Presentation on theme: "CERTIFICATION & COACHING: IM PEDIATRIC BEST PRACTICES MODULE 10: MOVING FORWARD - INCORPORATING IM HOME INTO PEDIATRIC BEST PRACTICES By Mary L Jones,"— Presentation transcript:
CERTIFICATION & COACHING: IM PEDIATRIC BEST PRACTICES MODULE 10: MOVING FORWARD - INCORPORATING IM HOME INTO PEDIATRIC BEST PRACTICES By Mary L Jones, OTR/L, DipCOT Sensational Kids, LLC Brain Focus International, Inc.
Learning Objectives for Module 10 Homework assignment and post-test review from Module 9. Setting up IM-Home for pediatric clients Accessing templates Creating customized exercises Case examples: 2 nd grader and pre-k Review of Module 10 Assignment/Homework
Review of Post-Test from Module 9 1. True or False: An IM provider does not need to have good IM skills in order to run a group IM session. Answer: False
Review of Post-Test from Module 9 2. True or False: During IM groups it is best practice to have each student wear headphones. Answer: False
Review of Post-Test from Module 9 3. True or False: In order to offer IM to groups multiple IM units are required Answer: False
Review of Post-Test from Module 9 4. True or False: It is important for IM providers to be familiar with the signs and symptoms of sensory overload during IM activities. Answer: True
Review of Post-Test from Module 9 5. True or False: Offering group IM programs can increase access of IM training to a broader clinical, educational and performance clientele. Answer: True
The Key to IM Success: Modify for Engagement! Be Spontaneous for Novelty! Increase repetition for Synaptic growth!
Techniques for Success Positioning alternatives Physical Environment Sensory Environment Motivation Strategies Tempo/Timing variance Feedback Strategies Interpreting Data Pacing of activities and themes Duration of tasks and sessions Building Relationships – allowing control Switch choices and Access Following progress through a virtual platform
IM-Home When Should This Option be Considered? Limited 1:1 time with therapist or limited insurance/funding Distance from therapy clinic More costly for a family with multiple family members who wish to undergo IM training Convenience for scheduling reasons Ongoing training is beneficial for a particular client or there is an expectation that training will need to continue to maintain gains (i.e., C.P.) Competitive athlete
Candidacy for IM-Home Based on client’s strengths and deficits Ability to work independently and with family members Flexibility for clinic vs virtual assessments Time constraints Access to technology Financial resources
5 easy steps to set up your first IM-Home client: Accessing IM-Home eClinic Entering IM Provider ID Setting up a new IM-Home client account Choosing an IM-Home training template Customizing training template to pediatrics
Case Example 1: Philippa 7 year old mainstreamed student Recently diagnosed with dyslexia Intuitive, playful, sensitive. Falling behind in class (2 nd grade) Extremely competitive and aware Loves sports, acting, art, outdoor play, dress up.
Case Example 1: Philippa – Selection of Template D with modifications to interests.
I 2 How to set up customized tasks for your client’s IM-Home training program
And don’t forget to SAVE and SHARE your brilliant ideas!
How to supervise and support IM-Home clients Consider your availability Consider length of program by session or time duration Consider your comfort level for communication and your client’s preference. Set up education for IM-Home in clinic or virtually.
Communicating with Clients IM-Home Message center E-mail Texting Phone/face time Skype Pictures/videos Office Visits
And keep in touch with your client and their families!
Keep track of performance using date- stamped graphing
Keep track of VIRTUALLY every detail of client performance
The ups and downs of IM-Home with a bouncy pre-k client
Modify exercises to help parents High Fives (Right Hand): Place button switch on your right hand, stand or sit in front of mom and give her a high five on each beat…now be gentle! See if mom can find the beat as well as you can!
Why include IM-Home in your practice? Supplementation of best practice Continuation of care Extending training opportunities Practice building
IM Universe Features: Control panel on main screen 3D gaming graphics w/ background music Mac & PC compatible Integration with eClinic IM-Home 3.0 files and IM Pro 9.0 files Enhanced reports
Review of Module 10 Learning Objectives Homework assignment and Post-Test review from Module 9. Setting up IM-Home e-clinic for pediatric clients Accessing templates Creating customized exercises Case examples: 2 nd grader and pre-K Review of Module 10 Assignment/Homework
Module 10 Homework 1. Complete Post-Test 2. Subscribe to imetronome group on YouTube and review 6 videos of choice. 3. Review resource sheet – moving forward with case studies and professional development.