Pricing through April 12 for the best 3S Symposium deal of the year.

Speakers from across a variety of disciplines will dive into the theoretical framework of sensory processing and the sensory motor experience. The 3S Symposium speaker lineup includes cutting edge professionals, Kim Barthel, OTR/L, Christophe Lopez, PhD, Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Shelley Mannell, PT. Presentations will explore the impact of concepts of sensation on 'sense of self' and self-agency. Conference participants will discover how these topics both positively affect the individual's relationships within the family and the community, as well as positively grow the individual's physical capacities to interact in the world.

Pre-Symposium events will take place on November 14, 2019 with a Professional Pre-Symposium Workshop titled Moving Beyond: What's Next After One-to-One Intervention. STAR Institute has teamed up with local community partners, Sensational Kids Therapy and Occupational Therapy Consulting, for this year's Pre-Symposium Parent Workshop. This workshop, presented by local experts, is designed to help empower and enlighten parents and families living with sensory processing challenges through small group discussions, parent-to-parent networking and an expert panel Q & A. Continental breakfast, snacks and beverages are included with each registration.

For the first year ever, the 2019 3S Symposium is also available to watch via livestream with recordings accessible online through SPD University for later viewing. In addition, the Pre-Symposium Parent Workshop is also available to livestream from anywhere in the world with internet access.

Many highly anticipated activities will be held throughout the two-day event, including exhibitors showcasing the newest and most advanced sensory solutions and the opportunity to network with other clinical experts. STAR Institute's professional networking lunch also provides clinical experts and providers the option to meet with one another and discuss sensory related topics.

"It's incredibly exciting to see STAR Institute going back to our roots," says Dr. Lucy Jane Miller Ph.D., OTR, Founder of STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder. "Our 22nd International Symposium is going to explore, in depth, what got us here in the first place; how foundational sensory processing is to human function."

The symposium is open to occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, educators, medical professionals, mental health care providers, researchers, parents, self-advocates and anyone interested in learning more about sensory processing challenges. Registration for the event is now open.

Sensory processing (originally called "sensory integration dysfunction" or SID) refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Whether an individual is biting into a sandwich, riding a bicycle, or reading a book, the successful completion of the activity requires accurate processing of sensation.

Sensory processing challenges exist when sensory signals are either not detected or don't get organized into appropriate responses. Individuals with sensory processing challenges find it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure, and many other problems may impact those who do not have effective evaluation and treatment.

Learn more about the 3S Symposium here!

About STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder: STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder, a Colorado 501(c)(3), is the world leader in treatment, research, and education for sensory processing challenges, a neurological condition that disrupts the daily lives of more than 4 million Americans. STAR Institute is the premier treatment center for children, youth, adults, and families living with sensory processing challenges, feeding disorders, and other sensory conditions associated with ADHD, autism, and other developmental disorders. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, founder of STAR Institute, is widely recognized as the leader in sensory processing research worldwide. For more information about the Greenwood Village, Colorado clinic, visit or call 303-221-7827.



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