Close this search box.

2024 Summer CEU Extravaganza is OPEN! Unlimited CEU courses all summer long! Click here to sign up!

Building Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination Skills in Children and Teens

Webinar Length (Hours):



Lori Benson Adams, MEd


Building Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination Skills in Children and Teens

Self-advocacy includes the ability to understand yourself and your surroundings and then communicate on your behalf. This process is as simple as choosing a sensory activity or as complex as advocating for services at a university. This critical skill is important for autonomy and independence. In this highly practical and extremely timely 90-minute course, participants learn the stages of self-advocacy as well as suggestions for strategies and activities for all ages and ability levels.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the three key stages of self-advocacy.
  2. List activities for a wide range of ability levels at each of the key stages.
  3. Describe resources for promoting self-advocacy in school, community, and clinic settings.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, and other professionals
    Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the following CEU section.
  • Course Instructor: Lori Benson Adams, MEd
  • View Agenda
  • CE Broker course code: 20-934200

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 05211. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.15 CEUs, Introductory Level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Sensational Brain speaker Lori Benson Adams, MEd, head shot

Lori Benson Adams, MEd, is an educational intervention specialist and owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. She has over 35 years of experience with students who experience sensory, learning, behavioral, and executive function challenges. Lori presents nationally to audiences of parents, therapists, and educators. She is known for her immediately practical information and wealth of knowledge and resources. Additional information can be found at To view Lori’s courses, check out her product page.


  • Financial: Lori Benson Adams receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions and Learning Lotus.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Policies and Procedures