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S.M.A.R.T. Program

S.M.A.R.T. Program

Stimulating Maturity through Accelerated Readiness Training (S.M.A.R.T.)

Speaker:

Jessica Kittleson, B.S.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

8:15 AM – 3:45 PM

Brooklyn, NY

This is the first time this program is being run on the East Coast!

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Target Audience

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

Course Level

Introductory

Course Description

Students who have not fully developed readiness skills often struggle with academics or behavior. Become a S.M.A.R.T. Teacher and transform your classroom and therapy sessions into a playful atmosphere, help children stay healthy and reach their full academic potential. Ensure that meaningful brain-based movement is a part of your curriculum and provide your students with the multi-sensory stimulation they need to learn and grow.

By becoming a S.M.A.R.T. Teacher, you will:

  • Learn a multi-sensory approach to teaching and skill development.
  • Learn to enhance the critical readiness skills students need to succeed in school.
  • Understand how to look at children developmentally and apply activities for developing and/or enhancing students’ visual perception, eye-hand coordination, auditory skills and large and fine muscle skills, all necessary tools for learning to read and achieving academic success.

Speaker

Jessica Kittleson is a southern MN girl with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  She began her journey with A Chance To Grow as a participant in a S.M.A.R.T. workshop. During her years of teaching, she implemented the S.M.A.R.T. program both at the Pre-K and Elementary level while teaching Pre-K, Kindergarten, and First Grade. In 2012, Jessica joined ACTG as a presenter for S.M.A.R.T. Pre-K during her summers off from teaching. She joined the staff full-time as the Assistant Director of the teacher training institute from 2014-2018. She has since returned to the classroom to share her amazing talents and fulfill her true passion for teaching. Jessica also has a vast knowledge of corn and, if you’re lucky, she may even share a corny joke with you!

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

Educational Credits

6 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 0.6 CEUs.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education. Approved for 6 contact hours.

Application has been made to NJBTE for CE Approval.

 

This course is offered for up to 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

This course is approved for 6 CTLE credits.

Schedule

8:15 AM – 3:45 PM

Registration: 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM

8:15 Introduction to S.M.A.R.T.

  • Intro of presenter and participants

  • What is S.M.A.R.T.

  • Is there a need

  • Lay the foundation

8:35 S.M.A.R.T. Brain Basics

  • Stimulation: Frequency , Intensity, Duration

  • Maturity: Sensory and Motor Pathways

  • Accelerated: Dendrite Branching

  • Accelerated: Myelination

  • Readiness: Brain Stem vs. Cortex

  • Training: Corpus Collosum

10:30 Break

10:45 Tactile/Vestibular/Proprioception

  • Sensation Experience

  • Developmental Skills

  • Flight/Fright/ Fight/Rough and Ready

  • Tactile System

  • Vestibular Activity

  • Vestibular System

  • Proprioceptive System

  • Neurological Disorganization

11:45 Lunch

12:45 Auditory

  • Auditory Experience

  • Developmental Skills

  • Startle Reflex

  • Auditory Discrimination

  • Auditory Closure

  • Sound Blending

  • Language Enrichment

  • Music/Rhythm/Rhyme

  • Neurological Disorganization

1:45 Vision

  • Vision Experience

  • Sight

  • Vision

  • Developmental Skills

  • Balance and Vestibular

  • Gross and Fine Motor

  • Bilateral Coordination

  • Eye Movements

  • Eye Teaming

  • Focusing/Accommodation

  • Visual Perception and Analysis

  • Visual Integration – Motor and Auditory

  • Neurological Disorganization

2:35 Break

2:50 S.M.A.R.T. Movements Anchor Learning

  • Movement and Learning

  • Movement Anchors Learning

  • S.M.A.R.T. Activities

  • Neurological Feedback Loop

  • Input Instruction

3:30 Conclusion and Questions

3:45 Seminar complete

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, learners will be able to:

  • Define the five neurological principles of S.M.A.R.T. and describe how they relate to a child’s ability to learn.

  • Differentiate between Learning Readiness and School Readiness

  • Recognize the importance of the tactile, vestibular, proprioceptive, auditory, and vision systems in a classroom environment

  • Identify 3 types of neurological disorganization in the tactile, vestibular, proprioceptive, auditory, and vision systems in a classroom environment

  • Understand the importance of movement and learning

  • Discern between input and output instruction strategies

  • Apply several S.M.A.R.T. strategies and activities

Pricing Information

Early Bird Registration (by October 3, 2019):

$285.00

Standard Registration (after October 3, 2019):

$310.00

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

$257.50

 

School-Based Registration Package (includes the complete 311-page S.M.A.R.T. Curriculum Guide, explaining the purpose and procedure behind each S.M.A.R.T. Activity and giving suggestions for classroom arrangement, materials needed, S.M.A.R.T. Room design, the S.M.A.R.T. daily routine, theme suggestions and more.)

Early Bird Registration (by September 23, 2019):

$350.00

Standard Registration (after September 23, 2019):

$375.00

Group Discount (3 or more registrants by September 23, 2019 - must register on the same day and each registrant must mention the others on her registration form):

$322.50

Contact Information

Hands on Approaches, Inc.

(212) 884-9101

info@handsonapproaches.com

www.handsonapproaches.com

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.

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