Millions of children experience learning disorders. As occupational therapists we are poised to teach techniques that improve functional outcomes that continue throughout the lifespan. As such, providing intervention at early stages in learning can positively impact students. By forming an individualized treatment plan tailored to the student’s specific needs, better outcomes occur. Course attendees will list learning disorders as well as treatment strategies for each. This course will provide detail about learning disorders and techniques which can be applied immediately for improved function in both the home and classroom setting. Accommodations, modifications, use of visual and kinesthetic techniques, sensory processing strategies, communication considerations, and social skill improvement add to your tool box as you work with students who have learning disorders.
Course created on February 14, 2017
Course Type: Video, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.15 Introductory, OT Service Delivery; CE Broker/1.5 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-565535; IACET/0.2; NBCOT PDUs/1.88 Beginner, Pediatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to name types of learning disorders and list symptoms of each.
- After this course, participants will be able to choose accommodations and treatment strategies for children with learning disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to set functional goals for children with learning disorders in both the home and clinic setting.
|0-30 Minutes||Discussion of learning disorders, types, neurology|
|30-45 Minutes||Discussion of school symptoms|
|45-60 Minutes||Discussion of clinic and home symptoms|
|60-80 Minutes||Discussion of treatment strategies in all settings with illustrations and resources|
|80-90 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Pediatric occupational therapist, Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L, author of The Pocket Occupational Therapist Book Series, is a veteran clinician specializing in Sensory Processing Disorder, reflex integration, and trauma informed care, and autism. She obtained her Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 1997 from Duquesne University. In addition to her longstanding work as a private practice OT, Cara is a successful entrepreneur, having started two companies. Her products can be found in special needs catalogues and websites across the US and UK. Cara’s latest venture is The Pocket Occupational Therapist Book Series. As an author, Cara brings her expertise as a pediatric occupational therapist and mother of two children with autism to parents, caregivers, families, and educators in an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow format.
Cara speaks regularly across the US and provides OT consultations, trainings, and seminars as The Pocket Occupational Therapist. She serves on the Advisory Board of Autism Asperger’s Digest Magazine. Articles authored by Cara are featured in many special needs publications such as Autism File, Autism Parenting Magazine, and NewsLine. Cara is also a children’s YOGA instructor and Certified Irlen screener. Her son has Mitochondrial Disease and lives with severe restrictions of the disorder. Cara and her son co-authored the book, My Mighty Mito: A Book for Children with Mitochondrial Disease.
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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 0.15 CEUs (Introductory level, OT Service Delivery 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 1.5 hours, 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, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
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