Grounding Sensory Integration in Clinical Reasoning and Neuroscience



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November 12th and 13th 2020
Day 1: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (USA Central Time)
Day 2: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (USA Central Time)


Live on-line and recordings available for registered participants until December 14th 2020.


Core concepts of Ayres Sensory Integration theory and practice are shared with an emphasis on clinical reasoning and neuroscience, with case-specific application.  This format offers insight for clinical practice and inspiration to fuel professional engagement. We will examine the concepts of Sensory Modulation, Posture and Praxis, and offer contemporary perspectives on practice that is often misunderstood in an era of cognitively oriented interventions.


  • Deepen their understanding of the Ayres Sensory Integration
  • Be able to describe the neurological underpinnings of sensory modulation, praxis and posture
  • Ground clinical practice in clinical reasoning with a focus on adaptive child outcomes
  • Apply knowledge to individual cases for ready use in daily practice


Choose to Learn - Shelly J. Lane

Shelly J. Lane, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor Shelly Lane is Academic Program Director in Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University. She is a well-established editor and author on topics related to sensory integration, neuroscience and pediatric occupational therapy, speaking nationally and internationally. Her current research addresses self-regulation, play and playfulness, and sensory differences in children with disabilities.

Choose to Learn - Tracy Murnan Stackhouse

Tracy Murnan Stackhouse, MA, OTR
Tracy Murnan Stackhouse is co-founder of the Developmental FX in Denver, Colorado. She is a leading pediatric occupational therapist involved in clinical treatment, research, mentoring, and training regarding OT intervention and neurodevelopmental disorders, especially Fragile X Syndrome and autism. Tracy has a master’s degree in developmental psychology/developmental cognitive neuroscience. She is NDT trained, and SIPT Certified. Tracy has written several book chapters on sensory integration and neurodevelopmental disorders, and teaches nationally and internationally on sensory integration, fragile X, autism and related topics.


Day 1
8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:30 What are clinical reasoning and data-driven decision making?
9:30-10:15 Ayres approach – Laying the Foundation
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 STEP-SI Framework to guide clinical reasoning
11:15-12:15 Neural networks of sensory processing
12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 The neuroscience of sensory modulation
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30 Application: Case analysis; clinical reasoning using STEP-SI
4:30-5:00 Questions
Day 2
8:30-9:30 Neural networks related to posture and praxis
9:30-11:30 Neuroscience of posture and praxis
[includes a 15 minute break]
11:30-12:45 Lunch
12:45-3:00 Case application
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:30 Individual cases and questions


Early bird special BEFORE October 30th 2020: $580.00 (Canadian Dollars). Add $50.00 if registering after October 30th 2020. Full payment must be made upon registration. You will receive a confirmation email from Choose to Learn once payment is received.
Handouts will be emailed to you a few days before the workshop. Receipts will be emailed to you on the first day of the workshop and certificates of attendance for 12.5 hours will be emailed on November 13th 2020.

Discounted rate for 4 or more therapists from the same clinic!


Cancellations must be received by email prior to October 30th 2020. A $50.00 administration fee will be charged. No refunds after this date. A $50.00 fee will be charged to transfer the registration to someone else. Choose to Learn reserves the right to cancel the conference and will refund registration fees.


Caroline Hui, Occupational Therapist, 
Choose to Learn +1 (450) 242-2816,