Take Online Courses and Earn CEUs from the Comfort of Home

PTs, OTs, SLPs, and assistants don’t need to travel to earn CEUs and take their practices to the next level. Register for ERI’s web-based online courses and take exceptional courses from world-renowned faculty members from the convenience of the office or home.

ERI’s online courses are filmed “live” at an ERI conference and edited into shortened lessons for optimal learning experiences. Participants will feel like they are in the classroom as fellow therapists participate in Q&A sessions and prompted on how to participate in labs. Downloadable handouts are included with registration. Participants have access to the course and downloadable handouts for an entire year.

 

 

Register for these Exceptional Online Course Series: 

Attention School-based Therapists! Register for These Five Online CEU Series (Group Rates Are Available!) 

  • NEW! Therapies in the School Online Conference Six– $599
    Instructors: Anne Buckley-Reen, Susan Cecere, Arsenio Paez, Nicole Barmen, Judith Kimball, Kim Wiggins, Kathryn Biel
    22 CEUs
    Eight engaging, motivating and highly informative modules to invigorate your practice and provide school-based tools to foster growth in your students. Modules range from essential writing tools, neuroplasticity/motor learning, praxis and its effect on executive functioning, typing programs, preschool interventions, mindfulness, IEP writing, and ways to more effectively collaborate with your team.

  • Therapies in the School Online Conference Five – $599
    Instructors: Melissa Gerber, Josephine Bardabelias, Jocelynn Wallach, Nancy Williamson, Janine Wiskind, Jennifer School, Julie Goff
    14 CEUs
    This course focuses on the latest advances in school-based practice for therapists. Four dynamic modules cover 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.
  • Therapies in the School Online Conference Four – $599
    Instructor: Sara Harvey, John Pagano, Maureen McCabe, Christopher Marotta, Melissa Gerber
    15 CEUs
    Four engaging online modules including access for children with moderate to severe physical challenges, improving effectiveness through collaboration with children with mild motor challenges, understanding visual processing and visual deficits as well as how to improve sensory, motor behavior and learning outcomes to enhance functioning in your students.

  • Therapies In the School Online Conference Three -$599
    Doriet Bialer, John Pagano, Susan Cecere, Barbara Hodge, Carrie Davis
    16.5 CEUs
    Five comprehensive online modules addressing complex school challenges, evidence based sensory and motor activities, handwriting success tools, functional postural control strategies, as well as ways to improve mental health, bilateral coordination, and visual spatial skills to enhance functioning in your students.

  • Therapies in the School Online Conference Two – $599
    June Smith, Agnes McConlogue and Lori Quinn, Sara Harvey, Debra Dickson, Peg Dawson, Cathy Stern and Donna McCrorey
    17.5 CEUs
    Six dynamic modules, focusing on team strategies, practical tools to address sensory/behavioral challenges, and creative activities focusing on visual and motor skills to enhance functioning in your students.

Improve your practice and earn CEUs at your convenience.  Download our Online Course Brochure, or visit our website for more information. 

 

The OT’s and PT’s Role in Treating Patients with Neurodegenerative Diseases

More than 6 million Americans suffer from neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, and Huntington’s Disease. Medical treatment options for these diseases are improving – but medication is only a piece of the treatment puzzle. Occupational and physical therapy are instrumental in helping patients live with new and often worsening impairments and addressing how these diseases impact daily life.

ERI Faculty Member Bobby Hand, DPT, MSCS, NCS, PT is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy and serves as Movement Disorder Program Coordinator at VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center.  Bobby’s passion is treating individuals with neurological disorders through compassionate therapeutic care and developing, implementing and sharing innovative, evidence-based therapeutic treatments with fellow therapists. In fact, Bobby recently spoke at The Parkinson Foundation’s Allied Team Training for Parkinson’s (ATTP®) about serving on a team of specialists and developing programs for patients.

Bobby is now sharing his expertise with PTs and OTs through his course, “Rehabilitative Management of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases,” taking place March 14-15, 2020 at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts. The course will teach evidence-based methods to treat neurodegenerative diseases and include goal writing, adaptive devices, balance training, wheelchair recommendations, energy conservation techniques, fall prevention strategies, and strength and mobility training as well as how to effectively plan for what the future holds.

Rehabilitation professionals play a crucial role in treating those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases. Learn how you can improve your practice and help patients address unique challenges in mobility and daily activities. Register for “Rehabilitative Management of Patients with Parkinson’s Disease and other Neurodegenerative Diseases.”

Attention School-based Therapists:  Take your practice to the next level with “Therapies in the School Online Conference 6”

Register before February 29, 2020 and save $100 (use promo code THERAPIES6 at checkout).

For years, school-based therapists have gathered in Boston for ERI’s annual Therapies in the School conference. Touted by many as the must-take conference for therapists working in the classroom, participants learn from experts including  Anne Buckley- Reen OTR, RYT, Kim Wiggins, OTR, and Arsenio Paez, BCS-S, DPT, MS, MSCS, PT. But we know it’s not always an option for therapists to attend workshops in person – which is why we are so excited to offer our highly-acclaimed conference in an easy-to-access, convenient, web-based series!

Every school-based therapist can enjoy exceptional education that takes their practice to the next level with Therapies in the School Online Conference 6.  The online conference provides a multitude of thought-provoking interventions and quick tools to help children in the classroom, as well as efficient methods to interact with other professionals in the school system. Therapists will return to their classroom re-energized, excited to implement their new skills, and ready to foster growth in students.

The online conference’s eight engaging and motivating sessions include:

  • “Mindfulness: Implementation of a School-Wide Program,” Instructor, Anne Buckley-Reen OTR, RYT,
  • “The Preschooler who Isn’t Keeping Up,” Instructor Anne Buckley-Reen OTR, RYT,
  • “Using Evidence to Support Your Recommendations: Service Delivery, Dosing, IEPs,” Instructor Susan Cecere, PT
  • “School-Based Therapy 101: Building Blocks for Success,” Instructor Nicole Barmen, OTR, Kathryn Biel, PT, DPT
  • “Praxis is More Than Coordination: Sensory Interventions to Improve Academics, Executive Functioning, and Student Success,” Instructor Judith Kimball, FAOTA, OTR, PhD
  • “Best Practices for Collaboration: What’s the Evidence?” Instructor Kim Wiggins, OTR
  • “New Strategies for Developing Pre-Writing Skills” AND “Using Technology as a Compensatory Tool for Students Who Can’t Write,” Instructor Kim Wiggins, OTR
  • “Applying Motor Learning, Motor Control, and Neuroplasticity to Evidence-Based School Practice,” Instructor Arsenio Paez, BCS-S, DPT, MS, MSCS, PT

Therapies in the School Online Conference 6 is approved for 22 contact hours (2.2 CEUs) and approved by AOTA and ASHA. Registrants receive access to the online courses and handouts for one full year.

Order the online series now through February 29, 2020, and receive special pricing of $499 ($100 savings-use promo code THERAPIES6 at checkout).  ERI also offers group rates!

Download a conference brochure and share with your school-based therapists and staff. To register or for more information, contact ERI at 800-487-6530 or info@educationresourcesinc.com.

 

Improve Orthotic Treatments with “Ambulation, Activity, & AFOs:  A Developmental Movement Systems Approach for Improving Ambulation,” with Amanda Hall ATP, MSPT, PCS, PT

Are you a PT, PTA, OT, OTA, or ATC seeking to increase your skills with orthotic treatments for the foot and ankle in patients with neurological, developmental and/or orthopedic diagnoses? ERI has the course for you! Register for “Ambulation, Activity, & AFOs:  A Developmental Movement Systems Approach for Improving Ambulation,” with Amanda Hall ATP, MSPT, PCS, PT.

You’ll learn to:

  • Recognize the interplay of Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Movement System Diagnoses and neuroplastic changes on foot and ankle dysfunction
  • Perform a detailed foot and ankle examination including gait kinematics, neuromotor function, and musculoskeletal structures
  • Develop a comprehensive plan of care for the foot and ankle to improve gait in the context of supporting the best structural outcome
  • Perform treatment techniques to address relative flexibility and promote progressive strengthening in foot and ankle for function
  • Make detailed recommendations for casting and orthotic interventions

Amanda Hall ATP, MSPT, PCS, PT

ERI instructor Amanda Hall spoke at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in 2019. She is an engaging speaker and experienced therapists who developed a proven framework for pediatric and neuro ankle intervention. Amanda is an expert in therapeutic casting and orthotic design based on developmental kinesiopathology, differential diagnosis, manual therapy, and alignment for therapeutic gait with individualized intervention and patient-centered designs. Amanda is a hands-on, practicing therapist who currently provides therapeutic casting as well as orthotic and assistive technology.

 

 

Registration is now open for the following dates and locations:

April 4-5 at Pediatric Therapy Associates of South FL in Plantation, FL

May 1-2 at Children’s Health Specialty Center at Cityville Southwestern Medical District in Dallas, TX

Sept 25-26 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT

Oct 17-18 at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Chicago, IL

Earn CEUs and improve your practice with “Ambulation, Activity, & AFOs:  A Developmental Movement Systems Approach for Improving Ambulation.” Register online today!

Registration Open for “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient – Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings”

Registration is now open for “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient – Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings” – a new course by ERI instructor Robyn Ligotti PT, DPT, RAC-CT, CDP, LLC, QCP.

Participants will learn evidence-based assessments and treatments to boost function and decrease re-hospitalizations and improve the quality of life in complex older adult clients. 

Robyn has years of experience sharing her experience with fellow therapists. She has treated the older population in nursing facilities, home health, outpatient rehab, wellness and prevention, and inpatient rehab settings. Our community of therapists really enjoy learning from Robyn – just hear what they have to say:

“Robyn is a great speaker and provides very applicable information.”

-D. Ward-Baughman, PT

“Very well organized and thorough course. The instructor was very experienced and provided evidence-based information. Provided a good background for regulatory updates, evidence-based tests, and best practice guidelines.”

-M. Myers, PT

If you’re a PT, PTA, OT, OTA, or SLP working with the adult population, register for Robyn Ligotti’s course “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient – Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings” at one of the dates and locations in Florida, Missouri, or New York:

February 29, 2020 – March 1, 2020, in Kissimmee, FL

April 25, 2020 – April 26, 2020, Kansas City, MO

September 11, 2020 – September 12, 2020, White Plains, NY