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Angela Sallerson
Name: Angela Sallerson
Role / Credential: OTR/L
Special Learning’s Designation: Panelist of ABCs of Sensory Processing Disorder: Where Do I Start?
Company Name: Imua Family Services
Company URL: https://imuafamily.org/
Ability to Contribute: Angela has a training in Sensory Processing (Sr. Ready Approach Therapist), 

Sensory Integration (Certified), NDT for children and adults (training), Feeding Disorders, Oral Motor Beckman Approach, How Does Your Engine Run, Vestibular and Proprioceptive Dysfunction in Charge Syndrome, Feeding Disorders in Charge Syndrome, How to Set Goals for Nursing Home and Home Based Therapy and many other workshops for pediatrics.

Bio: Angela Sallerson, OTR/L is a registered occupational therapist with over 44 years of experience in the field of occupational therapy. For the past 20 years, she has specialized in treating children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in various settings. As a SIPT certified Senior Ready Approach therapist, she was a protégé of Bonnie Hanschu, creator of the Ready Approach, a highly effective methodology that incorporates sensory strategies throughout the day in a natural environment. In her role as a sensory processing expert for Imua Family Services in Maui, HR, she helps children 3 to 6 with behavioral difficulties which impact their educational progress. Research indicates up to 16% of school aged children may be affected by this disorder. In children with autism, the rate of prevalence range from 75% to 90%. Bonnie has devoted her life to learning how to help children with Autism overcome this challenge so that they can achieve fulfilling lives.

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Parent Waitlist Program


November 02, 2023 | 12pm-1pm PDT

Journey to Independence

Community-based program designed to support families on waitlist

Being an RBT for me was extremely fun because where were you going to find a place where you can be completely silly without having to worry what people thought about you? This was the only job that made me feel like I could make a dramatic difference while being myself.

I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

Change and progress was the ultimate goal for our kiddos. The early intervention program was seriously only a miracle because I saw changes in the kiddos that from day one, you wouldn’t even recognize who they were.

Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

My favorite was when the parents would tell us what amazing progress they were making at home. I used to tear up and felt for these parents so much because it was already difficult for them and now, they can trust and rely on ABA and the therapists knowing their goal was ours.

By Emma Rogers, BA, RBT

Mother Child
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