Thank You to Our Community of Dedicated Neonatal Therapists!

At ERI, we know that neonatal therapists have an emotional connection to their profession and are always looking for ways to improve upon their practice. To help these therapists meet their professional goals, we have partnered with National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) and offer exceptional neonatal continuing education courses taught by renowned faculty.  

Our courses teach the latest techniques and treatments that can be immediately applied to practice helping therapists improve outcomes in the NICU and beyond. The CEU hours from our evidence-based NICU courses count toward the required 40 hours of education for certification offered by the Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board (NTNCB).

If you’re a neonatal therapist looking to grow your career and improve outcomes, register for one of our life-changing neonatal courses which will remind you why you became a therapist and why you love what you do.  

We offer a comprehensive selection of live courses and webinars:
Continuing Education Courses for Neonatal Therapists

And use our advanced search feature, to search by date, speaker, topic to find an upcoming course. New speakers, topics and dates are continually being added to meet your needs.

Look out for special offer coming for neonatal therapists!

“This was one of the best courses I’ve ever taken! ……………………….. Holly’s expertise and ability to educate yet engage the audience was phenomenal! Thank you for bringing this course to us! Many immediately applicable items I was able to take back to the NICU the very next day”. Laurie Niederhauser, PT

Scholarship Winners Announced! Advancing Excellence in Infant Care 2021

Thank you to all for applying for the Advancing Excellence in Infant Care Scholarship that Dr. Brown’s Medical has generously funded. We were inspired by each of your compelling submissions.

We are thrilled to congratulate the scholarship recipients:

Julie Blanshan Brett an SLP working in the NICU, cleft palate team and CVICU at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in Florida. She exemplifies the value of leadership through her role as the clinical team leader for her site. She has practiced in the NICU for 22 years and has remained committed to providing supervision and mentorship to fellow clinicians and students throughout her career.

AND

Mary Cooper an OT working in the NICU at Beaumont Children’s in Michigan. She exemplifies the values of leadership and passion for improving the lives of infants and their families through her 4 years of experience in the NICU. When she was hired into her multi-disciplinary outpatient clinic, there was not a NICU presence. After identifying the unmet needs, she started to build a presence in her NICU and now serves as the part-time OT and has added a part time PT. She is committed to learning and enhancing NICU care.

Annual Awards Provide Neonatal Therapists Exceptional Continuing Education Opportunities

The scholarships are awarded to two neonatal therapists who demonstrate the core values of collaboration, integrity, and a passion for improving the lives of the infants and families they serve.

Julie and Mary will receive free tuition to an ERI continuing education live webinar to help them further their potential to significantly contribute to therapy practice in the NICU

CONGRATULATIONS!

Happy International Neonatal Therapy Week (INTW)!

Join us, as we celebrate all neonatal therapists with the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) an organization full of passionate neonatal therapists who aim to improve neurodevelopmental outcomes for premature and sick infants. 

Started nine years ago by NANT, this week honors occupational therapists (OTs), physical therapists (PTs) and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who specialize in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Thank you to this group of highly professional, passionate, and driven group of caregivers who dedicate their time to the smallest of patients resulting in a lifetime of positive change. 

We would like to highlight some of the fabulous work that NANT does to help support Neonatal Therapists everywhere:

NANT Learning, Mentorship and Leadership Programs

Ignite Training & Mentorship Program

Ignite features 10 months of foundational learning, mentorship, connection with peers, and convenience to study at your own pace! IGNITE is based on current literature and evidence regarding assessment and intervention in the NICU.

  • This program is for experienced neonatal therapists, those new to the NICU and for students (OT/PT/SLP) aspiring  to work in the NICU
  • Commitment is approximately 2hrs/Month with monthly guidance calls
  • On-demand program, offering flexibility and access when you need it
  • Resources, tools, activities and more to help with learning.
  • Access to content for 3 years
  • Access to a private FB page  to follow clinical discussions with all the current IGNITE participants and past IGNITE’ers too

Launch Leadership Program

The Launch Leadership Program is a 6-month leadership program designed for healthcare professionals who are ready to fully step into being a powerful leader in their lives and/or careers.

  • Entry into an exclusive 6 month online leadership program led by Sue Ludwig and Chrysty Sturdivant
  • Access to unique leadership tools, systems and resources
  • On-ramp group call to solidify priority topics
  • 6 online leadership trainings – from mindset to high level workflow strategies
  • 6 guidance calls with mentors and entire group
  • Access to guest experts as needed
  • Class directory for simultaneous and ongoing community with group
  • Private Facebook forum

*You do NOT have to have a leadership title or position to enroll. The content will provide practical strategies that enable you to lead from any position.

*You do not have to work in the neonatal space to enroll.

 

World PT Day 2021

Each September 8, we celebrate World PT Day and recognize the meaningful and life-changing work of physiotherapists. This year’s World PT Day focus is the rehabilitation, treatment, and management of people affected by Long COVID – which is preliminarily defined as the presence of signs and symptoms that develop during or following an infection consistent with COVID-19 which continue for 12 weeks or more.

Many COVID-19 patients experience long-term symptoms that require expert rehabilitation with physiotherapists who provide interventions that optimize functioning in everyday activities, support individuals to recover or adjust, achieve their full potential, and enable participation in education, work, recreation, and meaningful life roles. Click HERE to watch physiotherapists from around the world talk about the impact of COVID-19 on physiotherapy, and for more information and resources on World PT Day and Long COVID Treatment, visit World Physiotherapy.

Join us in celebrating World PT Day on September 8 and thanking physiotherapists for the crucial contributions their profession makes to keeping people well, mobile, and independent.

NEW Online Series! Primitive Reflexes: Strategies to Promote Integration-Strengthening Foundational Skills

Learn at Your Convenience with Janine Wiskind MS, OTR/L, CBIS

ERI is excited to offer a new, on-demand, online learning opportunity for Pediatric Therapists: Primitive Reflexes: Strategies to Promote Integration – Strengthening Foundational Skills – Online Series.  Janine engages her audience with her dynamic teaching style and makes intense information easy to understand and apply. In this online series, Janine covers lots of practical interventions and a new perspective on how to look at a child’s development. 

This online series was recorded in March, 2021 and provides the same content as the live webinar, but has been developed into shorter sessions (approximately three, 3.5 hour sessions) for optimal learning at your convenience. With access to the course and downloadable handouts for an entire year, you’re able to go back and refresh yourself as often as you’d like! 

Earn 11 contact hours (1.1 CEUs) for $299/person. 

Primitive Reflexes: Strategies to Promote Integration – Strengthening Foundational Skills – Online Series. 

Are you seeing children who are not progressing the way you expected? Janine will teach you how to: 

1. Assess and treat retained primitive reflex patterns to promote better function, think critically and integrate the individual reflex patterns into a more natural and fluid approach.

2. Group reflexes together in functional patterns, allowing you to rethink and update your approach to evaluating and treating retained primitive reflexes. 

3. Integrate assessment of posture and movement patterns as well as research findings into evaluation and treatment.  

Learn more about the course and register here today!