Contact

Rachael Benson, Administrative Assistant
The Spiral Foundation
74 Bridge Street
Newton, MA 02458
courses@thespiralfoundation.org
617-969-4410 ext 231

When
Thursday, June 13, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm EST

Where
Anywhere! This is an online event. 

 

Continuing Education 

Who:

Occupational therapists, OT assistants

Level:
Intermediate

Prerequisites: 
None

AOTA:

Domain: Performance Skills
Process: Intervention

Completion Requirements:
To receive contact hours for this course you must attend this course live or view it as a recording and successfully complete the course exam.

Contact Hours:
This course is worth a total of 1.5 contact hours or .15 AOTA CEUs.

You will be able to download a copy of the webinar for your own use after the course is completed.


ADA/Section 504:  If you require special accommodations, please contact us at the address above.


Continuing Education

Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants:  The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

New In the Spiral Foundation
2019 Webinar Series:
 

Bilateral Motor Coordination, Fine Motor Skills and Handwriting: Connections, Assessment and Intervention

Presented by:

Teresa A. May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Thursday, June 13, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm EST

Webinars are online presentations geared towards professionals. Participants who call in live have the opportunity to participate in a question/answer session with the speaker. All registrants, regardless of live attendance, receive a download of the recorded webinar following the presentation.

Primary bilateral motor movements, patterns and skills provide a necessary and vital foundation for the development of postural and fine motor skills. Competency in these foundational patterns and skills is necessary for skilled fine motor activities such as handwriting. This webinar will examine how primary bilateral motor coordination patterns impact functional skills such as fine motor skills and handwriting development. Observations for identification of challenges in these bilateral coordination and postural control patterns will be presented and key intervention strategies to address difficulties in these foundational areas will be addressed.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how primary bilateral motor movements and patterns impact development of postural control and fine motor skills development.
  2. Identify four primary bilateral motor coordination and postural control observations that indicate challenges in these areas.
  3. Identify four intervention strategies to address foundational challenges in bilateral coordination that impact hand skills and handwriting development.

About the Speaker: Teresa A. May-Benson, Sc.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, Executive Director of the Spiral Foundation, is a well-known lecturer and researcher on sensory integration.  She has authored numerous book chapters and articles on praxis, ideation, and sensory integration and is a co-collaborator on development of the SAFE PLACE and FOCUS Programs.  She has extensive experience with children and adults with autism and a diverse clinical background having worked in private and public school settings as well as private practice.  She is past Chairperson of the Sensory Integration Special Interest Section of the American Occupational Therapy Association.  She is the recipient of the Virginia Scardinia Award of Excellence from AOTF, The Alice S. Bachman Award from Pediatric Therapy Network, and the Catherine Trombly Award from the Massachusetts Association of Occupational Therapy. 

Join Us!

Cost: $65

Register Now!Cancellation Policy: No refunds except in the event the course is cancelled by Spiral. Recorded downloads are available for those who miss the live event. Please see here towards the bottom of the page for the Spiral Foundation's complete policy regarding cancellations and refunds. For questions, contact us at courses@thespiralfoundation.org or  617-969-4410 ext 231.