Marti Smith OTR/L

Thursday May 9th, 2019


8:00am –  8:30am – Registration
8:30am – 12:00pm – Presentation
12:00pm – 12:30 - Lunch - Provided
1:00 – 3:00pm – Presentation

5.5 CEU credits will be offered for Social Workers, Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, and MFTs.

Contact hours for OT's are available. Contacts Hours are recognized by the VT State Office of Professional Regulation as well as NBCOT.


$129.00 per person

All fees are due prior to the event. A 24 hour cancellation is required for a full refund. 

Group Rates Available. Please Contact for more information.


Main Street Landing 
60 Lake Steet
Burlington, VT 05401

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If you would still like to attend, please contact Kaitlyn Wainscott at (802) 658-0040 for more information.

“Transforming Trauma: How the science of Occupational Therapy informs strategies for professionals and parents.”

Marti Smith, OTR/L is a fellow with ChildTrauma Academy, TBRI Practitioner, President and CEO of Creative Therapies, co-founder of Simple Sparrow care farm in central Texas, and an occupational therapist specializing in trauma and sensory regulation. Her passion is to empower caregivers to better understand and help children from hard places. She holds additional certification in Reflex Integration, Therapeutic Listening, The Wilbarger Therapressure Protocol, Interactive Metronome, Autism, Massage Therapy, Athletic Training, and others. Upon graduation from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1996, Marti began her career in the school setting while working home health and geriatric rehab on the side. In 2008, she opened her own clinic to specialize in trauma focused care based on her work with the NMT and TBRI. She is internationally recognized for her ability to train other professionals on how to interpret sensory signals through a trauma lens and which treatment activities have the highest likelihood of success. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family, photography, long walks, and a good Netflix binge.


Course Objectives:

  • Identify how Adverse Childhood Experiences alter neurodevelopment and how various neuro-sensory dysfunctions present through child actions.
  • Practical tips to help with sleep, nutrition, activity level, and co-regulation and attachment.
Encourage compassion through identification of the why behind the undesired actions of many children

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