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Low Budget Sensory Rooms and DIY Sensory Equipment

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Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L


Low Budget Sensory Rooms and DIY Sensory Equipment

This prerecorded and informative 1- hour webinar empowers you to create budget-friendly sensory equipment and use what you already have in creative ways! Information provided is applicable to both home and school environments. The course manual, which will be available to download and print, contains DIY instructions and links for weighted blankets, compression vests, deep-pressure strategies, tactile bins, and more!

Learning Outcomes

  1. Collaborate with other professionals to share low-budget and DIY sensory ideas.
  2. Identify everyday items that can be used in place of more expensive sensory equipment.
  3. Obtain instructions to create a variety of sensory equipment.
  4. Prioritize sensory equipment that must be purchased to maximize your budget.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, PTs, SLPs, teachers, and other professionals and parents with a solid understanding of sensory processing disorder
  • Course Instructor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L
  • CE Brokercourse code: 20-590474

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #8215. This webinar is approved for 0.1 AOTA CEU or 1 contact hour under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Process: Intervention. 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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