Motor Labs, Sensory Paths, and Schoolwide Movement Initiatives
Every year, students exhibit increased motor skills, attention, visual skills, and behavior challenges. Research also indicates an increase in childhood obesity. School-based therapists have the expertise to increase participation in school routines and design programming to improve function and inclusion. They are responsible for collaborating with school partners to support student success and contribute to general and special education. Schoolwide movement initiatives, such as motor labs and sensory paths, may be added to the school environment to promote healthy school climates needed for learning. This 2-hour webinar reviews research that encourages using these programs, and provides specific strategies to add a motor lab or sensory path into your school or clinicalenvironment!
List examples of schoolwide movement initiatives.
State the difference between a motor lab and a sensory path.
Describe the essential components of a motor lab.
Identify options for designing a sensory path.
Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, OTAs, and teachers and other school-based professionals
Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development (#8215). Course approval ID# 06580. This distance learning, independent format is offered at 0.2 CEUs, Introductory level, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.
Kim Wiggins, OTR/L, is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children since 2001. She is a full-time therapist at a City School District in upstate New York, owner of www.OTKimWiggins.com, and has been a nationally known speaker since 2011. Kim is certified in Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities, Puzzle Art Therapy, Handwriting Without Tears, Zaner Bloser, The Size Matters Handwriting Program, The Listening Program, and as an Irlen Screener. To view Kim’s courses, check out her product page.
Financial: Kim Wiggins receives a speaking fee from Sensational Brain LLC and is the owner of OTKimWiggins LLC. Kim is an affiliate for these companies and receives a percentage of profits from her referrals for these webinars:
Double Time Docs (https://www.doubletimedocs.com): A Collaboration Sensation and Get It Done! OT documentation
Move Thrive Play (https://www.moveplaythrive.com): Primitive Reflexes
SpedNotes (a free program until August 2020, https://www.spednote.com/): Get It Done! OT documentation and Writing IEP Goals
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.