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Self-Injurious Behaviors: What Causes SIBs and How Can We Address Them From a Sensory Perspective?

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Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L


Self-Injurious Behaviors: What Causes SIBs and How Can We Address Them From a Sensory Perspective?

This 90-minute prerecorded webinar provides an overview of what is known about self-injurious behaviors as they relate to people with developmental disabilities. We review SIB research, present a method of analyzing the behaviors, and share strategies for reducing the frequency and intensity of SIBs. Participants can download and print the course manual as well as other helpful forms.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify three potential causes of self-injurious behaviors.
  2. Differentiate the proactive vs. reactive role of sensory strategies in addressing SIBs.
  3. Select up to three cognitive strategies that may be useful in addressing SIBs.
  4. Identify the factors included in the ABC method of behavior analysis.
  5. Recognize the role of rewards and consequences in addressing SIBs.

Course Information

  • Target Audience: beginning- to intermediate-level occupational therapists and other professionals working with individuals with self-injurious behaviors
  • Course Instructor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L
  • CE Broker course code: 20-593304

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

AOTA-Approved Provider Program Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Approved Provider #8215. This course is approved for 0.15 AOTA CEU or 1.5 contact hours 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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