STAR Foundations of Development Course: Sensory Processing, Regulation, and Relationship

Add-on AOTA CEUs Option Available for Additional $90
(total $379)
Includes Certificate of Attendance and 1.2 AOTA CEUs

2021 Dates:

December 14-17, 2021
Daily | 5:00 PM-8:00 PM PST
via Zoom Video Conferencing

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2022 Dates:

January 25-28, 2022
Daily | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM MST
via Zoom Video Conferencing

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March 7-28, 2022
Weekly | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
via Zoom Video Conferencing

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May 3-24, 2022
Weekly | 5:00 PM-8:00 PM CDT
via Zoom Video Conferencing 

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July 6-27, 2022
Weekly | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT
via Zoom Video Conferencing 

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September 20-23, 2022
Weekly | 4:00 PM-7:00 PM CDT
via Zoom Video Conferencing 

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November 1-4, 2022
Daily | 5:00 PM-8:00 PM MDT
via Zoom Video Conferencing  

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This course introduces participants to the foundations of development: sensory processing, regulation and relationship. It explores the neurological, behavioral, and functional ties that each of these foundations has with one another. We understand our world through our senses. Our ability to regulate our bodies and minds allows us to learn. We learn and grow best when in nurturing relationships. The impacts of these relationships on day-to-day living over the lifespan will be explored. Clinical implications and guidelines for best practice across a variety of settings and contexts will be discussed.

"Very well-structured course where the different parts were tied nicely together to create a coherent understanding. Highly professional lecturers with a wonderful combination of great knowledge and human connection with participants." ~ Sanne

"The instruction was fantastic and I really enjoyed the discussions with everyone to stay engaged." ~ Yuki B.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize primary roles and interconnected nature of sensory processing, regulation, and relationship in early development
  • Identify neurological foundations and related neurological structures primary to the development of sensory processing, regulation, and relationship
  • Define the subtypes of the Sensory Processing Nosology and their impacts on regulation, relationship, and function
  • Identify at least three clinical implications of the sensory processing-regulation-relationship triad and strategies to apply in treatments

Who should attend

Occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, special education teachers, and other individuals seeking a better understanding of Sensory Processing Disorder.

Attendance Policy

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. 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.

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Program Faculty

Continuing Education