PWS Occupational Therapy: Don't Miss These Conference Sessions

We’re looking forward to this year’s FPWR Family Conference, and I hope you will join me at two informative sessions with Ashley Waguespack and Jessica Boudreaux, of Sensory Solutions. 

Ashley and Jessica have more than 20 years combined experience to the field of pediatric occupational therapy. They are both certified in sensory integration and have the unique perspective of looking at children from a holistic framework.

Ashley says: In each treatment session, we are assessing and reassessing the whole child and seeing how we are best able to support the child to be successful and achieve their highest potential.

They will be doing two sessions—Motor Milestones for ages 0-2 and Sensory Solutions for Everyday Struggles which you will not want to miss!  

Their sessions will give parents and caregivers practical solutions, as well as activities and exercises we can do with our children at home.

Motor Milestones

We all know how important occupation therapy can be as an early intervention for both gross motor control and feeding! Ashley and Jessica want you to understand motor milestones and therapeutic activities that support healthy development. This session will have a question and answer which is helpful for everyone but especially families who do not receive occupations therapy yet.

This session will concentrate on:

  • Feeding
  • Fine Motor
  • Gross Motor
  • Therapeutic Activities for at home 

Sensory Solutions

You may have heard your therapist or other parents discussing sensory integration but have no idea what they are talking about!  That’s ok—this session is for you!

Ashley and Jessica will:

  • Define sensory integration.
  • Give an in-depth view of the sensory systems (proprioceptive, vestibular, and tactile).
  • Discuss importance of sensory integration (SI) therapy for children with PWS, who may have sensory processing deficits, such as dyspraxia.  
  • Discuss treatment and home program activities.


Conference Speaker Highlight- Occupational Therapy- Ashley WaguespackConference Speaker Highlight- Occupational Therapy-Jessica BoudreauxMore About Our Presenters

Ashley and Jessica believe in working together for the success of your child. Ashley says: 

Working closely with caregivers is key to a child's progress. The family's goals for their child are our goals, and we are here to guide and support the family in their needs. We have found this combination, working as a team—child, caregiver and therapist—is critical in supporting the child and family in their therapy journey.



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Melissa Demand


Melissa became involved with FPWR in 2014 after her son, Kemett, was diagnosed with PWS. That year she hosted her first One SMALL Step Walk which raised over $115,000 and earned herself the honor of hosting the FPWR conference in Austin, TX in 2015. Melissa has over 9 years of fundraising and development experience and a Masters in Social Work from The University of Texas with an emphasis on Community and Administrative Leadership. Melissa will be assisting with database management and administrative duties.