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Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder: Over 75 Proven Strategies for Social Skills, Behavior & Learning

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

By attending this seminar you will learn sensory connection to behavior and learning struggles for those with Autism. You will leave with specific strategies you can implement immediately as well as creative ideas about how to design new-innovative strategies next week.

Early signs of sensory processing difficulties that may be linked to autism will be more recognizable. The brain research supports using sensory integration theory as a lens for viewing specific behavioral, learning and social challenges. Take home sensory strategies to aid children with autism for increased success academically and socially.

It is imperative that you get the tools you need to help children with autism work through the sensory-related difficulties since these difficulties may hinder a child from success in other areas. This means that interns, psychologists in private practice, teachers, speech pathologists, families and all people working with children should understand and learn to recognize the sensory needs of the children/adults who have autism spectrum disorder.
  1. Summarize more than 75 proven strategies for social skills, behavior and learning.
  2. Assess how sensory processing, environmental and communication issues influence learning and behavior.
  3. Describe the latest brain research on autism spectrum disorders and how these findings impact the way therapists and educators work with children/adolescence.
  4. Explain how early sensory-motor experiences are stored in the brain.
  5. List the components of sensory integration and sensory processing difficulties common to children with a diagnosis of autism.
  6. Examine how early experiences may be perceived differently for children with autism due to brain differences.
  7. Summarize how underlying sensory processing difficulties impact learning, behavior and social skills.
  8. Outline specific strategies that can be used when working with children/adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.


Peggy Graham, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist who has worked with children with sensory processing difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, and social/behavioral issues in both educational and clinical settings. She holds a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Samuel Merritt College. Ms. Graham has helped multiple educators, students, and families to integrate strategies that support the development, performance, and participation of children at school and at home. As an occupational therapist with School Steps, Inc., Ms. Graham has worked closely with Tara Delaney, MS. OTR/L, creator of the Making Sense-ory® programs. She is pleased to join Ms. Delaney in presenting this beneficial program to educators, clinicians and families.

Speaker Disclosure

Financial: Peggy Graham has an employment relationship with School Steps, Inc. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Peggy Graham has indicated that she has worked closely with Tara Delaney, MS, OTR/L, creator of the Making Sense-ory® programs.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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