Presented by: Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
originally recorded February 14, 2019

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Description: Sensory processing, regulatory and motor skills challenges are being increasingly identified at younger and younger ages. Early intervention services provide an opportunity to remediate these challenges and to provide education to parents which can impact their long term relationships with their child. Many therapists trained in Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI) utilize sensory-based techniques in their intervention of these challenges but feel they cannot implement ASI with fidelity with this population. This webinar will examine how ASI intervention fits within early intervention services, how ASI may be provided with fidelity in this population, and what to look for in clinical reasoning and intervention activity implementation to increase fidelity to ASI in this setting.

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

  1. Describe the role of ASI intervention within early intervention services.
  2. Identify how fidelity to ASI intervention may be achieved when providing early intervention
  3. List at least 3 clinical reasoning points to consider when implementing ASI intervention in early intervention settings

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

Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants

AOTA
Domain: Performance Skills
Process: Intervention

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, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, Executive Director of the Spiral Foundation, is a well-known lecturer and researcher on sensory integration.  She has authored numerous book chapters and articles on praxis, ideation, and sensory integration and is a co-collaborator on development of the SAFE PLACE and FOCUS Programs.  She has extensive experience with children and adults with autism and a diverse clinical background having worked in private and public school settings as well as private practice.  She is past Chairperson of the Sensory Integration Special Interest Section of the American Occupational Therapy Association.  She is the recipient of the Virginia Scardinia Award of Excellence from AOTF, The Alice S. Bachman Award from Pediatric Therapy Network, and the Catherine Trombly Award from the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy. 

 ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please contact the Spiral Foundation at admin@thespiralfoundation.org 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.

 

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