CPD Event

So Many Great OT Approaches For Autism –

How Do You Choose What Is Best For Each Client?

One occupational therapist’s practical perspective on providing therapy within the NDIS framework.


Presenter Amy Vallentine
Date 22nd July 2022
Time 9am – 5pm
Cost $600

A practical approach informed by:

  • DIR/Floortime
  • Importance of Attachment and Attunement 
  • Kim Barthel’s Psycho Sensory Processing 
  • Mary Kwar’s Vestibular- Visual-Auditory Triad
  • Anita Bundy’s Play 
  • Tina Champagne’s Sensory Modulation 
  • Primitive Reflex Integration 


  • Brief Overview of OT Approaches and Interventions combined to form a whole child and whole family model of practice.
  • Historical understanding of Autism plus Autistic Adults now informing best practice for therapeutic interventions.
  • Child Centered practice in 12-month-olds to 5 years including therapeutic use of self
  • Session Planning and session running for children aged from Kindergarten to Year 6 
  • Session Planning and session running for children aged Year 7 to Year 12
  • The power of Non-Verbal Communication for managing avoidant behaviours in session and to maximise participation in session
  • Anxiety Management strategies for different situation e.g. sensory modulation, sensory regulation, transitions, timers, social stories, holding emotional space, emotional coaching
  • Vestibular Visual Auditory Triad including Primitive Reflexes
  • Attachment and Attunement
  • Therapy games for Functional Ideation, Impulse control, Choice making, Working memory 


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