May 17 / Rose Adams, OTD, OTR/L

Question and Answer with Aspire OT Instructor Rose Adams, OTD, OTR/L

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Welcome to our guest!

Rose Adams, OTD, OTR/L 

Aspire OT is always excited to celebrate OTs, OTAs, and students who make an impact. Rose Adams, OTD, OTR/L specializes in supporting children with neurodiverse needs in a variety of settings. She also serves as a academic mentor and as a general mentor to  current and future OT practitioners. We recently welcomed her to our  Aspire OT instructor family!   

In this blog, Rose answers some questions about our newest webinar that she debuts later this month, "Beyond Tabletop: Creative & Practical Activities for Supporting Motor Skills in OT".

Who did you have in mind when you created this course?
This course is really aimed at OT practitioners who are currently working or planning to work with young children within school-based settings. Also, if an OT practitioner is looking for creative ways to enhance their motor skill interventions or to better connect fine motor interventions to childhood occupations, this course is going to be really helpful.

What was the inspiration behind this course?
As an occupational therapy practitioner (OTP), I have enjoyed working in school-based settings. However, one of the gaps that I have observed is the lack of knowledge on the role of OTPs among children with disabilities. Often, we are known for “fine motor” skills. What about the other skills and areas that we address? What about addressing childhood occupations? How can we show others that we are more, and we do more than just fine motor? I see this course as an invitation to Go Beyond!

Tell us more about the course itself.
Beyond Tabletop was created to help inform and educate others on the distinct roles of OTPs within school-based settings and to share creative and practical ways for OTPs to enhance motor skill interventions when working with young children.
When we go Beyond, we become more than just fine motor specialists.
For those that join us for the live, interactive webinar, we will be walking through some information and examples together so that we will be able to:
• Describe common childhood occupations addressed by OTPs within school-based settings.
• Describe the benefits of fine motor interventions to support educational participation.
• Discuss creative and practical strategies for enhancing motor skill interventions when working with young children within school-based settings.

What are some takeaways that you are planning to have for the participants?
You will feel more prepared to help inform and educate others on the distinct roles of occupational therapy practitioners within school-based settings. You will leave with some creative and practical strategies to enhance motor skill interventions to support participation and engagement in meaningful childhood occupations. I really see this course as an invitation to Go Beyond together to benefit the children that we serve and our profession!
Instructor bioS
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Rose Adams, OTD, OTR/L
Aspire OT Instructor

Rose Adams, OTD, OTR/L is an occupational therapy practitioner with a clinical focus in pediatrics. She works with children and families of children on the autism spectrum and other neurodiverse needs. Dr. Adams has worked in schools, private practice settings, and community-based programs. She is the executive director at Changing Lives Occupational Therapy, P.C., where she provides consultative occupational therapy services and mentorship for aspiring and current occupational therapy practitioners. She is a contributor at Exceptional Needs Today magazine and an academic mentor at Boston University’s Sargent College post-professional occupational therapy doctorate program. Dr. Adams enjoys developing interactive and engaging educational and training experiences for parents, caregivers, and multi-disciplinary learners. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, playing, and baking with her school-aged twin children. Dr. Adams is delighted to be a part of the Aspire OT family of Instructors. 

Financial: Rose is compensated as an Aspire OT instructor.  She is also the Executive Director at Changing Lives Occupational Therapy, P.C.

Non Financial:  Rose does not have any non-financial disclosures.
Look for Rose's upcoming webinar 

Beyond Tabletop: Creative & Practical Activities for Supporting Motor Skills in OT

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