2023 SHINING LIGHT CONFERENCE
Meeting the Sensory
Needs of Young Children
9.5 CEU HOURS AVAILABLE
June 15-16, 2023
Thursday 8:00am – 3:30pm
Friday 8:00am – 12:00pm
Meeting the sensory needs of young children is essential for their development and overall well-being. Sensory experiences are critical to children’s learning and growth, and providing a rich sensory environment can help children develop their senses, build neural connections, and regulate their emotions.
By meeting the sensory needs of young children, we can support their development and help them to thrive in their learning and growth.
Two-Day Early Bird Registration
Register before April 7th
Students & LLH Parents
One and Two Day Registration
Group Discount: Register 3 people and get the 4th free
Rachel Harrington, COTA/L/AC
Owner of Sensational Brain
Rachel is a pediatric occupational therapy assistant, passionate about sensory integration, primitive reflexes, and early intervention. In October 2020, Rachel took over Sensational Brain, previously owned by Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, in which she has rebranded and expanded into new courses, products, and more!
In addition to Sensational Brain, Rachel founded The Sensory Project, which shares simple sensory strategies and tips and handmade sensory tools on Etsy. She works part-time with Harkla to create sensory-related content for parents and therapists through a podcast, courses, and more.
Gwen Wild, AOTA, CE
Administrator of Sensational Brain
Gwen is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorders. Gwen is the creator of BrainWorks sensory diet tools. Although selling the business in October 2020, she remains with Sensational Brain as the AOTA CE Administrator. She currently works as an Intensive Support Specialist for a large educational service agency.
Gwen presents to audiences nationwide on topics related to sensory modulation and self-regulation. She lives in Galesburg, Michigan, with her husband and will soon have an empty nest as her three daughters venture out on their own.