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Supporting Paraprofessionals & District Staff with Managing Behaviors Through a Mindful Approach

Presented by: 

Dr. Danielle Delorenzo, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Danielle Delorenzo, OTD, OTR/L

Watch on-demand and earn AOTA-Approved CEUs

Course Description

This course is designed to support, empower, and educate occupational therapists that work within the educational setting with the tools needed to navigate student behaviors using a mindful and neurodiversity-affirming approach. It will review introductory concepts to becoming a neurodiversity-affirming practitioner, specific strategies and supports to use in the moment and ongoing, and resources to further expand your knowledge on alternative ways to train and work with paraprofessionals to help them implement and support carryover of strategies from sessions to the classroom.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will identify strategies and supports for mindful, hands-off behavioral techniques to implement during OT sessions and how to collaborate with teachers to help shift their mindset toward alternative mindful educational strategies.

2. Participants will identify neurodiversity-affirming behavioral strategies to support disabled students access to their education

Contact Hours

This course is 1 hour in length. (0.1 AOTA CEUs)

AOTA-Approved_Provider_Program_edited.png is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #0252. Course approval ID# 06548. This distance learning - interactive and independent online course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, OT service delivery). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

As an AOTA-Approved provider of professional development, courses are accepted by NBCOT® at a rate of 1.25 NBCOT PDUs per each hour of course content.

NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.

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Register for this course and future courses inside the OT Schoolhouse Collaborative for as little as $120


0-5 minutes


5-15 minutes

Understanding Behaviors

15-25 minutes

Building rapport with paraprofessionals

25-40 minutes

Supporting students in the classroom

40-50 minutes

Facilitating teacher and paraprofessional mindful skillsets

50-55 minutes


55-60 minutes

Questions and Answers

Your Instructor

Dr. Danielle Delorenzo, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Danielle Delorenzo, OTD, OTR/L

Danielle Delorenzo is a pediatric occupational therapist and the lead occupational therapist at a local school district. She is a local business owner, published author, and professor. She is the Co-Founder of mindfulness in mOTion, INC., an occupational therapy and educational consulting company that supports individuals across a lifespan by integrating mindfulness and movement into their everyday lives.

Danielle has both a doctorate and masters degree in Occupational Therapy, postgraduate studies in Infant Mental Health, and practices with a focus on early intervention, movement, mindfulness, and their connection to academic learning.

Her professional and personal lives collided when her son sustained trauma at birth and was later diagnosed with Autism at 2.5 years old. Her mission is to empower, uplift, and educate parents, students, and professionals on all things parenting and occupational therapy with a neurodiversity affirming mindset.

My Bui-Lewis, MS, OTR/L, ATP

My Bui-Lewis, MS, OTR/L, ATP

My /me/ Bui-Lewis is a pediatrics occupational therapist currently practicing in the school-based setting. She is the co-founder of mindfulness in mOTion, INC and MARs Whealthness, LLC. To combine her passion for both OT and holistic health, she is currently training to be a registered yoga teacher to promote mindfulness and movement in her practice. She has led many projects creating sensory and movement spaces in an orphanage, private clinics, and public schools to promote an organic approach to learning. Her mission is to create a healthier and more inclusive place through education, collaboration, and empowerment.


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OTS Collab is an online community dedicated to providing school-based OT practitioners with highly valuable professional development and interactive support to implement learned strategies. In OTS Collab, we learn together, support and encourage one another,  and celebrate our achievements as a collective whole.  

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Instructional Methods

A combination of speaker presentation with a slide deck, polls, and Q+A with the presenter

Target Audience
& Educational Level

This is an introductory level course intended for occupational therapy practitioners working in school systems or with a goal to better understand occupational therapy in school systems

Course Completion Requirements

To receive a certificate for this course, you must watch the recorded course in its entirety. Then, you will need to take a learning assessment test and earn a score 75% or higher. If you pass, a certificate will be automatically generated and sent to your email.

Special Needs Requests

This course will include closed captioning and a transcript may be available upon request. You may also rewatch the course or sections of the course as needed. Additional accommodations may be requested by reaching out to us via email. 

Financial & Non-financial Disclosures

Speaker Disclosure

Danielle is a Co-Founder of mindfulness in mOTion, INC.
My is also a co-founder of mindfulness in mOTion, INC and MARs Whealthness, LLC

Sponsor Disclosure

The OTS Collaborative Community is produced by the OT Schoolhouse.

Content Disclosure

This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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Schoolhouse Education, LLC is proud to be an AOTA Approved Provider of Professional Development

AOTA-Approval for this Professional Development Opportunity is in progress.  

Stay Tuned!

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Terms and Conditions


Schoolhouse Education, LLC will keep a record of your completed CE courses. When applicable, transcript services may include reporting to professional associations and/or state licensure boards. While Schoolhouse Education, LLC will make all reasonable efforts to offer CE credit for its courses, it is not responsible for state or national, or regulatory current policies or changes in CE requirements that may make courses ineligible for CE credits.

Participant Agreement

By registering for or attending any event or activity associated with the Schoolhouse Education, LLC and OT Schoolhouse, I agree to the following:

Professional Development/Information Disclaimer

The material presented in this course is not intended to represent the only or the best methods appropriate for the occupational therapy and/or medical condition or professional development issues being discussed but rather is intended to present the opinions of the presenters, which may be helpful to other health care professionals at arriving at their own conclusions and consequent application. Attendees participating in this professional development education program do so with full knowledge that they waive any claim they may have against the A-Z School-Based OT Course, Schoolhouse Education, LLC, and OT School House and its staff or representatives for reliance on any information presented during these educational activities.

Waiver of Liability Agreement

I release Schoolhouse Education, LLC, OT Schoolhouse, and its staff, presenters, and any other individuals or entities associated with this course from any and all liability connected with my participation, as well as from any liability related to changes to the schedule, events or activities. I acknowledge and agree that I am participating on my own choice and assume all risk in connection thereof and that in the event that a need for emergency medical service arises, I authorize and consent to such services being provided at my own expense.

Cancelation & Refund Policy

In the event that Schoolhouse Education, LLC must cancel the event for any reason, participants will be offered a credit toward the rescheduled event. OT Schoolhouse Collaborative subscribers may cancel their subscription at any time. 

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