Contact

Rachael Benson
Administrative Assistant 
Spiral Foundation
courses@thespiralfoundation.org
(617) 969-4410 ext. 231

When

Saturday, February 2 to
Sunday, February 3, 2019
8:00am to 4:30 PM EST

Where

Spiral Foundation / OTA The Koomar Center
74 Bridge St.
Newton, MA 02458



Driving Directions

Course level: Introductory to Intermediate

Prerequisites: None.

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants, speech and language pathologists with a background in sensory integration theory.

AOTA:
Domain: Client Factors
Process: Assessment

Contact hours: This course is worth a total of 12 contact hours, or 1.2 AOTA CEUs.
The accompanying exam is worth a total of 5.0 contact hours, of .5 AOTA CEUs.
All together participants have the opportunity to earn a total of 17 contact hours, or 1.7 AOTA CEUs. 

Course Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours or CEUs for this course you must attend and participate in the course activities.

Participants wishing to receive credit towards a certificate of completion for the Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration MUST complete the accompanying competency exam following the course.

Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants:  The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.  

ADA/Section 504:  If you require special accommodations, please contact us at the address above.

Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration

The Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration (PECSI) will be returning for its second year starting in February 2017. The Spiral Foundation began offering this five course series in 2016 in response to the dissolution of the WPS/USC SI certification program. This five course program is designed to provide clinicians with a solid foundation of skills to understand, evaluate, and treat sensory integration difficulties. This program includes courses on sensory integration theory, clinical assessment, test administration, interpretation of patterns of sensory integration dysfunction and sensory integration intervention.

In the interest of convenience and accessibility participants have the option to take courses 1, 2, and 5 either live or online. Online courses are available as streamed videos that participants have free access to for the duration of the course. Courses 3 and 4, which address the administration and interpretation of the SIPT tests, must be attended in person. 

Participants of both live and on-line formats will complete competency tests after each course segment to reinforce and assure learning of material. Participants who complete all five courses will receive a certificate of completion for the program.

Essentials of Sensory Integration Theory is the first course in this series. Learn more about how to register for the whole program here.

A Live Two Day Course

Essentials of Sensory Integration Theory

Presented by:
Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
 

Saturday, February 2 &
Sunday, February 3, 2019

This course is Part One of the five part Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration. Learn more about the program HERE. Save money when you register for all five courses!

This course will introduce practitioners to the foundations of sensory integration theory. The core principles of sensory integration will be discussed. The neuroanatomy essential for understanding sensory integration and its application to intervention will be presented in an easy to understand format which will be linked to function throughout the course. The basic neurology and function of the sensory modulation, sensory discrimination and motor function systems will be presented. This course will form a solid foundation for understanding sensory integration theory. Course format includes a combination of lecture, videos, and ample opportunities for questions.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate the key components of sensory integration theory
  2. Describe the key neurology and neuroanatomy essential to understanding sensory modulation, sensory discrimination and motor function
  3. Apply understanding of sensory integration theory to intervention
  4. Relate foundational neurological sensory and motor processes to intervention and function

About the Speaker: Teresa May-Benson is the Executive Director of the Spiral Foundation as well as a practicing occupational therapist at OTA The Koomar Center. She is active in conducting research related to sensory integration through the Spiral Foundation’s Sensory Processing Research Center and Laboratory. She is a well-known lecturer and researcher on sensory integration theory and intervention, has authored book chapters and articles on praxis and sensory integration, and completed her doctoral dissertation on ideational praxis. Dr. May-Benson received her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and her master’s degree from Boston University with a concentration in sensory integration and school system therapy. She was a Maternal and Child Health Fellow in the Doctoral Program in Therapeutic Studies at Boston University. She has received the Virginia Scardinia Award of Excellence from AOTA for her work in ideational praxis.

Cost:
Early Bird (register by January 21): $350 
Standard (register after January 21): $375

Register Now!Cancellation Policy: No refunds except in the event the course is cancelled by Spiral. Please see here towards the bottom of the page for the Spiral Foundation's complete policy regarding cancellations and refunds. For questions, contact us at courses@thespiralfoundation.org or  617-969-4410 ext 231.

Day 1 Course Schedule:

8:30 - 9:00  Registration

9:00 - 10:30  Introduction to Sensory Integration Theory - Taxonomies and Terminology

10:30 - 10:45  Break

10:45 - 12:00  Fundamentals of Sensory Modulation - Neurology and Application to Intervention and Function

12:00 - 1:00  Lunch

1:00 - 2:30  Fundamentals of Somatosensory Processing - Tactile System - Neurology and Application to Intervention and Function

2:30 - 3:00  Break

3:00 - 4:30  Fundamentals of Somatosensory Processing – Proprioceptive System - Neurology and Application to Intervention and Function

 

Day Two Course Schedule
 

9:00 - 10:30  Fundamentals of the Visual System - Neurology and Application to Intervention and Function

10:30 - 10:45  Break

10:45 - 12:00  Fundamentals of the Vestibular-Auditory Systems - Neurology and Application to Intervention and Function

12:00 - 1:00  Lunch

1:00 - 2:30  Fundamentals of the Cerebellum - Neurology and Application to Intervention and Function 

2:30 - 3:00  Break

3:00 - 4:30  Fundamentals of Praxis and Motor Systems - Neurology and Application to Intervention and Function

 

 


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