New Problem-based Course Addresses Very Low Birthweight Babies, Small Baby Teams, NAS, and the Long-term NICU Infant

Neonatal therapists take note – ERI is offering a new course “Tools and Strategies for Developmental Care of Special Populations in the NICU,” taught by Lisa Kleinz MA, SLP/L – a Certified Neonatal Therapist who has worked in level 3 NICUs for more than 20 years. This introductory-intermediate level course focuses on proven therapeutic intervention programs and provides therapists with tools, strategies, and enhanced critical problem-solving skills. Lisa will provide a case-based approach to the challenges seen in special populations including the very low birthweight infant, NAS, and the long-term NICU infant.

Lisa Kleinz - SLP

Lisa Kleinz

“Tools and Strategies for Developmental Care of Special Populations in the NICU” is a two-day course and will be offered at three locations:

  • July 20-21, 2019 at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX
  • August 17-18, 2019 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA
  • November 9-10, 2019 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Southside in Jacksonville, FL

Join Lisa Kleinz and learn to incorporate developmental care for these very special patients into your practice. Register today for “Tools and Strategies for Developmental Care of Special Populations in the NICU.”


Celebrating our Community of OTs

OT Month 2019OT Month has arrived and so many exciting events are happening!

The annual AOTA conference has just started in beautiful New Orleans

Not in New Orleans? Not a problem! They are live streaming seven #AOTA19 general sessions including the Welcome Ceremony, which starts today at 4 CT.

Autism Month


It’s Autism Awareness month as well!

Autism Speaks is inviting friends and neighbors around the world to come together to pledge to go blue to increase global understanding and acceptance of people with autism. 


ERI is celebrating our Faculty of OTs.

We have several amazing OTs speaking in the Month of April including:

Jocelyn Wallach on Executive Functioning and Self-Regulation in Florida

Gaye Cronin on Vestibular Rehabilitation: A treatment Intensive in Massachusetts

Register for one of these two courses and receive a $25 discount.
Use the code OTMONTH2019 

Not to be used in combination with other discounts or course credits.
Non-Transferable. Must be applied at time of registration, not to be used for previous registrations

We appreciate all of our OTs and all of the hard work you do!

Keep inspiring each patient every day and living life to the fullest! 

Invitation to Exhibit at Therapies in the School Conference – November, 2019 MA

Looking to be a Sponsor or to Exhibit?

There is no better way to reach school therapists:

Twentieth Annual
THERAPIES in the SCHOOL Conference
November 21-22, 2019
Framingham, MA

Year after year, key decision makers in the field anticipate attending Therapies in the Schools to learn of new innovations and opportunities to improve their practice. This annual event is an excellent opportunity to showcase your relevant products to a receptive and curious crowd.

NOVEMBER 21-22, 2019 – Sheraton Framingham Hotel

ERI provides sessions for therapists who have been working for many years, as well as therapists new to practice in a school-based setting, providing a diverse array of options for participants. This year’s topics include cutting-edge sessions including:

  • helping children prepare their brains and bodies for learning,
  • utilizing neurological approaches to improve self-regulation,
  • effectively implementing a trauma-informed approach,
  • strategies for building effective groups,
  • fostering internal motivation in students,
  • facilitating improved postural control, and
  • learning effective ways to collaborate with their team members, both in school and the community.

Join the ERI atmosphere that promotes therapists building connections, sharing ideas, and actively learning.

We are now pleased to offer multiple levels of sponsorship opportunities. Please see enclosed details.

We are now pleased to offer multiple levels of sponsorship opportunities.

2019 Exhibitor Packet                                                             

We hope to see you at this year’s conference.

Limited Availability, so Reserve Early!

Any Questions? Contact Mandy Washington


Registration Now Open for Robyn Ligotti’s “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient: Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings.”

Robyn Ligotti, PT, DPT, RAC-CT, CDP, QCP, is passionate about helping rehab departments that treat older adults thrive. Her expertise is in assisting teams in nursing facilities, home health, outpatient rehab, wellness and prevention, and inpatient rehab setting improve organization, staffing patterns, training, and implementation of best practices. Robyn believes the key to achieving strong outcomes is establishing a team of professionals who use critical thinking and evidence-based skills in day to day practice.

This year, Robyn is bringing her course “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient: Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings,” to our ERI community.  The course focuses on providing evidence-based tests and measures to use for evaluations, reviewing frameworks for effective care planning to reduce re-hospitalizations, and providing evidence-based interventions for optimal outcomes in treating the complex older adult in the SNF and Home Health settings.

Robyn’s course will be offered May 4-5 at Hillcrest Rehab Services in Bellevue, Nebraska, and November 16-17 at Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield, Connecticut.  Participants will learn to identify evidence-based standardized tests, understand the upcoming changes to SNF and HH payment structure and the impact on therapy and outcomes, utilize research to create functional therapeutic interventions, and how to apply best practices in documentation of skilled services for the complex elderly patient.

If you’re a PT, PTA, OT, OTA, or SLP working with the older adult population – do not miss this course!  Register to attend Robyn’s course “Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient: Home, SNF and Long-Term Care Settings,” online at

Treating Patients with Post Joint Arthroplasty or Fracture Repair?  Don’t Miss This Course.

The latest surgical updates for joint arthroplasty and surgical fixation of fractures have become minimally invasive. Procedures that once required days of post-op care and weeks if not months of physical and occupational rehab have become procedures with little to no post-operative precautions and a shorter rehab course. The post joint arthroplasty and fracture repair landscape is changing and so must the way PTs, PTAs, OTs and OTAs think about rehabilitative treatment.

ERI’s new course “Total Joint Arthroplasty and Fracture Rehabilitation,” with Pat Tino PT, DPT reviews current surgical procedures and components and their relation to rehabilitation services.  During the course that takes place April 27-28, 2019 at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, Pat will review principles of fundamental biomechanics and its importance when designing, programming, and dosing post-op and non-op exercise programs; realizing sometimes “less is more” to facilitate optimal function.

Register for “Total Joint Arthroplasty and Fracture Rehabilitation” – an essential course for any therapist treating patients post joint arthroplasty or fracture repair.