Register for “Primitive Reflexes: Strategies to Promote Integration – Strengthening Foundational Skills” – A Live CE Webinar Coming this September 

Are you a pediatric OT or PT who has been searching for a course that provides a clear understanding of evaluating and treating primitive reflexes? ERI has the course for you. Join Janine Wiskind’s new LIVE Webinar “Primitive Reflexes: Strategies to Promote Integration – Strengthening Foundational Skills.”  The virtual course will take place over three Thursdays, September 10, 17 and 24, from 6pm to 9:30pm EST.

Janine’s dynamic teaching style makes intense information easy to understand and apply. Participants will learn to:

  • Explain the relationship of the three levels of motor control in the central nervous system, and the implications for intervention
  • Correlate current research to the evaluation and treatment of primitive reflexes
  • Describe the impact of structural development and alignment of the pelvis and trunk
  • Effectively perform a primitive reflex integration assessment
  • Design a treatment plan to address retained primitive reflexes to utilize effective intervention strategies to strengthen your client’s foundational skills, improve client outcomes, and increase engagement in functional activity.

Register for the LIVE webinar “Primitive Reflexes: Strategies to Promote Integration – Strengthening Foundational Skills” and bring your career to the next level.  For more information, visit www.educationresourcesinc.com  or email info@educationresourcseinc.com

“Posture, Movement and Function: Beyond the Basics – An Integrated Approach” – A New Webinar for Therapists Working with Children 18 Months Through Teen

As therapists treating patients with neuromotor dysfunction, many of us commonly ask ourselves and colleagues “Where do I start?  How do I prioritize in therapy?  What is the most effective way to reach the functional goal? How do I work with children with complex issues for best outcomes?”  ERI and Suzanne Davis Bombria are coming together to answer these questions in the new live webinar “Posture, Movement and Function: Beyond the Basics – An Integrated Approach.”

Join in as we explore in-depth analysis process integrating motor learning, neuroplasticity, Contemporary NDT and the ICF model.  The course teaches examination/evaluation, setting functional goals, in-depth analysis of system integrities and impairments, prioritizing, and developing treatment strategies.  Suzanne will present the information through lecture, video and labincluding movement analysis and problem solving of children and work with dolls.  It is a dynamic course intended to give the participant skills that are immediately usable in their everyday practice, and effective with the children they treat.   

The four-part course will take place via webinar on:
Tuesday, August 4 from 8:30pm to 11:30pm – EST
Thursday, August 6 from 8:30pm to 12am – EST
Tuesday, August 11 from 8:30pm to 11:30pm – EST
Thursday, August 13 from 8:30pm to 11:30pm – EST

To register, or for more information about the course including objectives and CEU information click HERE.  

 

ERI’s Therapies in the School Conference is going Virtual – Save the Date November 19-20, 2020

We know that hundreds of you come back year after year to learn from our experts and to inspire and learn from each other.  Recognizing how extraordinary today’s challenges are, we are developing a unique Therapies in the School Conference on the virtual platform.

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!

We are excited to announce that the following renowned experts in their field will be joining us and sharing their expertise and passion in dynamic interactive sessions:
Susan Cecere, Sharon Cermak, Colleen Whiting, Kim Wiggins, Kimberly Wynarczuk and more…

We are working closely with the faculty to build the content and want to ensure we bring you education materials that are most applicable to your daily practice. Therefore, we are asking for a few minutes of your time to take a short survey about specific topic needs and about the format of our annual conference. 

Please click here to complete the survey

Come together on November 19-20, 2020 for an engaging, dynamic and interactive VIRTUAL conference

 

Attention NICU Therapists: Registration Open for “Treating Infants and Families in the NICU and Beyond” – a LIVE Webinar with Roberta Gatlin PT, DSc, PCS

Therapists working the NICU will not want to miss this engaging webinar that provides participants tools and strategies to prepare the NICU patient and family for discharge and transition home. Join Board Certified Pediatric Specialist Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DSc, PCS and learn to evaluate, identify, and optimize services and care for NICU graduates as well as to enhance home based and/or outpatient clinical setting skills. Evidence based medical, developmental and outcome data will be discussed to inform treatment, best practices, and management of the medically fragile NICU child.

Learn to:

  • Provide evidence based thoughts and comments for recommendations of follow up care of an infant and family/caregiver after discharge from the NICU.
  • Provide rationale for selection of a therapeutic intervention plan of care with a post NICU infant and their family/caregiver.
  • Determine positioning needs within a therapeutic intervention plan with the post NICU infant and their family/caregiver.
  • Determine the need for developmental follow up, family intervention, and a positioning and handling programming for NICU graduates.
  • Complete all both sessions on Saturday, July 18 from 10am to 7pm EST, and Sunday, July 19 from 10pm to 6pm EST for 15 Hours (1.5 CEUs).  Please note, participants will need to have a doll and two baby blankets available to practice techniques during the webinar.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited! Register for “Treating Infants and Families in the NICU and Beyond”

Let’s Stand Together Against Systemic Racism and Support Justice for All

Like you, we have watched the events of these past two weeks unfold with heavy hearts.  We at ERI share the pain and grief that so many in our local community and across the country are feeling. As healthcare providers, we have committed our lives to respecting the inherent dignity and rights of all individuals. Today let us amplify our voices as we recommit ourselves to standing together against systemic racism and support justice for all.  We stand with APTA, AOTA and ASHA in condemning the multifaceted aspects of systemic and deeply seated racism in our country.  

As therapists, we have been heartened by the unprecedented desire by many to commit to making deep personal and systemic change. This is a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. Let us take the time to listen, to learn and to find new ways to create lasting change. Justice and equality will prevail if we stand together and take action.

The ERI Team