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
OTs, SLPs, PTs, PTAs, COTAs, educators and behavioral therapists working with children
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.
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 offered for up to 0.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area).
This course is approved for 5 CTLE credits.
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Registration: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
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.
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):
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Refund and Cancellation Policy:
All cancellations must be received in writing via fax, email, or mail. A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee, will be provided if cancellation is received up to four weeks prior to the date of the course. Half tuition, less a $75 administrate fee, 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. 50% of the tuition may be applied toward a future course. Tuition for no-shows or cancellations received after the course has started will be forfeited, no exceptions.
Hands on Approaches reserves the right to cancel the course for extenuating circumstances. A full refund for the course fee will be provided. Hands on Approaches is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the participants (ie: non-refundable travel arrangements) if the course is cancelled.