Testimonials

I cannot speak highly enough about this course. As a relatively new graduate, I was in search of a course to expand my knowledge on how to support my client’s sensory-based needs.  This course provides excellent evidenced-based information in a way that is engaging and easy to understand. I thoroughly enjoyed watching all the videos, and further appreciated that Moira explained the science behind sensory processing and recommended strategies. Moira also provided several additional resources, and most importantly is kind and approachable for any questions one might have. This course also maintains a neurodiversity-affirming lens, which is essential for practitioners providing support to autistic individuals and their families. 

Eve pervin
occupational therapist

I participated in Moira’s workshop on Sensory Processing and Sensory-Based Interventions for Children. Moira presented as extremely knowledgeable and passionate. I got the opportunity to learn about the implementation of core concepts of solution-focused communication with parents and caregivers, select and implement specific evidence-based intervention strategies for meaningful occupations, and many others! Moira responded to all questions without hesitation and included practical examples that all participants can relate to in their own work. Moira is truly an exceptional presenter with such a beautiful soul and spirit which was shown throughout the workshop. Truly an inspiration!

Christine abi-khaled
occupational therapist

Moira has created a very well organized and comprehensive online course on Autism and Sensory Processing.  She is a gifted presenter who generously shares her knowledge with confidence.  Her passion for her work is evident.  As an occupational therapist who has worked in the area of pediatrics for 25 years, I appreciated her insights on current shifts in practice.  I gained new knowledge that I was able to incorporate immediately into my practice.  Evidence-based information was imbedded into every module.  After completing this course I feel more confident in my ability to support clients with sensory processing challenges.  In my opinion, this course is essential for occupational therapists and other health professionals who work with autistic children.”

Julie bially
occupational therapist

“Thank you Moira for this online course! It was such amazing information! You are very knowledgeable and I really appreciated how you broke down the information and explained it so well so it was easy to follow. I really appreciated the theoretical foundations and the BEST strategies as I am now able to implement these into my sessions for the purposes of helping my clients with co-regulation and self-regulation so that they can be ready to learn and communicate.”


CINDY GONCALVES-ADDARIO
speech-language PATHOLOGIST

“As a new OT grad (UBC Class 2023), I think this Level 2 course is exactly what I needed to boost my confidence and knowledge in this area of practice, especially because pediatrics is not something that is covered in depth in OT school.  I’ve enjoyed the modules and the course is organized very nicely and easy to follow. I really like how Moira provided specific BEST strategies for each module. She has created a very well organized and comprehensive online course on Autism and BEST Strategies!’

leeza Pertsev
occupational therapist

“I was so excited to take Moira’s level 2 course as an experienced OT in paediatrics to further my skill set and knowledge base on evidence based and neurodiversity-affirming sensory based interventions. The format works well for practicing clinicians to complete the learning modules at our own pace with the valued added live check-ins as a group. Moira is an engaging presenter and I benefited from both her personal case study examples as well as her grounding and framing each module on the latest available research. I feel that my own toolkit and confidence have grown as the course unfolds. I look forward to future courses and would definitely recommend this one!”


Nicole captain
occupational therapist

“This Level 2 course has validated for me the need to affirm neurodiversity principles and support sensory needs to promote regulation. This course has also helped me to feel confident in spending extra time with sensory regulation and building trust and connection with the clients I work with. I plan to utilize many of the resources provided to educate families on how to best support their child!

Danielle BECK
occupational therapist
Portland, OR

“Thank you for providing this course! I have used many of the strategies and resources from the Level 2 course course already to help families with changing the sleep environment, educate parents on feeding strategies, and encourage movement for regulation. I have been doing a lot more sensory based strategies for emotional regulation and the families that I work with have noticed a difference. I always use a visual schedule as a tool for keeping the session on track, but, since taking this course,  I have also been making visuals for morning and bed time routines that have gotten a lot of positive feedback from parents.

Olivia Myers
occupational therapist
Portland, OR

“As someone whose brain often gets overwhelmed and overloaded with information during standard professional development trainings, this course was incredible for me! The hybrid-online format allowed me the flexibility to navigate through the material at my own pace, pausing, reflecting, and revisiting the content as needed. The course materials, including numerous additional handouts and resources, were well-organized and valuable for future use. The practicality of the course content was amazing, as it was immediately applicable to my school based practice. The Q&A sessions provided a great space to ask questions and connect with both Moira and fellow participants. This course is an amazing foundation for any clinician working with autistic children.” 

jessica fawcett
occupational therapist

“This course was a delight to do! Lots of insights and great resources! The most important perspective is the autistic people getting their voices heard throughout the entire course! Professionals recognizing their flaws and growing by side of the autistic community is priceless! Strategies, explanation of the tools, all really well done, even for someone like me who is not an OT.  Thank you for teaching me to better understand myself and my son.

GISELI BIGNARDI
AUTISTIC ADVOCATE & PARENT

“I highly recommend this course for anyone in the field looking to gain a deeper understanding of sensory challenges. Moira’s expertise and guidance throughout the course were exceptional and instrumental in helping me better understand these complex topics. This course has been an incredibly valuable learning experience, not only for understanding and supporting individuals with autism but also for its applicability to the adult population. The strategies and insights shared have given me a deeper understanding of sensory processing challenges and how they impact individuals on the autism spectrum. What sets this course apart is Moira’s ability to bridge theory with practical applications, making it accessible and relevant to a wide range of learners. It’s an investment in knowledge that pays dividends in providing more effective support and care to individuals of all ages.”

Rohit malik
occupational therapist

“Moira has a fabulous way of presenting very important information in a meaningful and accessible way. I really appreciated her wealth of knowledge and resources. Her slides, videos, graphics helped make an online course engaging and wonderful to learn from. Taking this course also helped boost my confidence and reinforced how much I love working with kids! Moira, it has truly been a pleasure learning from you. Thank you for adding to my knowledge and course was a delight to do!”

Mira Miller
occupational therapist

“As a relatively new graduate, I was in need of an evidence-based approach to sensory processing for clients on the autism spectrum. That is exactly what I found with Moira’s course. On top of that, Moira also provided education in a client-centred, neurodiversity-affirming approach, which I greatly appreciated. This course provided me with a plethora of practical resources to use in my practice. I especially appreciated the live sessions where we could discuss topics as a group and ask questions. I believe this course is invaluable for any therapist wanting to gain knowledge, tools, and confidence in their work with autistic individuals.

danielle baumann
occupational therapist

“I cannot overstate the impact this course had on my understanding of sensory processing and my ability to support individuals on the autism spectrum. It provided me with a solid foundation of knowledge, evidence-based strategies, and a newfound confidence in my therapy approach. The course was thoughtfully structured, with a clear progression of topics that built upon one another. Moira’s expertise was evident in her clear explanations and insightful examples. The course also provided a wealth of additional resources that I was able to incorporate immediately into my practice. This course would be invaluable for anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of autism and sensory processing.”

Karen Lee
occupational therapist

“The I completed this course after listening to Moira speak at another conference. Her genuineness, knowledge, and passion towards providing strength based, neuro-affirming intervention based on the most up to date evidence makes her so engaging to listen too. I loved the hybrid learning model to the course where I was able to complete the modules at my own pace but then had the opportunity to participate in interactive discussion groups where there was opportunity to apply learned information into everyday / practical situations. The course material and resources shared within the course have been a great asset to me in my everyday practice and have been something I continue to reference. Thank you, Moira, for your ongoing leadership and willingness so share your knowledge and experiences with others.

Jennifer Israel
occupational therapist

Moira’s Autism & Sensory Processing: Concepts, Evidence & BEST Strategies course contains foundational learning as well as the latest evidence on supporting children and adults with sensory processing differences. A strengths-based neurodiversity affirming and trauma-informed approach is central to the whole course. Moira centres Autistic people’s voices and experiences in examples and all assessment/intervention principles. I love the clarity of her BEST model and can directly apply it to my work as a school-based occupational therapist. Her practical strategies have increased my confidence for starting a new school year with effective skills and tools. Thank you Moira for offering this much needed course!”  

Carla giddings
occupational therapist

“I really enjoyed your Level 1 online course!  The content was thorough, practical and well-organized and the evidence was clearly indicated which is always helpful to guide and inform our practices.  I really valued the flexibility of viewing the modules at my own pace and schedule, and the live sessions were wonderful to discuss the course content, brainstorm together, and network.  The course was validating for my current practice as an OT, but also a great reminder for other information as well as learning some new strategies that I can incorporate into my practice.  It definitely met my expectations and I have already recommended it to several other colleagues.”  

jennifer kinny
occupational therapist

“I  loved your course especially all of the up to date research on sensory processing and ASD! I am still listening to your wonderful course and always learning something new each time I listen. It was amazing to have been part of the online discussions with OTs, SLPs and other service providers from all around the globe. A dynamic and interactive learning platform that was both academic and practical. By completing your course I can confirm that I have learned so much and grown as therapist. Thanks to your course, I am currently using many new sensory based approaches and strategies in my practice with autistic adults with more confidence knowing about the results and research backing my interventions!

Andrea McFeely
senior occupational therapist
ireland

I am an occupational therapist and was very interested in Moira’s virtual workshop on Autism & Sensory Processing: Concepts, Evidence & BEST Strategies. I am grateful for Moira sharing her knowledge and practical recommendations! It was honestly very helpful for my practice and I have a better understanding of how to approach my clients’ sensory-related challenges by using BEST strategies. You can tell that Moira has a passion for her work, which translated into her teaching. 100% recommended.”

Lisseth reano
occupational therapist

“Hands down, one of the most informative and practical training sessions everAs an SLP, I knew about the importance of incorporating movement into my therapy sessions, but, what I did not know was how to incorporate movement in a way that would help my client with sensory regulation. After Moira’s workshop, I have the tools to tailor sensory. breaks according to the individual needs of my clients to help regulate them and then to be able to work on communication needs more effectively. The BEST Strategies Approach is one that encompasses all aspects of sensory regulation and provides a nice framework for my sessions. Thank you! I can’t wait to incorporate what I have learnt into my practice!

Ruchi ambike
Speech-language pathologist

“I found the course so informative and interesting. I feel like you have validated some of my practice related to sensory issues and certainly have inspired me to use new assessment and treatment tools. It was the perfect mix of research and practical strategies. I very much appreciate having had the opportunity to attend this course and sincerely thank you.” 

KaREN RANDALL
occupational therapist

“Thank you for the great workshop on sensory-based interventions for children Moira! I learned a lot from the workshop regarding helping children with sensory processing differences engage in school, play, and self-care occupations. I appreciated how the workshop included evidence-based assessments and interventions that occupational therapists can use in both a hospital and clinic setting. Thanks again!” 

Fernanda lara peralta
occupational therapist

“Moira is a very knowledgeable and engaging presenter, this was superb. The updated evidence, research links and references were excellent. The course was very well structured and informative. I appreciated the BEST strategies and recommendations and sharing of new tools and equipment. I also appreciated that the information was intended to be practical with strategies that could be implemented right away. Ever since the workshop, I have been using Moira’s tools and materials with so many of the families I work with! I’m looking forward to staying connected to such a passionate and resourceful therapist.”

amelia Raj
occupational therapist

“This course was a perfect mix of evidence based information and practical strategies for intervention.  As a “seasoned” therapist, it gave me the opportunity to learn about more recent approaches and it provided a strong overview of the sensory systems and latest information in each area.  Moira is an engaging speaker who is able to pull from her past clinical experience as well as current research to answer questions.  It was a pleasure to take your workshop and I hope you offer more in the near future. Thank you” 

Lizette Alexander
occupational therapist

“The breadth and depth of information in this course were excellent. I appreciated the evidence and neuroscience updates which support and confirm our practice. I added several useful resources to my toolbox, especially related to feeding and sleep. I also really enjoyed learning about solution focused communication, and I look forward to reflecting on how I can better implement it into my practice. I left the course excited because of Moira’s enthusiasm and all of the materials and resources presented that I could use within my practice.”

christopher tuplin
occupational therapist

“I wanted to say thank you so much for a wonderful course. It was jammed packed with information and resources. I had tried to be part of your course originally but it was full, then a spot opened and I am thrilled that I took the leap! There were definitely some items that I knew before but not one topic that I didn’t learn something else to add to my tool box or could way to use techniques/communication/ assessment, etc., in a different manner. The resources, Instagram links and articles were amazing. I can’t say enough about your course- well thought out and excellently prepared. All in all, you ROCK….. adding you to my ‘OT Crushes’!”

Marlene Morse
occupational therapist

As a Registered Psychotherapist, I found the Sensory and Self Regulation workshop refreshing, insightful and practical. I enjoyed learning from others in attendance including OT’s and educators; the case review activities offered different perspectives and reminded me of the importance of a multidisciplinary approach. The BEST strategies that Moira shared are applicable to the work I do with neurodivergent children but also other populations. The information provided about sensory systems and differences, particularly the nervous system, make this a wonderful workshop for those supporting people that have experienced trauma and anxiety. Thank you Moira for the valuable learning opportunity, I left the workshop with ideas, inspiration and new perspectives..”

Janet De Gazon
registered psychotherapist
Cyw & Art Therapy Candidate

“As a social worker and child therapist that works with neurodivergent children and parents, I found Moira’s 2 day Sensory and Self Regulation training extremely rewarding. Moira is an engaging speaker that presents detailed information in different formats for all learning styles. While encouraging guests to answer questions and share their expertise along with hers, it made me feel really valued as a mental health professional and demonstrated the benefit of a multidisciplinary team. I highly encourage individuals looking to expand their knowledge on sensory systems and connect with others in the field to participate in one of Moira’s training offerings.”

Olivia holdeN
social worker,
Child & family Therapist

I participated in Moira’s workshop on Sensory Processing, Self-Regulation,and BEST Strategies. The information was well-organized and presented in a way that was easily digestible and understandable for someone without much previous knowledge of sensory processing. Moira also invited us to discuss several case studies, which gave me an idea of how sensory-based interventions could be implemented even with limited time and resources. Since the workshop, I have been applying several of these strategies with clients and their families, and it has been amazing to see how much their access to communication can improve when they are given the support they need to be regulated!

paige easterbrook
Speech-Language pathologist

“I attended the hybrid online courses Autism & Sensory Processing: Concepts, Evidence & BEST Strategies Level 1 and 2. Prior to taking these courses, I had very limited knowledge of the topic. Now, I feel much better equipped. If I say, “I LOVED IT!” it doesn’t express enough. I highly recommend taking both levels; they broadened my skills beyond clinical knowledge and introduced me to our advocacy role and neurodiversity-affirming practices. Moira is very knowledgeable and passionate about the world of Autism. She shared many resources that are helpful for us as therapists, our clients and their families. I definitely enjoyed learning from her in the hybrid format.She answered my questions during the live Q&A sessions, and I was able to watch the course modules at my own pace. Thank you so much, Moira, for the wonderful experience of learning with you and for helping me feel more confident around working with autistic individuals and their families!” 

miwa yonezawa
occupational Therapist