presented by Renee Watling
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. Watling has been a pediatric occupational therapist in Washington State since 1992. She has worked in clinic, school, and private practice settings; has lectured extensively at state, regional, and national conferences; and has published extensively on the topics of sensory processing, sensory-based occupational therapy intervention, and issues related to services for children with autism.…Read full bio
1. How Behavior is Developed
This chapter examines how behavior is developed for children starting from infancy. The role of boundaries is discussed as a key factor in shaping behaviors a child exhibits. It’s important parents and adults establish and enforce boundaries to help shape a child’s behavior, as children will often test the boundaries for consistency.
2. Frequently Asked Questions About Challenging Behaviors in Pediatric Clients
This course uses a Q & A format to pose questions that make behavior management particularly challenging in pediatric therapy and provide answers to those questions. A series of 11 questions from occupational and physical therapists is presented and answers are discussed. Answers include theoretical foundations as well as practical strategies recommended for the particular situation.
3. Addressing the Challenging Behaviors of Aniyah: A Case Example
This chapter involves presentation of a case example by a novice therapist. Dr. Watling examines the case and discusses how to understand the child’s behaviors, develop the treatment plan, and provide intervention strategies.