A SOLD OUT conference this year attracted over 300 therapists from across the country, Canada and a therapist from Guam!
The enthusiasm and passion was evident from all as they settled in to hear speaker Doreit Bialer, OT give an inspiring presentation, highlighting new intervention approaches to help prevent meltdowns and frustrations with sensory and motor challenges and Barbara Hodge, PT talk about gaining postural control for successful participation in school.[caption id="attachment_2922" align="alignright" width="129"] Barbara Hodge[/caption]
The afternoon sessions gave so much more food for thought and techniques and treatment interventions to take away.
The second day got off to a lively start with John Pagano, OT, PhD, showing us how school therapists have an important role in improving mental health and reducing school aggression. Johns passion and commitment was so evident, and everyone came away wanting more!
All the therapists were able to network during a luncheon, and coffee breaks, learning how systems are implemented within other school districts.[caption id="attachment_2923" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Networking at One of The Breaks[/caption]
We from the Education Resources team certainly enjoyed reconnecting with many therapists returning from previous years and enjoyed meeting so many new participants. Thank you to all for making this year’s conference such an outstanding success, and we hope that you were all invigorated on returning to school on Monday morning!
Planning for the 2016 conference is under way and as always we would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.