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Simplifying Sensory Diets with Visual Supports


Webinar Length (Hours):



Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L

Original price was: $35.00.Current price is: $0.00.

Simplifying Sensory Diets with Visual Supports

This FREE, 1-hour, introductory webinar provides new and experienced sensory diet users with the information they need to begin using BrainWorks Sensory Diets successfully in home and classroom environments. Gwen reviews basic theory related to sensory modulation disorders and shares relevant research to ensure that you use an evidence-based approach to meet the needs of the kids you work with. Next, Rachel demonstrates using BrainWorks tools so you can get started making sensory diets with easy-to-implement visual supports.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the three primary types of modulation disorders.
  2. List three, evidence-based activities used to organize the nervous system.
  3. Describe treatment interventions that are used to increase, decrease and regulate arousal level in a variety of environments.
  4. Identify the primary purpose of the types of visual tools used to create evidence-based sensory diets.

Course Information

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program

Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development (#8215). Course approval ID# 06780. This distance learning, independent format is offered at 0.1 CEU, Introductory level, OT Service Delivery. 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. 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.

Image of Sensational Brain owner Rachel Harrington

Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC, is a pediatric occupational therapy assistant, passionate about sensory integration, primitive reflexes, and early intervention. In October 2020, Rachel took over Sensational Brain, previously owned by Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L, in which she has rebranded and expanded into new courses, products, and more!

In addition to Sensational Brain, Rachel founded The Sensory Project, which shares simple sensory strategies and tips and handmade sensory tools on Etsy. She works part-time with Harkla to create sensory-related content for parents and therapists through a podcast, courses, and more.

Rachel is passionate about sharing her knowledge of sensory integration by participating in speaking engagements with nonprofit organizations, schools, childcare centers, and community events to increase early identification of sensory processing challenges.

Rachel lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, two young children and golden retriever, where they are always hiking, exploring or spending time with family.


  • Financial: Rachel owns Sensational Brain LLC, receives proceeds from all sales, and co-hosts All Things Sensory by Harkla Podcast.
  • Nonfinancial: Rachel works part-time with Harkla Co. as a content creator.

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