with a Purpose:
Occupational and Speech Therapy
Using a Sensory Integration Approach
Contact Hours (1.3 AOTA CEUs)
Patricia Oetter, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA and Scott W. Fox, MS, CCC-SLP
Intermediate Level Course
the Course Description
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*Discounts will not be reflected at the time of registration.
All discounts are taken in-house before any credit cards are run and an email sent, which will state all applicable discounts given.
tuition for this 2-day course is $400.00*
tuition includes downloadable handouts, lab materials, and morning and afternoon refreshments.
seminar is designed for speech language pathologists and
occupational therapists who have an interest in building
a partnership to enhance language development, communication,
interaction, organized behavior, learning, joint attention,
and modulation using sensory integration principles.
For many years, occupational therapists and speech language
pathologists have recognized the existence of a relationship
between sensory motor function and the development of speech
and language in children. Lectures, slides, experiential
labs and videotapes of intervention of children ages birth
through school age will be utilized to demonstrate the
treatment principles and outcomes. The strategies presented
will emphasize an integrated approach for the OT and SLP
to enhance treatment effectiveness with infants and children
diagnosed with developmental delays, autism. attention
deficit disorders, language delays, etc.
This course is offered for 1.3 AOTA
CEUs; Areas of Occupation, Performance Skills, Intervention & Outcomes.
Suggested Audience: Occupational Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists
Objectives: Participants will be able to:
1. Optimize current treatment environments.
2. Recognize arousal states and design strategies to bring
children to a state of readiness and interest for communication,
interaction, learning and fun.
3. Outline the relationship between sensory processing
and the development of interaction and communication skills.
4. Describe the relationships between sensory processing,
non-verbal communication and speech and language development.
5. Identify the significant aspects of speech sound production
that relate to sensory integration, respiratory support,
oral apraxia and oral motor function.
Schedule* (13 contact hours)
8:30 • Introduction • Collaborative treatment and clinical reasoning
10:30 • An overview of sensory integration
12:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 • Designing therapeutic environments • Lab/slides
3:00 • Arousal/attention • Treatment strategies and outcomes • Lab/video/slides
8:30 • Somatosensory function and its relationship to oral dyspraxia and language • Lab/video/slides
10:30 • Vestibular processing and its connection to auditory and visual functioning, attention and language development
12:00 Lunch on your own
1:00 • Proprioception and its relationship to learning and memory • Lab/video/slides
3:00 • Oral/respiratory function and its relationship to nonverbal aspects of communication and articulation • Lab/slides
* Topic times may vary; contact hours do not.
really enjoyed this course. The instructors presented
excellent information with excellent real-life examples
and treatment applications. I appreciated the hands-on
labs and videos. I enjoyed the collaborative OT/ST
structure of the course."
you-it was a privilege to learn from two experts."
liked the enthusiasm of presenters. It was obvious
that they liked what they did. They were very open
enjoyed the examples used by Scott to put things
into real life and that things kept flowing well
enjoyed the smaller class and partnership with my
Appreciate Patti's experience and history."