Making Sense of Sensory©

On Demand

Making Sense of Sensory©

A School-Based Approach of Sensory Integration as it Relates to Academic, Behavioral, and Social-Emotional Difficulties

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About this Course

Course Description

Making Sense of Sensory© is for any therapist or educator who sometimes feel as though they’ve hit a brick wall in helping their young clients or students.

This course goes beyond techniques to teach you how to become a master crafter of sensory integration therapy. Practitioners will gain a deep, research-backed understanding of the interplay between the seven sensory systems and academic, behavioral and social-emotional difficulties. You will learn how to identify which sensory system is contributing to a given difficulty and choose appropriate compensatory techniques.

You will come out with the ability to design your own therapy programs, combining techniques with purpose - and will always have a targeted plan as to what to do with your young clients when they walk through your door.


  • When: On Demand
  • Time: 7.5 hours
  • Where: On Demand
  • Speaker: Amy Guttmann, OTR/L Evelyn Guttmann, OTR/L
  • Course Level: Introductory to Intermediate
  • Target Audience: OTs, SLPs, PTs, PTAs, COTAs, Psychologists, Educators working with children

Meet the Presenter

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Amy and Evelyn Guttmann, OTR/L

Amy and Evelyn Guttmann, OTR/L, sister pediatric occupational therapists, have been treating families and children with over 40 years of experience between them.

Graduates of SUNY Health Science Center of New York, they currently run Hands on OT Rehab in Brooklyn, NY, a private practice focused on treating children with anxiety and processing delays, as well as a practice focused on training and educating therapists, pediatricians, educators, and parents. They have evaluated over 5,000 children and have been guest lecturers in some of the most prominent universities around the country.

Their specialty trainings include: Sensory Integration, NDT training, reflex integration, auditory processing specialization, and behavioral management. They are currently conducting research on sensory processing disorder and anxiety diagnosis.

Disclosure: Amy and Evelyn Guttmann receive a speaking fee for their presentation and are employees of Hands on OT Rehab. They have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose. .

Learning Objectives

Describe the role of the four major sensory systems and how dysfunction in one or more systems can affect cognitive and social-emotional development in children diagnosed with anxiety, ADD/ADHD, learning delays, and social-emotional challenges.

Identify early signs and symptoms of sensory processing dysfunction.

Explain how environmental factors affect and alter children’s self-regulation and behaviors at home and in the classroom.

Demonstrate the ability to design a sensory diet.

Demonstrate compensatory techniques and environmental modifications that will help children with sensory processing disorder in the classroom.

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Educational Credits

Hands on Approaches, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Approved by AOTA for 0.6 CEUs.

This course is offered for up to 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

This course is approved for 6 CTLE credits.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education. Approved for 6 contact hours.

Application has been made to NJBTE for CE Approval.

Time-Ordered Agenda


8:15 AM - 8:45 AM  Hour


8:45 AM - 4:15 PM  Hour

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