Course: This course is designed for therapists and assistants and will review sensory integration concepts, analyze the current research, and summarize common intervention methods. This course will help practitioners learn how to identify individualized sensory needs in children and collaborate on ways to modify common sensory activities to provide function and purpose.. A continental breakfast and afternoon snack will be provided.
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
Accreditation: This course has been approved for 7 hours of continuing education.
Course Presenter: Meredith Morig, OTR/L graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and has over 13 years of experience working in a sensory integration pediatric clinic. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with aspiring students and the community to increase awareness and advocate for children with sensory processing issues. Meredith is also completing her PhD in Occupational Therapy to contribute to the current research and advocate for the profession. She is an aquatic therapist and has developed a unique program using the water as a modality to help children organize their sensory system. For 5 years, Meredith has developed continuing education courses and presented at international conferences for the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab institute. This experience, along with being a sensory adult and child herself, gives her a unique perspective to educate about the sensory needs of children.
Upon completion of this certification course attendees will be able to:
- Recognize sensory processing disorders and sensory concerns that may affect a child's occupational performance.
- Identify the types of sensory processing disorders in addition to the spectrum of other diagnosis often presenting with sensory issues.
- Understand the need for function behind sensory integration interventions.
- Collaborate on how to modify and grade activities and occupations to incorporate sensory integration techniques.
Conflicts of Interest
There have been no conflicts of interest disclosed by planners, authors, or presenters; nor has there been disclosure of any relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies or their products pertaining to this activity.
Commercial Company Support
This course is not supported by any commercial companies nor are there any staff commercial affiliations.
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