Grounding Sensory Integration in Clinical Reasoning and Neuroscience


November 4th, 5th and 6th, 2021 via Zoom

9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Sessions will be recorded and will be available for participants until December 17th, 2021.


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.


Early bird special BEFORE October 10, 2021: $ 550.00 CDN, add $50.00 after this date.

Full payment must be made upon registration. You will receive a PDF of the slides and Zoom link a few days prior to the workshop.

A receipt will be issued to you via Paypal upon payment and your certificate of attendance will be emailed to you upon completion of the workshop.


Cancellations must be received by email prior to October 31st 2021 and will be refunded minus a $50.00 administration fee. No refunds will be issued after this date, but the registration can be transferred to someone else ($50.00 administration fee).

All workshops will be conducted with a minimum number of participants. Choose to Learn reserves the right to cancel a workshop if participation numbers are below the minimum required.  Choose to Learn reserves the right to cancel the conference and will refund registration fees.


Day 1

8:30-9:00 Registration – sign on logistics, etc
9:00-10:00 What are clinical reasoning and data-driven decision making?
10:00-10:45 Ayres approach – Laying the Foundation
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 STEP-SI Framework to guide clinical reasoning
11:45-12:45 Neural networks of sensory processing
12:45-1:00 Q and A end and prep for TQE in morning

Day 2

8:45-9:00 Sign on
9:00-9:15 T, Q, E’s to resume – from yesterday Q and A to resume
9:15-10:30 The neuroscience of sensory modulation
10:30 -10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Application: Case analysis; clinical reasoning using STEPSI
12:15-1:00 Thoughts, Questions, and Epiphany’s Discussion

Day 3

9:00-10:00 Neural networks (structure and function) related to posture ans praxis
10:00-11:15 Model of posture and praxis for clinical reasoni
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:40 Case application
12:40-1:00 Questions and Close


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