ERI has the BPPV Course You’ve Been Searching For

Are you therapists seeking to improve your skills in diagnosing and treating BPPV?  If so, ERI has the course for you! Register for “BPPV: A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment” with Kim Fox, PT, DPT.  Kim is an inspiring presenter and dedicated therapist who has worked in numerous settings and served in active duty as a reservist for the U. S. Airforce.  She will help participants gain a better understanding of typical and atypical forms of BPPV and how to treat them. Participants will dive into the depths of BPPV to effectively, efficiently, and properly diagnose and treat these patients, consistent with evidence-based medicine. Participants will also learn other vestibular and non-vestibular basics to understand when signs and symptoms and not consistent with BPPV. This course will include many videos of positional nystagmus and various abnormal eye movements from other peripheral and central sources, ensuring plenty of opportunities to learn how to identify abnormal eye movements first-hand. You will walk away with a commanding knowledge of BPPV and how to treat this common form of peripheral vertigo, even when the presentation is not as common.

Reserve your spot for “BPPV: A Comprehensive Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment” will take place on March 21-22, 2020 at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital in Atlanta.  Register online before December 27, 2019, and use code HOLIDAY2019 and save $50.

The Zones of Regulation with Leah Kuypers, M.A.ED., OTR/L in Tennessee this March

When Leah Kuypers created  The Zones of Regulation, her goal was to provide others with information on a framework she used to foster self-regulation and emotional control in children. Her book has been enthusiastically received by educators and therapists across the country, and now she is sharing her expertise with ERI’s community of therapists on March 6, 2020, in Memphis, Tennessee.   

Leah will provide an understanding of the Zones of Regulation and teach participants to describe the role of sensory processing/modulation, emotional regulation, executive functioning, and social cognition play in self-regulation. Leah will also teach therapists to state ways in which the Zones framework teaches students to self-regulate, how to integrate the Zones into practice and support generalization of skills across settings, and how to teach students to individualize their own tools for self-regulation.

This one-day, dynamic workshop will bring therapists practice to the next level and improve outcomes in a variety of settings including the classroom.

Register for The Zones of Regulation taking place March 6, 2020, at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, a complete brochure, CEU information or to register visit,

Sharing this ASHA Survey to Help Promote Interprofessional Collaboration – Please complete by December 15

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA’s) School Services team will be working with the ASHA Leader team to write an article on the benefits of collaborating with other special education providers, e.g., occupational therapists, nurses, physical therapists, special education teachers, school counselors, school psychologists. The ASHA Leader is ASHA’s newsmagazine.

They would like to include quotes from you and other special education providers on what is appreciated about working with school-based speech-language pathologists. The article will include perspectives from school-based speech-language pathologists on what they value about working with other special education providers.

Please help ASHA gather this information and complete this survey ASHA will select from the responses to have representative feedback from different special education providers throughout the article. Someone from the  ASHA Leader team may contact you with additional questions.

It would be helpful if they receive responses by Friday, December 15.

Thank you 

Thankful for a Successful Therapies in the School Conference 2019

Our annual Therapies in the Schools conference took place last week, bringing together more than 250 school-based therapists, inspiring speakers, and resourceful vendors.  We left with a greater understanding of how to identify and treat children experiencing numerous conditions, as well as how to support one another both inside and outside the classroom.

The two-day conference featured speakers including Athena Oden, PT of “Ready Bodies Learning Minds,” and Emily Zeman, OTD, MS, OTR/L who spoke about trauma-informed care.

ERI Co-founder Barabra Offringa (L) with speaker Athena Oden (R), who presented “Ready Bodies Learning Minds”.

Vendors including showcased items of interest and lunchtime break out sessions were a great opportunity to share experiences and interact with colleagues. We thought the conference was one of the best, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s what attendees are saying:

“Conference material was so on point and easily applicable to school-based therapy. I felt like crying tears of joy.  Finally, material I can use on Monday!”

 – S. Gouk, PT

“Excellent content, meaningful and insightful. Practical strategies I can’t wait to implement.”

 – Conference Attendee


ERI also recognized several outstanding therapists at the conference – Katelyn Cyr, DPT, received the Emerging Leader New to School-Based Practice award, and Tammy Dale, OT, OTR/L received the Excellence in Creative School-Based Therapy award. 

Tammy Dale, OT, OTR/L was awarded the Excellence in Creative School-Based Therapy Award at the 2019 Therapies in the Schools Conference.

Katelyn Cyr, DPT, was recognized as this year’s Emerging Leader New to School-based Practice and awarded a scholarship to Therapies in the Schools.












We are grateful for everyone who attended the conference, and confident the techniques and strategies shared by our speakers will help bring practices to the next level.  

And it’s not too early to start thinking about next year’s conference. Tell us what topics you’d like to explore at Therapies in the School 2020!

The Annual Therapies in the School Conference 2019.


Raise Your Hands if You’re Excited for this Year’s Therapies in the School Conference!

It’s “Therapies Eve” at ERI and we couldn’t be more excited!

Tomorrow we will welcome more than 200 OTs, PTs, and SLPs to Therapies in the School 2019, our annual school-based conference just outside of Boston. Renowned speakers including Athena Oden creator of “Ready Bodies, Learning Minds,” and self-regulation expert Susan Roberts will take the stage and share their knowledge and personal experiences. We will teach the most up to date treatments and address numerous challenges that our community of school-based therapists face every day and provide support and ideas for improving your practice and outcomes for students and young children.

If you’re attending the conference, the ERI Team will be on hand should any attendees have and special needs or requests.  And be sure to follow us on Facebook, watch for Facebook Live events, check-in, share photos, and tag #therapiesintheschool #eri #schooltherapists #Therapies2019.

See you at the registration table!