In this month of April, two of my many worlds collide, #AOTAinc and #LIUB. Yup, April is Occupational Therapy Month and Autism Awareness Month, two really important worlds to me. The American Occupational Therapy Association celebrates the profession of occupational
In 1997, Barbara deLateur recognized, “Those in rehabilitation medicine have a history to be proud of: following our intuition based on professional experience and altruistic instincts, we have always valued quality of life, encouraging our patients to strive for the
Gain knowledge & skills to help children with Developmental Coordination Disorder or other coordination difficulties to learn and generalize motor skills using Neuromotor Task Training (NTT), an evidence-based approach.
For OTs, PTs, COTAs & PTAs
6 CE hours
Acquire evidence-based tools & techniques in the areas of self-regulation, executive function, fine motor activities, handwriting, visual perception, context-focused interventions & mental health to apply throughout the school day.
This is the essential course for every school-based OT – whether
Assess and recommend confidently!
Learn 60+ tests and measures as part of an ICF-based approach to assessing the needs of children and youth with neurologic and developmental disabilities, 3-21 years old. Practice test administration, scoring and interpretation!
For OTs, PTs,
As a therapist working with children for over 30 years, I have a collection of pictures of the children with whom I have worked. When I look at the pictures, I proudly and lovingly remember how we worked hard together
So, this year, the APTA Combined Sections Meeting had nearly 17,000 participants laissez le bon temps rouler (let the good times roll…) in New Orleans (6,000 were PT students). Both original SeekFreaks were in attendance, learned a LOT and made
We know that standing is a vital part of a comprehensive whole-body surveillance program. There is emerging evidence that a standing program can lead to:
maintaining or improving range of motion (1,2)
improving bone mineral density (1,2)
promoting hip stability
After 7 long years, we are back in New Orleans! Many great sessions are on offer at this meeting. For you, our fellow SeekFreaks, we have combed through the program to identify the most relevant sessions. Plus, we included some excellent suggestions
Looking for more ways to improve your client’s potential for employment? Good work begins at home!
Chores and Employment
Parent expectations (Lindsey, 2014) and youth engagement in chores at home (Lindsey, 2014; Weyman, 2014) are considered to be facilitator of
SeekFreaks is ecstatic to start February with a Spotlight Interview of a therapist who goes above and beyond to reduce wasted equipment, and giving them new life through her non-profit!
Marne Iwand, MPT, ATP work for Munroe Meyer Institute at
Are your interventions translating into improved participation and performance during the school day? If your answer is “no” or “not sure”, this may be the right article for you.
Team collaboration which facilitates functional integrated goals has been supported by
IEP meetings can be packed with too much important information and emotion, especially for parents. We are talking about your precious child and planning for the future, after all! Here are some ideas for preparing for the IEP meeting presented as
Top 9 Functional Balance Tests for School-Based PTs
2 Tools to Promote Movement in the Classroom
4 Cs of Letters of Medical Necessity
7 Promising Wheelchair Operation Tests
School-based Therapist CSM 2016 Survival Guides
Top 10 Walking Tests for
Review: Predicting Hand Function
Review: PT & Lifelong Fitness
Review: Teachers’ Knowledge of Disabilities
Review: Age, Gender, Anthropometrics & Balance
OTs, PTs & SLPs in Schools…How Did We Get Here?
Role of School-based PT
Response to Intervention & PT
4 Pillars of School-based PT Assessment
Functional Classification Systems for Children with CP
IEP 4.0: Developing a Clear PLEP
Acquire tools to assess and address different facets of transition: post-secondary education, work, independent living, school participation, community engagement, and interests & motivations. Learn predictors for successful transitions, the role of OT & PT in transition planning & collaborative data-based decision-making.
Learn the brain & motor learning differences, & movement challenges in individuals with autism. Participate in hands-on activities to explore assessment tools & evidence-based interventions to improve motor outcomes. Case studies include children from the higher to the lower ends
with Prof. Dr. Bouwien Smits-Engelsman, PT
Gain knowledge & skills to help children with Developmental Coordination Disorder or other coordination difficulties to learn and generalize motor skills using Neuromotor Task Training (NTT), an evidence-based approach. This module focuses on recreational activities
with Prof. Dr. Bouwien Smits-Engelsman, PT
Gain knowledge & skills to help children with Developmental Coordination Disorder or other coordination difficulties to learn and generalize motor skills using Neuromotor Task Training (NTT), an evidence-based approach. This module focuses on the use
Hello there! I recently spent a lovely long weekend in Orlando, Florida, to attend the AOTA’s specialty conference for school therapists. It was well attended; over 400 folks participated, along with thousands (or so it seemed) of Irish step-dancers. If