Sat, Jun 27 | Manny Cantor Center

POSTPONED: Film and Video Production as School-Based Occupational Therapy

Learn how to get started using filmmaking as an OT intervention for students in grades k-12.
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POSTPONED: Film and Video Production as School-Based Occupational Therapy

Time & Location

Jun 27, 2020, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Manny Cantor Center, 197 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002, USA

About the Event

Filmmaking as school-based OT is a course designed to show experienced therapists three different forms of filmmaking that can each be used to address goals under a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). This course is informed by the American Film Institute’s “Basic Tool Kit & Resource Guide For Young Filmmakers” and adapted to give OTs tools for implementing a filmmaking project with students whom they serve. Filmmaking is a multi-faceted occupation that functions as a rich framework for designing evidence-based interventions in the areas of handwriting, fine motor skills, functional independence, executive functioning and social emotional learning. As an art form it is inherently collaborative and inclusive. It builds technical and digital communication skills that  are educationally relevant and can be channeled toward a career, civic engagement and leisure pursuits across the lifespan. Creative, school-based therapy can offer educational opportunities that cut against the social and physical barriers and stigma that continue to oppress people with disabilities. Engaging students in meaningful occupations that have the power to both advance short term goals and foster positive, long term developmental trajectories are a matter of occupational justice. This presentation will discuss the natural overlap of core principles of our profession with pedagogies that undertake education as liberation. 

  • Filmmaking as school-based OT