Participants completing this course should be able to identify:
- 5 Physical Stressors that can cause visual strain within the Classroom Environment.
- 5 Therapeutic Movement Interventions to decrease students’ stress levels using the Collaborative Approach.
- 5 Practical Strategies to facilitate reading fluency and comprehension skills.
- 5 Classroom Adaptations to decrease student stress related to lighting, furniture and visual distractions.
- 5 Collaborative Classroom Learning Activities that support development of Functional Visual Skills.
Target Audience & Course Level
Introductory to Intermediate level. Activities are graded to offer therapists a variety of interventions for the students’ abilities, regardless of the experience level of the therapist/attendees.
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
8:00 a.m.: Introduction, Review of the Agenda and Safety Awareness Strategies during TMI’s.
8:30 a.m.: Development of Normal Vision and Visual Perception Skills:
- Active Participation Activity: The 3 Functional Vision Skills
- Identifying Ocular Motility Skills during an academic task.
10:00 a.m.: Break
10:15 a.m.: Vision Screening: Active Participation Activity with Partner.
- “Make-It-Take-It”: the “Touch Spell Activity Board”
11:45 a.m.: Lunch
12:30 p.m.: Active Participation Activities for Whole Classroom Interventions:
- “The 5-R Curriculum for OT’s”,
- Relaxation Exercises for the Eyes:
1. “20-20-20 Rule”
2. “The Cupping Exercise”
- Preschool Thematic Activities: the Collaborative Approach:
- Demonstration: “Make-It-Take-It”:
1. “The Shoe Box Letter Activity”
2. “The Body Parts Map”: Preschool Activity
2:30 p.m.: Whole Classroom Strategies: Gathering the Evidence: Severe Student Behaviors
- The “Draft EMH/EMR Curriculum” for the OT/Teacher team
- Homework: 2 Case Studies and Comprehension Questions
3:00 p.m.: Close
Kathy Bryte, M.ED., OTR/L
KATHY BRYTE, M.ED., OTR/L received her BS degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac College. In 1991, she became NDT Certified in Pediatrics. Kathy has been an OT for 35 years, with 22 of those years devoted to working in schools. She authored Classroom Intervention for the School-Based Therapist, An Integrated Model Practical Strategies and interventions for Occupational Therapists Working in Preschool’s – Grade 12 Classrooms. Fueled by her passion, Kathy integrates Occupational Therapy services to implement with all students.
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.
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, Mixed Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills and Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention.
Early $295.00* | Regular $320.00
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VALID UNTIL OCT 16, 2019 for LI
VALID UNTIL OCT 17, 2019 for NYC
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