Schedule an Inservice or Workshop
Ms. Henry is now scheduling in-services and workshops worldwide. These can
be a portion of a comprehensive education or special education program. They are
extremely beneficial when conducted stand-alone, with all community participants
(administrators, teachers, counselors, local or staff therapists, physicians,
and parents) attending. Ms. Henry enjoys speaking to large groups. Please see
the ATEACHABOUT workshop
schedule for upcoming events in your area, or for contact information for
scheduling your own.
The Sensory Integration (SI)
Tool Kit workshop can be your first answer to
complaints or resistance to inclusion. Different students do indeed
have varied needs. Yet for some students, their challenging behaviors
can stem from simple needs for sensory integration and strategies
to enhance sensory processing.
Tools for Teachers video/dvd provides
an overview of some of the most common classroom problems. It provides a beneficial
overview of 'Tools' to deal with those problems with a win-win-win for administration,
teachers, parents, and students alike.
Tools for Teachers video/dvd shows
how you can benefit from the most recent advances in brain research! There are
increasing numbers of students with special needs whose sensory needs bring classroom
disruptions - hindering the presentation of necessary curriculum. Students with
these needs unmet may not only have their own learning hindered, but also may
make the entire teaching job harder, as they try to find their own coping methods.
Yet, with simple, fun, activities that are beneficial to the entire class, many
of these students become citizens of merit - adding their own best sides to the
class, instead of enduring seemingly constant disciplinary actions.
Tools for Teachers video/dvd in
a less than 20 minute presentation, illustrates both the problems AND typical
solutions. It gives an explanatory introduction, then goes on to give illustrations.
Your staff and parents can see:
- Teachers' hesitancy to include OT, calmed as they see that it works!
- Students who now can understand why they are touchy or easily distracted.
- These needs are not at all uncommon, and that many, if not most, adults
have common coping skills that are paralleled by OT strategies.
- WHY some children are disruptive in class.
- Hand games that develop dexterity for commonly needed tasks, like the pencil
walk, and how simple grips can make an enormous difference in penmanship.
- The crucial importance of activities, which have long been thought of as
"just for fun", as well as rules that have routinely placed janitorial
convenience above educational necessities.
Tools for Students video/dvd
gets specific. Designed for in-class use, and as a demonstration for working groups
for teachers' in-service program or other continuing education needs, a full 26
exercises are each presented clearly in a couple of minutes.
Tool Chest: for Teachers, Parents & Students
handbook is the perfect companion for the videos/dvds. Volume discounts are available.
This handbook is quite usable in work and planning sessions, plus provides a hardcopy
for staff and parents.
Special for Districts and other Groups
Administrators and group leaders are finding that multiple copies of the videos/dvds
are greatly beneficial. (E.g. one copy of the TOOLKIT
for the administration, one Tools for
Teachers video/dvd per building, and up to one-per-classroom,
or one-per-roaming television of the Tools
for Students video/dvd). Also, at least one copy
of the Tool Chest
handbook per teacher, helper, and advisor is a practical minimum.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for
information regarding volume discounts of our materials.
If you would like to receive additional information on our products and workshops,
or would like to be contacted, please fill out our on-line information
Henry OT Services, Inc
4000 Pipit Place, Flagstaff, AZ 86004