My second book, with a more specific application of the Sensory Modulation Program for working with people in dementia care, is now available for pre-order. I hope you find it to be a helpful resource! Sensory Modulation in Dementia Care: Assessment and Activities for Sensory-Enriched Care Understand and assess the sensory needs of people with dementia, and learn how to implement sensory modulation-based approaches for enriched care. Drawing on my Sensory Modulation Program, this approach aids with self-organization and meaningful participation in life activities. Explaining sensory-processing issues specific to older populations, this book provides a downloadable assessment tool to help review individual sensory-processing patterns. It includes a range of sensory-based activities which can be carried out with people at all stages of dementia, both with individuals and in groups. The book also provides recommendations for modifying physical environments to make care settings sensory-enriched.
Happy to announce that Pearson Australia (publisher of my first book) has made it available as an e-book for easy purchase from anywhere in the world! Sensory Modulation & Environment:Essential Elements of Occupation
The 2008 Commissioner's Distinguished Service Award & A State Senate Citation Cooley Dickinson Hospital Media Release - May 21, 2008 BOSTON, Mass. - On May 6, 2008 Tina Champagne, occupational therapy and counselor staff supervisor at Cooley Dickinson Hospital was awarded the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) Commissioner's Distinguished Service Award for Reducing and Eliminating Restraint and Seclusion . She also received a second award, a Senate citation, for her local, state-wide and national advocacy and innovative work in these areas. At the award ceremony at the State House in Boston, Commissioner Barbara Leadholm praised Champagne for her, "dedication in reducing restraint and seclusion locally and nationally, developing promising alternatives, such as, sensory rooms. Your body of work preventing restraint and seclusion has crossed local borders and informed many states and organizations of the latest research, helping to make Massachusetts a national and international hub [...]
WFCR 88.5 & NPR: News & Music for Western New England May 27, 2008: Interview with Tina Champagne after receiving the 2008 Commissioner’s Distinguished Service Award & a MA State Senate Citation