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    Dynamic Diversification

    How to Incorporate Learning Styles into Your Therapy

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    Appropriate Disciplines


    • Occupational Therapist
    • Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Speech Language Pathology Asst
    • Physical Therapist
    • Physical Therapy Asst

Course Description

There are two ways to participate in this live stream event (BOTH count as LIVE Continuing Education!):

  1. as part of the LIVE STUDIO audience in Gulf Breeze, Florida - Studio audience seats are limited - so register today!
  2. via LIVE STREAM around the world - Live stream participants will login to access the event from their computer and interact with the instructor.

Course time: 8:00 AM Central (9:00 AM Eastern; 6:00 AM Pacific)
As therapist we are faced with teaching individuals’ tasks that are very difficult for them to do. Let’s face it, the mindset of most of our patients is that they have failed or simply can’t do the tasks we ask of them. Clinicians are faced with many decisions daily. How we teach the skills needed is one of them and unfortunately how well we teach affects our outcome measures. Participants will leave this course with a strong foundation and better understanding of the many different learning styles and how to diversify instruction. In addition to diversification of instruction, mindset will be addressed. The instructor will embed differentiated teaching concepts throughout the course to help you be able to apply strategies with your patients the following day. This course will provide support to teachers, therapists and families who feel overwhelmed. It will address the thought of ”I’ve tried the cookbook approach and it did not work, now what?". This course is designed for anyone who is working with toddlers, children, teens and adults that are faced with having to learn tasks they have never been able to do or they were able but now can’t, such as SLP’s, OT’s, PT’s, Social Workers, Counselors and Teachers. Family members are also encouraged to attend. Discussion will include topics such as the eight different learning styles, understanding the spirited child, the learning environment, differentiated instruction and the rationale for differentiating instruction and various types of activities for the learning styles we encounter. It will also look at mindset and understanding its impact on ability, accomplishment and how to influence change.

Course Level: Introductory

Assessment Methods: Q&A, Self-Assessment on Evaluation
For events that are Live Streamed, the streaming participants will verify attendance through codes given throughout course and complete a multiple choice quiz (80% passing score) and evaluation at the end

AOTA Classification Codes:
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the 8 different learning styles
  • Describe a variety of activities and which learning style it is addressing
  • Discuss strategies for teaching the “Spirited Child”
  • Discuss the learning environment
  • Implement various strategies for dealing with distractions in the learning environment
  • Define differentiated instruction
  • Discuss the benefits of using differentiated instruction during therapy
  • Discuss types of mindsets and how they impact outcomes
  • Discuss several ways the mindset of ability and accomplishment play a vital role in success.
  • Implement ways to change mindsets

Jodie Dacy

M.S. CCC-SLP, NDC

Jodie graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders. She has been a practicing speech language pathologist since 1995 with extensive experience in the private sector, school settings and clinical experience in hospital settings which include long term care and outpatient rehab. Jodie became a VitalStim® Provider in 2005. Since then she has utilized this modality in the treatment of dysphagia with both her pediatric and adult patients. Jodie is also a licensed NOMAS® practitioner and certified in NDC (NMES for Dysphagia), MDTP (McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program) and Myofascial Release. She has presented locally and nationally on various topics such as Best Practices, The Benefits of Oral Motor/Feeding Therapy on Articulation/Speech Clarity amongst others. Currently, Jodie serves the Speech Language Pathology profession as a therapist at Val Verde Regional Hospital in TX and as a certified instructor of the VitalStim® Therapy and DINES Specialty Certificate Program for CIAO Seminars.

Financial Disclosure: Jodie receives honoraria from CIAO Seminars for the presentation of this course. She also receives royalties for the purchase of her recorded course(s)
Non-Financial Disclosure: Jodie uses VitalStim Therapy in her practice.

Day 1

08:00 - 08:15
Objectives/Overview
08:15 - 09:30
The various learning styles, the spirited child, and differentiated instruction, the learning environment and dealing with distractions
09:30 - 09:45
Break
09:45 - 11:30
Understanding the mindset and concepts around mindsets: differences on views of failure, effort, ability, accomplishments, self-insight and influenci
11:30 - 12:00
Lunch
12:00 - 12:45
Activities for addressing the various learning styles we encounter
12:45 - 01:30
Break
01:30 - 02:15
Activities for addressing the various learning styles we encounter
02:15 - 02:30
Q&A

Delivery VIA:

  • Live Stream - This course is offered from our Live Stream studio. Watch and interact with the instructor from wherever you are or join us as part of the studio audience in sunny Gulf Breeze, FL.

Contact hours pre-approved for:

  • 5.5 Hrs
  • CIAO is an ASHA Approved Provider #AAWA (0.55 ASHA CEUs) bubble sheet submission required
  • CIAO is an AOTA Approved Provider (0.55 AOTA CEUs)
  • This course meets PDU requirements for NBCOT (5.5 PDUs)
  • This activity is provided by the Texas Board of PT Examiners Accredited Prov #2202009#TX
  • This activity meets continuing competence requirements for PT/PTA license renewal in TX
  • 5.5 Hrs. PT/PTAs in TX (5.5 CCUs)
  • 6.6 Hrs PT/PTAs in NY
  • 6.5 Hrs. OT/COTAs in FL (CE Broker #(#20-698261)

Course meets requirements for:

  • PT/PTAs in AK, AL, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MO, MA, MI, MT, NE, NC, NH, ND, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY


  • The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.



    CIAO is recognized on the NBCOT Provider Registry (meets PDU requirements for NBCOT)



    This course is offered for 0.55 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area



    CIAO Automatically reports to CE Broker for Florida Occupational and Physical Therapists and Assistants. Florida SLPs can either use the ASHA CE Participant Form (Bubble Sheet) or self-submit through CE Broker.


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