Research consistently demonstrates that integrating self-determination education into children's learning environments leads to significant improvements, such as heightened motivation, expedited goal attainment, and greater life satisfaction. This course offers immediate, practical strategies enabling educators to foster self-determined learning among their students effectively. This is part of the Continued Learning Podcast series.
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Course created on February 1, 2024
- After this course, participants will be able to differentiate between adult-led teaching strategies and child-led teaching strategies in order to select methods that maximize children's motivation, engagement, and participation.
- After this course, participants will be able to compare and contrast characteristics of self-determination vs. learned helplessness in order to identify children needing autonomy-supportive intervention.
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze one's skills and abilities to provide child-led interventions in order to maximize children's goal attainment.
|Overview of self-determination and learned helplessness
|Practical strategies to promote self- determination within daily practice
|Modifying strategies for different populations, case studies, and reflection
OTD, OTR/L, MA Ed
Dr. Amy Coopersmith, OTD, OTR/L; MA Ed, boasts over three decades of expertise as a pediatric occupational therapist and educator, dedicating herself to advocating for children's selfdetermination. Her extensive tenure in New York City's public school system encompassed multifaceted roles as a clinician, evaluator, and supervisor across over 100 schools.
A pioneer in her field, Amy authored the influential Self-Determination Strategies Toolkit and developed the acclaimed Captain Me program tailored for young children. Her mission revolves around empowering practitioners and educators with evidence-based strategies that foster children's autonomy and motivation.
Amy's academic pursuit culminated in a doctorate from Temple University in 2022, where she conducted groundbreaking research on children's self-determination. Her commitment to knowledge dissemination extends through national conference presentations, mentorship initiatives for practitioners, and the continuous development of materials that bridge the gap between research and effective practical application.
MS, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. Dennis Cleary has over 25 years of experience as an occupational therapist. Dennis’ clinical practice has been primarily with children and adults with intellectual disabilities to encourage their full participation in all aspects of life at home, work, and in the community. He has had faculty positions at The Ohio State University and Indiana University. As a researcher, he has been on teams that have received over seven million dollars in grants from state and federal agencies, including a National Institutes of Health multisite trial of the Vocational Fit Assessment, an age-appropriate transition assessment, which he co-created. He has numerous publications and national and international presentations. Dennis is passionate about increasing the role of Occupational Therapy in transition-age service with the goal of improving outcomes and quality of life for all.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 08753. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs/contact hours (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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