Bridging the Gap: Making OT and ABA Recommendations
Presenter: Kristen Sidman, MEd., MS, OTR/L
Date and Time: Thursday, April 5, 2018, 1:00pm-3:00pm EDT
Online Live 2-hour Webinar (lecture format -slides/video)
Introductory level—no prerequisites
Appropriate for: OTRs, COTAs, SPED teachers, BCBAs, parents
Description: Children with Autism are serviced by an educational team of professionals who collaboratively plan, implement and monitor their educational goals. In providing best practice in their domains, practitioners may find themselves in a position where there is conflict between the various stakeholders (e.g., the student, school personnel, family, etc.). Frames of referenced used by professionals on the team can appear to be contrary to one another, leaving the team in an intervention dilemma. Applied Behavior Analysis and Sensory Integration are two such interventions that can appear to be at odds. This webinar seeks to explain these challenges and determine where educational professionals can collaborate to include the best program for students.
At the conclusion of this discussion, the learner will be able to describe the following items:
- Recent change in the DSM regarding Autism Diagnosis including inclusion of sensory differences
- The root of the discrepancy between these approaches
- Describe suggestions of methods for capitalizing on the benefits of both in a harmonious approach.
0.2 AOTA CEs (2 contact hours) offered with completion of evaluation form
Cancellations by learners will be accepted up until one week prior to the webinar with full refund (i.e., no withholding of an administrative fee). Cancellations made after March 29, 2018 will not be refunded.
If another individual from the same agency/organization wants to substitute for a registrant who cannot attend, they may do so without any charge (contact Megan Cyr, Public Schools Consulting Services Administrative Specialist at email@example.com)to arrange the substitution.