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Therapies in the School 2016 – Secure Your Spot Now!


We are excited to say that registrations are starting to roll in for our extremely popular Therapies in the School Conference, coming up in November in Massachusetts.

This was a sell out conference last year and we do not want you to be disappointed!

Seventeenth Annual
THERAPIES in the SCHOOL
Conference

November 17-18, 2016
Framingham, MA

With New Preconference : Wednesday November 16

Therapies in the School Conference

You Asked and We Listened!

We asked all of our past participants to give us their feedback and input for future conferences and we are confident that you will not be disappointed!

This year’s conference provides participants with collaborative approaches to supporting instruction in the classroom with related services, address the functional but struggling child, how to support fine motor skills, and realistic strategies for the moderate to severely involved child.

Returning this year, to join our distinguished line up of faculty members are nationally acclaimed and respected speakers Jan Hollenbeck, John Pagano, and Sara Harvey, who will incorporate mindfulness, movement and music, therapeutic implications of our current knowledge of how the brain works, motor issues in ASD, and visual processing as it affects learning in their evidence-based sessions.

New Preconference 

To help therapists and other school based professionals improve self-regulation and emotional control in children of all ages, Education Resources Inc. is offering:

The Zones of Regulation: A Framework to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control®

Nationally acclaimed speaker Leah Kuypers, M.A. Ed., OTR/L will provide therapists, teachers, and parents with hands-on knowledge on the nature of self-regulation and strategies for improving self regulation and emotional control in individuals of all ages. The presentation addresses topics including the brain’s involvement, typical development, sensory processing, emotional regulation, and executive functioning. Participants will learn an explicit, stair-stepped method and tools to guide students in utilizing The Zones framework across situations and environments to regulate sensory needs, impulses, and emotional states in response to social demands.

The course will be held:

November 17-18th – Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, Massachusetts.
Pre Conference – Wednesday November 16th, 2016 at the same venue

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A BROCHURE

Therapists and educators may register directly through Education Resources Inc.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION  for complete course description, CEU details, speaker bios, registration information and group registration details.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s conference!

 
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NEW Courses added in Texas


Education Resources inc CEU courses in TexasLet 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.

Education Resources provides continuing education that can truly make a difference for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapists Assistants, and Speech Language Pathologists and their patients.

Our distinguished and world renowned faculty are leaders in their field, and provide clinically relevant, evidence based, dynamic and engaging CEU courses.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR TEXAS BROCHURE

Please click here for a listing of upcoming courses in 2016, full course information, dates, venues, CEU information and registration details.

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. 

AOTA providerEducation Resources is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association. #3043

NBCOT professional development provider

 

 

 

 

Approved by BOC to offer CEUs for Athletic Trainers

Application is made to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for appropriate courses

 

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NEW Pediatric Strength Training Course for Therapists Coming To Illinois and New York


Pediatric strength trainingDon’t miss our NEW Pediatric Course: “Positive Functional Outcomes Through Strength Training in Children with Developmental Disabilities”, with respected clinician and dynamic instructor Bobby Nabeyama, PT, DPT, MS coming to:

Illinois – August 26-27, 2016

New York – November 5-6, 2016

With further dates being scheduled for 2017.

Most children with disabilities and motor impairments have strength deficits and weakness-related impairments.  These strength deficits correlate or directly interfere with their functional level and participation across multiple environments including at home and school.  This seminar with focus on how to best apply available literature into clinical and educational practice for optimal outcomes.  Through practice, extensive case problem analysis and discussion, participants will learn best practices in data driven, scientific based interventions for strength, endurance, and function.  This seminar will encourage the success of children with special needs and set up high standards in outcomes.  

This course will help therapists set realistic goals, prioritize treatment and implement successful programs for children with disabilities including cerebral palsy, multiply handicapped, obesity, chronic orthopedic conditions, and autism from preschool through school age, adolescence, and towards adulthood.

Please click here for full course details, to download a brochure or to register

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PT needs your help! 3yr Old with ASD Lacking Safety Awareness


DEAR ERI COMMUNITY

We received this question from one of the school therapists in our community, she would like to hear your thoughts and experiences:

I am a physical therapist working in early intervention. One of my client is a 3 year old boy with ASD . Recently we noticed that if we take him to the park he is unaware of his surroundings. He will not avoid obstacles in his path and has no safety awareness. He actually nearly walk right over a boy on a scooter. Any suggestions on how to address his lack of safety awareness? He has come a long way in early intervention but he is aging out and will start school in September. Any thoughts would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks again Jacqueline PT

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NEW JERSEY CEUS August – December 2016, for PT’s, OT’s and SLP’s


Education Resources is thrilled to offer multiple opportunities for CEUs coming to New Jersey  in the latter half of 2016 

We are pleased to  offer you our continuing education courses that are evidence based, engaging, relevant, and immediately applicable to your practice.

Education Resources applies to the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for all relevant courses being held in New Jersey and neighboring states.
You will not find all of our courses listed on the NJ Board’s website as they are behind in posting their approved courses on their site. The following courses (those relevant to PT’s) will be approved by the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Education Resources is an approved provider by the New York State Board of Physical Therapy.

Education Resources is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the
American Occupational Therapy Association.

Applications are made to ASHA for all relevant courses.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A BROCHURE OF COURSES
IN NEW JERSEY IN 2016

Please click on the links below for a full course description, faculty bio, course brochure including a schedule and registration information
Further courses may be added as venues become confirmed.

Post Concussion Syndrome
Christina Finn
August 20-21, 2016 – Somerville, NJ

Is it Sensory? Or is it Behavior? Assessment and Intervention Tools for OT’s, PT’s and SLP’s
Debra Dickson
August 26-27, 2016 – New Brunswick, NJ

Treatment of the Child with Severe Involvement: An NDT Approach
Linda Kliebhan
September 16-17, 2016 – Mountainside, NJ

Mechanical Disorders of the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joint: A Symptom Reproduction Model
Russell Woodman
September 24-25, 2016 – New Brunswick, NJ

Treating Patients in Acute Care and Critical Care Settings: Maximizing Potential
Steven Sadowsky
September 30-October 1, 2016 – Pennington, NJ

The SOFFI Method: Supporting Oral Feeding in Fragile Infants
Erin Sundseth Ross
October 14-15, 2016 – New Brunswick, NJ

The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy the Visual-Vestibular System and Treatment Applications
Janine Wiskind
October 14-15, 2016 – Cedar Knolls, NJ

Amputee Rehabilitation: From Pre-op to Return to Sport Using Evidence Based Care
Inger Brueckner
October 15-16, 2016 – Somerville, NJ

Get Ready to Learn: Yoga Therapy in the Classroom
Anne Buckley-Reen
October 21-22, 2016 – Cedar Knolls, NJ

Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation in Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS)       
Gaye Cronin
October 28-29, 2016 – Mountainside, NJ

Adult Dysphagia:  Treatment and Clinical Decisions in Complex Patients
Aliaa Khidr
October 28-29, 2016  – Englewood, NJ

NEW Linking Play and Self-Regulation to Mealtime Success
Susan Roberts
November 4-5, 2016 – Cedar Knolls, NJ

ICU and Acute Care Update : Focus on Early Mobility
Christiane Perme
November 19-20, 2016 – Englewood, NJ

Advanced Course: Combining NDT and SI for Optimal Function in Children with Neuromotor Challenges
Lezlie Adler
December 2-3, 2016 – New Brunswick, NJ

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NEW Post Concussion Syndrome Course Coming in the Fall


We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Kim Fox, PT, DPT to as a member of our distinguished faculty.

Dr. Kim Fox PT, DPT

Dr. Kim Fox PT, DPT

She began her career in the United States Air Force having served both active duty and reservists. She completed her Masters of Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, with special recognitions for neurology and research, and received her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Dr. Fox successfully completed the competency based vestibular course through Emory University and additionally holds several advanced vestibular coursework certificates from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Fox has opened therapy clinics and currently owns Western Carolina Physical Therapy, and The Asheville Balance & Vestibular Center, specializing exclusively in the diagnostics and treatment of balance and vestibular disorders, bringing together a multidisciplinary team. Dr. Fox is on the editorial review board for the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA), is a published author for VEDA, implemented VestibularJobs.com in partnership with VEDA, is a member of the WNC Fall Prevention Coalition and teaches a variety of balance and vestibular courses.

Her NEW Course is being offered in the Fall:
Rehab for Vestibular, Balance and Related Symptons: Post-Concussion Syndrome
October 1-2, 2016 – Johnston, IA
November 12-13, 2016 – Salem, OR

Please Click Here for More Course/CEU Information, To Download a Brochure, or To Register.

This course is approved by the Board of Certification to offer CEUs for Certified Athletic Trainers.
This courses is approved by ASHA for Audiologists. This course is offered for up to 1.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.45 CEU’s). The OR Board of PT recognizes other Board’s approvals.This course meets the requirements of the IA Dept. of Public Health Bureau of Professional Licensure for continuing education for physical therapists for 14.5 hours.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours – Intermediate Level Occupational therapy Process: evaluation, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA

 

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NEW NICU course for Neonatal Therapists with Distinguished Faculty Member Roberta Pineda


We are extremely thrilled to welcome Roberta Pineda as a new member to our Faculty.

Roberta Pineda

Roberta Pineda

“Bobbi”  is a renowned clinician and research scientist and dynamic speaker with an interest in developing interventions that can optimize neurodevelopmental outcomes in high risk newborn infants, specifically born prematurely. Bobbi has more than 20 years of clinical experience as a NICU based Occupational Therapist and has been involved in defining and implementing interventions with families and NICU staff to optimize outcomes. Her research has been focused on investigating the effects of the early neonatal intensive  care unit environment on brain development.  She has published many articles in peer reviewed journals. She is certified as a trainer on the NICU Network Neurobehavioral Assessment and is certified in the use of Prechtl’s General Movement Assessment.  Bobbi is the chair of the Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board.  She is the mother of 3 prematurely born children.

Her NEW course titled: Assessment and Intervention with the High Risk Infant in the NICU and During the Transition to Home will focus on practical strategies to address behavioral, developmental and feeding assessment and intervention with high risk infants in the NICU.  Factors related to parenting, the NICU environment, and the effects of altered sensory and motor experiences will be explored.  Through video analysis, demonstration and case examples, participants will practice their clinical problem-solving skills for this specialized setting. Participants will enhance their observational and clinical skills, improving early identification of therapeutic needs that define targeted interventions in the NICU and during the transition home.

A study led by Bobbi Pineda, PhD, has documented the developmental differences between premature babies in the NICU and full-term babies. The research points to opportunities to intervene in the NICU, to improve preemies’ long-term outcomes. 
https://source.wustl.edu/2012/11/study-documents-preemies-development-in-nicu-suggests-early-interventions/

UPCOMING COURSE DATES:
September 30-October 1, 2016 – Boston, MA
November 19-20, 2016 – Las Vegas, NV
January 21-22, 2017 – Houston, TX

with further dates to be confirmed in 2017

Please click here for further course details, to download a brochure or to register.

Any Questions: 800-487-6530 ♦ info@educationresourcesinc.com

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Questions from a Neonatal Therapist – Please offer your thoughts


We received these questions from a neonatal therapist, who is looking for your thoughts and advice:

I am looking for a more detailed assessment that I can use with our 35-36 week preterms which I screen for development and feeding. I am happy with my assessment of neonatal reflexes, posture, tone and feeding, but feel that my sensory assessment is too general, especially in regard to visual function.

My second question is in regard to the Prechtl training. Could you give us your opinion on whether this is worth the investment and also if there are components of the assessment that would be accessible to those who cannot afford this training but would like to be able to identify at risk infants?

Lastly, as all NICU therapist’s know, there are often restrictions in this setting for the amount of time a neonate is alert and active without heading toward the point of no return, so if you have opinions on what parts of the developmental screening that are most pertinent to look at or vice versa, what parts are not as pertinent, ie, parts that can be sacrificed when time is of the essence, please advise. In these cases, I usually look at tone and feeding and postpone the reflex and sensory portion of the evaluation.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks!

Randi  MS, OTR/L

Please share your thoughts with our community of neonatal therapists
Thank you

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Seeking Your Input As We Revise Our Advanced Course for Neonatal Therapists


We are seeking your advice and input on revising our current course addressing advanced clinical practice for NICU therapists.  While the course is constantly updated by our distinguished faculty member, Beth McManus, to reflect current evidence based practice, Beth is seeking input on what you, the advanced practice NICU therapist, are challenged by.

For those of you who have taken and loved (everybody does!) Beth’s course, please do let us know what additional topics or issues you would like to see added to the course. For those of you who have not yet had the privilege of learning from Beth, please take a look at the outline and let us know if there are additional topics that you are struggling with and would like to see addressed.

When we designed this course in 2013, you, the NICU community, provided us with invaluable input so that Beth could design a course to meet your needs.  Please do let us how we can help you meet your next level of professional development.  Beth will be working on these revisions during this summer.

Please click here for the current outline for this workshop.

We want to be sure that it meets the needs of the advanced NICU therapist.  As a valued member of our community, we would greatly appreciate any feedback, (positive, negative, suggestions, comments) you may have for us.   

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEND ME YOUR RESPONSE

Thank you so very much

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Florida Continuing Education Courses for Therapists, Dietitians, Athletic Trainers


Education Resources is pleased to bring the following cutting-edge, evidence-based continuing education courses to Florida.
Let us help you meet your professional development needs for re-licensure. 

Our live courses are engaging, relevant, immediately applicable to your practice and are based on the latest clinical information and research available.

CEB-AutomaticallyReports-BadgeCourses for PT’s and OT’s are registered with CE Broker
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Education Resources is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

Florida Physical therapy associationWe apply to the Florida Physical Therapy Association for approval

The GA Board of Physical Therapy recognizes other state’s approvals Documentation is provided in accordance with the GA Board of Occupational Therapy for license renewal.

The American Occupational Therapy Association, inc.AOTA provider
          APPROVED PROVIDER PROGRAM

Approved by BOC to offer CEUs for Athletic TrainersNATABOC LOGO 2012

Application is made to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for appropriate courses

Please do not hesitate to call/email for more information:
800-487-6530 ♦ info@educationresourcesinc.com

Please Click Here to View all courses coming to Florida in 2016

Click Here to join our mailing/email list

Send us your comments, thoughts, clinical challenges, and topic/speaker suggetions

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