Course Description

The STAR Proficiency Level I course from Temple University is the second step in earning the STAR ProCert I Credential, which is conferred automatically after completion of this online course.

This course will apply concepts of the principles of disordered Sensory Processing into daily practice, analyze the historical and contemporary principles related to disordered Sensory Processing, and apply a clinical reasoning model for the evaluation of disordered Sensory Processing. In addition, students will use components of the STAR Treatment Model in practice and evaluate fidelity to the approach.

Course Outline

  • Online Chat Room Discussions (16 CE hours): These are the classes in and of themselves. When participants log in to the class during the designated class time, these 8 weekly classes equal the 16 total hours for this requirement. Active participation is required to obtain credit for these hours.

  • Professional Development Goals/Reflection Paper (2 CE hours): Participants will develop goals that identify how they would like to develop in clinical practice, research, or academia based on their learning experiences in the STAR Institute and Temple University course. This part of the assignment is completed at the beginning of the course. At the end of the course, participants are asked to reflect on their goals in a one-page paper.

  • Evaluation Experience and Goal Attainment Scale (4 CE hours): The Evaluation assignment asks participants to write a report using the STAR format. Participants come up with 2-3 impact statements, follow-up questions, and an addendum. The Goal Attainment Scale assignment asks participants to write 2-3 goals based on their evaluation report and using the STAR Process Frame of Reference using the Goal Attainment Scale format.

  • Online Discussions (8 CE hours): Participants will post on a discussion board for each module/week. A question, discussion topic, or learning experience is posted after each online class. Each participant should post a 2-3 paragraph response to each board.

Learner Outcomes

  • Understand and apply the STAR Fidelity Measure to treatment

  • Utilize current nosology (Miller, 2007) for differential diagnosis of the six subtypes of disordered Sensory Processing.

  • Analyze and synthesize information from evaluation tools to direct intervention process for disordered Sensory Processing

  • Implement a clinical reasoning process to develop an intervention plan based on principles from the STAR approach

  • Identify functional outcomes associated with evaluation results and intervention goals for disordered Sensory Processing

  • Identify new strategies that encourage meaningful engagement for families within the intervention process


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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