Bring Hands on Approaches to your school, facility, or community! Our therapists teach basic and advanced workshops on sensory integration, reflex integration, behavioral management, classroom management and parent training. If there is a specific topic that your facility is interested in learning about, please contact us and we will do our best to target the topic of interest that best suits your therapists, parents, teachers, and professionals.
Hands on Approaches offers periodic continuing education courses for professional therapists and educators. Our courses are accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy.
Social Thinking: Zooming In - December 13, 2018
Do you know a child who is academically bright, scores well on standardized tests and succeeds at individual assignments... and yet somehow causes disasters when she's part of working in a group and routinely fails to understand the social nuances of her peers?
That child is most likely a concrete learner. In order to help her reach her full potential in social and academic success, she needs the right tools. As her teacher, therapist or parent – you need them, too.
Social Thinking: Zooming In will give you strategies for enabling perspective taking, social awareness and relationship building in the child who takes everything literally.
This course will be given by Michelle Garcia Winner, M.A., CCC-SLP, the originator of the Social Thinking methodology.
Knowledgeable, caring, and professional - these words describe Amy and Evelyn Guttmann to a T. Parents sing their praises, teachers look to them for instructional guidance, and students simply grow and flourish!
Amy and Evelyn are educated in the latest techniques and strategies for helping children with sensory integration, body awareness, and OT challenges. They are successful because they study the whole child and understand what makes each individual child tick.
They are successful because they collaborate with every person who touches the life of the child - parents and teachers alike.
And, they are successful because when they take on a child as a client - the needs of that child become paramount - and that child has the best possible chance to reach their maximum potential.
As the early childhood director of a preschool, I have witnessed first-hand the remarkable and impressive work that Amy and Evelyn do with the children, and in training parents and teachers as well. Wow, what a team!