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Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior? Part 1: Overview

presented by Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA and Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT

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Financial:Carolyn Murray-Slutsky and Betty Paris receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Carolyn Murray-Slutsky and Betty Paris have no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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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.

Meet Your Instructors

Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA

Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS OTR, C/NDT, FAOTA, is an international lecturer, author, private practice owner, and clinician. In 2017 she was recognized by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) as a Fellow for "Leading Excellence in Pediatrics Around the Globe." She received her undergraduate degree in special education from Ohio University; her master's degree in occupational…

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Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT

Betty Paris, PT, M.Ed., C/NDT, international lecturer, author, educator, private practice owner, and clinician, attained her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Florida International University and her master's in education from the University of Phoenix. She holds post-graduate certificates in sensory integration (SI) and neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT) in pediatrics and has used her…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Obtaining and Avoiding Behaviors

This chapter provides an overview of theories for analyzing the functions of behaviors. It looks at sensory and behavior components and lays the groundwork for how to analyze both sensory and non-sensory behaviors.

2. Non-sensory Obtaining and Avoiding Behaviors

This chapter will go more in depth into the behaviors, reviewing non-sensory-based behaviors and traditional methods of analyzing the function of these behaviors.

3. Sensory Obtaining and Avoiding Behaviors

This chapter will go more in depth into the sensory-based behaviors, reviewing sensory-based behaviors, the functions of these behaviors, and traditional methods of analyzing the function of these behaviors.

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