Making Sense of Sensory© (Florida)

Making Sense of Sensory ©

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


Amy Guttmann, OTR/L

Evelyn Guttmann, OTR/L

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

990 NE 171st Street

Miami, FL

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Target Audience

OTs, SLPs, PTs, PTAs, COTAs, Psychologists,
Educators working with children

Course Level

Introductory to Intermediate

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.


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. .

Educational Credits

6 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

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.

(Live stream option does not provide for AOTA 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.

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


This course is approved for 6 CTLE credits.


8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Course Outline

• Overview of sensory integration and its impact on development and dysfunction
• Analysis of sensory systems: visual, auditory/vestibular, and proprioceptive systems.
• The importance of environmental factors as it impacts children’s self-regulation and behavior at home and in the classroom
• Designing a sensory diet
• Compensatory techniques for implementation at home and in the classroom

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:
• 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.

Pricing Information

Special Advance Price (by March 18, 2019):


Early Bird Registration (by March 28, 2019):


Standard Registration (after March 28, 2019):


Group Discount (3 or more registrants by March 28, 2019 - must register on the same day and each registrant must mention the others on her registration form):


Contact Information

Hands on Approaches, Inc.

(212) 884-9101

Refund and Cancellation Policy


All cancellations must be received in writing via fax, email, or mail. A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be provided if cancellation is received up to four weeks prior to the date of the course. Half tuition, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be refunded if cancellation is received up to two weeks prior to the date of the course. No refunds will be made after the two week deadline. Refunds where a coupon was redeemed will result in an adjusted refund amount. Tuition for no-shows or cancellations received after the course has started will be forfeited, no exceptions. Hands On Approaches, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the course for extenuating circumstances. A full refund for the course fee will be provided,less credit card processing fees, where applicable. Hands On Approaches, Inc. is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the participants (ie: non-refundable travel arrangements) if the course is cancelled.

Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability, participant demand or unforeseen circumstances. Courses may occasionally be cancelled. You will be notified by email and/or phone at least 24 hours in advance of the class start date. A full refund will be granted,less credit card processing fees, where applicable. While Hands On Approaches, Inc. will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Hands On Approaches, Inc.'s liability is limited to the tuition fee only.


Full day webinar - a full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable) will be granted up to one week before the training date. No refunds will be issued after that time.

Mini Webinar (less than 4 hours) -  a full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable) will be granted up to 72 hours before the training date. No refunds will be issued after that time. 

No refunds for recordings or “on demand” webinars.