Featuring: Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
originally recorded May 22, 2017
LiveTalks are hour long audio-only podcasts. This LiveTalk is part of the Sensory Integration and Evidence-Based Practice bundle.
Description: Praxis in sensory integration theory is a complex concept and can often been challenging to treat effectively. This lecture will explore the evidence related to praxis as conceptualized within a sensory integration frame of reference. Evidence will be presented examining praxis as a sensory integration construct, praxis dysfunction in children with autism spectrum disorder and changes in praxis skills following sensory integration-based occupational therapy intervention.
By the end of this LiveTalk listeners will be able to:
- Describe the literature which examines the construct of praxis within a sensory integration frame of reference.
- Describe findings from the literature which examines praxis dysfunction in children with ASD.
- Describe findings in the literature which examine changes in praxis skills following sensory integration-based occupational therapy intervention.
Course Level: Introductory. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Suitable For: Occupational Therapists, OT Assistants, Physical Therapists, PT Assistants, Psychologists, Parents, Teachers.
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: 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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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.