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Handle® Level II: Insights and Strategies for Improving School Based Performance

Shifra K. Leiser, OTD, OTR/L

HANDLE®, which stands for Holistic Approach to Neurodevelopmental and Learning Efficiency, is a specialized non-drug approach to strengthening underlying sensory motor systems that are contributing to learning and life difficulties.

In this follow up Part-2 HANDLE course, participants will delve further into the analysis of interactive and interdependent neurodevelopmental systems that work together to either promote or impede function across environments, including the classroom.  Core tenets of the HANDLE paradigm will  as well as variations of Level 1 activities will be explored and new HANDLE activities introduced for hands-on practice and learning.  This course is only open to professionals who have taken Level 1 HANDLE training.  Fortify your implementation skills of Level 1 activities while acquiring novel Level 2 tools, activities and methods for immediate implementation into your practice.


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April 29, 2020 – Staten Island, NY
June 10, 2020 – New York, NY

Early $295.00* | Regular $320.00 

Cost includes a take home equipment kit!

For Group Discounts See Discounts Tab Below.   Early registration must be received 21 days prior to seminar. 

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Objectives

Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course should be able to:

  • Understand how neurodevelopmental functions interact either to facilitate or to impair learning and interpersonal behaviors
  • Learn methods with which to identify neurodevelopmental systems that require therapeutic intervention
  • Begin to view neurodevelopment from a model of interactive and interdependent functioning, which model enables a nonjudgmental approach to individual differences
  • Be able to recognize subtle signs of stress, in order to individualize task challenges appropriately
  • Gain hands-on experience by learning, practicing and modifying several HANDLE® activities learned in Level 1 as well as novel Level 2 activities that may be used with groups or one-on-one to enhance neurodevelopment and function

Target Audience

OT, OTA, PT, PTA, and Special Education Teachers of all levels.

Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

8:00 – 9:45 – The HANDLE Paradigm

  • Neuroscientific underpinnings
  • Gentle Enhancement™
  • Shifts in practice
  • Variations on Level 1 activities

9:45 -10:00 – Morning Break

10:00 – 12:00 – Sensory Motor Systems that Support Function and related HANDLE activities

  • Sensory Motor Interdependency and Interaction Chart (SMII) as a tool to analyze behavior and create an individualized neuro-developmental profile
  • Neuro-developmental Processes and Systems including: Olfaction, Gustation, Tactility, Vestibular
  • Learn and practice HANDLE activities

12:00 – 12: 45 – Lunch Break

12: 45 – 3:00 – Sensory Motor Systems that Support Function with related HANDLE activities

  • Sensory Motor Interdependency and Interaction Chart (SMII) as a tool to analyze behavior and create an individualized neuro-developmental profile (continued)
  • Neuro-Developmental Processes and Systems including: Muscle Tone, Kinesthesia, Proprioception, Audition, Visual function, and Interhemispheric Integration
  • Learn and practice HANDLE Activities

Faculty

Shifra K. Leiser, OTD, OTR/L

Shifra K. Leiser is a Professor in the Touro Manhattan OT Program, is a SIPT-Certified OT with 20 years of clinical experience.  Shifra is a certified HANDLE® Practitioner and Instructor, studying directly under Judith Bluestone, founder of HANDLE®.  Shifra artfully fuses Sensory Integration and HANDLE® for optimal results.  For more information about HANDLE®, please visit www.HANDLE.org.  HANDLE®, which stands for Holistic Approach to Neurodevelopmental and Learning Efficiency, is a specialized non-drug approach to strengthening underlying sensory motor systems that are contributing to learning and life difficulties.  In this one-day course, participants will gain an understanding of the basic tenets of the HANDLE® paradigm in order to analyze behavioral difficulties in the classroom from a unique perspective.  From this perspective, participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of easy-to-implement, fun and versatile therapeutic HANDLE® activities in order to address and ameliorate these difficulties for use with individuals or groups.  The main therapeutic modality of HANDLE®, Gentle Enhancement™, will be explored as supported by current research literature and applied to our most precious charges, the pediatric client of any functioning level within the school setting

Venue

April 29, 2020
Hilton Garden Inn – Staten Island
1120 South Avenue
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June 10, 2020
Hotel Pennsylvania – NYC, NY
401 7th Avenue
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CEU'S

Educational Credits

6 contact hours

Approved for 6 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.

Approved NYSED CTLE provider.  Sponsor ID #23746.

TScolor web&pptI 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, Mixed Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills.

 

Discounts

Group Discounts

Early $295.00* | Regular $320.00 

Cost includes a take home equipment kit!

*Early registration must be received 21 days prior to seminar
VALID UNTIL APRIL 8, 2020 for SI
VALID UNTIL MAY  20, 2020 for NYC

3 to 4 registrants – Early –  $279.19 | Regular – $302.85  (use code group3)

In order to qualify for the group discounted rates, registrations MUST all be received within 24 hours (of the first registration) if registering on-line, and in the same envelope if registering by mail.  PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after a group has been processed will not be eligible for the discount.

To ensure that all group members receive the appropriate discount, choose a group name and be sure that each person registering adds the name in the “other notes” section at checkout.

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