Participants completing this course should be able to:
- Identify the indicators of a discrimination dysfunction, using clinical observation skills, and indicate how this affects their specific discipline.
- Demonstrate the use of specific manual treatment approaches to address sensory integration dysfunction.
- Identify appropriate sensory-based home and classroom strategies to promote ease and efficiency in carry-over of treatment strategies for parents and teachers.
- Demonstrate the ability to write measurable, functional outcomes as a result of appropriate identification of dysfunctions and treatment strategies for each client.
Target Audience & Course Level
Experienced Occupational and Physical Therapists who are interested in learning PRACTICAL, hands-on, specific techniques focusing on the recognition and treatment of more subtle, higher functioning clients with sensory processing disorders.
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
8:00 am – Welcome and Overview of Discrimination Dysfunction
Focus placed on the therapist clearly defining discrimination dysfunctions and understand how it affects skill and impedes progress.
9:30 am – Break
9:45 am – Video Discussion
Learn to identify a child with discrimination dysfunction and observe how it affects skills.
11:30 pm – Lunch (On your own)
12:30 pm – Somatodyspraxia
Learn to identify this disorder with specific testing strategies and clinical observations and understand discipline specific implications, along with specific hands-on treatmen strategies.
02:45 pm – Break
3:00 pm – Case Studies and Questions
4:00 pm – End of Day One
8:00 am – Postural-Ocular Disorder
Learn to identify and treat this disorder with specific testing strategies and clinical observations and understand discipline specific implications. Participants will learn specific, hands-on strategies to implement with clients (Lab)
10:00 am – Break
10:15 am – Bilateral Integration and Sequencing Deficit
Learn to identify and treat this disorder with specific testing strategies and clinical observations and understand discipline specific implications. Participants will also learn specific hands-on strategies to implement with clients (Lab).
12:00 pm – Lunch (On your own)
1:00 pm – Putting It Together
Understand how lower level issues affect discrimination, prioritizing treatment and quantitatively measuring progress and skills.
2:15 pm – Break
2:30 pm -Sensory Diet and Case Studies
Participants will diagnose and design sensory diets for specific case studies.
4:00 pm – End of Day Two
Julia Harper, PhD, MS, OTR/L
Julia Harper, PhD, MS, OTR/L is the Clinical Director and President of TheraPeeds.Dr. Harper holds advanced certifications, including a SIPT certification from Sensory Integration International and INPP certification from the Institute for Neurophysiological Psychology in the UK. 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 non-financial relationships to disclose.
13 contact hours
Approved for 13 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.
Application has been made to the NJBPTE for CE credits.
TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for 1.3 CEUs. 13 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills and Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention.
This course is offered for 1.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Early $470.00* | Regular $495.00
*Early registration must be received 21 days prior to seminar
VALID UNTIL APR 27, 2020
3 or more registrants – Early – $444.81 | Regular – $468.47 (use code group3)
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