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Jayson Davies, OTR/L, from OTSchoolhouse.com dives into the areas of school-based Occupational Therapy most frequently discussed by therapists. Join Jayson and special guests in exploring new practice strategies and earn professional development for certification renewal.

The OT Schoolhouse Podcast for School-Based OT Practitioners Jayson Davies

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    • 4.9 • 181 Ratings

Jayson Davies, OTR/L, from OTSchoolhouse.com dives into the areas of school-based Occupational Therapy most frequently discussed by therapists. Join Jayson and special guests in exploring new practice strategies and earn professional development for certification renewal.

    Executive Function's Role in Sensory Regulation

    Executive Function's Role in Sensory Regulation

    How do children’s brains manage the interplay between self-regulation and executive functioning tasks? 
    In this episode, join Lindy Joffe, OTD, OTR/L as she discusses the interconnectedness between sensory and executive function. She will offer insight into the clinical observations that can unlock a better understanding of student behaviors and learn actionable strategies to empower our children as co-learners in their educational journey. 
    Tune in to understand the connection with executive functions and sensory regulation within school-based occupational therapy!


    Listen now to learn the following objectives:
    Learners will identify the relationship between child behavior, environment, and factors contributing to executive functioning


    Learners will understand how to empower the children as co learners and use interventions to reflect their unique needs


    Learners will identify practical assessment tools to use for executive functioning
    Thanks for tuning in!

    Thanks for tuning into the OT Schoolhouse Podcast brought to you by the OT Schoolhouse Collaborative Community for school-based OTPs. In OTS Collab, we use community-powered professional development to learn together and implement strategies together.

    Don't forget to subscribe to the show and check out the show notes for every episode at OTSchoolhouse.com

    See you in the next episode!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Revealing OT’s potential with Artificial Intelligence

    Revealing OT’s potential with Artificial Intelligence

    Do you think AI can revolutionize school-based OT?


    In this episode, join expert guest Teresa Fair-Field as she explores innovative uses of artificial intelligence that are reshaping the way OTPs support students and clinical decision making.

    Discover the collaborative efforts between clinicians and tech experts in developing predictive AI, and learn how these advancements can generate treatment plans and improve communication. 

    This episode is great for any school-based OT who wants to stay up to date, and utilize technology to enhance evidence-based practice and ultimately enrich student outcomes.



    Listen now to learn the following objectives:


    Learners will recognize the ethical considerations of AI useLearners will understand the applications and implications of artificial intelligence in school-based occupational therapyLearners will identify strategies for integrating AI into clinical decision-making, IEP development, and treatment planningView the full show notes at otschoolhouse.com/episode147

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    Thanks for tuning in!

    Thanks for tuning into the OT Schoolhouse Podcast brought to you by the OT Schoolhouse Collaborative Community for school-based OTPs. In OTS Collab, we use community-powered professional development to learn together and implement strategies together.

    Don't forget to subscribe to the show and check out the show notes for every episode at OTSchoolhouse.com

    See you in the next episode!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Occupational Therapy Strategies for Crafting Inclusive PE

    Occupational Therapy Strategies for Crafting Inclusive PE

    Imagine a school environment where every student, regardless of their abilities, can actively participate in physical education. How can we turn this into reality?


    In today's episode, we are joined by Faith Newton, an occupational therapist based in England, who is passionate about inclusive physical education (PE) for students with special educational needs and disabilities.


    In this episode, Faith will discuss the school-based occupational therapy system in the UK and how it compares to models in the US. She will also explore universal design principles and strategies for making PE more inclusive for all students. Tune in to learn more!




    Listen now to learn the following objectives:


    Learners will Identify the key components of an inclusive PE program for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

    Learners will understand the role of occupational therapy in supporting neurodivergent students in physical education settings.

    Learners will understand how to conduct an activity analysis for common PE games like dodgeball to identify sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional demands.


    Thanks for tuning in!

    Thanks for tuning into the OT Schoolhouse Podcast brought to you by the OT Schoolhouse Collaborative Community for school-based OTPs. In OTS Collab, we use community-powered professional development to learn together and implement strategies together.

    Don't forget to subscribe to the show and check out the show notes for every episode at OTSchoolhouse.com

    See you in the next episode!

    • 55 min
    Crafting Your Goal Bank for School-based OT

    Crafting Your Goal Bank for School-based OT

    Have you thought that optimizing your practice with efficient goal banking strategies might be helpful? 


    In this episode, we explore a range of goal banking options, from simple PDFs to advanced spreadsheets, to help you streamline your process. 


    Join us as Jayson shares his journey and a practical six-step plan to create and utilize your personalized goals. Jayson also introduces the concept of templating goals and even offers a glimpse into the AI-powered solutions for creating reusable, searchable goals.


    Don't miss out on this insightful episode to help you in your daily school-based practice!

    Click here to check out the OT Schoolhouse Goal Bank


    Listen now to learn the following objectives:



    Learners will identify the purpose and benefits of creating and using a goal bank for school-based OT

    Learners will understand the process of templatizing goals and customizing criteria and accommodations

    Learners will be able to apply strategies for organizing and categorizing goals to create their own goal templates.View the full show notes & transcript

    Thanks for tuning in!

    Thanks for tuning into the OT Schoolhouse Podcast brought to you by the OT Schoolhouse Collaborative Community for school-based OTPs. In OTS Collab, we use community-powered professional development to learn together and implement strategies together.

    Don't forget to subscribe to the show and check out the show notes for every episode at OTSchoolhouse.com

    See you in the next episode!

    • 36 min
    The Kawa Model in Education: Supporting Students by Supporting Teachers

    The Kawa Model in Education: Supporting Students by Supporting Teachers

    Dive into the OT Schoolhouse Podcast's latest episode, where Jayson welcomes Amy Crosby, whose innovative application of the Kawa Model in education is cultivating an oasis of calm for educators amidst the tempest of school day chaos.

    Join us as Amy reveals how a simple yet profound shift in supporting teachers can ripple into improved classroom dynamics and personal well-being, backed by her engaging workshop results.

    Don't miss out on this insightful journey through the lens of the Kawa Model to cultivate professional and personal fulfillment for you and the teachers you serve.

    Tune in, and let's navigate the turbulent waters of education together!

    Learning Objectives: 
    Identify and describe the core concepts of using the Kawa model to support teachers as introduced by Amy Crosby in school-based occupational therapy.

    Recognize the environmental and personal stress factors in educational settings that were highlighted during the workshop.

    Recall the strategies for stress reduction taught in the workshop, including deep breathing and thought reframing.Click here to view the full show notes

    Thanks for tuning in!

    Thanks for tuning into the OT Schoolhouse Podcast brought to you by the OT Schoolhouse Collaborative Community for school-based OTPs. In OTS Collab, we use community-powered professional development to learn together and implement strategies together.

    Don't forget to subscribe to the show and check out the show notes for every episode at OTSchoolhouse.com

    See you in the next episode!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Navigating AI as a School-Based Practitioner

    Navigating AI as a School-Based Practitioner

    Are you curious to understand how OTPs can use AI?
    Tune in as Jayson Davies, MA, OTR/L, dives into the future of AI and occupational therapy. 
    Discover how AI tools like Chat GPT can change your approach to evaluations, IEP planning, and beyond while ensuring ethical practice and preserving confidentiality. 
    Whether it's creating personalized goals, drafting treatment plans, or enhancing service delivery, Jayson discusses the potential of AI to level the playing field and optimize OT services. 
    Whether you're a tech-savvy OTP or an AI novice, this episode will educate, and inspire you to harness the power of AI in your daily practice.


    Listen now to learn the following objectives:
    Learners will identify ways in which school-based practitioners can use AI to support themselves and their students.

    Learners will understand the role of AI and tools to assist in the development of treatment plans, documentation, and monitoring of student progress.

    Learners will identify the importance of ethical considerations and maintaining confidentiality when integrating AI into school-based practice.
    Thanks for tuning in!

    Thanks for tuning into the OT Schoolhouse Podcast brought to you by the OT Schoolhouse Collaborative Community for school-based OTPs. In OTS Collab, we use community-powered professional development to learn together and implement strategies together.

    Don't forget to subscribe to the show and check out the show notes for every episode at OTSchoolhouse.com

    See you in the next episode!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
181 Ratings

181 Ratings

hokieOT ,

Episode 95

This was great! I would like more Q&A episodes.

CurlyOT ,

Wealth of information

I’m a seasoned OT who just transitioned to virtual school-based practice in Fall 2021. This podcast covers a nice breadth of topics. I appreciate the variety. Thank you!

Dr Moira ,

Great for new and seasoned school OTs

OT Schoolhouse is fantastic. I’m a seasoned therapist but newer to schools. I began with the first podcast and began working backwards. I have pages of notes. I’ve shared some of the things I’ve learned with coworkers. We each have learned something new. The podcast exposed me to several aspects of being a school OT which helped me to know what questions to ask to better prepare me to be a better OT.

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