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Sensory Integration: It’s Not Just for Kids: Working with Adults with SPD – January 28, 2018

Teresa A. May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

January 28, 2018 – Sunday – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

This course will present a framework for the assessment and intervention of adults with sensory integration and sensory processing disorders. Research related to adults with sensory integration deficits will be presented. The impact of sensory processing problems on functional performance will be highlighted. Practical assessment and intervention strategies will be highlighted through videotapes, case studies, and lecture formats.

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Teresa A. May-Benson, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, Executive Director of the Spiral Foundation, is a well-known lecturer and researcher on sensory integration.  She has authored numerous book chapters on praxis, ideation, and sensory integration.  She has extensive experience with children and adults with autism and a diverse clinical background having worked in private and public school settings as well as private practice.  She is a recipient of the Virginia Scardinia Award of Excellence from AOTF.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe a frame of reference for assessment and intervention for adults with sensory integration and sensory processing problems.
  • Identify various models for provision of services for adults and describe the clinical reasoning for the use of each model.
  • Identify the ways various sensory integration and processing problems impact on functional performance in adults.
  • Identify appropriate intervention strategies and treatment plan for adults with sensory processing problems.


$315.00; Early Registration $290.00 (must be received 21 days before the course)

Group Discount: A 10% discount will be given to each registrant when 3 or more registrations received at the same time. Use code (group3).

Register for this course and “Advanced Intervention for Ideational Praxis – Affordances to Executive Functions” for the discounted price of $435.00; $410.00 Early Registration. (Must also be postmarked 21 days before the course).


Hotel Pennsylvania
401 7th Avenue


Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
9:00 – 10:30 – Introduction and review of research related to sensory processing in adults

10:30 – 10:45 – Break

10:45 – 12:00 – A frame of reference for sensory integration assessment and intervention of adults

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 – Assessment of adults with sensory integration and processing problems

2:30 – 2:45 – Break

2:45 – 4:30 – Intervention for adults with sensory integration and processing problems


Target Audience:

OTs OT assistants, PTs, PT Assistants

Course Level:

Introductory to Intermediate

Educational Credits:

6 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

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 6 contact hours.

Application has been made to the NJ Board of PT Examiners for CE approval.

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 .6 CEUs. 6 contact hours, Mixed Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills and Client Factors.