Who is this course for?
This course is for occupational therapists who are practicing or would like to practice in the U.S. school system. COTAs will find much of this content relevant as well, and a large amount of it is also useful for school-based PTs.
Is this course only for therapists who are new to the school system?
No! While this course is an excellent primer for any therapist brand new to the school system, it's also full of great resources for OTPs who have been doing this a while. Many OTs who have been working in the schools for over 10 or even 15 years have taken the course and loved it. No matter how long you've been in the schools, if you feel that something is holding you back from being more efficient, effective, and confident in your practice, then this course is a great fit for you.
Can students take this course?
Yes, absolutely! This course will cover topics that your university's class likely won't touch, and will be relevant for any student who would like to go into this setting after they graduate. It's a great thing to put on your resume when applying for that first job!
Is this course approved for CEUs?
Yes! The Dynamic School OT is an AOTA Approved Provider for this course. This course is offered for 0.7 CEU/7 Contact Hours. This means that if you are in the US, you can use it for your state and national credential renewals. Per AOTA, this is an introductory level course.
Participants must watch all pre-recorded video modules, review the digital resources, pass the assessment of learning, and complete the post-course survey in order to receive a certificate of completion.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.
If you are outside of the US, this course may count for CEU credit for you as well. Please email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.
When and where does the course take place?
This course is completely virtual and self-paced - you will be able to complete it at your convenience! You'll have lifetime access to complete this course.
If you're looking for a version of this course that includes a live coaching component, click here.
How often is the course offered?
The course opens for enrollment 4 times a year - typically once per season. Once you sign up, you'll have lifetime access to complete the course at your own pace.
What instructional methods are used in this course?
Each module contains a pre-recorded video lecture + slides that you can watch at any time. You will also be given an opportunity to apply your knowledge during each module. You'll have lifetime access to get through all of the material and earn your completion certificate. Digital resources are also yours to keep for life.
Can practitioners outside of the U.S. benefit from this course?
Yes, with the caveat that much of this course is based on the special education system in the U.S. If you're working in schools in a different country, the content on intervention, creating systems, and assistive technology will likely still be relevant to you, but some of the other material about laws and regulations in the U.S. won't be. If you're on the fence, shoot me an email at [email protected] and I can help you decide if this would be helpful in your country.
Are scholarships available?
Yes! Limited, sliding scale scholarships are available for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) practitioners who are working in high needs schools (such as Title 1). If this sounds like you, please message me with some details about your situation at [email protected]
How do I request accommodations for special needs?
Email me at [email protected] to discuss your needs before registering and I will work with you to provide needed accommodations per the ADA.
What age groups/diagnoses does the course cover?
This course will be relevant for therapists who are working with preschoolers all the way to 21+ post-secondary students. It is also applicable to therapists working with a variety of diagnoses commonly seen in the school system, such as autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, ADHD, developmental delay, etc. If you're not sure if this course will be relevant to your current position/caseload, message me at [email protected] and I'd be happy to answer!
Is there an installment plan available?
Yes! You can choose to break up the registration fee into 3 installments of $166.
What is the refund policy?
After you complete the course, if you feel it was not at all beneficial to you, I offer a full refund minus a small processing fee. This can be claimed for 30 days after your purchase. To claim this refund, I'll have a short survey for you to complete to help me figure out what I can do to improve the course in the future. I truly want this course to be a good fit for you, and if it's not, I'm happy to refund your money. Note: no CEU certificate will be issued in these cases.
Is group pricing available?
Yes! If your entire department would like to take this course, please email me with the number of therapists interested and I will send you a group price. You can email me at [email protected]
How can I contact you?
Shoot me an email at [email protected] and I'd be happy to answer any questions that aren't listed here!