LIVE Webinar: Trauma, Sensory Integration, and Behavior: What’s the Connection?

Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTRL, FAOTA

Monday – March 14, 2022

Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST
*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to webinar (Feb. 28, 2022). GROUP DISCOUNT ALSO AVAILABLE!

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An increasing number of therapists working in the area of sensory integration are being asked to treat children with trauma and attachment concerns. This is an area of clinical practice that is often unfamiliar to most occupational and physical therapists who may struggle to know how to manage the behavioral challenges presented by these children. This course will introduce participants to concepts core to trauma and attachment concerns in children, with a special emphasis on those with sensory integration and sensory processing problems. The neurobiology underlying both trauma and sensory integration and processing problems will be explored along with the relationship between these difficulties. Key intervention considerations for the therapist working with children with these trauma and sensory integration and processing challenges will be presented. Case studies will illustrate various trauma and sensory processing problems as well as intervention approaches.

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Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course will be able to:

  • Describe core concepts related to trauma and attachment concerns in children with sensory integration and sensory processing problems.
  • Describe the neurobiology of trauma and sensory integration and processing problems and how these two areas relate.
  • List key intervention considerations and strategies for working with children with trauma and sensory integration and processing challenges.
  • Identify key strategies to manage the behavioral challenges presented by these children.

Target Audience

OT, OTA, PT, PTA, Teachers, Mental Health Professionals

Course Level 

Intermediate level


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

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.

Course Schedule

LIVE On-Line Webinar
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST

8:00 am – 9:30 – Introduction to Trauma, Attachment, and Sensory Integration

9:30 – 9:45 – Break

9:45 – 11:00 – Neurobiology of SI and Trauma

11:00 – 12:30 – Assessment Considerations for Trauma, Attachment and SI Writing Goals and Objectives

12:30 – 1:15 – Lunch

1:15 – 3:00 Intervention Considerations for Trauma, Attachment and SI Collaborative Models of Care


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.

Approved NYSED CTLE provider.  Sponsor ID #23746.

AOTA-Approved Provider ProgramTSI 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: Performance Skills.


Group Discount

Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00

*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to seminar VALID UNTIL Feb 28, 2022

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 “Additional Information” section at checkout.