Course Details

Quick Facts

  • Course# CE1272
  • Fee: $159.00

Contact Information


The field of Occupational Therapy and its role in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder will be introduced through a sensory-motor approach. The development of sensory-motor skills is foundational for acquiring higher level cognitive and academic skills in children and adolescents.

Learn to identify sensory processing disorders, distinguish between sensory- or behavior-based actions and reactions, and analyze and discuss performance in terms of cognition, sensory processing and movement. Evidence based treatment strategies will also be introduced.

A prior working knowledge of autism spectrum disorder is required.

This class can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of our Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate program. For information about this program, click here.

Instructor Biography

Lee Ann Williams, OTR/L, has been working in the field of Occupational Therapy for the past 30 years. She has taught classes on self regulation to high school students along the spectrum at Orion Academy in Moraga, and has also presented workshops on Understanding and Teaching Children with Learning Differences and Special Needs for the Pleasanton Unified School District and in the former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia. Lee Ann maintains a private practice, Max-Ability, in Orinda, where she works with children and adolescents.

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