University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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USC/WPS Certification Program Course 1

Course 1: The Sensory Integration Perspective

Course 1 provides both an overview of sensory integration and in-depth information on its theoretical foundations, basic science supporting the theory and evidence supporting the evolution of theory for practice.  The theory is broken down into the functional contributions of the individual sensory systems, praxis and their impact on everyday activities.  This information is used to identify an individual’s deviations from typical sensory integration and praxis abilities and provide insight into methods and procedures used in sensory integrative intervention strategies.

Learning Objectives

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different sensory systems and their contributions to daily life
  • Identify the basic principles of sensory integration
  • List several sensory strategies that can be used at home, at school, and in the community to enhance function
  • Explain to clients the relationship of sensory integration to typical and atypical development
  • Describe the roles of the individual sensory systems in human activity
  • Discuss praxis and its role in performance and behavior
  • Relate the spectrum of sensory integrative functions to occupation


For further information about the USC/WPS Sensory Integration Certification Program and its courses, please contact Emily Ochi OTD, OTR/L at (323) 442-1776 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).