Unlocking Your Para Potential

Paraprofessional Impact (M.S. and H.S.)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Fall 2020 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.

Are you feeling discouraged with your role in facilitating your students in a middle or high school setting? Come to this workshop to explore a variety of ways to reach, connect with, and serve these students. Focus on environmental interventions, how to work with students to help them “make sense” of curriculum demands, and, finally, how to truly connect with your student’s style of learning. We will consider executive functioning abilities, motor skills, alertness and attentional skills, as well as consider dependency vs. promotion of independence.

Instructor Bios


Paraprofessional Impact (M.S. and H.S.)

  • Tere Bowen-Irish

    Tere Bowen-Irish, OTR/L, has practiced occupational therapy in pediatrics and psychiatry for over 35 years. For the past 30 years her primary focus has been school system delivery of OT services. She works part-time in public schools and has a private practice, All the Possibilities, Inc. She also offers workshops for parents, therapists, and educators, with an emphasis on prevention, wellness and classroom management for all school-aged children. She has completed intermediate training as a Life Coach through Coaches Training Institute in San Raphael, CA, and she is a Certified Yogakids teacher (CYKT), incorporating yoga, movement, mindfulness and relaxation techniques into her practice with children. She is author of "The Drive Thru Menu Series" (Therapro Inc. Publications) and a self-published book that can be adapted for all children called "Yoga and Me, Come be a Tree."

09:00am - 03:30pm
Portsmouth - 231 Corporate Drive
Tere Bowen-Irish
169.00 Tuition (includes lunch)