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Featuring: Jeannetta D. Burpee, MEd., OTR/L
originally recorded July 28, 2014

LiveTalks are hour long audio-only podcasts. This LiveTalk is part of the Treatment Tips and Tricks bundle.

Description: This LiveTalk addresses the difficulties associated with tactile and proprioceptive processing issues, as well as relevant intervention techniques and the rationale and clinical reasoning behind them.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this LiveTalk listeners will be able to:

  1. Distinguish differences between tactile and proprioceptive inputs and how they relate to the issue of defensiveness.
  2. Identify how to treat the most common problems associated with tactile and proprioceptive deficits.
  3. Describe the clinical reasoning to determine if a child has these deficits and the best interventions to use.
  4. List several treatment techniques or “tricks” therapists might use to treat this area of dysfunction.

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: Performance Skills
Process: Intervention

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: Jeannetta D. Burpee, M.Ed, OTR/L, is an internationally respected lecturer and clinician with over 35 years of clinical experience working with people of all ages and the full range of developmental disorders.  Previously the owner of the Jeannetta D. Burpee Institute, Inc., Ms. Burpee has since moved to the rural mountains of Pennsylvania, and is presently in private practice, a consultant, instructor and treating therapist while also employed at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmirra, New York.  She is Faculty Emeritus for Sensory Integration International, Torrence, California and certified to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT).

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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.


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