Presented by: Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
originally recorded March 19, 2015
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Description: This webinar discusses how to build a good sensory diet, covering the core concepts related to structured ‘diets’ and ‘sensory points,’ strategies for selecting appropriate activities, and how to implement them effectively. This webinar will also address the function of sensory diets as they differ from formal therapeutic activities.
By the end of this webinar viewers will be able to:
- Identify the components of a good sensory diet.
- Recognize the appropriate uses of sensory diet programs.
- List the core concepts related to sensory points and sensory diets.
Course Level: Introductory. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants and students, speech and language therapists, teachers, teacher’s aides, and other educators.
Domain: Performance Skills
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.
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