We’re excited to welcome Athena Oden a highly popular pediatric physical therapist, teacher, and author as she helps us kick off ERI’s annual Therapies in the School Conference. Athena is known across the US for her down-to-earth approach to teaching, the “Ready Bodies, Learning Minds” program, and the practical and powerful nature of her techniques. Her conference session, “Ready Bodies, Learning Minds: Creating Classrooms that Meet the Needs of All Children” will explore the Dynamic Systems Theory and highlights interventions and techniques applicable to all students in all environments. Participants will learn and discuss intrinsic movements, classroom strategies, motor lab application, handwriting, and more.
Conference attendees also have the opportunity to attend Athena’s afternoon workshop “Ready Bodies Learning Minds: Strategies for Special Populations” which will empower and inspire school-based therapists with new approaches for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, DCD, DDD, and more.
Athena is an engaging, experienced speaker and therapist with a clear mission: To help children perform at their peak, and to help therapists, teachers and parents understand the fundamental issues involved with sensory integration, motor skills, learning, and performance.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Athena in person at the 20th Annual Therapies in the School Conference at the Sheraton Framingham Conference Center & Hotel, conveniently located west of Boston, Massachusetts, and within driving distance of Providence, Rhode Island, Manchester, New Hampshire, and Worcester, Massachusetts.
Register today and learn from industry leader Athena Oden at this year’s Therapies in the School Annual Conference.
ERI’s widely popular annual conference is turning 20! And to celebrate, we are giving you 20 reasons why you should join us November 21-22, 2019 in Framingham, Massachusetts.
- Learn new innovations, research, evidence, and practical tools to improve the lives of the children you service
- Join renowned instructor Athena Oden as we kick off the conference with “Ready Bodies Learning Minds: Creating Classrooms that Meet the Needs of All Children”
- Instructor Susan Roberts, MDiv, OTR/L returns this year to teach sessions on Self-Regulation and Psychoneuro-immunology
- Emily Zeman, MS, OTD, OTR/L will teach “Trauma Informed Care and its Application to the School Based Therapist.”
- Join expert Sandra Saavedra PhD, PT for “Identifying Children Whose Postural Deficits may be Interfering with Academic.”
- On Day One, choose from one of these four exciting afternoon workshops:
A.)“Ready Bodies Learning Minds: Strategies for Special Populations (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, DCD, DDD and more)” with Athena Oden
B.) “Self-Regulation and Psychoneuroimmunology: Using a New Model to Determine and Implement Optimal Treatment Approaches for Each Child,” with Susan Roberts, MDiv, OTR/L
C.) “Support for Beginning Practice: School Based Therapy 201 Writing Goals, Benchmarks, Measuring and Documenting Progress,” with Nicole Barman, OTR, Kathryn Biel, MS, PT
D.) “Reframing What Progress Looks Like for the Severely Involved Child: A Lateral Progression,” with Beth Currier, DSc, MS, PCS, PT
- Choose from one of these four exciting afternoon workshops on Day 2:
A. ) “Using the Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCo) to Optimize Positioning and Enhance Function (academic performance, playground participation, speech production, and more),” with Susan Cecere, PT, Jocelyn Newell, DPT, MSPT, PT, Sandra Saavedra PhD, PT
B.) “I’m in Charge! Teaching Kids to Take Charge of Their Lives: A Workshop on Student Self Determination Amy Coopersmith,” MaryBeth Fitzgerald, MA, OTR/L, RN
C.) “How to Build Effective Groups to Maximize Progress,” with Deidre Azzopardi, OTD
D.) “Using Components of Motor Learning to Drive Your School Based Practice,” with Julianne Lalik, DPT, PT
- Take part in one of three informative lunch breakout sessions
A.) “Ask the Experts: A session for asking questions and sharing solutions”
B.) “New to School: Networking opportunity for therapists new to school-based practice (0-5)”
C. )“Creative Therapies: Bring your best solutions and creative strategies to share”
- Earn continuing education credits
- Network! Not only do you get to learn from experts in the field, you’ll meet and connect with colleagues who share your passion.
- Meet the ERI Team in person
- Enjoy a continental breakfast each morning
- Explore new vendors offering an array of services and products for therapists
- Check out ERI’s new company branding
- Celebrate this year’s “Excellence in Creative School Based Therapy Award” recipient
- Join a community that fosters therapists building connections, sharing ideas, and actively learning
- Stay at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, centrally located from Boston, Providence and Western, Mass.
- Get out of the office (or school) for the day and gain new knowledge in a new setting
- Invest in yourself, your career and your practice
- Have fun! Make new connections and like-minded friends who help you grow both personally and professionally
There are lots of reasons to attend the Therapies in the School 20th Annual Conference. What’s yours? Tell us in the comments below, and if you haven’t registered, be sure to visit us online and sign up to attend Therapies in the School. See you this November in Framingham, Mass!
Join ERI and Debra Dickson for “Integrated Pediatric Assessment and Evidence-Based Treatment: 4 Day Intensive Focusing on Children with Sensory and Motor Challenges” in Houston, October 24-27, 2019. This highly informative, hands-on course will provide you with concrete tools and strategies to effectively conduct in-depth physical and sensory/motor function assessments and design effective interventions for clients with varying degrees of involvement. The 4-day class benefits the intermediate to advanced clinician who is looking to improve and incorporate skills into a comprehensive and organized assessment and treatment strategy, integrating NDT, SI, reflex integration, myofascial release, cranial sacral therapy, and the visual-vestibular-auditory triad. These effective treatment strategies extend to improving self-regulation, visual motor skills, attention, social interaction, picky eaters, sleep disorders, and sensory motor skills utilizing a “trauma informed” approach.
Debra will teach participants to design effective treatment plans in multiple settings including clinics, schools, and home programs. Held at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, this course meets the criteria for 25.5 CEUS and is approved by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners.
Don’t miss out – space is limited! Register online today.
ERI Instructor Siobhan O’Donnell DPT, PCS, PT
We are “acutely aware” that the demand for pediatric physical therapists is at an all-time high. Be ready to provide your patients with advanced care by broadening and improving your skillset. Join renowned clinician Siobhan O’Donnell as she teaches evidence-based therapeutic interventions in her new course “Acutely Adorable: Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care.”
An enthusiastic presenter and clinical mentor, Siobhan offers insightful information beneficial to all members of the rehabilitation team. She teaches evidence-based care and clinical problem-solving skills to treat acutely ill, complex pediatric patients. Her experience in acute care, rehabilitation, home and healthcare facilities provides a unique point of view from which she draws practical approaches to treatment of pediatric patients.
“Acutely Adorable: Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care” is offered:
- September 28-29, 2019 – Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Denver, CO
- October 26-27, 2019 – Medical City Dallas, Dallas, TX
- April 25-26, 2020 – Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge, LA
- October 10-11, 2020 – Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, FL
- November 21-22, 2020 – St. Peters University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Register today – Space is limited!
Have a group or team of three or more people who want to take the course? We offer a discount!
For complete details, visit our course page “Acutely Adorable: Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care” or call 800-487-6530.