On June 21st, the first day of Beat the Heat 2018, Patricia Obrzut, MS, OTR/L will present a full day session: Active Learning: Given the Opportunity, Any Child Can Learn! Active learning, an innovative approach developed by Dr. Lilli Nielsen, emphasizes that all individuals learn best by active participation. For students with multiple disabilities, active participation is achieved by creating an enriched environment that fosters independent and appropriate developmental learning.
Join Patty as she discusses the principles of the Active Learning approach, and how to increase students’ functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical, self-injurious or aggressive behaviors.
On Day 2 (June 22nd), she will provide 2 breakout sessions. The first, Promoting Comprehending Hands through Active Learning will focus on detailed Active Learning strategies emphasizing those fine motor skills typically achieved from birth to two years. The second, Early Learning & Movement: An Active Learning Perspective will focus on how individuals with multiple special needs progress from reflexive and unintentional movements to intentional movements.
Patty is the Assistant Director at the Perickton Center for Blind Children, a private non-profit organization serving blind, special needs children ages 1-12 years. Mr. Obrzut has a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has been implementing programming for special need children since 1992. In 2002 she received the permission of Dr. Lilli Nielsen to provide Active Learning educational trainings. She is considered an expert in the use of Active Learning strategies, equipment, techniques, assessment tools, and curriculum. We are excited to have her at this conference!
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from an expert in Active Learning for students with multiple special needs! Register for Workshop #SU1836780. Patty’s full day session is not included in the BTH virtual conference.
For more information and to see the complete conference schedule, visit our Beat the Heat Conference website.