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A Sensory Fitness Approach to Evidenced-Based Sensorimotor Interventions

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Matt Sloan, COTA/L


A Sensory Fitness Approach to Evidenced-Based Sensorimotor Interventions

Ready to explore evidence-based integrative fitness and sensorimotor activities to address trunk control and bilateral coordination through play? In this jam-packed, 1.5-hour webinar, you learn about integrative fitness and sensorimotor activities to implement into your practice in the clinic, in the classroom, or at home setting that will help to improve whole-body movement, trunk control, midline development, coordination, motor planning, and more, all while using what motivates your client. Designed for occupational therapists and other pediatric professionals, this course is full of easy-to-implement activities, research-based treatment interventions, and education to promote your clients’ occupational performance in a plethora of environments.

This is an interactive workshop through participation and demonstration. Although not required, all or some of the following equipment is suggested to have available during the training. Modifications and adaptations can be easily made if this equipment is unavailable. We ask that all participants interact to the best of their ability and willingness to participate:

  • Jump rope or another length of rope (4-6 feet long)
  • Resistance or therapy band
  • Football or similar size ball (partially deflated is okay)
  • Stick/bat/broom handle, etc. (anything sticklike that promotes two-handed holding)

Learning Outcomes

  1. List the benefits of using play and motivation to engage your client.
  2. Identify how to functionally address stability and coordination through play-based interventions.
  3. Select activities to utilize coiling core to address trunk stability.
  4. Describe the benefits of using ropes to engage in bilateral coordination interventions.
  5. State how to use sticks, bats, and clubs in bilateral coordination interventions.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, and other pediatric 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.
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  • Course Instructor: Matt Sloan, COTA/L
  • CE Broker course code: 20-890431

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity ID# 03897. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Matt Sloan, COTA/L, speaker for Sensational Brain LLC

Matt Sloan, COTA/L, specializes in sensory integration therapy. As the owner of Sensory Fitness, an adaptive fitness company, he works with children and adults experiencing sensory difficulties and other neurodiversities. Sensory Fitness combines sensory integration therapy and integrative fitness with a focus on helping people improve motor skills, whole-body strengthening, emotional regulation, and more.

Matt’s mission is to educate as many professionals as possible on using sensory strategies and integrative movements that can impact behavior and function. He promotes using a bottom-up approach as the most effective method to help clients struggling with sensory difficulties, trauma, stress, and movement disorders through playful and motivational games, activities, and exercises. As a former special education teacher, adaptive PE teacher, and fitness trainer struggling with ADHD himself, Matt’s focus is helping those with a history of trauma or movement disorders, as well as those on the neurodiverse spectrum address daily difficulties.

When he is at home, Matt usually has family members involved in movement-related activities, despite their protests! While his wife is at work and his kids are at school, Matt can’t sit still. He stays busy working with clients or making up strange games, exercises, and virtual workshops in his sensory gym with his dog, Rex, who doesn’t seem to mind.


  • Financial: Matt Sloan is the owner of Sensory Fitness,, and receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC.
  • Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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