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On-Demand Holistic Clinical Reasoning
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Kim Barthel & Shelley Mannell, Live Webinar

Originally Recorded on October 7th, October 21st, November 4th and November 18th, 2021

CEUs: 8 contact hour (.8 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available for 30 days after purchase

Cost: $275

Course Description

There are so many layers that can contribute to the difficulties our children experience. Sensory processing, postural control, attachment, motor control, emotional regulation and cognition; all of these factors can play a part. When looking at the big picture, what are the clues that lead us to effective assessment and treatment?

Join Kim Barthel, OTR and Shelley Mannell, PT for a unique series of live online learning. Participants will be invited to submit a video of a client for analysis and with the ones that are selected, participants will have the opportunity to clinically reason together with the instructors. Video analysis will allow the group to collectively view (and review) the diverse needs of the children observed. What do we notice that is working for the child functionally? What points towards an area of challenge? How might clinicians know which lens to use when watching a child interact with their environment?

 

Shelley and Kim have worked and taught together for over 25 years. Their interaction around supporting children is a partnership, a working conversation that serves as a model for considering multiple factors in assessment and treatment. The highlight is their collaboration, deepening the understanding around how all these factors can come together in forming a cohesive plan for any
individual child.

On-Demand Avanti Pre-Camp Conference 2021: The Spirit of Engagement
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Patricia Oetter, Irene Ingram and Kim Barthel

Originally Recorded on June 17, 2021

CEUs: 5.75 contact hours (.575 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available for 30 days after purchase

Cost: $195

Course Description

The day’s program will focus on empowering and equipping therapists with reflection, healing, enlightening, knowledge, and creativity as all 3 speakers provide their expertise and gifting engagement. Breakout rooms will be embedded into the course to allow for small group reflections along with a panel discussion of experienced occupational therapy practitioners to contribute to the discussion of each topic presented.


Equipping as a Healing Practitioner: Irene Ingram
Practitioners evolve with repertoires of skills that lead them to their individual gifting. Setting goals for oneself such as “I want to be able to engage in amazing ways”, is the necessary catalyst for acquisition of greater gifting in an area. Understanding the relationship of self with the spirit of healing, the power of imagination and vision, and limiting or empowering beliefs will be explored during this portion of the course.


Relationship as a Healing Force: Kim Barthel
Present and connected relationships are a powerful healing force. They are an intrinsic modulator, a co-regulator of arousal states, and a motivator for all kinds of positive change. With secure relationship at the core of any intervention or frame of reference, there is much reason for hope. It is my belief that therapeutic relationship skills can be cultivated; they can be taught, and they can be learned. What is attunement? How do we learn to connect to ourselves so we can better connect with others? How do we harness the advantages of understanding non-verbal communication? These are some of the questions that will be explored during this portion of the course are intended to deepen our compassionate self-inquiry – towards supporting our relationships whether they are in clinical settings or far beyond.

 

Developmental Expression of Engagement: Patricia Oetter
This last section of our conference will focus on the development of connection and engagement from womb to school age. It will be done in the context of my Extended Matrix Model which was somewhat based on the work of Joseph Chilton Pearce. His work considered social emotional development in the developmental stages of Womb, Mother, Kid Power and Brain Power. The Extended Matrix Model Considers these stages from the perspectives of Task, Environment, and Interaction. It will also integrate
the interdependent concepts of co-regulation and regulatory functions with the development of engagement and connection skills.

On-Demand The Pervasive Impact of Breath on Function: What to Know and What to Do
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Eileen Richter & Patricia Oetter

CEUs: 3 contact hours (.3 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available for 30 days after purchase

Available January 6th to February 28th, 2022

Cost: $90

Course Description

Breath has not always been a focus in pediatric treatment. New information is shedding light on how respiration impacts many aspects of development. It is therefore necessary for us to take a more in-depth and active approach to breathing function in our clients with regulatory, sensory processing and/or sensory motor dysfunction.

 

Current study of breathing restrictions be they structural, functional, or the result of trauma or allergies is identifying associations with regulatory disorders such as sleep apnea, sleep patterns, ADD, and ADHD; as well as motor skills such as feeding, posture and other skills. Observation of respiratory patterns leads to a better understanding of development and sensory motor outcomes. Identifying where 3-dimensional rib cage expansion, i.e. breath, is restricted (diaphragm, upper chest, neck, mouth, nose) provides clues to function and is a foundational focus for treatment. Rate, depth, rhythm and gradation are required for attention, self-regulation, endurance, postural control, eating, voicing for speech, and many other development achievements. 

 

This workshop will emphasize the process of respiratory development, from in utero on, as it relates to typical and atypical sensory processing, and sensory motor processing and development. We will discuss how this applies to assessment and treatment of pediatric clients with varied diagnoses. Using lectures, slides, & videos, we will explore assessment and treatment options to address various dysfunctional respiratory patterns.

Irene Ingram

Irene Ingram, OTR/L

Originally Recorded on April 16th, 2021 

CEUs: 3 hours

Recording available for 30 days following your purchase

Cost: $90

Course Description

This course will provide a valuable set of tools for every therapist’s toolbox to jumpstart systems and engage the child’s natural ability to organize through the vestibular system.

Natural Postural Engagement (NPE) assists the child in accessing his original system of organization.  It uses many techniques to organize the child for body awareness, sensory processing, symmetry, midline, range of motion, rhythm, core righting, use of limbs and oral motor efficiency.  It specifically treats above and below the hyoid in relationship to the integration of the sublingual floor, infra hyoid muscles, with the function of the lips, jaw, and tongue.

The NPE program rapidly changes the neurological function of the child when techniques are effectively carried out. It is excellent for home programing due to the simplicity and playful attributes.

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Kim Barthel

Originally Recorded on November 10th, 2020 

CEUs: 3 hours (.3 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available for 30 days following your purchase

Cost: $90

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.
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Kim Barthel

Originally Recorded on August 12, 19, 26, September 3, 2020 

CEUs: 6 hours (.6 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available for 30 days following your purchase

Cost: $215

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.