Featuring: Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
originally recorded February 20, 2018

LiveTalks are hour long audio-only podcasts. This LiveTalk is part of the Clinical Reasoning in Sensory Integration bundle.

Description: So you want to implement a sensory diet program for your client. How do you determine what needs to done or if a sensory diet program is appropriate?  What activities should be done and when?  How do you determine if your program is effective?  This live talk will discuss the clinical reasoning behind how to determine the need for a sensory diet program, how to develop one and what to look for to evaluate efficacy. A case study will be used to illustrate key points and activities in this process.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this LiveTalk listeners will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 reasons for utilizing a sensory diet program with a client.
  2. State the key components of a sensory diet program.
  3. Describe 2 ways to evaluate efficacy of a sensory diet program.

Course Level: Introductory. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Suitable For: Occupational Therapists, OT Assistants, Physical Therapists, PT Assistants, Psychologists, Parents, Teachers.

AOTA
Domain: Client Factors
Process: Intervention

Contact Hours: This course is worth 1.0 contact hours or 0.1 AOTA CEUs.

Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to the recorded LiveTalk 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.

ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please contact the Spiral Foundation at admin@thespiralfoundation.org or (617) 969-4410 ext. 231.

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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