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.
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.
This course is 1.5 hour in length. (0.15 AOTA CEUs)
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Sensory Modulation Overview
Correlation of sensory modulation and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
Using the Curriculum within Response to Intervention
How to Use the Curriculum Lecture
Demonstration of Curriculum Lecture
Questions and Answers
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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A combination of speaker presentation with a slide deck and both synchronous & asynchronous Q+A with the presenter.
& 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
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.
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This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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