This course will identify practical strategies OTs can use to embed population-based services within an elementary school setting. The strategies will be applied via Response to Intervention (RTI) / Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) frameworks.
This is Day 5 of the Foundations for School Readiness Virtual Conference.
Course created on August 10, 2018
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-671194; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Pediatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to identify historical perspectives and contemporary trends in school-based OT.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe benefits of contemporary OT practice supporting RTI/MTSS for all students, educators, and school districts.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize when and how to apply OT to RTI/MTSS frameworks in schools.
|10-25 Minutes||Historical and contemporary trends|
|25-40 Minutes||OT practice supporting RTI/MTSS|
|40-55 Minutes||How to apply RTI/MTSS frameworks|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
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OTD, MS, OTR/L
Dr. Melanie Wheeler has been a full-time school-based OT practitioner in South-Central Pennsylvania for 20 years. Throughout her career, she has happily served school-age and pre-school age children in multiple school districts and specialized pre-school settings. She began her practice in 1998 as a COTA/L and became an OTR/L in 2004, obtaining both degrees at Penn State University’s Mont Alto Campus. She went on to complete a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) at Chatham University in 2013. Since receiving her OTD, Dr. Wheeler published an article in Advance for OT, titled “Embedding OT into a Specialized Preschool: A Multisensory Approach to Prewriting” and has presented on numerous topics related to contemporary school-based practice at both AOTA and POTA conferences. In addition to being a school-based therapist, she currently serves as an ACOTE accreditation evaluator and holds a part-time faculty appointment at Penn State Mont Alto’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Beginner level, Pediatrics Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.