Teacher Professional Development

At a Glance

Thank you, teachers, for all you do! You are making a difference and empowering the minds of the future. 

We hope you can join us for an upcoming teacher professional development workshop. These workshops provide continuing professional development units (CPDUs) for K-12 teachers and are also open to the community at large.


Sensory Processing, Executive Function and Emotional Regulation: A P-L-A-N 4 Success

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Trutter Center on the LLCC Springfield campus, 2400 Millennium Drive

Presenter: Dr. Yvonne Cosentino, OTD, OTR/L, Ayres S.I.

This session can help anyone who experiences children having emotional and/or behavioral challenges. 

CPDUs available for K-12 educators.


Register: Sept. 6 program

Registration is required for attendance. Please note: seats are limited!
The registration fee is $99 through Sept. 1, 2023. (Lunch included in registration fee).

The last day to register is Friday, Sept. 1 by 4:30 p.m. The last day to cancel and receive a refund is Wednesday, Aug. 23 by 4:30 p.m.

Program info

Emotional and behavioral health disorders are on the rise and can last a lifetime leading to long-term challenges if not addressed. Our goal is to provide children, families, educators and caregivers the tools needed to help mitigate behavioral and emotional challenges that impact learning, social development, and well-being. 

This training will focus on:

  • Theories regarding evidence based mental health interventions
  • How the brain develops and grows including neuroplasticity and sensory processing
  • How to assess current functioning including life skills, perceived competence and executive function
  • How to develop successful interventions

More information: https://www.everyminutematters.info

About the presenter

Yvonne Cosentino

Dr. Yvonne Cosentino received a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Chicago State University in 1988, became Ayres Sensory Integration certified in 2004 and earned a doctorate degree in occupational therapy with a specialty in pediatric science from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2012.

She founded O.T. For Kids, Inc. in 1997 and has provided a wide range of occupational therapy services to children and their families at schools, hospitals, out-patient clinics and home health settings. O.T. For Kids, Inc. has worked to help children learn, grow and develop to reach full potential regardless of developmental, physical, emotional or economic barriers they may face.