Milestones Open Invitation: Speaker Series & Professional Development Day
FREE OF CHARGE and OUTSIDE ATTENDEES WELCOME!
This presentation will discuss the importance of using our bodies and sensory systems to support self-regulation, attention, and learning. By understanding how the body and brain process information, we can better support behavior and develop the appropriate tools and strategies in and out of the classroom for students and teachers.
Speaker: Melanie Salort, OTR/L
Melanie Salort is a licensed and certified occupational therapist who has spent most of her career with children and their families in both a clinical and teaching capacity. Her particular interest in sensory processing led her to completing WPS’s Comprehensive Program in Sensory Integration and becoming certified in the Sensory Integration Praxis Test. Since 2003, she has worked at OTA The Koomar Center.
In addition to her work in sensory processing, Melanie has become a certified provider in various listening therapies including: Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), The Listening Program, and Therapeutic Listening. She has also completed Level 1 and 2 of craniosacral therapy, Mary Kawar’s Astronaut Training, and reflex integration.
One of Melanie’s areas of interest includes picky and restrictive eaters, which motivated her to attend various courses and use models such as the MORE approach and the SOS model. Most recently, she has completed the fellowship program, Infant Parent Mental Health through UMASS Boston, expanding her knowledge and clinical application toward supporting the parent-child relationship.