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Practical Strategies for OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS to Strengthen Students’ Functional Vision and Visual Perceptual Skills to Increase School Success

Presented by Kathy Bryte, M.Ed, OTR/L
Outstanding National Speaker, Author and School Based Occupational Therapist

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Specifically Designed for School Based Occupational Therapists, COTAs, Special Education Staff, Classroom Teachers, and Education Teams working with students in Preschool Grade 12

  • What you can do in your role as an Occupational Therapist or COTA to help your students strengthen their functional visual skills and visual perception skills to greatly increase their academic success – strategies that work!
  • Dozens of ready-to-use interventions to integrate multi-sensory learning activities that support the development of functional visual skills within the classroom
  • Maximize your time with fun, hands-on activities that address visual perception skills with students who struggle to access the curriculum
  • Best ways to develop collaborative education teams to better support your students in the school(s) where you work
  • Understand how OT practitioners can support your state standards for reading and writing that are dependent on key visual skills
  • Extensive list of resources for evidence-based searches, activities for students and websites for visual perception activities, vision resources, and much more!

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Specifically designed for Occupational Therapists, COTAs, OT teams, and educators working in schools, this outstanding seminar will provide you with dozens of highly practical strategies to increase students’ functional vision and visual perception skills. Highly experienced and practicing Occupational Therapist, Kathy Bryte, will share her positive approaches from working in rural and inner-city schools for more than 25 years in her school-based practice. You will learn how to better identify the visual stressors that students experience in classrooms and how to implement practical strategies that address these visual challenges.

Kathy will share interactive learning activities and tips that will strengthen your classroom observations, making you an effective educational team member. This seminar will offer you a global approach to delivering OT services on a student level and also through whole class interventions, making occupational therapy services a valuable resource to the school(s) you serve. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to build your skills and have a greater impact on the students and teachers you work with in preschool-grade 12.

Kathy’s active participation activities are a hallmark of her presentations, making this an engaging and high-energy day!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical Strategies to Increase Students’ Functional Visual and Visual Perception Skills
    Address students’ functional visual skills, attention and challenges with visual perception that makes it difficult to learn … Practice how to use visual strategies with your students with underdeveloped visual skills
  2. Understand the Visual Challenges that Impede Student Performance
    Identify the performance challenges and habits of students struggling to access the curriculum … Learn the functional visual skills necessary for success within the context of the academic setting
  3. Integrate Therapeutic Movement Interventions into the Classroom Routine to Decrease Visual Stressors
    Use Therapeutic Movement Interventions to decrease visual stressors that can disrupt and prevent students from learning … Ideas you can try immediately in the classroom(s) where you work
  4. Visual Strategies to Increase Organizational Skills of Students
    Identify ways to use visual strategies to support students in becoming more organized … Experience multi-sensory learning activities to help students become independent learners
  5. Strengthen Your Collaborative Skills as an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant
    Create successful and effective education teams involving teachers as your partners … Easy and doable ways to become a resource to the school(s) you serve and build positive, problem-solving teams
  6. Whole Classroom Intervention Strategies
    Incorporate OT Projects within the classroom to address a continuum of student needs and a changing student schedule across the school calendar … Utilize Peer Tutor and Elbow Partner strategies that address unique learning needs for a diverse student population
  7. Dynamic and Ready-to-Use Strategies to Strengthen Your OT Interventions
    Develop a toolkit of effective strategies that will address changing student and teacher needs in your school(s) … Practical ideas you can use immediately in your role as an OT or COTA
  8. Make the Most of Brain Research by Incorporating a Multi-Sensory Approach
    Identify the most and least effective lighting, learning environments and intervention strategies for students … Use current brain research to identify practical strategies that support students in becoming more positive and successful through a multi-sensory approach to learning … Understand why the modern classroom design doesn’t always promote learning!
  9. Experience a Variety of Learning Activities that Support Visual Perceptual Skills
    Discover small group activity ideas to decrease student stress while facilitating development of higher-level cognitive skills, such as problem solving, creating a plan and managing time … Identify specific strategies to support these critical learning skills in students
  10. Therapeutic Intervention Visual Strategies that Work Within the Classroom
    Experience key therapeutic visual activities that address the functional visual skills needed to read and write … Use the “Classroom Environment Observation Checklist” to identify visual aspects of the natural environment that may be impeding student performance

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Use practical strategies to decrease visual stressors and increase learning for students with visual perceptual and functional vision challenges
  • Implement dozens of practical visual strategies to help students prepare for critical learning in the classroom
  • Help teachers create less visually stressful learning environments
  • Enhance the effectiveness of student interventions by using the principle of a “just right flow” to identify visual perceptual stressors in students
  • Address a diverse caseload with a more global approach to the delivery of OT services within a whole classroom setting
  • Incorporate simple learning strategies to help your students work smarter, not harder!
  • Use visual strategies to help students identify both thebig picture” and the details when composing writing assignments
  • Support your state standards as students access a more challenging curriculum
  • Strengthen your collaborative skills as an OT team in the school(s) you serve
  • Create successful teams by becoming a resource to your school(s) or district(s)
  • Address the changes our culture has had on the development of functional visual skills in students and what you can do to address them
  • Actively participate in learning activities to increase awareness of visual perceptual challenges

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

It has been my pleasure to have worked with OT practitioners, educators and students across the United States. As an Occupational Therapist who continues to work in schools and has for over 25 years, I know firsthand the powerful impact we can have on students who struggle in school. We have the unique expertise and the tools necessary to greatly increase student success in learning and in daily functioning. Like you, I know the importance of making a difference for the students who lack visual perceptual and functional vision skills. As I strive to develop OT services across different schools, I have found many techniques and activities that can be used to address these challenges and I’m excited to share these with you.

In our day together, we will explore a variety of visual strategies that I use to address environmental barriers in our classrooms for students with poor functional visual skills. We will identify the difference between eyesight and vision along with current research on how to increase learning for these students. I will share visual perceptual challenges our students face during the active participation activities that are the hallmark of all my presentations, and explore whole class activities I have found to work most successfully.

Come laugh, move and learn as I share many practical visual strategies to increase a student’s ability to learn, maintain attention and get organized. We will also discuss ways you can strengthen communication among your team members and promote collaboration within classrooms. I am passionate about building successful education teams that address the highly challenging curricular demands of what we now call, “College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards of the state standards.” I look forward to collaborating with you!

Sincerely,
Kathy Bryte, M.Ed, OTR/L

P.S. As a practicing OT, I know just how valuable your time is. My focus will be on sharing practical strategies that will work successfully in today’s schools!

Who Should Attend

School-based OTs, COTAs, Special Education Staff, Classroom Teachers, and Education Teams working with students in preschool through grade 12.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook designed specifically for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • Dynamic intervention ideas for your team to implement with students, including how to use fun, interactive learning activities to address visual perceptual challenges of students
  • Reproducible forms to identify practical strategies for students who can’t get started
  • Whole classroom intervention strategies you can use to support a collaborative model of OT service delivery
  • Hands-on, practical problem-solving tools to identify what is stopping your students from completing writing or reading assignments
  • Specific observation checklists for identifying which aspects of the classroom environment may be impeding student performance
  • Active participation learning activities to facilitate your understanding of functional visual skills and visual perceptual skills needed to access the challenging language arts curriculum
  • Extensive list of resources for evidence-based searches, activities for students, and websites for visual perception activities, vision resources, and much more!

Consultation Available
Kathy Bryte will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own school-based OT program.

AOTA – CEUs:
BER is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Full attendance at this seminar qualifies for .5 AOTA CEUs. You will be required to sign a morning and afternoon attendance roster and complete a program evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level, Introductory, Category 2, Domain of OT.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!

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