OT / COTA Network Mtg and Online Video Course

The online course will be offered for continuing education credit

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 8
Agency Contact: Lisa Misco
Agency Assistant: Sue Schuettpelz 920-855-2114 Ext. 232
Location: CESA 8
223 West Park Street
Gillett, WI 54124
Facility: Aspen
2/14/2019 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM 8:00 AM Registration, as we will start promptly at 8:30

Attend this workshop for some awesome networking with your colleagues, as well as participating in the Online video course. 

Differentiating Sensory from Behavior

It is estimated that up to 15% of children are labeled with emotional and behavior disorders, exhibiting problem behaviors that interfere with learning, relationships, and participation in daily activities. Many of these children have received multiple diagnoses such as autism, ADHD, ODD and sensory issues. Some of these children are simply labeled as "bad" and left to fall through the cracks. Research shows that systemic use of outdated approaches to controlling behaviors are not addressing the needs, while new research is emerging that supports methods teaching skills, fostering self-regulation and building social-emotional intelligence as ways to significantly reduce the impact of challenging behaviors.

This one day, dynamic workshop will examine current trends and perspectives on behavior and ask you to examine your own beliefs that influence how you manage behavior in the children you work with, educate, and raise. Participants will be introduced to a strength-based, problem solving approach to addressing behaviors across multiple settings. Drawing on the work of experts in a variety of related fields, this presentation will focus on how to clarify the problem, find solutions, and implement strategies that work. Participants will learn to identify the difference between sensory-based behaviors, how to focus on strengths, best methods for quick solutions, and how to collaborate effectively for continued success. Participants will leave this workshop equipped with practical, effective strategies you can implement tomorrow.

Course Highlights

  • Understand the latest research as well as the neurological, psychological, and social-emotional foundations for behavior
  • Identify the root of behaviors relating to sensory differences and sensory processing disorders
  • Hands-on interactive labs to effectively treat sensory related behaviors to promote self-regulation in all children
  • Methods to prevent even the most challenging behaviors including task avoidance, emotional outbursts, lack of motivation, not following directions, oppositional responses and task refusal
  • Integrate a strengths based, problem solving approach with effective treatment methods to support positive treatment outcomes across all settings
  • Educate parents, teachers, and others about the importance of understanding, empathy and skill building for eliminating challenging behaviors

Each person will take the test separately and you will need a score of 75% or higher to receive your certificate.

We do have to pre-register names with the online company, so the registration deadline will be enforced.  No late registrations will be accepted. After the registration deadline, there will be no refunds.  Registrants will have access to the online course after the in-service date to review or complete the course.

Once you register, you will receive an email confirmation that will ask you for additional information to be sent to Sue Schuettpelz at CESA 8. 

In the event you have specific questions regarding the online course, please contact; Janet Meydam, OT at

Cost:   $170.00 per participant for CESA 8, 2018-19, PDforSESS member districts. This includes the course fee, lunch and snacks.

           $225.00 per participant for non-member districts.

DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS: Due to varied dietary restrictions, CESA 8 cannot guarantee that all special dietary accommodations can be met. CESA 8 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary restrictions with advance notice, but please plan accordingly. CANCELLATION POLICY: Any registration cancellation must be received 7 days prior to the scheduled date to receive a refund or avoid invoicing. CESA 8 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA 8 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. Registered participants not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 8 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. Participants will be notified via email through if a cancellation occurs. Please make sure all of your contact information is correct in