Presented by: Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
originally recorded April 21, 2016
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Description: Gravitational insecurity is a sensory integration problem which results in fear responses to movement experiences. This webinar will discuss how to identify and assess gravitational insecurity in children and adults and differentiate it from other postural and vestibular dysfunctions. The relationship between gravitational insecurity and mental health concerns such as anxiety will also be addressed. Treatment strategies for addressing this problem will be presented.
By the end of this webinar viewers will be able to:
- Identify 5 key characteristics of individuals with gravitational insecurity.
- Describe the relationship between gravitational insecurity and mental health concerns such as anxiety.
- List 5 intervention strategies for treating gravitational insecurity.
Course Level: Intermediate. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Suitable For: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants and students.
Domain: Performance Skills
Contact Hours: This course is worth 0.15 AOTA CEUs or 1.5 Contact Hours.
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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