Astronaut Training with
Astronaut Training with
Sheila Frick & Mary Kawar
A SOUND ACTIVATED VESTIBULAR-VISUAL PROTOCOL
October 24-25, 2010; Sunday ~ Monday
The SMILE (Sensory Motor Integration and Language Enrichment) Center® is proud to present a 2 day course
by Sheila Frick, OTR & Mary Kawar, OTR to SMILE Network® therapists as they teach A 2 Day Course:
Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol
Vestibular enhancement has always been central to sensory integration practice. However, the importance of
administering precise vestibular input that is integrated with specific sound and vision input is only beginning
to be acknowledged. This workshop will expand the therapist’s skills through enhanced understanding of the
developmental and neurological processes of the Vestibular-Auditory-Visual Triad. Understanding how these
three systems work together with the body’s senses creates a foundation for achieving competency in applying
specific intervention strategies, including a specific protocol taught in this workshop, Astronaut Training: A
Sound-Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol. Astronaut Training provides precise input to all five vestibular
receptors, along with auditory and visual input to create a comprehensive treatment protocol that integrates
these three sensory systems. Core activities provide opportunities for an adaptive response to sensory input,
which completes the sensorimotor neurological circuits underlying all function. Guidelines are provided for
safe, effective utilization of this protocol with clients of all ages and diagnoses.
In this workshop, you will develop an understanding of:
• The connections between the vestibular, auditory and visual systems.
• The reciprocal interaction between the Vestibular-Auditory-Visual Triad and the core postural muscles.
• The importance of providing precise input to each of the five vestibular receptors.
• Powerful new tools to expand your clinical skills, including specific activities to develop and enhance core
• How to safely and effectively administer Astronaut Training, A Sound-Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol.
Day 1: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Day 2: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
*Educational Units will be awarded via Vital Links:
Vital Links is an AOTA and ASHA approved provider of continuing education.
This two-day workshop provides 12 contact hours. 1.2 CEUs are available from AOTA and ASHA.
**Vital Links was founded in 1997 by Sheila M. Frick, OTR, to provide continuing education opportunities focused on cutting-edge
interventions. Sheila is an internationally esteemed clinician, lecturer, author, and pioneer in Occupational Therapy. She has over 20
years of clinical experience, and continues to develop innovative workshops & courses.
This workshop will be taught by Sheila Frick, OTR, and Mary Kawar, MS, OTR, who collectively have over 60
years of clinical experience in the practice of sensory integrative processing and motor control. Their creative
collaboration began 15 years ago with the discovery of a mutual passion for the vestibular system and its
profound impact on functional performance. Mary and Sheila are the authors of Astronaut Training: A Sound
Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol, the second book in the Handbooks for Innovative Practice series.
Sheila’s 2010 courses with SMILE Center:
July 2010: Listening with whole body (July 22-23) & Advanced Listening with whole body (Jan 24-25)
SMILE Center’s upcoming Courses:
September 23-25, 2010: NDT Baby Treatment course with Gail Ritchie
October 6-8, 2010: Rib-cage & upper extremities facilitation workshop with Gail Ritchie & Rona Alexander
November 18-19, 2010: Visual Processing & CVI in Children with DD by Linda Nobles
Dec 9-10, 2010: NDT for PDD/ASD with Brenda Lindsay & Gail Ritchie
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Time: Oct 24 ~ 25, Sunday ~ Monday, 2010
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Cancellations must be in writing and received by The SMILE Center two weeks prior to course; refund will not be granted after that date. Refund will be issued after
course date (minus $50 processing fee). You may transfer full registration to another SMILE Center course if you notify us two weeks in advance of workshop you are
cancelling. The SMILE Center reserves the right to cancel any course with due cause and refund in full. Participants purchasing non-refundable airfare tickets are
encouraged to inquire as to course availability before final purchase. Registrant bears sole responsibility for transportation to course. Weather or transportation
difficulties are not the responsibility of The SMILE Center, and failure of a chosen means of transportation is not grounds for registration fee refund when course is held.
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