(Coming Soon) It Works! Field Tested Strategies in K-8 Classrooms

Presenter: Camille Castillo Leach, MS, OTR/L

Course Description

Do you spend a lot of time consulting with teachers about classroom strategies and wonder, “Will they every really use this? Will they actually take my advice?” I wanted to know, in a concrete way, what “stuck” and what was useful, in the “field” of the classroom.  I surveyed teachers within my school district about sensory tools, equipment, calming strategies, and alerting strategies. The results were complied and this presentation was the result. These tools are field tested by actual classroom teachers. OTs can give suggestions, but the teachers are the ones who have to practically carry them out in the ever changing, dynamic classroom environment. This is where classroom management combines with OT tools for student success!


Target Audience: 

 Introductory- to intermediate-level occupational therapists, physical therapists, teachers, and parents

Course Instructors:

Camille Castillo Leach, MS, OTR/L

View  Course Schedule (link to course schedule)

Learning Objectives

1.   Identify effective calming and alerting strategies to implement in the classroom

2.   Identify effective tactile tools to use with primary grades

3.  Recognize difference between effective and ineffective movement breaks

4. Recognize how to teach teachers to manage movement breaks in the classroom

     5.  Learn how to ilicit useful feedback from teachers for sucessful collaboration

Learning Assessment:

Objective Post-Test

Continuing Education Units (CEUs):


Dr. Natasha C Kukuk in association with www.SchoolBasedOT.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education (#11160). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

This course will approved for  AOTA CEUs or contact hours under the following classification codes:

Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention-pediatric and school based