By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Articulate the key components and postulates of sensory integration theory
- Describe the key neurology and neuroanatomy essential to understanding sensory registration and arousal
- Describe the key neurology and neuroanatomy essential to understanding sensory modulation, sensory discrimination of the tactile and proprioceptive sensory systems
Course Level: Advanced. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants.
Domain: Client Factors
Contact Hours: This course is worth 8.5 contact hours or 0.85 AOTA CEUs.
Course Completion Requirements: To earn contact hours for this course participants must view the recorded course in its entirety, complete all home activities, and complete the accompanying online exam.
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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