Online Course: Sensory Processing Concepts and Applications in Practice
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Online Course: Sensory Processing Concepts and Applications in Practice
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SKU: OL4834

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2009

Member Price
Non-Member Price: $89.00

Product Overview

Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Earn .2 AOTA CEUs (2.5 NBCOT PDUs/2 contact hours)

This course is available in two formats: CD-ROM or online. Please order this product if you want the online format.  If you prefer to order the CD-ROM format, click here.

Course Description

Participants in this new program from AOTA will examine the core concepts of sensory processing based on Dunn's Model of Sensory Processing. The course explores the similarities and differences between this approach and other sensory based approaches, examines how to implement the occupational therapy process, and reviews evidence to determine how to create best practice assessment and intervention methods. With school as a major context for children, applications within school-based practice will also be discussed and several case studies will be examined to practice implementation within everyday lives of children. In addition, the course looks at the knowledge and practice issues on the horizon as occupational therapy approaches that employ sensory processing concepts are refined.

Lesson Topics

  • Core Concepts of Sensory Processing
  • Explaining Sensory Processing concepts to others
  • Assessment and Interpretation of Sensory Processing Patterns
  • Evidence-Based Intervention Planning
  • Applications to School Practice
  • Directions for the Future

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to

  • Delineate the core concepts of sensory processing to others effectively.
  • Recognize how sensory processing concepts can be applied in everyday life situations.
  • Recognize the occupational therapist role of information broker in the therapeutic process.
  • Select appropriate evidence to support practice decisions.
  • Recognize how to integrate sensory processing insights into school and home environments

Please Note: Online course content is flash-based and may not be easily viewed on some mobile and Mac devices.

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