Rhythm of The Words Part 2: Integrating Multicultural Folk Songs & Games with Occupational Therapy to Improve Literacy
Overview: Does your intervention toolkit include evidence-based strategies for therapeutic use of musical play? Do you use children’s songs and games to promote self-regulation, perceptual-motor, and social-emotional learning? Are you sharing hand-clapping or circle games to facilitate executive functioning and engagement in the occupations of literacy? Multicultural folksongs & games provide beautiful music and movements that enhance phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and motivation to listen, speak, write and read. Participants will learn developmentally appropriate, sensory integration, play and language interventions that enhance performance outcomes. Through hands-on, make-it-take-it activities, we will take a deep dive into integrating music elements with OT modalities. Join our morning of fun-filled professional growth!
Advocate for occupational therapy practitioners’ role in literacy accountability;
Understand how children’s musical play encourages sensory integration, movement, and language-based literacy acquisition within evidence-based occupational therapy interventions;
Begin building a songs & games retrieval system to integrate multicultural childlore with occupation-based literacy interventions; and
Access resources for integrating multicultural children’s songs, games, & movement patterns with occupational therapy modalities.
Location: Therapro Showroom 225 Arlington St Framingham, MA 01702