This course is designed to help pediatric occupational therapists understand how to use drama and theater arts as therapeutic tools. Additionally, this course will help pediatric occupational therapists to develop their own group curriculum to be used in any setting to support the development of social skills, executive functioning skills, social-pragmatic skills, communication skills, and self-advocacy skills.
Course created on March 1, 2023
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, Professional Issues, 06313; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-935355; IACET/0.1; IBCCES/1.0; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize how drama and theater-based activities can be used as a therapeutic modality.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the therapeutic skills which can be taught through the use of drama and theater as therapeutic tools.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify how to create a group intervention using drama and theater for clients to build therapeutic skills.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction; Personal story|
|10-20 Minutes||Drama as a therapeutic modality|
|20-35 Minutes||Skills taught by drama and theater|
|35-55 Minutes||How to create groups and reinforces skills at home|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
Nicole has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 15 years. She received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. Nicole began working with exceptional children at age of 17 when she fell in love with a child with autism and never wanted to do anything else with her life but to serve and love exceptional children. She has experience working in sensory integration clinics, schools, and even camp settings, where she was able to help direct residential camps for children and adolescents with autism. In addition, Nicole is a certified PEERs counselor. The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is world-renowned for providing evidence-based social skills treatment to preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems. Nicole believes the best thing about being an occupational therapist is getting a chance to celebrate the large and small victories that her clients experience each day! In her free time, Nicole performs improvisational comedy. She enjoys camping, dancing, live music, and hiking.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 06313. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, OT Service Delivery, Professional Issues 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, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC), Related to OT (AZ), Related to OT (LA), Directly Related to OT (MS), Directly Related to OT (TN) 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.
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.
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, Rehabilitation Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.