ERI Announces Scholarship and Annual Award for School Therapists 2020


Thank you all for your submissions. We have heard from many of you, that with all the recent uncertainty you have not had time to get your applications together. So we are extending our deadline for application until September 18th. We will announce our winners the week of September 21st.

Do you know of someone who deserves recognition?

A Therapist New to the Schools, or an Unsung Hero

We want to hear about their hard work, and innovative ideas.

We will be honoring two unsung heroes/teams. 

One for his/her significant contribution to therapy practice in the field of school based therapy,
and a therapist new to school based practice

Please click on the links below to find out more and send in your nominations:

Scholarship for Therapist New to School-Based Practice

Education Resources would like to provide a scholarship of free tuition to the 21st Annual Therapies in the School Conference, to a therapist who is new to practicing in the schools to help further his/her potential to significantly contribute to therapy practice in the field of school-based therapy. This nominee should have a strong potential to meet students’ needs and collaboratively engage teachers and staff within the students’ team. 

Excellence in Creative School Based Therapy Award

This award will be given to a therapist or assistant  for his/her significant contribution to therapy practice in the field of school based therapy. 
This nominee has excellent assessment and intervention skills, uses those skills to meet students’ needs in unconventional and unique ways, and collaboratively engages teachers and staff within the students’ team. 

Award recipients will also demonstrate the core values of collaboration, leadership, integrity, and a passion for improving the lives of his or her students. 

Deadline for Submissions is August 21, 2020 Extended to September  18th

The award recipients will be notified in early September and honored at the Annual Therapies in the School Conference  – November 19-20, 2020

ERI’s New LIVE Webinar with Amanda Hall Teaches Orthotic Treatments for the Foot and Ankle

ERI is dedicated to offering exceptional continuing education courses even during these challenging times. Many of our courses are now being offered as LIVE webinars allowing therapists to learn from the safety of home or office. Join Amanda Hall ATP, MSPT, PCS, PT for our newest webinar “Ambulation, Activity, & AFOs:  A Developmental Movement Systems Approach for Improving Ambulation.”

Therapists will 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 previously served as Mary Massery’s teaching assistant and 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.

Register for the four-part webinar taking place on the following dates and times:

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 5:00pm-8:00pm EST

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 5:00pm-8:30pm EST

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 5:00pm-8:00pm EST

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 5:00pm-8:00pm EST

For more information, visit, or email us at

Register for “Primitive Reflexes: Strategies to Promote Integration – Strengthening Foundational Skills” – A Live CE Webinar Coming this September 

Are you a pediatric OT or PT who has been searching for a course that provides a clear understanding of evaluating and treating primitive reflexes? ERI has the course for you. Join Janine Wiskind’s new LIVE Webinar “Primitive Reflexes: Strategies to Promote Integration – Strengthening Foundational Skills.”  The virtual course will take place over three Thursdays, September 10, 17 and 24, from 6pm to 9:30pm EST.

Janine’s dynamic teaching style makes intense information easy to understand and apply. Participants will learn to:

  • Explain the relationship of the three levels of motor control in the central nervous system, and the implications for intervention
  • Correlate current research to the evaluation and treatment of primitive reflexes
  • Describe the impact of structural development and alignment of the pelvis and trunk
  • Effectively perform a primitive reflex integration assessment
  • Design a treatment plan to address retained primitive reflexes to utilize effective intervention strategies to strengthen your client’s foundational skills, improve client outcomes, and increase engagement in functional activity.

Register for the LIVE webinar “Primitive Reflexes: Strategies to Promote Integration – Strengthening Foundational Skills” and bring your career to the next level.  For more information, visit  or email

“Posture, Movement and Function: Beyond the Basics – An Integrated Approach” – A New Webinar for Therapists Working with Children 18 Months Through Teen

As therapists treating patients with neuromotor dysfunction, many of us commonly ask ourselves and colleagues “Where do I start?  How do I prioritize in therapy?  What is the most effective way to reach the functional goal? How do I work with children with complex issues for best outcomes?”  ERI and Suzanne Davis Bombria are coming together to answer these questions in the new live webinar “Posture, Movement and Function: Beyond the Basics – An Integrated Approach.”

Join in as we explore in-depth analysis process integrating motor learning, neuroplasticity, Contemporary NDT and the ICF model.  The course teaches examination/evaluation, setting functional goals, in-depth analysis of system integrities and impairments, prioritizing, and developing treatment strategies.  Suzanne will present the information through lecture, video and labincluding movement analysis and problem solving of children and work with dolls.  It is a dynamic course intended to give the participant skills that are immediately usable in their everyday practice, and effective with the children they treat.   

The four-part course will take place via webinar on:
Tuesday, August 4 from 8:30pm to 11:30pm – EST
Thursday, August 6 from 8:30pm to 12am – EST
Tuesday, August 11 from 8:30pm to 11:30pm – EST
Thursday, August 13 from 8:30pm to 11:30pm – EST

To register, or for more information about the course including objectives and CEU information click HERE.  


ERI’s Therapies in the School Conference is going Virtual – Save the Date November 19-20, 2020

We know that hundreds of you come back year after year to learn from our experts and to inspire and learn from each other.  Recognizing how extraordinary today’s challenges are, we are developing a unique Therapies in the School Conference on the virtual platform.

This year’s conference will deliver the same quality you’ve come to love and expect in a highly interactive virtual experience.  If you couldn’t join us in the past because distance was prohibitive, this is YOUR CHANCE to JOIN this AMAZING COMMUNITY of school-based therapists!

We are excited to announce that the following renowned experts in their field will be joining us and sharing their expertise and passion in dynamic interactive sessions:
Susan Cecere, Sharon Cermak, Colleen Whiting, Kim Wiggins, Kimberly Wynarczuk and more…

We are working closely with the faculty to build the content and want to ensure we bring you education materials that are most applicable to your daily practice. Therefore, we are asking for a few minutes of your time to take a short survey about specific topic needs and about the format of our annual conference. 

Please click here to complete the survey

Come together on November 19-20, 2020 for an engaging, dynamic and interactive VIRTUAL conference