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Barbara Hypes responds to blog with therapy thoughts and suggestions


We posted a clinical case study a few weeks ago and had some great responses. We wanted to share one comment from our distinguished faculty member; Barbara Hypes Alyssa Posts:DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Hello! I am a pediatric physical therapist (Early … Continue reading

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How Much Should PT, OT and Speech Therapy Cost our Patients?


As PTs, OTs and Speech language pathologists we know how detrimental to our patients’ health it can be when they don’t receive the appropriate amount of therapy and care. But for many of our patients this has become the norm … Continue reading

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Computer Based Balance Assessments for Acute Patients?


Margo Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: At our facility, we are implementing new computer evaluations but have been unable to come up with good balance assessments for acute patients. Does any one have suggestions for tests that are valid and easy … Continue reading

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Seeking Input from NICU Therapists


Dear NICU Therapist,We are seeking your advice and input on developing an advanced clinical continuing education course for NICU therapists.  In response to numerous requests from colleagues who like yourself, have attended one of our NICU workshops, we are hoping … Continue reading

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OT CEUs Explained


“I’m an OT…what are my requirements for continuing education?” I have to take a deep breath before explaining the continuing education requirements for OTs. First of all, Education Resources is an approved provider of CEUs from AOTA. Having said this, … Continue reading

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Our Esteemed Faculty Member; Ann Buckley Reen – Research is Published in AJOT


Occupational therapists use school-based yoga programs, but these interventions typically lack manualization and evidence from well-designed studies. Using an experimental pretest–posttest control group design, researchers, Kristie Koenig, Ann Buckley-Reen, and Staviga Gargthese examined the effectiveness of the Get Ready to Learn … Continue reading

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Feeding, Swallowing: Who’s job is it…. Speech Language Pathology? Occupational Therapy?


Nicole Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I have a great interest in feeding, eating, and swallowing which is a specialty certification for OTs. However, in acute care there is great resistance to practice in this area because of the strong presence … Continue reading

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Measuring Therapy Productivity in Acute Care


Judy Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Has anyone found a good way to measure productivity in acute care? It can vary so much from day to day for the evaluating therapists depending on what types of patients were admitted and how … Continue reading

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NDT Recertification


As all of you who are NDT certified know, NDT certification is now valid for 3 years, from the date of acceptance into the program. Re-certification is a new process that requires 20 hours of continuing education in the three … Continue reading

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Free CE Course for Acute Care Therapists


Our new blog has been very successful building a strong pediatric therapy community. We would like now to do the same for our acute care therapists, building a community that will serve you well, a place for you to share … Continue reading

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