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2022 Integrative Education Symposium

Empowering and Connecting Pediatric Professionals
25-26 February 2022
Course A: The Complex Intersection of ADHD, Sensory Processing, and Dysgraphia: Assessment and Intervention Strategies 

Maude LeRoux, OTR/L

February 25-26, 2022, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm CST

Cost: Early Bird registration by January 31st, 2022, $395;

Standard registration February 1st onward, $430

CEUs: 12 Contact Hours (1.2 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available approximately 1 week after the live event for 30 days of viewing;

Contact hours/CEUs available if course requirements are met

Course Level: Intermediate
Audience: OT, SLP, educators, mental health professionals, and interested others
Course Description

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a common diagnosis in pediatric practice today. Attention deficit can be a diagnosis, but it can also be a symptom of underlying neural inefficiency. As we dig deeper into sensory processing, we discover multiple facets that forms part of a developmental hierarchy that enables us to use clinical reasoning in both assessment and intervention. Dr. Russell Barkley and Dr. Edward Hallowell stress the importance of self-regulation and self-reflection as key components to consider, both of which overlaps into sensory processing practice. This 2-day workshop will showcase the use of the sensory processing lens when assessing and planning intervention for the different components of ADHD, including a deeper look at the learning disability of dysgraphia that frequently coincides with ADHD. Theory will be made practical through multiple treatment ideas and illustrated through video and observational lab experiences. Both the clinical and school therapist will feel supported by this deeper look into ADHD. 

Course Objectives:

The course participant will be able to:

  1. List at least 3 components of ADHD that impact therapy decisions

  2. Describe at least 10 executive functions to be potentially targeted in therapy

  3. Describe multiple strategies to accommodate for decreased executive functions

  4. Summarize a 7-step developmental hierarchy to consider in therapy

  5. Compare dysgraphia with fine motor difficulties in considering handwriting difficulties using clinical reasoning

  6. Analyze one video in a lab experience with observational questionnaire provided


Day 1

8:30 - 10:00 am: Components of ADHD


10:00 - 10:30 am: Morning Break 


10:30 - 12:00 pm: Different Types of Attention Difficulties


12:00 - 1:00 pm:  Lunch 


1:00 - 2:30 pm: Hierarchy of Development


2:30 - 3:00 pm: Afternoon Break 


3:00 - 4:30 pm: Assessment

Day 2:

8:30 - 10:00 am: Dysgraphia from the inside out


10:00 - 10:30 am: Morning Break 


10:30 - 12:00 pm: Fine Motor / Handwriting from a Sensory Processing Lens


12:00 - 1:00 pm:  Lunch 


1:00 - 2:30 pm: Intervention Strategies


2:30 - 3:00 pm: Afternoon Break 


3:00 - 4:30 pm: Case Study and Q & A

Course Requirements

Live Webinar Attendance: Within one week of the course, the participant will be emailed a certificate of attendance following confirmation of live attendance and completion of the self-evaluation.  The course must be attended in its entirety to be issued a certificate for live attendance; partial attendance certificates will not be issued.

On-Demand Access: The participant must complete the course in its entirety. Following the passing score of 80% on the post-course quiz, the participant will be immediately issued a course completion certificate that can be downloaded or printed.

Continuing Education

12 Contact Hours (1.2 AOTA CEUs) awarded if course requirements are met. Integrative Education is an AOTA Approved Provider, number 11607. This distance learning-interactive, distance learning - independent self-study course is offered at 1.2 AOTA CEUs for intermediate level, in the areas of occupational therapy service delivery and foundational knowledge.  Course approval number: 03698. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification of other professional recognition. For additional continuing education information for PT, SLP, and social work, click here​ to access our CEU policy information.

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