Joyce E Rioux, EdD, OTR/L, SCSS, FAOTA
Assistant Director of Therapies
Capitol Region Education Council in Connecticut
Credit .1 AOTA CEU (1 contact hour/1.25 NBCOT PDUs)
Many school OT practitioners may be unfamiliar with their role as specialized instructional support personnel. This course, designed using appreciative inquiry, has been created to help you to define, discover, dream, design, and deliver your role as specialized instructional support personnel.
Within this course there are opportunities to pause and reflect, check your learning, and conclude with a final exam of your understanding of main ideas. The aim of this structure is to build your understanding of underlying principles, stir your creative juices and transfer your knowledge into practice. If you are looking to make changes in your practice, you are encouraged to check with your state practice act to ensure that barriers do not exist. You are also encouraged to collaborate with your colleagues, district, and school administrators, on those next steps toward making that change. This presentation is focused on the population level yet could be applied to groups or individual students as needed.
Following this course, you will be able to:
Describe the role of occupational therapy practitioners as specialized instructional support personnel.
Explain the importance of school occupational therapy practitioners’ contributing to students’ social emotional learning and well-being.
Discuss a plan for next steps in promoting social emotional learning and well-being at the population and group level.