Course Webinar: A Call into the Wild: How Therapy Can and Should Move Outdoors
Course description: This course will make the case for implementing traditional evidence-based language therapies within the context of nature. Reviewing his own experience developing nature-based intervention and translating nature-based pedagogy into speech-language pathology, the presenter provides recommendations for clinicians and researchers for bringing children and families we serve outdoors.
Presented by Daniel Flatt, M.S., CCC-SLP
Date: Saturday, July 24th, 2021
Time: 8 am pacific | 9 am mountain | 10 am central | 11 am eastern
A former journalist with experience writing in the Rockies, Daniel grew up on a farm with a mother who was a state park naturalist and a father who taught him to identify leaves before letters. He is currently an SLP at Dynamic Therapy Center, a multidisciplinary pediatric clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. The clinic’s ample green space has pushed him to move therapy outdoors and ultimately to develop a weekly, nature-immersive camp for children with developmental disabilities at the clinic called Natural Connections. Given the growth of forest and nature schools, he hopes his ideas motivate therapists and researchers to increase outdoor therapy opportunities for children we serve.
Duration: 1 hour.
Target audience: This course is for speech-language pathologists who work with children.
0:00 - Benefits of time in nature and trending nature-based early childhood education.
0:10 - Nature-based pedagogy to familiarize the SLP on current practices.
0:20 - Argument for considering nature-based intervention practices.
0:30 - Applying nature-based pedagogy to established speech-language therapy practices.
0:40 - Case study: outdoor program at multidisciplinary clinic.
0:55 - Q/A session
1:00 - Course ends + quiz
Instructional level: Introductory (Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.)
Key learning outcomes:
- Describe nature-based pedagogy and benefits of time in nature.
- Define key terms used in nature-based pedagogy and how they relate to traditional language therapy.
- Identify ways to apply traditional speech-language therapy using nature-based intervention strategies.
- List ways to support families in facilitating language within outdoor contexts.
- This course will be presented on the Zoom platform.
- High-speed internet connection is required.
Recorded course information:
- The recorded course will be made available on July 25, 2021.
- The course will be available for CEUs until July 24, 2026.
- You may register before the course is available and will receive an email with the link to the course once it becomes available.
- Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
- Presenter is a salaried employee of Dynamic Therapy Center.
Instructional methodology: Lecture
Course completion requirements:
- Full attendance during webinar, as tracked by on-time login and online presence for the duration of the course.
- Passing score of 100% on a 5-10 question quiz. You will receive immediate feedback and be able to correct answers. We want to ensure that you have the correct information as presented in this course.
- Quiz needs to be completed within 2 hours of end of course.
- Completion of program evaluation form.