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Practical Strategies and Interventions for Occupational Therapists Working in Preschool-Grade 12 Classrooms

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

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Specifically Designed for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants Serving Students in Preschool-Grade 12

  • Discover dozens of practical strategies you can use as an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant to help your students increase their success in the general education classroom
  • Learn exciting and creative functional visual skills you can teach students so they can better access the curriculum in their classrooms
  • Get “Ready to Work” strategies to prepare students for core curricular work
  • Take away hands-on learning strategies, complete with hand-outs for teachers to use every day
  • Increase your skills for working in classrooms, small groups within a classroom and individual students
  • Understand how current brain research is changing the way we approach teaching and how you can better meet student needs
  • Demonstrations, models and a hands-on seminar complete with an extensive resource handbook filled with ideas and strategies you can use to strengthen your role as an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Specifically designed for new or seasoned Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants, this outstanding seminar will provide you with dozens of highly practical strategies to use with the students you serve.

Highly experienced and practicing occupational therapist, Kathy Bryte will share realistic techniques based on what she has found works most effectively in both the general education classroom that integrates services and in special education pullouts. Discover how you can bring these easy-to-use interventions to the educational teams in your school(s) to better address your students’ needs. You will gain valuable intervention strategies, hand-outs, collaboration ideas, and numerous tips and suggestions to strengthen your role as an occupational therapist or OT assistant.

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 schools.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Dynamic and Ready-To-Use Strategies to Strengthen Your Success as an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant in Preschool-Grade 12
    Develop a toolkit of classroom-based intervention strategies to support the students you work with in general education classrooms ... Ideas that will work in a whole class, small group or with individual students
  2. Identify the THREE COMPONENTS of the Classroom which Impact Student Success
    Discover the THREE COMPONENTS in classrooms which have the greatest impact on student learning ... Help both students and teachers learn to “tweak” aspects of the classroom environment to increase academic achievement
  3. Practical Strategies to Increase Attention, Concentration and Enhance Memory
    Uncover simple, movement-based strategies to facilitate whole brain learning for students who need to move as they learn ... Understand what students are telling us with their bodies in order to implement the right strategy at the right time, with the right student
  4. Maximize the Role of the Occupational Therapist Using the OT Screening Process
    Decrease unnecessary referrals with this proactive screening strategy ... Work within the classroom setting to promote success for all students
  5. Identify the Visual Demands in the Classroom Environment
    From the school nurse vision screening to the student who can’t focus on written materials, understand what is essential in supporting the visual aspects of the classroom ... Learn practical strategies to make visual media more accessible every day for students who struggle with maintaining attention
  6. Optimize Implementation of Practical Interventions within the Current Classroom Structure
    How to introduce motor learning labs for reading and writing that can easily be used with core curricular activities ... Introduce simple ways to adapt the classroom structure using sensory and motor structures such as Alerting Avenues and Calming Corners
  7. “Kid-Size It” for Greater Success
    Numerous strategies for positioning to enhance student performance for both near point and far point learning tasks ... Specific criteria to help students to stay focused on learning tasks and access visuals with greater success
  8. Intersperse Attention Focusing Strategies Throughout the School Day
    Fun, whole class strategies to promote attention, concentration and memory while learning ... Ease transition times for students … Practical and realistic ideas for bringing students’ attention from the “big picture” to the “little picture” quickly so they can begin work
  9. Using Practical Strategies from Current Brain Research
    Learn how you can make the most of recent brain research to help your students be more successful in the classroom ... Identify the three brain networks that are activated during reading and how you can break down the barriers for students who struggle ... Interventions and strategies you can use immediately to make a difference for the students with whom you work
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with dynamic intervention strategies, multi-sensory learning activities, collaboration forms, and hand-outs for activities you can use tomorrow with your students, teachers and parents

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Strengthen your role and effectiveness as an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant in your school(s) using practical, realistic, dynamic intervention strategies
  • Decrease stress while learning with fun and innovative ways to intersperse movement with common curricular activities
  • Modify different aspects of the classroom environment to enhance student attention and concentration spans
  • Implement multi-sensory strategies which address student deficits in visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic sensory systems
  • Decrease visual stress using interventions with color
  • Apply current brain research results with classroom interventions to address the importance of whole brain learning
  • Discover specific calming and alerting strategies for students who can’t get started on learning tasks making it difficult to finish any of their work
  • Implement tips for collaborating with all team members, making your role dynamic and essential for student success
  • Help your students who need to move as they learn with multi‑sensory learning activities
  • Understand the impact of visual stress in learning, especially it’s impact on memory and recall
  • Take away a refreshing view of learning activities and the visual demands upon students
  • Apply knowledge of the “Three Components of the Classroom Environment” to adapt and modify curriculum and learning tools
  • Identify barriers to learning through task analysis and classroom observations of student performance
  • Make learning fun for students who experience stress when reading or writing
  • Discover ways to help teachers make classroom modifications which better meet the learning needs of students
  • Enhance memory through multi-sensory learning activities for spelling, reading and writing
  • Identify the daily stressors through functional observations of students who are struggling to learn
  • Take away timesaving forms for observing, documenting interventions, planning, and collaborating with team members, making you a valuable member of your school district

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

The role of occupational therapists in schools has changed dramatically since I started in 1984. Our services were most often delivered to students in a portable classroom, at the back of the school campus, or in closets! Over the years, I have discovered a more integrated approach, working within the classroom, collaborating with teachers to develop therapeutic intervention programs which can be implemented within students’ daily schedules. Because of this, I have evolved from the “handwriting specialist” to an advocate for the “total child” helping them to be successful in the classroom. This is what I want to share with you!

In our day together, we will discuss how to better address and meet the needs of students through our role as OT or COTA. I will share ideas for:

  • reducing visual stress in the classroom
  • easily adapting classroom environments
  • collaborating with all team members
  • identifying and reducing student stressors that inhibit learning
  • helping improve students’ attention and on-task behavior
  • utilizing multi-sensory strategies to address student deficits in visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic sensory systems
  • whole class interventions using OT Projects
It is my belief that we can no longer afford to segregate our crucial services. We have so many tools and strategies that need to be shared in the classroom so all students can benefit, especially the ones on our caseload. Come laugh, move and learn as I share my strategies for overcoming barriers to student learning, multi-sensory tools, and dynamic interventions I have found to be most effective with students. I am passionate about working with students and teachers in their classrooms and I look forward to collaborating with you!

Kathy Bryte, OTR/L, M.ED

P.S. As a practicing occupational therapist, I know just how valuable your time is. 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 students in preschool through grade 12.

Special Benefits of Attending

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

  • reproducible resources for use within the context of your practices
  • dynamic interventions for you to implement with students
  • suggestions for classroom interventions which support a collaborative model of OT service delivery
  • documentation forms for OT screening and teacher collaboration
  • hands-on, practical tools for your “OT tool chest”
  • specific observation checklists for observing students performing common curricular activities

Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants interested in enhancing their skills in working with preschool through grade 12 students and teachers.

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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