Current Course Schedule

Motor Play to Enhance Growth in the Classroom (ages 1-6)

This course will demystify developmental concepts such as Sensory Processing, Regulation, and Sensory Integration. You will learn how motor play can impact energy level, attention, and a child’s ability to improve organizational skills. You will complete the course with a toolbox of activities to enhance fine and gross motor development along with strategies to keep children alert, energized, and in control in the classroom setting. Discussions will include how to collaborate with families and caretakers in using motor play to extend skill building to the home environment, along with neuroscience research underscoring the importance of sensory motor play for brain organization and building the foundation for lifelong learning.
  • Focus On
    Ages 1 - 6
  • Category
    Childhood / Elementary School, Early Childhood, Online
  • Registration Options and Cost
    $295 Course Fee


Summer 2 2021

  • Section 01: July 12, July 14
    • Jill Mays
      Jill Mays
      Jill Mays, MS, has been an Occupational Therapist for over 30 years. She has a private practice in CT and consults with schools and families related to sensory motor development and the important role these play in the classroom and at home. Her newly published book Your Child's Motor Development Story: Understanding and Enhancing Development from Birth to Their First Sport (Sensory World, 2011) addresses the how’s and why’s of sensory motor development, concentrating on the preschool years. In addition, she created, a not for profit website that is a resource for parents and early childhood educators related to sensory motor development and sensory integration. Ms. Mays gives lectures and workshops to parent and early childhood educators in the tri-state area. She earned an MS in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University and a BA in Occupational Therapy from University of Pennsylvania.