Profectum 2023 International Conference

DIR® Addresses Visual-Spatial Processing

An Overlooked Domain Impacting Function Across Developmental Pathways

Sunday, January 29 and Sunday, February 5, 2023

Visual-spatial processing is a domain unto itself. It has a dynamic role in the integration of multiple developmental pathways including movement, navigation, perception, sensation, and body scheme formation. It is also a force in the organization of symbolization, regulation, emotions, directional language, interpersonal distance, the construction of knowledge and a sense of agency and security.

This conference is an in-depth examination of this overlooked and under-addressed dimension of development in concept, implication and application to practice across disciplines and all developmental domains including, mental health, occupational and physical therapy, speech and language, education, creative arts, and developmental optometry, pediatrics, neurology, and neuroscience. ​​DIR® embraces this complexity and diversity, and offers a comprehensive but unifying theory and integrated model that promotes foundational developmental areas of functioning, takes individual neurobiological differences in sensory and motor processes into account, and promotes the power of relationships to advance developmental progress and mental health.

This is your opportunity to understand various visual-spatial and movement strengths and challenges that are often missed. Learn practical strategies to apply at home, clinic, and classroom to realize individual potential and enhance developmental outcomes.

Conference Committee: Serena Wieder, PhD, Conference Chair; Gilbert M. Foley, EdD, IMH-E, Conference Co-chair
Carrie Alvarado, PhD, OTR; Cortney Grove, MA, CCC-SLP; Mehrnaz Green, OD, FCOVD; Maureen Karwowski, OTR/L; Bari Keller, PsyD; Karen McDowell; Ricki Robinson, MD, MPH; Traci; Swink, MD; Rosemary White, OTR/L

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