Category Archives: Dear ERI – Clinical Challenges and Gems

Winners Announced in Inaugural Award for Excellence in Creative School Based Therapy


We were thrilled to launch this award to recognize an individual/team who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment and has made outstanding contributions to the practice of school based therapy by enriching the lives of students through creative solutions. Our awardee … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Neonatal Therapists


We were excited to join our professional partners, the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) in celebrating neonatal therapists everywhere during International Neonatal Therapist Week Members of NANT were offered entry into a drawing to win a 2 day ERI … Continue reading

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To Intervene or Not? PT or no PT? Motor Issues in Autism


GUEST BLOGGER: Kathryn Biel Here’s something I struggle with every year. That ambulatory, fast, strong child with autism. Gross motor delays? Absolutely. Typical movement patterns? No way. Do I keep this child on program? Do we want to be making … Continue reading

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Speaker Spotlight – Holly Schifsky, OTR/L, CNT, NTMTC, CBIS


We are honored to welcome Holly Schifsky to our faculty and thrilled that she will be presenting her course: Baby Beats and Breaths: Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise in 2018.  Having first met her at the … Continue reading

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NEW Course – Vision, Ocular-Motor and Movement Strategies for Integrated Learning


NEW Course Spotlight: Vision, Ocular-Motor and Movement Strategies for Integrated Learning from respected ERI faculty member June Smith This course will focus on clinical decision-making for the use of vision, occulomotor and movement strategies to enhance outcomes. Emphasis will be … Continue reading

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – How Early Intervention Can Help


Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome often present with sensory or motor issues from infancy. Education Resources  Inc offers this 3 day live, hands-on course: “Contemporary NDT Treatment of the Baby and Young Child” Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT which will … Continue reading

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Reflex Integration in the Schools


GUEST BLOGGER: Kathryn Biel   While performing the BOT-2, I ask a child to stand in tandem on my tape line. As the child attempts this skill, I immediately notice her arms internally rotating as her feet are internally rotating. … Continue reading

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Speaker Spotlight – Karen Jacobs EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA


ERI is honored to welcome Karen Jacobs as a new faculty member, and thrilled that she will be speaking at this year’s annual conference: Therapies in the School November 16-17, 2017 – Framingham, MA Karen Jacobs is a clinical professor … Continue reading

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Faculty Member Beth McManus Publishes Research: Therapy Use for Children With Developmental Conditions: Analysis of Colorado Medicaid Data


We would like to share this research report authored by: McManus, Beth M. PT, MPH, ScD; Rapport, Mary Jane PT, DPT, PhD; Richardson, Zachary MA; Lindrooth, Richard PhD published in: Pediatric Physical Therapy: July 2017 – Volume 29 – Issue 3 … Continue reading

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ERI is Joining our Professional Partners NANT to Celebrate Neonatal Therapists Everywhere


We would like to honor all our community of Neonatal Therapists and join NANT (National Association of Neonatal Therapists) to celebrate your dedication to premature and sick infants and their families and to acknowledge the work you do to improve … Continue reading

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