DFX’s Learning Journeys serves as an extension of our mission using an accessible online platform. We aim to support clinicians, educators, and parents wherever they may be on their unique journey, by providing continuing education opportunities that not only empower individuals but also elevate pediatric practice. Our first course, The SpIRiT of Pediatric Therapy, launched in 2021 and we will be offering May 2023 Cohort. We are offering The STEPPSI: A Tool for Effective Clinical Reasoning starting in May 2023. See below to learn more about these and other offerings!
MAY 5 – JUNE 30, 2023
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A 1-HOUR WEBINAR WITH TRACY STACKHOUSE AND DAVID JEREB
We are offering the STEPPSI course which will include a series of pre-recorded lectures to support further integration and understanding of how to utilize the STEPPSI protocols in everyday practice. This online course will consist of pre-recorded videos, integration of knowledge activities, and resources to support learners as they embark on their learning journey. In addition, the first 80 registrants will have the opportunity to participate in a small group reflective workshop with Tracy Stackhouse and David Jereb. We’re planning four sessions, limited to 20 participants each.
This course presents a clinical reasoning model for treating children who have unusual and challenging behaviors involving a lack of modulation of sensation. The understanding of treatment for individuals with sensory modulation difficulties (SM) are becoming better identified in the greater body of sensory integration theory. This course will provide an overview of the theoretical foundations of SM from occupational therapy literature and related neuroscience research. A model for planning, implementation, and monitoring treatment will be presented: Sensation, Task, Environment, Predictability, Playfulness, Self-Monitoring, and Interactions or the STEPPSI.
The STEPPSIⓒ is a principle-based model that breaks down treatment into easily understandable components. The STEPPSIⓒ is an evidence-based model originally devised in the late 1990-s and now updated for a new generation of therapists and for educators and parents. Participants should have foundation knowledge in sensory integration (Ayres SI (ASIⓇ) in particular) theory and treatment.
The SpIRiT of Pediatric Therapy
NEXT COHORT BEGINS IN MAY 2023
The SpIRiT© (Sensory processing/Integration Reasoning interactive Tool) is a mindful clinical reasoning tool for ensuring best practice in pediatric occupational therapy.
The SpIRiT introduces a clinical reasoning framework for combining sensory, affective, and motor (SAM) processing into a relationship-based, sensory integrative model of intervention. This introduction course to The SpIRiT© will focus on integrating SENSORY processing with motor and affective processing. It will also highlight the importance of reflective clinical reasoning as a way of practice. This online course will consist of pre-recorded videos, integration of knowledge activities, and resources to support learners as they embark on their learning journey at their own pace.
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