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King of Swings Workshop
Sunday, June 28, 2020, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
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Alex Lopiccolo: The King Of Swings Hands On Sensorimotor Workshop   

**Spots are limited***


TNOTA members- $150

non-members- $190

Description: Alex offers practical ideas using suspension and non-suspension equipment to implement treatment interventions in the clinic, at school or at home. Hands on interventions to support breath, coordination, timing, balance, strength will be presented. Modifications, adaptions and grading of activities will be addressed to support best possible outcomes. Ideas for better engagement of the child will be addressed as well as discussion of ways to facilitate "play" for a stronger therapist-child relationship. This dynamic workshop will support participants through hands on learning as they experience the activities in their own bodies. Lastly, Alex will discuss how to create their own sensory equipment at a minimal cost.

By the end of the workshop learners will be able to:  

Understand the importance of vestibular, proprioceptive, and tactile integration as it relates to postural development, balance and physical development.

Participate in and generate ideas & activities that support sensory development.

Create effective sensory diets using DIY equipment, sensory tools, home sensory gyms and minimal equipment that can be implemented in home and at school.

Identify ways to grade up/down, adapt, modify and motivate children for success oriented activities.


Alex Lopiccolo a/k/a Mr. Alex is an experienced Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Consultant. Alex is well known as The King of Swings. When he is not treating as a full time Sensory Integration Therapy practitioner he travels around the world sharing his knowledge of sensorimotor therapy with OT's and students at pediatric clinics and universities. Alex also works with the leading Sensory Therapy company, Southpaw Enterprises on different swing inventions. He especially enjoys designing and installing home sensory gyms to help his young clients at home.

Growing up in Michigan, Alex struggled with Sensory Processing Disorder himself. The strategies that he developed, along with a strong calling to help others, inspired the fun and therapeutic approach he has been using with his clients for over eight years.

Alex, his wife, and two children live in Gig Harbor, after relocating from Edmonds and Denver. His favorite activities are spending time with his family, disc golf, canicross with his dog Optimus Prime, running barefoot, inventing sensory therapy equipment, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.


Sunday, June 28, 2020

9am-5pm central

(please arrive 15 minutes early for registration)



Foundations for Growing

3351 Aspen Grove Drive, Suite 350

Franklin, TN 37067


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