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Sensory AND Behavior: Determining the Underlying Causes and Addressing Difficult Behaviors Appropriately

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Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L


Sensory AND Behavior: Determining the Underlying Causes and Addressing Difficult Behaviors Appropriately

When difficult behaviors arise in children with sensory processing disorders, we often ask ourselves whether the behaviors are sensory OR behavioral in nature. However, experience shows us that the answer is usually both—sensory AND behavioral. This 2-hour webinar includes a framework for wholistic intervention, research to support this approach, and tools to get started right away.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss where sensory factors fit into the ABC method of behavior analysis.
  2. Delineate proactive and reactive strategies to address difficult behaviors.
  3. Select cognitive strategies to address certain behaviors.
  4. Recognize the role of sensory strategies in minimizing maladaptive behaviors.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, and other pediatric professionals
  • Course Instructor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L
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  • CE Broker course code: 20-929467
  • Learning Assessment: Objective post-test

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 05559. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Introductory Level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorders. Gwen is the creator of BrainWorks sensory diet tools. Although selling the business in October 2020, she remains with Sensational Brain as the AOTA CE Administrator. She currently works as an Intensive Support Specialist for a large educational service agency. Gwen presents to audiences nationwide on topics related to sensory modulation and self-regulation. She lives in Galesburg, Michigan, with her husband and will soon have an empty nest as her three daughters venture out on their own. Learn more about Gwen’s mission and why she created BrainWorks on our About page. To view Gwen’s courses, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Gwen Wild receives compensation for her responsibilities as CE administrator for AOTA as well as speaking fees from Sensational Brain LLC. Gwen is co-author of Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5®.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


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