Autism from the Inside Out

Kimberly Barthel, BMR OTR

May 7 & 8, 2017 – 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

This two-day workshop will provide clinicians with enhanced evaluation and intervention skills in the sensory treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This dynamic learning opportunity will aide therapists in the fine tuning of their clinical reasoning, analysis skills and intervention methods through a variety of learning modalities. Through video analysis and live demonstrations, therapists will have the opportunity to observe and problem solve the nuances of sensory processing intervention, attachment relationship intervention and arousal based management for children with Autism. Participants must have a working knowledge of the behavioral manifestations of ASD and a beginning understanding of sensory processing theory.

Cost: $450.00 Early | $475.00 Regular
*Discounts will be given when 3 or more registration are received at the same time. 


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Product Description


Kim Barthel, BMR, OTR is an author, consultant, occupational therapist, and co-owner of Relationship Matters, a company dedicated to providing professional and personal growth workshops. Kim is a Neuro-Developmental Treatment-OT Instructor and a teacher of Sensory Processing Intervention, with post-graduate study in neuro-sciences and a range of complementary healing practices. Kim proficiently blends and bridges up to date science of connection and attachment theory with intuitive aspect of the therapeutic process pathologists.

Kim Barthel receive a speaking fee for her presentation and has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • identify 5 sensory contributions to behavioral challenges and emotional dysregulation.
  • identify 2 aspects of relationship that are used as a therapeutic tools in the treatment of autism.
  • implement 3 treatment techniques and/or sensory strategies to assist clients with autism in modulating arousal and learning self-regulation.
  • accurately synthesize 3 sensory contributions to the aspects of autism related to motor dysfunction.
  • develop a repertoire of 5-6 sensory strategies to enhance motor skills and communication skills through alteration of the environment and therapeutic intervention of the autistic client


Hotel Pennsylvania
401 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 736-5000


May 7 & 8, 2017

Sunday – May 7, 2017

8:00 am – Sensory processing and modulation

10:30 am – Break

10:45 am – Sensory Processing Challenges and the stress response in Autism.

12:00 pm – Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm – Relationship as Regulation. Relational intervention for modulation.

2:30 pm – Break

2:45 pm – Treatment Demonstration and Discussion

5:30 pm – End


Monday – May 8, 2017

8:00 am – Sensory strategies to modulate arousal

10:30 am – Break

10:45 am – Treatment Demonstration and Discussion

12:00 pm – Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm – Sensory Strategies for Perception and Movement in Function

2:30 pm – Break

2:45 pm – Videotape Analysis and Discussion

5:30 – End

Target Audience:
This course will benefit Occupational Therapists and Assistants, and Physical Therapists and Assistants and Speech Language Pathologists.

Course Level:
Introductory to Intermediate

Educational Credits:
16 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

Approved by the NJ Board of PT Examiners for 16 contact hours.  Approval #2016-1538.

Recognized by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education.   Approved for 16 contact hours.

color web&ppt TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for 1.6 CEUs. 16 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills.



This course will be offered for 1.6 ASHA CEUs (Various level, Professional area).