A PROGRAM WHERE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS COMBINE THEIR KNOWLEDGE WITH THE POWER OF TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE LIFE CHANGING RESULTS
The iPads at School Program has been online since 2013, teaching Occupational Therapists from across the globe how to apply smart technology strategies to allow their clients to gain the skills they need.
So even if....
You are an OT that feels that the iPad is just for academic work. I will show you how it can develop all skills and what your role is.
You are an OT that doesn't have an iPad in your hands. You can still apply the strategies and concept and empower others to develop skills.
You are an OT that has just graduated and you are not working with kids (like you would like to). You will prepare yourself for the position.
You are an OT that has experience in a technology-based clinic. I have shared new strategies and approaches with OTs in various positions.
You are an OT that works with adults. The skills taught in the iPads at School Course will develop all skills (adult or child)
But what is really happening?
Are you using an app list to offer to others without really knowing what skills the apps are working on but you feel that the apps were recommended...so?
Are you overwhelmed when looking for apps for your clients, so you prefer to stay away from technology when possible?
Are you feeling that others can work with the iPad and apps and that OTs have a limited role? Or you are secretly hoping teachers and parents won't ask you about the iPad or apps because you just don't have the confidence to give them the answers or make the recommendations for your client?
But you are HERE now! And as an Occupational Therapist or school professional, you are ready to embrace the power of technology and use it to promote skill development in a whole new way with the iPads at School Program.
It's time for solutions. Gaining the confidence you need. Having new tools ready for todays clients. Knowing what the 'best' apps look like.
Having a certification to show your knowledge. And the opportunity to gain more skills with each level of the iPads at School Program!
You will receive my app list with over 75 apps listed in various categories. Each will have their own links to the iTunes store to help you get started. Yup! It's that easy to get started with your own list!
You will explore the reasons why technology may not be successful after you make your recommendations. I will give you the tools to troubleshoot obstacles so your client can experience success with technology.
The iPads at school Program starts here:
What will you gain with this training?
You will know WHY Occupational Therapists need to use the iPad, Apps and technology to support skill development so that you can approach using technology in a more confident way.
You will start to INTEGRATE the iPad and Apps into your assessment process so that you know how the client interacts with the device and what skills can be developed with the selected apps.
You will create your OWN app list based on YOUR caseload needs so that you are ready to recommend as app or program based on the skills your client needs to develop
You will be able to FIND and IDENTIFY the BEST apps for your client's needs so that your client is focusing on develop the right skills in order to make the progress they need in school.
You will know who to CUSTOMIZE apps to ensure they are supporting your client's needs so that they are receiving the support they need to develop skills and independence at home and school.
You will KNOW how technology and apps can support various skills so that you can apply technology to every area of a client's life -- when you see a need.
Who created IPads at school'?
I did! And I am just like YOU!
I am Susan Schenk. The creator of the iPads at School Levelled Program.
I am an Occupational Therapist that worked in the school, home and community setting for 20 years in Ontario, Canada. And I've worked in all areas!! Fine motor skills. Visual perceptual skills. Communication access. Writing & Printing skills. Sensory skills. Life skills. etc. etc.
I know what OTs can provide clients -- we are awesome! Just saying!
I also know, as OTs we can come up against some barriers which stop us from moving forward (but I have a few solutions for that as well!)
Technology and smart strategies to skill development is my thing. So let's work together and show others what OTs can do!
I have my Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy Degree from The University of Western Ontario. (before that I received my Fitness Diploma from Fanshawe College)
I am in good standing with my Canadian Occupational Therapy College.
I am a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.
I am an Author. My book is on Amazon and it's called "Beyond Ok: From Invisible to Invincible" ( and yes, I talk about being an OT in this book. You've got to read it!)
I am a Speaker and have presented at a number of conferences (OSOT Breaking Barriers Conference in Mississauga, Ontario, For Social Good Conference, Toronto, Ontario. Shine Live, Kelowna B.C. NF Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia)
How does the iPads at School Program work?
Ah, it's so easy to invest in your OT future!
You will enroll in the iPads at School Program by clicking on the blue ENROLL NOW below! It will take you to the IPADS AT SCHOOL PROGRAM Page -- you will see the cost and the modules you will cover.
From there you will create your username (just type in your name, nothing fancy) and your password (something you will remember) for the iPads at School Program. You will then pay for the Course by credit card.
You will log into the iPads at School Program and the training begins! You will see the videos, the Reflection Question area, and the Action Sheets that you can download and print off to take with you!
When you complete the iPads at School Program, you will receive a certificate and then you are ready to move onto the next course -- such as Click to School Success or my mini course Keyboarding Skills Made Easy.
The results of the of iPads at school Program:
what will you take-away?
You will be confident in using the iPad, Apps and technology overall as an Occupational Therapist.
You will have your own app list created for YOUR caseload needs.
You will have new strategies and resources to support your client's needs such as knowing how to set up the interior of the iPad and customize apps.
You will know what to do when there is limited success with technology and eliminate these barriers.
You will know how to start assessing using the iPad and specific apps.
You will have YOUR NAME listed on the Technology & Tools for kids website (with a link to your site) so parents and other support services can find you when they are looking for additional support when it comes to smart technology strategies and skill development! (to increase your OT business!)
And you will receive an iPads at School Level One Program Certificate for your own records! (or post on your wall!)
Finally! You will have a PRE-MADE workshop you can use to support the parents and the school staff in your area. (free or for profit workshops -- it's your choice)
If you are not satisfied with the iPads at School Program after you work through and complete the modules, you will receive a refund. No problem.
1. HOW MANY EDUCATIONAL HOURS PER LEVEL?
15 Educational Hours for each Level. A certificate is provided to submit to your College or State.