This course prepares participants to provide intervention using a sensory integration frame of reference. Strategies for intervention planning and clinical reasoning informed by sensory integration principles are discussed in depth. An overview of approaches to sensory integration intervention for a range of populations in a variety of settings is explored.
Following the course, participants will be able to:
· Describe the key elements of occupational therapy intervention utilizing a sensory integration approach.
· Explain the rationale behind the use of an activity to facilitate adaptive responses.
· Utilize clinical reasoning skills to interpret behaviors that might have a sensory integrative base and develop appropriate intervention programs based on SI theory.
· Articulate to others the underlying neurophysiological base of SI issues on functional performance.
· Document occupational therapy intervention programs using an SI approach.
• Module 1: Embedding SI Theory Into Clinical Practice
• Module 2: The Art and Science of Intervention
• Module 3: SI Intervention for Sensory Modulation Issues
• Module 4: Intervention Planning for Tactile Proprioceptive System Issues
• Module 5: Intervention Planning for Tactile System Issues
• Module 6: Intervention Planning for Vestibular System Issues
• Module 7: Intervention Planning for Developmental Dyspraxia
• Module 8: Goal Development and Documentation of Intervention Sessions
• Final Exam
Stefanie Bodison, OTD, OTR/L, C/NDT--Stefanie Bodison is a graduate of the University of Southern California and has been specializing in sensorimotor and neurodevelopmental intervention techniques with children for over 20 years. The populations with which she has particular interests include children with autism, developmental dyspraxia, cerebral palsy, developmental coordination disorder and learning disabilities, and their families. Dr. Bodison's current research focuses on the use of multimodal imaging techniques (MRI, fMRI and DTI) to investigate the neural mechanisms of sensorimotor integration in children with a variety of neurodevelopmental conditions.
Schedule: Participants will have access to all course material during the 6 weeks that the course is scheduled, and may login and out during that time at their convenience. Participants must complete one module before moving onto the next. There will be an instructor available during the 6 weeks to answer participant questions.
Cancellation Policy: A refund, less $100 administrative fee, will be made if a cancellation notice is received 10 business days prior to the workshop date. Cancellation by instructor/USC will result in full refund.
Audience: This course is designed for OTs as an intermediate level course. PTs and SLPs are also eligible for the course.
Special Needs Requests: If you require ADA accommodations, please email details of request(s) to SI@chan.usc.edu at least two weeks prior to the course date so that arrangements can be made.
CEU Credit: This course is 21 contact hours. Participants must sign in and out. Participants must complete a post-test and course evaluation in order to receive a certificate of attendance. Certificates will be available at the end of the course.
The assignment of AOTA CEUS does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
AOTA Classification Codes: Motor Skills, Process Skills, Body Functions