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Part 1: Sensory Modulation in Early Intervention: Birth to Five

Join Karen Hyche in this 90-minute workshop recording to better understand sensory modulation in early intervention. You will discover the three types of sensory modulation disorders and how to assess them in infants, toddlers and young children. You will learn how to use skilled observation and parent interviews to identify how sensory modulation disorder affects both the child and family’s daily function. Finally, practical strategies will be presented to address common family and day care concerns.


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Karen Lea Hyche
1 Hour 31 Minutes
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04 Sep, 2014
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Karen Lea Hyche, OTD, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with over 20 years specializing in sensory processing disorders, autism and learning disabilities. She is the owner of Hyche Center for Sensory & Motor Learning, in Jasper, Alabama, an occupational therapy clinic serving children (birth-16 years) with a variety of diagnoses including, but not limited to, developmental delays, learning disabilities, sensory processing disorder, visual-perceptual deficits, poor handwriting, feeding difficulties and autism. Dr. Hyche served as the occupational therapist in two Jasper county public schools for four years working with children from preschool through high school. She continues to serve as a consultant for the public schools, as needed. Her experience includes providing psychiatric care for children (birth-18 years) while working at a psychiatric hospital. She is a member of the Alabama Early Intervention ICC and serves as the financial chair. Dr. Hyche serves as a fieldwork instructor for the OTA program at Wallace State Community College. She is certified through Western Psychological Services for instruction and administration of the Sensory Integration Praxis Test and is an ILS service provider. Dr. Hyche is the co-author of the book entitled, Classroom Strategies for Children with ADHD, Autism & Sensory Processing Disorders (PESI, 2014).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Karen Lea Hyche is an instructor at Wallace State Community College.  She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. 

Non-financial:  Karen Lea Hyche has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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  • Summarize the three types of sensory modulation disorder (SMD)
  • Identify evaluations available for this population
  • Describe sensory strategies that are easily implemented in the home environment


Sensory Modulation Disorder Identification

  • Three types
    • Over responsive
    • Under responsive
    • Sensory seeking
  • How SMD affects daily function

Assessments for SMD in Birth-Five

  • Evaluations and assessments
  • Skilled observation
  • Developmental history

Early Intervention Part C services

  • Process
  • Individual Family Service Plan
  • Outcomes

Strategies and Techniques for Home, Daycare and Community

  • Use of music and movement
  • "Heavy work"
  • Graduated feeding techniques
  • Sensory play
  • Routines and schedules

Target Audience

Case Managers, Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals



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