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Nov 11, 2020

Today we talk with Aubrey Schmalle, a registered occupational therapist, about Body Activated Learning to support attention and engagement.  This is an innovative, sensory-based program to support attention and engagement in children that can be embedded into the existing curriculum of any school environment. Schools and parents can implement this program as a universal design support for all classrooms to enhance every students’ ability to be more active learners. The outcomes include improved active listening, visual attention, and direction-following as well as greater independent learning skills and enhanced task completion.

A little bit about Aubrey....  After graduating with a bachelor's degree from Boston University in 2002, she completed a specialty fieldwork at a clinic that is a leader in the field of sensory integration research. She continued her studies to obtain advanced certification in sensory integration theory and practice.  Her areas of expertise include functional visual skill development, visual-vestibular integration, praxis, and executive function, and using sound-based therapies to enhance treatment outcomes.

Since 2005, she has developed four in-clinic fieldwork programs and supervised several masters-level occupational therapy students. She also educates parents, teachers, and other professionals on the value of using sensory-based treatment techniques to facilitate learning and speech development.

She has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum and sensory processing disorders, as well as neuromotor impairments, genetic disabilities, and vision impairments.  Aubrey believes that the most effective treatment is one that is dynamic and specific to the child.  As an educator, evaluator, and treating clinician, she strives to provide high quality, individualized treatment interventions. These interventions are designed to help children develop confidence and a desire to explore and engage in the world around them as they continue to learn and grow.

How to contact Aubrey: 
Sensational Achievements is a pediatric occupational therapy clinic specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with sensory processing, autism spectrum, and learning disabilities.
Set up an initial 15 minute phone consult with Aubrey
Visit the Sensational Achievements Youtube Channel for more videos about Body Activated Learning and Distance Learning.
FREE Resources:
 Optimizing your Sensory Diet Digital Download
 Masterclass to implement a sensory diet using Body Activated Learning
Resources for Purchase:
Meltdowns to Motivated Parent Coaching Program
Hardcopy or Ebook version of the Body Activated Learning Handbook and activity expansion packs
Coming Mid-November:  Level 1 Body Activated Learning Certification for parents, paraprofessionals, camp counselors, leaders of distance learning pods, volunteers, and teachers.