This session is part of the Therapies in the School Online Conference 7
This session will provide strategies that encourage movement whether attending school in person or from home. Learn to design programs for children with increased challenges in motor skills, attention, visual skills, and behavior to improve function, participation and inclusion by collaborating with a variety of school partners. School wide movement initiatives, such as motor labs and sensory paths, can be added to the school or distance learning environment to promote healthy school climates needed for learning. This course will review the research to encourage using these school-wide movement initiative programs.
1. List examples of school wide movement initiatives
2. Explain what is a motor lab
3. Identify options for designing a sensory path
Kim Wiggins, OTR/L is an experienced occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics who has worked extensively in public school settings, outpatient, and home-based services to children of all ages with a variety of diagnoses and special needs. Kim is currently a full time therapist at the Binghamton City School District and the owner of KimWigginsOT, which primarily focuses on increasing the attention level and motor skills of children and providing educational opportunities for parents and professionals. She is an experienced National program developer who has produced and presented training workshops and seminars on a variety of topics related to handwriting, vision, primitive reflexes, sensory techniques, and technology to therapists, teachers, administrators, and parents, She has presented to audiences nationwide since 2010. Ms. Wiggins provides clients with both a clinical and parental perspective as she is the adoptive parent to a teenage son with special needs and 3 biological children (including TWINS!!!).
Kim is certified in:
Mobile Devices for Children with Disabilities
Puzzle Art Therapy
Handwriting Without Tears
The Listening Program
Ms. Wiggins received her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, a member of the NYS OT Association (NYSOTA). She is also a past president of the Junior League of Binghamton, New York, and a past NYSOTA Pediatric Special Interest Coordinator.
Winner of 2012 NYSOTA Award of merit for practice in pediatrics for contributions to the OT profession which have had statewide significance
Graduate of the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program through Broome Community College and 2011 2nd Place Winner of the Business Plan Competition
Winner of the Status of Women’s Council 2008 Woman of Achievement Award
Winner of the 2008 “20 in Their 20’s” Southern Tier Opportunity Coalition Award
Financial Disclosures: Kim is a contractor for Sensational Brain, Owner of OTKimWiggins and receives an honorarium from ERI
Non-Financial Disclosures: No disclosures
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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 3 contact hours (0.3 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #______________.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Distance Learning-Independent course is offered at 3 contact hours 0.3 CEUs. Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 3.5 continuing education hours, #20-943010. This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 3 units. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
Course meets the basic criteria of the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.3 CEU's. Approval #2022-139 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 3 CEC's. Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 3 contact hours. Approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 3 Category 1 contact hours, expiration Date: 3/6/25, approval #CS61-2023-APTAKY. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 3.5 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 3.5 contact hours (0.35 CEUs). This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 3 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX. Approved Provider for OK State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision #BAP202310003. 3 hours of this course qualify toward the 20 hours requirement for NDTA re-certification.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
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