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Practical Sense in Sensory Integration: Part I – Putting the Pieces Together – Long Island – April 9 & 10, 2019

Julia Harper, PhD, MS, OTR/L

April 9 & 10, 2019
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

This course teaches practical applications of specific evaluation and treatment techniques for the treatment of modulation dysfunction and includes useful information and specific interventions to target the source of the difficulties. This course will give participants the tools to treat a wide range of students with sensory processing challenges, including children with autistic spectrum disorders (Autism, PDD, Asperger’s), ADD/ADHD and the lower functioning children that are difficult to reach because of behavioral issues and overt sensory processing deficits. We will also address children in a typical educational setting who exhibit sensory seeking and avoiding behaviors. Learn to identify the systems at play and evaluate the reasons for the behaviors that are causing functional difficulties in order to treat the problem from the cause to reduce behaviors that get in the way of function. For the intermediate-level therapist.

Cost: $460.00 Early | $485.00 Regular
*Discounts will be given when 3 or more registration are received at the same time. Use code group3

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Dr. Julia Harper is leading an effort to improve the quality and accessibility of therapeutic treatments for children with developmental disabilities. As the Clinical Director and President of TheraPeeds, Julia oversees all treatment interventions at the center. Julia brings a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience to helping parents, therapists and children.

Julia is nationally recognized for her work helping children with Sensory Processing Disorders and their families, and is committed to ensuring that therapists and parents have a greater understanding of the neurological issues faced by children diagnosed with developmental disabilities such as Autism, AD/HD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia and other developmental disabilities. Dr. Harper personally mentors therapists, treats children, provides consultations and conducts seminars throughout the 50 United States and internationally.

Julia has practiced as a pediatric occupational therapist since receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, in 1993. Julia also holds a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy, and a Philosophy Doctorate in Psychology. In addition, Dr. Harper holds several advanced certifications in pediatric treatments, including a SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) certification from Sensory Integration International and INPP (Primitive Reflex Stimulation and Integration Program) certification from the Institute for Neurophysiological Psychology in Chester, United Kingdom. She was an Adjunct Professor in the OTA Program at LaGuardia College and holds a music degree from the Royal Academy of Music, which she applies to her work in Sensory Integration.

Dr. Harper receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the neurological process as well as the theories of neuroscience that govern Sensory Integration treatment.
  2. Identify the indicators of a modulation dysfunction, using clinical observation skills, and indicate how these indicators affect their specific discipline.
  3. Demonstrate the use of specific manual treatment approaches to address sensory integration dysfunction.
  4. Identify appropriate sensory-based home and classroom strategies to promote ease and efficiency in carry-over of treatment strategies for parents and teachers.


Long Island, NY:
8 Spruce Street
Cedarhurst, NY  11516


April 9 & 10, 2019

        Day One
Time Activity
8:00 am Welcome and Overview of SI

Discussion of the factors influencing poor sensory processing, including diet, genetics and sleep.

9:30 am Morning Break
9:45 am Modulation: How Does it Occur?

An overview of the process of sensory integration and current neuroscience theories, the practical implementation of these theories and their treatment integration.

11:30 am Lunch Break
12:30 pm Modulation Dysfunction: Treatment Implications

Learn to recognize modulation dysfunction and its specific impact on each discipline.

2:15 pm Afternoon Break
2:30 pm Treatment Strategies for Modulation Dysfunction

Learn specific hands-on interventions to treat individuals with modulation dysfunction.

4:30 pm End of Day One


 Day Two
Time Activity
8:00 am Treatment Session: The Child with Modulation Dysfunction

Observe the treatment strategies discussed in the course as they are applied with a child with modulation dysfunction, and participate in active clinical reasoning of the treatment session.

9:30 am Morning Break
9:45 am Sensory Diet

Learn how to design specific strategies for use at home and school, to increase carryover and functional skills for modulation and self-regulation dysfunctions.

11:30 am Lunch Break
12:30 pm Sensory Diet and Case Studies

Diagnose and write discipline specific goals and treatment plans as well as well as design sensory diets specific to their treatment

2:15 pm Afternoon Break
2:30 pm Sensory Sleuths

Video case study and interactive group discussion. Therapist will observe and detect sensory dysfunction and then determine appropriate treatment strategies to address specific needs.

4:30 pm End of Day Two


Target Audience:
Occupational and Physical Therapists who are interested in learning PRACTICAL, hands-on, specific techniques focusing on the recognition and treatment of sensory modulation disorders. These strategies will increase your clients’ ability to focus and learn and improve their skill acquisition, resulting in notable functional outcomes in your treatment sessions. Special Educators and SLPs can also greatly benefit from this course content.

Course Level:
Introductory to Intermediate

Educational Credits:
14 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

Approved by NJ Board of PT Examiners for 14 CE credits. Approval #1809-52.

Recognized by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education.   Approved for 14 contact hours.

color web&ppt TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for 1.4 CEUs. 14 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills.



This course will be offered for 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).




Here’s what some of our satisfied participants are saying about the course:

“This course is just what I expected: informative, challenging, and inspiring. It pushed my brain to stretch, and I plan to incorporate what I learned in my practice.”

“Best presenter and most in-depth content I have encountered in CEUs!”

“Julia forces you to re-examine how you previously viewed family, education, treatment, evaluation, and observation of children with sensory modulation issues. It can be challenging to retrain your brain, but it will be invaluable to the families and children you work with.”