Creating a Wiggle Space
Make Room for Movement for Better Learning!
Kids in motion aren’t commotion! Gross motor play areas are important outlets for early childhood and elementary students. Understand the why and learn options for sensorimotor solutions to help students get the wiggles out!
After completing this 20 minute webinar, participants will be able to...
- State a working definition of sensor integration/sensory processing.
- Understand how vestibular (movement) input can impact focus, attention and behavior.
- Identify 2 strategies to implement a wiggle space in any learning environment.
- Be familiar with additional references for further information.
Cecilia Cruse, MS. OTR/L received her BS degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida, and her Master’s degree in Education from Georgia State University. She is SIPT (Sensory Integration & Praxis Test) certified and has over 30 years’ experience in pediatrics with school-based services (including pre-school and Head Start programs) acute care and outpatient pediatric settings including Augusta University in Georgia, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Cecilia has experience as a consultant, author and lecturer including TV appearances, such as CNN’s Health Watch and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. She has authored several articles for professional periodicals and magazines and has served as a trainer/consultant and service provider in several school systems. Cecilia is currently the Subject Matter Expert for Abilitations/ School Specialty Special Needs Division. She also lectures nationwide on practical sensory solutions for educators, therapists and parents. She is “energetic” and “entertaining” and insists on a fun learning experience.