Effective Sensory Diets: An evidence-based approach
What’s the purpose of a sensory diet? Who needs a sensory diet? How do sensory activities affect the neurochemicals in the brain? How often should sensory breaks be provided? What sensory activities will be beneficial for this child? Which behaviors are most likely to be impacted through the use of a sensory diet? Are sensory diets research-based? This 2-hour course (formerly titled Sensory Diets 101) seeks to answer these very important questions! This course is also available in a pediatric OT webinar package.
- Identify four neurochemicals impacted by sensory activities.
- Recognize the three primary types of sensory modulation disorder.
- Discuss the recommended frequency and duration of sensory breaks.
- Select target behaviors most likely to be impacted by a sensory diet based on research available.
- Differentiate the use of calming, alerting, and just-right activities.
Target Audience: introductory-level OTs/COTAs, PTs/PTAs, other professionals, and parents
Course Instructor: Gwen Wild, MOT, OTR/L
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
This course is approved for 0.2 AOTA CEU or two contact hours under this Classification Code: Category 2, OT Process: Intervention.
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