Massage Therapists can provide hands on work to individuals on the autism spectrum. The current autism prevalence is 1 in 36 children. To effectively work with those affected by autism, you need to understand the unique and varied presentations.
This course will provide; education about autism and tools for effective therapy: education on how different touch modalities address sensory systems in the body, how understandings an individual’s particular presentation of their disability can lead to successful and beneficial therapy sessions, tools for preparing the therapy environment and examples of pertinent additional health intake questions will be shared.
The course will also cover neuroanatomy and the differences between a neurotypically developed brain and the brain of a child with autism. Learning and understanding autism, its characteristics, and how SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder) impacts the individual will prepare the massage therapist for success when working with this clientele. The course instructor will use her extensive background working with this population both personally and professionally and will combine storytelling with role playing and group activities to aid instruction.
Presented by Tami Goldstein, CST-D, WLMT, BCTMB
9 CEs for LMTs
$250 per person – Registration & payment received by Friday October 25.
Late registration fee after Friday, October 25 if space allows = $275.
Registration fees includes textbook