THERAPIES IN THE SCHOOL CONFERENCE 2 Individual Sessions: Visual Strategies and Creative Collaborative Tools AND Goals that Drive Intervention: What is Relevant and Realistic PART B

Course Description:

Visual Strategies and Creative Collaborative Tools

June Smith, OTR

The visual system is often inefficient and a weak link in children with learning challenges. During case study presentations, you will observe the extensive impact of strategies that support visual attention, engagement, and refinement of ocular motor control and learn tools for creative team collaboration.

The participant will:
1. Recognize the key visual characteristics needed for a refined ocular motor system and identify the need for referral.
2. Describe how the midline of the body and the visual system relates to the periphery of the spatial environment.
3. Use collaborative tools to support visual attention, engagement, and refinement of ocular motor control.

What other participants are saying:

"I enjoyed June Smith's presentation.  I have a strong interest in vision and how it relates to my students' performance.  She provided some excellent ideas for students that are older and particularly difficult on my caseload.  I can't wait to try some new strategies with them." - Ann, OT

Goals That Drive Intervention: What is Relevant and Realistic

Agnes McConlogue, MAPT, PCS and Lori Quinn, EdD, PT

As part of the IEP, related service providers are required to provide annual goals that are functional and measurable. This session will look closely at the interplay of goal setting, intervention and outcomes within the school environment. The role of related service providers to utilize a common link to clinical decision-making according to current standards of best practice and research will be explored.

Participants will have the ability to translate knowledge of school based goal-setting to their own practice, including:
1. Develop a framework for goal-setting that is child-centered, collaborative, context specific and measurable.
2. Outline a plan for intervention that is driven by developed goals that focus on participation and function within the school environment.

COURSE FEE: $134

AUDIENCE:Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

CEUs:This course is offered for 3 Contact Hours, 0.3 CEUs (Intermediate Level)

What other participants are saying:

"This was a really nice overview of school based goal writing with good examples of how to frame questions and consider student input."-Linda, School Therapist

"This was the best online course I have watched in a long time!"-Allison, OT