Professional Development

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES ASSOCIATED WITH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE KING OF SWINGS WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER, 2020. 

 OT Learners are proud to announce that we are hosting Mr Alex Lopiccolo, the “King of Swings” in Australia in 2020 for two jam-packed courses on Hands-on Sensory motor interventions. Alex will conduct a course in Sydney on 19th and 20th November followed by Melbourne on 22nd and 23rd November, 2020. The courses will be held at We Rock the Spectrum venues – sensory-safe gyms full of specialised sensory equipment designed by Occupational Therapists

About Alex

Growing up in Michigan, Alex always knew he had a strong calling for helping others. While struggling with Sensory Processing Disorder himself, he knew that he wanted to help others dealing with the same obstacles he was facing everyday. Not knowing what Sensory Processing Disorder was back then, Alex became his own therapist by exploring Sensory Integration inspired therapeutic activities. It was natural for him to not only help himself but also his friends and family. At a very young age Alex knew he would help people improve their quality of life while making it fun and therapeutic, and that is exactly what he is doing today!

Alex travels the world educating therapists on sensorimotor interventions. He also designs home sensory gyms world-wide and facilitates 1:1 Occupational therapy treatment sessions with clients in his hometown of Gig Harbor, Washington.

About the course

Alex offers practical ideas using suspension and non-suspension equipment to implement treatment interventions in the clinic, at school or at home. Hands on interventions to support breath, coordination, timing, balance, strength will be presented. Modifications, adaptions and grading of activities will be addressed to support best possible outcomes. Ideas for better engagement of the child will be addressed as well as discussion of ways to facilitate “play” for a stronger therapist-child relationship. This dynamic workshop will support participants through hands on learning as they experience the activities in their own bodies. Lastly, Alex will discuss how to create their own sensory equipment at a minimal cost.

By the end of the workshop learners will be able to:

    • Understand the importance of vestibular, proprioceptive, and tactile integration as it relates to postural development, balance and physical development.
    • Participate in and generate ideas & activities that support sensory development.
    • Create effective sensory diets using DIY equipment, sensory tools, home sensory gyms and minimal equipment that can be implemented in home and at school.
    • Identify ways to grade up/down, adapt, modify and motivate children for success oriented activities. 

Testimonials

“Alex Lopiccolo was amazing at Sensory Solutions. Truly blessed I was able to attend and learn from the best. I have so many new ideas to try with my son, kiddos I see and in the classroom”

“So glad to be able to share some powerful sensory integration therapy interventions during the King of Swings webinar with the OTs in Brazil. Thank you for the 100% engagement and participation today”

“By far one of the best workshops I’ve been to!”

“If you are looking for one of the best sensory courses around that is full of take away, practical treatment strategies, consider #KingofSwings. Alex Lopiccolo rocks!!”

“Terrific ideas, Alex!! The King of Swings has amazing creative ideas for motor activities that challenge a child’s praxis skills and provide intense sensory input!”

Dates –                9.00am – 4.30pm – 19th and 20th November 2020, Sydney  

                             9.00am – 4.30pm – 22nd and 23rd November 2020, Melbourne

Locations –         Sydney – We Rock the Spectrum, Wetherill Park NSW

                             Melbourne – We Rock the Spectrum, Preston, VIC

Cost –  $750 incl GST

Limited places available. Secure your spot today. Book now.

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