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This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on December 6, 2019.
- Audio CD - 4+ hours Instructions
- 6 hr 43 min
- Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
- JUSTIN LYONS, MS, OTR/L
- PESI Rehab
- 12/6/2019 - Available Now for Pre-Order
- CE Available:
- Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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- Implement the latest evidence-based research on neuroplasticity and articulate the factors that support increased learning and growth.
- Identify the 8 sensory systems through hands-on sensory learning labs, and utilize sensory strategies that meet students’ academic and emotional needs for increased school participation and improved learning outcomes.
- Assess and modify various learning environments, by identifying environmental barriers in the space you work in and establish at least 10 environmental modifications that help support neuroplasticity and more efficient students.
- Determine which physical factors hinder or support learning and uncover strategies/activities that will promote movement and neuroplasticity as a result of these factors.
- Promote wellness in the classroom by pinpointing which educational tools or work behaviors can cause repetitive stress injuries and incorporate exercise routines and environmental modifications which can reduce or prevent injury.
- Examine the role of stress (both physical and mental) on learning and neuroplasticity and identify treatment or classroom activities that reduce stress and promote neuroplasticity.
Assess the State of Your School Environment Today
Setting the Stage to Optimize a Multi-Sensory Experience
- Defining the environments of learning
- Movement and neuroplasticity – identify the crucial connection to learning
- Technology in the schools – the pros and cons
- Universal Design and ergonomics in the classroom
- Surveying the workspace/class space – Checklists and handouts
STRATEGIES AND THE “HOW-TO”
Ergonomic Solutions for Optimal Learning Environments
- Video demonstration and Learning Lab
- Recognizing the 8 senses in action
- Real-time assessment of the classroom
- Impact of technology
- Stressors of learning
”Get Moving”: Strategies to Support Active Bodies in the Classroom
- Simple DIY tricks for the classroom
- Seating solutions – tall vs. short, wiggle seats, and more!
- Reduce clutter and other classroom organization hacks
- Classroom design ideas that promote executive functioning skills
- How to incorporate light and color to promote learning
- The “20/20/20 Rule” and other ergonomic tips for better endurance and attention
- ”Common scents” – aromatherapy pointers for the class or student
Sensory-Motor Techniques to Improve Classroom Skills: Hands-on Lab
- ”No need to interrupt instruction time”
- Put the hands back into “hands-on” learning – leave the computer out of this!
- ”Go-to exercises” for the whole classroom to:
- Preserve health and wellness
- Incorporate fun into the day
- Increase endurance and efficiency
- Foster movement and reduce dysregulation
- And more!
Redesigning the Emotional Culture of the Class: What is the Language of Your Classroom
- Multisensory approach for skill retention
- Proprioceptive strategies – letter recognition, formation, sizing and spacing
- Vestibular and visual connection – reading and note-taking outcomes
- Sensory suggestions – executive functioning skills (alerts and visual reminders)
- Sensory-based tools to get students engaged – gum chewing, mini-sensory stations and therapy balls …
- Visual-motor games and strategies – vision-based school tasks
- Group activities to build social learning skills and classroom connection
- Low-tech strategies (you don’t need an app for everything!)
- Fostering a “growth mindset”
- Breathing and muscle relaxation techniques
- Address the stress: “Go-to” mindfulness activities and guided imagery
- Language hints and tricks to manage challenging behaviors
JUSTIN LYONS, MS, OTR/L
Justin Lyons, MS OTR/L, has had over a decade of experience working with children of all ages and all abilities, in school, home, camp and community settings. As an occupational therapist, he has served a multitude of pediatric populations, especially the learning disabled, emotionally disturbed and autistic spectrum populations. He currently works at a premiere special needs school in NYC, where he developed a life-coaching program for pre-teens and teens. Justin has been a presenter at the AOTA conference and both an adjunct professor and guest lecturer for a master’s occupational therapy program. Justin mentors other aspiring occupational therapists, by encouraging evidence-based practice and compassion for the human experience. He has provided seminars in the community to help parents and students understand the brain and the senses. He has provided services as an expert witness in child occupational performance in a school setting. Justin has practiced as a certified Irlen screener.
Financial: Justin Lyons has an employment relationship with The Summit School. He is the founder and owner of Special Connects LLC. Mr. Lyons receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Justin Lyons is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Continuing Education Credits
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
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