John Pagano

John Pagano, Ph.D., OTR/L presents workshops internationally for educators, allied health therapists, and mental health practitioners on improving self-regulation in youth with complex behavioral, developmental, cognitive, and sensory processing challenges. He has over 30 years experience as a pediatric occupational therapist working in NICU, birth-to-three, sensory integration clinic, pre-school,school, group home, and adolescent psychiatric hospital settings. Dr. Pagano is known for his humorous, interactive workshops teaching extensive practical interventions for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum and other complex behavioral and developmental challenges.

Dr. Pagano holds a B. S. degree in Occupational Therapy,M. S. in Special Education, and Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Therapy. He is certified in Occupational Therapy, Neuro-Developmental (Bobath) Treatment,QST Sensory Treatment for Autism, as well as an Instructor of Movement Based Learning and Positive Behavioral Support. Dr. Pagano conducts clinical research and maintains a full time clinical occupational therapy practice specializing in children and adolescents with complex behavioral, Autism Spectrum, cognitive,and other developmental challenges. He is a member of the AOTA School Mental Health Working Group and publishes extensively on the practical clinical applications of transdisciplinary research. An indepth description of Dr. Paganos clinical approach can be found on his website

John was alsoa keynote speaker at the Education Resources Annual Conference: Therapies in the School 2015

Financial: John Pagano receives a honorarium from Education Resources.
Non-Financial: He has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

John's Courses:

Effectively Treat Behavior in Children: Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing, Cognitive Limitations, PTSD, & Other Challenges

John's Online Courses:

Strategies to Improve Mental Health, Reduce Problematic Reflexes/Habits, Increase Stability and Bilateral Coordination for Enhanced School Functioning

Improve Sensory, Motor, Behavior and Learning Outcomes

What others are saying:

"This course provides some excellent ways of relating information back to classroom teachers in a positive, nonthreatening way!" - M Cassard, OT

"John is a great presenter. He is dynamic and passionate about helping the people and families he works with. He provided great practical information to apply to treatment with research to support the strategies." -Chris Pratt, OT

Dr. Pagano is an excellent speaker who shared his wealth of knowledge from years of research and experiences. I feel that I am coming away with a lot more tools in my toolbox, and I will be able to implement them immediately. Thank You! - Karrie Olick, OTR

John is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge, learning from others, and helping everyone problem solve. This is a great course taught by a gifted instructor who is an asset to our profession. -Teresa Santaniello, PT

"His presentation was outstanding. His handbook is extensive. Excellent /hands-on activities. His examples of his materials for student use were very interesting." -Maryanne Blaine, SLP