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Upcoming Events

Integrative Education offers a variety of learning opportunities:

Kim Barthel, On-Demand

CEUs: 6 contact hours (.6 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available for 30 days following your purchase

Cost: $215 USD for the 4-part series*, $55 USD for individual sessions

*Group discount for $10 off for groups of 5 or more on 4-part series

Email at Education@integrativeot.org for a coupon code

Course Description

The situation we are experiencing with COVID-19 is considered a collective trauma. Within this collective experience, emotional and behavioral responses are as varied as the number of humans on the planet. It is affecting us all, how we manage our own feelings and how we relate to one another. Adding to the ongoing uncertainty of issues related to the pandemic is a heightened awareness of racial injustice, political division and for many of us, an uncertain future. This unique series of four live webinars will address the dynamics of heightened emotion, allowing teachers and school-based practitioners to explore trauma-sensitive practice in real-time - bringing the theory into action. Appreciating the potential impacts of both early developmental trauma and current unpredictable events upon teaching and learning offers practitioners deeper insight and compassionate curiosity about how to support our students returning to school in the fall.

Eileen Richter, On-Demand

Available from November 30 - December 31, 2020

CEUs: 5.25 hours

Recording available for 30 days following your purchase

Optional: Live Interactive Community of Practice, 1-hour session

December 28 , 2020, 7 pm - 8 pm CST

CEUs: 1 hour (.1 AOTA CEU)

Cost: $180* USD

Group discount for $10 off for groups of 5 or more  

Email at Education@integrativeot.org for a coupon code

Course Description

Gravity influences infant development in many ways, from triggering vestibular processing to developing and strengthening muscles (Bundy, 2020; Ferre, 2016). Due to a number of factors, including improper positioning, lack of typical sensory motor opportunities, other environmental factors, and/or diagnoses of failure to thrive, autism, sensory processing disorders, etc., many of today's children are delayed in their sensory motor development when compared with past generations. These delays are particularly apparent in lack of core strength, proximal stability, and upper extremity coordination. Based on years of clinical experience, literature review and personal published research, the instructor will offer some unique perspectives on reflex integration and functional movement patterns, emphasizing the importance of gravity and vestibular function to normal development.

 

Along with other treatment strategies, gravity can be used by therapists to enhance development (Kourtidou-Papadeli, 2008), especially in the areas of sensory motor processing, antigravity Motor control and motor coordination. A variety of intervention strategies that engage vestibular mechanisms and take advantage of gravitational influences, including some innovative equipment, will be discussed and demonstrated via labs and video presentation.

Visual-Perceptual-Motor Interventions for Developmental Coordination Disorders

Rhoda Erhardt, Lunch & Learn

December 2, 2020, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour (.1 AOTA CEUs)

Recording access approximately 1 week after the event, viewing available for 2 weeks after release

Cost: $30 USD

Course Description
This course will focus on practical approaches for providing services to children with Developmental Coordination Disorder, which is recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fifth edition (DSM-5). Theoretical foundations for impairments in skilled motor movements that are linked to implications for occupational performance will be explored.  Participants will walk away with examples of intervention strategies including principles for individualizing therapeutic activities.  

Sleep as a Contribution to Regulation

Kim Barthel, Lunch & Learn

January 7, 2021, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour (.1 AOTA CEUs)

Recording access approximately 1 week after the event, viewing available for 2 weeks after release

Cost: $30 USD

Course Description
Virtually every neurological and mental health issue manifests in sleep-wake dysregulation (Garcia-Rill, 2019). Therapists who evaluate, support and enhance function are constantly questioned by their clients “How do I help myself or my child sleep better?” This lunch and learn session will focus upon the science of sleep and its impact upon regulation. 

February 26-27, 2021, Live Online Webinar

Recording access approximately 1 week after the event, viewing available for 2 weeks after release

Annual event for empowering and connecting pediatric professionals 

Cost: Early Bird Registration on or before January 15: 1-day $195*, 2-day $395*

Regular Pricing: 1-day: $215*, 2-day $430*

*Group discount for $10 off per course for groups of 5 or more  

Email at Education@integrativeot.org for a coupon code

Dr. Carol Penn and Dr. Kathy Farah

February 26-27, 2021

CEUs: 12 hours (1.2 AOTA CEUs)

Recording access approximately 1 week after the event, viewing available for 2 weeks after release

Optional: Live Interactive Community of Practice, 1-hour session

March 10th, 2021, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST

CEUs: 1 hour (.1 AOTA CEUs)

Course Description
This course is an evidenced based examination and experiential approach to  generational and racialized trauma. It invites the participant to deeply examine their implicit bias through review  of their  family of origin.  Mindfulness-based and mind-body approaches  will be used to shift physiologic responses. Learning new patterns will strengthen therapeutic relationships in a trauma informed, culturally sensitive manner.

Kelly Mahler, OTD, OTR/L

February 26, 2021

CEUs: 6 hours (.6 AOTA CEUs)

Recording access approximately 1 week after the event, viewing available for 2 weeks after release

Optional: Live Interactive Community of Practice, 1-hour sessions

March 16th, 2021, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST 

CEUs: 1 hour (.1 AOTA CEUs)