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Sensory Processing Disorder: Practical Solutions that Work

Join Rondalyn Varney Whitney for this one-day, seminar recording. Rondalyn will teach you how the foundation of our seven senses helps children adapt and respond to the environment around them and how poor processing affects them in all aspects of their lives. Furthermore, you will learn how to use a sensory diet effectively and how to measure functional change using a sensory integrative approach.

Upon completion of seminar recording, you will:
  • learn how to use sensory techniques in many different environments
  • be able to identify behaviors
  • learn how to use sensory strategies to support family quality of life
  • recognize when a child needs a referral for occupational therapy
  • discover the new categories of sensory processing outlined in the DSM-5®
  • acquire a common language and terms to describe SPD
Top 10 Questions That Will Be Addressed
  1. What should I do when a child is having trouble sitting in a chair?
  2. How do I use sensory based interventions?
  3. How do I know if my interventions are following theory?
  4. How can I use sensory integration techniques across the lifespan?
  5. What can I do to help children who have to touch and handle everything?
  6. How does sensory influence learning?
  7. How can I help children who are hypersensitive to touch?
  8. What do we know from the research and how it impacts treatment?
  9. How can I help children who are drooling and chew on everything?
  10. How do I increase eye contact and joint attention?


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Beth Aune
5 Hours 55 Minutes
Audio and Video
28 Jan, 2013
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.



Beth Aune's Profile

Beth Aune Related seminars and products: 1

OTR/L, Owner and Therapist

Desert Occupational Therapy for Kids

Beth Aune is the owner-therapist of Desert Occupational Therapy for Kids, a pediatric outpatient clinic. Beth and her team of dedicated and passionate professionals provide assessment and intervention for at-risk children with a variety of diagnoses, including: autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, developmental delay, feeding dysfunction, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy and others. Beth is a co-author of Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom (2010), and Behavior Solutions in and Beyond the Inclusive Classroom (2011). She is a speaker throughout the nation on the topic of practical solutions and strategies for teachers to address challenging behaviors in the school setting. Beth and her team of occupational therapists are dedicated to helping children achieve their highest potential in their daily function, with an emphasis on partnership with parents, caregivers and teachers.


Speaker Disclosures:


Financial: Beth Aune is employed by Desert Occupational Therapy for Kids. She is a speaker and author for Future Horizons, Inc. and receives compensation. She is a speaker who receives an honorarium for PESI, Inc.


Non-Financial: Beth Aune has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  • Identify the subtypes of sensory processing disorder.
  • Recognize when a child needs an evaluation.
  • Describe common behaviors and correlate them to the sensory system that is most likely causing the issues.
  • Appropriately identify and implement sensory methods into your professional bag of techniques.
  • Explain how the sensory techniques are working.
  • Use a sensory diet effectively and measure functional change.


  • Terminology
  • Sensory Integration vs. Sensory Processing
  • How the sensory system effects human development
  • Evidence vs. assumptions made about sensory integration
The Seven Senses
  • Understand what each system really does and how they interact with other systems
  • Basic treatment of each system
Occupational Therapy and Research
  • Problems and solutions
  • What we know and how it impacts treatment
  • Sensory processing, anxiety and depression
New Nosology of Sensory Processing Disorder
  • New categories and how they present in a child - video examples
  • Treatment framework for each type
Sensory Diets
  • What it is
  • Why we use it
  • How to implement exercises and which ones to use
  • Measure results
Sensory vs. Behavior
  • How to tell the difference
  • What are the priorities for change
  • Ways to help change behavior

Target Audience

Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Physical Therapists and Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists



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