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Do You Work in a Department that Fosters Professional Development?


Physical and Occupational therapists have been increasingly called upon to meet the challenges of an evolving health care environment. Whether you work in pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, neurology, or another concentration, you will need to engage in lifelong learning in order … Continue reading

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Occupational Therapist CEU’s: New York Update


Starting on February 13, 2013, New York Licensed Occupational Therapists and OT Assistants are now required to complete 36 hours of continuing competency when they renew their licenses every three years.  These requirements will be phased in during the first … Continue reading

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Stretching Your Continuing Education Dollars


One of the frequently asked questions we get is: what is the most efficient use of my budgeted continuing education dollars?  We are very aware of how CE budgets have been cut in recent years, and we have approached this … Continue reading

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Should I take a live Continuing Education course or an on-line course?


After sponsoring and developing live courses for over 25 years, we admit to being just a tad prejudice about live continuing education courses! Our professions (physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology) are used to being physically active. So … Continue reading

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10 words to Use to Enhance your In-Service Presentation to your Therapy Department…..


Use emotion words and logic words.  Use some of these words if they are appropriate to your content and comfortable for you:   Emotion words such as instinct, felt, reaction, sense, confident. These words are most helpful in describing clinical … Continue reading

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Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for Dummies


Are you clear on what is the definition of a CEU (“continuing education unit”) vs. what is a continuing education hour? In most states, a CEU is a tenth of an hour. Thus, a one hour course is equivalent to … Continue reading

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4 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself When Preparing an In-Service for your Therapy Department.


Carol Loria, President ERI: You want to share your learning and enthusiasm with your colleagues but you only have 1 ½  hours to present 2 days worth of material. How do you pair down the material?  How do you decide … Continue reading

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How to Overcome Nervousness When Presenting an In-Service to your Therapy Department


Carol Loria, President ERI: You just finished a continuing education course and you can’t wait to impart your excitement and the new knowledge you learned BUT you are so nervous.You are afraid that your hands and voice will be shaking.  … Continue reading

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Demystifying CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for physical therapists: State Requirements


Did you know that the APTA does not have an approval process for CEUs for continuing education courses? What this means is that it is up to each Board of Registration in Physical Therapy to set (and sometimes administer) its … Continue reading

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