Sensory regulation to increase occupational engagement with adults

What you will learn

Identify the link between serious mental illness (SMI) and trauma exposure in adults.

Learn how sensory processing is affected by post traumatic stress (PTS) symptoms.

Recognize the importance of sensory regulation on occupational engagement.

Find ways to incorporate sensory regulation with adults to promote engagement in activities.


Participants of this course will learn about sensory regulation strategies that may increase occupational engagement, specifically for individuals experiencing serious mental illness living in a residential treatment center. Participants will be able to identify the link between serious mental illness and trauma symptoms, as well as gain knowledge on how sensory processing can be affected by experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms. This Udemy course was created as a dissemination of my doctoral capstone experience at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems in Baltimore, MD. This course contains lectures, resources and various research articles to support this topic area.  Also included in this Udemy course is various downloadable materials and presentations to further support learning in this area. At the end of the presentation, there is a short question and answer section to assess knowledge gained as a result of this course. It may take about an hour to get through the entire course, as well as view the attached resources. The development of this course is based on research, evidence based best practices and clinical experience. There are several APA references at the end. Please visit those references to further supplement learning of these topics.

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Introduction to topic
Review of Literature

Sensory regulation

Capstone Area of Focus
Learning Objectives, Activities, and Artifacts


Knowledge Check
Acknowledgements and References