10 Contact Hours
This course provides a guide to occupational, physical, and speech therapists, teaching each learner how to successfully work with children with disabilities using specific clinical strategies. This course is appropriate for entry level and intermediate level therapists.
This was a great course! I learned so much and was able to apply it to my job daily! So much good and important information. -RM
It was very organized and gave excellent infomation! -AW
I enjoyed the course very much and found it to be very beneficial. -WH
I loved this course! I think the instructor is an awesome OTR and his clients/parents are so lucky to have him as their therapist! -JR
I found the information to be better than any pediatric course I have ever paid to sit and listen to a speaker. Great Job! -SP
Instructor: Joel Desotelle, MS OTR/L
- Joel is an occupational therapist who specializes in neurological disorders in children and adults. He received his Bachelors of Science (B.S) degree in occupational therapy from Keuka College (Keuka Park, NY) in 1995 and his post-graduate Masters of Science (M.S.) degree from Misericordia University (Dallas, PA) in 2010. He holds a post-graduate certificate in pediatrics from Misericordia University (2006) and has worked in a variety of settings from out-patient pediatrics to in-patient adults.
Audience: OT, OTA, PT, PTA, ST
Skill Level: Entry Level, Intermediate
Contact Hours: 10
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA
Teaching Methods: Text-Based learning modules, course activities, and interactive forum
Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all online activities/handouts, pass each section quiz, and pass a final exam to receive credit.
Method of Delivery:
- Interactive Online Classroom, or...
- Home Study Course - Printed course manual mailed to your door.
- Download and Print - Download and print the manual from your printer.
- Online Certificate - Receive a signed certificate automatically online after completing all online activities, quizzes, and the final exam.
- Mailed Certificate - Recieve a printed, signed certificate in the mail.
Course Objectives: By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Identify behaviors that can disrupt a therapy session;
- Apply strategies to neutralize behaviors;
- Demonstrate how the affordances of an activity can be used to neutralize behaviors and facilitate therapeutic outcomes;
- Demonstrate how the affordances of an activity can be used to create a just-right challenge;
- Demonstrate how to creatively expand the affordances of an activity.
- Apply, through the analysis of case studies, appropriate strategies to bring a child into compliance.
Setting the Stage for Success
Challenging the Child
Window of Optimal Outcomes
II. Neutralizing Behaviors
A. Behavioral Barriers
Poor Body Language
Cause of Behavior
Managing Activity Levels
B. Psychological Barriers
Low Self-Esteem/Poor Self-Perception
Empowering the Child
Keeping it Positive
Anxiety and Fear
C. Cognitive Barriers
D. Therapist Barriers
Establish Good Communication
Communicate Behavioral Limits
Therapeutic Use of Self
Being a Role Model
Weaning the Child
E. Environmental Barriers
F. Concluding Remarks
Section II: Activity 1
Section II: Activity 2
Section II: Activity 3
The Just Right Challenge
III. The Just Right Challenge
The Just Right Challenge
Transition Into and Out of Therapy
Motivating the Child
Engaging the Child
Adventures and Themes
Concrete vs Abstract Tasks
Timing and Duration of Activities
Repetition and Habituation
Duration and Distance
Implementing a Home Program
Section III: Activity 1
Section III: Activity 2
Putting It All Together
IV. Putting It All Together
V. Concluding Comments
Here is the course outline:
2. Course Objectives
Click to view course objectives.
Reading materials and the course activity to complete are found in the coursework section.
4. Course Final and Survey
The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:
|Certificate of Completion|