Justin Lyons – Revolutionize Your Learning Space for Student Success
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- Justin Lyons is a professor.
6 hours and 43 minutes.
Audio and video formats are available.
Copyright: December 6, 2019
What is the physical and emotional climate like in your classroom?
Do your students complain about tiredness? Is it difficult for them to stand up straight after hours of sitting instruction? Is there enough clutter in the classroom to cause a panic attack? Does daydreaming and fidgeting replace attentive and ready-to-learn behaviors?
Watch this recording to assess the current state of your school and the various learning environments in order to better meet the needs of students.
You’ll learn how neuroplasticity, our sensory system, and ergonomics all work together to help you learn and succeed in school! You’ll discover how universal design concepts, in both learning and architecture, will foster the right educational climate for all students!
Then we get right into it:
Managing common interfering behaviors, like low or high arousal, fidgeting, low self-esteem and sensory defensive behaviors
Tons of out-of-the-box movement and sensory-based activities/strategies to improve reading, handwriting, social, emotional and executive functioning skills
Handouts and checklists to assess your various school environments
Practical, low-budget ways to alter your classroom into a sensory-rich, movement-motivating space to support learning, self-regulation and personal health and wellness
Tackling stress, under-aroused or dysregulated behaviors in students through mindfulness
Using the power of language and other sensory-motor therapeutic activities to improve mood, mindset and the personal environment of the student
Finish this program feeling confident in your ability to create neuro-friendly spaces to meet the academic and emotional needs of your students.
Manual – Revolutionize Your Learning Space for Student Success (17.6 MB) (17.6 MB)
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Instructions for ASHA Credit – SELF STUDY ONLY – 12/06/19 (38.5 KB) (38.5 KB)
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Assess the State of Your School Environment Today
Defining the environments of learning
Movement and neuroplasticity – identify the crucial connection to learning
Technology in the schools – the pros and cons
Universal Design and ergonomics in the classroom
Surveying the workspace/class space – Checklists and handouts
Setting the Stage to Optimize a Multi-Sensory Experience
Video demonstration and Learning Lab
Recognizing the 8 senses in action
Real-time assessment of the classroom
Impact of technology
Stressors of learning
STRATEGIES AND THE “HOW-TO”
Ergonomic Solutions for Optimal Learning Environments
Simple DIY tricks for the classroom
Seating solutions – tall vs. short, wiggle seats, and more!
Reduce clutter and other classroom organization hacks
Classroom design ideas that promote executive functioning skills
How to incorporate light and color to promote learning
The “20/20/20 Rule” and other ergonomic tips for better endurance and attention
”Common scents” – aromatherapy pointers for the class or student
”Get Moving”: Strategies to Support Active Bodies in the Classroom
”No need to interrupt instruction time”
Put the hands back into “hands-on” learning – leave the computer out of this!
Go-to exercises” for the whole classroom to:
Preserve health and wellness
Incorporate fun into the day\sIncrease endurance and efficiency
Foster movement and reduce dysregulation
Sensory-Motor Techniques to Improve Classroom Skills: Hands-on Lab
Multisensory approach for skill retention
Proprioceptive strategies – letter recognition, formation, sizing and spacing
Vestibular and visual connection – reading and note-taking outcomes
Sensory suggestions – executive functioning skills (alerts and visual reminders) (alerts and visual reminders)
Sensory-based tools to get students engaged – gum chewing, mini-sensory stations and therapy balls …
Visual-motor games and strategies – vision-based school tasks
Group activities to build social learning skills and classroom connection
Low-tech strategies (you don’t need an app for everything!)
Redesigning the Emotional Culture of the Class: What is the Language of Your Classroom
Fostering a “growth mindset”
Breathing and muscle relaxation techniques
Address the stress: “Go-to” mindfulness activities and guided imagery
Language hints and tricks to manage challenging behaviors
Justin Lyons, MS, OTR/L Related seminars and products: 1
Justin Lyons, MS OTR/L, has had over a decade of experience working with children of all ages and all abilities, in school, home, camp and community settings. As an occupational therapist, he has served a multitude of pediatric populations, especially the learning disabled, emotionally disturbed and autistic spectrum populations. He currently works at a premiere special needs school in NYC, where he developed a life-coaching program for pre-teens and teens.
Justin has been a presenter at the AOTA conference and both an adjunct professor and guest lecturer for a Master’s occupational therapy program. Justin mentors other aspiring occupational therapists, by encouraging evidence-based practice and compassion for the human experience. He has provided seminars in the community to help parents and students understand the brain and the senses. He has provided services as an expert witness in child occupational performance in a school setting. Justin has practiced as a certified Irlen screener.
Financial: Justin Lyons has an employment relationship with The Summit School. He is the founder and owner of Special Connects LLC. Mr. Lyons receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Justin Lyons is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.