Learn practical tools to improve the effectiveness of your school practice in 4 dynamic modules, including tools to improve executive functioning, strategies to integrate primitive reflexes, guides for dosing and frequency of interventions in children with autism, as well as strategies to improve motor functioning in alignment with curriculum goals.
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Recorded live from the 2017 Therapies in the School Conference.
This course focuses on the latest advances in school-based practice for therapists. It covers 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.
Four Dynamic Online Sessions:
Aligning Strategies to Support Motor Needs with Curriculum Goals
Josephine Bardabelias and Melissa K. Gerber
How to Assist Children with Executive Function Dysfunction as a Related Service Provider
Jocelynn B. Wallach and Nancy L. Williamson
Strategies to Promote Integration of Primitive Reflexes
Using Evidence to Help Guide Decisions on Goals, Dosage, Frequency, Priorities and Interventions for Motor Issues in Autism
Julie Goff and Jennifer A Colebourn
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.
Josephine Bardabelias, PT is a Graduate of Hunter College's Physical Therapy program, having over 30 years experience working in a variety of settings, with a focus in pediatrics. Throughout her career she have treated children in acute care, N.I.C.U., early intervention and school based facilities.
Jocelynn B. Wallach, MS, OTR/L, has worked as a pediatric therapist in hospitals and the community for more than 40 years. She has lectured nationwide on sensory processing disorder, self-regulation, executive functioning dysfunction and taught graduate courses on sensory diet in the classroom. For the past 25 years, she has worked full-time in the Westwood Public Schools and maintained her private practice/owner of “Capable Hands and Associates.” She has advanced her professional development by taking graduate courses in technology.
Nancy L. Williamson, M.Ed. CCC/SLP, has specialized in educational settings, preschool through middle school, for more than 25 years. She has presented lectures, training seminars and professional development sessions for teachers, instructional assistants and parents, in a variety of venues including The Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Conference, the Westwood Public Schools, and the Dedham Parents’ Group. She is currently employed in the Westwood Public Schools and has maintained her private practice.
Janine Wiskind engages her audience with her dynamic teaching style and makes intense information easy to understand and apply. As a pediatric occupational therapist, beginning her career in brain injury, Janine cultivated her specific concentration in vision, which has, in turn, led her to specialize in primitive reflex integration. Janine published articles relating to dysfunction in the pediatric population and has been involved in research on the pediatric brain injury unit. Working for inpatient rehab, outpatient, home health, the school system, and now within her own clinic has provided Janine with an extensive opportunity to work with a variety of pediatric populations and has led to her diverse array of expertise. Her clinic, On Solid Ground, focuses on primitive reflex integration, sensory integration, and, also focuses on the family unit to tie clinic gains to functional changes within the home and family system. The goal of her teaching and class work is to provide effective concepts that will be pertinent in your everyday practice.
Jennifer A Colebourn, MS PT, DPT is a pediatric physical therapist for Hudson Public Schools. Her research focuses on motor interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders, with particular emphasis on collaborative team approaches.
Julie Goff, MSPT, DPT is a pediatric physical therapist currently working in the Lexington Public Schools.Julie has practiced in an outpatient clinic, early intervention and multiple public school settings. She was honored with Northeastern University’s RISE award in 2016 for her research in improving gross motor skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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This course is offered for 14 Contact Hours, 1.4 CEUs (Intermediate Level). License #________________.
Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Distance Learning-Independent course is offered at 14 contact hours 1.4 CEUs. Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
This course can be used toward your NBCOT renewal requirements for 14 units.
Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 16.5 continuing education hours - CE Broker # 20-650750.
Approved by the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.4 CEUs.
Approved by the KY Physical Therapy Association for 14 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 16.5 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.8 contact hours (1.68 CEUs).
Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 14 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 14 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, NC, 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 14 Contact Hours (1.4 CEUs).
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