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Professional Development

Tropical Leaves

Deirdre has lectured extensively on incorporating social emotional learning (SEL) into therapeutic practices and into the classroom. Workshops have been offered on the following topics:


  1.  Incorporating mindfulness and movement into the classroom at multiple school districts for all educational staff including administrators

  2. Building Effective Groups at the Therapies in the Schools Conference

  3.  Family mindfulness to parents of children with special needs

  4. Guest lecturing to occupational therapy students in multiple colleges on the benefits of social emotional learning in pediatric therapy

  5. The role of related service providers in supporting inclusion efforts in schools. 



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