Creative Therapies

Creative Therapies by Marti Smith Seminars offers workshops that are practical, fun, and enthusiastic.
If you are tired of theory and want useful ideas that can be implemented as soon as you return to your workplace, give our workshops a try!

Trauma Tips Video Series

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A Therapist and A Theologian Podcast


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The Art and Science of Trauma Informed OT

Creative and scientifically studied ways to think about trauma's impact on development. Marti gives an engaging and fun presentation on the various sensory systems effected by trauma and strategies to help remediate dysfunction and dysregulation of those systems. She discusses brain development and how different types of insult will change the growth trajectories. She then explores therapeutic activities which can improve outcomes for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. Participants will gain an understanding of specific techniques used to help caregivers understand and treat trauma related behaviors. The course ends with Marti's protocol for assessment and treatment planning.

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Creative Treatment Ideas: Pediatric Edition

An Everything Pediatric course. Ideas contributed from 100s of therapists working in pediatrics from all around the US. Specific, easy, relevant ideas for Handwriting, Motor Planning, Strengthening, Auditory training, Sensory Processing, Autism, Orthopedic Impairment, Positioning, and more. Truly, a one day course that gives the best of current treatment activities and exercises for a tremendous variety of pediatric clients.

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Private Clients

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Private Workshops

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Calming Strategies for Autism

Very much worth the time and money invested. Ideas are practical and affordable.

- OT in Nashville

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Hints for Horrible Handwriting

This course was exactly what I was looking for in a practical handwriting course. Excellent.

- OT in New York

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Shoestring Budget

This was a great course! It really helped me to think about common objects in a new light.

- PT in Indianapolis

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