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Choosing Wisely(R): Applying the AOTA Recommendations using Sensory Integration with Diverse Populations

A Series of 10 Conversations with leading experts

including Renee Watling, Teresa May-Benson, Maude LeRoux and Anne Trecker

moderated by Erin Flynn, MS, OTR/L 

LiveTalks are hour long audio-only podcasts. These LiveTalks have not been recorded yet. Registrants will have each conversation added to their account as they occur.

Description: In conjunction with AOTA joining the Choosing Wisely Campaign, SPIRAL will be offering a series of LiveTalks in 2021 to assist occupational therapy practitioners and other professionals to apply the recommendations made by AOTA while using the Sensory Integration Frame of Reference within diverse populations.The primary focus of the talks will target the recommendation: “Don’t provide sensory based interventions to individual children or youth without documented assessment results of difficulties processing or integrating sensory information”. Leading experts will join us for two conversations on each population area, the first will focus on assessment and the second will focus on intervention. We will begin the series with the Autism Spectrum Disorder population, then move through Praxis, Trauma, Schools and finish with Adults. Our speakers include Renee Watling, Teresa May-Benson, Maude LeRoux and Anne Trecker. By purchasing the full series you will receive a 40% discount over registering for each individual course.

Topics to be covered this year include:

Learning objectives:  Participants will be able to:

  1. List evidence-based assessments and interventions for each population
  2. Select purposeful activities during intervention for each population
  3. Recognize when it is appropriate to use cognitive-based interventions with each population.

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

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

Contact Hours: The entire 2021 series is worth 10 contact hours or 1.0 AOTA CEUs. Individual conversations are each worth 1 contact hour or 0.1 AOTA CEUs.

Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to each of the individual LiveTalks in their entirety, and complete each accompanying quiz.

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

Continuing Education:

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.

The Spiral Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and as such your donation is tax deductible.