Presented by: Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
originally recorded September 28, 2017
Webinars are video presentations and include the recorded PowerPoint and lecture and a .pdf copy of the PowerPoint notes.
Description: Children with sensory integration and praxis problems often face challenges in being able to fully participate in the playground environment. This webinar will provide information on research related to playground performance of children with sensory processing and praxis problems. It will also address how to evaluate barriers and supports to a child’s playground participation and will provide practical strategies and ways to support children’s sensory and motor problems and facilitate participation in this environment.
By the end of this webinar viewers will be able to:
- Describe the research related to children’s performance and participation on the playground.
- Describe 2 ways to evaluate barriers and supports to children’s participation on the playground.
- Describe 3 strategies that may support a child’s sensory and motor problems and facilitate participation in the playground environment.
Course Level: Intermediate. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants and students.
Domain: Client Factors
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.
ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please contact the Spiral Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.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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