The Essentials of Contracting as a School-Based OTP
The OT School House for School-Based OTs Podcast
by Jayson Davies
1w ago
Thinking about working directly with schools or going through a staffing agency? Jayson and Elise explore the pros and cons of direct contracting vs. staffing agencies, and share insights to help you make informed decisions about your career path. They discuss the nuances of being a 1099 subcontractor versus a W-2 employee, the non-therapy duties that often come with traditional employment, and the hard-to-navigate waters of rates, negotiation, and setting up clear, beneficial contracts. They will touch upon the importance of establishing boundaries to prevent burnout and maintain a fulfilling ..read more
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Executive Function's Role in Sensory Regulation
The OT School House for School-Based OTs Podcast
by Jayson Davies
3w ago
How do children’s brains manage the interplay between self-regulation and executive functioning tasks?  In this episode, join Lindy Joffe, OTD, OTR/L as she discusses the interconnectedness between sensory and executive function. She will offer insight into the clinical observations that can unlock a better understanding of student behaviors and learn actionable strategies to empower our children as co-learners in their educational journey.  Tune in to understand the connection with executive functions and sensory regulation within school-based occupational therapy! Listen now to le ..read more
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Revealing OT’s potential with Artificial Intelligence
The OT School House for School-Based OTs Podcast
by Jayson Davies
1M ago
Do you think AI can revolutionize school-based OT? In this episode, join expert guest Teresa Fair-Field as she explores innovative uses of artificial intelligence that are reshaping the way OTPs support students and clinical decision making. Discover the collaborative efforts between clinicians and tech experts in developing predictive AI, and learn how these advancements can generate treatment plans and improve communication.  This episode is great for any school-based OT who wants to stay up to date, and utilize technology to enhance evidence-based practice and ultimately enrich stud ..read more
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Crafting Your Goal Bank for School-based OT
The OT School House for School-Based OTs Podcast
by Jayson Davies
2M ago
Have you thought that optimizing your practice with efficient goal banking strategies might be helpful?  In this episode, we explore a range of goal banking options, from simple PDFs to advanced spreadsheets, to help you streamline your process.  Join us as Jayson shares his journey and a practical six-step plan to create and utilize your personalized goals. Jayson also introduces the concept of templating goals and even offers a glimpse into the AI-powered solutions for creating reusable, searchable goals. Don't miss out on this insightful episode to help you in your daily school ..read more
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The Kawa Model in Education: Supporting Students by Supporting Teachers
The OT School House for School-Based OTs Podcast
by Jayson Davies
3M ago
Dive into the OT Schoolhouse Podcast's latest episode, where Jayson welcomes Amy Crosby, whose innovative application of the Kawa Model in education is cultivating an oasis of calm for educators amidst the tempest of school day chaos. Join us as Amy reveals how a simple yet profound shift in supporting teachers can ripple into improved classroom dynamics and personal well-being, backed by her engaging workshop results. Don't miss out on this insightful journey through the lens of the Kawa Model to cultivate professional and personal fulfillment for you and the teachers you serve. Tune in, a ..read more
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Navigating AI as a School-Based Practitioner
The OT School House for School-Based OTs Podcast
by Jayson Davies
3M ago
Are you curious to understand how OTPs can use AI? Tune in as Jayson Davies, MA, OTR/L, dives into the future of AI and occupational therapy.  Discover how AI tools like Chat GPT can change your approach to evaluations, IEP planning, and beyond while ensuring ethical practice and preserving confidentiality.  Whether it's creating personalized goals, drafting treatment plans, or enhancing service delivery, Jayson discusses the potential of AI to level the playing field and optimize OT services.  Whether you're a tech-savvy OTP or an AI novice, this episode will educate, and inspi ..read more
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Supporting Students with Visual Impairments
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4M ago
In this episode of the OT Schoolhouse Podcast, Kelsey Kornaus delves into the world of visual impairments in students. From the importance of self-advocacy to the impact of sensory difficulties and the role of assistive technology, this episode discusses the challenges and innovative strategies for supporting students with visual impairments in educational settings. Listen now to gain valuable insights into assessment techniques, the decision-making process for residential placement, and the benefit of community support. Listen now to learn the following objectives: Learners will understan ..read more
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Innovative Strategies for Improving Handwriting
The OT School House for School-Based OTs Podcast
by Jayson Davies
4M ago
How can the strategic use of color and contrast in writing programs not only capture children's attention but also foster a focused environment for handwriting tasks? In this episode of the OT Schoolhouse Podcast, guest Helene Lieberman discusses her journey of developing a program, seeking feedback from colleagues, and making adjustments based on their input. The program features high-contrast laminated pages to reduce distractions, helping children with low vision and attention deficit disorder focus on writing tasks. Join us as we explore the intersection of program development, collabora ..read more
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Fostering Autonomy through Child-Led Therapy
The OT School House for School-Based OTs Podcast
by Jayson Davies
5M ago
Ever wondered about the transformative power of child-led methods in creating inclusive and empowered learning environments for students with special needs? Dr. Amy Coopersmith is here to share with us how students receiving special education experience occupation deprivation and the important role of child-led decision-making and planning in occupational therapy. Through her own personal examples and strategies, she shows how these approaches can help foster independence and self-advocacy, ultimately unleashing these students' potential. Tune in to hear more about many strategies, such as t ..read more
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Exploring Alternatives To Pull-out Services in School-based OT
The OT School House for School-Based OTs Podcast
by Jayson Davies
6M ago
As a school-based Practitioner, have you ever thought about exploring alternatives to traditional pull-out sessions? If you're looking to expand your scope of practice, increase work efficiency, and provide more individualized services in the least restrictive environment, tune into this episode. Jayson dives into the benefits of working with students in their natural context, the different service models available, and how to implement them effectively. He discusses many areas from individual and group sessions, to collaboration and consultation with teachers and aides. Listen to learn more ..read more
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