Bismarck OTs Earn Certification for Behavioral Disorders

June 27, 2016

Katie Thorson, Julie Griffin, and Hannah Zimmerman, occupational therapists with Pediatric Therapy Partners, recently earned their certifications in “ODD, ASD, ADHD, and Mood Disorders” through a course training in Bismarck.

The course focused on techniques for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disturbances, including tools for improving nonverbal and verbal social skills, techniques for self-regulation and anxiety, and being present with body and mind. The OTs learned specialized breathing techniques, as well as techniques for incorporating fidgets and altruism into their patient sessions.