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Lunch & Learn, On-Demand Bundle & Save 

Michelle Emanuel, Rhoda Erhardt & Kim Barthel

CEUs: 3 contact hour (.3 AOTA CEUs)

Recording Available for 30 days access following your purchase.

Course Level 
Beginner to Intermediate

OT, PT, SLP, Educators or interested others

Course Description

The Lunch & Learn series presented in November 2020, December 2020 and January 2020 are bundled together for a unique 3-hour on-demand learning opportunity.  In this course, there are three modules of these topics:

  • Michelle Emanuel, Polyvagal PopUp: The Neuroscience of State Behavioral Organization, held as a live webinar on November 6, 2020.

  • Rhoda Erhardt, Visual-Perceptual-Motor Interventions for Developmental Coordination Disorders, held as a live webinar on December 2, 2020.

  • Kim Barthel, Sleep as a Contribution of Regulation, held as a live webinar on January 7, 2021.


Each module includes the recording, course handouts, references and chat transcript from the live events. 


PolyVagal Popup Module Description:

This course covers the essentials of autonomic nervous system function as seen through the lens of the Polyvagal Theory.    Understanding the neuroscience behind dysregulation and regulation provides a strong foundation for therapists to provide helpful interventions which optimize regulation and resiliency.  State behavioral organization is the key to safe and meaningful negotiation through the sensorimotor territory of human development in the pre-crawling period.

PolyVagal Popup Agenda:

30 minutes:  ANS and Polyvagal Theory

30 minutes: State Behavioral Organization and Therapeutic Strategies

Visual-Perceptual-Motor Interventions Module 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.

Visual-Perceptual-Motor Interventions Agenda:

30 minutes: Definition of Developmental Coordination Disorder, Application of Kephart's Theoretical Model of Perceptual-Motor Development to Occupational Performance

30 minutes: Intervention Examples 

Sleep Module 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. 

Sleep Module Agenda:

30 minutes: Science of Sleep

30 minutes: Treatment strategies and tools

Course Requirements

Following the passing score of 80% on the post-course quizzes for each module, the participant will be sent a course completion certificate.

Continuing Education

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3 Contact Hour (.3 AOTA CEUs) awarded if course requirements are met. Integrative Education is an AOTA Approved Provider, number 11607, for Distance Learning - Interactive, Distance Learning - Independent Self-Study, and Blended/Hybrid courses that include both interactive and independent study aspects.  Course approval numbers: 940, 1442, 1401. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification of other professional recognition. For additional continuing education information for PT, SLP, and social work, click here to access our CEU policy information.  

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