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Current, Best Strategies to Help Occupational Therapists Support Students and Become Integral School Team Members

Presented by Doreit Bialer, MA, OTR/L
School-Based Occupational Therapist, National Presenter and Co-Author of No Longer A Secret, Successful Strategies for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders, with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller (Sensory World, Future Horizons, 2011)

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Specifically Designed for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants Serving Preschool–Grade 12

  • What you can do in your role as an occupational therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant to become an essential and invaluable team member in your school or district
  • Practical and realistic strategies for utilizing your role as an occupational therapist to increase overall student functioning and learning in academic and non-academic school activities
  • Help teachers make modifications in the classroom to optimize learning, arousal and attention for students with sensory processing disorders
  • Learn the differences and benefits of using problem solving vs. sensory diets while working with students in the school environment
  • Discover numerous techniques using simple, inexpensive tools, strategies, and adaptive equipment to help your students experience success in school

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Specifically designed for school-based Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants, this outstanding seminar will provide you with dozens of highly practical strategies to better support your students. Highly experienced and practicing Occupational Therapist, Doreit Bialer will share realistic techniques based on what she has found works most efficiently and effectively in schools.

Discover how you can bring your specific knowledge and expertise to the education team in your school(s) to better address student needs. Learn how to make the most of your limited time, space and budget with Doreit’s tips and ideas. You will also gain ready-to‑use activities for your students who struggle with sensory processing, visual perceptual motor skills, handwriting, postural alignment, stability issues, and more.

You will leave with an extensive resource handbook that will help you begin implementing these ideas as soon as you return to your school(s). You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to strengthen your OT skills and have a greater impact on the students and teachers with whom you work on a daily basis.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Practical Strategies to Strengthen Your Role as an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant
    Learn how to become an essential member of your school and district team as an occupational therapist … Help students be better prepared for and participate in important academic and non-academic school activities
  2. Utilize Effective Sensory Motor Techniques for Greater Student Success
    Understand the neural structures that contribute to attention, memory, emotions, and self-regulation … Practice how to use sensory motor techniques in the classroom to focus and redirect students with poor sensory modulation
  3. Optimize Student Independence and Success
    Learn how to set up self-regulation with your students for improved behavior in the classroom … Develop cognitive behavioral strategies to maximize student success
  4. Make a Difference in Students’ Learning and School Success
    Easy-to-incorporate activities that require whole-brain integration … Learn how active student participation enhances neuroplasticity for learning and new skill development
  5. Make the Most Out of Small Budgets and Limited Space
    Learn to use “low-tech tools” without the necessity of purchasing expensive equipment and still obtain maximum beneficial results in posture and attention … Modifications to greatly improve student attention and sensory processing
  6. Use New Multisensory Strategies
    Discover different listening programs, metronome, motor refocusing activities, aroma bracelets, food properties, and many other strategies to enhance attention … Strategies you can use immediately
  7. Identify Methods for Improving Hand Function
    Learn how Dyspraxia interferes with handwriting and fine motor stills … New techniques to help students develop better visual motor skills, handwriting and ocular motility for reading, writing and copying tasks
  8. Understand the Language of Students’ Behavior in the Classroom
    Discover numerous strategies to reduce student frustration and difficulties with learning and task performance … Learn which strategies work best for a variety of behaviors
  9. Utilize “Sensory Pairing” Concepts to Enhance Students’ Functional Performance
    Learn to combine sensory systems effectively to maximize functional outcomes during reading, writing and copying tasks … Ideas and strategies you can share with teachers and parents
  10. Explore a Variety of New Strategies to Significantly Increase Students’ School and Classroom Success
    Be an effective environmental engineer in your school(s) … Learn how to help modify the classroom and other school environments to decrease frustration and overstimulation for children with sensory motor challenges

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Use practical, realistic strategies to strengthen your role as an OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST in your school and district
  • Make individual modifications and create self-regulation programs for students with sensory motor difficulties
  • Help your students more efficiently use pencils, scissors, keyboards, etc.
  • Discover ways to help your teachers use sensory motor techniques and classroom modifications to better meet the needs of students
  • Identify tips and techniques to address the unique needs of students with sensory processing disorders
  • Make “on-the-spot” changes and adaptations
  • Utilize low-cost adaptive equipment
  • Use sensory strategies and modifications for school and home
  • Discover dozens of ideas and strategies to help your students be better prepared for academic and non-academic school activities
  • Use activities and exercises for developing the mature hand using simple, inexpensive tools and aids
  • Help reduce barriers that can limit student success or participation within the school environment
  • Identify multiple handwriting strategies you can use immediately
  • Change attention and arousal states using postural and core stabilizing techniques, sensory activities and movement
  • Utilize tips for fine motor skill acquisition – grasp patterns – compensatory vs. immature
  • Learn handwriting and factors impacting hand skills graphomotor performance
  • Identify and apply visual perceptual motor skills essential for reading and writing success
  • Understand the neural connections between the brain and sensory processing disorders
  • Promote school-based self-care skills with engaging activities
  • Implement specific calming and relaxation techniques for the child who is irritable, inattentive or hyperactive
  • Recognize and use timesaving tips for observing, assessing and planning for individual student needs

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As an Occupational Therapist who has worked in schools for over fifteen years, I know firsthand the value of our services and the powerful impact we can have on students. In our role, we can provide the tools and strategies necessary to greatly increase student success in learning and in their daily functioning.

I, like you, know the importance of making a difference in the lives of students struggling with sensory processing and motor issues. But how can we become an integral part of the school team, provide the necessary services and meet all the students’ goals and objectives given our limited time, money, space, and scheduling constraints?In this highly interactive and hands-on seminar, I will share the strategies and techniques that I have found to be most efficient and effective in schools.

The goal of this seminar is to provide you with dozens of tools and techniques that will have a positive impact on student performance and that are realistic for you to implement in the school setting. Over the years, I have put together an array of techniques and strategies using simple, low-cost tools to help students be more successful in school and at home. You do not need an elaborate budget or an enormous amount of space and equipment to really help students learn and organize themselves in more productive ways. In addition, you will learn how to assist teachers in adapting and modifying their classroom environment to help reduce the barriers students face from sensory and motor difficulties.

It is very rewarding and gratifying to know that you can be an invaluable team member who can make a difference in students’ success in school, learning and daily functioning. Join me for a day filled with ideas you can use to strengthen your role and impact as an Occupational Therapist. This seminar will also provide an excellent opportunity to meet and share ideas with other OTs.

I look forward to meeting and working with you during this fast-paced day designed just for Occupational Therapists and assistants.

Doreit Bialer, MA, OTR/L

P.S. As a practicing Occupational Therapist, I know just how valuable your time is; therefore, my focus will be on sharing practical strategies that will work in today’s schools.

Who Should Attend

Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants Serving Preschool‑Grade 12.

Special Benefits of Attending

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

  • strategies for classroom teachers assisting in students visual motor, sensory motor and perceptual motor challenges
  • self-care strategies for parents to help children
  • strategies and modifications to help students with handwriting issues and poor visual motor skills
  • multisensory techniques to help students with sensory motor challenges, motor plans and organize sensation in the school environment

Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other OTs interested in strengthening their role as essential members of the school team.

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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