Yoga for the Child with Special Healthcare Needs - OT14

Yoga for the Child with Special Healthcare Needs

by Stephanie Furness, MSW, LCSW
OT14
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This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Summary:

Yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices that originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. Yoga is the art of fusing the body and mind for an overall sense of well-being. For the child with special healthcare needs, the ultimate goal of yoga is self-awareness. Yoga provides a mechanism whereby children can discover a place of stillness and contentment within themselves, which creates mental equilibrium, emotional stability and physical health.

Objectives:

The goal of this yoga continuing education program is to provide physical therapists and occupational therapists with information regarding yoga as a complementary therapeutic approach to treatment of children with special healthcare needs.
 
The content in this course is applicable to occupational and physical therapists in acute care settings. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Define the five major components of a yoga program designed for a child with special healthcare needs.
  • Name three benefits of yoga for children with special healthcare needs.
  • Describe two physiological processes to explain the science of the breathing used to promote relaxation during the practice of yoga.
 
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
 
Content Focus
Domain of the OT: Client Factors
Domain of the OT: Performance Skills
OT Process: Intervention
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including occupational therapists and physical therapists.
 
Occupational Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).