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Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder Strategies Bundle: Seminar Recording + 3 Books
Package - Video & Book
$262.97 USD
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Package - Video & Book   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording (5 hours, 50 minutes) with electronic manual and instructions| (softcover) Books: see individual descriptions for page counts.
PESI Publishing & Media
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
[+] [-] 060115 - Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder: Over 75 Proven Strategies for Social Skills, Behavior & Learning
  1. Assess how sensory processing, environmental and communication issues influence learning and behavior.
  2. Analyze the latest brain research on autism spectrum disorders and how these findings impact the way therapists and educators work with children/adolescents.
  3. Determine how early sensory-motor experiences are stored in the brain.
  4. Present the components of sensory integration and sensory processing difficulties common to children with a diagnosis of autism.
  5. Evaluate how early experiences may be perceived differently for children with autism due to brain differences.
  6. Ascertain how underlying sensory processing difficulties impact learning, behavior and social skills.

[+] [-] 060115 - Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder: Over 75 Proven Strategies for Social Skills, Behavior & Learning

Sensory Processing Components and Strategies

  • Vestibular
  • Proprioception
  • Tactile
  • Visual
  • Auditory

Autism: Concepts & Research

  • Latest brain research
  • Executive function
  • Theory of Mind
  • Central Coherence Theory
  • Mirror neurons

Praxis (Motor Planning)

  • Impact on those with autism
  • Gross motor
  • Fine motor
  • Strategies for teaching new motor skills including activities of daily living


  • 0 to 3:
    • Non-contingent sensory diet
    • Safe activities (e.g. bath time) to introduce new textures
  • Preschool
    • Sensory activities to expand play
    • Sensory activities to promote language
  • Early grades:
    • Sensory input to increase focus on a task
    • Teach Change
  • Middle school:
    • Sensory with executive function strategies
    • Social sensory stories the student creates
    • Case studies

Blending Strategies

  • Incorporate sensory with Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Sensory paired with visual communication strategies



Tara Delaney, M.S., O.T.R./L, is a pediatric occupational therapist who has worked with children for more than a decade and a half. She founded BabySteps in 1998 to provide consultative, evaluative, and direct treatment services in schools and private settings. BabySteps recently expanded its charter and was renamed Steps Therapy to reflect the expanded populations now being served. Tara is the Executive Director of Steps Therapy Inc. and specializes in sensory integration, autism, ADHD and learning disabilities. She is commissioned regularly by school systems to work closely with early education teachers on ideas to promote a more integrated learning environment within the classroom. Tara developed the Making Senseory® series to highlight how the nervous system's processing of sensory information is a crucial foundation for academic and social success. Tara regularly conducts seminars nationally and internationally on sensory integration, child development, Autism and behavioral issues. Her book, The Sensory Processing Answer Book, is currently available in bookstores.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Tara Delaney is in a leadership position with School Steps, Inc. and Baby Steps Therapy. She is an author for Sourcebook, McGraw-Hill, and PESI Publishing & Media. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Tara Delaney has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Mary Hamrick, M.A., CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist who has been evaluating and providing direct service to students with special needs for more than 20 years. She is currently the director of speech for School Steps Inc. which is located in the Sacramento area. School Steps provides school based speech and occupational therapists to surrounding school districts and has a clinic in Rocklin, California.

Mary began her career in education as a language arts teacher and has spent the past 20 years working primarily with children with Autism, Aspergers and specific learning disabilities. She has a B.S. in Education from Western Illinois University and an M.A. in Speech Language Pathology from California State University, Long Beach. Mary is an accredited member of the American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA), and holds a California license in Speech Pathology. Her current interest is working with socially limited students by analyzing social interaction and its implications for school and overall success.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Mary C. Hamrick is the Director of Speech Therapy for School Steps, Inc. She is an author for PESI Publishing & Media and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Mary C. Hamrick is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 043415 - The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book
[+] [-] 043730 - 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger's, and Sensory Processing Disorders
[+] [-] 060115 - Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder: Over 75 Proven Strategies for Social Skills, Behavior & Learning
[+] [-] 083815 - Building Social Skills for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders and Learning Disabilities
Teachers, Administrator, Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists & Assistants