Participants completing this course will be should be able to:
- Identify why sensory informed, relationship based frameworks are beneficial and necessary for school based OT. (You will be able to articulate 3-4 priorities for sensory informed OT provision in schools).
- Connect sensory and social emotional client factors to client functioning and common reasons for referral i.e., handwriting, attention, behavior etc.
- Identify the importance of sensory health supports for the entire school community and articulate compelling reasons for provision of such supports to school administration etc.
- Implement sensory informed strategies to support function and participation, development of self and community actualization to your current and future caseload.
This presentation is for school-based occupational therapists with a basic understanding of sensory integration and processing.
Virginia Spielmann, PhD, OTR/L
Virginia Spielmann, OTR/L Virginia is the Executive Director at STAR Institute in Centennial, CO. She is a well-travelled speaker, coach and educator on topics including sensory integration, DIR/Floortime, child development and infant mental health. She has conducted trainings in Kenya, Australia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and the USA and leads workshops at international conferences. She is a DIR/Floortime Training Leader and Expert and clinical consultant for the Interdisciplinary Council for Development and Learning (ICDL). Her extensive pediatric experience includes support for autistic children and their families, those with differences in sensory integration and processing, Sensory Processing Disorder, infant mental health differences, adoption, developmental trauma, and acquired brain injury. Virginia is affiliate faculty at Colorado State University, Occupational Therapy Department and Visiting Assistant Professor at Salem State University. Virginia has considerable post-graduate training, she is certified on the SIPT. She obtained her Ph.D. in Infant and Early Childhood Development with an emphasis on mental health, from Fielding Graduate University, in Santa Barbara (2021). Her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary University, Milwaukee (2018) and her BSc in Occupational Therapy from Oxford Brookes University, England (2002). She is a published author and contributed to the STAR Frame of Reference as part of the 4th Edition of Frames of Reference for Pediatric Occupational Therapy, alongside Dr. Miller and Dr. Schoen. She is co-author and founder of the Critical Core Therapeutic Role Playing Game – an alternative to social skills groups for autistic children. She is also co-designer of the Palaana Sensory Lounger with Slack Lifestyle.
Virginia receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
LIVE On-Line Webinar
8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST
8:00am – Introduction and Overview
8:15am – Sensory health and sensory informed classrooms – contemporary discussions across the literature
9:15am – Sensory informed service delivery continuum through MTSS
10:30am – Break
10:45am – Sensory, regulation, and relational processes as foundational to development and academic success
12:15pm – LUNCH BREAK
1:00pm – Documentation, Reports and Goal Writing
1:45pm – Developing an action plan for your school
2:45pm – Final Questions
3:00pm – End
6 contact hours
TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for .6 CEUs. 6 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors.
Early $225.00* | Regular $250.00
*Early registration must be received 14 days prior to seminar VALID UNTIL Feb 16, 2022
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