The realm of pediatric occupational therapy can be daunting. Through experience, I have found that many children we serve in pediatrics are experiencing some sort of sensory integration dysfunction. If we have a more thorough knowledge base of sensory integration, we can more fully help those we serve, including children and their caregivers.
This course will help us clearly define sensory integration and receive an introduction to origins and theory, provide research-based neurologically-based concepts such as sensory support for development and brain function, explain why sensory integration is central to development and child occupations, go over sensory integration problems including modulation problems, poor sensory discrimination and perception, problems related to vestibular proprioceptive functions, and difficulties related to praxes, educate on how to accurately assess for sensory integrative functions including standardized testing and provide intervention guidelines for children with sensory integration problems.
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- Introduction to theory of Sensory Integration
- Introduce Jean Ayres and her foundational theories and development of sensory integration
- Glossary of common sensory integrative terms
- Discuss sensory integration for brain function
- Provide information regarding key elements to sensory integration theory such as adaptive response, neural plasticity, and organization of the cenral nervous system
- Discuss sensory integration development and how that affects child occupations at various stages
- Explain typical development for the prenatal period, neonatal period, first 6 months of life, second 6 months, second year, and agres 3-7.
- Introduce sensory integration problems
- Organize sensory integration problems in the following groups: sensory modulation, Poor Sensory Discrimination and Perception, Problems related to vestibular-proprioceptive functions and Praxis Problems
- Provide overview of Secondary Problems Related to Sensory Integrative Difficulties
- Provide methods for Assessment of Sensory Integrative Functions via questionnaire, screen and SIPT assessment
- Explain functions measured by the SIPT
- Go over Primary methods of sensory integrative intervention including Individual ASI intervention to improve underlying sensory integration abilities, Individual skill development training, Group skill development intervention Consultation, including modifications of activities, routines, and environments at home and school
- Discuss 2 case studies
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on sensory integration origins, developmental patterns, and evaluation and treatment methods.
- Identify sensory integration definition.
- List research and neurologically based concepts such as sensory support for development and brain function.
- Recognize sensory integrations importance to development and child occupations
- List modulation problems, poor sensory discrimination and perception, problems related to vestibular proprioceptive functions, and difficulties related to praxes
- Identify assessments for sensory integrative functions including standardized testing
- List intervention guidelines for children with sensory integration problems
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Beginner
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Cynthia Diaz is employed by South Lake Hospital and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.