LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Sensory Diets and Brain Breaks not enough?
Are you tired of trying to apply older strategies to a New Normal with children that are more distracted, more disorganized, and more neurologically diverse than previous generations?
This generation of kids face a unique set of challenges growing up in a screen-based world. And they need you to help them figure out how to focus, manage digital distractions, avoid tech addiction, and find a balance between screen time and movement.
SIGN UP FOR THE LEVEL 1 BODY ACTIVATED LEARNING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM TO LEARN:
The unique challenges of an iPhone Generation.
Why sensory diets, wiggle breaks, brain breaks, and mindfulness fall short in supporting children’s ability to self-regulate, attend, and focus in a digital world.
A new sensory-based framework for meeting the needs of a screen time generation.
How to use the Body Activated Learning FrameworkTM with different populations such as children diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, and Fragile X Syndrome.
Strategies for using Body Activated LearningTM in the school, community, and at home.
Who is the Body Activated LearningTM Certification appropriate for?
Children's Program Directors
Learning Pod Proctors
After-School Program Staff
Anyone working with children who have difficulty with self-regulation, focus, and activity participation
Wondering what more you can do to support children with specialized learning needs in a New Normal?
In school, shared materials are out. Moving around the classroom, flexible seating, and calming corners are on hold until further notice. We need a new plan to support children both in and out of school so they can avoid tech addictions while building the skills and habits to become the leaders of tomorrow. Body Activated LearningTM is a proprietary framework created specifically for a new generation of learners suffering from digital eye strain, tech neck, increasing emotional dysregulation, and changes in brain development linked to using screens for more than two hours per day. While paperless learning becomes increasingly popular for educating today’s youth, there are significant implications for development.
If you work with children or have your own, you can’t afford not to educate yourself. Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to make a difference in the lives of children who need your guidance. Learn how to balance screen time, sensory-supportive movement, and self care strategies in as little as 3 minutes embedded throughout the day.
The framework is clear and concise, rooted in science, and incorporates strategies utilized by sensory integrative occupational therapists during treatment.
Meet your trainer and the creator of Body Activated LearningTM
Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L
I have always had a passion for empowering the people closest to a child with sensory processing deficits to see them through a new lens in order to create a plan to support learning and self-regulation. To that end, I created the Body Activated Learning Handbook along with provider certification programs and a parent coaching program to empower the community to better support children with diverse neurosensory needs. The handbook is an easy, non-technical reference to make the complicated subject of sensory processing understandable for the non-therapist but still rooted in science and research. I speak nationally to educators, therapists, counselors, and psychologists on balancing technology with sensory "smart" movement techniques with a digital generation in mind.
Now is the time to empower the entire community to support children with sensory and learning needs growing up in a digital world.
DON'T WAIT! SIGN UP NOW TO GET ACCESS TO THIS CERTIFICATION.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are there any additional resources provided?Once you complete each training module and correctly answer the certification questions, you will receive access to bonus worksheets and materials to help you implement the concepts of the Body Activated Learning framework.
- When do I get my certificate?Once all four modules have been completed along with the quizzes and final survey, you will receive a certificate of completion.
- Should I take this if I plan to work with children with special needs?
Absolutely. This certification is a great addition to a resume when applying for a job working with children with special needs and provides a strong foundation of knowledge to help you work with children who have a variety of diagnoses.
- I downloaded the 6-step Guide to Optimize Your Child's Sensory Diet, is this the same thing?
No, but that is a great start! It builds on the same foundation but is a formalized course designed to give you tools and strategies for implementation across home, school, and community settings either in groups or 1:1.
- Will this be appropriate even if I am not a teacher or other professional?
Yes, this course is an introductory level course and appropriate for anyone who knows or works with children who have learning, attention, and sensory needs. Additional levels of certification will be offered in 2022 for anyone looking to continue to build their professional skillset.
- I already bought your Body Activated Learning Book. How is this different?
The book is a great foundation. This course expands on the information in the Handbook while showing you how to apply the concepts in different environments and with different populations.
- I work from home and don't have a lot of time to help my child. Is this program still useful for me?
Yes! Many of the strategies can be done in just a few minutes a day. It is easy to build into your family's schedule if you create an action plan that fits your family's needs.
- What kind of support can I get if I get stuck?
You can write questions directly to Aubrey at any time within each module and she will respond. There is also a Google Group you will be added to where common questions will be added to conversation threads and content can be searched at any time.
- Will this program be helpful for me if my child has diagnosed learning or attention difficulties?
Yes! This course is designed to meet the needs of parents and people working with neurologically diverse children. However, it may not be appropriate for children with more complex medical, cognitive, or behavioral needs without modification and support.
- Do I need to use a special program to access the materials?
No, just internet access and your login details. It's also helpful to have a gmail account to use the spreadsheets we are sharing with you to make planning easier
- Can I share this with a friend?
No, each parent has their own unique log in. However, if you enjoy the course, I would love it if you would share it with others who may benefit.
- Can this be accessed without the internet?
No. The course and materials are only available online. However, you have the ability to print out all workbooks and planning materials to support your ability to execute the strategies discussed without having to rewatch the training modules
Sign up today! $197 VALUE. This course provides an innovative solution to the problems of a digital generation. Empower yourself today with the knowledge and tools to give kids a roadmap and foundation for balancing screen time and movement.
Is this program right for you?
Listen to Aubrey’s interview on the Need to Know Podcast with special education lawyer Dana Jonson to find out more about the framework and the unique challenges of children growing up in a world of technology.