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ERI is Celebrating Neonatal Therapists During International Neonatal Therapy Week

ERI supports INTW 2018Honoring all our community of Neonatal Therapists, we are joining NANT (National Association of Neonatal Therapists) to celebrate your dedication to premature and sick infants and their families and to acknowledge the work you do to improve your patients outcomes.

If you are a NANT member you will already be receiving the special new resources in honor of your work and your week!

We ask you to look out for a special resource from ERI.
To be Announced by NANT! 🙂

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Are you a Therapist NEW to the School System? We have a Course for You!

For all new therapists or therapists NEW to the school system, learning to navigate school-based therapy can be its own education!

Our popular Annual Therapies in The School Conference offers a session just for you!

This course will highlight the structure of related services in the education system, evaluations, assessments,and tools used by therapists in the school, as well as a crash course in the Alphabet Soup that is the education system (IEP, IDEA, PLP, RTI, IST, CST).

Kathryn Biel, PT, DPT

Kathryn Biel PT, DPT

Taught by Kathryn R. Biel, PT, DPT  (our resident blogger) and Nicole Barmen, OTR/L.

Kathryn received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Boston University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from The Sage Colleges. She has worked in both public and county-run school systems, pediatric residential facilities, adult and pediatric rehab, outpatient, preschool, and Early Intervention. 

Nicole Barmen, OTR - Education Resources Faculty

Nicole Barmen, OTR/L


Nicole has 18 years experience in a school-based pediatric setting. She is a graduate of Colorado State University, and has worked in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, Day Habs, Home Health, Article 28
sites, preschool, and Early Intervention.


Therapies in The School Conference is being held on November 15-16, 2018 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, MA

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Physical Therapists in Pennsylvania – Are you Looking for CEUs Before your December Deadline?

Just a gentle reminder 🙂 

If you are a physical therapist licensed in Pennsylvania, your renewal is due by December 31st, 2018

We wanted to make you aware of these courses coming to Pennsylvania and surrounding states prior to the deadline. 

CEU: Applications have been made to/approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for those courses held in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

Please click on each link for course details, schedule, CEU information, to download a brochure or to register.

Intensive Handling and Problem Solving for Function: An NDT Approach
Linda Kliebhan
September 7-8, 2018 – New Brunswick, NJ

Improving Function: Tools to Enhance Motor Learning, Motor Control and Strength – A lab course
Paula Cox
September 29-30, 2018 – New Brunswick, NJ

Visual Processing, Visual Perception and Visual-Motor Skills
Melissa Gerber
October 5-6, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA
November 3-4, 2018 – Bridgeville, PA

Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent
Inger Brueckner
October 5-6, 2018 – Cedar Knolls, NJ

The SOFFI Method SM: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants
Erin Ross
October 5-6, 2018 – Bayside, NY

Children’s Brains, Neuroplasticity and Pediatric Intervention: What’s the Evidence?
Patricia Montgomery
October 19-20, 2018 – New Brunswick, NJ

Therapeutic Yoga for the Child with Developmental Challenges
Anne Buckley-Reen
October 19-20, 2018 – Bayside, NY

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client
Jennifer Bottomley
October 19-20, 2018 – Wilkes Barre Township, PA

Therapeutic Interventions in the NICU
Tracilyn Urruela
October 26-27, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA

Treating the Cardiac Patient: Decrease Re-Admissions Promote Optimal Outcomes
Donna Frownfelter
November 2-3, 2018 – Englewood, NJ

ICU and Acute Care: From Early Mobilization to Discharge Decisions
Chris Wells
October 27-28, 2018 – Doylestown, PA

Is it Sensory? Or is it Behavior? Assesment and Intervention Tools for OT’s, PT’s, and SLP’s
Debra Dickson
November 3-4, 2018 – Middletown, NY

Contemporary NDT Treatment of the Baby and Young Child
Suzanne Davis
November 9-11, 2018 – New Brunswick, NJ

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders
Richard Clendaniel
November 10-11, 2018 – Staten Island, NY

Baby Beats and Breaths: Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise
Holly Schifsky
November 16-17, 2018 – Englewood, NJ

Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Concussive Syndrome and Neuroplasticity: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery
Marie-Celine Alexander
December 7-8, 2018 – West Haverstraw, NY

Myofascial Release and Its Application to Neuro-Developmental Treatment
Gail Ritchie
December 7-8, 2018 – Cedar Knolls, NJ

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Saying Goodbye to Beloved Faculty Member Lezlie Adler as She Retires.

One more Opportunity to Hear Lezlie Adler Speak Before she Retires.

We want to thank Lezlie Adler for nearly 25 years of her commitment to working with ERI to provide Continuing Education that has been life changing for therapists throughout the United States and the world. Through her dynamic, humorous, clear and comprehensive teaching style, Lezlie has inspired therapists by reminding them of why they love what they do. Leaving one of her workshops is “like getting a shot in the arm” to see patients with a new lens, to have a tool box of new strategies, and to have sharper critical problem-solving skills.

You have one more opportunity to hear Lezlie speak before her well earned retirement:

Integrating NDT, SI and Motor Learning Perspectives in Pediatrics
December 1-2, 2018 – UCP of Central Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

We will miss you Lezlie and we thank you for providing us with your protege, Kimberly Westhoff, OT, who will carry on your legacy in 2019.

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Welcoming A New Member to the ERI Faculty – Jocelynn Wallach

Following on from an extremely well received afternoon session at our Annual Therapies in the School Conference in 2017, Jocelynn B. Wallach, MS, OTR/L  has developed a new 2 day course.

We are excited to announce, coming in December:

Practical and Effective Strategies to Improve
Self-Regulation and Executive Functioning Skills
In Children with SPD, ASD, EF Dysfunction, Anxiety and Learning Difficulties

Do you have students who have difficulty sitting still, initiating tasks, working through assignments to completion, or attending to the details of their work? Do they have difficulty applying active listening skills and memory strategies to support their learning and academic performance?
This course will teach participant tools and effective strategies that address these challenges directly. Given the demands of the Common Core Standards for independent work habits, sustained attention and motor output, students have an increased need to develop selfregulation and executive function skills in order to progress successfully through grade level curriculum. Participants will learn successful methods to facilitate the development of self-regulation, attention, organization and memory as well as environmental accommodations and modifications

Please join us in welcoming Jocelynn who created this course together with Nancy Williamson, M.Ed., CCC/SLP.

Jocelynn has worked in a variety of settings developing pediatric occupational therapy departments for the Brockton Visiting Nurses Association, MA, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, MA and the New England Sinai Hospital, MA. She taught at Boston University, The Education Cooperative, Westwood Public Schools, MA and lectured nationwide on sensory processing and executive functioning. For the past 20 years she has worked in the Westwood Public Schools and maintained her private practice “Capable Hands and Associates”.

Dates currently scheduled for this NEW course:

December 1-2, 2018 – Livingston, NJ
March 30-31, 2019 – Hamden, CT
April 12-13, 2019 – Plantation, FL
October 12-13, 2019 – Aurora, IL

Also please do check out the online version of Jocelynn’s session from Therapies in the School Conference 2017:

How to Assist Children with Executive Function Dysfunction as a Related Service Provider


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Are You Planning Ahead for your 2019 CEUs? Look No Further

2019 is going to be great!

ERI 2019

We are currently confirming dates for a great line up of courses coming in 2019. Whether you are looking for a continuing education course focusing on Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Neurology, School Based Therapies, EI, Vestibular Rehab. and Concussion, Acute Care, Feeding, or for courses for the therapist working in the NICU, SNF, LTC or in the Home, we continue to strive to be your preferred provider.

Check our website  – courses are now being added for 2019!

Look for new courses presented by new dynamic members of our faculty, who are joining us for 2019:

Therapeutic Management of the Complex Neonate: Cardiac, Respiratory, Neurologic Challenges in the NICU, PICU, SICU and EI Settings
Louisa Ferrera

Rehabilitative Management of Patients with Neurodegenerative Conditions
Robert Hand

Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient
Robyn Ligotti

TBI: Tools and Strategies to Promote Recovery for the Moderately-Severely Challenged
Speaker TBD

Improving Functional Performance for the Medically Complex Patient
Pat Tino

Integrating NDT, SI and Motor Learning Perspectives in Pediatrics
Kim Westhoff

Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care
Siobhan O’Donnell

Self-regulation and Executive Function
Jocelyn Wallach

Course outlines, speaker bios and venues will be announced very shortly!

We listened,  and are presenting you with courses that meet your needs. We will continue to add more new speakers and new courses throughout the year…….. Let us know if there is someone you would like to hear speak, or point out what topics will meet your needs.

To be the first to know about these exciting new courses, please make sure to sign up and join our mailing/email list:

Join our Mailing List Here

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Therapies in the School 2018 – Full Outline Now Available

Therapies in the SchoolWe are Excited to Share the Full Outline for:

November 15-16, 2018 – Framingham, MA

Join us at this year’s annual conference for therapists who work in a school setting. Learn how to help prepare children so they are “ready to learn”, with mindfulness and other strategies, best practices for collaboration, strategies to build interoception and write educationally relevant IEPs. Breakout sessions will also cover new ideas for obtaining pre-writing skills, as well as praxis, sensory modulation, and motor issues as they affect learning. This year’s conference is relevant for therapists new to the school setting as well as seasoned therapists.

For the first time this year we are offering NEW Breakout Sessions during Lunch on Day 2: (Signups coming soon)

  • Trade Your Creative Therapies – A Round Table Discussion
  • Ask the Experts – A session for asking questions about practice issues and sharing solutions
  • Networking for the New School Based Therapists – A moderated session to discuss successes and challenges

with full outline, Schedule, CEU information and registration link

We hope to see you at this year’s conference.

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Training offered in the Practical Management of Vestibular Disorders

Renowned faculty member; Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS, has been teaching with ERI since 2005. He  is the Director of the Otolaryngology Vestibular and Balance Center at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA and an associate faculty member at Misericordia University, Department of Physical Therapy. Jeff has lectured at professional conferences, universities and continuing education courses for audiologists, physicians and therapists involved in managing patients with dizziness and imbalance. Jeff has developed a teaching website  designed to provide information to assist clinicians in the management of dizziness and imbalance.

Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance

July 27-28 , 2018 – Portland, OR
August 25-26, 2018 – Binghamton, NY
September 7-8, 2018 – Lakewood, CO
November 16-17, 2018 – Arlington, VA

Visit this course page for full details, to download a brochure or to register

 This  evidence-based course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinicians ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction. 

Course Objectives: Perform a detailed bedside vestibular and balance examination Based on patient history and bedside examination, identify the specific features of:

  • Peripheral vestibular disorders
  • Central vestibular disorders
  • Non-vestibular dizziness

Recognize typical characteristics of peripheral vestibular vs. central-etiology nystagmus Identify appropriate standardized assessment tools for use in vestibular rehabilitation Prescribe rehabilitation programs to address adaptation and compensation for vestibular dysfunction Identify specific variants of BPPV and perform appropriate canalith repositioning maneuvers Identify indications for further diagnostic testing / medical referral.

“Jeff Walter is an exceptional presenter and advocate for the promotion of vestibular and balance rehabilitation. His clear presentation and evidence-based principles applied to this course make the course directly applicable and useful to any clinician interested in vestibular rehab. I strongly recommend this course and instructor.” Justin Snyder, Physical Therapy

“Outstanding, educational, entertaining! Jeff knows his stuff!” Todd R Zusmer, D.O.

Jeff is extremely knowledgeable on this topic. I can use this information immediately in the clinic.” Marie Theodhosi, Physical Therapy

“This was one of the best courses I’ve been to. Jeff was very knowledgeable about content and explained the content in a way that was easy to understand.”-Nora, Physical Therapy

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Looking for CEUs in Texas?

ERI Continuing EducationLet Us Help You
Grow Professionally!

EDUCATION RESOURCES is committed to ensuring class participants learn effective techniques and critical problem solving skills that can be immediately applied to the work setting.

Improve Outcomes by Improving Patient Care


Please click on the links below for full course information, dates, venues, CEU information and registration details.

Baby Steps: Building Ambulation Interventions for the Infants and Young Children with Posture and Movement Dysfunction
Jan McElroy
July 27-29, 2018 – Plano, TX

Practical Strategies for Treating Complex Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Treating the Whole Child
Mary Tarbell Bickley
July 27-28, 2018 – Temple, TX
November 3-4, 2018 – Stafford, TX

Maximizing Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function in Patients to Decrease Re-Admissions and Reach Optimal Outcomes: If you Can’t Breathe Nothing Else Matters
Donna Frownfelter
August 10-11, 2018 – Denison, TX

Treating Infants and Families in the NICU and Beyond
Roberta Gatlin
August 24-25, 2018 – Pasadena, TX

Postural Control for UE and LE Function: NDT Approach, Motor Learning, Evidence Based Practice
Monica Diamond
September 22-23, 2018 – Dallas, TX

Effectively Treat Behavior in Children: Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing, Cognitive Limitations, PTSD, & Other Challenges
John Pagano
September 22-23, 2018 – Houston, TX

Baby Beats and Breaths:  Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise
Holly Schifsky
September 29-30, 2018 – Houston, TX

Assessment and Treatment of Children with Oral Motor, Feeding/Swallowing and Respiratory Function Challenges: Children with Neuromuscular Involvement
Rona Alexander
October 5-8, 2018 – Houston, TX

Myofascial Release and Its Application to Neuro-Developmental Treatment
Gail Ritchie
October 6-7, 2018 – San Antonio, TX

Sensory Integration Intensive
Jeannetta Burpee
November 1-4, 2018 – Houston, TX

Amputee Rehabilitation Across the Continuum of Care using Evidence Based Practice
Inger Bruekner
November 2-3, 2018 – Denison, TX

Critically Thinking Through The Critically Ill
Miki Anderson Haas
November 3-4, 2018 – Dallas, TX

Practical Strategies for Treating Complex Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Treating the Whole Child
Mary Tarbell Bickley
November 3-4, 2018 – Stafford, TX

Functional Strengthening in Children
Maria Fragala Pinkham and Maggie O’Neil
November 16-17, 2018 – Pearland, TX

Education Resources provides courses that remind you why you became a therapist and why you love what you do. Learn skills that you will use right away together with peers who share your passion.

Evidence-based courses  for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and Assistants from our experts who are leaders in their field, focused on the latest research for knowledge you can apply at work right away.

  • Education Resources is a Texas Physical Therapy Association accredited provider for Texas PT CCU’s.
  • These Courses meet the approval for type 2 CEUs by the Texas Board of OT Examiners. Education Resources is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  
  • Approved by BOC to offer CEUs for Athletic Trainers.
  • Education Resources, Inc. is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.
  • Application is made to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for appropriate courses.

We Strive to be your Preferred Provider

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Winners – Customer Appreciation Month

We really do appreciate you! 

Thank you for loving what you do. You help to improve your patients/students outcomes.

We have picked two lucky winners who both registered for ERI courses during the month of MAY

Stephanie, a PTA from OK  wins A free 2 day live course ($435 Value)

Sandra, an OT from Ohio wins One Online Course Session (up to $160 value)


Thank you for being part of the ERI Community

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