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Digital Seminar

iPad® Interventions for Occupational Therapists

Lorelei Woerner-Eisner, OTR/L, C-IAYT, E-RYT500
6 Hours 01 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jun 20, 2014
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  • Apply the potent accessibility features: video and camera functions, and Internet accessibility
  • Promote motivation and carry over in your students
  • Tips and techniques to benefit kids and support therapy beyond direct intervention
  • Apps organized by category for easy reference, plus a host of resources
  • Promote attention and alertness in fun, innovative ways.
  • Bring this tech tool to life and enhance your client’s function from a whole child perspective.

Explore how the iPad® can extend beyond the apps and slick surface to truly integrate into your therapeutic interventions. Use this motivating and engaging therapy tool to enhance:

  • motor skills
  • visual perception
  • cognition
  • sensory integration
  • attending behaviors
  • follow through and compliance
  • and much more

This workshop brings this tech-tool to life and delves into the myriad of ways to use it to enhance your student’s function from a whole-child perspective. Put its power to work as your assistant in communication and collaboration, as well as a daily resource to support your interventions. And of course, we will look at the specifics on many of the apps from our expansive listing in the handbook!

Sought after pediatric occupational therapist, Lorelei Woerner-Eisner shares her 20 years of experience, continuing education, and therapeutic techniques, as well as her integrative perspective on wellness. You will leave this seminar with a wealth of practical strategies to enhance and invigorate your occupational therapy practice, and gain a broader view of the iPad®. You’ll leave with information that will increase your confidence in using this tool, ideas that will stimulate your own creativity and strategies that will increase cooperation and carry-over in your clients. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to build your iPad® skills to enhance your therapeutic impact and bring this tech tool to LIFE!

You do not need an iPad® to attend, but are welcome to bring one. Lorelei will demonstrate apps and more on an iPad®, displayed via an LCD projector.


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Lorelei Woerner- Eisner, OTR/L, C-IAYT, RYT500, a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist, Certified Yoga Therapist and a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher has over 20 years of practice in working with infants to seniors from a whole-person perspective. Lorelei is a recognized international lecturer and author. She has spoken across the country on a wide variety of topics related to therapy from a holistic perspective. Throughout her career, she has been driven by a passion to research, discover and create the most highly effective therapy techniques and tools to support lasting change with her broad range of clients’ needs. She has worked in pediatrics/sensory integration, rehabilitation, psychiatrics, acute care, home health, and skilled nursing settings. Lorelei is certified in: the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, Yoga Therapy, Yoga Ed sm (a school-based yoga program), Hippotherapy, and Myofascial Release. She and her specially trained therapy dog Toma, work in a variety of settings including her private practice, Integrative Wellness Therapy. Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, Lorelei received a B.A. in Occupational Therapy from USC in 1993, a B.A. in Communications from Pepperdine University in 1986 and her 2-year Yoga Therapy certificate from Loyola Marymount University in 2007.


Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: Lorelei Woerner-Eisner is the owner of Integrative Wellness Therapy.  She has an employment relationship with Therapy in Action and the University of California Los Angeles.  She is a compensated lecturer for the Bureau of Education and Research.  She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Lorelie has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lorelei Woerner-Eisner is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.


  • Demonstrate how you can use the iPad® to facilitate social skills to behavioral interventions, as well as sensory strategies such as proprioceptive, vestibular and tactile input.
  • Identify a wide array of therapeutic and engaging apps to help children learn, process, and develop, and the keys to using them effectively.
  • Assess ergonomics and positioning challenges in using the iPad® and identify methods ofadaption and equipment to assist with your therapeutic interventions.
  • Describe how the iPad® can be used as a powerful daily resource in keeping you organized and informed.
  • Discover techniques of using the iPad® to facilitate transitions and completion of tasks for attention, communication and many more.
  • Identify methods of using the iPad® to increase carry over with your clients through practical methods of conferencing, consultation and communication.


Accessibility Features

  • Universal tools, designated supports and accommodations to aid in learning
  • Vision limitations
  • Hearing challenges
  • Physical and motor difficulties

Equipment Options

  • Positioning and mounting systems
  • Variety of stylus’
  • Protective equipment/cases
  • Keyboard and mouse applications
  • Touch pads and switches
  • Adaptations and modifications
  • Intrinsic iPad® Functions
  • What comes standard with the iPad®
  • Cost-effective and creative ways to enhance therapy

Developmental Concerns

  • Hand/brain phylogenic development
  • Hand/brain (homonculous) connection
  • The importance of iPad® as an integrative tool

Become an Expert

  • Find the latest info on the best apps
  • Apps and sites that will support your work

Apps and Creative Methods Beyond the Apps to Facilitate:

Motor skills

  • Gross motor
  • Fine motor
  • Oral motor
  • Bilateral integration and lateralization


  • Postural Praxis
  • Praxis on verbal command
  • Constructional Praxis
  • Sequencing Praxis

Sensory Development

  • Proprioceptive input
  • Vestibular processing
  • Tactile discrimination and defensiveness
  • Auditory processing
  • Visual perception
  • Visual motor and timing

Executive Function and “Non-cognitive Skills”

  • Managing transitions
  • Social/emotional skills
  • Attention and mindfulness
  • Challenging behaviors (anxiety, noncompliance, anger)

Facilitate Long-Term Effects of Therapy

  • Carryover of skill training
  • Communicating with other professionals
  • Therapeutic relationship

Target Audience

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants

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