Presented by: Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
originally recorded February 15, 2018
Webinars are video presentations and include the recorded PowerPoint and lecture and a .pdf copy of the PowerPoint notes.
Description: Clinicians working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) frequently identify motor performance difficulties in their clients. In addition, research is increasingly identifying motor performance problems as a key feature of ASD. Thus clinicians must be aware of the current literature and clinical implications for practice and intervention of these motor and praxis problems with this population. This webinar will examine motor performance and praxis problems in children with ASD. Research literature and practice implications will also be presented. This webinar will provide a solid overview of the state of the science in this area.
By the end of this webinar viewers will be able to:
- List 3 research articles examining motor performance skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- Identify 2 ways that research suggests that motor performance and praxis problems differ in children with ASD.
- Describe 3 implications that current research on motor performance and praxis in children with ASD has for clinical practice.
Course Level: Intermediate. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants and students, speech and language therapists.
Domain: Performance Skills
Contact Hours: This course is worth 1.5 contact hours or .15 AOTA CEUs.
Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to the recorded webinar in its entirety and complete the accompanying assessment.
About the Speaker: Teresa A. May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA is the Executive Director of the Spiral Foundation as well as a practicing occupational therapist at OTA The Koomar Center. She is active in conducting research related to sensory integration through the Spiral Foundation’s Sensory Processing Research Center and Laboratory. She is a well-known lecturer and researcher on sensory integration theory and intervention, has authored book chapters and articles on praxis and sensory integration, and completed her doctoral dissertation on ideational praxis. 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.
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Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants: The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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