This is an introductory course to the art of mindfulness as an intervention tool for pediatric occupational therapists. Practitioners will gain an insight to the step by step process to not only practice mindfulness for their own wellbeing but will also learn techniques and strategies to effectively teach mindfulness to children.
Course created on January 2, 2020
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 #20-761460; IACET/0.1; IBCCES/1.0; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Pediatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss key principles of mindfulness and the research-based benefits for children, adolescents, and adults,
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss the link between mindfulness practices and evidence-based patient and therapist well-being initiatives in occupational therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify specific mindfulness activities and practices catering to teaching children using a multisensory approach.
|5-15 Minutes||Key principles|
|15-25 Minutes||Physiology/neuroscience of mindfulness|
|25-35 Minutes||Benefits of mndfulness|
|35-45 Minutes||Mindfulness in OT|
|45-50 Minutes||The practice of mindfulness|
|50-55 Minutes||Mindfulness strategies for children|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Aditi Mehra, DHS, OTR/L
Dr. Aditi Mehra graduated with a Bachelor's in Occupational Therapy, from Western Michigan University in 1998 and has a Doctorate in Health Sciences from Midwestern University in Illinois. She has practiced as a pediatric OT for the past 22 yrs in various settings: Early intervention, hand therapy, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and school- settings. During her doctoral studies, Dr. Mehra also pursued a certification in Applied Behavior Analysis to improve and enhance collaboration within multidisciplinary teams. Once she delved deeper into this field of ABA, Dr. Mehra uncovered Fit Learning, an academic program based on the principles of ABA designed to build fluency and address all differences in learning (executive functioning, ADHD, etc.). Dr. Mehra is currently the Director of Fit Learning Labs in the Chicagoland area and continues to practice OT in the school setting. Her passion is rooted in IPE and aims to foster multidisciplinary collaboration with the field of OT and other allied health professions. She provides continuing education presentations to various allied health groups in the community and is an avid blogger for Psychology Today.
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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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International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards
The continued family of websites, including OccupationalTherapy.com, is a Certified Training Partner of IBCCES. This course is offered for a maximum of 1.0 CE hours for the autism certifications issued by IBCCES.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
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.