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Trauma Informed Approach to Sensory Processing Disorder and Arousal Regulation – Chicago Area

April 6, 2018 - April 7, 2018

| usd $495

There is a growing understanding, and accompanying clinical practice that addresses the connection between sensory processing dysfunction and trauma. When an individual cannot adequately process sensory information or traumatic experiences, the body’s natural defense mechanisms become heightened, further impacting sensory processing disorder. This two-day, hands-on course will explore, from a trauma informed perspective, the connections between sensory processing and sensory integrative difficulties. Interactive, hand-on labs, videos and case presentations will bring key concepts and treatment strategies to life in this theoretically based, yet practical workshop.

Registration includes a Gertie Ball, a Power Up Ball and a Pinky Ball.

Take an additional discount of $25 per participant for groups of 3 or more individuals enrolling simultaneously. Discount applied at checkout. 



Milestones – For Kids’ Success
2901 Finley Road; Suite 101
Downers Grove, IL 60515


Day 1: Friday, April 6, 2018, 8:30am – 4:30pm CDT
Day 2: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:30am – 4:30pm CDT
Check-in begins at 8:00am CDT on day one and day two.




Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize when patterns of defense are interfering with function and daily life.
  • Employ three body-based strategies to decrease tension patterns and regulate arousal.
  • Design three play-based strategies that support regulation, arousal, affect and social engagement.
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Continuing Ed

AOTA Approved Provider

Vital Links is an AOTA approved provider of continuing education. Participants will receive 13.0 contact hours or 1.30 AOTA CEUs for this course.

AOTA Classification Code: Client Factors, Performance Skills, & Intervention
AOTA Target Audience: Occupational Therapy
AOTA Completion Requirements: Full Attendance & Participation

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

ASHA Continuing Education Approved Provider
ASHA: This course is offered for 1.30 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level & Professional Area)

The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) has approved this course for 13.0 hours of EI credential credit in the areas of:
Atypical Development (4.0 hours), Intervention (6.75 hours) & Typical Development (2.25 hours)

***CEU Approval Pending for Social Workers through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR)

Course Materials

Each participant is asked to bring a yoga mat and gym ball (sized to allow you to sit at 90/90). Registration includes the Therapy Ball Trio (1 Gertie Ball, 1 Power Up Ball, 1 Pinky Ball), which will be provided at the course. The items will be utilized during workshop demonstrations and labs. Course handouts will be provided at the course. Please Contact Us if you have any questions.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Vital Links will make every effort to honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to written transcripts, multiple viewing attempts, and increased amount of time to complete training activities. It is a priority for Vital Links to ensure participation in all courses and activities for all individuals. Vital Links is committed to ensuring non-discrimination and to resolving any complaints related to a disability in a prompt and equitable manner.


Cancellations requesting a full refund must be in writing and received by Vital Links two weeks prior to the course; refund will not be granted after that date. Approved refunds will be issued after the final course date (minus $50 processing fee). Cancellation requests may transfer full credit towards another Vital Links course if notification is received in writing at least 7 business days prior to the start date.

Vital Links reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund in full. Registrants bears sole responsibility for transportation to course. Participants purchasing non-refund-able airfare tickets are encouraged to inquire as to course availability before final purchase. Weather or transportation difficulties are not the responsibility of Vital Links, and failure of a chosen means of transportation is not grounds for registration fee refund when course is held.

Purchase Orders

If you choose to register via Purchase Order, please attach a scanned copy of your completed and signed form to your “shopping cart” during checkout. Otherwise, you may fax the form to: 1-866-636-9720. Note: please add an administrative fee of $15.00 to each order submitted via Purchase Order.


Need to contact us by phone? call: 608-270-5424


April 6, 2018
April 7, 2018
usd $495
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Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

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Milestones – For Kids’ Success
2901 Finley Road; Suite 101
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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(630) 792-1800