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School Based/Early Intervention CEU Courses for OTs

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Interoception: The Hidden Sensory System
Presented by Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #3932 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The interoceptive system, often referred to as the ‘eighth sensory system’ is often neglected or misunderstood. However, this system is critical to self regulation. This course will explain how understanding the 8th sensory system can contribute to better sensory modulation, social interaction and ultimately as better sense of self-awareness.

Foundations for School Readiness: Embedding School Based OT into Elementary (Day 5)
Presented by Melanie Wheeler, OTD, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #3845 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will identify practical strategies OTs can use to embed population-based services within an elementary school setting. The strategies will be applied via Response to Intervention (RTI) / Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) frameworks.

Early Co-Regulation in Infants and Young Children
Presented by Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3946 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course focuses on co-regulation and self-regulation in young children, ages birth to five. Infant regulation states and barriers affecting the transition from co-regulation to self-regulation, as well as problem solving atypical progressions, will be discussed.

Foundations for School Readiness: Early OT Exposure (EOTE), A Mindful OT Screening & Intervention (Day 4)
Presented by Angela Hissong, DEd, OTR/L, CMCP, CMMF, CIR
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Course: #3844 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Exploration of a screening tool, which links child's engagement with toys and activities to skill transfer in the educational environment. Contemplation of building a portfolio of assessment and intervention for children specifically related to daily occupations in the educational environment while remaining true the concept that children need to play in order to learn.

Foundations for School Readiness: Executive Functioning in the Classroom (Day 3)
Presented by Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #3843 Level: Introductory1 Hour
We use executive function skills to manage tasks we complete every day. They help us to decide what to pay attention to as well as help us to manage emotions and regulate behavior. This course helps therapists to understand executive function and learn activities to help children to succeed in the classroom.

Foundations for School Readiness: Visual and Fine Motor Skills (Day 2)
Presented by Emily Dassow, OTR/L
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Course: #3842 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Participants will learn how fine motor and visual motor skills and development effect students' ability to access curriculum. Practical strategies and treatment interventions will be presented to improve students' function in academic related tasks.

Foundations for School Readiness: Sensory Regulation and Yoga (Day 1)
Presented by Britt Collins, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #3841 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide you tips and tools to integrate sensory regulation, yoga and mindfulness into the classroom for children of all abilities.

Children's Environments: Accessibility Consultation for Safety, Independence, and Learning
Presented by Shoshana Shamberg, OTR/L, MS, FAOTA
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Course: #3790 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Occupational therapists specially trained in accessibility issues and legislative compliance are crucial to targeting barriers and providing solutions to maximize safety, independence, working and learning for students and staff with disabilities in educational environments. Design solutions must be appropriate for a variety of populations and ages to adequately address accessible design and construction guidelines and technologies and may have to address compliance with a variety of state and federal guidelines. This seminar will provide an introduction to this specialty area of service delivery.

Implementing RtI for School-Based OTs and PTs: Supporting Struggling Learners
Presented by Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA
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Course: #3814 Level: Advanced1 Hour
In order to make meaningful contributions to general education Response to Intervention (RtI) activities, school-based occupational therapy and physical therapy practitioners must understand the RtI model and their role as part of the collaborative early intervening team. Appropriate practices for assisting learners with academic and behavioral performance challenges will be discussed, with case examples provided.

Assistive Technology to Improve Classroom Performance
Presented by Pawan Preet Kaur, OTR/L, ATP
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Course: #3659 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will outline various forms of low and high tech forms of assistive technology which may be incorporated into classrooms.