Category Archives: Pediatrics

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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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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Looking for your Clinical Expertise – Clinical Challenge Posted in ERI’s Pediatric Gait Discussion Group


Clinical Question from Holly Leigh: For the past month I have been seeing a 13 year old who has a pretty typical gait of spastic diplegia; crouch+toe walking who is about 12 weeks out from bilateral femoral derotation osteotomy. Prior … Continue reading

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Speaker Spotlight – Paula Cox, PT, DSc, PCS


Welcoming Paula to the Education Resources Faculty Paula is a licensed, board certified, physical therapist with over 35 years of clinical experience in pediatric neurological and neuromuscular rehabilitation. She is a member of the APTA, the Academy of Pediatric Physical … Continue reading

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Welcoming Amber Valentine – Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Specialist


Amber Valentine is a Speech-Language Pathologist who graduated from the University of Kentucky with her MS in Communication Disorders.  She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  She worked for Baptist … Continue reading

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Speaker Spotlight – Jessica Minahan


We are thrilled to announce that Jessica Minahan M.Ed, BCBA will be one of our keynote speakers at our Annual Therapies in the School Conference coming up in November. Jessica is a licensed and board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA), author, special educator, and consultant … Continue reading

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Tips to encourage language and problem solving during play


Great blog submission from a member of our community: Brooke Andrews M.A. CCC-SLP. Please share your thoughts below. Speech therapy with young children can sometimes looks like “just playing.” That’s because play and language go together. In addition to play being … Continue reading

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NEW e-Learning Program – Pediatric Toe Walking Series Now Available Online


We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new pediatric toe walking online course series. Enhance your differential diagnosis skills to guide more effective treatments; learn new tools to address the sensory and motor aspects that underlie toe-walking, and recognize … Continue reading

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