Anne Bentley, MS, OTR, Missy Briody, MS, OTR and Liz Duffy, OTR recently completed the SPD Foundation’s Advanced Intensive Mentorship: Diagnosis & Treatment of Sensory Processing Disorders Level I program, taught by Sarah Schoen, PhD, OTR and Lisa Porter, MOT, OTR/L .
The five day level I program has been designed to provide participants with an understanding of the latest research in Sensory Processing Disorder and to enhance clinical skills. Course content included differentiation of subtypes of SPD, evaluation of children with SPD and synthesis of information into an OT assessment, and realistic, functional goal setting using Goal Attainment Scaling. Additionally, Anne, Missy and Liz learned about clinical reasoning tools for intervention and home adaptation developed by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller and Dr. Schoen. The course also included mentorship in treatment planning and applying a clinical reasoning approach to documentation and interdisciplinary communication. Emphasis was placed on the role of the families of children with SPD, addressing family needs and desires and engaging families in the treatment process.
Congratulations Liz, Missy and Anne!