Voice Colors Yoga is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 005500 This distance learning interactive training is offered at 3.0 CEUs at the beginning / intermediate level, service delivery and foundational knowledge.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.
The Yoga for Autism training prepares Occupational Therapy practitioners to implement a visual communication-based yoga program for clients with autism.
The following learning outcomes will be attained in the Yoga for Autism training:
1 - Learners will develop an understanding of autism as a systems disorder that can affect sleep, digestion, allergies and other systems of the body
2 - Learners will recognize why stress management and overall health are essential for the autistic population, understand the barriers that can prevent autistic individuals from accessing stress management and overall wellness, and learn to utilize a visual communication-based approach to yoga to provide access to stress management and overall wellness.
3 - Learners will gain familiarity through both observation and practice with a variety of visual teaching supports including the provided visual yoga curriculum, utilizing environmental supports and physical modeling
1-Learners will design a 20-30 minute yoga session that effectively incorporates the following visual supports: 1 visual schedule, 5 or more yoga sequences and 1 environmental support (such as props or hand/foot markers on the yoga mat)
2 - Learners will present their 20-30 minute yoga session (supervised practical application), demonstrating a satisfactory use of the Voice Colors visual yoga curriculum, teaching scripts and instructional methods
3 - In addition to receiving a graded rubric from course instructors, learners will reflect on their performance and self-identify 2-3 areas of growth or improvement
Successful completion of the Yoga for Autism training requires:
1-Live attendance and participation in all scheduled course sessions for a total of 30 contact hours
2 - Satisfactory completion of a 20-30 minute teaching practicum (supervised practical application) as measured by a graded rubric to be provided in advance
A detailed course agenda will be provided upon registration for the Yoga for Autism training.
Instructional methods include:
-Experiential learning via participation in Voice Colors Yoga sessions
-Lecture, discussion and powerpoint presentations
-Video footage of Voice Colors Yoga students in action
-Participation in a livestream class with autistic students
-Readings including detailed case studies and related articles
-Group practice teaching opportunities with instructor feedback
-Individual practicum teaching session with peer feedback, an instructor graded rubric and self-reflection
The instructors for the Yoga for Autism training, Hannah Gould and Eve Megargel, have no relevant financial or non-financial relationships to disclose
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