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Sensory AND Behavior: A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Challenging Behaviors

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Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L


Sensory AND Behavior: A Comprehensive Approach to Addressing Challenging Behaviors

One of the most common questions Occupational Therapists are asked is, “Is it sensory or behavior?” In this fast-paced course, the presenter guides you through the neurochemicals involved in sensory modulation; the correlation between related disorders such as Bipolar, anxiety, ADHD, and Autism; and introduces you to a whole-brain approach to addressing difficult behaviors (such as self-injurious behaviors, aggression, meltdowns, toilet training, picky eating, and masturbation) from a sensory perspective. This innovative, 6-hour, webinar leaves you with handy forms, intervention tools, and the knowledge you need to differentiate behavioral issues from sensory challenges.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the roles of neurochemicals in sensory processing and related diagnoses.
  2. Utilize a method of behavior analysis to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
  3. Apply a whole-brain approach to develop an intervention plan for the management of difficult behaviors.
  4. Differentiate current cognitive and behavioral approaches and understand how to integrate these with a sensory frame of reference.
  5. Identify the role of visual sensory diet tools to support children and teens in their daily environments.
  6.  List best practice strategies for collaboration with other professionals to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to address the most challenging behaviors.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: intermediate- to advanced-level occupational therapists, pediatric professionals, and teachers who have completed the prerequisites and/or have a solid foundational knowledge of sensory modulation disorder
  • Course Instructor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L
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  • CE Broker course code: 20-1126542

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development (#8215). Course approval ID# 08117. This distance learning, independent format is offered at 0.6 CEUs, Intermediate 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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