Friday, June 5, 2015

Workshop and Training with Kim Barthel, OTR/L, C/NDT

Abraham Setiyono with Kim Barthel
About Kim
Kim integrates the science of occupational therapy and neurobiology with cutting edge practice to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit. With 30 years of experience in the field of occupational therapy, Kim’s approach to serving clients is visionary and eclectic yet grounded and easy to integrate into your daily life. For more information about her, please visit:

The Workshop
The tittle of the workshop is: The Behavioral Detective, Evidence and Art. It was conducted in theUniversity of Indonesia Campus in January 3-4, 2015. One of the topic that we’ve learn in this workshop is about this question: Is it Sensory or is it Behavior?

Kim explained: both psychological processes and sensory processing are neurobioological. It’s all the same bucket of chemicals in the brain.

Sensory issues (Sensory over responsivity; Sensory Avoidant; Sensory Under-Responsive; Sensory Seeking; Sensory Defesive) influence the behavior.  Each sensory issues has different characteristic. So we have to be a Behavioral Detective that can understand which of sensory issues that the child had, and find the right Sensory Processing Intervention.