2011 – Sensory Processing Disorder

Recent Findings


Organized in collaboration with the Programme d’ergothérapie de l’Université de Montréal

The comprehensive, 2-day seminar focuses on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), a problem that effects at least 16% of children. Often SPD is misdiagnosed as ADHD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Even more common, SPD is not diagnosed as a disorder at all…instead the child’s issues are attributed to “bad behavior”, “poor motivation”, or “social-emotional problems.” This workshop will review screening and assessment of SPD as well as intervention for the six subtypes of SPD.

The presentation will include videotaped examples of direct treatment as well as treatment in a classroom setting. A method for evaluating Response to Intervention will be explored. The presentation will show evidence-based research that can be applied to functional goals. Methods of staying updated on the latest research news will be discussed. There will be a brief review of published peer-review studies by the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation.


Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OT in Colorado