School-Based Therapy Using Collaboration and Technology

School-Based Therapy Using Collaboration and Technology

Strategies to be used for children with handwriting, social-emotional, organizational and sensory difficulties


Kim Wiggins, OTR/L

Monday, March 25, 2019

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

1904 Avenue N

Brooklyn, NY

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Target Audience

OTs, SLPs, PTs, PTAs, COTAs, educators and behavioral therapists working with children

Course Level


Course Description

Collaboration is essential to providing therapy services in school systems. Research indicates that students succeed when support is provided to the individual, team, and systems in place. Although pull out sessions can be effective, pushing into the classroom and collaboration is the new norm.

Research, strategies, and case studies that support an increase in collaboration in school systems will be reviewed. Learn new ways to push into the classroom!

The afternoon will include a variety of strategies for implementing and utilizing technology in the classroom. The apps discussed are related to organizational skills for students and therapists, behaviors and rewards, sensory, fine motor, and visual perception. Apps will be reviewed, explained and demonstrated to help enhance your therapy sessions.

In addition, assistive technology for handwriting compensation can be considered when students have difficulty expressing themselves in a written format. Students who have delays in physical, cognitive or language development may require extra support from tablets, Chromebooks,  and laptops. This course will review a variety of strategies that can be used as compensation techniques when a student has been struggling with handwriting.

The course is chock full of resources!


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 of diagnoses and special needs.

Kim is currently a full time therapist at the Binghamton City School District and the owner of listen WRITE shine BRIGHT, which primarily focuses on increasing the attention level and motor skills of children. She is an experienced national program developer who has produced and presented training workshops and seminars to audiences nationwide.

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

Educational Credits

5 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

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 0.5 CEUs.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education. Approved for 5 contact hours.

Application has been made to NJBTE for CE Approval.


This course is approved for 5 CTLE credits.


8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Registration: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:
• Recognize the differences between collaboration and direct service.
• Differentiate hands on services, team supports, and system supports.
• List examples of push-in strategies for the classroom.
• Identify approaches for improving push-in barriers.
• Identify sensory apps for students to self-regulate sensory needs at home or in the classroom.
• List apps for students to practice visual perception skills in the classroom.
• Identify strategies for students to practice fine motor skills on the iPad in the classroom.
• List technology options that track and/or manage behavior in the classroom or at home.
• Identify iPad apps and Google Chrome extensions that students can use as a compensation technique for illegible handwriting.
• Describe speech to text and word prediction strategies using iPad features or iPad apps that can help students improve written expression skills.

Pricing Information

Early Bird Registration (by February 5, 2019):


Standard Registration (after February 5, 2019):


Group Discount (3 or more registrants by February 5, 2019 - must register on the same day and each registrant must mention the others on her registration form):


Special offer for those who register for School-Based Therapy Using Collaboration and Technology AND Making Sense of Sensory (March 7th):

Take $60 off the combined price by using discount code 60OFF.

After registration has been completed for both courses, you will get a $60 refund to your method of payment.

Contact Information

Hands on Approaches, Inc.

(212) 884-9101

Refund and Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing via fax, email, or mail. A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be provided if cancellation is received up to four weeks prior to the date of the course. Half tuition, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be refunded if cancellation is received up to two weeks prior to the date of the course. No refunds will be made after the two week deadline. Tuition for no-shows or cancellations received after the course has started will be forfeited, no exceptions. Hands On Approaches, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the course for extenuating circumstances. A full refund for the course fee will be provided. Hands On Approaches, Inc. is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the participants (ie: non-refundable travel arrangements) if the course is cancelled. Tuition for no-shows or cancellations received after the course has started will be forfeited, no exceptions.
Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability, participant demand or unforeseen circumstances. Courses may occasionally be cancelled. You will be notified by email and/or phone at least 24 hours in advance of the class start date. A full refund will be granted. While Hands On Approaches, Inc. will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Hands On Approaches, Inc.'s liability is limited to the tuition fee only.