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Presented by: Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
originally recorded October 26, 2017

Webinars are video presentations and include the recorded PowerPoint and lecture and a .pdf copy of the PowerPoint notes. This webinar is worth a total of 1.5 contacts hours, or .15 AOTA CEUs.

Description: Sensory integration and processing problems are common in children of all ages, however, these problems routinely persist into adulthood resulting in functional life difficulties. Occupational therapists are increasingly faced with the need to evaluate and treat these problems in older clients.  This webinar will present a comprehensive sensory-based intervention framework for and practical strategies for treating these problem with processing and integrating sensations in adolescents and adults.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar viewers will be able to:

  1. Describe a comprehensive intervention framework for treating problems with processing and integrating sensation in adolescents and adults.
  2. Identify 5 activities which may be used to treat problems processing and integrating sensation in adolescents and adults.
  3. Describe 3 assessments which may be used to identify outcomes for sensory-based intervention for adolescents and adults.

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

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.

Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants and students.

Domain: Performance Skills
Process: Intervention

Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must listen to the recorded webinar in its entirety and complete the accompanying assessment.

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.