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Power Up for Participation: Ready, Steady, Go! – Live International Course

October 12, 2023 - October 13, 2023

Live International Course

Increased participation and meaningful engagement in daily life are vital treatment outcomes within occupational therapy and allied health professions. However, from a developmental, body-based, sensory integrative approach, prior to participation it is essential to organize the body for regulated engagement across all environments and tasks.

This two-day course will introduce participants to the clinical reasoning template of “Ready, Steady, Go” which blends theory, assessment, and treatment activities into one approach. Ready, Steady, Go serves as a guiding template to structure treatment from the basis of regulating one’s physiological arousal and organizing movement within time and space as a precursor to participation in all aspects of life.

Lecture content will convey the importance of breath, emotional motor system, embodied self-awareness, and state regulation (“Ready”); working from the ground up to establish stable and dynamic postural control in conjunction with organization of the eyes and ears (“Steady”); and developing coordinated movement within three-dimensional space and as key foundations for accessing higher-level skills of self-monitoring and sustained attention (“Go”).

Theoretical lectures will be supplemented by video examples and interactive treatment labs where participants will be introduced to assessment and treatment activities that correspond with each of the three components of the approach. This course will be appropriate for occupational therapists and other health professionals working in private practice, school, or home environments as discussions will include how to adapt principles for individuals or groups/classrooms.

Who Should Attend:
Occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, physical therapists, psychologists, and other interested allied health providers.

Register Here!

This course is sponsored by an outside organization and all registrations are managed through their organization. You may register by completing their online course Registration Form. Vital Links does not manage registrations for this course.


Penrith RSL – 8 Tindale Street, Penrith – Australia


Day 1: Thursday, October 12, 2023, 8:00am – 5:00pm GMT + 10
Day 2: Friday, October 13, 2023, 8:00am – 5:00pm GMT + 10




Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify when an individual is not in a state of readiness to participate in the activity at hand.
  • Select at least three treatment activities appropriate to support steadiness.
  • Recognize how “Ready,” Steady,” and “Go” activities may shift depending upon the individual in the moment and intended functional participation outcome.
  • Discuss and adapt “Ready, Steady, Go” principles to suit the needs of a classroom or individual family.


October 12, 2023
October 13, 2023
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Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L

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