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
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.
Optimizing your Sensory Diet Digital Download
Masterclass to implement a sensory diet using Body
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.