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Texas-area OTs, PTs, and SLPs Fixin’ to Earn CEUs Don’t Have to Go Far


It’s true, “everything is bigger in Texas” including the list of continuing education courses ERI is offering in the Lonestar state this year.  Our engaging courses are presented by esteemed faculty members who teach the latest, evidence-based treatments and techniques that help therapists improve their practices and patient outcomes.

And ERI makes it easy to for Texas-area OTs, PTs, and SLPs to meet continuing education requirements; we’re an approved provider of the Texas Physical Therapy Association, our courses meet the criteria approval for Type 2 CEUs by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, and we submit our courses for clock hours of continuing education credits by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Check out our Texas-based courses below:

Taping to Improve Alignment, Strength, and Function in Children
Instructors Jacqueline Grimenstein and Dawn Morgan
May 31 to June 1, 2019
Cedar Park, TX 

ICU and Acute Care: From Early Mobilization to Discharge Decisions
Instructor Chris Wells
June 1-2, 2019
Denison, TX

Pediatric NDT Treatment Intensive
Instructor Debbie Evans Rogers
June 1-2, 2019
Houston, TX

Tools and Strategies for Developmental Care of Special Populations in the NICU
Instructor Lisa Kleinz
July 20-21, 2019
Houston, TX

Infants Born Preterm: Identifying and Addressing Their Special Needs in Early Infancy to Support Development   
Instructor Jan McElroy
August 16-18, 2019
Fort Worth, TX  

Baby Beats and Breaths: Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise
Instructor Holly Schifsky
September 28-29, 2019 
San Antonio, TX

Vestibular Rehabilitation Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance
Instructor Jeffrey Walter
October 4-5, 2019
Houston, TX

Building the Brain: A Neurobiological Approach to Assessment and Treatment
Instructor Robin Harwell
October 19-20, 2019
North Richland Hills, TX

Integrated Pediatric Assessment and Evidence-Based Treatment:  4 Day Intensive Focusing on Children with Sensory and Motor Challenges
Instructor Debra Dickson
October 24-27, 2019
Houston, TX       

Acutely Adorable: Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care
Instructor Siobhan O’Donnell
October 26-27, 2019
Dallas, TX

Myofascial Release and Its Application to Neuro-Developmental Treatment
Instructor Gail Ritchie
November 8-9, 2019
Pearland, TX

Vision, Ocular-Motor and Movement Strategies for Integrated Learning
Instructor June Smith
November 8-9, 2019
Dallas, TX

Feeding and Swallowing in Infancy: Implications for Breast and Bottle Feeding
Instructors Robin Glass and Lynn Wolf
November 15-16, 2019
The Woodlands, TX

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client
Instructor Jennifer Bottomley
November 15-16, 2019
Fort Worth, TX

ICU and Acute Care: From Early Mobilization to Discharge Decisions
Instructor Chris Wells
November 16-17, 2019
Houston, TX       

Baby Steps: Building Ambulation Interventions for Infants and Young Children with Posture and Movement Dysfunction
Instructor Jan McElroy
December 6-8, 2019
Houston, TX

Intervention in the NICU: A Neurodevelopmental Approach
Instructor Roberta Gatlin
December 6-7, 2019
Plano, TX

Improve your practice and earn CEUs this year, register for an ERI course online or by calling 800-487-6530. We can’t wait to see you at one of our courses.

 

 

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ERI Recognizes School Based Therapists – Nominations Now Accepted for NEW Scholarship and Creative School Based Therapy Award


ERI Award presented to Julie Haggerty 2018

Do you know of someone who deserves recognition?
A Therapist New to the Schools, or an Unsung Hero
We want to hear about the hard work, and innovative ideas.
NEW this year – ERI Scholarship 

We will be honoring two unsung heroes/teams.

One for his/her significant contribution to therapy practice in the field of school-based therapy, 
and a therapist new to school-based practice
Please click on the links below to find out more and send in your nominations:

Scholarship for Therapist New to School-Based Practice
Education Resources would like to provide a scholarship of free tuition to the 20th Annual Therapies in the School Conference, to a therapist who is new to practicing in the schools to help further his/her potential to significantly contribute to therapy practice in the field of school-based therapy. This nominee should have a strong potential to meet students’ needs and collaboratively engage teachers and staff within the students’ team. 

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, 2019

The award recipients will be announced on September 30th and honored at the

Twentieth Annual Therapies in the School Conference (November 21-22, 2019)

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Early Bird Registration Rate for Therapies in the School Conference 2019


We are excited to share with you the outline for our popular annual school-based conference and offer an Early Bird rate if you register by June 5th, 2019

THERAPIES in the SCHOOL 2019

November 21-22, 2019
Framingham, MA

Based on feedback from last year’s conference we are excited to announce that the following renowned speakers will be joining us and sharing their expertise and passion:
Athena Oden, Deirdre Azzopardi, Emily Zeman, Susan Roberts, Susan Saavedra
and welcoming back by popular demand:
Kathryn Biel, Nicole Barmen and Susan Cecere

Click Here for The Preliminary Brochure


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 $415 (saving $60).
Register before June 5th, 2019

Mention Therapies2019 when you register

Must be used at time of registration. Cannot be combined with any other offers. 
Limited Time offer.

Year after year, therapists practicing in a school setting gather at our annual conference to learn new innovations, research, evidence and practical tools to improve the lives of the children they serve. Whether new to practice or having worked in a school setting for many years, they anticipate reconnecting with colleagues and meeting new friends who share their passion. 

This year’s topics include cutting-edge sessions including:

  • helping children prepare their brains and bodies for learning 
  • utilizing neurological approaches to improve self-regulation 
  • effectively implementing a trauma-informed approach 
  • strategies for building effective groups 
  • fostering internal motivation in students 
  • facilitating improved postural control 
  • rethinking progress in the severely involved child.

Join the ERI community that fosters therapists building connections, sharing ideas, and actively learning. We hope to see you at this year’s conference. Limited Availability so Reserve Early!

Therapists New to School-Based Practice:
If you register for “Support for Beginning Practice Therapy 201”, a complimentary copy of the recorded session “School-Based Therapy 101” from our 2018 conference will be provided to review prior to attending the 2019 session.

PLEASE WRITE IN YOUR WORKSHOP SELECTIONS IN THE COMMENTS BOX OF THE REGISTRATION FORM


TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY:
Excellence in Creative School Based Therapy Award
NEW this year: Scholarship for a Therapist New to School-Based Practice.

 

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Spring Promotion – $50 off your registration


Thank you! 

for allowing Education Resources  fulfill your professional development 
and continuing education requirements. 
At the heart of it all it’s about improving outcomes – by improving patient care!

Not to be used in combination with other discounts or course credits. 
Non-Transferable. Only one discount may be used per conference. 
Must be applied at time of registration, not for conferences previously registered for. 
Not for online courses. Not for one day courses.
Some restrictions may apply. Please check individual course pages for limitations.

  If you have any questions call us, email us -we’re more than a website
We’re therapists too!

SEARCH for courses that remind you why you became a therapist.

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Illinois Area OTs, OTAs, PTs, SLPs, and Special Educators – ERI has the Continuing Ed Courses You Need!


Illinois area OTs, OTAs, PTs, SLPs, and Special Educators don’t have to travel far to earn CEUs and take their career to the next level. Now through December 2019, ERI is offering more than a dozen courses that teach effective techniques and critical problem-solving skills. What makes ERI courses so different? Our courses are for therapists taught be therapists, and teach evidence-based, effective techniques that can be immediately applied to practice.

The following courses will be held in Illinois this year.  We’re always adding more courses so check back early and often!  You can also view our entire course listing on our website.

Functional Strengthening and Fitness Interventions for Children with Developmental Disabilities
Maria Fragala Pinkham, Maggie O’Neil
April 26-27, 2019 – Aurora, IL 

The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding
Nina Johanson 
May 10-11, 2019 – Rockford, IL

Vision, Ocular-Motor and Movement Strategies for Integrated Learning in Pediatrics
June Smith
May 17-18, 2019 – Chicago, IL

Is it Sensory? Or is it Behavior? Assessment and Intervention Tools for OTs, PTs, and SLPs
Debra Dickson 
June 7-8, 2019 – Aurora, IL

Infants Born Preterm: Identifying and Addressing Their Special Needs in Early Infancy to Support Development
Jan McElroy
June 7-9, 2019 – Rockford, IL

Utilizing NDT in Pediatric Practice
Jackie Grimenstein
August 2-3, 2019 – Chicago, IL

Motor Issues in Autism
Anne Buckley-Reen 
August 23-24, 2019 – Aurora, IL 

ICU and Acute Care: From Early Mobilization to Discharge Decisions
Chris Wells
September 14-15, 2019 – Rockford, IL

Improving Function: Tools to Enhance Motor Learning, Motor Control, and Strength
Paula Cox
September 20-21, 2019 – Chicago, IL

Challenges and Solutions for Infants and Children with Complex Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
Joan Arvedson
October 11-12, 2019 –  Chicago, IL

Self-regulation and Executive Function
Jocelynn Wallach 
October 12-13, 2019 – Aurora, IL

Effectively Treat Behavior in Children: Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing, Cognitive Limitations, PTSD and Other Challenges
John Pagano
October 18-19, 2019-  Chicago, IL

Contemporary NDT Treatment of the Baby and Young Child
Suzanne Bombria Davis 
November 8-10, 2019 -Arlington Heights, IL 

Primitive Reflexes
Janine Wiskind
December 6-7, 2019 – Aurora, IL

Need CEUs? We’ve got you covered. ERI is an approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy, an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses and 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. Find more information Continuing Education Courses in Pennsylvania for OTs, OTAs, PTs, SLPs and Special Educators here.

We can’t wait to see you at one of our upcoming courses!
Register today for an ERI Course and earn CEUs while improving your practice and patient outcomes.

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There’s No Place Like Home for Midwestern OTs, OTAs, PTs, SLPs, and Special Educators


For more than 30 years, OTs, OTAs, PTs, SLPs, and Special Educators have counted on ERI for rewarding continuing education courses that take careers to new heights and remind therapists why they love what they do.  Our courses are taught by therapists for therapists and teach evidence-based, effective treatments that can be immediately applied to practices. But did you know ERI’s exceptional courses are offered in convenient locations across the Midwest? In fact, this year alone, ERI will offer more than 50 courses in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.   

And when it comes to CEUs, we have you covered:

  • ERI is an approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy
  • The IN, KS, MO, and WI Board of Physical Therapy and MI Physical Therapy Association recognize other state board’s approvals
  • Applications are made to the MN Board of Physical Therapy and the OH Physical Therapy Association when applicable
  • ERI courses meet the requirements of acceptable continuing education by the NE Board of Physical Therapy
  • ERI is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • ERI is approved by the Board of Certification (BOC) to offer CEUs for Athletic Trainers
  • ERI 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

No need to travel far from home, click HERE to check out our current Midwest Course Listing.  We’re always adding more courses so be sure to check back. You can also view all our courses throughout the United States on our website.  Register today for a rewarding ERI Course, earn CEUs, improve your practice and patient outcomes.

We can’t wait to see you!

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New Problem-based Course Addresses Very Low Birthweight Babies, Small Baby Teams, NAS, and the Long-term NICU Infant


Neonatal therapists take note – ERI is offering a new course “Tools and Strategies for Developmental Care of Special Populations in the NICU,” taught by Lisa Kleinz MA, SLP/L – a Certified Neonatal Therapist who has worked in level 3 NICUs for more than 20 years. This introductory-intermediate level course focuses on proven therapeutic intervention programs and provides therapists with tools, strategies, and enhanced critical problem-solving skills. Lisa will provide a case-based approach to the challenges seen in special populations including the very low birthweight infant, NAS, and the long-term NICU infant.

Lisa Kleinz - SLP

Lisa Kleinz

“Tools and Strategies for Developmental Care of Special Populations in the NICU” is a two-day course and will be offered at three locations:

  • July 20-21, 2019 at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX
  • August 17-18, 2019 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA
  • November 9-10, 2019 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside in Jacksonville, FL

Join Lisa Kleinz and learn to incorporate developmental care for these very special patients into your practice. Register today for “Tools and Strategies for Developmental Care of Special Populations in the NICU.”

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Celebrating our Community of OTs


OT Month 2019OT Month has arrived and so many exciting events are happening!

The annual AOTA conference has just started in beautiful New Orleans

Not in New Orleans? Not a problem! They are live streaming seven #AOTA19 general sessions including the Welcome Ceremony, which starts today at 4 CT.

Autism Month

 

It’s Autism Awareness month as well!

Autism Speaks is inviting friends and neighbors around the world to come together to pledge to go blue to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism. 

 

ERI is celebrating our Faculty of OTs.

We have several amazing OTs speaking in the Month of April including:

Jocelyn Wallach on Executive Functioning and Self-Regulation in Florida

Gaye Cronin on Vestibular Rehabilitation: A treatment Intensive in Massachusetts

Register for one of these two courses and receive a $25 discount.
Use the code OTMONTH2019 

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

We appreciate all of our OTs and all of the hard work you do!

Keep inspiring each patient every day and living life to the fullest! 

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Invitation to Exhibit at Therapies in the School Conference – November, 2019 MA


Looking to be a Sponsor or to Exhibit?

There is no better way to reach school therapists:

Twentieth Annual
THERAPIES in the SCHOOL Conference
November 21-22, 2019
Framingham, MA

Year after year, key decision makers in the field anticipate attending Therapies in the Schools to learn of new innovations and opportunities to improve their practice. This annual event is an excellent opportunity to showcase your relevant products to a receptive and curious crowd.

NOVEMBER 21-22, 2019 – Sheraton Framingham Hotel

ERI provides sessions for therapists who have been working for many years, as well as therapists new to practice in a school-based setting, providing a diverse array of options for participants. This year’s topics include cutting-edge sessions including:

  • helping children prepare their brains and bodies for learning,
  • utilizing neurological approaches to improve self-regulation,
  • effectively implementing a trauma-informed approach,
  • strategies for building effective groups,
  • fostering internal motivation in students,
  • facilitating improved postural control, and
  • learning effective ways to collaborate with their team members, both in school and the community.

Join the ERI atmosphere that promotes therapists building connections, sharing ideas, and actively learning.

We are now pleased to offer multiple levels of sponsorship opportunities. Please see enclosed details.

We are now pleased to offer multiple levels of sponsorship opportunities.

2019 Exhibitor Packet                                                             

We hope to see you at this year’s conference.

Limited Availability, so Reserve Early!

Any Questions? Contact Mandy Washington

 

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Registration Now Open for Robyn Ligotti’s “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient: Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings.”


Robyn Ligotti, PT, DPT, RAC-CT, CDP, QCP, is passionate about helping rehab departments that treat older adults thrive. Her expertise is in assisting teams in nursing facilities, home health, outpatient rehab, wellness and prevention, and inpatient rehab setting improve organization, staffing patterns, training, and implementation of best practices. Robyn believes the key to achieving strong outcomes is establishing a team of professionals who use critical thinking and evidence-based skills in day to day practice.

This year, Robyn is bringing her course “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient: Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings,” to our ERI community.  The course focuses on providing evidence-based tests and measures to use for evaluations, reviewing frameworks for effective care planning to reduce re-hospitalizations, and providing evidence-based interventions for optimal outcomes in treating the complex older adult in the SNF and Home Health settings.

Robyn’s course will be offered May 4-5 at Hillcrest Rehab Services in Bellevue, Nebraska, and November 16-17 at Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Participants will learn to identify evidence-based standardized tests, understand the upcoming changes to SNF and HH payment structure and the impact on therapy and outcomes, utilize research to create functional therapeutic interventions, and how to apply best practices in documentation of skilled services for the complex elderly patient.

If you’re a PT, PTA, OT, OTA, or SLP working with the older adult population – do not miss this course!  Register to attend Robyn’s course “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient: Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings,” online at www.educationresourcesinc.com

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