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Using the Science of Sensory Process to Survive The Holidays
Presented by Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Live WebinarTue, Dec 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4952Level: Advanced2 Hours
Stress reduces our ability to cope and the holidays increase the number of stressors in our daily lives: The pandemic presents a unique pile-on effect for families. This advanced level course builds of foundational knowledge of Ayre’s theory of Sensory Integration to the occupational needs of families during holiday celebrations.

OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic: Promoting School Participation, A Trauma-Informed Approach
Presented by Amanda M. Rodriguez, OTD, MOT, OTR/L
Video
Course: #4950Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is an introductory course focused on the impact of the pandemic on school participation and well-being through a trauma-informed lens. The course offers an overview of trauma, trauma-informed care, and opportunities for practitioners to utilize trauma-informed approaches to support student engagement in the classroom. This is Day 3 of the virtual conference, OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic.

OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic: Adolescents in Group Homes
Presented by Joanna Stumper, MS, OTR/L
Video
Course: #4958Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will describe the evolving role of OT in group homes during a pandemic. The focus will be on strategies utilized to establish safety and stability during a collective traumatic experience. This is Day 2 of the virtual conference, OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic.

Sensory Skills: Helping Parents to Support Sensory Development in their Children for Pediatric Feeding Success
Presented by Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L, Stephanie Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP, CLC
Live WebinarTue, Jan 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4973Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Many children who experience feeding difficulties struggle to develop the sensory comfort necessary to eat and enjoy a variety of different foods. This course will explore how to help parents help their children develop sensory comfort and prepare them to participate in everyday eating opportunities. The workshop, based on the principles of responsive feeding, will provide a brief overview of a child’s sensory system as it relates to feeding. The instructors will explore how practitioners can help parents to 1.Read their child’s cues, 2. Identify permission, and 3. Engage a child in daily activities to build a child’s sensory comfort and participation. There will be an emphasis on helping therapists use parent coaching techniques so that parents are the ones to support their child’s development in the context of everyday eating routines.

Mouth Moves: Helping Parents to Support Oral Motor Development in their Children for Pediatric Feeding Success
Presented by Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L, Stephanie Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP, CLC
Live WebinarThu, Jan 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #4974Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Many children who experience feeding difficulties struggle to develop the oral motor skills necessary to eat and enjoy a variety of different foods. This course will explore how feeding therapists can coach parents to help children develop oral motor skills in the context of everyday eating opportunities. The workshop, based on the principles of responsive feeding, will provide a brief overview of the developmental acquisition of oral motor skills and explore how practitioners can help parents to 1. Read their child’s cues 2. Identify permission and 3. Sensitively engage their child in activities that support oral motor skill development. There will be an emphasis on helping therapists use parent coaching techniques so that parents can be the ones to support their child’s development in the context of everyday eating routines.

From Rows to Wobble Seats: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments in the Classroom
Presented by Emily Finn, MS, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Jan 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4981Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will discuss how to implement Universal Design for Learning in the classroom. It will examine the OT’s role in promoting environmental modifications to promote an inclusive learning environment for all students.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and the OT Role
Presented by Cameron Van Oort, BSc, MSc, MScOT, CHT
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Course: #4754Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is meant to give an overview of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Furthermore, the goal is to assist occupational therapists in understanding and treating children with this heterogeneous condition.

Recycle Bin Bonanza: Move and Learn with Recyclables
Presented by Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS
Video
Course: #9506Level: Introductory2 Hours
Not trash….Treasures!!!!! This course is a treasure-trove of ways to combine movement and learning with recycles into a variety of settings including schools, daycares, clinics, and the home environment.

Impact of Motor Learning For The Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Presented by Lisa J. Roehl, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy, Mariah Woody, OTR/L
Video
Course: #4883Level: Advanced4 Hours
Master skills to implement in your practice immediately with continued Master Class. Children with ASD face challenges as they form the motor programs that serve as the basis for daily life and play. This interdisciplinary course series will expand upon the theory of praxis and the child’s ability to adaptively respond to their environment in a way that is meaningful and efficient. Through practical and clinical demonstrations, the learner will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of motor learning for the child with ASD.

Behavioral And Daily Challenges In Children With Autism
Presented by Cara Koscinski, OTD, OTR/L
Video
Course: #4891Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will describe the behavioral challenges of occupational performance for children with autism. The ways in which children show difficulty with behavior will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on the fact that behavior is a form of communication. The use of strategies and supports that OTs can employ to ease the transition, improve task initiation and completion, and better improve overall engagement in occupation will be presented. Numerous strategies will be discussed to facilitate participation in ADLs of children with autism.