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Conducted by WPS and USC
Course I – The Sensory Integration Perspective
May 28 through June 1, 2007,
instructed by : Susanne Smith Roley
Course IV – Sensory Integration Intervention
June 4-8, 2007,
instructed by : Erna Blanche

The Sensory Integration Perspective
The Perspective course provides both an overview of sensory integration and in-depth information on its theoretical foundations, including the role of sensory integration in development.
    The first day introduces the basic concepts of sensory integration in order to identify and address difficulties resulting from sensory integrative deficits.
    The following days deliver effective, focused instruction on individual sensory systems, on praxis, and on how these affect everyday activities. This information is used to identify deviations from typical sensory integration and praxis functions, and to provide insight into sensory integrative intervention principles.
Learning Objectives
Following the course, participants will be able to:

·         identify the different sensory systems and their contributions to daily life;

·         identify the basic principles of sensory integration;

·         list several sensory strategies that can be used at home, in school, and in the community to enhance function;

·         explain to clients the relationship of sensory integration to typical and atypical development;

·         describe the roles of the individual sensory systems in human activity;

·         discuss praxis and its role in performance and behavior;

relate the spectrum of sensory integrative functions to occupation
Course IV:
Sensory Integration Intervention
The Intervention course provides clinical reasoning strategies for designing and implementing intervention using a sensory integration frame of reference.
Learning Objectives 
Following this course, participants will be able to:

·         utilize clinical reasoning skills to interpret behaviors that might have a sensory integrative base

·         plan and provide intervention programs for children with sensory integrative dysfunction

·         explain the rationale behind the use of an activity to facilitate adaptive responses

·         explain the relationship of an adaptive response to a child’s occupational engagement

  • implement intervention with a wide variety of pediatric disabilities from a sensory integrative frame of reference