Meet and Chat with Holly Schifsky at the NANT Conference 2022

Are you attending NANT 12 on March 31-April 2, 2022?
Stop by the ERI Booth!

ERI is a professional partner with The National Association of Neonatal Therapists. This annual conference is the only one of its kind in the world. It serves an international group of neonatal OTs, PTs, and SLPs in order to advance the specialized knowledge and skills required to work in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). 

Meet and Chat with ERI Faculty

We are thrilled to announce that ERI faculty member Holly Schifsky with be available at the ERI booth to chat, answer questions and offer information about her courses.

Stop by Booth #8 to meet with her at these times:
Friday April 1 –  9:15am – 10am
Friday April 1 –  5pm – 6am
Saturday April 2 –  7:30am – 9am

And hear her present during the preconference:
Opening the Flood Gates: Edema Management in the NICU

Look out for other members of our esteemed faculty:

Kati Knudesn

Katie Knudsen- PT, MPT, CNT, PCS, DCS

Speaking on Friday April 1:
Associations Between Feeding and Development of Preterm Infants in the NICU and Throughout the First Year of Life

And Saturday April 2:
Neonatal Therapy Science: The Year in Review 2021

 

And look out for Anjanette Lee CCC-SLP, CNT, MS  who serves as co-leader of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists Professional Collaborative and has co-authored NANT’s Neonatal Therapy Core Scope of Practice and Practice Competencies for the Neonatal Therapist. Anjanette also serves on the NANT national conference planning committee and is part of the teaching faculty for the NANT Ignite program.

 

Check our all the wonderful dynamic courses that these esteemed faculty offer

Full information for each course will be available at the booth.

Visit the NANT conference page to set up your agenda and to make sure you fit in a visit to the ERI booth.

Also check our our exhibitor profile on Whova the official event app. for a special promotion just for NANT attendees.

“Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD): Evaluation and Treatment Tools” – A NEW, 1-Day Live Webinar!

Don’t Miss ERI’s NEW, 1-Day Live Webinar Coming This Spring!

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD): Evaluation and Treatment Tools
April 14, 2022 
7:40 am EST • 8:40 am CST • 9:40 am MST • 10:40 am PST (US)

Melissa Gerber, OTD, OTR/L, a seasoned and well-respected clinician with extensive experience in pediatrics, brings a NEW, 1-day live webinar to ERI’s community of therapists this spring! 

Geared towards PTs, OTs, SLPs and Special Educators working across all settings (schools, early intervention and clinics), Melissa will teach participants how to help support children/students with Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD) achieve optimal outcomes. Evidence-based assessment and treatment tools/strategies will be shared for kids in all settings (i.e., school, early intervention and clinics). Accommodations and strategies will also be provided that can be utilized across all settings.

Please visit the course page for full details, CEU information, to download a brochure or to register. 

Early Bird Rate! Save $20 when you register before March 3, 2022 and use code GERBERAPRIL22 at checkout!

ERI’s New, Live Webinars for 2022

ERI is excited to add five NEW courses in 2022 to our schedule of exceptional live webinars!

These web-based courses are taught by experienced, internationally recognized clinicians and include live Q&A sessions, hands-on applications, video analysis and problem-solving, allowing participants to connect directly with experts in their field and earn continuing education credits – all from the comfort of home. The new courses are listed below and include a link for more information and to register.

Premature and Medically Complex Neonates: Applying Critical thinking to Support Long-Term Outcomes
Kati Knudsen, PT Premature and Medically Complex Neonates: Applying Critical Thinking to Support Long-term Outcomes
A two-day live webinar, learn strategies and tools to support infants with extreme prematurity, complex neurological diagnoses and in utero substance exposure using advanced problem-solving techniques.
February, May, August and November, 2022

Motor Learning:  Tools to Enhance Academic Skills Through Movement
Josephine Bardabelias, PT
A three-day live webinar, learn innovative ways to integrate
movement with learning while concentrating on developmental
and functional skills.
February, May, August and November, 2022

ASD: Improving Motor and Speech/Language Outcomes for Function
Bethanne Mazurczak MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT
Leslie Paparsenos PT, MS, C/NDT
A three-day live webinar focused on multidisciplinary and discipline specific assessment and treatment strategies based on the NeuroDevelopmental Treatment-Contemporary Practice Model (NDT-CPM) for children with ASD.
April, August and December, 2022

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD):
Evaluation and Treatment Tools

Dr. Melissa Gerber, OTD, OTR/L
A one-day live webinar, learn to help children/students with Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD) achieve optimal outcomes using evidence-based assessment and treatment tools and strategies.
April, September and November, 2022

Online registration coming soon: A Sensory Motor Approach to Adapted Led Weaning
Jill Rabin MS CCC-SLP/L IBCLC
Lori Overland MS CCC-SLP, C/NDT, CLC, FOM
A two-day live webinar, learn the Adapted Baby-Led Weaning approach (ABLW), a child-directed and responsive feeding approach for babies with feeding challenges ranging from motoric limitations and atypical oral motor skills to feeding aversion.
October, 2022

Click HERE for ERI’s complete list of live and online course offerings.

We Celebrate Our Team

Congratulations and Farewell

Our amazing team comes together as we celebrate commitment, dedication and passion.

ERI Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our small but mighty team are the reason ERI was able to weather the storm of Covid-19. Without them we could not have successfully pivoted many of our courses onto the virtual platform to continue to provide quality education for therapists globally.

We celebrated Donna, who has been with ERI for over 25 yrs. She coordinates ERI’s accounting activities and is a great resource for course participants. She has witnessed  so many changes and updates over the years, and is always willing to help and roll up her sleeves. Thank you Donna!

We said a fond farewell to Cathy, our marketing coordinator. Cathy’s vision has helped to take our marketing department to the next level. We will miss you and wish you every success in your new venture.

While we were unable to be together in person we had a great fun time at our virtual paint party. There’s some talent there!!

Here’s to the another time soon – hopefully in person!

New Advanced CEU Course for Neonatal Therapists

ERI is thrilled to announce that Kati Knudsen, a neonatal physical therapist is joining their faculty and will present her dynamic webinar on multiple occasions in 2022

Premature and Medically Complex Neonates: Applying Critical Thinking to Support Long-term Outcomes

Register for one of these dates:

Kati Knudesn

Kati Knudsen

Kati Knudsen has practiced as a pediatric physical therapist since 1996 and as a therapist in the NICU since 1999. Kati is lead therapist for two NICUs at sister hospitals in Portland, Oregon. She has obtained certifications in neonatal therapy, pediatric physical therapy, lactation education, neurodevelopmental treatment, infant massage, developmental care, and transportation of children with special needs in order to better support infants and families. Kati has published articles about support for preterm and medically fragile infants and has spoken nationally and internationally on care of infants in the NICU. Kati serves as the therapy representative on the Vermont Oxford Network Multidisciplinary Advisory Council and is a founding member and past co-chair of the Neonatal Therapy Certification Board. Kati also sees patients in NICU follow-up clinic where she has helped to redesign care to make it more accessible to families.

 

Premature and Medically Complex Neonates: Applying Critical Thinking to Support Long-term Outcomes

Her dynamic and collaborative
advanced NICU therapy course Premature and Medically Complex Neonates: Applying Critical Thinking to Support Long-term Outcomes will enable clinicians to apply strategies to support infants with extreme prematurity, complex neurological diagnoses, and in utero substance exposure using advanced problem-solving techniques. Modification of developmental and family-integrated practices to meet the needs of medically-complex infants will be discussed. Therapists will learn specific neuroprotective and neuropromotive strategies to support small babies in the NICU. Methods will be provided to support infants beyond the NICU through identification of follow up concerns, options for long-term support, and family integration to promote parent advocacy. Additionally, tools will be provided to support an expanded role of therapy in the NICU by establishing the benefits of strong developmental perspective, focus on long-term outcomes, increased role of therapists from admission through discharge, and team collaboration. Finally, clinicians will be able to identify and implement quality improvement techniques to better assist neonates and define and improve therapeutic outcomes.

Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize three strategies to support infants with extreme prematurity, complex neurological diagnoses, and in utero substance exposure using advanced problem-solving techniques.
  • Apply at least two neuroprotective and neuropromotive strategies to support complex patients in the NICU.
  • Determine a novel method to support infants beyond the NICU through identification of follow-up concerns, options for long-term support, and family integration to promote parent advocacy.
  • Recommend a way to increase therapists’ presence or therapeutic practices in the NICU, using the cases provided.
  • Determine a quality improvement technique to better assist neonates and therapeuticnicu outcomes.

Don’t miss these opportunities to hear Kati speak!