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Introduction to Sensory Integration for Individuals with Disabilities

 

Course Description:

This course will provide an overview of sensory integration intervention as applied to individuals with autism and multiple disabilities throughout the lifespan. Special emphasis will be given to application of sensory integration principles to adolescents and adults with disabilities. The relation of various factors such as diagnoses, medications, and behaviors to sensory integration problems will be discussed. Sensory integration intervention principles and strategies for developing sensory diet programs for this population will be presented. Information will be presented in a lecture format with ample case study examples and opportunities for small group activities.

 

Level:  Introduction

Contact Hours:  6 hours

 

Course Objectives:

1) Identify how various factors such as medications, diagnoses, etc. are related to sensory integration problems

2) Understand how sensory integration problems relate to behavioral difficulties seen in individuals with disabilities

3) Create and implement sensory diet programs

 

Course Schedule:

8:00-8:30

8:30-10:00

10:00-10:30

10:30-12:00

12:00-1:00

1:00-2:30

2:30-3:00

3:00-4:30

 

Registration

Sensory integration theory overview

Break

Factors related to sensory integration dysfunction

Lunch

Relationship of behaviors to sensory integration

Break

Principles for intervention and designing a sensory diet

 

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