Gifted Support Group: Sensory Integration
What is it and how does it impact development, behavior, and emotional regulation? 

Speaker: Dr. Jamie Chaves, OTD, OTR/L, SWC

Thursday, October 10th • 6:30 p.m.
540 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101

Processing sensory information pervades our lives and the lives of our children. The way in which a child integrates that information informs his/her development, regulation, and behavioral organization. We will explore the science behind sensory integration, what you as a parent can do to facilitate healthy sensory integration, and how gifted children may be impacted by sensory processing differences. 

About the Speaker

A native of Illinois, Dr. Chaves attended undergraduate at Bradley University with degrees in Health Science and Psychology. She earned her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD) at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine where she developed a practice model for the integration of occupational therapy into orphanage-like settings. In 2015 Dr. Chaves achieved certification from the CBOT in swallowing and feeding (SWC) with a focus on pediatrics. She is trained by Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) in their auditory-based multisensory program and in Dr. Stephen Porges' Safe&Sound Protocol (SSP). In 2018 Dr. Chaves became Level 1 Certified as a handwriting specialist by Learning Without Tears.