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WEBINAR: Ready Bodies, Learning Minds: Cultivating the Complete Child

ESC-20 provides training and resources for special education related services. A related services cooperative is also available to assist in finding related service providers to support students with disabilities.

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The Ready Bodies, Learning Minds© program emphasizes the powerful and essential connection between motor and sensory development and the ability to perform the many tasks necessary for independence, behavioral control, and academic achievement. The results of an action study involving approximately 200 students and the Ready Bodies Motor Lab will also be discussed as well as classroom strategies. We recognize physical activity is important to learning, but why? And how do we address this in schools? RBLM explores our physiological systems within the context of the Dynamics Systems Theory of Development and our current culture of education.

The second day of the program includes further development of the theoretical framework along with multiple demonstrations of lab set-up and activities. The Ready Bodies Motor Labs are designed to be implemented as an individual intervention to be used by a therapist, as a classroom center or activity, as an adaptive physical education, or as a campus-wide curriculum. The program is simple to administer, does not require specific referrals, and can be used for all students. Videos of motor lab examples and audience participation are included.

After this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Show knowledge of sensory-motor development including visual, auditory, tactile and proprioceptive and vestibular systems.
• Display an understanding of primary movement patterns (or reflex development) and the theories of the effect on the school age child.
• Describe the connection between sensory-motor learning, motor planning and the skills crucial to academic success.
• Describe the components necessary for a Motor Lab as an intervention for an individual, as a classroom strategy, and as a support system for an entire campus.

Presenter:  Athena Oden, P.T.

This program has been submitted to the Texas Physical Therapy Association for 12 hours of continuing education credit.

This program has been submitted for approval of 12 clock hours of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(12) CEU
(12) CPE - TEA Provider #015950
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Julia Eyer
Athena Oden
Julia Eyer
Date Time Location
12/8/2021 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Other, Region 20 ESC District - Zoom Meeting 10
12/9/2021 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Other, Region 20 ESC District - Zoom Meeting 10
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