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Filling Your Toolbox with Techniques: Treating Children with ADHD

Filling Your Toolbox with Techniques: Treating Children with ADHD
Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS
April 25, 2017

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Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

Amy received a bachelor of science and a master of physical therapy degree from Ohio University. She received a doctor of physical therapy degree and doctor of health science degree from the University of Indianapolis. Amy is an assistant professor in the physical therapy program at University of Findlay. She has been a school-based PT for 18 years, promoting physical activity embedded into academics and inter-professional collaboration while closely working with educators, administrators, therapists and parents. Her research on pediatric health promotion was published in Pediatric Physical Therapy. She published an activity book “Recycle Bin Boogie: Move and Learn with Recyclables,” which combines movement and learning with common household recyclables.  Her YouTube channel offers simple, DIY, low cost, movement and learning strategies for school and at home.  Amy has conducted presentations in various states and nationally for educators and therapists, where her energy and presentation style engages, energizes and empowers attendees!



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Recycle Bin Bonanza: Move and Learn with Recyclables
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Course: #3124Level: Introductory2 Hours
Not trash….Treasures!!!!! This course is a treasure-trove of ways to combine movement and learning with recycles into a variety of settings including schools, daycares, clinics, and the home environment. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

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Recess Re-energized!
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