Professional Development –
Individualized To Meet Your Needs
I am excited to meet your Professional Development needs! I have 29 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, with 17 years being in the school system. I’m the author of 3 books and I have been speaking publicly for over 30 years. I am ready to listen to your needs and design a professional training to meet those needs. My goal is to always provide simple practical solutions that can be used immediately. I have a wide range of prepared topics listed below, but I am glad to create a specific presentation on the topic of your choice within my areas of expertise.
Dynamic Training for Teachers and Staff with
practical skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately.
I provide easy to implement strategies
to meet needs in the classroom and school-wide.
Professional Development Topics include, but are not limited to:
Teachers & Paraprofessionals:
• Identify & Reduce Negative Behaviors Caused by Sensory Dysregulation
• Erase Handwriting Headaches
• Sensory Regulation Tools for School- Improve Behavior, Attention & Focus
• Preparing Little Hands for Big Success- Developmental Readiness
• Trauma-Informed Teaching & Care
• Create Custom Sensory Spaces
• Fun Fine Motor Tips & Tricks
• Impact Reading & Writing with Improved Visual Motor & Visual Perceptual Skills
• How to Spot Learning Disabilities & What to Do
• Sensory Solutions for Your Classroom
• Specific Training for Special Needs- such as teaching a student with Autism, how to safely transfer a student, specific adaptations & accommodations
Behavior Support Staff:
• Recognize Behaviors Associated with Trauma, Sensory Processing Disorder & Sensory Dysregulation
• Meltdown vs. Tantrum & Shutdown vs. Non-compliance–How to tell the difference and What To Do
• Behavior Support For Students with Special Needs such as: Trauma, Intellectual Disability, Autism & ADHD
Everyone that comes in contact with a student has an impact, either positive or negative.
Have you considered training all of your staff in best practices to support students with special needs?
Cafeteria Personnel, Custodians, Administrative Assistants, Car Line & Bus Line Support Staff, Bus Drivers, Administrators, Behavior Support Staff, Aides:
• Supporting students with special needs such as: Autism, Down Syndrome, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy…
Bus Drivers: Sensory Regulation Strategies to help students sit down and stay safe on the bus & Individualized Training to Meet the Specific Needs on a Bus
Paraprofessionals: Individualized Training to Meet Specific Needs
Cafeteria Personnel: How to Avoid a Meltdown in the Cafeteria
Training for Parents:
• Ready for School
• Homework Help- Strategies to help your child sit still & focus
• Avoid the Technology Trap
• Calming & Control Strategies
• Sensory Regulation Solutions