Occupational Therapy and Sensory Processing Network

Workshop: Sensory Processing in Everyday Life: Concepts, Evidence and Practical Solutions


In this two-day evidence-informed workshop presented by Dr. Winifred (Winnie) Dunn, participants will explore assessment, intervention approaches and current evidence about sensory processing. During the first day, participants will explore the newly released Sensory Profile 2, including the standardization, validity and reliability evidence, and have the opportunity to examine what has changed and what remains the same to provide evidence for sound decision making. During the second day, participants will explore the current interdisciplinary evidence about sensory processing and how to apply that evidence in practice. The focus will be on the contribution that sensory processing knowledge makes to understanding children’s behaviors, and how to transmit that knowledge to families and school personnel. Evidence that supports effective practices, and how to design programs based on this evidence will also be explored. Participants will have the opportunity to practice documentation, coaching, Universal design for learning (UDL) and strengths-based approaches with case studies throughout the workshop.

Goals and Learning Objectives

  1. Be familiar with the new and sustaining characteristics of the Sensory Profile 2.
  2. Employ evidence about applying sensory processing knowledge in practice.
  3. Be prepared to implement at least 3 evidence-based approaches in their practice.
  4. Explore use of coaching practices to build capacity of teachers and schools.

Target Audience

Occupational therapists and students in occupational therapy programs who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in evidence-based sensory processing assessment and intervention approaches

Dates and Registration

October 21-22, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta

October 24-25, 2016 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

If you would like to attend this workshop in another location, please complete this brief survey to let us know. Please note that the registration fee may vary from one location to another as there are different costs involved.