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Healing of Magic Workshop with Kevin Spencer

February 17, 2018 8:30AM to 2:30PM


This workshop is designed for: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Certified Hand Therapists, Speech/Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Recreation Therapists, Child Life Specialists.
This 6-hour continuing education workshop will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to incorporate a bit of magic into your therapy practice. Through hands-on learning and task analysis, therapists will:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the therapeutic benefits of magic tricks in client treatment.
2. Distinguish which clients are appropriate for this type of treatment modality.
3. Evaluate and identify which magic trick(s) can be most beneficial to achieve a specific client goal.
4. Create an individualized client-centered treatment program by analyzing and assessing the movements required to perform particular magic tricks.
5. Verify how to appropriately document this technique for insurance reimbursement.
Spencer is excited to return to Ohio after a highly successful keynote presentation at the 2015 Ohio Occupational Therapy Association Conference. He has trained therapists around the world in this research-based intervention - "magic therapy". He is considered the leading authority on the therapeutic use of magic trick in physical and psychosocial rehabilitation, has consulted on international research studies on arts integration in rehab, and published papers in several peer-reviewed journals.
Kevin Spencer is a Speaker, Teaching Artist and Consultant with extensive classroom and Professional Development experience. He has a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Certification in Autism Studies, a M.Ed in Arts & Academic Interdisciplinary Education, and the Approved Provider Status of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). His research has been published in peer-reviewed international education and healthcare journals. As an advocate for arts-integrated interventions and teaching methods for individuals with different abilities, he has become a leader in the disability awareness movement.
Registration fee includes parking and lunch.





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