Tri-State Webinar: Sensory Processing in Schools (Part 1 of 3)

by TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (ATBS)

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March 01, 2023 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
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at 3:15 PM

Course description

Sensory health and wellness is not just a concept to be applied in the space of our homes - it is for the whole community environment, including and especially in our school settings. With insights into the impacts and need for active awareness and implementation of sensory health in our schools. we will delve into the importance of sensory health and how to better support sensory health for students with and without known sensory differences.

This webinar series will be presented LIVE. It will not be recorded/archived for later viewing.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify the main functions of each of the 8 discussed sensory systems
  • Define the different subtypes of the SPD Nosology
  • Identify the functional impacts of the SPD subtypes on individuals
  • Identify ways to better support the sensory health of students in school environments


Presenter Information

Virginia is a well-traveled speaker, coach, and educator on topics including sensory integration, DIR/Floortime®, child development, and infant mental health. She has conducted training in Kenya, Australia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and the USA and leads workshops at international conferences.

Virginia is a founder and former Clinical Director of SPOT (Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy) Interdisciplinary Children’s Therapy Center in Hong Kong, where she led a large and widely respected interdisciplinary team.

Virginia obtained her BSc in Occupational Therapy in Oxford England (2002), and her MS OT in the USA in 2018, she obtained her PhD in Early Childhood Development with an emphasis on mental health, from Fielding Graduate University, in Santa Barbara in 2021. Virginia has considerable post-graduate training, she is certified on the SIPT and a DIR/Floortime®, Expert Level Training Leader, and parent coach. Virginia is part of the Interdisciplinary Council for Development and Learning (ICDL) advisory board as a clinical consultant. Her extensive pediatric experience includes supporting children on the autism spectrum, as well as those with differences in sensory integration and processing, infant mental health issues, adoption, acquired brain injury, neurodevelopmental differences, and those who have experienced developmental trauma. She is a co-developer of Critical Core a therapeutic role-playing game designed to support social flourishing in youth who struggle with confidence and competence in social situations. She is also co-designer of the Palaana Sensory Lounger with Slack Lifestyle.

Refund Policy

Registration may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the event for a full refund. Cancellations received within 14 days of the event will not be refunded. No-show registrations will also not be refunded.


March 01, 2023 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
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at 3:15 PM
Live Q&A to follow
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TASN Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (ATBS)
Megan Misegadis
Virginia Spielmann PhD, OTR/L

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