Sensory Processing and Integration: Science and Practice

The University of Florida is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 5912. This distance learning-interactive is offered at .4 CEUs (4 contact hours), intermediate level, OT Service Delivery, and Professional Issues, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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Addressing sensory processing is an intervention approach to support self-regulation based on the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework 4. Self-regulation is critical to promote emotional stability in preparation for social participation or work or leisure activities or executive functioning to support engagement in occupation and meaningful activities.

Target Audience

Occupational therapy practitioners, health care professionals, and stakeholders interested in sensory processing and integration.

Educational Level

Intermediate: Information is geared to practitioners with some knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing intermediate information.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • State current trends affecting the provision of occupational therapy services utilizing a sensory integration approach.
  • Provide examples of innovative clinical applications informed by sensory integration across the lifespan in different contexts.
  • Describe a novel parent-mediated intervention targeting sensory reactivity and regulation for infants at elevated likelihood for autism.
  • Explain the theoretical framework and structural elements of Caregiver Co-Regulation Coaching application to practice with families of children who have experienced trauma and have sensory processing challenges.

AOTA Classification Codes

  • OT Service Delivery
  • Professional Issues
  • Foundational Knowledge

Completion Requirements

0.4 AOTA CEUs (4 Contact Hours for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners) will be awarded upon full attendance of the interactive conference. Participants seeking occupational therapy continuing education credit must demonstrate satisfactory participation in the entirety of the professional development activity and complete a learning outcome assessment at the end of the event.

Disclosure Statement

Instructors have stated that they have not received funding to support this training.

Instructional Methods

Four (4) hour distance learning and interactive conference course during which the learner will listen to three presentations, reference PowerPoint® slides, and verify attendance.


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