The BrainWorks Approach to Developing Effective Sensory Diets for Children and Teens
- Monday, February 10, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM CST
- Location: Braun Education Center, 6020 W. 151st Street, Oak Forest, IL 60452
- Registration: Southwest Cook County Cooperative Association For Special Education: Learning Links
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) impacts a person’s ability to properly translate signals from the senses. One important component of sensory processing is sensory modulation, which is the ability to respond appropriately to incoming sensory information. While this can be a stand-alone disorder in some individuals, we commonly see modulation issues overlap with Autism, ADHD, anxiety, genetic disorders, and learning disabilities. The use of a sensory diet is a research-based method of providing these individuals with the sensory input they need to function their best. This practical and evidence-based seminar equips participants with the ability to determine the sensory needs of children and implement sensory diets to effectively meet their needs. Through case studies and interactive stations, you leave with the knowledge and tools to make a difference in children’s lives the very next day!
- Identify three types of sensory modulation disorders.
- Utilize assessment results to formulate an effective sensory diet plan.
- Explain the essential components involved in teaching self-modulation skills.
- Access research-based tools for creating visual sensory diet supports.
- Utilize forms and checklists provided to empower parents and teachers to support the children in their daily environments.
- Identify sensory strategies to appropriately meet the needs of individual clients.
Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, SLPs, PTs, BCBAs, counselors, teachers, and others
Course Instructor: 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 owner of Sensational Brain LLC and creator of BrainWorks sensory diet tools. Gwen presents to audiences nationwide on topics related to sensory modulation. She lives in Galesburg, Michigan, with her husband and three teenage daughters.
- Financial: Gwen Wild is the owner of Sensational Brain LLC and receives proceeds from all sales. Gwen is receiving an honorarium from Southwest Cook County Cooperative Association for Special Education for this presentation.
- Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
This course is approved for 0.6 AOTA CEU or six contact hours under these Classification Codes: Category 2, OT Process: Evaluation and OT Process: Intervention.
This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
♦ Information on refunds and returns
♦ Continuing education policies and procedures, course completion requirements, special needs request, complaint policy, and more
♦ Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.