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The Impact of an Outdoor Camp on Behavioral Regulation and Praxis in Children

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The Impact of an Outdoor Camp on Behavioral Regulation and Praxis in Children

Self Paced
$20 ($15 for OTAC Members)
.5 Contact Hour

This course is created by the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado.

If you need assistance or accommodations, please contact us at Info@AspireOT.us
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Behavioral regulation and praxis skills are both crucial to childhood participation and performance in human occupation. This research examined the impact of a 5-day outdoor camp (Camp Jabiru) with integrated occupational therapy supports on behavioral regulation and praxis in children with sensory processing, praxis, and behavioral challenges.

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

Presented by: Emily B. Tull, OTR/L, MSOT, EP-C
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Learning objectives
After completion of this occupational therapy continuing education course, participants will be able to:
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the complexity surrounding behavioral regulation and praxis as it relates to human occupation.
  • Explore the possible affordances outdoor camps with integrated occupational therapy supports can have on childhood behavior and motor skills.
  • Discuss the unique relationship between behavioral regulation and praxis.
Instructor bio
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Emily B. Tull, OTR/L, MSOT, EP-C
OTAC Guest Instructor

Emily Tull is a recent Colorado State University MSOT graduate interested in nature-based therapy, emerging settings, community accessibility, and pediatrics. Emily completed a thesis at CSU with her advisors, Shelly J. Lane, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA, Anita C. Bundy, ScD, OTR, FAOTA, and Hannah Burke, OTR/L, MSOT, on the impact of an intensive outdoor camp on behavioral regulation and praxis in children. Emily completed her final fieldwork in August 2022, at a nature-based pediatric outpatient clinic in Washington state.

Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Complete payment or OTAC membership log in for course enrollment
  • View the video(s) for the full duration
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
Live Courses and Webinars
Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at info@aspireot.us within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

Course Author

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This occupational therapy continuing education course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program.