People are both social and sensory beings. Their ability to engage with their lives and other people depends on their ability to interact in satisfying ways. Since each person has distinct sensory processing patterns, we must consider these sensory patterns as we support people to have a satisfying life. In this course, we will explore ways to support people in authentic places and activities and how to ensure that professional efforts generalize to peoples' entire lives.
Course created on November 8, 2018
Course Type: Video
CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Performance Skills; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC); IACET/0.1; NBCOT/1.25 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the contribution of sensory processing patterns to peoples quality of life.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the sensory aspects of activities and settings that might support or interfere with social engagement.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe what new professional approaches might contribute to better outcomes.
|5-20 Minutes||Sensory Patterns|
|20-35 Minutes||Sensory Aspects That Support or Interfere with Social Engagement|
|35-50 Minutes||Professional Approaches to Social Engagement|
|50-55 Minutes||Case Examples|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Dr. Dunn is Distinguished Professor of the Department of Occupational Therapy Education at the University of Missouri. She is also a Certified Positive Psychology Coach and co-founder of Dunn & Pope Strengths Based Coaching.
She is an internationally known expert for her studies about sensory processing in everyday life. She has published more than 100 research articles, book chapters and books, and has spoken around the world about her work. She is the author/ coauthor of all of the Sensory Profile measures, which capture people’s responses to sensory events in everyday life; these assessments have been translated into dozens of languages and are used for both professional practice and in research programs. She has received the top honors in her field, including the Award of Merit for outstanding overall contributions, and the Eleanor Clark Slagle Lectureship for outstanding academic contributions; she is a member of the Academy of Research for the American Occupational Therapy Foundation and has received the A. Jean Ayres research award.
She has also received awards for innovative and engaging teaching, including the Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Award, the Kemper Teaching Fellowship and in 2011 she received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Professorship from the University of Kansas. She has written a book for the public about her research entitled Living Sensationally understanding your senses, which has been featured in Time magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, Canadian Public Radio and the London Times newspaper among others. In July 2009, Living Sensationally received the Seal of Excellence from the Children of the New Earth magazine for parents, professionals and other caregivers.
Dr. Dunn’s most recent work is to demonstrate the effectiveness of coaching to support families and other professionals. She has conducted several research studies and published about the use of coaching with families who have children with autism. She has also employed web conferencing technology to support families in remote locations who cannot get services; her telehealth studies have also shown that coaching is also effective within these technology options, broadening ideas about how to provide evidence based care to all families.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
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