The term “sensory differences” has recently been added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) as a characteristic of Autism Spectrum Disorders. However as Speech and Language Pathologists we see many individuals with different diagnoses who exhibit sensory differences, which effect how they perform in therapy, school or their home setting.
An individual’s sensory system is the foundation in how they are able to interpret, process, and react in their environment. As Speech and Language Pathologists, often times our education does not reflect the importance of addressing the sensory system. Addressing an individual’s sensory differences is an important component to a speech therapy session. Sensory differences affect every facet in an individual’s life from eating, articulation, language, social and academic skills to self-care skills and play.
This course will allow attendees to evaluate their own sensory differences, which will give insight and perspective toward their clients. The Instructor will demonstrate the importance of modulation, under responsive or over responsive actions in order to guide and create successful therapy sessions.
Attendees will be taught to recognize how a client may be processing information, and to understand which strategies and Evidence Based Practices to use to help the individual both in therapy and other environments such as school, work, church, home and play groups. The importance of working with an Occupational Therapist in treatment or consultation will be addressed.
- Participants will be able to gain a fundamental understanding of the sensory system.
- Participants will be able to able to differentiate sensory differences and atypical responses.
- Participants will be able to experience activities to evaluate their own sensory system.
- Participants will be able to be able to implement sensory strategies and Evidence Based Practices in order to increase arousal, production, and attention during a therapy session.
Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.
TalkTools®️ is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 4782. This self-study course qualifies for 6 self-study contact hours or 0.6 CEUs in the Category of Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.
This workshop will occur live virtually via Zoom. It is required to attend live to receive credit. Therefore, this offering will not be recorded.
*Practicum is included with your registration, but must be added to your cart if you wish to receive it, and will be shipped to the address provided at checkout.
- FOR U.S. ORDERS: Shipping rates are included. Registrations must be placed by January 14, 2022. After this date we can not guarantee practicum will be shipped and arrive before the course date.
- FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Shipping rates are not included and we can not guarantee practicum will be shipped and arrive before the course date. Food items will not be included as these items may not clear customs. (Refer to the practicum photo above).
- Registration Includes: 0.6 ASHA/AOTA approved CEUs, course supplies, and certificate of completion.