Let’s Make Pickles! OT/SLP collaborative planning to provide integrated therapy for students with complex bodies (on-demand registration)

Let’s Make Pickles! OT/SLP Collaborative Planning to Provide Integrated Therapy for Students with Complex Bodies

Available February 27th, 2024 - January 31, 2029 | 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.