Let’s Make Pickles! OT/SLP collaborative planning to provide integrated therapy for students with complex bodies (live registration)
Let’s Make Pickles! OT/SLP Collaborative Planning to Provide Integrated Therapy for Students with Complex Bodies
February 26th, 2024 | 6:00pm CST | 60 minutes | 0.1 ASHA CEUs
Collaboration between occupational therapists (OTs) and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) is crucial in providing comprehensive and effective therapy services to students with complex bodies who use switches to communicate and access learning. We will share our literacy-based approach to create month-long lesson plans that target critical communication and activities of daily living (ADL) skills. The lesson plans include fun, engaging activities that build on each other and incorporate sensory activities to help students regulate their bodies and engage in learning. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems or voice output devices are also recommended to support communication within an activity. Adaptive equipment is used to facilitate the student's participation in activities. Through collaboration, OTs and SLPs can create functional and engaging lesson plans that support and monitor the student's development and success.
Presenter: Melissa Petersen, MA, CCC-SLP, NBCT | Mackenzie Hess, MS, OTR/L | Mackenzie Light, MS, OTR/L
Relevant Financial Relationship: Melissa, Mackenzie, and Mackenzie are all employed by the Edmonds School District.
Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: Melissa, Mackenzie, and Mackenzie have no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Presenter Biography: Melissa Petersen, MA, CCC-SLP, NBCT (she/her) is an educational speech language pathologist, AAC Specialist, and National Board Certified educator with 15+ years experience working in K-12 public schools in Washington State. Her interests include Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT).
Mackenzie Hess, MS, OTR/L (she/her), is a school-based occupational therapist with 4 years of experience working in Washington State. She has become passionate about finding fun and meaningful switch-accessible activities to increase functional communication, autonomy and engagement for students with complex bodies.
Mackenzie Light, MS, OTR/L (she/her) has 6 years of experience in school-based practice in Washington and North Carolina. She values collaborating with teachers and therapists and creating unique and motivating activities to increase participation and engagement in the classroom, especially with her students who are switch-users.
- Learners will identify the benefits of collaboration between occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists in planning therapy themes, goals, and lesson plans for students with complex bodies who use switches to communicate and access their learning
- Learners will identify steps needed to formulate a plan for a collaborative therapy theme, including therapy targets, activities, and materials, using free or low-cost resources, or materials they already own to provide OT and speech/language therapy for students with complex bodies who use alternate access and/or AAC to communicate and access their learning
- Learners will identify necessary components to design a switch activity to use as part of a collaborative therapy theme, using common tools they may already possess
- Introduction (5 minutes)
- Background assumptions (10 minutes)
- Share lesson plans and examples of activities (40 minutes)
- Q&A (5 minutes)
Audience: Assistants, Early Career Professionals (under 5 years), Related Professionals
Topic Area: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Language and Learning in School-Age Individuals, Literacy Assessment and Intervention
ASHA CEU Requirements: Must complete the post webinar assessment with 80% accuracy. Unlimited attempts are allowed. Partial credit is not available. The Assessment must be completed within one week of the end of the session (End of Day - 3/4/24).
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Refund: Refunds are not available for free sessions.