Susan Swindeman, OTR/L & Maureen Kane-Wineland, PhD, OT/L

DATE: Wed Oct 14, 2020
TIME:  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm CT
FEE:  $50 (By phone 219-322-1415) or through website (posted soon on
ONLINE WEBINAR – Link will be emailed with handouts

Learn how to help teams with clinical reasoning and brainstorming to identify characteristics of sensory processing challenges, and develop sensory-based strategies based on results of caregiver answers on the Sensory Processing Measure (SPM) Ages 5-12, or the Sensory Processing Measure-Preschool (SPM-P) Ages 2-5 collectively known as the SPM(s). Early interventionists may gear the whole training to early intervention by focusing on the SPM-P. Strategies are to be integrated into the fabric of the child’s everyday life throughout school, home, daycare and community.
Topics will include:

  • Principles to support the identification & treatment of sensory processing difficulties
  • Administration and scoring of SPM(s)
  • Research behind the development of these norm referenced standardized assessment tools
  • Case Studies
  • Use of Quick Tips

Beginner through Advanced
Administrators, Teachers, EI Specialists, Developmental Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech/Language Pathologists, Paraprofessionals, College students, Day Care Providers and Parents. Come as a team!

7:50 – 8:00 pm               Registration
8:00 (sharp) – 8:15 pm:  Overview of characteristics of sensory processing challenges
8:15 – 8:45 pm:              How to administer and score the paper version of the SPM(s)
8:45- 9:15 pm:               How to administer and score the electronic version of the SPM(s)
9:15 – 10:00 pm:            Research used to develop SPM, case studies, and SPM Quick Tips

Participants will:

  • Identify characteristics of patterns and subtypes of SPD
  • Learn how to administer and score the SPM(s) in both paper and electronic versions
  • Review research conducted in developing the SPM(s)
  • Be exposed to case studies using the SPM(s)
  • Learn how to use SPM Quick Tips to promote team collaboration through collective empowerment across environments


Contact Hours:  2
IN OT PLA: Approved provider for IN CEUs for OT licensure
IN PT – IN APTA:  Not applying for at this time
ST:  Good for IN (or other states requiring ST contact hours) if you can relate workshop to ST
Out of State (not IN) Licensing Agencies  for OT/PT/ST:  Check with your state to see if you can apply for out of state CE approval (we do not cover cost)
IN EI:  100% related to EI – Appropriate for Assessment


Wee Care Therapy (or Speakers) may sell books or other supplies at seminars.

Special Needs:
If you have any special needs, please inform us at least 2 weeks prior to the seminar so that we can make reasonable accommodations. Email:

Discounts (Phone Registration Only):
10% group discount if 3 or more participants register by phone at the same time
Free benefit to all employees of Wee Care Therapy   



SPEAKERS Susan Swindeman OTR/L and Maureen Kane -Wineland PhD, OT/L are co-authors of the books Tools for Tots: Sensory Strategies for Toddlers and Preschoolers™, and Tools for Infants: Sensory Based Strategies for Parents, Caregivers and Early Intervention Providers™ along with Diana Henry, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Susan and Maureen are internationally recognized speakers on the topics of sensory processing disorder, sensory integration and sensory-based strategies. Their books have been translated in German and Turkish and are pending translation in Brazilian Portuguese. Susan Swindeman OTR/L is a registered occupational therapist and the founder and owner of Wee Care Therapy in Dyer, Indiana. Susan has been a pediatric occupational therapist since graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984. She is certified in the administration and interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) and trained in neurodevelopmental treatment. She is also certified in the Interactive Metronome. Susan is recognized for her work in identifying and treating children with sensory processing disorders. She was a faculty speaker for the SPD Foundation. Susan may be contacted through, Facebook at Susan Swindeman or Wee Care Therapy or Instagram and Twitter @susanswindeman or @weecaretherapy. Maureen Kane -Wineland PhD, OT/L is a co-owner of Rehab Dynamics in Toledo, Ohio. Maureen has been working with young children for over 30 years in a variety of capacities. She developed an expertise in addressing the needs of children with sensory processing disorders, as well as those with difficulties relating and engaging, using both sensory integration and DIR®/Floortime™ approaches. Maureen is SIPT certified and a PLAY ProjectHome Consultant. Maureen received her PhD. in special education/educational psychology in 2002 and examined the effects of prenatal drug exposure on sensory processing capacities. Contact her through her website at, or through Facebook at Tools for Infants: Sensory Based Strategies or Tools for Tots.