Category Archives: School Based Therapists

JUST ADDED – NEW Online Courses for School Therapists


Recorded live at our SOLD OUT School Based Conference We are offering five courses (recorded live) from sold out Annual Therapies in the School Conference 2015. You can choose from five individual sessions, or choose the complete package of all … Continue reading

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GAS (Goal Attainment Scaling) to Measure and Document Progress


Education Resources, Inc. faculty Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT and Kate Bain OT, C/NDT have conducted the first half of an exciting research project entitled “Moving and Doing-Functional Outcomes of Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)- A Multi-Modal, Goal Focused Intervention to Promote … Continue reading

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A FOUR LETTER WORD FOR HEALING – Post from Faculty Member Susan Roberts


Have you noticed that people respond very negatively to the four-letter word, p-l-a-y? For some reason we view play as something too childish, even for children.  We do everything we can – exercise, work, classes – to contain play and … Continue reading

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Batten Down the Hatches – It’s Annual Review Time


GUEST BLOGGER: Kathryn Biel It’s that awesome time of year when we bury ourselves in paperwork and don’t resurface until June. You know–annual review time. Last week, I put my scheduled meetings (so far) into my calendar and wept. Balancing … Continue reading

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Visual/ Visual-Spatial Resources


We wanted to share some visual/visual-spatial resources recommended by faculty member Carrie Davis www.eyecanlearn.com (free online resource with activity ideas and a few computer-based games to work on specific visual challenges- tracking, eye teaming, etc.) Visual-Spatial Portals to Thinking, Feeling … Continue reading

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NEW COURSE: Linking Play and Self-Regulation to Mealtime Success and Introducing NEW SPEAKER: Susan Roberts


We are thrilled to introduce a new speaker to our faculty: SUSAN ROBERTS Susan L. Roberts, author, nutritionist, and award-winning occupational therapist uses innovative, research-based approaches for children and teens with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, CP, Down’s syndrome and other … Continue reading

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Light touch and Holding Interventions


Faculty Member: John Pagano Light touch and holding strategies promote body awareness and social-emotional skills in children and adolescents with behavioral challenges. Deep pressure touch is a more common therapeutic intervention. However, light touch and holding are valuable therapeutic options … Continue reading

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What Am I Doing Here? What Motor Skills Should We Be Working On With Our Students With Autism


Guest Blogger: Kathryn Biel I’ve had that moment lately. I’m not proud to admit it. Every few years, I work with a student who makes me feel this way. I have no idea what I’m doing with and for the … Continue reading

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Why is Sensory Such a Mystery?


GUEST BLOGGER: Kathryn Biel We’ve all sat in those meetings. The one where the Committee Chair, or the pre-school director, or the classroom staff, or the administration says those dreaded words. “We don’t treat just sensory.” “OT is for fine-motor … Continue reading

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Hands-On Therapy


It’s that uncomfortable moment in our professional development where they talk about not touching students. You know, that you shouldn’t really hug or touch students, and specifically not below the waist and above the knee. I know the point of … Continue reading

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