Category Archives: Pediatrics

Meet the Newest Member of Our Faculty, Louisa Ferrara, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CNT


We first connected with Dr. Louisa Ferrara at the NANT Conference in April 2018. An exceptional practitioner experienced in providing care for neonates, medically-fragile children, and children with complex medical and developmental needs, Louisa impressed us with the many distinguished … Continue reading

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Welcoming A New Member to the ERI Faculty – Jocelynn Wallach


Following on from an extremely well received afternoon session at our Annual Therapies in the School Conference in 2017, Jocelynn B. Wallach, MS, OTR/L  has developed a new 2 day course. We are excited to announce, coming in December: Practical and … Continue reading

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Exciting News! ERI Welcomes Renowned Speaker and Autism Consultant Kelly Mahler


ERI is thrilled to announce that internationally renowned OT Kelly Mahler will be a keynote speaker at Therapies in the School 2018.  Mahler will share her expertise and passion at ERI’s annual conference and will present: “Interoception: The Eighth Sensory … Continue reading

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Great Article from ERI Faculty Member John Pagano – Published in OT Practice – Evaluating Clients With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Life Span Approach


Renowned faculty member John Pagano, together with Autism Experts Carolyn Murray-Slutsky and Jen Richman, recently published this article in OT Practice. It describes and provides case studies illustrating the usefulness of occupational therapy assessment to guide Autism Spectrum Disorder intervention … Continue reading

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Focus on Home Exercise Programs


Great piece from distinguished ERI faculty member: Jacqueline Grimenstein, PT, C/NDT,  As a working mother of 4 kids I always dreaded homework.  My husband and I would get home from work, do afterschool activities or carpools, make dinner and then … Continue reading

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Play Your Cards Right- Become a trauma-informed care “ACE” Therapist!


Guest Blogger: Emily Zeman “We need to presume the clients we serve have a history of traumatic stress and exercise “universal precautions” by creating systems of care that are trauma-informed.” (Hodas, 2005). Did you know: 47.9% of children report one or … Continue reading

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NEW NDT Course from Renowned Speaker Jackie Grimenstein


Jackie Grimenstein has been one of ERI’s long time respected Faculty Members, and we are thrilled to be able to offer you her NEW course: Utilizing NDT in Pediatric Practice April 14-15, 2018 – Coon Rapids, MN September 29-30, 2018 … Continue reading

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NEW course for Pediatric Therapists – Ataxia, Autism and NDT


ERI is happy to announce that we are adding a new course to our extensive library of courses for the pediatric therapist. Designed and presented by our distinguished faculty member Gail Ritchie with new Faculty member Brenda Lindsay. Ataxia, Autism and … 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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