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The Essential Therapy Toolkit for Children with Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Impairments

John F. Taylor, Ph.D.

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Course Highlights

  • Improve cooperation of children with sensory disorders and autism in working with OTs, SLPs, PTs, and educators
  • Apply dozens of strategies from the four different multi- dimensional "toolkits" including sensorymotor, physiological, social-emotional, and classroom strategies
  • Learn fifteen powerful intervention pathways to reduce sensory processing impairments
  • Confidently address and overcome parents' denial and defensiveness
  • Sensory-based solutions for non-verbal and severely impaired children
  • Help educators, colleagues, and parents achieve new levels of insight to provide better care to children with sensoryprocessing impairments

Additional Info

Sensory Processing Impairments (SPIs) constitute thebulk of symptoms of autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders and other conditions presenting major challenges for teachers and parents. This course provides refreshing and creative answers for therapists who resolve sensory-motor issues (OT, SLP, PT) as well as educators. This unique training event details fifteen powerful intervention pathways to reduce sensory processing impairments, and includes numerous specific strategies beyond the range of interventions customarily offered as training for these professions. It also gives methods to help OTs, SLPs, and PTs enhance acceptance and understanding of sensory- based interventions by school administrators, educators, andparents.

Dr. Taylor, a pioneer in the field of sensory processing,gives clear explanations and user-friendly wording to explain these pathways to caregivers and demonstrates some of the strategies within each. You will learn dramatic role-play demonstrations and many additional strategies for assisting these highly at-risk children, as well as the adults who care for and educate them. Especially designed for therapists in the fields of OT, SLP, and PT, this course will enhance your impact and effectiveness as you work with children who have sensory processing issues. Educators, mental health professionals and other involved adults will also gain a new level of understanding and effectiveness in resolving sensory processing impairments.

[ASHA:Intermediate level, Professional Area]
  1. Integrate academic, psycho-social, sensory-motor, and physiological interventions to improve social skills and academic performance in children with sensory processing impairments.
  2. Describe the four major types of sensory processingimpairments and give examples of each.
  3. Describe teacher-friendly classroom techniques to reduce sensory processing impairments.
  4. Explain how to reduce sensory seeking, avoiding, under- responding, and motor problems.
  5. Describe interview methods to boost children's cooperation with therapists and educators as participants intheir own treatment.
  6. Apply interview methods to overcome denial andresistance from parents and caregivers.
  1. Explaining Sensory Processing Impairment in a New, Better Way
    1. Sensory "adaptation" vs. sensory "processing impairment"
    2. Easier-to-understand definitions of sensory processing impairments and "sensory overload"
    3. Treatable causes of sensory seeking, avoiding, under-responding, and sensory-based motor impairments
    4. A convincing live demonstration of sensory processing impairments
    5. Crack the code of sensory processing impairments in autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities
  3. Apply a Wealth of Sensory-Based Solutions for Any Setting
    1. Dozens of user-friendly, what-to-do-when techniques to share with teachers, parents, and colleagues
    2. Using multi-dimensional toolkits - Sensory-motor, physiological, social-emotional, and classroom strategies
    3. Powerful intervention pathways to reduce sensory processing impairments
    4. Empower teachers and parents to decrease sensory processing impairments at school and at home
    5. Provide high-potency interventions that decrease sensory processing impairments in the current moment and long-term
    6. Provide user-friendly interventions for sensory seekingand avoiding
    7. Many strategies for sensory-based motor problems and sensory under-response
  4. Getting Children Onboard with Their Treatment Plans
    1. Lock in cooperation by offering an attractive treatment"contract"
    2. Use ultra high-impact methods to bolster self- confidence
    3. Improve focus and self-control in children with ADHD and anxiety issues
    4. Help the non-verbal child with autism avoid sensory overload
    5. Teach key social-emotional skills to upgrade self-management
  5. Facilitating an Effective Treatment Team: The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
    1. Achieve ongoing helpful communication betweentherapists, educators, and parents
    2. How to convey to teachers and parents the importance of sensory-based solutions
    3. Separate "malfunction" from "misbehavior"
    4. Use the four best pathways to reduce sensory processing impairments
  6. Getting Better Cooperation From Parents and Caregivers
    1. Overcome denial, resistance, and poverty-based issues
    2. Create an alliance and support the severely limited parent
    3. Train the parent in how and why to avoid over- helping
    4. Reduce sensory-based problems at home
    5. Improve record keeping and access to resources
  7. The School Success Toolkit for Special Needs Students
    1. Teach key social skills for friendship, self-control, and anger management
    2. Make any classroom more "sensory safe"
    3. Provide teacher-friendly solutions for all sensoryprocessing impairments
    4. Stop sensory overload among students with autism, ADHD and other sensory-based impairments

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  • "You are there" tight coverage of lab exercises
  • Edited video content to focus on highest learning content

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  • You can see video of the instructor and slides at the same time, plus also follow the course outline and download manual
  • You can stop, start, & pick up again at your convenience (up to 30 days)
  • We are mobile friendly, and also provide live telephone technical support, Monday - Friday 6AM to 6PM CST

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On-Demand: What to Expect

We want to make sure that you are 100% comfortable with what you are purchasing, so this is a rundown of the experience you should expect.

Here's what you can expect from our media player:

  • Watch high quality video of your instructor while also viewing the power point presentation
  • Compatibility with both Mac and PC
  • Mobile compatibility so you can watch on your phone or tablet

We have also built in multiple helpful links within the media player so you can:

  • Download the manual
  • Get technical support
  • FAQs to common questions
  • Launch your post test and obtain your certification

Media Player Details

This is what the media player will look like when you first launch the video:

Note: The video will automatically start playing once you open the player. It may be beneficial to pause the video at the beginning so you can get organized and optimize your experience.

Icons at the bottom

You will notice 4 Icons on the bottom of the player, this is what these tabs do:

  • Helpful details regarding the course, anything you need before starting, and how the video player works
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  • FAQs on the most common questions to enhance your video experience
  • Where your post course test and certification will be located after you finish the video

Links in the top right hand corner

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  • Support - Gives you the number to the technical support team for issues with the media player
  • Account - Takes you to your online profile, and is also where you log out of the media player
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Continuing Education Credit FAQs

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How many credits do I receive for an online course?

Typically you will receive the same number of credits that you would get at a live workshop. Currently, all of our online workshops range from 1-6 credit hours (with some exceptions based on state and profession). You can view the licensing approval by profession on the Product page (middle of page, far right tab of "CE Credit") where you can see the exact number of credit hours for each profession and state.

If you have further questions regarding CE credits, please contact Summit Customer Service M-F from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST at (800) 433-9570 or email

Does Summit report to CE broker? ASHA?

Yes. Once you complete your online course, post-course requirements, and the printing of your certificate, please follow the below steps.

For ASHA reporting: If you would like to obtain CEUs from ASHA through Summit for completing this course, it is necessary for you to submit a brief ASHA participant form to Summit immediately upon completion of your course. For Live Courses, you will be provided a paper form to return to your Instructor at the end of the workshop. For Online Courses, you will be prompted to fill out an Online form once you have completed the Online Course and post-course test.

For CE Broker reporting: please send an email to with "report to CE Broker" in the subject line. Send your name, profession, FL license # (AL OT or OH SLP), name of the course, instructor's name, and the date it was completed and Summit will load the credits into CE Broker within 72 business hours.

Online Course Content FAQs

Is an outline of the course content available before or during viewing?

You can see a course outline on the Product page under the Course Outline tab. After purchase, the course outline is also provided on the media player for watching the course.

How do I access the course manual?

Once you have purchased the course, there is a tab at the bottom of the media player where you can download the manual to save or print for your personal use.

Manual is located in the "Resources" tab

Are there labs in the course? What do I do if there are labs during the course?

Most of our courses have hands-on lab content, varying from minimal to significant. By looking at the Course Outline tab on the Product page, you can see how intensive the labs are for each course. During the lab section, we have invested heavily in providing very strong video content (i.e. very tight camera angles) so you can learn along with the live attendees. Depending on the course, you may want to simulate the activities that are presented in the course (which will be noted in the "Before You Start" section of the media player).

Where can I find who is teaching the course and his/her professional credentials?

You can see the instructor and their credentials on the product page under the Instructor Info tab

Online Video Experience

How long is the course?

Courses range in length from 1-6 hours. You can see the exact length of the course by visiting the course Product page.

Will I need any special materials to take the course?

After purchasing, the any special materials or specific advice is listed at the bottom of the "Course Info" tab.

Can I fast-forward or rewind through the online course?

Yes. For your convenience, you may fast-forward or rewind while watching the course. However, please note you will be required to certify you have watched the entire course to obtain CE credit.

Are there breaks? Can I press pause while watching the course?

There are no formal breaks in the video content. However, there is a pause feature to allow taking breaks at your own convenience.

Can I complete the course over several days? How much time do I have to finish the course?

Yes, you can always press pause or stop to take a break at your own convenience. Also, if you leave the course, please note where you left so you can pick up where you last finished. However, please remember you need to finish the course and pass your post course test within 30 days (non-subscribers) or before your subscription ends (subscribers).

Is the online course interactive? Will I be able to ask questions during the course?

The video that you will be watching is a recorded version of a live workshop. The video captures Instructor answers to participant questions, but there is no opportunity for you to ask questions with the instructor, real time. If you do have questions for the instructor, most instructors have their email address at the end of their presentations.

Am I able to re-watch the online courses even after I have completed the post course test and received my certificate?

Once you purchase the online workshop, you have 30 days to view the workshop as many times as you want as well as to review the manual (if you choose not to download while taking the course). For subscribers, your access is unlimited while your subscription is active.

Can I get a refund if I don't like the course?

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Test & Certificate

Will I need to take a post course test? Why?

Yes, you are required to successfully pass the post course test to obtain CE credits and certification. This is required by our licensing boards for online courses.

What is the post course test like, what is a passing score, and how many times can I take it?

Post course tests are typically 30 True/False and/or multiple choice questions for 6 CE Credits. A passing "grade" is 75% or higher. You will be able to retake the post course test as many times as necessary to receive a passing grade.

When will I receive my credits and certificate?

Once you complete your course evaluation and online test, you will be able to immediately download your certificate.

Technical FAQs

What browsers and Operating system do I need to run for this to work properly?

The following are the supported browsers and Operating Systems for the media player to work properly:

  • Internet Explorer 10.0+ or Microsoft Edge 20.1+ for Windows 2000, 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux
  • Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux
  • Safari 5.0+ for Mac OSX 10.5 and above

Will the media player work on both a Mac and PC?

Yes, the online courses will play on both a Mac and PC. The following are the supported browsers and Operating Systems for the media player to work properly:

  • Internet Explorer 10.0+ or Microsoft Edge 20.1+ for Windows 2000, 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux
  • Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux
  • Safari 5.0+ for Mac OSX 10.5 and above

Can the workshops be played on my phone?

Yes! You are able to watch the workshops on your phone. Here are the technical requirements to ensure it works properly:

  • Safari on iPhone
    • iOS 8+
    • iPhone 4s through current
  • Safari on iPad
    • iOS 8+
    • iPad 2 through current
  • Chrome on Android
    • Android 4.0+
    • Any running Android 4.0

Are the videos downloadable or streaming?

All of the videos stream from the media player.

How does the streaming video work?

Live streaming video is content sent in compressed form over the Internet and displayed by the viewer in real time. With streaming video or streaming media, a Web user does not have to wait to download a file to play it. Instead, the media is sent in a continuous stream of data and is played as it arrives.

Will I experience any occasional buffering or freezing of the video?

Because of our streaming video approach, this rarely happens. If it does, it's typically because of customer internet access quality issues and we will provide troubleshooting tips as well as telephone support from our help desk.

Do you provide technical support?

Our help desk is available to assist you by phone Monday through Friday, 6AM to 6PM at (800) 433-9570.

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