Grateful for OTs and OTAs During Occupational Therapy Month

April is Occupational Therapy Month – a time for us to recognize the more than 200 thousand occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants across the country who dedicate their time to improving the lives of clients and their families. With COVID-19 spreading across the nation, this April may be very different than years past, but our appreciation for occupational therapists and assistants and dedication to their careers and education remains the same.

As we practice social distancing this month, our hope is to help you make the most of this time. We’re providing exceptional offers to help you continue your education and improve your practice once it is safe to do so. Now through April 30, 2020, we invite you to take $50 off any ERI Online Course Series. Simply register online and enter ERICARES at checkout.

Want to say “Thank You” or support an OT or OTA in your life or at your facility? Or perhaps you have a continuing education budget that you would like to use ASAP? ERI now offers gift certificates to help individuals and facilities encourage occupational therapists in continuing their education. Available in any denomination, gift certificates are available for purchase on ERI’s website. Simply click the button below to add the ERI “Credit” and the amount you’d like to gift to your cart.

Yes, times may be difficult – but occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are known for overcoming obstacles. At ERI, we know you’ll persevere and support and recognize you.

Register for an ERI online course series and continue to do what you love and make a difference for your clients. For a complete list of online courses and CEU information, click HERE or email info@educationresourcesinc.com.

Happy Occupational Therapy Month from ERI!

Join ERI and Liesa Persaud for the New LIVE Webinar “Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction”

ERI and esteemed faculty member Liesa M. Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP are joining forces to bring you ERI’s first LIVE webinar, “Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction. Liesa, a well-known and engaging instructor will teach you how to utilize “Sensory-Aware” tools for pediatric clients referred for gross motor and sensory-motor challenges. 

This interactive, web-based course includes live Q&A sessions, hands-on applications, video analysis and problem-solving, allows participants to connect directly with Liesa and fellow therapists, and earn continuing education credits – all from the safety of home.  

“Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction” takes place over three consecutive weeks for a total of 11 hours: 

  • Thursday, April 16 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm EST  
  • Thursday, April 23 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm EST  
  • Thursday April 30 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm EST 

The course is offered for 11 hours, 1.1 CEUs (Intermediate Level). (Please click HERE for complete CEU details). Pricing: $369 

Enrollment is limited so click HERE today to register for ERI’s LIVE Webinar “Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction.  

As a “Thank You” for signing up for ERI’s first live virtual webinar, we are offering participants Inger Brueckner’s “Pathophysiology of Vestibular Symptoms in Children” at no charge (a value of $79).  This online session includes 2.5 Contact Hours, 0.25 CEUs. 

  

 

Attention OTs: Special Offers for ERI’s Online Continuing Education Courses

With the cancellation of this year’s AOTA Conference in Boston, we know that many Occupational Therapists are concerned with earning CEUs and continuing their education. At ERI, we are therapists too and know the importance of learning new techniques and improving your practice. And while times may be uncertain, one thing the OT community can always count on is ERI’s commitment to you and your education. To help you meet your professional goals, we are providing our OT community with the following offer:

  • Save $50 on any ERI online course series or ERI’s annual Therapies in the School Conference taking place in November 19-20, 2020. Register online and use promo code ERICARES at checkout. 

 

 ERI Online Courses

ERI’s online courses are filmed “live” at an ERI conference and edited into shortened lessons for optimal learning experiences. Participants will feel like they are in the classroom as fellow therapists participate in Q&A sessions and prompted on how to participate in labs. Downloadable handouts are included with registration. Participants have access to the course and downloadable handouts for an entire year. Register for these Exceptional Online Course Series. Use promo code ERICARES at checkout to receive $50 off.

THERAPIES IN THE SCHOOL ONLINE SERIES – Each individual series now offered at $449 (saving of $150 with ERICARES promo code)

NEW! Torticollis: Assessment and Treatment of Infants and Children – $299
Instructor: Cindy Miles, PT, PhD, PCS, NDT
13.5 CEUs

  • Etiology and Implications for Development
  • Anatomy of Torticollis, its Effect on the Whole Child, and Differential Diagnosis
  • Motor Development and Assessment Tools
  • Treatment: Creative Stretching, Strengthening, and Functional Play
  • Indications for Kinesiotaping, Mobilizations, and Surgery: Clinical Decision Making and Community Education

Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation Online Series – $309
Instructor: Richard Clendaniel, PT, Ph.D,
11 CEUs

  • Advanced BPPV
  • Cervicogenic Dizziness
  • What to do when It’s Not BPPV

Acute and Critical Care Therapy Online Series  – $309 CURRENT PRICE $209
Instructor: Steve Sadowsky
12 CEUs

  • Clinical Decision Making In Acute Care
  • Lines, tubes, Ventilators and Diagnostic Screening for Stability vs Instability .
  • Auscultation LAB
  • Clinical Physiological Monitoring
  • Acute Care and ICU Pharmacology 

Pediatric Toe Walking Series – $229
Instructor: Liesa Persaud PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP
7 CEUs

  • Utilizing the ACT (Assessment Criteria for Toe Walking) and Footwear Modification to Improve Outcomes
  • The Role of Vision and Reflexes
  • Red Flags for Referral and Intervention Strategies

Post-Concussion Syndrome: A Four Part Series – $299
Instructor: Christina Finn Ed.D
9.5 CEUs
This dynamic series will help clinicians apply the latest research on diagnosis and management of concussion and post-concussion syndrome. Focus is on the latest relevant assessment and treatment strategies for adults and children with prolonged visual, vestibular and sensory complaints as a result of concussion. Clinicians will learn effective treatment strategies to improve visual skills, balance and sensory integration for optimal return to school, work, and sports.

Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent Online Series – $309
Instructor: Inger Brueckner MS, PT
13.5 CEUs
Understanding the Unique Aspects of the Vestibular System in Children and Adolescents
Pathophysiology of Vestibular Systems in Children
Pediatric Vestibular Screenin and Assessment: Evaluation and Testing
Treatment Techniques for the Child with Vestibular Symptoms (inc. LAB) 

Click HERE For a full list of ERI’s Online Conferences. Register online and use code ERICARES at checkout to receive $50 off the cost of registration

For 30 years, ERI has supported therapists and we will continue to do so through these uncertain times. For more information contact ERI at info@educationresourcesinc.com or 800-487-6530.

Take Your Professional Development Training Online with Reduced Rates on ERI’s Web-Based Learning for School-Based Therapists

We are thinking of you during this difficult time and hope that you, your loved ones and colleagues are doing well. With schools closed indefinitely, we know that many school-based therapists are questioning how they will continue their professional development. To help ease these concerns, ERI is reducing the cost of the highly-acclaimed, web-based series “Therapies in the Schools Online Conferences” and “Pediatric Toe Walking Series.” Touted by many as the must-take conferences for therapists working in the classroom, participants will learn from leading experts, in easy-to-access, web-based formats that can be accessed from home.

  • Save $100 on all Therapies in the School Online Conferences (Regularly $599 – now $499). No promo code needed.
  • Register online and use promo code ERICARES at checkout to receive an additional $50 off any ERI web-based series including “Therapies in the Schools Online Conferences” and “Pediatric Toe Walking Series”, or ERI’s annual in-person conference Therapies in the School, taking place November 19-20, 2020. 

Therapies in the School Online Series

NEW! Therapies in the School Online Conference Six– $599 $499
Instructors: Anne Buckley-Reen, Susan Cecere, Arsenio Paez, Nicole Barmen, Judith Kimball, Kim Wiggins, Kathryn Biel
22 CEUs
Eight engaging, motivating and highly informative modules to invigorate your practice and provide school-based tools to foster growth in your students. Modules range from essential writing tools, neuroplasticity/motor learning, praxis and its effect on executive functioning, typing programs, preschool interventions, mindfulness, IEP writing, and ways to more effectively collaborate with your team.

Therapies in the School Online Conference Five – $599 $499
Instructors: Melissa Gerber, Josephine Bardabelias, Jocelynn Wallach, Nancy Williamson, Janine Wiskind, Jennifer School, Julie Goff
14 CEUs
This course focuses on the latest advances in school-based practice for therapists. Four dynamic modules cover aligning motor needs with educational needs, and how to improve executive function in children who are receiving therapy services in the school setting. How primitive reflexes can be relevant to school-based practice, as well as strategies to integrate these primitive reflexes are discussed. Using evidence to help guide decisions on goals, dosage, and frequency are covered for motor needs in children with autism.

Therapies in the School Online Conference Four – $599 $499
Instructor: Sara Harvey, John Pagano, Maureen McCabe, Christopher Marotta, Melissa Gerber
15 CEUs
Four engaging online modules including access for children with moderate to severe physical challenges, improving effectiveness through collaboration with children with mild motor challenges, understanding visual processing and visual deficits as well as how to improve sensory, motor behavior and learning outcomes to enhance functioning in your students.

Therapies in the School Online Conference Three –$599 $499
Doriet Bialer, John Pagano, Susan Cecere, Barbara Hodge, Carrie Davis
16.5 CEUs
Five comprehensive online modules addressing complex school challenges, evidence based sensory and motor activities, handwriting success tools, functional postural control strategies, as well as ways to improve mental health, bilateral coordination, and visual spatial skills to enhance functioning in your students.

Therapies in the School Online Conference Two – $599 $499
June Smith, Agnes McConlogue and Lori Quinn, Sara Harvey, Debra Dickson, Peg Dawson, Cathy Stern and Donna McCrorey
17.5 CEUs
Six dynamic modules, focusing on team strategies, practical tools to address sensory/behavioral challenges, and creative activities focusing on visual and motor skills to enhance functioning in your students.

Therapies in the School Online Conferences are approved by AOTA and ASHA. Check the website for PT CEUS in your state. Registrants receive access to the online courses and handouts for one full year. Register online and use code ERICARES at checkout to receive an additional $50 off the cost of registration.

Therapies in the School Annual Conference Nov 19-20, 2020 – $265 for one day, $475 for both days. 
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.

Click HERE to register or for more information. Register online and use code ERICARES at checkout to receive $50 off the cost of registration.

Pediatric Toe Walking Series – $229

The Pediatric Toe Walking Series is taught by Leisa Persaud and teaches practitioners to assess toe walking through a holistic view of the child, including biomechanics and sensory processing, to develop a systematic approach to devise an effective treatment plan. This course will change how therapists think about and treat children with equinus gait with three engaging sessions:

  • Utilizing the ACT (Assessment Criteria for Toe Walking) and Footwear Modification to Improve Outcomes
  • The Role of Vision and Reflexes 
  • Red Flags for Referral and Intervention Strategies 

The Pediatric Toe Walking Series is approved for 7 contact hours (.7 CEUs) and approved by AOTA Registrants receive access to the online courses and handouts for one full year. With the discount, the Pediatric Toe Walking Series costs $179. Register online and use code ERICARES at checkout to receive $50 off the cost of registration.

Click HERE For a full list of ERI’s Online Conferences.

For 30 years, ERI has supported therapists and we will continue to do so through these uncertain times. For more information contact ERI at info@educationresourcesinc.com or 800-487-6530.

ERI Offers Support for PTs and OTs with Free Online Course “Lines, Tubes, Ventilators, and Diagnostic Screening for Stability v. Instability”  

As healthcare workers, many physical and occupational therapists are finding themselves serving on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at ERI, we know firsthand the instrumental roles therapists play in our healthcare system and are dedicated to arming them with the information they need to treat and care for critically ill patients. 

Effective immediately, ERI is offering the online course “Lines, Tubes, Ventilators, and Diagnostic Screening for Stability v. Instability” at no cost to therapists. This 3.5 hour, intermediate, CEU approved course was filmed at a “live” ERI course and is taught by acclaimed faculty member Steve Sadowsky, an ABPTS Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist. The web-based course is easily accessible from any computer and appropriate for therapists working with adults in acute care, chronic care, home care, and rehab. 

The course covers the various functions of common lines, tubes and drains seen in the ICU and acute care setting. Emphasis is on when to initiate and progress activity in these patients, and how to work with this equipment based on the patient’s responses. Participants will learn about the different types of ventilation, how to use the exertion scale in this context to facilitate early mobility, determine the frequency and intensity of treatment and progress the patient safely based on current evidence, as well as many practical suggestions for working with nurses on carry through.

Thirty years ago, ERI was founded by two physical therapists with the goal of improving patient care by enhancing therapists’ knowledge and skill levels. Today, we honor that goal by standing beside our healthcare workers and therapists as they bravely serve on the frontline in these difficult times.

Register for “Lines, Tubes, Ventilators, and Diagnostic Screening for Stability v. Instability,” and use promocode ERISTANDS at checkout to receive this course at no cost.

Please do share with your colleagues 

For more information, please contact ERI at 800-487-6530 or info@educationresourcesinc.com.