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Vestibular Interventions that Support Learning Outcomes

Presented by: 

Connie Wall,OTD

Connie Wall,OTD

Watch on-demand and earn AOTA-Approved CEUs

Course Description

Occupational Therapy Practitioners possess strongholds of sensory processing and underlying neurological processes, They understand constructs from contemporary neuroscience, illuminating the essential role of the vestibular system for neural networking that supports learning and communication.

Learners of this course will receive theoretical foundations as well as evidence from contemporary neuroscience so that they will expand their understanding of how the interventions support the mechanism of change - neuroplasticity, which results from the vestibular activation in an otherwise underperforming vestibular system.

Learning Objectives

1. Learners will identify 2-3 indicators of delayed Vestibular maturation within primary school aged children.

2. Learners will recognize how vestibular activation mediates attention, memory, learning, and communication.

3. Learners will discover and identify 2-3 ways to activate vestibular functioning universally within the classroom or within the clinic setting.

4. Learners will recognize and articulate 2-3 expectations for vestibulOTherapy outcomes for children who have under-registration and delayed maturation of this sensory system.

Contact Hours

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

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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.

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5-15 minutes

Defining the Problem

15-25 minutes

Overview of Supporting Theories and Evidence

25-40 minutes

VestibulOTherapy Assessment / Screening tool

40-50 minutes

The Intervention Mechanism of Change

50-55 minutes

Research Outcomes

55-60 minutes

Questions and Answers

Your Instructor

Connie Wall,OTD

Connie Wall,OTD

Throughout her doctoral research and tenure as a school occupational therapist and Adjunct Professor, Connie has developed expertise in a wide variety of clinical interventions, using an investigative approach to determine the most effective interventions for helping each individual child. Her clinical expertise, research, and publications have developed her leadership with vestibular interventions in pediatric - occupational therapy.

Connie is keenly interested in the impact of vestibular therapies in relation to children’s occupational performance. As a seasoned pediatric OT with over 25 years of clinical experience, specialty certification in Ayres Sensory Integration, and OT doctorate, friends and colleagues look to her for professional expertise and positive leadership.

Her mission is to help children and their supporting adults understand and integrate vestibular supports into their daily routine to empower children to reach beyond their potential and soar. She is hopeful the constructs of her educational offerings will be transformative to the classroom and pediatric OT programming to promote children's achievement in social and academic occupations.


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Instructional Methods

A combination of speaker presentation with a slide deck 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

Connie offers resources and consultation through her website .

Sponsor Disclosure

The OTS Collaborative Community is a product of the OT Schoolhouse.

Content Disclosure

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

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

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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

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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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