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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Learning objectives
  3. 3. Professional disclosure
  4. 4. Sensory processing in ASD
  5. 5. Sensory processing in children with ASD
  6. 6. Sensory processing and differences in ASD
  7. 7. Physiological validity for sensory processing
  8. 8. Core concepts of sensory processing
  9. 9. Dunn's model of sensory processing
  10. 10. Seeking
  11. 11. Avoiding
  12. 12. Sensitivity
  13. 13. Registration
  14. 14. Four more ideas to keep in mind
  15. 15. Assessment of sensory processing
  16. 16. Identify the participation strengths and challenges
  17. 17. Measures to identify sensory processing patterns
  18. 18. Collaborators
  19. 19. Bell curve
  20. 20. Infant Toddler Sensory Profile
  21. 21. Sensory Profile comparisons (1)
  22. 22. Sensory Profile comparisons (2)
  23. 23. Sensory processing across groups
  24. 24. Sensory processing assessment information
  25. 25. Signe's Sensory Profile data
  26. 26. Example - Maria's participation
  27. 27. Assessment of sensory processing in school
  28. 28. School Companion data (1)
  29. 29. School Companion data (2)
  30. 30. Sensory Profile School Companion data
  31. 31. Example - Abe
  32. 32. Abe: parents want him to make friends
  33. 33. Planning for Abe's school day
  34. 34. Ongoing assessment and goal setting
  35. 35. Evidence based intervention planning
  36. 36. Sensory motor interventions in autism
  37. 37. Evidence brief on sensory integration
  38. 38. American Academy of Pediatrics
  39. 39. Sensory processing and neuroscience
  40. 40. Principles and practices in natural environments
  41. 41. Children's routines as context for intervention
  42. 42. Natural environment interventions
  43. 43. Sensory processing knowledge in context
  44. 44. Other possible applications
  45. 45. Providing resources for everyone
  46. 46. Acknowledgments
  47. 47. References
  48. 48. END

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Dunn, W. (2010), "Sensory processing: a critical assessment area for autism spectrum disorders", in Volkmar, F. (ed.), Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders: History, Diagnosis, Neurobiology, Treatment and Outcome, The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, London (online at http://hstalks.com/?t=BL1042668)

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Prof. Winnie Dunn Show Biography

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Prof. Winnie Dunn – University of Kansas Medical Center, USA

Winnie Dunn is Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy Education, School of Allied Health, University of Kansas. Dr. Dunn is also Faculty Emeritus of Sensory Integration International and taught many of the early courses in sensory integration theory, test administration and interpretation. She is the author of the Sensory Profile, Infant/ Toddler Sensory Profile, and co-author of the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile, caregiver and self reporting measures of patterns of response to sensory events in everyday life. She has just completed the Sensory Profile School Companion, a measure of children's responses in the classroom for teachers to complete on their students. She is also a member of the Academy of Research of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, and has received the A. Jean Ayres Research Award and the Chancellor's Award for Research. She has published more than 100 professional journals and book chapters, and has authored one of the definitive texts on serving children and families in the community.

Publication Date

February, 2010

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