Applying Effective Sensory Diets for Children with SPD
Contact Hours (1.4 AOTA & ASHA CEUs)
Lise Gerard Faulise, MS, OTR/L, BCP
Intermediate Level Course
Location & Hotel Info.
This evidence-based course introduces the latest intervention techniques to improve functional outcomes for children with sensory processing disorders. Through lecture, case analysis, and group work, participants will learn to design a sensory supportive classroom, collaborate with families for greater effectiveness with sleeping /eating behaviors and apply sensory diet strategies to create innovative community models of practice. Special emphasis is placed on comprehensive individualized sensory diet techniques for improving outcomes in those with sensory modulation and discrimination disorders. While children are a key focal point, this course is intended to teach a clinical reasoning model for all ages and populations.
This course is offered for 1.4 AOTA CEUs; Evaluation, Intervention, Outcomes
This course is offered for 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Related Area)
Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Apply the latest research on sensory integration and sensory processing to
improve attention, coordination, social participation, behavior, and self-esteem.
2. Analyze activity for optimizing intervention effectiveness and maximizing
3. Implement sensory diets across the curriculum to create a sensory-friendly and
learning supportive environment.
4. Develop sensory diet strategies through home programming and community
5. Collaborate effectively using innovative sensory strategies and tools for clinic,
home, and school based services.
Schedule* 14 Contact Hours
8:30 Intro to Sensory Processing Disorders taxomity and
Sensory Diet Paradigm
10:45 The Power of Activity
12:15 Lunch on your own
1:00 Clinical Problem Solving: Sensory Modulation Disorders (SMD)
2:45 Case Presentation
3:45 Breakout Groups: Application of Sensory Diet to SMD
4:45 Questions and Discussion
8:30 Documentation of Clinical Change
9:15 Sensory Diet Planning with Families and in the Community
10:45 Clinical Problem Solving:
Sensory Discrimination Disorders (SDD) : Vestibular
12:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 Clinical Problem Solving:
Sensory Discrimination Disorders : Somatosensory
2:45 Case Presentations
3:45 Breakout Groups : Application of Sensory Diet to SDD
4:45 Questions and Discussion
* Topic times may vary; contact hours do not.
Lise Gerard Faulise
• Receives a speaking fee from Professional Development Programs.
• Non-financial: Serves on the board of the Wolf School.
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