The Get Ready To Learn (GRTL) program has proven effective to positively influence sensory processing, self-regulation, attention, communication, motor planning, and school performance when performed daily. Participants learn how to implement GRTL in a range of classroom levels and how to document the progress of students by collecting data.
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This dynamic 2-day program offers the school-based practitioner a clinically researched Yoga curriculum utilizing a range of developmentally graded yoga sequences which align with RTI and PBIS. Used throughout the United States and England since 2008, this popular preparatory yoga curriculum, addressing learning and behavior issues across ages (preschool-high school), stages and levels of ability. This program has been shown to positively impact sensory processing, self-regulation attention, communication, motor planning, and performance. Get Ready to Learn (“GRTL”) is designed for implementation and adaption across the range of classroom challenges, from minimal to severe. Challenges addressed include students with mild to severe physical limitations, autistic spectrum disorders, developmental, learning disabilities and attention and emotional/regulatory issues. Chosen as a PBS “Innovations in Education” program, this program has been highly acclaimed by participating teachers, therapists, and administrators.
Training in the use of a series of developmentally sequenced floor yoga routines as well as a series of seated routines with adaptations for specific challenges, use of a series of 5 “GRTL” Classroom Breaks.
Reproducible manual sections, including Inservice handout and curriculum for classroom staff, data collection, and observation tools.
Participants will also be provided with 1 training DVD at no charge.
Participants will be able to:
- Discuss the research evidence that supports the use of a comprehensive yoga program to address issues of communication, self-regulation, attention, auditory processing, and motor performance.
- Design a collaborative approach to implement a yoga program within a classroom which incorporates teacher and administration “buy-in.”
- Develop a sequence of integrated yoga postures for children with special needs to support relaxation, breath support, phonation, concentration, and focus.
- Use 4 specific data collection tools to measure the effectiveness of the yoga program intervention.
Anne Buckley Reen, OTR, RYT has been a practicing pediatric therapist for 30+ years and a pioneer in the use of yoga as a therapeutic modality for the past 16 years. Her work with yoga has been researched, published and cited in numerous journal articles and is the foundation for a researched preparatory program widely used in NYC schools - special needs classrooms. Anne brings a wealth of treatment options to pediatric therapy through yoga and continues to expand her knowledge and sharing through her dynamic yoga trainings.
"If you are debating about taking this course, stop! this course was absolutely enlightening, informative, and practical. It provided basic through advanced treatment strategies and gave clarity to how to implement yoga in a variety of diagnoses. Anny contributed much more than "yoga" to our learning" -Andrea Moroge, OTR/L
"Outstanding!! This course is very well organized. The speaker is articulate, clear, energetic, and very engaging, and knowledgeable. The material and visual aids are very well integrated in the overall presentation - I feel ready to use the material on myself and on my students. Overall I left feeling serene, grounded with a clear mind and vision - Feeling very HAPPY :)" -Gracita T. Charles
"Wow- I've been an OT for over 20 years and I wish I came to this course much earlier in my career. Every one of my children will benefit from the information shared. Thank you SO much." -Angela Guardiano, OT
"This was by far the best and most relevant workshop that I've ever attended. I only wish that more teachers had attended. This is a program that would benefit any classroom." -Debbie Tompkins, Special Education
"This was probably one of the best continuing education courses that I have attended. I feel as though I can go back to my district and present the material to teachers and make a real behavioral change as well as improving students motor skills in the process." -Gina Salisbury, PT
"I am so happy I had a chance to experience this seminar. I felt relaxed and rejuvenated. I am excited to implement GRTL in the classroom, I loved the clips of GRTL in action with students similar to the students in our program. Thank you!" -Sheila Eustance, Special Education
Horizon Elementary School
51 Old Rd.
Livingston, NJ 07039
550 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ 07039
This course meets the criteria for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs). Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and the PA State Board of Physical Therapy.
Approved Provider for 15.6 contact hours by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy and the NY State Education Department.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEU's) Intermediate Level - Occupational Therapy Process: Assessment, Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA
NBCOT professional development provider-13 PDUs
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