INSTRUCTOR: Lauren Holahan, PhD, OT/L has 20+ yrs experience in school-based practice as an OT, a district administrator, and a statewide consultant for OT. She currently serves as Coordinator for State Systemic Improvement Plan (Indicator 17), School Mental Health & Medicaid with the NC Department of Public Instruction. She also served as the Chair of NC Board of Occupational Therapy from 2008 to 2012.
AUDIENCE: OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs and SLPs
EDUCATIONAL LEVEL: Intermediate
At the completion of the course, the learner is expected to:
- Differentiate sensory integration theory and sensory processing
- Identify 2 forms of sensory processing disorders and their behavioral manifestations
- Determine 2 strategies that can be utilized to address the sensory processing needs of a client with autism so that they may participate in meaningful activities in the areas of ADL, play, education and others.
- Historical overview of sensory integration theory and sensory processing
- Taxonomy of sensory processing
- Investigating client behavior as a function of sensory processing
- Interventions and support for challenging sensory-based behaviors
- Post-test: 10-item multiple choice. 70% correct answers required to receive a certificate
1.5 continuing education hours of training are awarded to learners who complete this course.
- Apply EBP, LLC is an approved provider of CEUs for PTs and PTAs in IL and NY; and for OTs and OTAs in IN, IL, and AOTA (see imprimatur below for details).