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Get to the root of children's issues. Maximize your time and impact. Create long-lasting change.

Courses with the latest evidence-based knowledge, translated into powerful, practical know-how.

Hands on Approaches Continuing Education gives you the ability to:

Address the root cause of emotional, behavioral and academic challenges

Implement a whole new range of effective tools and strategies - the very next day

Enable every child to experience real, permanent success

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Smart But Scattered

Address executive skill dysfunction through home and classroom routines, lessons and environmental modifications.

Youngsters with poor executive skills are disorganized or forgetful, have trouble getting started on tasks, get distracted easily, lose papers or assignments, forget to bring home the materials to complete homework or forget to hand homework in.

Students with executive skill deficits present tremendous challenges to both parents and teachers who often find themselves frustrated by children whose problems in school seem to have little to do with how smart they are or how easily they learn.

This course will give educators, clinicians (and parents!) tools to assess and intervene in cases of executive dysfunction. Intervention strategies to be covered include environmental modificationstask modificationsroutines for the home and the classroom to help children improve executive functioning, curriculum building to develop executive functioning skills on a school-wide level and procedures for personalized, child-specific interventions.

$315 June 15, 2022
  • Detailed handouts
  • Assessments and evaluations
  • Protocols and interventions
  • Practical real-life toolbox

Interested in group pricing? Contact Us

What you'll learn

How to help children with weak executive skills succeed using:

  • environmental and task modifications
  • routines for the home and classroom
  • curriculum building
  • personalized, child-specific interventions

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Our mission is to empower therapists and educators with powerful knowledge and practical tools to create happier, healthier children in any setting.

The Approach Behind Hands on Approaches…

Your work as a pediatric therapist or educator is critically important. The impact you can have on a child's present and future functionality and happiness is indescribable.

You deserve support and tools to succeed in the very real struggles, challenges and frustrations you encounter:

  • Lack of time and resources preventing you from being as effective as you can
  • Balancing the needs of the child and the demands of the system
  • Seeing children who are stuck in a cycle of therapies for years
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Our Success...

We - Amy (Friedy) Guttmann-Singer and Evelyn (Roizy) Guttmann - experienced those challenges personally over our combined 40 years of OT in school and clinic setting.

We set out to learn, research, discover and develop effective approaches to solve them.

Today, our Hands on OT Rehab clinic helps countless families get to the root of their children's emotional, behavioral and academic issues. Children who were stuck in a cycle of therapies finally saw long-term progress and resolution.

...and Your Success

We want you to have access to these strategies which are deep, evidence-based, and yet simultaneously practical and immediately actionable.

We want you and the children you work with to experience long-term success.

Hands on Approaches courses give you the tools to uncover the cause underlying each child's presenting symptoms - and deliver focused, individualized therapy that gets both immediate and long-term results.

Come learn with us… and become the one people credit as having made THE difference in their lives.

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