Featuring: Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
originally recorded July 17, 2018
LiveTalks are hour long audio-only podcasts. This LiveTalk is part of the Clinical Reasoning in Sensory Integration bundle.
Description: Individuals with problems processing and integrating sensations frequently have difficulties with tactile and proprioceptive processing. These difficulties may be manifested by defensiveness to sensations, by problems with discrimination or by seeking sensory inputs. This LiveTalk will discuss the clinical reasoning and assessment behind identification of tactile from proprioceptive processing problems and modulation from discrimination difficulties. It will discuss the clinical reasoning and activities for intervention of these various somatosensory problems. A case study will be used to illustrate key points and activities in this process.
By the end of this LiveTalk listeners will be able to:
- Distinguish tactile from proprioceptive sensory processing problems.
- Describe the differences between somatosensory modulation, discrimination and seeking problems.
- Describe the clinical reasoning process for treatment planning and intervention for the various somatosensory processing problems.
Course Level: Introductory. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Suitable For: Occupational Therapists, OT Assistants, Physical Therapists, PT Assistants, Psychologists, Parents, Teachers.
Domain: Performance Skills
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.
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