Brain Structure and Function: Application to Sensory Integration and Processing

2022 Upcoming Livestream Dates

8:00am - 11:00am MT | Thursdays
July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2022 

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Cost: $675/per person

This includes all course readings, resources, and weekly live-streamed sessions.


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Sensory integration and processing is a theory, assessment, and intervention approach that is grounded in neuroscience. While there are a wealth of resources available on neuroscience, few of them link specifically back to the constructs in the clinical use of this approach. This course offers participants that learning opportunity. We will begin with the basics of CNS structure and function. Going beyond this, we will spend time developing an understanding of the neuroscience foundations supporting sensory integrative functions. Along those lines, we will look at sensory and motor systems, and structure/function relationships with behavior. We will examine neuroplasticity and the relationship of this process to occupational therapy. Within each of these foundations, we will address the impact on childhood occupational engagement and performance. 
 
Course Structure and Instructional Methods:

  • weekly 3-hour live-streamed sessions with group discussion
  • 3-4 short screencasts prior to each live-streamed session (5-10 minutes each)
  • up to 60 minutes pre-reading prior to each session
  • 45-minute learning assignment, available one week prior to each live-streamed session
  • Download a copy of the full course agenda here

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate among deep and superficial neural structures and associated functions
  • Interpret neuroplasticity as it applies to typical and atypical development
  • Assess potential links between CNS structure/function and observed sensory and/or behavioral concerns interfering with occupational performance
  • Describe and apply knowledge about basic structure and function relationships as they relate to occupational therapy
  • Investigate the neuroscience underpinnings related to sensory integration and processing clinical behavior(s) and appraise linkages between this topic, occupational performance, and occupational therapy practice

Who Should Attend
Clinicians interested in understanding the link between neuroscience and sensory integration and processing and its impact on occupation
Level: Intermediate

Attendance Requirements
Participants are required to attend the live-streamed sessions in real-time to receive a Certificate of Completion for the program. Participants may miss 1 session during the livestreamed course to be eligible for a certificate of completion and CEUs. A brief CEU quiz must also be completed and passed with at least 80% accuracy for each section to verify competency. The course instructor(s) must be informed of any absences ahead of time. Emergencies or unplanned absences will be handled at discretion of the course instructor(s) and Director of Education.
 
Video recordings are typically available to all participants for up to 1 week after the recorded sessions, however, this is not guaranteed due to potential technical issues. If video recordings are available, this may be reviewed in the case of a planned or unplanned absence.

 


Presenter: Shelly J. Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA 

Instructor - Shelly LaneShelly Lane is Professor and Academic Program Director at Colorado State University and Professor of Occupational Therapy at University of Newcastle, Australia. With degrees in both occupational therapy and neuroscience, she has focused her research on neuroscience applications in occupational therapy, and neurophysiologic underpinnings of sensory integration and processing in children. Her current research addresses playfulness and interaction in father-child pairs; effectiveness of the Alert Program®  for self-regulation in children with autism; effect of participation in Camp Jabiru on self-regulation, playfulness, and sensory integration/processing, and understanding the physiologic correlates of sensory modulation disorders and occupational therapy interventions. Her clinical work includes that with children who have experienced early childhood trauma, and children with sensory concerns linked to ADHD and ASDShelly J. Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA 


Shelly Lane is Professor and Academic Program Director at Colorado State University and Professor of Occupational Therapy at University of Newcastle, Australia. With degrees in both occupational therapy and neuroscience, she has focused her research on neuroscience applications in occupational therapy, and neurophysiologic underpinnings of sensory integration and processing in children. Her current research addresses playfulness and interaction in father-child pairs; effectiveness of the Alert Program® for self-regulation in children with autism; effect of participation in Camp Jabiru on self-regulation, playfulness, and sensory integration/processing, and understanding the physiologic correlates of sensory modulation disorders and occupational therapy interventions. Her clinical work includes that with children who have experienced early childhood trauma, and children with sensory concerns linked to ADHD and ASD.


Credentialing and Continuing Education

STAR Institute is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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Approximately 12 Professional Contact Hours (1.2 AOTA CEUs) are awarded for full completion of this program. Participants receive credential certificates documenting completion of the specialized training in SPD.