Continuing Education for BCBAs and Professionals

Ongoing webinars designed for BCBAs and other professionals

Upcoming Webinars:

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:

  1. Recent change in the DSM regarding Autism Diagnosis including inclusion of sensory differences
  2. The root of the discrepancy between these approaches
  3. Describe suggestions of methods for capitalizing on the benefits of both in a harmonious approach.

Cost: $40

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 arrange the substitution.

Relevant AOTA Classification Codes for this single course include the following:
Category 1: DOMAIN OF OT
Topic: Occupations/Education & Social Participation
Topic: Client Factors/Body Functions/Mental & Sensory Functions
Topic: Performance Skills/Social Interaction Skills
Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process
Topic: Intervention/Occupations & Activities
Topic: Activity Demands/Required actions and performance skills
As part of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)’s Approved Provider Program – Single Course Approval, AOTA is requesting that participants of this course complete a short online survey about your continuing education experience with our organization as an AOTA Approved Single Course Provider. Completing this survey will also enter you into a quarterly drawing for a $100 voucher for AOTA publications or CE. To access the survey go to:
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.