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Barbara A. Smith
6 Hours 22 Minutes
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03 Jun, 2014
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates
PsychOz Publications, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.
MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy, resources, books, and activity information
Barbara A. Smith, MS, OTR/L, is a highly experienced occupational therapist, author and national presenter who has over 30 years of experience working with children and adults with developmental and learning disabilities in a variety of settings including public schools, educational collaborative, group homes, early intervention and hippotherapy programs. She is the author of four books, including The Recycling Occupational Therapist; From Rattles to Writing: A Parent’s Guide to Hand Skills, which won a 2012 National Association of Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) (Therapro, Inc., 2012); and The Almost Complete Plastic Bottle Activity Book (Amazon Kindle, 2012). She is also the designer of the patent pending fine motor activity, Weavable Toys: Basic Shapes.
Barbara earned her B.A. in English from State University of New York at New Paltz and her M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. She is certified in Sensory Integration evaluation and interventions and certified by the American Hippotherapy Association in hippotherapy.
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- Describe key types of activity adaptations that promote cognitive, sensory-motor, social-emotional, communication and play skills.
- Explain the benefits of various evidence-based and anecdotally supported interventions when working with developmentally delayed children.
- Discuss the use of iPad® apps to promote cognitive, motor, communication and daily living skills.
- Determine the role of animal-assisted therapies in supporting children with disabilities and its role in various therapies.
- Design supports, adaptations and activities for students with functional vision challenges.
- Plan age-appropriate pre-vocational activities for older students.
Diagnoses & Types of Assessment Tools
- Multiply Handicapped with Profound/Severe Delays
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Other Developmental Disabilities (i.e. Down Syndrome)
- Sensory Processing Disorders
- Learning Disabilities/Mild Fine Motor Delays
- Functional Vision Deficits
Typical Early Child Development Activities/Adaptations
- Communication/Play Skills
- Sensory-Motor Skills
- Fine and Gross Motor Skills
Classification of Evidenced-Based Interventions
- Direct Skills Training
- Behavioral Approaches
- Adaptations for Visual Deficits and Visual Motor Activities
- Adapting/Simplifying Activities for Success
- Integrating Movement into Academics
- Movement Break Activities
- Behavioral Techniques Based on ABA Guidelines
- Forward Chaining
- Backward Chaining
- Hand Over Hand Techniques
- Creating Success Only Activities
- Developing Pre-Vocational Skills (in Students with Developmental Disabilities)
- Adding Sensory Components to Behavioral Based Interventions
- The 80/20 Rule to Build Competence
- Apps That Engage Sustained Attention and Eye Contact, Basic Learning Concepts and Motor Skills
Adaptations for Older Students (4th- 8th Grade)
- Team Approach to Improving Communication and Writing Skills
- iPad® Apps for Organization, Social/Emotional Function and Communication Skills
- Meet the Older Students’ Sensory Motor Needs
Types of Animal-Assisted Therapies
- Dogs (Therapy Dog vs. Service Dog)
- Horses (Therapeutic Riding vs. Hippotherapy)
- Small Animals (Bunnies, Cats)
Skill Areas Address (Animal-Assisted Therapies)
- Sensory Processing
- Cognitive/Visual Perceptual Skills
- Communication Skills
- Postural Control, Strength, Muscle Tone, Motor Planning
- Social Emotional Skills
- Fine-Motor Skills
Contraindications and Information on Training/Certification
Resources for Continued Learning
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Special Education Teachers & Staff, Early Interventionists, Head Start Staff, Hippotherapy Facilities, Sensory Clinics/Hospitals, General Education Teachers & Staff, School-Based Personnel
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