Institute for Educational Development

AOTA Timed Agenda

Accelerating Student Outcomes in Your School-Based OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Timed Agenda  
8:30-9:15 Current practices for school-based services
  • Ongoing professional development
  • Learning activity: the VARK learning style questionnaire
  • Interprofessional collaboration
9:15-10:00 Updated research on brain development for learning
  • Behavior research and readiness for attention
  • Sensory processing and cognitive hierarchy
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:45 Brain development for learning
  • Executive function skills (thinking and doing)
  • Learning disability therapy skills utilizing evidence-based practice
  • Therapy strategies for boosting optimal learning
11:45-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Best Practice Interventions
  • Utilizing rubrics
  • Strategies & accommodations, resource sharing
  • Move to learn
1:30-2:00 Lab: VAMPS assessment and movement strategies
(visual, motor, postural, and sensorimotor)
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-3:15 Best Practice in Professional Accountability
  • Writing SMART goals for school-based therapy
  • AOTA OT Practice Framework
  • Learning activity: searching for evidence-based practice articles and methods

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