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ASSISTIVE TECH: Choosing a Stander for the Classroom and Home

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

RESOURCE: Pediatric Therapist’s CSM 2018 Survival Guide

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

Participating in Chores at Home: A Facilitator of Employment in Youth with Disabilities

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

Spotlight on Assistive Tech: Interview with Marne Iwand

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

Top 10 GOTTA BEs for Successful Integrated Services

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

Everything’s Measurable! ICF-based Approach to Pediatric OT & PT Assessment – LA

April 14-15, 2018 | West coast University, LA, CA
Assess & recommend confidently! Learn 60+ tests and measures as part of an ICF-based approach to assessing the needs of children and youth with neurologic, orthopedic and developmental disabilities, 3-21 years

Everything’s Measurable! ICF-based Approach to Pediatric OT & PT Assessment – Chicago

April 26-27, 2018 | NIU Naperville, IL
Assess & recommend confidently! Learn 60+ tests and measures as part of an ICF-based approach to assessing the needs of children and youth with neurologic, orthopedic and developmental disabilities, 3-21 years old. Practice

SeekFreaks IEP Checklist: Parent/Family Version

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

Resources Archive – 2015-2016

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

Evidence Archive – 2015

Review: Predicting Hand Function
Review: PT & Lifelong Fitness
Review: Teachers’ Knowledge of Disabilities
Review: Age, Gender, Anthropometrics & Balance

Seeker’s Corner Archive – 2015-2016

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
IEP

Everything’s Measurable! ICF-based Approach to Pediatric OT & PT Assessment – Bentonville, AR

Learn 70+ tests and measures as part of an ICF-based approach to assessing the needs of children and youth with neurologic, orthopedic and developmental disabilities, 3-21 years old. Practice test administration, scoring and interpretation – activewear is recommended!
For OTs,

Jump-Start Their Futures! What OTs and PTs Can Do for Successful Transitions to Adulthood

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.

All Write Already! Top-Down Systems Approach to Evaluation & Interventions in Handwriting – NYC

Swamped by handwriting referrals? Learn a 2-pronged evidence-based approach that will impact your schools & individual students. Help determine educational disability in the area of handwriting within the mandate of IDEA, and apply evidence in evaluation, interventions & measuring outcomes.

Prime the Mind for Action! Effective Tools & Strategies to Enhance Executive Functions – NYC

Acquire tools, resources and strategies to enhance executive function (EF) via direct instruction & explicit feedback. Learn the multiple areas of EF, from metacognition to behavioral regulation. Explore assessment best practices for the multiple areas of EF. Be confident collaborating

Motor Matters! Evidence-based Interventions for Children and Youth with Autism | New York City

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

Motor Matters! Evidence-based Interventions for Children and Youth with Autism | Washington, DC

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

Fit4Work! Work Capacity Evaluation & Interventions for Youth with Disabilities

Learn Fit4Work, a program which supports physical fitness for youth with disabilities & enhance their potential for employment. Use the Fit4Work screen and apply ergonomic concepts & employment facilitators for individuals with disabilities. Gain strategies to remediate physical fitness impairments

Turn Mystery to Mastery! Neuromotor Task Training for Children with DCD or Other Coordination Difficulties – Ball Skills Module

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

Turn Mystery to Mastery! Neuromotor Task Training for Children with DCD or Other Coordination Difficulties – Motor Imagery Module

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

Turn Mystery to Mastery! Neuromotor Task Training for Children with DCD or Other Coordination Difficulties – OT Track

with Prof. Dr. Bouwien Smits-Engelsman, PT
Gain knowledge & skills to help children with Developmental Coordination Disorder or other coordination difficulties to learn & generalize motor skills using Neuromotor Task Training (NTT), an evidence-based approach. The OT Track includes the

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