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STAR Services partners with MedBridge to provide education and patient engagement tools for OTs. Advance your knowledge and improve outcomes using MedBridge's all-in-one solution.

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About STAR Services

Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT and Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA share their knowledge and expertise to train therapists, parents, and other professionals through international educational seminars. They have both taught for the American Occupational Therapy Association for many years, being adjunct professors for several post-graduate Autism Specialist Certification programs and being Tutors for the Sensory Integration Network of the UK. Specialized teaching includes treatment and program development for individuals with Autism, developmental disabilities, and sensory processing disorders

Their published work includes:

  • Autism Interventions: Exploring the Spectrum of Autism, Second Edition
  • Is it Sensory or is it Behavior- Problem Identification, Analysis and Intervention
  • Exploring the Spectrum of Autism and PDD- Intervention Strategies
  • Developing Visual Motor Integration. A workbook of easy-to-use, reusable worksheets to systematically build skills. Activities build visual spatial perception, perceptual organization, eye-hand coordination, problem solving, motor planning and fine motor control.
  • Sensory Modulation Laminated Card Series: Sensory Seeking, Sensory Avoiding, Passive Under Responsive & Positive Behavioral Strategies Cards- A laminated card series addressing practical solutions to regulatory issues.
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Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior

Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Part 1: Overview
presented by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky & Betty Paris

This course, Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Part 1: Overview, is the first course in a four-part series geared toward providing the participant with the knowledge base to effectively answer this question. This overview looks at problematic behaviors in clients that display both sensory and behavior components, theoretical foundations for behavior intervention and sensory integration, a format for tracking the sensory and behavior components, and basic evaluations common to behavioral analysis and sensory assessments. Learn more


Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Part 2: Sensory-Based Behaviors
presented by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky & Betty Paris

This course provides an overview of the sensory systems and their neurological underpinnings and identifies the common behaviors seen within each. Using the Intervention for Challenging Behavior form, participants will learn to identify sensory-based behaviors, define sensory obtaining versus avoiding behaviors, and further identify if an intervention plan is needed. A case study will be used to clearly identify sensory-based behaviors. This course will look deeper into sensory processing disorder (SPD) taxonomy and research related to SPD, both in the general population and in those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specific behavioral characteristics will be reviewed for modulation disorders and interventions introduced. Learn more


Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Part 3: Communication-Based Behaviors
presented by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky & Betty Paris

Communication challenges are a leading cause for behavioral difficulties.This course, Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Part 3: Social/Communication-Based Behaviors, provides an overview of the common behaviors associated with social/communication-based problems. Using the Intervention for Challenging Behavior (ICB) form, we will review obtaining and avoiding social/communication behaviors and begin to identify intervention strategies and considerations for each. Video case studies will be used for analyzing communication-based behaviors and to demonstrate the effectiveness of intervention strategies. Learn more


Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Part 4: Analyzing the Behavior and Establishing a Plan for Intervention
presented by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky & Betty Paris

Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Analyzing the Behavior and Establishing a Plan. This course will pull together all the information presented in the previous three courses and will not only answer the question "Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior?" but will help you identify and develop an intervention plan addressing both sensory and non-sensory components. A video case analysis will guide the process as participants complete the Analyzing Behavior Worksheet (ABW). Learn more


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