Practical Sense in SI - Part 1
"Putting the Pieces Together"
An intermediate level video class that teaches practical applications of specific evaluation and treatment techniques for the treatment of modulation dysfunction for a varied client population. Very useful and practical information for clinicians working with autistic spectrum disorders (autism,PDD,Asperger's, Retts), ADD/ADHD and the lower functioning children that are difficult to reach because of behavioral issues and overt sensory processing deficits.
This course has been approved for 15 Contact Hours / 1.5 CEUs by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
TheraPeeds, Inc, is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
(The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA).
TheraPeeds uses an interactive medium in all classes and the programs are structured to cover each of the learning outcomes in each segment of instruction. The conclusion of each segment involves a review of the content covered and questions to assess the acquisition of learning outcomes.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Identify the neurological process as well as the theories of neuroscience that govern Sensory Integration treatment.
Identify the indicators of a modulation dysfunction, using clinical observation skills, and indicate how these indicators affect 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.
Occupational and Physical Therapists who are interested in learning PRACTICAL, hands-on, specific techniques focusing on the recognition and treatment of sensory modulation disorders. These strategies will increase your clients’ ability to focus and learn and improve their skill acquisition, resulting in notable functional outcomes in your treatment sessions. Special Educators and SLPs can also greatly benefit from this course content.
- Welcome and Overview of SI
Discussion of the factors influencing poor sensory processing, including diet, genetics and sleep.
- Modulation: How does it Occur?
Overview of the process of sensory integration and current neuroscience theories, the practical implementation of these theories and their treatment integration.
- Modulation Dysfunction: Treatment Implications
Learn to recognize modulation dysfunction and its specific impact on each discipline.
- Treatment Strategies for Modulation Dysfunction
Learn specific hands-on interventions to treat individuals with modulation dysfunction.
- Treatment Session: The Child with Modulation Dysfunction
Observe the treatment strategies discussed in the course as they are applied with a child with modulation dysfunction, and participate in active clinical reasoning of the treatment session.
- Sensory Diet
Learn how to design specific strategies for use at home and school, to increase carryover and functional skills for modulation and self-regulation dysfunctions.
- Sensory Diet and Case Studies
Diagnose and write discipline specific goals and treatment plans as well as well as design sensory diets specific to their treatment
- Sensory Sleuths
Video case study and interactive group discussion. Therapist will observe and detect sensory dysfunction and then determine appropriate treatment strategies to address specific needs.