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"Jayson does a great job of organizing all parts of a school therapist's job and making it seem not as overwhelming. The resources he provided were great! Also, for new therapists this is a great course to take to feel more confident in what your role is as a school-based OT.
I highly recommend this course!"
First Year School-Based OT
You're a school-based OT! Or maybe you are aspiring to be one soon! You even associated the red colored pencils above with the BOT-2 before I pointed it out.
As an OT practitioner looking to improve yourself as a therapist, you are likely hoping to become a more thorough evaluator. Or perhaps you are curious about learning how to incorporate a Response to Intervention (RTI) program as a way to slow down your growing evaluation list & caseload.
You may even just want to learn how to graduate students from your caseload rather than leaving them on consult until they finish high school or the adult transition program.
Unfortunately, OT programs do not yet put enough focus on school-based OT despite estimates that 20-25% of OTs and OTAs work in the educational realm. Likewise, continuing education courses tend to focus on individual treatment models as opposed to the systems and educational aspects of school-based OT.
My name is Jayson Davies, and over the past 8+ years I have worked closely with special education directors, coordinators, program specialists, psychologists, teachers, and of course, the occasional advocate/lawyer.
Each experience with these individuals has changed how I view OT from an education model and has led me to create this A-Z School-Based OT course so that you can better navigate the world of public education from the life of an OT.
After completing the A-Z School-Based OT course, you will walk into your schools knowing how to best support students through effective RTI strategies, thorough and efficient evaluations, efficient goals, treatment planning for success, and providing services in the least restrictive environment.
If you are ready to join me in improving as a school-based OT and earn 8 hours of continuing education, click the button below to sign up now!
What you will Learn
If you are anything like me, you like to know what you are getting yourself into. So, below is a list of the topics we will be covering in A - Z School-Based OT. Course sessions sessions are 100% recorded with optional live Q&A sessions through our Private Facebook Group. Here is how the course is laid out.
Module 1 - The Scope of OT in Schools
Module 2 - OT in General Education (Including 504s, RTI, & Screenings)
Module 3 - The Referral & Evaluation Process
Module 4 - Preparing for the IEP: PLOPs, Goals, & Accommodations
Module 5 - Recommending OT Services in Schools
Module 6 - Presenting at the IEP Team Meeting
Module 7 - After the IEP: Developing a Treatment Plan
Module 8 - Graduating Students from OT Services
You will also receive access to a special BONUS ORGANIZATIONAL VIDEO for those of you who are just transitioning into the school-based setting or who are starting at a new school site. This video will help teach you how to get organized at your new site and provide tips for your first few weeks on campus.
Below are the objectives for the A-Z School-Based OT Course:
Participants will understand the importance of a pre-referral and referral process and how to implement an RTI process
Participants will understand how to complete a functional school-based evaluation utilizing the PEO Model.
Participants will understand the process of preparing for an IEP meeting- including those which may be “High Profile.” This includes the preparation of goals and determining the frequency of services.
Participants will demonstrate knowledge of how to present their results to an IEP team in a meaningful way.
Participants will understand the importance of developing a treatment plan and how to turn IEP data into a dynamic treatment plan.
Participants will understand when and how to legally and ethically graduate a student from occupational therapy services.
After completing A - Z School-Based OT, I want you to feel confident in your abilities to walk into a new school-based OT job and be the best OT you can be! I am committed to providing you the knowledge and resources you need to do that!
What is a course without all the supplemental materials? The best part about a digital course is the digital handouts, right? Well here is what you will receive when you sign up for A-Z School-Based OT.
Access to all 8 training modules broken up into 20-60 minute easily digestible videos and totaling 8 hours of material.
Access to the Private Facebook Community that will allow you to seek advice from Jayson and your peers in the A-Z School-Based OT Course
Access to monthly LIVE Q&A sessions with Jayson via the Private Facebook Community
Access to digital PDF reference handouts that will make your job easier and keep you organized.
Access to customizable templates including Jayson's evaluation template and annual report template
1 Bonus recorded video for starting the year off right at a new school site
A certificate of completion for 8 contact hours good for your certification and licensure renewal where applicable (Pease refer to your state guidelines to determine if your state accepts live and/or recorded online course for renewal)
"This course is well thought out, follows a logical sequential course, provides loads of resources, and expands your ability to look at and serve the whole child."
Who is The A-Z School-Based OT Course for?
The A-Z School-Based OT Course is recommended for new and intermediate experienced school-based occupational therapy providers looking to get a better grasp on how school-based OT works. For new therapists, you will likely appreciate how the course walks you though the steps of the evaluation and treatment planning process. As an experienced therapist, you will especially appreciate the RTI strategies and tips toward reducing unnecessary evaluations.
Content and language will be specific to the school-based setting. And if you know me from the podcast, you know I am not afraid to tell it like it is.
Live monthly Q&A sessions will only be held via the private Facebook community. However, questions may be asked anytime on the Facebook group page where I invite everyone to share their responses. I will also be answering questions in the Facebook Group in addition to the Liza Q&A sessions.
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"The A-Z school based course covered all the bases. I have been an OT for 13 years and learned something new through each module! Jayson is a wonderful presenter and it is very clear that he strives to be a resource to everyone!"
Frequently asked questions!
How is the A-Z School-based OT course presented?
The A-Z School-based OT course is a recorded, learn at your own pace course with recorded video modules on a secured platform. Unlike other recorded seminars, this is not a "previously recorded session." This compilation of videos were recorded directly for the purpose of this online course.
You will have lifetime access to this course, the Facebook Group, and Q&A sessions.
Will I earn Continuing Education for participation?
At the completion of the course, you will have the option to demonstrate your learned knowledge through an online quiz. Upon completion of this quiz, you will receive your certificate of completion for 8 hours worth of continuing education. The National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) does not require that a course be approved by any state or national organization. Please check your state’s requirements for continuing education needs as they vary from state to state.
This course is approved by the following State Occupational Therapy Licensing Boards:
Is the A-Z School-Based OT Course for me?
The A-Z School-Based OT Course is designed for occupational therapy providers who currently work in the school setting or who are ready to take the leap to school-based OT.
Seasoned therapists will appreciate hearing how Jayson provides RTI services in general and special education classes as a means to help more students in an effective manner.
Both novice and seasoned professionals will appreciate the handouts, templates and everyday tips that will help create an organized occupational therapy system at your school.
What is the cost to me?
The total cost of the A-Z School-Based OT Course is $279. This price includes all recorded sessions, slide handouts, customizable templates that you can use the next day, and lifetime access to the Facebook community and Q&A office hour sessions.
Will I be taking the course alone?
No, you will be joined by a number of other therapists who have taken the course both before and after you. As a student of the course, you will have access to all videos as well as a private Facebook group with myself and the other participants.
Aside from the live videos, what else will I receive?
Let’s be honest, the best part of a presentation are the slides, right? Well, you are going to get all of my slides and more!
Along with the slides to my presentation, you will also receive several handouts and templates designed for you to customize and use in your practice! This includes my very own evaluation template that I use and the treatment plan template to help you guide your student outcomes. I'll even show you how to easily digitize your records.
You will also be invited to join the private Facebook page where your questions and ideas can be shared and responded to by myself and fellow members of the course. This is a great opportunity to keep the learning going with other therapists dedicated to school-based OT.
Monthly, Jayson will also host a live Q&A office hour session where you will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers in real time.
What is the Refund Policy?
If you do not find that the course is right for you, I will refund you 100% of the cost. I may ask a question or two, but it would only be find out how I could make the course better for future participants. No hard feelings, I promise!
"I have been a COTA in the schools for many years and still found this course informative. The resources are fantastic and I am looking forward to sharing with my team.
Thank you Jayson!"
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