Yoga for the Child with Special Healthcare Needs - OT14

Yoga for the Child with Special Healthcare Needs

by Stephanie Furness, MSW, LCSW
(4.4 / 597 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.
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 If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at 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).

Course Originally Released on: 9/24/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/11/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Jasmine C - Tallahassee, FL  ·  May 04, 2020
Nice, easy read. Got the information across in a clear and precise manner.
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Carina N - Goldsboro, NC  ·  Apr 15, 2020
The course helped clarify the clinical reasoning process for the use of yoga with special needs children.
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Ronda H - Phoenix, AZ  ·  Mar 03, 2020
Good information. I am not a fan of reading only as it is harder for me to absorb. Would have preferred a presenter option.
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Aimee R - Chapel Hill, NC  ·  Feb 23, 2020
very informative, interesting read
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Ashley W - Kalamazoo, MI  ·  Jan 14, 2020
Great summary of helpful information.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50