Sensory Needs, Sensory Integration and Self-Regulation in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Marie Anzalone, VCU School of Allied Health, Department of Occupational Therapy
Webcast Description: This webcast will provide a description of the sensory differences and needs often experienced by individuals with ASD. Dr. Anzalone will provide a framework for understanding individual differences in sensory based self-regulation based on sensory integration theory. A description of how sensory integration can be integrated across environments and settings to help support regulation and foster interactions in the home, school, and community will be highlighted.
Presenter Bio: Marie Anzalone, ScD, OTR, FAOTA, is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University. Marie has presented and published extensively in the area of sensory processing in infants and young children. Dr. Anzalone is a Graduate Fellow of Zero-to-Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families (she was the first occupational therapist to have received this honor), and a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has served as a consultant to the New York State Department of Education in the development of preschool service guidelines, the New York Early Intervention system in the development of practice guidelines. Her current research focuses on mother child interaction during play, goodness-of-fit between parents and children with regulatory or sensory processing disorders, and the efficacy of sensory integration intervention with children who have autism. She, along with Gordon Williamson, is the author of Sensory Integration and Self-Regulation in Infants and Toddlers: Helping Very Young Children Interact with Their Environment.