Institute for Educational Development

School-Based Occupational Therapists: Using Motor Learning Development Strategies to Increase School Success (Grades P-12)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Wendi Trummert, DrOT, OTR/L

Outstanding Occupational Therapist and Presenter


Specifically Designed for School-Based Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants serving Preschool-Grade 12

  • Practical strategies to help your students strengthen functional fine, gross and visual motor skills and increase academic success
  • Hands-on and engaging motor development activities you can apply immediately
  • Improve motor learning carryover through applied integrative approaches that help students meet both Occupational Therapy and academic goals
  • Proven strategies that strengthen collaborative teams to increase support for students on your Occupational Therapy caseload

Practical Strategies and Materials

Specifically designed for school-based Occupational Therapists, COTAs, and OT teams, this NEW seminar will provide you with dozens of highly practical strategies to better support students using motor development strategies to increase school success. This idea-packed seminar combines the latest research and the best Occupational Therapy practices to help your students be more successful.

In this engaging seminar, you will gain a variety of practical, usable ideas to become more effective in your school-based Occupational Therapy practice. Wendi Trummert, school-based Occupational Therapist and program developer, will share proven ideas you can immediately implement to enhance your Occupational Therapy practice.

You will leave feeling more confident and empowered to have a greater impact on the students and teachers you work with in grades Pre K-12. You will also leave this seminar with an extensive Occupational Therapy resource handbook.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Highly Effective Strategies to Better Integrate Motor Development and Academic Interventions
    Efficient and creative ways to address fine, gross and visual motor, manipulative, movement, sensory and self-regulation issues during instructional time
  2. Optimize the Impact of Your Therapeutic Motor Learning Interventions
    Identify new and innovative opportunities to develop attention to task, motor skills, bilateral integration and self-regulation skills for all students … Ideas you can try immediately and adapt to meet the needs of your students
  3. Help Students Use Motor Skills to Regulate Their Behavior and Increase Achievement
    Tap into peer buddies and groups to expand disability awareness and acceptance, normalize variance of skill levels and learn effective motor development strategies to increase confidence of struggling students
  4. Engaging Transitions That Boost Motor Development and Overall School Success
    Make every moment count with classroom transitions that build neural pathways and ready students for deeper learning
  5. Maximize Carryover and Significantly Increase Authentic Motor Skill Development
    Increase transfer of new motor learning skills throughout the day in an integrated approach where all staff work together to create more meaningful learning experiences
  6. Increase the Effectiveness of Your Multi-Sensory Learning Environment
    Activate your students' brain activity centers with strategies for more dynamic learning environments
  7. Strengthen Your School Teams for Increased Motor Development Support
    Easy ways to become a more effective resource to your school(s) and create more innovative and effective classroom learning environments
  8. Discover Engaging Activities That Reinforce Motor Development and Problem-Solving Skills
    Fun and engaging small group activity ideas that will facilitate your students' motor development and activate higher-level cognitive skills
  9. Learn How to Adapt Tiered Interventions for all Students
    How to plan more effective interventions at the appropriate tier for each student
  10. Receive an Extensive Motor Learning Development Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar and your role as a school-based Occupational Therapist. You'll leave this seminar with ideas, strategies and resources you can immediately implement

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Compare effective teaching techniques to promote motor skill development and increase school success
  • Examine motor development deficits and teach children to make better choices
  • Explore motor learning strategies to help your most difficult students achieve daily successes at school
  • Recognize student stress and anxiety in learning situations by providing appropriate motor strategies, emotional regulation identification, accommodations and modifications
  • Indicate methods of support for students with special needs at all levels of tiered interventions
  • Explain how to teach young students who struggle to think and act in an organized way
  • Review strategies to keep all students engaged in learning
  • Recognize practical strategies for implementing the best OT practices in your busy school setting
  • Utilize highly motivating therapy techniques to promote self-esteem, motivation and function among your most challenging students
  • Express ways to inspire teachers, administrators, students, and parents to integrate your suggestions into their daily routines
  • Discuss alternative delivery models, like collaboration and push-in treatment, as per the Least Restrictive Environment mandates
  • Determine if in-class or pull-out therapy will provide more effective results for diverse situations on your caseload

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

In my 16 years as a school-based Occupational Therapy practitioner, I've seen incredible increases in the demands of students and educators alike. As therapists, we offer a very unique perspective about how children learn. While our schools are increasing academic demands and limiting opportunities for movement, we understand that good sensory-motor development is essential for children to learn, self-regulate and behave at their highest level of ability.

There is a strong correlation between improved motor development and self-regulation skills, and the academic achievement that teachers are feeling the pressure to meet. I believe that the more fun school is, the greater students will be able to achieve. My goal for our day together is to provide you with a fresh, new way of looking at how motor development impacts school performance. This seminar is designed to put realistic, front-line solutions to common problems into the Occupational Therapists' hands.

I promise you an engaging day filled with down-to-earth conversation and meaningful information that will help you transform your practice and bring fun back to your professional life. Most importantly though, teachers and parents alike will sing your praises as their students experience less stress and greater success as a result of your role as a school-based Occupational Therapist. Plan to leave this seminar "fired up" and ready to return to your school with new ideas and a new energy to deliver the most effective therapy services to your students!

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar!

Sincerely,
Wendi Trummert, DrOT, OTR/L

P.S. As a practicing Occupational Therapist, I know just how valuable your time is. My focus will be on sharing practical strategies that you'll be excited to implement as soon as you return to school!

Who Should Attend

School-Based Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants serving Preschool-Grade 12

AOTA - CEUs

AOTA ApprovedIED is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Full attendance at this seminar qualifies for .5 AOTA CEUs/5 Contact Hours per day of attendance. You will be required to sign a morning and afternoon attendance roster and complete a program evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level, Intermediate, AOTA Classification Codes – Category 1: Domain of OT, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
Timed Agenda

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. You'll Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Timesaving interventions to strengthen your expertise as a school-based OT or OT assistant
    • Effective, efficient, and motivating methods to make your job more manageable and effective
    • Descriptions of innovative therapy strategies
    • Latest research on brain development and neuroplasticity that supports your interventions
    • Hands-on ideas and active participation in learning activities to facilitate your understanding
  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other OTs interested in improving students' motor, sensory, and self-regulation skills and increasing learning in their schools.
  3. Consultation Available
    Wendi Trummert will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own Occupational Therapy program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.