Sensory processing

LIVE On-line Course: What’s the Connection?: Emotional Regulation, Behavioral Challenges, Sensory Processing and Social Competency

Teresa A. May-Benson, Sc.D., OTR/L & Wilma J. Dorman, OTR

LIVE On-Line Course

Thursday, January 13, 2022
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00 

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to webinar (Dec. 30, 2021). GROUP DISCOUNT ALSO AVAILABLE! 

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Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Sensory Processing Challenges, as well as those who have experienced trauma and have attachment concerns, often demonstrate challenges with emotional regulation and behavioral control that interfere with their ability to be socially competent.  Social competency is vital for effective interactions and success in school, the community and life-long social interactions.  This course will examine the foundations of social competency with an emphasis on how sensory processing and motor performance problems impact the regulation of emotions and behavior necessary for the development of social competency. Strategies for addressing identifying and addressing these areas will be provided.


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Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

  1. Describe the relationship of sensory processing and motor challenges to emotional regulation, difficult behaviors, and social competency.
  2. Identify signs of sensory processing and motor performance, emotional regulation behavioral and social competency challenges.
  3. State strategies to address challenges in sensory processing, and motor performance, emotional regulation, behavior, and social competency which may be used at home, school or the community.

Target Audience

PT, PTA, OT, OTA, Psychologists, and Educators

Course Level 

Introductory to Intermediate


Teresa A. May-Benson, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA & Wilma J. Dorman, OTR/L

Teresa A. May-Benson 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.

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

Wilma Dorman is the owner of OTR, Inc., a small pediatric occupational therapy practice with a focus on children and families with complex issues.  She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and has received the master clinician award from both the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association and Thomas Jefferson University School of Occupational Therapy. She specializes in interventions promoting the development of social competence using a small group format.  She is co-author of the book Promoting Social Competence with Dr. Gordon Williamson.

Wilma receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


LIVE On-Line Course

Thursday, January 13, 2022
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

8 am – 9:30 – Introduction to sensory processing, motor processing, emotional regulation, challenging behaviors and social competency.

9:30 – 10:45 – Developing sensory processing and motor performance skills as a foundation for emotional, behavioral and social competency.

10:45 – 11:00 – Break

11:00 – 12:30pm – Addressing emotional regulation and behavior challenges at home, school and the community.

12:30 – 1:15 – Lunch

1:15 – 3:00 – Promoting social competency in children with sensory processsing, emotional regulation and behavioral challenges across settings.


Educational Credits

6 contact hours

A post-test will be required at the conclusion of the webinar.

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

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

AOTA-Approved Provider ProgramTSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development. PD activity approval ID# Pending. This Live PD is offered at 6 contact hours or .6 CEU’s, Introductory level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.



Group Discount

Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to seminar
VALID UNTIL Dec 30, 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.