Through both lecture and experiential material, attendees will learn about the importance and benefits of mindful movement on developing brains and bodies and how movement effects learning and behavior in 3-5 year-olds. They will also learn several fun & effective yoga poses, sensory movement games, songs and relaxation techniques to use with young clients for enhancing optimal learning and self-regulation skills.
Course created on May 15, 2023
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, 06862; 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 #20-942403; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Pediatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize the necessity for and benefit of utilizing mindful movement strategies, like yoga, with the early childhood population.
- After this course, participants will be able to list strategies in the classroom and therapy room settings for children to engage in activity that is organizing, calming, and beneficial to their development.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify an effective yoga session to engage children ages 3-5 years in developmentally friendly sensory movement experiences.
|5-20 Minutes||Movement and brain development; Movement and the sensory system; Sensory dysregulation and behaviors commonly seen with this; Mindful movement|
|20-25 Minutes||Transition/set-up from seats to floor for experiential practice portion of training|
|25-30 Minutes||Breathing and mindful exercises|
|30-40 Minutes||Sensory movement games, visual aids, and creative play activities|
|40-55 Minutes||Intro/demo age-appropriate yoga poses|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
COTA/L, E-RYT200, YACEP, CTP-E
Amy M. Starkey has worked in home, clinic, and school-based pediatric occupational therapy for 22 years. She is an advanced children’s yoga instructor, a certified trauma practitioner, and the founder of YOGA-2-GO, LLC, a children’s therapeutic yoga organization that provides trauma-informed yoga, social-emotional learning, and mindfulness programming for K-12 schools.
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