Are you a School Based OT who wants to find more meaning in their work?

We are busy professionals who care deeply about our students and know that they thrive when they feel socially and emotionally connected. As OT's we have the skills we need to foster our students' social emotional growth but perhaps feel overwhelmed with all of the information and are not sure how our skill set can be best utilized. This masterclass will introduce you to simple ways to add social emotional learning (SEL) into your school based practice that does not require more time but rather a change in focus.

Masterclass curriculum

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    Social Emotional Learning in Action

    • Social Emotional Learning in Action Notes Page

    • Social Emotional Learning in Action Webinar

    • The Social Emotional Learning in Action Workbook

    • References for Webinar - Social Emotional Learning in Action

    • Literature that promotes SEL for children

    • SEL in Action Quiz

    • Survey about the webinar- - Rating scale is from 1 (least true) to 5 (most true)


Deirdre Azzopardi

Deirdre Azzopardi OTD is an occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience working in pediatrics in both private and public-school settings. She has both a bachelor’s and doctoral degree in occupational therapy and a master’s degree in psychology. She has extensive training in sensory integration including certification in administering the SIPT, DIRFloortime® (advanced level), Self Reg and the SOS Feeding Approach. Dr. Azzopardi is also a registered yoga teacher for both adults and children (RYT 200 and RCYT 95) as well as a trained mindfulness instructor. Dr. Azzopardi has presented extensively on topics related to social emotional learning, yoga and mindfulness. More information can be found on her website at