Aubrey Schmalle – Telehealth for Children and Families: Strategies to Balance Digital Learning and Sensory Smart Movement

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Aubrey Schmalle – Telehealth for Children and Families: Strategies to Balance Digital Learning and Sensory Smart Movement

Aubrey Schmalle
2 Hours 3 Minutes
Audio and Video
May 04, 2020



Telehealth challenges therapists to adapt their intervention approaches and seek out new ways to promote skill development while collaborating with parents in their home environment.

This program provides a unique solution to meeting the needs of a digital generation of learners. Learn how to balance technology with sensory smart movement to optimize treatment outcomes using a 3 Phase Approach:

  • Self-Regulation for focus
  • Activate the senses for learning
  • Regroup from screen-based learning demands



Prepare and Be Present

  • Shifting from direct service to facilitated therapy and coaching
  • Internalizing the challenges and opportunities when collaborating with parents

Strategic Planning for Improved Treatment Outcomes and Carryover

  • A 3-phase approach using Body Activated LearningTM
  • Balancing technology with sensory smart movement

Collaboration Techniques for Empowering Parents

  • Promoting a therapeutic alliance through preparation
  • Guiding parents to stay present and connected
  • Effective parent communication to enhance therapeutic value

Following Informed Billing practices and Payer expectations for pediatric telehealth

  • Identify payor differences in coding and their impact on treatment planning
  • Considerations and opportunities for school-based telehealth


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Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT, Certified Tomatis Consultant is an occupational therapist, providing advanced clinical evaluation and intervention in the area of sensory integration andlearning. She graduated from Boston University in 2003 with a Bachelors in occupational therapy and continued to advance her clinical knowledge through self-study, mentorship, certification in sensory integration theory and practice, and certification in the Tomatis Method and Tomatis-based auditory interventions. In 2011, she opened a private occupational therapy clinic, providing comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sensory processing disorders and related disabilities such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and executive function deficits. She possesses advanced knowledge in visual-vestibular integration treatment techniques, treatment of postural-ocular and functional visual skill deficits, and intervention to address sensorymotor-perceptual factors contributing to dyslexia and dysgraphia. She provides independent educational occupational therapy evaluations across Fairfield County, CT and consults with school teams to optimize school-based intervention strategies and treatment techniques.

In spring 2018, she presented a case study utilizing the Tomatis Method and sensory integrative occupational therapy at the Tomatis International Convention in Warsaw, Poland. In 2015, she authored The Body Activated Learning Handbook and continues to develop programming, educational supports, and trainings for educators and related service professionals based on the Body Activated Learning™ approach.

She presents to educators, therapists, and nurses on the impact of sensory processing on learning and development and helps them optimize classroom and treatment strategies to support a neurologically diverse generation using Body Activated LearningTM. Most recently, she presented at the Developmental Disabilities Nursing Association of CT on using Body Activated Learning to enhance programming and facilitate independence when working with adults with Autism and developmental disabilities.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Aubrey Schmalle is the owner of Sensational Achievements, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Aubrey Schmalle is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association; and the Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association.