ERI Teams Up with Debra Dickson C/NDT, PT, to Offer Intensive Sensory and Motor Challenges Course

Intermediate to advanced PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, and SLPs passionate about strengthening their skills and treatment of children with sensory and motor challenges will not want to miss ERI’s new course “Integrated Pediatric Assessment and Evidence-based Treatment: 4 Day Intensive Focusing on Children with Sensory and Motor Challenges.”

Taught by Debra Dickson, a highly regarded NDT certified pediatric physical therapist, this eye-opening course will fundamentally change how therapists approach physical and behavioral connections and teach new strategies including a “trauma-informed” approach to successfully assess and treat clients in clinics, home programs, schools, and other environments.

With hands-on labs, this course covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Primitive reflexes
  • Sensory-motor connections
  • Biochemical influences
  • Integrated sensory systems
  • Visual/Vestibular/Auditory Triad and its relation to Behavior/Attention and Learning
  • Behavioral Optometry
  • PTSD/Trauma/RAD Designing Trauma-Informed Treatment Plans
  • SPD and Sleep Challenges: The Science and Solutions
  • The challenges of the school environment
  • Activities to increase attention, language, reading, writing, and self‑regulation

If you are a PT, PTA, OT, OTA, or SLP looking to take your practice to the next level, register today for “Integrated Pediatric Assessment and Evidence-based Treatment: 4 Day Intensive Focusing on Children with Sensory and Motor Challenges” taking place October 24-27 in Houston, Texas.
Space is limited, register today!


Texas-area OTs, PTs, and SLPs Fixin’ to Earn CEUs Don’t Have to Go Far

It’s true, “everything is bigger in Texas” including the list of continuing education courses ERI is offering in the Lonestar state this year.  Our engaging courses are presented by esteemed faculty members who teach the latest, evidence-based treatments and techniques that help therapists improve their practices and patient outcomes.

And ERI makes it easy to for Texas-area OTs, PTs, and SLPs to meet continuing education requirements; we’re an approved provider of the Texas Physical Therapy Association, our courses meet the criteria approval for Type 2 CEUs by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, and we submit our courses for clock hours of continuing education credits by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Check out our Texas-based courses below:

Tools and Strategies for Developmental Care of Special Populations in the NICU
Instructor Lisa Kleinz
July 20-21, 2019
Houston, TX

Infants Born Preterm: Identifying and Addressing Their Special Needs in Early Infancy to Support Development   
Instructor Jan McElroy
August 16-18, 2019
Fort Worth, TX  

Baby Beats and Breaths: Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise
Instructor Holly Schifsky
September 28-29, 2019 
San Antonio, TX

Vestibular Rehabilitation Evaluation and Treatment of Dizziness and Balance
Instructor Jeffrey Walter
October 4-5, 2019
Houston, TX

Building the Brain: A Neurobiological Approach to Assessment and Treatment
Instructor Robin Harwell
October 19-20, 2019
North Richland Hills, TX

Integrated Pediatric Assessment and Evidence-Based Treatment:  4 Day Intensive Focusing on Children with Sensory and Motor Challenges
Instructor Debra Dickson
October 24-27, 2019
Houston, TX       

Acutely Adorable: Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care
Instructor Siobhan O’Donnell
October 26-27, 2019
Dallas, TX

Myofascial Release and Its Application to Neuro-Developmental Treatment
Instructor Gail Ritchie
November 8-9, 2019
Pearland, TX

Vision, Ocular-Motor and Movement Strategies for Integrated Learning
Instructor June Smith
November 8-9, 2019
Dallas, TX

Feeding and Swallowing in Infancy: Implications for Breast and Bottle Feeding
Instructors Robin Glass and Lynn Wolf
November 15-16, 2019
The Woodlands, TX

Geriatric Neurology in the Medically Complex Client
Instructor Jennifer Bottomley
November 15-16, 2019
Fort Worth, TX

ICU and Acute Care: From Early Mobilization to Discharge Decisions
Instructor Chris Wells
November 16-17, 2019
Houston, TX       

Baby Steps: Building Ambulation Interventions for Infants and Young Children with Posture and Movement Dysfunction
Instructor Jan McElroy
December 6-8, 2019
Houston, TX

Intervention in the NICU: A Neurodevelopmental Approach
Instructor Roberta Gatlin
December 6-7, 2019
Plano, TX

Improve your practice and earn CEUs this year, register for an ERI course online or by calling 800-487-6530. We can’t wait to see you at one of our courses.


ERI Recognizes School Based Therapists – Nominations Now Accepted for NEW Scholarship and Creative School Based Therapy Award

ERI Award presented to Julie Haggerty 2018

Do you know of someone who deserves recognition?
A Therapist New to the Schools, or an Unsung Hero
We want to hear about the hard work, and innovative ideas.
NEW this year – ERI Scholarship 

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 20th 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 Submission is September 15th, 2019

The award recipients will be announced on September 30th and honored at the

Twentieth Annual Therapies in the School Conference (November 21-22, 2019)

Early Bird Registration Rate for Therapies in the School Conference 2019

We are excited to share with you the outline for our popular annual school-based conference and offer an Early Bird rate if you register by June 5th, 2019


November 21-22, 2019
Framingham, MA

Based on feedback from last year’s conference we are excited to announce that the following renowned speakers will be joining us and sharing their expertise and passion:
Athena Oden, Deirdre Azzopardi, Emily Zeman, Susan Roberts, Susan Saavedra
and welcoming back by popular demand:
Kathryn Biel, Nicole Barmen and Susan Cecere

Click Here for The Preliminary Brochure

We would like to offer you our Discounted Early Bird Registration

Register for the TWO DAYS of the Therapies in the School conference 
and get a reduced rate of $415 (saving $60).
Register before June 5th, 2019

Mention Therapies2019 when you register

Must be used at time of registration. Cannot be combined with any other offers. 
Limited Time offer.

Year after year, therapists practicing in a school setting gather at our annual conference to learn new innovations, research, evidence and practical tools to improve the lives of the children they serve. Whether new to practice or having worked in a school setting for many years, they anticipate reconnecting with colleagues and meeting new friends who share their passion. 

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 
  • rethinking progress in the severely involved child.

Join the ERI community that fosters therapists building connections, sharing ideas, and actively learning. We hope to see you at this year’s conference. Limited Availability so Reserve Early!

Therapists New to School-Based Practice:
If you register for “Support for Beginning Practice Therapy 201”, a complimentary copy of the recorded session “School-Based Therapy 101” from our 2018 conference will be provided to review prior to attending the 2019 session.


Excellence in Creative School Based Therapy Award
NEW this year: Scholarship for a Therapist New to School-Based Practice.


Spring Promotion – $50 off your registration

Thank you! 

for allowing Education Resources  fulfill your professional development 
and continuing education requirements. 
At the heart of it all it’s about improving outcomes – by improving patient care!

Not to be used in combination with other discounts or course credits. 
Non-Transferable. Only one discount may be used per conference. 
Must be applied at time of registration, not for conferences previously registered for. 
Not for online courses. Not for one day courses.
Some restrictions may apply. Please check individual course pages for limitations.

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We’re therapists too!

SEARCH for courses that remind you why you became a therapist.