STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder and Temple University have collaborated to provide a route to advanced proficiency credentials in Sensory Processing for Occupational Therapists.
- Utilization of clinical reasoning to develop intervention and adaptations for SPD based on the STAR PROCESS
- Clear carryover of Level 1 competencies: differential diagnosis, knowledge of basic principles of the STAR Approach, ability to use professional reasoning to formulate a clear and concise treatment plan
- Ability to verbalize the benefits of play- and relationship-based intervention
- Demonstration of ability to attune to a child and follow their lead, while also directing treatment to support arousal regulation and engagement
- Ability to use sensory integration techniques to support the optimal level of arousal and engagement
- Development of A SECRET, using a strengths-based approach, to support caregiver problem-solving and transfer of knowledge from clinic to home
- Demonstrate self-reflective capacities and ability to reason in the moment (reflection-in-action) and following sessions (reflection-on-action) to adapt treatment and therapeutic use of self as an essential component of promoting engagement, arousal regulation, and participation in the just-right success
Participants must be SPD ProCert 1 credentialed professionals that complete both Temple University's Sensory Processing Disorder Level II online course and STAR Institute's Level 2 Intensive Mentorship program within 3 years to earn the SPD ProCert 2 credential.
Temple University's Sensory Processing
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At STAR Institute's Level 2 Intensive
Benefits of the SPD ProCert 2 Credential
- Gain recognition as a specially trained, advanced SPD clinician by the world's premiere Sensory Processing research, treatment, and education center.
- Advertise your training in SPD with an SPD ProCert 2 badge to put on your website.
- Get listed as an advanced credentialed SPD professional in STAR Institute's treatment directory.