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PRESALE: Developing and Implementing Effective Sensory Diets for Children and Teens

This course is pending AOTA approval and will replace the original course.

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Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L


Developing and Implementing Effective Sensory Diets for Children and Teens

The use of a sensory diet is a research-based method of providing individuals with sensory modulation difficulties with the input they need to function their best. Sensory diets are often helpful for kids who . . .

  • can’t stop moving,
  • tend to be sluggish or unmotivated,
  • are picky eaters,
  • struggle with transitions,
  • struggle with emotional regulation,
  • and more!

Sensory diets are often recommended, yet poorly understood and often misused.

This 5-hour, practical, evidence-based, online course equips therapists, teachers, and caregivers with the ability to determine the child’s sensory needs and implement a sensory diet to meet the child’s needs effectively. You finish this course with everything you need to start implementing effective sensory diets immediately, including . . .

  • checklists and forms to guide you from start to finish,
  • resources and tons of examples,
  • what to do when a sensory diet doesn’t work, and
  • strategies to ensure follow-through at home and school.

Learning Outcomes

  1. State three types of sensory modulation disorders.
  2. Identify assessment results to formulate an effective sensory diet plan.
  3. List different options available to assist in teaching self-modulation skills.
  4. State two research-based tools for creating visual sensory diet supports.
  5. Identify the proper usage of forms and checklists provided to empower parents and teachers to support children in their daily environments.
  6. List three sensory strategies to meet the needs of individual clients appropriately.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level occupational therapists, teachers, and caregivers
  • Course Instructor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L
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  • CE Broker course code: 20-000000

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development (#8215). Course approval ID# 00000. This distance learning, independent format is offered at 0.6 CEUs, Introductory level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

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. After selling Sensational Brain LLC in 2020, Gwen returned to school-based OT in a consultant position. Gwen continues to present to audiences nationwide on topics related to sensory modulation and self-regulation. She lives in Galesburg, Michigan, with her husband and pets and enjoys spending time with her adult daughters. 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 speaking fees from Sensational Brain LLC. Gwen is co-author of Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5®.
  • Nonfinancial: Gwen is the original owner of Sensational Brain LLC and founder of BrainWorks. No other relevant nonfinancial relationship exists. No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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