Yoga for the Child with Special Healthcare Needs - OT14

Yoga for the Child with Special Healthcare Needs

by Caryn Bradley, PT, MMSc and Elizabeth Cara, OTR/L, PhD, MFCC and Allison Pitman Sevillano, MS, DPT, PT, ATP, CEAS
(4.4 / 339 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


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.


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. After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Define the five major components of a yoga program designed for a child with special healthcare needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the philosophy and 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 — Narrative
Domain 1:  Client Factors
Domain 2:  Performance Skills
Process 3:  Intervention

Accreditation Information
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 9/24/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/27/2014
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/27/2017

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Cathy K - Honolulu, HI  ·  Feb 15, 2017
The course was informative, brief but to the point and had helpful, useful information on how yoga can be a beneficial program for children with special needs. I found the course to be interesting and helpful. Allowed me to learn about the benefits of a yoga program and how it could be a healthy alternative to medication and the usual type of PT,OT programs that are out there.
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KIMBERLY P - Fort Myers , FL  ·  Jan 23, 2017
Good information and explination of core components of Yoga. I would have benefited from some pictures and more ideas for treatment, but overall good intro.
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Grace S - Auburn, MA  ·  Jan 04, 2017
This sounds like it work work as a good activity for relaxation. Mantra seems to be very calming. Also, exercise and strengthening while focusing on breathing technique would be very beneficial.
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Amy P - Tulsa, OK  ·  Oct 26, 2016
Excellent- very informative.
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Teresa B - Troy, AL  ·  Sep 01, 2016
Informative course with limited case studies and demonstration.
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Price: $19.00
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