NEW On-Demand Course! “Advanced Practice for the Complex Neonate: Strategies for Success in the NICU, PICU and SICU”

ERI Has Added Yet Another Course to it’s Growing Library of On-Demand CEUs! 

We are thrilled to announce that leading NICU expert, Anjanette Lee, MS, CCC/SLP, CNT, has repurposed her live CEU course to an on-demand format entitled: Advanced Practice for the Complex Neonate: Strategies for Success in the NICU, PICU and SICU. 

As an imbedded NICU therapist, Lee is passionate about sharing knowledge with and utilizing all members of the neonate’s care team to support best neurodevelopmental outcomes. Advanced Practice for the Complex Neonate will provide in-depth knowledge of the general prenatal and postnatal physiologic processes of common neonatal cardiac, respiratory, and neurologic diagnoses.

By including the use of videos and real-life experience in her on-demand content, Lee’s course becomes engaging, interactive, and functional to SLPs, OTs and PTs looking to make an impact for the infants on their caseload with complex medical issues.

Register by December 22, 2022 and SAVE $30! Use coupon code LEEONLINE30 at checkout. Participants will earn 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs) and price is $309/person. 

Questions? Please contact ERI at or 800-487-6530.

It Was A Wonderful Therapies in the School 23rd Annual Conference!

THANK YOU to everyone who attended our Therapies in the School 23rd Annual Conference on November 17 and 18, 2022! It was our largest conference ever, with more than 400 therapists in virtual attendance on Zoom! We hope you enjoyed the sessions and are already putting to use the new tools and strategies you gained to improve learning outcomes for your students. 

It was so inspiring to watch and join in on the conversations that were taking place within the Whova app, which will remain accessible to you through February, 2023!  And don’t forget, the discussion also continues in our Therapies in the School Discussion Group on Facebook – check it out! 

We really had an amazing speaker line-up this year! Some conference highlights include: 

Why Evaluating and Integrating Reflexes Through Neuroplasticity is Important for Every School-Based Therapist Karen Pryor, PhD, PT, DPT, ND, CH, CPRCS
Funny, engaging and full of helpful tools, this session explored why school-based practitioners are ideal therapists to integrate primitive reflexes for progressing development and school success.

Executive Function and Interoception? Using Interoception as a Building Block for Theory of Mind and Executive Function Skills Cara Koscinski, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, CAS
This session discussed regulation and the importance of interoception as a gateway to theory of mind, and how linking both to executive function leads to improved therapeutic outcomes and success in the classroom.

How to Address Vestibular Impairments in the Classroom: Bridging Teachers and Therapists Kay de Veer, M.Ed., ET/P
A deep-dive into how the vestibular system directly supports learning in the elementary school classroom.

Collaborative Evaluation and Goal Development for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Christy Hupka, PT, DPT, PCS and Amy Barr, PT, DPT 
Topics discussed included: Strategies for collaborative evaluation and goal development for students with autism spectrum disorder; a clinical decision-making algorithm designed to standardize and streamline the evaluation process; and a collaborative process using assessment data to develop multi-disciplinary goals to promote participation. 

Once again this year, the amazing Anne Buckley-Reen, OTR, RYT kicked-off Day 2 of the conference with a relaxing, virtual yoga session-it was great to start the day with some movement and mobility!

It was so exciting to engage with many of you on social media during the Conference! Congratulations to our social media contest winners: 

Kinzie Rhoades won a free 2-Day registration to Therapies in the School Conference 24th Annual Conference-2023 for sharing a “clinical pearl” online:
“With patients with low tone only perform short burst vibration and stimulation techniques to ensure you do not numb and dumb them!”

Elsa Oestreich won a free ERI course & Tools to Grow membership for tagging @educationresourcesinc and commenting online during the conference. 

And…there’s still time to earn points for engaging in the Whova app Community Board for a chance to win a $50 Therapro gift certificate (contest ends December 2, 2022). 

We hope that attending Therapies in the School 23rd Annual Conference has helped to renew your passion for school-based therapy, and has provided you with new tools and strategies that you can use right away to improve learning outcomes for your students.

Stay tuned for access to on-demand recordings of the conference, coming to you soon in early 2023!

And, please save the date for Therapies in the School 24th Annual Conference, set for November 16 and 17, 2023!

Our Gift to You! Save $30 on an ERI CEU Course

We’re spreading a bit of holiday cheer this season!

ERI is excited to announce a new holiday promotion. Beginning on November 28, 2022, therapists can receive a $30 discount when registering for any ERI course. This promo applies to any on-demand, live webinar or in-person CEU course. Upon registration, use the coupon code HOLIDAY2022 at checkout to save. This promotion is valid through January 5, 2023. 

ERI offers a broad range of topics, speakers and formats to meet your continuing education needs. Visit our website to choose from a variety of CEU courses that will help take your practice to the next level, and aid in improving your patients’ lives and outcomes.

Happy holidays to our community of therapists, and a big THANK YOU for all that you do every day to better the lives of your patients!

*Promo code HOLIDAY2022 cannot be combined with other offers. Must be applied at the time of checkout. Questions? Call our office at 800-487-6530 or email 

Announcing Recipients of the Annual ERI Scholarship and Award for School Therapists 2022

Thank you to all who submitted applications for our Annual Scholarship and Award for School-Based Therapists. 

We received many compelling applications and it has proven difficult to chose the winners among the many talented and dedicated candidates.

We are thrilled to announce that Brij Maliya is the recipient of the ERI Creative Therapies Award. Recognizing an individual who has made an extraordinary commitment and outstanding contributions to the practice of school-based therapy by enriching the lives of students through creative solutions.

 Hong Elizabeth Tran receives the ERI Scholarship for New to School-Based Practice, honoring and supporting an emerging leader in the field of school-based therapy

Brij Maliya has over 22 years of experience working in a variety of settings all over the world and is currently working in the Cambridge Public Schools in MA and literally pours his heart, time and energy into the world of school based services in so many ways. 

During the pandemic, our awardee went above and beyond spending a lot of time and personal money to distribute therapy supplies to his clients that were socioeconomically challenged.  He provides  support services to his colleagues, by creating Facebook groups aimed  at providing community forums  where school-based/pediatric clinicians, special educators and related practitioners can gather for interdisciplinary discussion, collaboration and networking.

In addition to the hands-on work he does with his students both here and oversees, our awardee is passionate about advocacy and professional service.  He was an integral part of the team that corrected a discriminatory policy (based on immigration status) in the MA state licensure for qualified overseas license candidates. He was recently elected as an Executive Board Member (Member-At-Large) for the Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy, he is a member of the Alumni Advisory Board, Diversity, Inclusion, Equity Racial Justice (DIERJ) Committee at Tufts University and a Member of the Advisory Board, of the International Chapter All India OT Association.

Hong Elizabeth Tran works with medically involved students and 3-4 year olds in multiple schools and is on the district feeding team in Dallas Texas.  

Her colleagues lauded her saying “she is humble, patient, and willing to do what it takes to strengthen her skills and become the best clinician she can be.  She employs a continuous growth mindset and holds herself to a high moral standard in practice, especially when working with marginalized populations. She is a curious, open-minded learner who will undoubtedly do right by the students and school communities”.  She caters interventions to be client centered and culturally appropriate.  

When asked what her favorite thing about working in the schools is?  She said….”it’s fun to interact with each kid and see their personality and incorporate what they like into therapy.  I hated school when I was younger, so I really enjoy finding ways to engage and inspire the students.  It’s nice to be able to see the work you put in come to life.  For a lot of students, you can see the progress each week and month”.  As you can imagine, her students love to work with her.

CONGRATULATIONS to both Award Recipients. 

They be recognized at the 23rd Annual Therapies in the School Conference November 17-18, 2022 – LIVE WEBINAR

Registrations are still be accepted for the popular 2 day conference

For 23 years, ERI has been committed to renewing your passion for school based therapy and providing you with tools and strategies you can use right away to improve learning outcomes for your students. This year is no different! We are excited to tell you about this year’s Annual Therapies in the School Conference.

By joining us this November, you will remember why you joined the profession, and bring your students new and easily applicable evidence-based tools and strategies as well as new methods to address the continuous COVID-19 related challenges.

ERI Announces International Neonatal Care Scholarship Opportunity

ERI is pleased to share a new, exciting opportunity! Beginning November 3, ERI will be actively seeking nominations for its International Neonatal Care Scholarship award. Nominate yourself or a peer, and tell us specifically why the nominee demonstrates core values of collaboration, integrity, and a passion for improving the lives of the infants and families they serve.

One scholarship will be awarded, and the recipient will receive a FREE webinar/live course/online course offered by ERI. The winner will pick and choose one CEU course that helps to advance their professional needs and contribute to therapy practice in the NICU, PICU, and/or EI settings. 

Here’s the scoop: this international scholarship is open to non-US citizens only, and will run through December 5, 2022. The nominee must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Must be an occupational therapist, physical therapist, or speech-language pathologist.
  • Must currently practice therapy in the NICU, PICU, or EI setting. 
  • Must demonstrate the core values of collaboration, integrity, and a passion for improving the lives of the infants and families they serve.
  • Nominate yourself or a peer!

If you know someone who meets the above criteria, we want to hear from you! Complete the application by December 5, 2022.

The winner will be announced in early December via email notification. We can’t wait to hear from you and best of luck to all who enter!

Questions? Contact our office at or call 800-487-6530.