Avanti Educational Programs

Sensory Defensiveness: A comprehensive treatment approach

Patricia Wilbarger, MEd, FAOTA & Julia Wilbarger, PhD, OTR




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2 Day Workshop with an Evening Lab Session - 16 Contact Hours

Day 1    8:30 am to 9:00 pm (Lunch & Dinner Breaks)
Day 2    8:30 am to 5:00 pm  (Lunch Break)

Sensory defensiveness will be described across multiple age and diagnostic groups. The relation between sensory defensiveness and emerging psychological and neuroscience theories of behavior will be considered. Clinical labs consist of training in specific assessment and treatment techniques including the protocols developed by Patricia Wilbarger. Practicum exercises incorporate detecting and analyzing sensory based behaviors, activity planning (the “sensory diet”) and the management of individual cases using advanced clinical reasoning procedures.

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