Live Webinars

Sheila Frick

October 20, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

CEUs: 3 hours (.3 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available for 2 weeks following the event

Cost: $90* USD

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

Email at Education@integrativeot.org for a coupon code 

Course Description

The inner ear plays a critical role in forming the “felt sense” of ourselves relative to the world around us, which is a necessary foundation for emotional regulation, praxis, and higher level cognitive skills. This felt sense and its associated perceptions helps us to develop a working map of our bodies and our physical environment, as well as a foundation for connection. Furthermore, the development of the vestibular-postural-ocular connections support both stable and dynamic positioning of our body relative to the salient events around us.

Starting from the sensory and neurophysiological roots, we will explore the vestibular and auditory portions of the inner ear and their relationship to our innate drive to adapt and gain mastery over our environment. Beyond the role of the inner ear in the development of our physical mastery over our body in space, this course will discuss the relationship of vestibular and auditory sensory processing to our innate drive to connect with another. Ultimately, at the highest level, our innate inner drive contributes to the development of the sensory motor foundation for social engagement, play, and learning.

Kim Barthel

November 10, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:20 pm CST

Two sessions with a 20-minute break: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, 2:50 pm - 4:20 pm

Recording available for 2 weeks following the event

CEUs: 3 hours (.3 AOTA CEUs)

Cost: $90* USD

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

Email at Education@integrativeot.org for a coupon code 

Course Description

With the rising demand due to COVID-19, an increase in the accessibility and quality of telehealth services has transformed our ways of connecting, learning and supporting clients. Many parents of children with special needs share that their online therapy sessions reach into their homes and translate therapeutic concepts directly into their daily lives. For many of us as therapists, this is what we have always hoped our therapy would achieve: to generalize the skills learned in therapy to support families every day. Telehealth is not intended to replace our valued hands-on, face-to-face assessments and interventions, but it can be and is becoming a valued adjunct. Because therapy in a virtual platform will be part of a hybrid strategy forevermore, now is the time to hone and optimize our online therapy skills.