This fun, interactive workshop will teach you strategies that improve cooperation and behavior during individual and group therapy sessions, as well as address IEP goals related to improving classroom attention and reducing verbal and physical aggression. We will focus on evidence- based strategies that can be used to improve school learning and functional behavior while simultaneously addressing dysfunctional habits related to primitive reflexes, postural stability, and/or bilateral coordination.
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This course is part of Therapies in the School Online Conference 3
The Role of School Therapists in Improving Mental Health and Reducing School Aggression
Occupational, physical, and speech/language therapists offer unique contributions to improve student attention and reduce aggression in school. Behavior management skills are crucial for enabling students to achieve maximum benefit from their individual, group or embedded therapy sessions. This fun, interactive workshop will teach you strategies that improve cooperation and behavior during individual and group therapy sessions, as well as address IEP goals related to improving classroom attention and reducing verbal and physical aggression.
- Discuss the role of school therapists in improving student attention and reducing aggression.
- Describe three strategies that can be used to improve behavior, cooperation, and direction during school therapy sessions.
- Apply three school therapy strategies that help achieve IEP objectives related to improving attention and reducing verbal and physical aggression in the classroom.
Strategies to Reduce Problematic Reflexes and Habits, and Improve Postural Stability and Bilateral Coordination for Enhanced School Functioning
While many therapists believe that addressing problematic reflexes, postural stability and bilateral coordination improve learning and behavior, the use of these interventions is criticized for lacking adequate research support. This workshop will focus on evidence-based strategies that can be used to improve school learning and functional behavior while simultaneously addressing dysfunctional habits related to primitive reflexes, postural stability, and/or bilateral coordination.
- Describe the evidence-based rationale for school interventions that improve learning and behavior while simultaneously addressing problematic reflexes, postural stability, bilateral coordination, and/or habits.
- Describe how problematic reflexes, postural stability, bilateral coordination and/or habits can negatively impact school learning and behavior.
- Apply evidence-based classroom movement break strategies that improve learning and behavior while addressing problematic reflexes, postural stability, bilateral coordination and/or habits.
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 www.fabstrategies.org.
John was alsoa keynote speaker at the Education Resources Annual Conference: Therapies in the School 2015
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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 4.5 Contact Hours (.45 CEUs) Intermediate Level.
Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 5.4 continuing education hours - CE Broker # 20-553149.
Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 5 CE Hours - #CE20-553149.
Approved by the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for ___ CEUs.
Approved by OK State Board of PT course #___ for __ CEUs, Category B.
Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 4.5 contact hours. Approval #CS64-2010-KPTA thru 3/6/21.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 5 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 5.4 contact hours (.54 CEUs).
Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 4.5 contact hours. This continuing competence activity has been approved by the NC Physical Therapy Association #19-0722-021. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 4.5 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX. Participant's License Number _________.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY.
Education Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses for 4.5 Contact Hours (.45 CEUs).
NBCOT Professional Development for 5.6 PDUs.
ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA. Approved CE Provider for up to .45 CEU’s
Please visit our website www.educationresourcesinc.com for approval in states not listed