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‘SI/NDT’ 3 Day Workshop Workshop facilitated by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky and Betty Paris in March 2018

‘SI/NDT’ 3 Day Workshop Workshop facilitated by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky and Betty Paris in March 2018

  • 05 Mar, 2018 to 08 Mar, 2018
  • TBC
Silversprings Hotel, Cork City

Presenter Name

Carolyn Murray-Slutsky and Betty Paris
Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS, OTR, C/NDT Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT

Target Participant Level


Speciality Tag

Intellectual Disablility, Neurology, Pediatrics

Number Of Contact Hours


Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

€450 (Standard)
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives


  • Participants will describe basic principals underlying the NDT and SI theoretical approach.
  • Participants will recognize the importance of postural control on upper and lower extremity function and will learn specific treatment techniques.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate facilitation techniques to improve upper extremity and hand function.
  • Participants will be able to make a client problem list addressing all sensory integrative, neuro-developmental, and functional issues.
  • Participants will be able to adapt treatment activities to address multiple goals which address both NDT and SI concerns.
  • Participants will be able to prioritize and combine treatment techniques in a progressive hierarchy to obtain immediate functional outcomes.
  • Gain hands-on training on how to improve NDT/ SI techniques using a variety of  equipment and supplies.
  • Learn different approaches for applying specific NDT/SI treatments.
  • Learn how to integrate NDT/SI into facility/school settings using both direct and consultative models.

Event Description

Cope Foundation will host a ‘SI/NDT’ 3 Day Workshop facilitated by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky and Betty Paris in March 2018.


The course will be held in Silversprings Hotel, Cork. It will take place on the 5th, 6th and 7th of March 2018.




This hands-on workshop will help to expand your treatment options to obtain effective functional results through a holistic, integrated NDT/SI treatment approach!  This 3-day workshop will give you hands-on experience and practical applications to help break down the barriers between NDT and SI and learn how to combine techniques to achieve results.  Using videos, case studies, and facilitation labs, the presenters will help you identify clients base problems and then focus on concrete treatment strategies. This treatment course addresses strategies for children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), sensory integrative disorders, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and a variety of neurological impairments including cerebral palsy. Participants get extensive hands-on opportunities to learn new sensory and motor control based treatment techniques. Functional carryover is emphasized with extensive experientials and training in the specialty areas of improving hand (or foot) function as well as applying techniques into the school system.

Presenter Profile

STAR Services was founded in 1999 by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT, Betty Paris, PT,M. Ed. C/NDT and Herman Slutsky, Administrative Director. Carolyn an occupational therapist and Betty a physical therapist, both certified in sensory integration and neuro developmental treatment techniques, have experience working with children and adults with sensory, learning and neurological difficulties. They have used their dual certifications and clinical work experience to develop a holistic, focused, outcome-driven approach to working with children called Dynamic Therapeutic Intervention (DTI) that helps children reach their maximum potential across multiple environments (home, school, clinic, leisure).
This integrated approach combines treatment strategies that include:

  • Sensory Integration
  • Neurodevelopment treatment strategies
  • Functional therapy
  • Communication strategies
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Myofacial release
  • Splinting
  • and more
They have published on such topics as: Autism Spectrum Disorders and intervention strategies, Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorders, Behavioral Intervention Strategies, Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior?, Developmental Delays, Neuro-developmental Treatment Strategies, Sensory Based Learning Strategies, developing hand function and more.


Cost to Attend

The expected cost will be €450 per person to include 3 day attendance with morning and evening tea/coffee and snacks with lunch also included daily.

A deposit of €200 is due by 21st July 2017 to secure a place – with spaces limited, the remaining €250 can be paid by the end of November 2017.

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