Mindfulness, movement and music activities improve student attention, behavior and learning. Learn strategies for individual, small group, and classroom intervention through group practicum exercises. Learn sensory-based interventions and multi-sensory active learning tasks for use in small group and classroom-wide therapy sessions.
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This course is part of Therapies in the School Online Conference 4
Mindfulness, Movement, and Music: Classroom Strategies
Mindfulness, movement and music activities improve student attention, behavior and learning. Learn strategies for individual, small group, and classroom intervention through group practicum exercises. Emphasis will be given to strategies for improving learning in students with behavioral, developmental, and sensory processing challenges.
At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:
1. Describe what dysfunctional arousal levels are, and how youth can be taught to understand and regulate their arousal levels for improved behavior.
2. Apply 3 mindfulness strategies to help achieve your current IEP or therapy objectives related to increasing attention and reducing aggression.
3. Apply movement break strategies to improve behavior, cooperation, and direction following during classroom lessons and/or individual therapy sessions.
Group Treatment Strategies
This workshop builds on the morning session to help school therapists enhance their small group and classroom interventions. Experiential exercises and a treatment video will be used to teach sensory-based interventions and multi-sensory active learning tasks for use in small group and classroom-wide therapy sessions. Through experiential activities, participants will learn many brief movement and mindfulness activities for students of varied ages and developmental levels.
At the conclusion of this seminar participants will:
1. Describe the evidence-based rationale for school sensory-based interventions including adaptive techniques and equipment.
2. Discuss how sensory processing difficulties can contribute to attention and behavioral learning problems.
3. Apply evidence-based classroom and small group strategies to improving body awareness and arousal level modulation for improved attention, self-control, and learning.
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 continuing education hours - CE Broker # 20-624568.
Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 5 CE Hours - #CE20-624568.
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 contact hours (.5 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.
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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
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