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New Pediatric CEU Course


Featuring our New Course:“Integrating Movement-Based and Learning Strategies: An Evidence Based Approach to Enhance Engagement and Function in Children”June Smith September 20-21, 2013 – Wilkes Barre Township, PA  This dynamic and interactive workshop will teach clinicians a wide range of … Continue reading

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Faculty member Ginny Paleg – Published in APTA


Ginny Paleg has the lead article on clinical recommendations for frequency and duration of standing programs for children. “This issue begins with a systematic review completed by Paleg and colleagues focused on dosing within standing programs for children and organized around … Continue reading

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Introducing New Speaker: PT Mary Ann Sharkey


We are very excited to have distinguished speaker, Mary Ann Sharkey join our faculty. Mary Ann Sharkey, PhD, MS, PT, C/NDT was named the 2011 Distinguished Educator by the American Physical Therapy Association, Education Section. She has presented preconferences most recently at the … Continue reading

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Introducing OT June Smith as an ERI Faculty member


We would like to introduce June Smith OTR/L, and are thrilled to add her to our distinguished list of Faculty members.June is a dynamic and engaging instructor, is an Occupational Therapist and licensed Brain Gym®Instructor. She has certifications in Sensory … Continue reading

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Baby Steps: Ambulation for the 0-3 Population; CEU course for PT’s, PTA’s, OT’s and OTA’s


How do you maximize your time and target gait in your interventions with infants and toddlers? This course will focus on pre and early ambulation in a population that is predisposed to rapid and dramatic changes: the birth to three population. We will … Continue reading

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Implications for Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy with Earlier Diagnosis of Autism


New Research:A study recently published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found differences in white matter tract development in the  brains of Autistic children as young as 6 months of age.  This study was an international collaborative effort following hundreds … Continue reading

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Songs to Enhance Social Skills


Posting from Distinguished FacultyJohn Pagano: It is important for all preschool and kindergarten children, and elementary classes that include children with special needs, to provide frequent music and movement breaks. The movement breaks  take five minutes or less and children are … Continue reading

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Help! Diagnosis & Physical Therapy Treatment Ideas for 19 month old


Alyssa Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Hello! I am a pediatric physical therapist (Early Intervention) currently struggling with a little girl (19 months old); significant hypotonia, NO head control, dislocating joints (elbows, shoulders, hips and knees), joint contractures in lower extremities, … Continue reading

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Child with Oppositional Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder. Help!


I am a P.T. seeing both children and adult patients. I am seeing a 4 year old child diagnosed with sensory and speech impairments and oppositional disorder. He has shown significant improvement in both sensory and speech areas. His teachers … 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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