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LIVE On-line Course: Advanced Assessment of Praxis – Praxis Tools for the Busy Therapist

Teresa A. May-Benson, Sc.D., OTR/L

LIVE On-Line Course

Tuesday – June 1, 2021

Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00 

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to webinar (May 18, 2021). GROUP DISCOUNT ALSO AVAILABLE! 

This assessment course builds upon the clinical knowledge gained in the course Clinical Assessment and Practical Interventions for Praxis: From Ideation to Execution and trains therapist in specific praxis assessments developed by the author.  This practical course will prepare therapist to administer and interpret three praxis assessment tools: the Test of Ideational Praxis, the Motor Planning Maze Assessment, and the Gestural Assessment.  These three tools are quick and easy to administer and are particularly useful for the busy therapist who only has an hour or two for assessment.  In addition to specific training on these specialized praxis assessments, therapists will be given information on a quick battery of existing assessments needed for comprehensive praxis assessment which complement these tools. Ayres clinical observations will also be addressed as time allows.

It is recommended but not required that participants have taken the two day course:  Clinical Assessment and Practical Interventions for Praxis: From Ideation to Execution.

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

$250.00 $225.00

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Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

  1. Administer three praxis assessments.
  2. Interpret the findings of the three praxis assessments.
  3. Articulate the necessary components of a comprehensive praxis assessment and identify possible assessments.

Target Audience

OT/ OTA, PT/PTA and SLP’s with extensive knowledge of sensory integration.

It is recommended but not required that participants have taken the two day course:  Clinical Assessment and Practical Interventions for Praxis: From Ideation to Execution.

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Teresa A. May-Benson, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Teresa A. May-Benson, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA,  Owner/President of TMB Education and OTR, Inc. is a well-known lecturer and researcher on sensory integration theory and intervention.  She has authored numerous book chapters and articles on praxis and sensory integration, and completed her doctoral dissertation on ideational praxis.  Dr. May-Benson has a diverse background as a clinical practitioner having worked in private and public school settings as well as private practice.  She is active in conducting research related to sensory integration through the non-profit Spiral Foundation’s Sensory Processing Research Center.  She has collaborated with well-known researchers such as Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, Dr. Shelly Lane and Dr. Roseann Schaaf.  In her role of educator, she serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Indianapolis.  She has a special interest in, and extensive experience with autism, particularly older students and adults.  Dr. May-Benson received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and her master’s degree from Boston University with a concentration in sensory integration and school system therapy.  She was a Maternal and Child Health Fellow in the Doctoral Program in Therapeutic Studies at Boston University.  She has received the Virginia Scardinia Award of Excellence from AOTA for her work in ideational praxis.  The Alice Bachman Clinician Award from Pediatric Therapy Network and the Catherine Trombly Award from the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapists for her work as a research, clinician and instructor.  She is a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association.



LIVE On-Line Course

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

8:00 am – 9:00 – Introduction to Praxis Assessment

9:00 – 9:30 – The Motor Planning Maze Assessment – Administration

9:30 – 10:15 – The Motor Planning Maze Assessment – Scoring, Interpretation and Practice

10:15 – 10:30  – Break

10:30 – 12:00 pm – The Gestural Assessment – Administration

The Gestural Assessment – Scoring, Interpretation and Practice

12:00 – 12:45 – Lunch

12:45 – 3:00 – The Test of Ideational Praxis – Psychometrics and Administration


Educational Credits

6 contact hours

Approved for 6 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

color web&pptTSI 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, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors.


Group Discount

Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to seminar
VALID UNTIL May 18, 2021

3 or more registrants – Early –  $212.94 | Regular – $236.60 (use code group3)

In order to qualify for the group discounted rate, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (of the first registration) if registering on-line, and in the same envelope if registering by mail.  PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after a group has been processed will not be eligible for the discount.

To ensure that all group members receive the appropriate discount, choose a group name and be sure that each person registering adds the name in the “other notes” section at checkout.