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Just Right! Teaching Sensory Modulation in Grades K-5

Presented by: 

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L

Watch on-demand and earn AOTA-Approved CEUs

Course Description

Sensory modulation, defined as the ability to respond appropriately to sensory information and remain at an appropriate level of alertness, is critical for academic and social success. Research shows that modulation is a skill that can be taught.

When viewed within a larger educational framework, sensory modulation is seen as a component of emotional regulation and social-emotional learning. This webinar covers the evidence supporting instruction in sensory modulation, basic concepts and terminology to be used in this instruction, and a specific curriculum available to ensure success in this endeavor.

Learning Objectives

1. Define sensory modulation and the three major subtypes of Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD).

2. Identify where sensory modulation fits within a Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) frame of reference and within the tiers of intervention when using a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework.

3. Delineate components of the Just Right! curriculum, including materials and preparation, instructional modifications, and access to demonstration videos and student handouts.

Contact Hours

This course is 1.5 hour in length. (0.15 AOTA CEUs)

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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

As an AOTA-Approved provider of professional development, courses are accepted by NBCOT® at a rate of 1.25 NBCOT PDUs per each hour of course content.

NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

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Register for this course and future courses inside the OT Schoolhouse Collaborative for as little as $120


0-5 minutes


5-30 minutes

Sensory Modulation Overview

30-45 minutes

Correlation of sensory modulation and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

45-60 minutes

Using the Curriculum within Response to Intervention

60-75 minutes

How to Use the Curriculum Lecture

75-85 minutes

Demonstration of Curriculum Lecture

85-90 minutes

Questions and Answers

Your Instructor

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L, is a seasoned and sought after occupational therapist with a specialization in pediatrics, boasting extensive experience in diverse settings such as public schools, outpatient facilities, and home-based services. Currently serving as a full-time therapist in a school district in upstate New York, Kim is also the owner of OTKimWiggins LLC, a venture dedicated to delivering educational opportunities for both parents and professionals. With a notable background as a National program developer, Kim has successfully created and presented training workshops and seminars on various subjects. Since 2010, she has engaged audiences nationwide and internationally, sharing her expertise with therapists, teachers, administrators, and parents. Additionally, Kim is the co-author of "Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5.


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Instructional Methods

A combination of speaker presentation with a slide deck and both synchronous & asynchronous Q+A with the presenter.

Target Audience
& Educational Level

This is an introductory level course intended for occupational therapy practitioners working in school systems or with a goal to better understand occupational therapy in school systems

Course Completion Requirements

To receive a certificate for this course, you must watch the recorded course in its entirety. Then, you will need to take a learning assessment test and earn a score 75% or higher. If you pass, a certificate will be automatically generated and sent to your email.

Special Needs Requests

This course will include closed captioning and a transcript may be available upon request. You may also rewatch the course or sections of the course as needed. Additional accommodations may be requested by reaching out to us via email. 

Financial & Non-financial Disclosures

Speaker Disclosure

Kim Wiggins receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of OTKimWiggins LLC. She is the co-author of Just Right! A Sensory Modulation Curriculum for K-5 and receives royalty payments from the sale of this product.

Sponsor Disclosure

The OTS Collaborative Community is a product of the OT Schoolhouse.

Content Disclosure

This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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Schoolhouse Education, LLC is proud to be an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development

AOTA-Approval for this Professional Development Opportunity is in progress.  

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Terms and Conditions


Schoolhouse Education, LLC will keep a record of your completed CE courses. When applicable, transcript services may include reporting to professional associations and/or state licensure boards. While Schoolhouse Education, LLC will make all reasonable efforts to offer CE credit for its courses, it is not responsible for state or national, or regulatory current policies or changes in CE requirements that may make courses ineligible for CE credits.

Participant Agreement

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Professional Development/Information Disclaimer

The material presented in this course is not intended to represent the only or the best methods appropriate for the occupational therapy and/or medical condition or professional development issues being discussed but rather is intended to present the opinions of the presenters, which may be helpful to other health care professionals at arriving at their own conclusions and consequent application. Attendees participating in this professional development education program do so with full knowledge that they waive any claim they may have against the A-Z School-Based OT Course, Schoolhouse Education, LLC, and OT School House and its staff or representatives for reliance on any information presented during these educational activities.

Waiver of Liability Agreement

I release Schoolhouse Education, LLC, OT Schoolhouse, and its staff, presenters, and any other individuals or entities associated with this course from any and all liability connected with my participation, as well as from any liability related to changes to the schedule, events or activities. I acknowledge and agree that I am participating on my own choice and assume all risk in connection thereof and that in the event that a need for emergency medical service arises, I authorize and consent to such services being provided at my own expense.

Cancelation & Refund Policy

In the event that Schoolhouse Education, LLC must cancel the event for any reason, participants will be offered a credit toward the rescheduled event. OT Schoolhouse Collaborative subscribers may cancel their subscription at any time. 

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