#296 - The Pyramid of Learning

by Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC February 20, 2024 1 Comment

#296 - The Pyramid of Learning

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The Pyramid of Learning

What is the Pyramid of Learning and why is it important?

Williams and Shellenberger (1996) formulated this pyramid of learning and it highlights how sensory integration processing relates to the child’s learning process.

This simple visual aide explains how academic learning, daily living activities (like brushing your teeth and getting dressed), even how your child behaves; it all grows and develops from a strong sensory foundation.

https://www.smartpediatrics.com/post/understandingsensoryprocessing

We dive into WHAT the Pyramid of Learning is, we talk about the different levels and how they build upon each other, and we talk about what you as a therapist, parent, or educator can do to help the children in your life develop and thrive while using the Pyramid of Learning as a framework!

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Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC
Jessica Hill, COTA/L & Rachel Harrington, COTA/L, AC

Rachel Harrington, COTA/l, AC, CPRCS, and Jessica Hill, COTA/L, CPRCS are Harkla's in-house Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) and Certified Primitive Reflex Clinical Specialists. They have been working with children for over 6 years in outpatient settings. They specialize in creating easy-to-digest, actionable content that families can use to help their child's progress at home. Jessica and Rachel are the in-house experts, content creators, and podcast hosts at Harkla! To learn more about Jessica and Rachel, visit the Harkla About Us Page. Make sure to listen to their weekly podcast, All Things Sensory by Harkla for actionable, fun advice on child development.


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Nicole Melin
Nicole Melin

March 21, 2024

Thanks for highlighting the work of Williams and Shellenberger. I love forwarding your relevant podcasts to my teaching colleagues and this will definitely be one of those podcasts relevant to the classroom!

Nicole OT in Dayton Ohio!

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