Featuring: Mary Kawar, MS, OTR
originally recorded October 21, 2013
LiveTalks are hour long audio-only podcasts. This LiveTalk is part of the Neurobytes bundle.
Description: This LiveTalk will discuss the neurology and function of the vestibular system and how to apply this information to oculo-motor control, motor skills development, and functional performance.
By the end of this LiveTalk listeners will be able to:
- List the neurological components of the vestibular system.
- Describe the primary functions of the vestibular system.
- Relate how vestibular dysfunctions contribute to problems with oculo-motor skills, motor skills development, and other areas of functional performance.
Course Level: Introductory. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants, speech and language therapists.
Domain: Body Functions and Structures
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 email@example.com 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.