Playtime builds the foundation for learning through exploration and sensorimotor development. At this critical time of development, from ages 0-5, a child develops an understanding of their body, the world outside of them, and the impact they can have on the world. This presentation will give you the tools and strategies to support motor planning/praxis development for learning and independence.
Cassandra Andrade, MS, OTR/L has focused her career in pediatrics since 2010. She has worked closely with families and children in various clinics and school settings helping to evaluate and effectively treat children with sensory processing disorders. Currently, she is the Social Media Coordinator at Sensational Achievements where she provides individualized sensory integrative treatment and consultative services to support classroom success. She also specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with praxis and functional vision deficits.Aubrey Schmalle, SIPT, OTR/L is the owner of Sensational Achievements, a private pediatric clinic in Stamford, CT. She has been specializing in evaluating and treating sensory processing disorders since 2005 in children from toddlers through young adults. Additionally, she consults with the Board of Education and local private schools on best practice intervention and support strategies for children with sensory processing disorders and specific learning disabilities such as dysgraphia, executive function, and praxis deficits.