Sensory Processing Proficiency Level II

Temple University's SPD Proficiency Level 2 online course, Advanced Reflective Practice for Treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder, is the first step in earning the SPD ProCert 2 Credential. Upon completion of this course, participants are eligible to apply for STAR Institute's Level 2 Intensive Mentorship program.


2019 Dates:

Tuesday, October 22-November 26, 2019
8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST

Please click here to go to the course registration page.


This course will critically analyze the child-therapist interactions and the child’s response to therapeutic strategies related to Sensory Processing Disorder, and develop effective approaches for home, school, and community engagement.  

Course Components

  • Intervention Fidelity Project (35%)

    Each student will complete an evaluation then plan and implement a 30-minute treatment session using STAR principles. Students will videotape the implementation of the treatment session, edit it down to 10-15 minutes, and post on the Blackboard site, along with an outline, 3-page evaluation report plus addendum and test scores using the STAR format provided in course materials. Additionally, students will analyze their own video and complete a short (1-2 page) paper identifying the fidelity components of the STAR approach. 

  • Evidence Base Practice Assignment (17%)

    Students will identify a relevant evidence-based research question related to their SPD intervention. After development of the question, students will search and identify two published studies that help to answer the question and provide a paragraph summary of each of the articles. Students will post a 1 page paper with the research question and the summaries of the 2 articles.

  • Discussion Boards (3 points per Module/24%)

    Students will participate in a discussion board for each module/week. A question is posted by the beginning of the module in the discussion board section of the Blackboard course.   

  • Chat Rooms (3 points per Module/24%)

    Students will participate in a Chat Room for each course module/week. These are scheduled in the beginning of the semester as a class in order to account for individual schedules as much as possible. The chat rooms focus on presenting, discussing and synthesizing material relevant to the module. Attendance and participation is required to receive full credit. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Critically appraise and evaluate interventions and assessments for the Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) subtypes
  • Identify valid screening/assessments and implement evaluation process using STAR methods with a child with SPD
  • Develop and implement intervention plans using the STAR model in their own practice setting and consider other contextually and culturally relevant environments
  • Evaluate fidelity to intervention that uses the STAR approach within their practice setting
  • Complete and evaluate goal writing and documentation based on evaluation results and implement interventions specific to SPD
  • Generate evidence-based research questions related to SPD interventions

Please contact Temple University with any questions about this course: (215) 204-0828


2019 Dates:

Tuesday, October 22-November 26, 2019
8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST

Please click here to go to the course registration page.