Using “Routines” as a Therapy Tool

Are you struggling connecting with your clients to identify meaningful goals and design interventions that are carried over at home and/or in school? This webinar gives you the tools you need to shift your practice to include a routines-based approach to your assessment and intervention planning, whether you are practicing virtually or in-person. What does a routines-based approach really look like? Jen will walk you through 5 easy steps of a “Time of Day” (routines-based) approach. Participants will immerse themselves into a video of Jen engaged in routines-based conversations with families and teachers to explore critical natural “time of day” activities. Jen will reference tools such as the Routines-Based Interview, the SATIRE, and the School Function Assessment as options to assist with structuring a routines-based approach to assessment for occupational, physical, and speech therapists across practice settings and age ranges. Participants will learn to use results of the conversations and assessment to conduct targeted observations, create functional goals and design evidence-informed interventions that support adherence to carryover and meaningful life outcomes. Strengthen your relationships with your current clients! And start it right with your future clients!

Closed Captioned in English!

BONUS: PRACTICAL TOOLKIT - Worksheets for 5 Steps of the Time of Day Approach; Resources: Websites and Must-Reads

BONUS VIDEOS: Deeper Dive into Evidence-Informed Strategies; Overcoming Barriers to the Time of Day Approach for Schools; Additional Clips of Time of Day Conversations; Early Intervention Case Example of Time of Day Conversations

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Using "Routines" as a Therapy Tool

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What therapists say about Jen's courses

"Very engaging and brought good real-life experiences into the course!"

- OT with 5 years experience

"This was an excellent, research based, immediately applicable course and extremely timely for our current climate in school based therapy."

- PT with 27 years experience

"Very well done! Great pace, loved the videos and seeing it done in real time!"

- PT with 20 years experience

INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Wissinger, PT, DPT serves early intervention and preschool children in Columbus, OH. She is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy with over 15 years of experience practicing in public schools (preschool through high school), county board of developmental disability programs for adults, home health care, and early intervention. She has served as an instructor in the pediatric curriculum in the physical therapy program at Ohio State University, a mentor in a pediatric residency program, and in leadership roles in the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. She enjoys engaging learners of all levels to use evidence and to work collaboratively in teams to serve children and their families.

AUDIENCE: OTs, PTs, OTAs, PTAs, SLPs and Educators

EDUCATIONAL LEVEL: Beginner/Introductory


At the completion of the course, the learner is expected to:

  1. Identify the purpose of using “time of day” (routines-based) approach in assessment of children with disabilities.
  2. Select two examples of matching the client’s desired outcome with a “time of day” intervention
  3. Determine two strategies for interventions that promote the child’s participation within a natural routine, in a given case study


  • Closer Look at Routines: The What and Why
  • 5 Steps to a “Time of Day” (Routines-based) Approach for Home
  • Applying the 5 Steps to a “Time of Day” (Routines-based) Approach in Schools
  • Post-test: 10-item multiple choice. 70% correct answers required to receive a certificate


1.5 continuing education hours of training are awarded to learners who complete this course.

  • Apply EBP, LLC is an approved provider of CEUs for PTs and PTAs in IL and NY; and for OTs and OTAs in IN and IL, and by AOTA (see imprimatur below for details).
  • This webinar is approved for PTs and PTAs in AR and CA.
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  • If you would like to obtain CEUs for another state, please email us.

Learners must watch the video and complete course requirements, including scoring 70% or higher in the post-test to receive a certificate. Five (5) post-test retakes are allowed; if you exceed this limit, please email us.


  • You will have access to this course for at least 60 days.
  • There is no cancellation once course is purchased. Please email us if you have any questions.
  • Apply EBP, LLC abide by all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Apply EBP, LLC is committed to equal educational access for individuals with disabilities. Apply EBP, LLC does not discriminate against any individuals with disabilities from registering or attending any of our courses. We work closely with venues to ensure that facilities utilized are accessible. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact us via email or phone (646-269-9039) with requests for accommodations. Apply EBP, LLC will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations.