Learn practical tools to improve the effectiveness of your school practice in 4 engaging 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.
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Learn practical tools to improve the effectiveness of your school practice in 4 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.
Recorded live from 2016 Therapies in the School Conference.
Four Dynamic Online Sessions:
Improve Sensory, Motor, Behavior and Learning Outcomes
Therapists Supporting Students Through Effective Collaboration: Focus on the Child with Mild Motor Challenges
Access for Students with Moderate to Severe Physical Challenges: What is Relevant
Maureen McCabe and Christopher Marotta
Visual Processing/Visual Deficits: Treat, Remediate, Compensate, Refer?
Sara Harvey, MS, PT graduated from Boston University with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. She participated in a DOE Program at the Shriver Center designed to support the work of therapists in school systems. After graduation she worked in Acute Care, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and helped develop a Lymphedema Care program for a large New England hospital. After moving to the Pioneer Valley in Massachusetts Sara explored Sub-Acute Care Administration, Admissions and Marketing, before returning to her passion, School-Based Physical Therapy. In the Northampton School System, Sara works with all school staff and students from Preschool through High School and helps support her students though their transition to adult programs. She has received her Districts' Special Education Parent Advisory Council Annual Award for her contribution to student success in the school system.
John Pagano, Ph.D., OTR/L presents workshops internationally for educators, allied health therapists, and mental health practitioners on improving self-regulation in youth with complex behavioral, developmental, cognitive, and sensory processing challenges. He has over 30 years experience as a pediatric occupational therapist working in NICU, birth-to-three, sensory integration clinic, pre-school,school, group home, and adolescent psychiatric hospital settings. Dr. Pagano is known for his humorous, interactive workshops teaching extensive practical interventions for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum and other complex behavioral and developmental challenges.
Dr. Pagano holds a B. S. degree in Occupational Therapy,M. S. in Special Education, and Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Therapy. He is certified in Occupational Therapy, Neuro-Developmental (Bobath) Treatment,QST Sensory Treatment for Autism, as well as an Instructor of Movement Based Learning and Positive Behavioral Support. Dr. Pagano conducts clinical research and maintains a full time clinical occupational therapy practice specializing in children and adolescents with complex behavioral, Autism Spectrum, cognitive,and other developmental challenges. He is a member of the AOTA School Mental Health Working Group and publishes extensively on the practical clinical applications of transdisciplinary research. An indepth description of Dr. Paganos clinical approach can be found on his website www.fabstrategies.org.
John was alsoa keynote speaker at the Education Resources Annual Conference: Therapies in the School 2015
Maureen McCabe is presently a PT, DPT at the Henry Viscardi School in Albertson, NY. She has previously worked in a variety of pediatric settings, including the Hospital for Special Surgery, Early Intervention, and her own private practice. Additionally, she is a course instructor at the Columbia University physical therapy program, as well as a PT consultant to both OIF (Osteogenisis Imperfecta Foundation) and AHUCE (the Spanish OI Association). She received her BS in physical therapy from Boston University and DPT from SUNY Stony Brook.
Christopher Marotta is an Occupational Therapist currently working at the Henry Viscardi School in Albertson, NY. He has gained a wealth of experience throughout his career, working in many pediatric and adult settings, including St. Charles Hospital. However, Christopher's passion is assistive technology. He enjoys the challenge of problem solving, making adaptations and creating modifications to enable independent
access to support participation in functional performance contexts across the lifespan. He shares this knowledge and experience when he teaches.
Christopher is an adjunct professor for courses on the topic of assistive technology at SUNY Stony Brook and Touro College. He earned his B.S.in Occupational Therapy and Health Sciences from SUNY Stony Brook in 2002 and returned to complete his M.S. in Occupational Therapy from Misericordia University in 2012.
Dr. Melissa K. Gerber, OTD, OTR/L is a seasoned and respected clinician with extensive experience in pediatrics. She began her career in Adult/Pediatric inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation and acute care. Currently, she has been working for the Great Neck Public Schools for the past 21 years. She is president of 4MYKIDSOT, a private practice where she provides therapy and evaluations.
Dr. Gerber has presented at Education Resources, Therapies in the Schools on Visual Processing: Treat, Remediate, Refer. She has presented at Therapies in the schools in 2016 as the keynote speaker and presented on Aligning Motor needs with Educational Goals. She is enthusiastic to share her experiences and provide strategies that can be incorporated immediately. She is also affiliated with Puzzle Art Therapy, and enjoys sharing this program.
Financial Disclosures: Melissa Gerber receives a honorarium from Education Resources.
Non-Financial Disclosures: Melissa Gerber has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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This course is offered for 15 Contact Hours, 1.5 CEUs (Intermediate Level). License Number _________.
Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 18 continuing education hours - CE Broker # 20-624568.
Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association for 18 CE Hours - #CE21-624568.
Approved by the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.5 CEUs.
Approved by OK State Board of PT course # 202112415 for 15 CEUs, Category B.
Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 15 contact hours. Approval #CS64-2010-KPTA thru 3/6/23.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 18 contact hours (1.8 CEUs).
Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 15 contact hours. This continuing competence activity has been approved by the NC Physical Therapy Association #19-0722-021. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 15 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX.
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY.
The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA
Education Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses for 15 Contact Hours (1.5 CEUs).
NBCOT Professional Development for 18.75 PDUs.
ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA. Approved CE Provider for up to 1.7 CEU’s
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Online course Completions 10/1 – 12/31 will be reported to ASHA no later than 2/14
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