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"Kidz in Motion" Summer Program
For Therapists and Other Volunteers

This program combines an exciting "camp-like" environment with an intensive sensory integration treatment approach for children ages 4-10 with special needs. Children participate in a broad range of fun-filled activities designed to have a therapeutic benefit.  This is combined with occupational therapy utilizing the sensory integration theory and strategies with the underlying understanding of plasticity of the brain. A limited number of participants who are interested will have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning using many dynamic strategies for working with children with special needs. Hands-on learning time combined with formal learning time together average 8 hours per day. Participants who are Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants will be eligible to receive 41 contact hours/.41 AOTA CEUs, other clinicians 41 contact hours (if accepted by your national organization) and non-clinicians 41 volunteer hours.  Learning activities will include opportunities for both formal (lectures) and practical experiences.    

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Target Participants for Counselors: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, Teachers, other pediatric Developmentalist;              
Educational Level: Beginners-Advanced

Target Participants for Counselor Assistants: College Students in Healthcare (i.e. OT, PT, Speech, psychology) and/or Education  

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify and demonstrate administering at least 1 standardized tool, BOT, through hands-on practical
2. Identify various sensory-based methods and strategies that may be used with children with special needs such as SPD, ASD,    ADHD, LD and DD
3. Identify and differentiate between deficits in sensory processing affecting children's functional skills
4. Identify how to integrate sensory integrative concepts into a treatment protocol for children such a w/ SPD, ASD, ADHD, LD, DD
5. Identify and List supportive strategies that may be used in your treatment regime  
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Most of the children may have mild to moderate  learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders, ASD, ADHD and/or other developmental disorders that may be impacting their learning, ability to focus, motor and/or social skills.  All children will be ambulatory and toilet trained.  Participants will be able to work hands-on with the children. Each participant will be presented with opportunities to enhance professional development and skills within the framework of the child's goals and the mission of Kidz in Motion. Our Mission is to provide a treatment environment in the context of a fun filled "camp-like" experience. The daily regime consists of facilitating various structured sensory-based activities which will take place on-site at OT For Kidz as well as off-site. 
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Participants learning experiences will be facilitated by Paula Stewart, MS,OTR/L and Christine Grant, MS, OTR/L who are also the owners of OT For Kidz.  Both Paula and Christine are occupational therapist with each having nearly 20 years of clinical experiences.  They are SIPT certified clinicians which is an advanced national certification in the evaluation and treatment of Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD). Both have been trained in treating auditory processing deficits (usually part of a greater sensory processing disorder) using iLs (Interactive Listening Systems), IM (Interactive Metronome) or the Therapeutic Listening Program.  They incorporate their training in Reflex Integration, Therapeutic Handling & Massage and Oculo-motor/functional vision along with many other strategies into their treatment sessions and these will also be integrated into the Kidz in Motion program. 

If interested contact us!
Office: 718-949-5439
Paula Stewart: 646-302-6709
 Christine Grant: 917-478-7388


[In collaboration with Therapeutic Consulting Service, AOTA Approved Provider #7057; The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Participants will receive certificate of completion reflecting hours of participation & completion of evaluation survey. Classification Code 1-OT Domain and 2-OT Process]. 



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