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12/9/2017 to 12/10/2017
When: December 9-10, 2017
8:30 AM
Where: SPOT Children’s Interdisciplinary Centre
1021-25, One Island South
Wong Chuk Hang
Hong Kong
Contact: Caraly Walker
(303) 865-7637

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A totally unique opportunity to learn about the STAR PROCESS – a treatment model for Sensory Processing Disorder. Come and learn about specific treatment for children with sensory issues that is guided by the specific subtype of Sensory Processing Disorder the child manifests.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand and describe foundations of sensory processing functions and Sensory Processing Disorder.
  • Understand SPD subtypes and implications for function.
    • Sensory Modulation Disorders
    • Sensory Discrimination Disorders
    • Sensory-Based Motor Disorders
  • Discuss the seven primary principles of the STAR PROCESS
  • Discuss the interplay of sensory processing development and functional emotional capacity
  • Discuss SPD as standalone and as a co-morbidity with ASD / ADHD / Anxiety
  • Identify issues associated with  sensory processing disorder in various environments (home, school, community) and how they contribute clients’ presenting problems across the lifespan.

Who should attend

Occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, special education teachers, and other individuals seeking a better understanding of Sensory Processing Disorder.


Virginia Spielmann
Associate Director, STAR Institute

Virginia is a well-travelled speaker, coach and educator on topics including sensory integration, DIR/FloortimeTM, child development and infant mental health. She has conducted trainings in Kenya, Australia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and the USA and leads workshops at international conferences.

Virginia is a founder and former Clinical Director of SPOT (Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy) Interdisciplinary Children's Therapy Center in Hong Kong, where she led a large and widely respected inter-disciplinary team.

Virginia obtained her BSc in Occupational Therapy in Oxford England (2002), and is a registered Occupational Therapist in Hong Kong. She is part of the Interdisciplinary Council for Development and Learning (ICDL) and has earned a position as a Training Leader and Expert DIR/Floortime provider and parent coach. Her extensive pediatric experience includes children on the autism spectrum, as well as those with Sensory Processing Disorder, infant mental health issues, children from adopted families and those who have experienced developmental trauma.

Virginia has considerable post-graduate training, she is certified on the SIPT and is currently completing her Ph.D. in Infant and Early Childhood Development with an emphasis on mental health, with Fielding Graduate University, in Santa Barbara.


Day One - December 9, 2017

8:30 am –8:45 am             Registration
8:45 am – 9:45 am             Overview and Introduction to Subtypes of SPD
9:45 am – 10:00 am             Break
10:00 am – 10:30 am             Sensory Modulation Disorders
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm             Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm             Sensory Based Motor Disorders – Postural Disorder
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm             Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm             Sensory Based Motor Disorders – Dyspraxia

Day Two - December 10, 2017


8:30 am –8:45 am Registration
8:45 am – 9:30 am Review of SPD Subtypes
9:30am – 10:30 am Sensory Discrimination Disorders
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break
11:00 am – 12:30 am The STAR PROCESS Treatment Model
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Treatment Principles of the STAR PROCESS
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Case Studies using the STAR PROCESS                




$260 per person (USD)


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by November 17, 2017 may receive a full refund.

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than November 17, 2017 to receive a refund minus $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after November 17, 2017.

After November 17, 2017, registrations may be substituted or deferred to a future STAR Institute program. Staff must be notified of substitutions at least 24 hours before the start of the event. Registrations cancelled due to a family emergency, other unexpected event or illness will be deferred to a future STAR Institute program or online course(s).


STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder is an AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

AOTA continuing education credit awarded: 10 hours (1.0 CEUs)


Please email education@spdstar.org prior to or within 2 weeks of the course to request a CEU certificate.

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