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Ateachabout... sixteen years of sharing.
Workshops to bring sensory integration and sensory processing to homes, schools, and businesses.

See below 2018 scheduled workshops

Below is the list of the scheduled workshops. We will be adding additional workshops as they are confirmed with people interested in sponsoring a Sensory Tool Kit, Sensory Tools for Pre-Teens and TeensTools for Tots: Sensory Strategies for Toddlers and Preschoolers, or Sensory Processing Measures (SPM) & (SPM-P) and the 'NEW' SPM & SPM-P Quick Tips workshop in their community.

For a description of each of our workshops please go to the [Workshop-Inservices] page.

ATTEND WITH YOUR TEAM including administrators, educators (both regular Ed and special Ed), counselors, school psychologists, social workers, assistants, local and staff therapists, physicians, and parents. When everyone participates and hears the different challenges experienced at home, in the different school environments and in the community, communication lines open up and everyone works together.

Please include your name, mailing address, and phone number when inquiring about sponsoring a workshop.

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information request form.

Last update -March 7, 2018


Want to contribute to the "NEW"

SPM-2 Quick Tips

Diana and her Sensory Processing Measure (SPM) co-authors have been working on developing the upcoming SPM-2. The SPM-2 has gone through pilot studies and is now in the standardization process. Covering the lifespan from infants through adults the SPM-2 is slated to be completed 2018-2019.

Diana has also been developing the SPM-2 Quick Tips which will include tips for the SPM-2 Infant and Toddler, SPM-2 Preschool, SPM-2 Child (previously the SPM), SPM-2 Teen and SPM-2 Adult.

To explain a bit further, the SPM-2 Quick Tips is an intervention manual to promote data driven intervention, based on the results of the SPM-2 assessment.

If you are interested in contributing strategies/tips for the
SPM-2 Quick Tips, please send an email to
It would be fun to add your ideas.


Please include the following in your response: 






Thank you for supporting our mission on Ateachabout 
Rick and Diana 


SPM Quick Tips Workshops 




Information on data-driven intervention and data collection using sensory-based strategies.

The SPM Quick Tips are intervention strategies based on the results of the SPM and SPM-P . They are now also available electronically and provide Test Score Reports and Intervention Reports.



For more information re the SPM and SPM-P Quick Tips go to http://www.wpspublish.com/store/p/3222/spm-and-spm-p-quick-tips-qt

SPM Quick Tips WORKSHOP: Agenda Overview

The SPM Quick Tips and SPM-P Quick Tips are collections of intervention strategies that help answer the question, "What's next?" following administration of the SPMTM and SPM-PTM.

They satisfy 5 objectives:

1. Address the underlying deficits: modulation, postural control, perception, and praxis.

2. Provide family, staff, or peer training to increase awareness and share resources.

3. Teach self-advocacy as soon as it is appropriate to do so.

4. Adapt the task, materials, equipment, or environment.

5. Use cognitive or behavioral strategies to teach social skills and support social participation.


An ideal resource to share with teachers, parents, and other health care providers, the SPM Quick Tips and SPM-P Quick Tips help therapists effectively apply clinical reasoning to support children with sensory processing issues at school, home, and in their community.


The Quick Tips are available in two unique formats:

1. A spiral-bound printed booklet to bring to team meetings.

2. An online format (Online Module) to be used in conjunction with online SPM and SPM-P administration and scoring, which allows you to generate unlimited customized intervention reports through a specialized sorting and filtering system.

Want to know more?


Contact rick@henryot.com


Using a case study, Diana will demonstrate the workflow on the WPS Online Evaluation SystemTM, which includes:

  • Initial SPM or SPM-P testing
  • Electronic scoring
  • Generating a Score Report
  • Clinical reasoning using the SPM Quick Tips User Guide
  • Item analysis and choosing sensory-based strategies
  • Generating an Intervention Report
  • Facilitating data recording using the Quick Tips Record Form



Workshops & Webinars Scheduled 2018


Friday, March 16, 2018

Join Debra Wilson, Diana Henry, and Gayle Lindsay


Free debinar real time discussion/ Q&A regarding the Sensory Processing Measure (SPM) assessment and the Quick Tips (SPM Quick tips) intervention strategies following the use of the SPM.

Click on link to register: 



2018 AOTA Annual Conference in Utah!

Visit us at the Western Psychological Services (WPS)


JOIN Diana Henry, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA with two of the SPM-2 co-authors

Heather Miller Kuhaneck, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and
Diane Parham, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA.

They will be presenting a 3 hour workshop:

Title: Sensory Processing Measure-2 (SPM-2): Expanding assessment and intervention across the lifespan for sensory integration, praxis, & participation

click here to view SPM-2 poster

Abstract Synopsis: The SPM-2 is a new set of measures with substantial normative data, allowing for evaluation of sensory integration, praxis, and social participation from infancy through adulthood in natural environments. The SPM-2 facilitates intervention planning across the lifespan using a team-based approach.

This presentation will describe the expanded SPM-2 including newly collected normative data, psychometric properties, and clinical and research uses. Participants will have an opportunity to examine varied cases in small groups to plan intervention and reflect upon the clinical reasoning process modeled by the presenters. As part of the data-driven intervention process, presenters will also demonstrate use of the SPM-2 Quick Tips intervention resource.

Features of the SPM-2

  • SPM-2 items have continuity across the lifespan. 
  • Items based on Ayres SI ® theory.
  • Items address sensory modulation, perception, postural control, praxis, and social participation.
  • Aligns with the AOTA 2025 vision.
  • Item revisions & development of new forms began in 2012.
  • Field testing & pilot studies on new items, forms, & environments, followed by normative data collection.
  • Authors all Ayres SI experts & the original SPM authors.
  • Intervention strategies & resources for all SPM-2 Forms/Environments using the SPM-2 Quick Tips.

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time: 12:00PM - 3:00PM.
Session Number: WS 110


2018 AOTA Proposal Reviewer Comments:

  • Timely, as this is a widely used tool in School Based Practice.
  • The interactive cases will be appropriate to engage in the Workshop format.
  • Strong proposal and topic is of importance.
  • Nicely done. Good to read a clear reflective component.
  • Very clear presentation of ideas and sequence for the workshop.



Practitioners have historically been limited in the tools available to evaluate the impact of sensory difficulties on participation across the lifespan (Schaaf et al., 2014). The SPM-2 is an updated set of norm-referenced assessment tools that fills this gap. Based on theory developed by A. J. Ayres, the SPM-2 helps the practitioner to discern whether sensory or praxis issues are affecting participation from infancy through adulthood. Unique features include an infant-toddler SPM with caregiver self-report form, and teen and adult SPMs with driving forms that examine sensory and praxis impacts on the occupation of driving. The SPM-2 is a reliable and valid assessment developed through a rigorous psychometric process, suitable for clinical and research purposes, and supporting occupational therapy as a science-based profession. The tool is easy to administer and score using either paper or online administration, facilitating full inclusion of all team members.

Best practice requires a comprehensive evaluation of SI difficulties that includes the individual, the family and the educational team. The SPM-2 includes self-rating forms for adolescents and adults, forms for caregivers, EI providers, and school team members such as the classroom, music, art, and physical education, as well as individuals responsible for recess, the cafeteria, and bus duties. These forms empower these individuals to be a part of the assessment process. The SPM-2 allows practitioners to consider the influence of environment on performance by comparing scores from different environments.

The SPM-2 allows for gathering of information about the impact of SI on family and school occupations and routines. SPM-2 raters provide information about an individual's responses and behaviors during feeding, hygiene, play/leisure, school activities, work, caregiving, driving, and other occupations throughout the day. For families of children with SI issues and comorbid autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the most common family-identified goals are ADLs and social participation (Schaaf et al., 2015), areas that the SPM-2 evaluates. Driving is another important occupation for social participation. Adolescents and adults with diagnoses such as ASD/ADHD frequently obtain driver's licenses, but they may struggle with driving (Curry et al., 2017). Use of the SPM-2 enables practitioners to assess SI issues related to driving, and communicate how these issues impact driving performance.

This presentation will describe the expanded SPM-2 including newly collected normative data, psychometric properties, and clinical and research uses. Participants will have an opportunity to examine varied cases in small groups to plan intervention and reflect upon the clinical reasoning process modeled by the presenters. As part of the data-driven intervention process, presenters will also demonstrate use of the SPM-2 Quick Tips intervention resource.


We are now scheduling workshops into 2018. For information about attending or scheduling an ATEACHABOUT workshop in your area, please contact us.

Ms. Henry is fluent in English and French.
Sra. Henry es fluida con los lengujes ingles y frances.
Mme. Henry est a l'aise avec les langues anglaises et francaises.

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4000 Pipit Place, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
E-Mail: rick@henryot.com


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