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
It’s more than just a chair! SeekFreaks revisited the classic Activity Chair as a great tool to promote inclusion, real-life function, and social interactions. With its many accessories and configurations, we found it to be highly versatile for different students
How does trauma and toxic stress impact the children we serve and the services we provide?
We all know that during the critical period of early childhood development (0 – 3 years of age), a child’s brain is most
SeekFreaks was at APPTAC 2017, and had a blast learning, presenting, networking and trying out equipment. We also interviewed our co-SeekFreaks to find out what they learned from, or presented at APPTAC.
SeekFreaks explored the Rifton Support Station. Those who implement the MOVE program in their schools are familiar with the Support Station’s utility. While it is indeed useful for addressing toileting, it is also useful for promoting additional functional activities, such
SeekFreaks, will we see you in Cincinnati? We asked a couple of amazing Pediatric PTs to outline which of the great sessions offered they were planning to attend. Durga Shah is chair of the Academy’s Policy, Payment and Advocacy Committee
This video is full of classics – from the classic Rifton Trike, classic song, classic TV show, and classic movie! SeekFreaks explored multiple real-world uses of the Trike (beyond Pre-K), in a game we dubbed The Trike Is Right! We
Who wants to attend IEP meetings? I think students might be last in that line. SeekFreaks developed this list to help students prepare for annual review meetings. We have found IEP meetings with students at the table to be more
Have you ever wondered where you were ever going to find the time in the school day to contact a parent, write a request for equipment for one of your students, answer an email invite to a meeting, or
SeekFreaks explored the Rifton TRAM and found great uses for improving access to many children & youth, including those with complex medical needs. Utilize the TRAM to transfer, gait train, perform ADLs, and document progress in weight-bearing ability! So many
Happy Summer, SeekFreaks! Both SeekFreaks participated in the APTA Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy’s Innovations in School-based Physical Therapy Practice 2017 conference in our nation’s capital – Washington, DC, July 14th & 15th. It was awesome!! I’m here to
I can’t believe we let Canada’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary (aka 150th Year) on July 1, 2017 go without a shout out on the great work of our colleagues up North on conducting research and creating resources. So we decided to
SeekFreaks explored Rifton’s Hygiene and Toileting System (HTS) and found the HTS’ potential to help children with disabilities go where they need to go, and participate in any activity where the child can get wet. How about joining their
Coaching as a way to deliver client-centered school-based therapy services. What?! While I am not quite a pom-pom kind of person, I do enjoy being a cheerleader for my clients. I also like telling people what to do! And
Happy Summer, SeekFreaks! What are you up to? Summer makes me think of vacations, especially some place sunny. So I decided to take all of you to Spain with this interview with Vanesa Abuin, PT, MSc, PhD. She is
It is SUMMER SeekFreaks!! Blockbuster season…we have a new adventure video to share with you. Check out this short but in-depth review of some new features for the Rifton Pacer. While it may not be a Blockbuster, we hope it
Happy end of school year, SeekFreaks!
I hope each of you are able to take some time to unwind, regroup and reflect…if not for an actual vacation maybe a stay-cation? Here are some reflection questions for you to ponder and