Therapies in the School Conference for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists and Special Educators

ERI’s Therapies in the School Conference
November 18-19, 2021

ERI is Excited to Offer Dynamic Topics Presented by Leading Experts at Annual Conference for School-Based Therapists!

As we emerge from the COVID 19 pandemic, we are re-imagining what participation and performance will look like for school-aged children and how our support today impacts each student’s long-term outcomes in life. 

ERI is committed to supporting your practice no matter what the circumstances – even during a pandemic!  

At this year’s conference, we are excited to join together to deliver content that integrates what we have learned during COVID with our pre-COVID best practices. 

We are happy to share this early outline 


Thursday, November 18, 2021 Friday, November 19, 2021

Learn it Today, Use it Tomorrow: Practical Strategies to Facilitate Independent Executive Function Skills

Sara Ward, SLP

Praxis as a Whole Brain Process: How Neuroscience Informs Function

Teresa May Benson, OT

Breathing, Talking and Postural Control:  Why is This Relationship so Important for School-Based Therapists to Understand?

Trish West Low
Mary Massery, PT

Decisions for Today, Implications for Tomorrow: Long Term Outcomes Over the Life Span for Students with Special Needs.
Barbara Connolly, PT

Select From These Afternoon Sessions: Select From These Afternoon Sessions:

Get Moving!  Add Breathing Strategies to Movement for Improved Functional Outcomes

Trish West Low
Mary Massery, PT

Assessment of Sensory Processing Issues in High-risk Populations: Down Syndrome

Barbara Connolly, PT

School-Based Best Practices:
A Guide for Beginning Therapists

Susan Cecere, PT

Digital Tools: Promoting Efficiency for Both You and Your Students

Tim Richmond, OT

Evaluating School Participation: 
Revitalizing and Developing Your Process

Jan Hollenbeck, OT


Tools, Treatment and Accommodations

Teresa May Benson, OT

Fine Motor Skills and Tool Use:
Evaluation and Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies

Jan McCleskey, OT

Visual Impairments, Motor Skills and School Performance: CVI, ROP, ONH

Joanne Szabo, PT


(This outline is subject to slight changes )

We know that we need to look at the WHOLE child and consider areas that may have been overlooked or addressed less frequently in the past; the vestibular system, visual system, social/emotional (anxiety) impacts, breathing and more.  In addition, we are re-thinking and updating those areas we regularly address with children such as fine/gross motor skills and sensory processing and evaluations. 

We look forward to sharing this new knowledge and the excitement of being a school-based therapist as we emerge from this time of COVID with a renewed commitment to and enthusiasm for the children we support.    




This year’s conference will deliver the same quality you’ve come to love and expect in a highly interactive virtual experience.  If you couldn’t join us in the past because distance was prohibitive, this is YOUR CHANCE to JOIN this AMAZING COMMUNITY of school-based therapists!

If you are a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist or special educator working in an educational environment, add November 18-19, 2021 to your calendar.

ERI Therapies in the School brings the very best speakers to share the very latest research and school-based therapy techniques—and their passion for their work—with hundreds of school-based therapy professionals just like you.

Energetic experiential learning, lively panel discussions, and challenging breakout sessions will give you powerful new therapeutic tools and techniques.

ERI Therapies in the School builds a therapy community across the country that stays in touch long after the conference closes.

Our annual conference also starts a conversation that continues all year with school discussion groups. Powerful professional development for school-based professionals is a key part of the ERI mission, and school discussion groups provide a forum for therapists and educators to ask questions and share insights online.

There’s a reason why over 50% of conference attendees come back for another year. See for yourself how the ERI Therapies in the School conference can change the way you feel about your work—for the better.