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OTS 132: Back To School Conference 2023 Recap & Reflection

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode 132 of the OT Schoolhouse Podcast.

This week, we are discussing the highlights of the Back to School Conference!

Our journey at the conference led us to explore crucial subjects, such as reframing behavior, addressing mental health concerns, navigating post-school outcomes, discovering evidence-based resources, implementing effective tiered intervention programs, and expanding your toolkit for fine motor skills.

Join us as we delve into these topics and gain valuable insights into our knowledge of School-Based OT.

Listen now to learn the following objectives:

  • Learners will identify the significance of building rapport and safety

  • Learners will recognize the importance of asking tough questions about a student's plan after graduation and the potential consequences of not considering long-term goals for students from an early age

  • Learners will recognize the ​​significance of evidence-based practice in occupational therapy in the school setting

Guest(s) Bio

In 2017, Jayson founded the OT Schoolhouse website and now supports school-based OT practitioners via courses, conferences, and the OTS Collaborative community.

With experience as both a contracted therapist and an "in-house" employee for two distinctly different districts, Jayson has had the opportunity to appreciate the differences between both small-rural and large-suburban districts.

Recently, Jayson has put forth his efforts toward supporting therapists interested in tiered intervention, collaborative programming, and managing their workloads.


"We need to start early, we need to ask the tough questions, and we need to think long term."

— Jayson Davies, MA, OTR/L

“It's never too early to start supporting students with their future plans."

— Jayson Davies, MA, OTR/L

"Students need to feel safe at school so that they can also do their job of providing the best output that they can."

— Jayson Davies, MA, OTR/L

"We need to communicate the importance of students having choices and exploring different options.”

— Jayson Davies, MA, OTR/L


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