We are a proud AOTA Approved Provider!

As such, AOTA requires that we inform occupational therapists of the following, prior to registering for this online course.

Course Title:

Your Best Self: The Alert Program® for All Online Course

Course Dates and Location:
This course is located online and is open year round. You will have one-year access to the course immediately upon registration.

PD Provider Name and contact information:
TherapyWorks, Inc. can be contacted at [email protected]

MarySue Williams, OTR/L and Sherry Shellenberger, OTR/L

MarySue and Sherry have lectured extensively across the country and internationally since 1991. They have developed two online courses and published numerous products including books, songs, and games related to self-regulation. Their work has been included in multiple occupational therapy textbooks and is used in over 85 countries. MarySue and Sherry have developed practical ways to teach people of all ages how to incorporate self-regulation concepts into everyday living. In 2003, they were honored to receive the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Recognition of Achievement Award for “Excellence in Intervention Development and Dissemination” for outstanding contributions to their field.

Target Audience:
This workshop is intended for all adults interested in learning practical strategies to support their self-regulation to feel more alert, energized, productive, and balanced.

Educational Level:
The Your Best Self Online Course is appropriate for Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels. Those who are new to the Alert Program® or self-regulation concepts (Introductory Level) will hear the information presented in a way that they will understand its application to daily function. And those who are familiar with the Alert Program® (Intermediate Level) or even teaching about sensory integration concepts (Advanced Level), will hear new ways to support their own self-regulation and incorporate those supports into their daily lives as well as better support their clients.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
Participants will be able to:
1) Describe their own level of alertness during their daily routine to improve their sense of well-being and productivity.

2) Identify their own alerting or calming strategies to help their day flow more smoothly.

3) Apply self-regulation awareness and knowledge of “mismatches” to better navigate and enhance personal and work relationships.

Course Description and Time-Ordered Agenda:
This course is designed so that the participant can begin or continue to implement the Alert Program® in their own daily routines. Video and additional resources (links to articles, websites, etc.) will cover the following information:

I.  Welcome and Objectives (5:00 minutes of video)

II. Nervous System & Sensory Processing (25:30)

III. Alert Levels and Subtle Fight/Flight/Fright (19:34)

IV. Sensory-Motor Preferences (91:31)

V. Using Self-Regulation Strategies Throughout the Day (168:53)

VI. Observing and Navigating "Mismatches" (35:32)

VII. Your Best Self Summary and Review of Objectives (3:12)

NOTE: The numbers above reflect actual video minutes for a total of 6.0 hours. Learners also earn 2.0 hours for the use of the additional resources contained in the course. Total of 8.0 contact hours (0.8 AOTA CEUs and 10 NBCOT PDUs).

Instructional Methods:
This course includes the authors filmed as they present the content. These video modules feature lecture and slides throughout the course. This online course requires access to high-speed internet connections to be able to view the content and complete the post-test. Instructions and materials for activities, pdfs, additional readings, and resource weblinks are interspersed appropriately throughout the course.

Cancellation Policies for Learner:
This online course is non-refundable. Exception: We will make every effort to help you complete your online course. In the unlikely event that our friendly and knowledgeable tech support team, for some unforeseen reason, cannot help you access Your Best Self Online Course, then participants will be offered a full refund.

Cancellation Policies for Provider:
TherapyWorks, Inc. will ensure that you will have appropriate access to Your Best Self Online Course. We are proud of our company's reputation of providing excellent customer service since 1990! Participants are guaranteed access to the course for one year after enrollment.

AOTA CEUs/Contact Hours:
For those who purchase the CEU Level access, upon successful completion of the course and post-test (with a score of 70% or better), TherapyWorks, Inc. will issue a Certificate of Completion for 8 contact hours and 0.8 AOTA CEUs (10 NBCOT PDUs). We comply with AOTA APP policies and as such will not retroactively grant AOTA CEUs.

Registration Information:
Click here to view the online registration page which includes the answers to the following questions you might have: What do I need to view the course?, What is the cancellation policy?, What is the registration rate?, What are the steps to register?, What is the email communications procedure?, How do I submit a Special Needs Request?

Special Needs Requests:
If you require special assistance, TherapyWorks, Inc. will make every effort to accommodate your needs. We require four weeks prior written notice in order to help support your learning.

Course Completion Requirements:
After all video chapters have been viewed, (for those who have purchased the CEU Level access) and upon successful completion of the post-test, of 70% or better, a Certificate of Completion will be issued. You are welcome to repeat the test until you are successful, as long as the post-test is completed within one year of purchase.

AOTA Approved Provider Category:
Foundational Knowledge

Financial Disclosure:
MarySue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger are co-owners of TherapyWorks, Inc.

Course Dates and Discontinuation:
Your Best Self Online Course is open year-round. Your purchase guarantees one-year access from your purchase date.

Friendly Reminder: This online course requires access to a high-speed internet connection to be able to view the content and to take the CEU test, if participant purchases the CEU Level.

AOTA logo

TherapyWorks, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider # 4832. This Distance Learning-independent online course is offered at 0.8 CEUs, for introductory, intermediate and advanced education levels, in the Foundational Knowledge category. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

EITP logo

The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved these courses for
EI credential credit.