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Occupational Therapy Continuing Education: Timesaving and Practical Strategies

Occupational Therapy Continuing Education: Timesaving and Practical Strategies

We offer continuing education courses to occupational therapists and teachers in the Size Matters Handwriting Program (SMHP). Experience how easy it is to address handwriting, integrate OT sensibilities across the curriculum, provide evidence-based therapy, collaborate with teachers, measure progress and employ state-of-the-art educational standards in your practices and schools. Read more about our professional development courses.

  • Timesaving Strategies to Integrate your OT Interventions into Classrooms and Accelerate the Success of your school-based OT Practice
  • Practical Strategies for Increasing the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Impact of your School-based Occupational Therapy practice.

Course Descriptions

Timesaving Strategies to Integrate your OT Interventions into Classrooms and Accelerate the Success of your school-based OT Practice

A jam-packed fun day of learning, this workshop combines Best Practices with evidence to ensure therapists become leaders within their schools.  Move into the future with information that promotes participation, function and access throughout classrooms, schools, home and communities. (.6 CEUs)

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss and describe the difference between Caseload and Workloads
  • Identify and list authentic opportunities to integrate OT interventions into classrooms across the curriculum and work collaboratively with teachers 
  • Critique and use rubrics or goal-attainment scaling for measurable data collection
  • Reiterate and select goals, accommodations and Specially designed Instruction that support function and participation
  • Reference the WATI-Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative to identify and select affordable low and high-tech options for insure students’ success

 

Practical Strategies for Increasing the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Impact of your School-based Occupational Therapy practice.

From low to no to high tech options, revisit the art and science that made our profession so great in the first place.  Learn new approaches to teaching printing, cutting and drawing skills, as well as environmental strategies that appeal to teaches and kids. (.6 CEUs)

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Implement evidence-based strategies to increase participation in classroom/school
  • Describe strategies to gain control of caseload numbers and daily schedule
  • Recall research-based delivery models, including inclusive programming
  • Integrate occupational therapy sensibilities into the daily work day
  • Modify and expand your bag of tricks with adaptations, accommodations, interventions & technologies ranging from inexpensive to free.  We’ll even make some today!
  • Individualize curricular materials and environments to promote optimal learning
  • Differentiate treatment options for ‘sensory seekers’, hyperactive or labile children 
  • Discuss more effective ways to communicate with the entire IEP team
Join Us For Our Upcoming Events
Join us for our SMHP Workshops and Therapist Certification Courses with Beverly H. Moskowitz, DOT MS OTR/L FAOTA! SMHP is a strong partner in Response to Intervention, a valued companion to core curriculum already rich with content, and bottom line affordable.
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