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Date: 18 July 2020 - 18 July 2020


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Pediatrics SIG:
Fostering Trauma Sensitive Practice in Occupational Therapy for Singapore’s Children and Youth 

This 90-minute online session is intended to expand awareness of the presence of trauma as a component of challenging behaviour, learning difficulties and mental health issues. 

Different forms of trauma contribute to a wide variety of behavioural outcomes: developmental trauma, shock, experiential trauma, collective trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Children with developmental disabilities who receive occupational therapy often experience trauma in addition to their neuro-developmental underpinnings. An exploration of observable manifestations of this co-morbidity will be explored with a wide OT lens.


1) What is trauma-informed practice and what does that look like in OT practice?  

2) Impact of current landscape on trauma-informed practice

3) Sharing of some case examples on trauma-informed practice in the field of paediatrics 

4) Learn about resources we can tap into in order for us to be better informed with trauma-informed practice


About Kim Barthel: 

Kim Barthel is a much-loved occupational therapist, speaker, multi-disciplinary teacher and author from Canada. Her special interests over 37 years of practice include mental health, sensory processing, attachment, NDT, trauma-informed practice and supporting individuals and organizations with complex behaviour. She is known for blending cutting-edge developments in neuroscience with the art of compassionate inquiry. In 2019 Kim was honoured to be the recipient of the “Award of Merit” from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Her mission is to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit. 

SIG Details: 

Date: 18th July 2020 (Saturday) 

Time: 9.30am to 11am (Please be punctual – 9.15am for registration) 

Venue: Online via Zoom 

Fees: Free for SAOT members, $20 for non-SAOT members
Speaker: Kim Barthel, Occupational Therapist 

Registration will close on 8 July 2020

Please note that the meeting ID and password will be provided for registered participants only. 


To ensure we have sufficient time to address your questions during the workshop, kindly put your questions for the speaker in the google form when you sign up.


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