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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

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

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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

NEW  – DECEMBER 2018
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.
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To be the first to know about these exciting new courses, please make sure to sign up and join our mailing/email list:

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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:

THERAPIES in the SCHOOL 2018
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

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NEW UPDATED BROCHURE 
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.

VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION
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 HERE FOR NEWLY ADDED DATES IN 2019

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

NEW
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

NEW
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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Become a Facility Partner and Bring a Course to Your Facility

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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)

CONGRATULATIONS!

Thank you for being part of the ERI Community

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Lactation Consultants receive IBLCE CERPS for ERI Course


ERI is excited to welcome Lactation Consultants to:

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy: 
Implications for Breast and Bottle Feeding
with Internationally Renowned Experts:
Lynn Wolf MS, OTR, IBCLC & Robin Glass MOT, OTR, IBCLC

October 26-27, 2018 – Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners have allocated 14 CERPS for this course (IBLCE Verification Number – C1881145)

The goal of this conference is to provide a framework from which to view the continuum of infant feeding options, including breast and bottle feeding. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their repertoire of evaluation techniques and intervention strategies when working with infants who demonstrate feeding or swallowing dysfunction. This course will cover infants in the hospital/NICU environments as well as outpatients. This course will be relevant to lactation consultants, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, nurses, and other health professionals who specialize in or who have an interest in infant feeding disorders.

Upon Completion of this course participants will be able to:

Lynn Wolf- ERI faculty

ERI Faculty Lynn Wolf Meeting Neonatal Therapists NANT 2018

  • Evaluate specific infant feeding disorders and generate appropriate treatment strategies for their management.
  • Understand the pathophysiologic principles underlying the suck, swallow, breathe triad and how they apply to breast and bottle feeding.
  • Have an increased awareness of diagnostic procedures such as videofluoroscopic swallowing study, infant focused feeding assessment, evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Understand the interplay between special diagnoses (such as prematurity, gastroesophageal reflux, cleft lip and palate) and infant feeding dysfunction.
  • Utilize treatment strategies to improve oral motor control for breastfeeding.

Earlybird Rate for 2 Days registration: $375 before August 11th

USE CODE: INFANTFEEDING2018 for online registering. 
Not to be used in combination with other discounts or course credits. 
Non-Transferable. Must be applied at time of registration, not to be used for previous registrations

 

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Nominations now Accepted for School Based Therapy Awards


We are excited to announce the return of our awards program recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of school based therapy. 

ERI AWARDSNominations are now being accepted

We will be honoring two unsung heroes/teams. 
One for his/her significant contribution to research in the field of school based therapy, and one for his/her significant contribution to therapy practice in the field of school based therapy. 

Please click on the links below to send in your nominations:

Research Award

This award will honor one therapist or assistant for his/her significant contribution to evidence based practice in the field of school based therapy.
Examples include implementing the first research study in your school or implementing sustained ongoing research.

Excellence in Creative School Based Therapy Award

This award will be given to a therapist or assistant  for his/her significant contribution to therapy practice in the field of school based therapy. 
This nominee has excellent assessment and intervention skills, uses those skills to meet students’ needs in unconventional and unique ways, and collaboratively engages teachers and staff within the students’ team. 

Award recipients will also demonstrate the core values of collaboration, leadership, integrity, and a passion for improving the lives of his or her students. 

Deadline for Submission is September 15th 2018

The award recipients will be announced and honored at the
Eighteenth Annual Therapies in the School Conference (November 15-16, 2018)


THERAPIES in the SCHOOL 2018
November 15-16, 2018
Framingham, MA
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR PRELIMINARY OUTLINE, PRICING AND REGISTRATION DETAILS

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

Limited Availability so Reserve Early!


 

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