Tai Chi for Children-
February 11, 2017 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
*Registration begins at 7:30. Continental Breakfast provided.
Tai Chi for Children is an interactive workshop where you will learn to apply the principles of Tai Chi for therapeutic benefit in children.
Tai Chi is the fastest growing form of exercise in the Western world, and is considered “moving meditation”. Recent studies have shown the benefits of mindfulness and meditation in children for improved learning and life performance.
This workshop teaches Tai Chi principles and the benefits of Tai Chi as an evidence based therapeutic intervention. Emphasis is placed on making Tai Chi accessible to the younger population through use of play and mental imagery.
Participants will learn to use Tai Chi as a therapeutic modality for addressing sensory processing, motor planning, focus and attention, strength and balance. They will also learn how to modify Tai Chi forms for the intended population and setting for best therapeutic benefit.
You won't be bored at this workshop! You'll be too busy moving and doing. All movement activities are slow, safe and suitable for individuals of all abilities.
At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to:
- Apply the principles of Tai Chi practice for various pediatric settings
- Understand and execute simple Tai Chi form for therapeutic use and application
- Apply Tai Chi principles to address sensory modulation and attention deficits
- Use mental imagery and play as strategies to implement Tai Chi principles for therapeutic benefit
- Modify Tai Chi for various levels and abilities of children on caseloads
- Access Tai Chi resources for further development and use in practice
- Identify uses for Tai Chi as an intervention in both clinical and school settings
- Understand Tai Chi as an Evidenced Based Practice through literature review and discussion
Susan Thompson, OTR is a dynamic presenter and promises to make this a fun and engaging day!
Learning Objectives are measured through small group participation, applied learning activities and short question and answer strategies throughout the workshop.
Please see website for course outline, CEU details, presenter details, cancelation policy.
This Course satisfies requirements for 7 hours of CEU credits for Texas Occupational Therapists; Type II
AOTA – Handy Learning is an AOTA approved provider. This course satisfies .7 AOTA CEUs; 7.0 Contact hours. Intermediate. AOTA Category I: Domain of Occupational Therapy: Areas of Occupation, Category II: Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention. .1 CEUs/1.0 Contact hour per module. 6 modules total for .7 CEUs/7.0 Contact hours
NBCOT – This course satisfies 8.75 PDUs toward NBCOT renewal for Occupational Therapists
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An enrolled participant may cancel their registration up to two weeks prior for a full refund. Less than two weeks, the participant can transfer their registration to another workshop, or to another person without penalty. There are NO refunds two weeks prior to the workshop.
Handy Learning, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any point and will not be held responsible for any damages incurred due to cancellation. If a workshop is cancelled, Handy Learning, Inc. will offer a full refund to registrants, or upon request, a transfer of registration to another Handy Learning, Inc. workshop.
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Handy Learning, Inc.
Handy Learning, Inc. is a therapy owned continuing education company. We specialize in adult health and wellbeing as well as child development. Handy Learning, Inc. is an AOTA approved provider. APP #6126.