Push in to the Classroom!

On Demand

Push in to the Classroom!

Practical strategies for effective push-in therapy, covering therapy models, activity ideas, collaboration, co-treating and carryover.

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About this Course

Course Description

Pushing-in to the classroom for OT, PT, and Speech therapy is an evidence-based and effective treatment strategy. Due to many barriers, therapists are often more comfortable providing pull out therapy sessions.

This course will review research, provide strategies for pushing-in, and discuss the benefits of carryover and collaboration. Distance learning strategies are also provided.


  • When: On Demand
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Where: On Demand
  • Speaker: Kim Wiggins, OTR/L
  • Course Level: Intermediate
  • Target Audience: OTs, PTs, SLPs, COTAs, PTAs, behavioral therapists, educators, administrators and psychologists working with children

Meet the Presenter

Kim Wiggins

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L

Kim Wiggins, OTR/L is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics who has worked extensively in public school settings, outpatient, and home-based services to children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses and special needs.

Kim is currently a full time therapist at the Binghamton City School District in upstate NY and the owner of OTKimWiggins, which primarily focuses on increasing the attention level and motor skills of children and providing educational opportunities for parents and professionals. She is an experienced National program developer who has produced and presented training workshops and seminars on a variety of topics related to handwriting, vision, primitive reflexes, sensory techniques, and technology to therapists, teachers, administrators, and parents, She has presented to audiences nationwide since 2010.

Disclosure: Kim Wiggins receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Learning Objectives

Explain the benefits of providing OT/PT/SLP in a least restrictive and natural environment

Plan at least one effective push-in session by incorporating a push-in model and tips provided in the course.

Label a push-in model in order to plan effective sessions.

Explain the evidenced based strategies for providing effective carryover.

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Educational Credits

Hands on Approaches, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Approved by AOTA for 0.2 CEUs.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education. Approved for 2 contact hours.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of social workers continuing education. Approved for 2 contact hours.

Approved for 2 CTLE contact hours.

Time Ordered Agenda


5 minutes

What does “push-in” mean?

5 minutes

Push-in barriers and positives

5 minutes

Importance of collaboration and carryover

10 minutes

How to get started!

10 minutes

Push-in therapy models

25 minutes

Push-in goal examples

5 minutes

What to include in push-in bags

10 minutes

Push-in ideas and examples

20 minutes

Co-treat strategies for OT/PT/SLP

20 minutes


10 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions


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