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Training offered in the Practical Management of Vestibular Disorders


Renowned faculty member; Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS, has been teaching with ERI since 2005. He  is the Director of the Otolaryngology Vestibular and Balance Center at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA and an associate faculty member at Misericordia University, Department of Physical Therapy. Jeff has lectured at professional conferences, universities and continuing education courses for audiologists, physicians and therapists involved in managing patients with dizziness and imbalance. Jeff has developed a teaching website  designed to provide information to assist clinicians in the management of dizziness and imbalance.

VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION
Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance

July 27-28 , 2018 – Portland, OR
August 25-26, 2018 – Binghamton, NY
September 7-8, 2018 – Lakewood, CO
November 16-17, 2018 – Arlington, VA

Visit this course page for full details, to download a brochure or to register

 This  evidence-based course will include instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical management, pathology, detailed bedside examination and treatment skills. The material will be presented in a lecture, lab and video case study format. Competence in the performance of a comprehensive office / bedside examination and treatment skills will be addressed in a lab format. The seminar is intended to enhance the clinicians ability to evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of VRT for vestibular disorders. Practical application of VRT to a variety of practice settings (outpatient, acute care, SNF, ER) will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on the management of BPPV variants and vestibular hypofunction. 

Course Objectives: Perform a detailed bedside vestibular and balance examination Based on patient history and bedside examination, identify the specific features of:

  • Peripheral vestibular disorders
  • Central vestibular disorders
  • Non-vestibular dizziness

Recognize typical characteristics of peripheral vestibular vs. central-etiology nystagmus Identify appropriate standardized assessment tools for use in vestibular rehabilitation Prescribe rehabilitation programs to address adaptation and compensation for vestibular dysfunction Identify specific variants of BPPV and perform appropriate canalith repositioning maneuvers Identify indications for further diagnostic testing / medical referral.

“Jeff Walter is an exceptional presenter and advocate for the promotion of vestibular and balance rehabilitation. His clear presentation and evidence-based principles applied to this course make the course directly applicable and useful to any clinician interested in vestibular rehab. I strongly recommend this course and instructor.” Justin Snyder, Physical Therapy

“Outstanding, educational, entertaining! Jeff knows his stuff!” Todd R Zusmer, D.O.

Jeff is extremely knowledgeable on this topic. I can use this information immediately in the clinic.” Marie Theodhosi, Physical Therapy

“This was one of the best courses I’ve been to. Jeff was very knowledgeable about content and explained the content in a way that was easy to understand.”-Nora, Physical Therapy

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Looking for CEUs in Texas?


ERI Continuing EducationLet Us Help You
Grow Professionally!

EDUCATION RESOURCES is committed to ensuring class participants learn effective techniques and critical problem solving skills that can be immediately applied to the work setting.

Improve Outcomes by Improving Patient Care

Please click on the links below for full course information, dates, venues, CEU information and registration details.

Baby Steps: Building Ambulation Interventions for the Infants and Young Children with Posture and Movement Dysfunction
Jan McElroy
July 27-29, 2018 – Plano, TX

Practical Strategies for Treating Complex Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Treating the Whole Child
Mary Tarbell Bickley
July 27-28, 2018 – Temple, TX
November 3-4, 2018 – Stafford, TX

Maximizing Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function in Patients to Decrease Re-Admissions and Reach Optimal Outcomes: If you Can’t Breathe Nothing Else Matters
Donna Frownfelter
August 10-11, 2018 – Denison, TX

Treating Infants and Families in the NICU and Beyond
Roberta Gatlin
August 24-25, 2018 – Pasadena, TX

Postural Control for UE and LE Function: NDT Approach, Motor Learning, Evidence Based Practice
Monica Diamond
September 22-23, 2018 – Dallas, TX

Effectively Treat Behavior in Children: Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing, Cognitive Limitations, PTSD, & Other Challenges
John Pagano
September 22-23, 2018 – Houston, TX

NEW
Baby Beats and Breaths:  Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise
Holly Schifsky
September 29-30, 2018 – Houston, TX

Assessment and Treatment of Children with Oral Motor, Feeding/Swallowing and Respiratory Function Challenges: Children with Neuromuscular Involvement
Rona Alexander
October 5-8, 2018 – Houston, TX

NEW
Myofascial Release and Its Application to Neuro-Developmental Treatment
Gail Ritchie
October 6-7, 2018 – San Antonio, TX

Sensory Integration Intensive
Jeannetta Burpee
November 1-4, 2018 – Houston, TX

Amputee Rehabilitation Across the Continuum of Care using Evidence Based Practice
Inger Bruekner
November 2-3, 2018 – Denison, TX

Critically Thinking Through The Critically Ill
Miki Anderson Haas
November 3-4, 2018 – Dallas, TX

Practical Strategies for Treating Complex Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Treating the Whole Child
Mary Tarbell Bickley
November 3-4, 2018 – Stafford, TX

Functional Strengthening in Children
Maria Fragala Pinkham and Maggie O’Neil
November 16-17, 2018 – Pearland, TX

Education Resources provides courses that remind you why you became a therapist and why you love what you do. Learn skills that you will use right away together with peers who share your passion.

Evidence-based courses  for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and Assistants from our experts who are leaders in their field, focused on the latest research for knowledge you can apply at work right away.

  • Education Resources is a Texas Physical Therapy Association accredited provider for Texas PT CCU’s.
  • These Courses meet the approval for type 2 CEUs by the Texas Board of OT Examiners. Education Resources is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  
  • Approved by BOC to offer CEUs for Athletic Trainers.
  • Education Resources, Inc. is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.
  • Application is made to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for appropriate courses.

We Strive to be your Preferred Provider

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Winners – Customer Appreciation Month


We really do appreciate you! 

Thank you for loving what you do. You help to improve your patients/students outcomes.

We have picked two lucky winners who both registered for ERI courses during the month of MAY

Stephanie, a PTA from OK  wins A free 2 day live course ($435 Value)

Sandra, an OT from Ohio wins One Online Course Session (up to $160 value)

CONGRATULATIONS!

Thank you for being part of the ERI Community

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Lactation Consultants receive IBLCE CERPS for ERI Course


ERI is excited to welcome Lactation Consultants to:

Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infancy: 
Implications for Breast and Bottle Feeding
with Internationally Renowned Experts:
Lynn Wolf MS, OTR, IBCLC & Robin Glass MOT, OTR, IBCLC

October 26-27, 2018 – Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR

The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners have allocated 14 CERPS for this course (IBLCE Verification Number – C1881145)

The goal of this conference is to provide a framework from which to view the continuum of infant feeding options, including breast and bottle feeding. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their repertoire of evaluation techniques and intervention strategies when working with infants who demonstrate feeding or swallowing dysfunction. This course will cover infants in the hospital/NICU environments as well as outpatients. This course will be relevant to lactation consultants, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, nurses, and other health professionals who specialize in or who have an interest in infant feeding disorders.

Upon Completion of this course participants will be able to:

Lynn Wolf- ERI faculty

ERI Faculty Lynn Wolf Meeting Neonatal Therapists NANT 2018

  • Evaluate specific infant feeding disorders and generate appropriate treatment strategies for their management.
  • Understand the pathophysiologic principles underlying the suck, swallow, breathe triad and how they apply to breast and bottle feeding.
  • Have an increased awareness of diagnostic procedures such as videofluoroscopic swallowing study, infant focused feeding assessment, evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux.
  • Understand the interplay between special diagnoses (such as prematurity, gastroesophageal reflux, cleft lip and palate) and infant feeding dysfunction.
  • Utilize treatment strategies to improve oral motor control for breastfeeding.

Earlybird Rate for 2 Days registration: $375 before August 11th

USE CODE: INFANTFEEDING2018 for online registering. 
Not to be used in combination with other discounts or course credits. 
Non-Transferable. Must be applied at time of registration, not to be used for previous registrations

 

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Nominations now Accepted for School Based Therapy Awards


We are excited to announce the return of our awards program recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of school based therapy. 

ERI AWARDSNominations are now being accepted

We will be honoring two unsung heroes/teams. 
One for his/her significant contribution to research in the field of school based therapy, and one for his/her significant contribution to therapy practice in the field of school based therapy. 

Please click on the links below to send in your nominations:

Research Award

This award will honor one therapist or assistant for his/her significant contribution to evidence based practice in the field of school based therapy.
Examples include implementing the first research study in your school or implementing sustained ongoing research.

Excellence in Creative School Based Therapy Award

This award will be given to a therapist or assistant  for his/her significant contribution to therapy practice in the field of school based therapy. 
This nominee has excellent assessment and intervention skills, uses those skills to meet students’ needs in unconventional and unique ways, and collaboratively engages teachers and staff within the students’ team. 

Award recipients will also demonstrate the core values of collaboration, leadership, integrity, and a passion for improving the lives of his or her students. 

Deadline for Submission is September 15th 2018

The award recipients will be announced and honored at the
Eighteenth Annual Therapies in the School Conference (November 15-16, 2018)


THERAPIES in the SCHOOL 2018
November 15-16, 2018
Framingham, MA
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR PRELIMINARY OUTLINE, PRICING AND REGISTRATION DETAILS

Join us at this year’s annual conference for therapists who work in a school setting.
Learn how to help prepare children so they are “ready to learn”, with mindfulness and other strategies, best practices for collaboration, strategies to build interoception and write educationally relevant IEPs.
Breakout sessions will also cover new ideas for obtaining pre-writing skills, as well as praxis, sensory modulation, and motor issues as they affect learning.
This year’s conference is relevant for therapists new to the school setting as well as seasoned therapists.
We hope to see you at this year’s conference.

Limited Availability so Reserve Early!


 

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Early Bird Registration Rate for Therapies in the School Conference 2018


We are excited to share with you the outline for our popular
annual school based conference:

Therapies in the SchoolTHERAPIES in the SCHOOL 2018
November 15-16, 2018
Framingham, MA

 We do have a group of respected and renowned speakers lined up for you:
Kelly Mahler, Kim Wiggins, Judy Kimball, Anne Buckley Reen, Susan Cecere, Kathryn Biel and Nicole Barmen, Jenn Colebourn and Julie Goff and Arsenio Paez.

Learn how to help prepare children so they are “ready to learn”, with mindfulness and other strategies, best practices for collaboration, strategies to build interoception and write educationally relevant IEPs. 
Breakout sessions will also cover new ideas for obtaining pre-writing skills, as well as praxis, sensory modulation, and motor issues as they affect learning. 
This year’s conference is relevant for therapists new to the school setting as well as seasoned therapists.


PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR PRELIMINARY OUTLINE, 
PRICING AND REGISTRATION DETAILS

We would like to offer you our 
Discounted Early Bird Registration

Register for the TWO DAYS of the Therapies in the School conference 
and get a reduced rate of $425 (saving $50).
Deadline June 15th, 2018

Use Code Therapies2018 when you register
Must be used at time of registration. Cannot be combined with any other offers. 
Limited Time offer.


We hope to see you at this year’s conference.
Limited Availability so Reserve Early!

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MAY is ERI’s Customer Appreciation Month


We really do appreciate you!

And we would like to honor you by offering you the opportunity to win a free course.

Thank you for being part of our community and for loving what you do. You help to improve your patients/students outcomes.

Register for any course, (throughout 2018) and if you register during the month of MAY (2018) you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two prizes:

 

 

A free 2 day live course ($435 Value)

One Online Course Session (up to $160 value)

We will randomly chose a winner from all registrations taken during the month of May and the winners will be notified in early June.

GOOD LUCK!

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NEW Online Sessions for School Therapists Added for 2018 – Introductory Offer


ERI Therapies in the SchoolOur NEW  Online Sessions are Now Available!

THERAPIES in THE SCHOOL ONLINE Conference 5

We have added four new online courses to our e-learning program.

Recorded live at our Eighteenth Annual Therapies in the School conference this conference focuses on the latest advances in school based practice for therapists. It covers aligning motor needs with educational needs, and how to improve executive function in children who are receiving therapy services in the school setting. How primitive reflexes can be relevant to school-based practice, as well as strategies to integrate these primitive reflexes are discussed. Using evidence to help guide decisions on goals, dosage, and frequency are covered for motor needs in children with autism.

Introductory Special Rate of $499 for the Complete Package of  these New Courses 
(regular price $599)
Please use code “SchoolOnline2018” and register by May 25th 2018.

Recorded live at our popular Therapies in The School Conference 2017
You can choose from four individual courses, or choose the complete package of all courses; a great option to share with your colleagues or district:

Four Dynamic Online Sessions:
(Please click on each session title for detailed information)

COMPLETE PACKAGE OF ONLINE COURSES FROM Therapies in The School 2017
Introductory rate of $499 using code: TherapiesOnline2018

Combine These Sessions with our Other Pediatric Online Courses

Please share this information with your colleagues

Our Online Courses offer:

  • Strategies to Implement in the Classroom
  • Professional Development On Demand
  • Convenient and Flexible Learning
  • Cost Effective Continuing Education

It’s the next best thing to attending live!

REGISTRATION FEES: 

$144-$179 per session ($34 per additional registrant – up to 19)
$599 for all sessions ($44 per additional registrant up to 19)
Each session meets the criteria for 2.5 – 4.5 contact hours (0.25 – 0.45 CEUs)
CEU certificates will be downloadable following successful completion of a post test.

Individual registrations are available online.
Please call the office with any questions and for group/district registrations or click here for a Registration Form and mail or fax in the form with payment

We know that for some of you, it may not be possible to attend every conference you would like, and for others, supplemental materials will enhance your learning when attending our highly regarded live programs. Still others have told us that they want to share the material they have learned at one of our live courses with their colleagues, administrators and the families they serve. That is why we developed our new e-Learning program taught by leading experts in their fields.     

Please visit our FAQ Page and CEU Page  for more information. 

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ERI Raffle winners Announced


I am happy to announce that Karen from CA, and Amy from TN were chosen as our winners from the raffle we held at the NANT 8 conference (National Association of Neonatal Therapists) in Charlotte, NC.

CONGRATULATIONS!

We randomly chose names from all of the therapists who opted to join our email list or were scanned at the booth. Karen and Amy will each win a two day live course of their choosing.

We were lucky enough to be able to speak to many neonatal therapists – but would love to hear from all of you and welcome all thoughts and ideas for new topics, speakers and potential venues.

Check out our Dynamic Evidence Based Courses for Neonatal Therapists

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ERI Discussion Groups


Don’t forget to check out and join our popular Facebook discussion groups and help out other therapists by offering them your thoughts and guidance on the multiple  topics and questions that have been posted

Pediatric Gait Discussion Group

Therapies in The School Discussion Group


Post Concussion Syndrome Therapeutic Strategies Discussion Group

Do you have ideas for other discussion topic/groups?

If you don’t use Facebook what other forums do you belong to?

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