The speakers focus on practical ideas that reach beyond the basics of appropriate assessment tools, outcome measures and intervention strategies. They identify daily obstacles and provide tried and successful strategies to overcome these challenges by addressing topics such as time management, department development, evidence-based practice, effective team collaboration, cultural awareness, diplomacy, objectivity, funding, budgeting and the effective use of resources.
Supplemented with interactive labs and video clips, this course puts theory into practice and supports the practitioner in using budget friendly materials. Shared ideas includes effective intervention strategies, ranging from environmental supports to hand-on activities for a variety of clients such as those with autism, sensory processing disorders and visual impairment.
The following AOTA classification codes will reflect the content of this course:
Participants will be able to:
Participants will walk away with tools such as activity ideas, ready-to-use templates for all needed documentation including forms, letters, reports and an assortment of classroom and home programs as well as essential ready-to-present in-service packages for administrators, teachers and parents. All resources are offered on a USB flashdrive for easy accesisbility at any site.
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This intermediate level course is suitable for occupational therapy practitioners (OT and COTA) in the school-based setting. This course has also been very well received by therapists transitioning into the school based setting as well as experienced school-based practitioners who want to become more effective and reach a deeper understanding of the scope of services in this practice area. Other school based practitioners such as physical therapists, psychologists, special educators, special education administrators and clinic-based therapists has benefited from attending this course to learn more about the scope of OT in the school based setting.
Course Completion Requirements
You will receive a certificate of completion if you comply with the participation and attendance requirements for live events, submit a post course evalutation for all course formats and pass a written multiple choice exam for recorded events. Please refer to the section 'How does a live and recorded webinar work?' on the page: 'How to register' for more detail.
'Each of you were so 'real' - you are experts but didn't make anyone feel they do not have something to contribute to the experience. Thanks so much for all that you have shared. I have been looking for a school based course like this for years. I am glad we found you!
'I learned so much about the laws, statutes and regulations that I probably should have known before. I wish somebody told me all of this years ago.'
'I loved the activity ideas and are going to use some in the regular ed rooms that contain my students'
'Thanks for sharing all our knowledge and clarifying so many of our questions'
'Your resources are awesome. It will get me organized and safe me a lot of time.'
'The amount of material and handouts they (the presenters) shared with us is incredible. Thank you so much!'
'I now better understand what is legal and how to get involved with RtI. You have also given me valuable resources.'
'I was reminded that school based OTs have the same issues all over the country. Thanks so ouch for sharing strategies on how to deal with difficult IEP meetings'
'The presenters addressed issues I never thought about, but are key for OTs. It will change the way I will offer therapy in the schools. '
'I especially enjoyed learning about the appropriate outcome measures I can use in the schools. Our district is data driven and this was so helpful to learn today. '
' Reviewing the consultative role of the OT and learning strategies for collaboration was very helpful.'
'I can't believe you literally gave us a USB stick with tons of handouts and activity ideas. You empowered me!'
' The group labs were not just fun, but very helpful'
' Thanks for all the information on collaboration and sharing so many group activity ideas.'
'I can use your ideas to get more collaboration and less pull-out in the schools. Now I am more positive about getting the teachers on board.'
'You all have so much knowledge. Please keep sharing your passion and skills with others!'
'I appreciated all the legal info on IEPs and 504s. I don't think you learn these things on the job unless you are in a certain situation'
'You are great speakers and provided excellent insight from your experience. You kept me engaged!'
'I loved your (the presenters') personal stories and humor about this challenging job of being a school based OT.'
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