OccupationalTherapy.com Phone: 866-782-9924

Empowering Futures And Cultivating Self-Determination In Children Podcast

Course: #6230Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 290 Reviews

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.

This is a podcast with no visuals. You can follow along with the handout to frame the talk and complete the exam.

Course created on February 1, 2024

Preview Exam
unlimited ceu access $99/year Join Now

On Demand

Course Type: Audio, Text

CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 08753; CE Broker/1.0 CE Broker #20-1169374; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Pediatrics

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.
  • checkmarkAfter 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.


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Overview of self-determination and learned helplessness
15-30 Minutes Practical strategies to promote self- determination within daily practice
30-50 Minutes Modifying strategies for different populations, case studies, and reflection
50-60 Minutes Summary


290 Reviews

Presented By


Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Amy Coopersmith and Dennis Cleary received an honorarium for presenting these course materials. Amy Coopersmith: The selfdeterminedkids.com website sells the Self­Determination Strategies Toolkit and the Captain Me Self-Determination video lessons. These products are not promoted during this workshop. Dennis Cleary: Intellectual Property: 50% ownership in the Vocational Fit Assessment and VocFit.com; Current Grant Funding: National Institutes of Health Grant: Vocational Fit Assessment and Employment Status in People with Intellectual Disabilities, Florida Developmental Disability Council. Non-financial: Amy Coopersmith and Dennis Cleary have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

Course participation information

To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.

View Course Help

Full attendance is required, and the times you log in and out will be recorded and documented. If you log in to a live webinar late or if you log out early, you may not be able to earn CEU.

Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit.

Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam and course evaluation for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.

On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam and course evaluation for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam and course evaluation, and earn continuing education credit, you must be a OccupationalTherapy.com member. Participants must complete the entire course; partial credit is not allowed.

OccupationalTherapy.com is committed to ensuring accessibility to the widest possible audience. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone. If you have questions, requests, or would like to report an accessibility-related issue, please email accessibility@continued.com. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner.

Visit our Contact us page or give us a call if you have questions.

American Occupational Therapy Association

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.

CE Broker

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Pediatrics Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

Our site uses cookies to improve your experience. By using our site, you agree to our Privacy Policy.