Professional Development

Since 1997, we have been providing engaging, hands-on professional development courses to occupational therapists, teachers, and parents. Our courses are known for leaving participants with a multitude of ready-to-implement activities to take back to the clinic, classroom, and home. Courses can be altered from 1.5 hours to 2-day courses to fit your needs. In addition to custom courses to meet your needs, we have the following courses that consistently receive above average ratings on post session surveys:

From Wiggles and Giggles to Ready and Steady: Let’s work together to explore the most current research-based strategies to help students learn self-regulation and readiness to learn. With a dozen ideas to work with, there will be something for every type of student and teaching style – from serious to zany, classroom signals to classroom setup, from rewards to conflict resolution, from graphic organizers to improving transitions and much more!
Sensory Processing: Participants LOVE this interactive session equipped with powerful experiential stations. Teachers will leave with an understanding of sensory processing and sensory processing disorder, and how and when to use sensory activities in their classrooms to improve focus and learning.
Handwriting and Written Expression for the Elementary School Child: Come learn about the building blocks for handwriting and writing success. Topics will include letter formation, idea generation, writing fluency, graphic organizers and more!
Structuring the Classroom Environment for Maximum Success: Learn how an engaging, structured learning environment with a balanced instruction style between kinesthetic, auditory, and visual = increased student success regardless of achievement levels.
Perceptual Motor and Oculomotor Skills in School-Aged Children (for therapists and educational specialists): Therapists learn the relationship between perceptual motor skills and school performance and are provided with many fun and engaging therapy activities.

Consultation Services

We work on an hourly or project basis to consult with educational product companies, therapy clinics, and schools. Our areas of expertise include:
• Self-regulation in the school, home, and therapy environments
• Universal Design for Learning and multi-tiered intervention protocols
• Academic Fluency and Processing Speed
• Sensory Processing
• Oculomotor Control
• Motor planning
• Researched-based whole-class strategies in academic and non-academic areas (customized to school’s needs)
• Handwriting and Written Expression
• Market analysis and competitive analysis of education products and toys
• Development of engaging multi-sensory books, games, toys and curriculum
• Instructional Design

New Product Development

Pathways for Learning has a proven track record of developing innovative, patentable products that sell! We are the proud developers of the Grotto Grip®, RediSpace® Filler Paper, RediSpace® Composition Books, CATT™ System through School Specialty, and Mead® Writing Fundamental line that grossed over $10 million in 5 years.