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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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USC Sensory Integration Hands-On Clinical Training Program (OT 610)

Course Description

OT 610 is a 4-unit graduate course that offers participants intensive small group experiences through both an academic seminar and closely supervised hands-on clinical practice. In the seminars, participants discuss sensory integration (SI) theory and research in detail, problem-solve individual treatment cases, and learn the intervention concepts originated by A. Jean Ayres. During the hands-on intervention sessions, participants intervene using SI techniques, systematically document progress, generate progress reports as needed, consult with parents and teachers, and collaborate with other professionals in the community. Participants receive direct supervision in all aspects of clinical practice from a team of master clinicians trained in SI.

OT 610 is a 14-week in-person training course that takes place primarily at Momentum Pediatric Therapy Network in Torrance, California, a not-for-profit interdisciplinary clinical center founded and directed by the colleagues of Dr. A. Jean Ayres. The weekly seminars are led by faculty members of the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, many of whom are internationally recognized for their work in the field. Each 14-week session of OT 610 includes approximately 7-10 participants, allowing for individualized, intimate learning experiences. During the 14-week session, five to ten hours each week are dedicated to seminar lectures and discussions, while up to 14 hours of each week are devoted to supervised, hands-on clinical intervention with children and families. Since its inception in 1977, OT 610 has trained over 760 therapists from approximately 38 countries.

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Contact us
For additional information about OT 610, and to receive an application detailing the documents to be submitted, please contact Erna Blanche PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

USC Chan Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program

Occupational therapists who completed OT 610 since 2005 can apply for “special consideration” in completion of the USC Chan Sensory Integration Continuing Education (CE) Certificate Program. To obtain the “special consideration” application, please contact Emily Ochi at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).