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2nd EDITION - now available

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We want to introduce you to our exciting book, Autism Interventions: Exploring the Spectrum of Autism, second edition. It is an easy-to-read compilation of treatment strategies, research and evidence.  There is nothing on the market that comes close to the information within! This is book serves the needs of many different groups: a clinical reference for teachers, therapists and anyone working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder; a supplementary text for those in occupational, physical and speech therapy programs; behavioral intervention; and psychology majors; and guidance for parents and loved ones raising a child with ASD.  The seventeen chapters are authored by world leaders in the fields of occupational therapy, research, behavioral specialists, speech language pathologists, physical therapy and educational specialists.

The editors, an occupational and physical therapist, in collaboration with specialists across the spectrum of interventions, offer practical, holistic, dynamic and effective intervention strategies.  They have included descriptions of functional and sensory-based problems and techniques for engaging and skillfully addressing deficits in postural control, muscle strength, coordination, motor planning, sensory processing, communication, education and behavior.  Numerous photographs are used to illustrate what you should look for and what the intervention should involve!

It is a “must have” for anyone seeking to understand the complexities of Autism Spectrum Disorders and learn practical, effective, easy-to-use intervention strategies that are based on current research.

Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS, OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA

Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT

STAR Services, (State of The Art Resource Services Inc.), is a company dedicated to providing high quality educational and consultative services.  We specialize in a holistic, focused, outcome driven approach called Dynamic Therapeutic Intervention (DTI). We provide workshops, educational materials, and consultative services to therapists, professionals and parents to improve functional and educational performance of children.  Our goal is to help children and their families thrive.

Conferences Presented - See all presented - click here

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) National Conference presenters 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009,2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (averaging over 300 attendees each session)

Sensory Integration Network of the UK and Ireland, 2004 - 2015, 2017

Health Service Executive (HSE), Mayo, Ireland 2017

American Occupational Therapy Association, national instructors in the areas of intervention strategies for Autism and PDD, Sensory Integration and Neuro-Developmental Techniques, 1994-1999

Clinical Education Center , (AHP Unit), Belfast, Northern Ireland 2016

AOTA - Autism Specialty Conference 2016

Sensory Processing Foundation Symposiums (SPD Foundation) 2011, 2013

Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) - 2011

Plenary Speakers for the World Wide Sensory Integration Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 2003

Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) - 2011

Courage Center, Minneapolis, MN , 4 Days ASD and Is It Sensory or Behavior - 2011

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
                                                                                         and more

                      School System Trainings -  See all presented - click here

Florida Department of Education: 
Pinellas County Schools
Broward County School System
FDLRS Weekend with The Experts
Hillsborough County School System, 1998.
Regional Weekend with the Experts.
Nova Southeastern University School; Parents Conference on Autism
Miami-Dade School System
Region 10, Education service Center, Richardson
Region 4 Education Service Center, Houston
Texas School System; Dallas, Lubbock
Elim Christian School
Easter Seals- DuPage
Tazwell-Mason County Special Education Assoc.

Ohio School Districts: 
Toledo, Ohio- Springfield School District
Canton, Ohio- Lincoln Way- Special Education Regional Resource Center
California School Districts-Orange County School District, 2006.

Massachusetts Schools- Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Mental Retardation
Kentucky Public Schools:   Fayette County Public Schools
North Carolina; New Hanover County Schools, Special Education

Arkansas:  Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Hawaii School System
New York:
Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) 
Monroe Co. Greece School

Washington State: Renton School District
United Cerebral Palsy, Tampa, FL
Central Agency for Jewish Education, Miami, FL
Kansas School System:- Seventh Annual School Based therapy Conference

North Dakota – Anne Carlsen Center for Children

Canada: Toronto District School Board

DTI was developed by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky and Betty Paris and encompasses focused, outcome driven treatment strategies aimed at helping children quickly maximize their skill levels.

Their holistic approach integrates treatment strategies that are traditionally used in isolation such as; sensory integration, behavioral strategies, neuro-developmental treatment, cognitive strategies, functional therapy, communication and more.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      STAR Services
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