SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT – Melissa Gerber


ERI Faculty Melissa Gerber

Melissa Gerber OTD, OTR/L

Melissa K. Gerber, OTD, OTR/L is a seasoned and respected clinician with extensive experience in pediatrics.

She began her career in inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation and acute care. Currently, she has been working for the Great Neck Public Schools for the past 19 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 is enthusiastic to share her experiences and provide strategies that can be incorporated immediately. She completed her masters and doctorate degrees from Quinnipiac University while working full time in the schools.

We were honored to have Melissa speak at our annual Therapies in the School conference for the last two years and am more than pleased to welcome her as a permanent faculty member.

Welcome Melissa!

Her new course will be offered on multiple occasions through 2018:
Visual Processing, Visual Perception and Visual-Motor Skills
March 23-24, 2018 – Hamden, CT
May 4-5, 2018 – Pearland, TX
October 5-6, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA
November 3-4, 2018 – Bridgeville, PA
December 8-9, 2018 – Robbinsdale, MN

This workshop will help the therapist determine when they are able to address visual issues within their setting, (including schools, acute care, rehab and LTC facilities) and when they need to refer for further medical attention. It will arm therapists with intervention tools and strategies to optimize function. It will focus on the visual system and how various diagnoses can present with different visual difficulties in both children and adults. We will discuss how to assess for visual processing and visual deficits as well as determining treatment and/or remediation. Case studies will emphasize clinical problem solving and decision making for visual processing, visual perception and visual-motor skills.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
To download a brochure and to register

We also offer Melissa’s Online Course:
Visual Processing/Visual Deficits Treat, Remediate, Compensate, Refer?
This session will highlight visual processing skills and how they impact the student in the classroom. It will discuss when its appropriate to treat, remediate or compensate and when its time to refer the student for further testing.

And watch for her new online sessions  – available in early 2018!

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