School-based occupational therapy is a rewarding specialty. Those of us who have chosen this career feel grateful we can help others every day of our working lives!
Yet, occupational therapy has challenges - we must be experts in child development, understand sensory integration theory and practice, know out scope of practice, and determine when a student would likely benefit from OT.
Another challenge is that times are changing as we shift from ableist approaches and seek to embrace neurodiversity-affirming practice for autistic and neurodivergent students.
Why Seek Professional OT Coaching?
If you are an occupational therapist who relates to these challenges, consider working with me to build your confidence, knowledge, intervention planning, strengths-based evaluation, goal writing, and advocacy skills!
Who should consider my coaching program?
* Experienced OTs who hope to understand and incorporate neurodiversity-affirming approaches in practice
* New grads who want to serve their clients with respectful and neuroscience-based, scientific approaches
* OTs new to pediatrics who want to serve students well, yet are not sure of how to make this transition
My name is Dr. Lisa Marnell. I am on the faculty of Boston University. I present internationally on topics of autism, anxiety, and emotional regulation in children. I studied executive function in autism when I completed my doctoral work at Boston University. I have the lived experience of being autistic myself. Also, I have advanced study in special education law through Wrightslaw training.
How Does Coaching Work?
OT professional coaching is provided virtually
Sessions include a combination of discussion, brainstorming, explicit teaching, and planning
Options for weekly, biweekly, or monthly sessions
Session duration is 45 minutes long
Commitment is month by month
Fees are available and listed below
Typical Session Breakdown:
Check-in on last session's goals (10 min)
Identify recent strengths & successes (10 min)
Discuss recent challenge areas (10 min)
Collaborate and brainstorm (15 minutes)
Determine 1 to 3 personal goals (5 min)
Determine 1 to 3 professional goals (10 min)
Texting/phone access available (48-hour response)
Following each session, Dr. Marnell will e-mail an
"OT Coaching Session Summary" listing main discussion points, goals, and proposed action plans.
What Options Are Available?
Single Virtual Coaching Session
$60 per session
Pack of Four Sessions
(45 min x 4 sessions)
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