Overview

PDT-TchGN-71

A Taste of The Drive Thru Menu Suite (K-5): Building Strength, Focus and Self-Regulation via Movement

If you are a Pre-K or Elementary teacher, you know that sitting for long periods of time may affect student’s ability to focus, attend and connect with the curriculum you want them to access. Today we will dive into the research behind utilizing movement throughout the classroom day. In your materials, you will learn sensory related exercises to “feed” the sensory system, helping with focus and attentional needs. You will also learn exercises to build the muscles of these small bodies to help with writing, sitting and eye/hand coordination. We then will explore curriculum content and learn how to combine movement with learning. Take away the Drive Thru Menu Kits of your choice (when you register) and implement them tomorrow in your classroom or educational practice. Check out Tere's work at her TheraPro site to begin thinking about which works best for your classroom!

Instructor Bios

PDT-TchGN-71

A Taste of The Drive Thru Menu Suite (K-5): Building Strength, Focus and Self-Regulation via Movement

  • 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."

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