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September 16-17, 2016 – Foundations of Manual Therapy Practice Utilizing an Integrative Manual Therapy Approach: Modules 1 and 2 with a focus on Pediatrics
Lisa Klein, PT, IMT.C
This two-day class presents essential information for treating patients using a comprehensive manual therapy approach. The first two Modules are the foundation that represents a broad range of manual therapy treatment philosophies in order to discover what is the most efficient and effective way of treating. The assessment and treatment techniques presented can be immediately applied in the clinic with quick results for every patient population.
OTs, PTs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

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September 23-24, 2016 – The Art of Clinical Reasoning: Enhancing Sensory Integration Perspectives for Assessment and Intervention
Stacey Szklut, MS, OTR/L
Strong clinical reasoning skills are vital to evidenced based practice. This intermediate level course will provide the clinician with an essential framework for providing artful and scientifically sound sensory based interventions. A structured observational assessment tool of sensory modulation and discrimination will be presented with video case vignettes to facilitate qualitative observation skills. Practice using this assessment and defining areas for intervention will occur through video observation of children in various settings.
OTs, PTs and Assistants – 14 hours/1.4 CEUs

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September 30-October 1, 2016 – Off We Go: An Introduction to Principles and Facilitation Utilizing NDT
Jacqueline Grimenstein, PT, C/NDT, CKTP
Begin your journey into the world of NDT with this course that will introduce you to the benefits of using NDT to treat the child with neurologic impairments across the lifespan. You will be introduced into the basics of facilitation strategies for improved movement patterns and how to look at all aspects of the child to assess the primary area to address in treatment.
OTs, PTs, SLPs and Assistants – 14 hours/1.4 CEUs

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October 7-8, 2016 – Taping to Improve Alignment, Strength and Function in Children
Dawn Morgan, DPT, ATC, CSCS, CKTP
Enhance therapy outcomes in your pediatric clients, birth through adolescence, with neuro-motor impairments and issues with alignment utilizing taping and strengthening techniques presented in this course. Unlike many taping courses this course introduces you to a variety of materials that can be used to achieve and improve postural alignment and facilitate muscle activation for enhanced performance.
OTs, PTs, SLPs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

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October 21-22, 2016 – Defying Gravity: Understanding & Treating Children with Hypotonia Shelley Mannell, PT, BSc, BHSc, C/NDT
This course focuses on the integration of different treatment approaches when providing services for children who display the clinical signs of low tone. The nature of postural tone will be explored with emphasis on research regarding the vestibular system and the contributions of gravity.
OTs, PTs, SLPs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

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November 4-5, 2016 – Practical, Feasible and Easily Digestible: Strategies to Enhance Therapists’ Ability to Functionally Evaluate and Treat Deficits Associated with ASD and Other Low Incidence Disabilities
Hope Caracci, OTR/L, OTD, SIPT
At the core of learning skills such as functional communication, safe environmental manipulation, or activities of daily living (ADL) is having the internal drive to do so. Unfortunately, children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
(ASD), ranging from minimal to severe, often lack intrinsic motivation. Course participants will explore the underpinnings of ASD, new DSM-V criteria, and how recent changes are affecting rehabilitation service delivery.
OTs, PTs, SLPs and Assistants – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

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November 11-12, 2016 – Specialized Brain Gym and Ocular Motor Workshop
June Smith, OTR/L
This workshop expands traditional Brain Gym® exercises to include training in specialized Brain Gym® Building Block activities. These activities are supported by the developmental sequence and reflexes to compliment basic Brain Gym® exercises. Following observations of videos of clients using the techniques, participants will practice the exercises and will be given strategies to modify with those who have special needs or circumstances.
OTs, PTs, SLPs and Assistants, Teachers and Parents – 15 hours/1.5 CEUs

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December 2-3, 2016 – Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation: Who, What, How and When
Rose Marie Rine, PT, PhD
This course will prepare participants to screen for vestibular system deficits and alter standard of care, thus improving clinical services to infants, children and adolescents. It will provide an overview of the basis of and evidence for vestibular rehabilitation for children. Didactic content includes an overview of the anatomy, physiology and development of the Vestibular System, the epidemiology of vestibular dysfunction in children, diagnostic and clinical testing of vestibular function and evidence based examination and evaluation of, and intervention for, vestibular related impairments in children. Demonstration and training of examination techniques and intervention are included. Case reviews and discussion are used to facilitate application of presented materials.
OTs, PTs and Assistants – 12 hours/1.2 CEUs

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Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Impairments for Children

Full access for 90 days from date of registration

This interactive video based course provides an overview of evidence based practice addressing balance impairments in children. Numerous video demonstrations, handouts and a complete reference list are provided.  The purpose of this course is to present current evidence on evaluation and treatment of balance impairments in children using a systems approach.  The course includes 3 units: 1) review of systems approach and the systems involved in postural control and balance, 2) examination and evaluation of balance and 3) intervention targeted on system impairments. Material is presented in an interactive, dynamic format that enables the learner to progress, self-paced through the material. APPROXIMATELY 5 HOURS are needed to complete all units and testing. Approved for CEUs in FL,GA, CA and TX. To register go to or 904 7628419

Alert Program Online Course

June 21-July 21, 2016

If your body is like a car engine, sometimes it runs on high, sometimes it runs on low, and sometimes it runs
just right.

When teachers, parents, or therapists use these simple words with children to begin the Alert Program, they support self-regulation, self-esteem, and self-monitoring skills. Come to one of our trainings (and/or use our books, songs, and games) to learn how easy it is to help children keep their engines running just right at home or school.

The Alert Program has been adapted for all ages and all types of disabilities, including autism. Typically those children with high functioning Autism or Aspergers Syndrome enjoy using the engine analogy or choose their own special area of interest such as favorite animals or dinosaurs or even Winnie the Pooh characters to describe how alert they feel.

If children are developmentally younger than the age of eight, are non-verbal, or have other learning challenges where talking about engines would be too abstract, the adults (parents, teachers, and other caregivers) learn what they can do to set children up for success, even if the child does not participate in labeling their engine level. Through the Alert Program, adults learn how they can support sensory diets and be detectives in determining what best meets childrens needs for optimal functioning.

This online training is taught by the co-authors, Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger, offers practical, low budget activities you can use immediately in homes, classrooms, or therapy sessions. Join the countless professionals and parents world-wide who help children succeed through the Alert Programs step-by-step approach. Youll find out why thousands have said, this is one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended.

Perceptual Enrichment Program Training

May 23 – 27 or July 11-15, 2016
Sarasota, Florida

The Perceptual Enrichment Program (PEP), created by Patricia Theisen, MS, was devised to remediate learning disorders by revisiting the stages of early development at the sensori-motor, pre-operations, and concrete levels in order to build understandings from pre-logical actions into that of logical operations. PEP honors the close link that exists between the cognitive and neurological aspects of the individual by synthesizing the cognitive and neurological aspects of development into a practical program.  PEP is particularly concerned with establishing a system of organization, in line with the principles of Piaget who asserts, “…intelligence organizes the world by organizing the self.” The PEP format is designed to initiate the discovery of logical concepts by means of tactile-kinesthetic perception.  Through the use of pre-academic materials, logical principles are constructed by coordinating actions with objects and then abstracting the relations between them.  Areas of focus include: spatial organization, figure ground orientation, classification (attention to details) and inferences and abstractions (logic).  These areas are vital components to not only perceptual development, but motor and language development as well. In this way, PEP can successfully transform subjective response styles into that of objective reasoning skills, raising thought from lower to
higher levels of awareness.

PEP enhances development in the following areas:

  • Concentration, focus and attention
  • Handwriting and spatial planning
  • Processing and integrating information
  • Organization and memory
  • Language processing
  • Bilateral motor coordination
  • Self-confidence and behavior
  • Academic performance

By integrating cognitive and neurological principles, PEP makes a valuable contribution to the functional development of intelligence.  Its application to the enhancement of academic skills is an integral aspect of the program, making it far reaching in its behavioral and educational implications., 206-718-1497

iPads at School: An Occupational Therapy Approach

Various start dates available
Online Course

iPads at School: an Occupational Therapy Approach is an Online Course for school-based Occupational Therapists who want to:

  • improve their understanding of the powerful role technology has in Occupational Therapy
  • increase their comfort level with using the iPad and support in the set up and use of the device to promote independence and skill development
  • learn how to select apps based on an OT framework and based on app features
  • improve their understanding of the types of categories of apps to consider in the school (or home) setting.

All this and so much more!

iPads at School combines online instruction videos, reflection questions, and Action Sheets to help you learn and apply your skills to your present caseload.

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Integrated Rhythms Online Course

The online course is completed over one month, with 3 hours of video course content per week

The Integrated Rhythms Program is for children school-age who struggle with language processing and balance or motor skills.  Program exercises require children to move, listen and organize speech patterns at the same time. Movements are rhythmic and include both translational and rotational patterns.  Integrated Rhythms is a structured program that includes 8 levels of increasing difficulty. or

Infantile Torticollis & Plagiocephaly

Any time

This course contains 3 sections (Background, Evaluation & Treatment) of Infantile Torticollis & Plagiocephaly and 1 Final Exam. An 80% score or better is required to pass the Final Exam. You may take the Final Exam as many times as necessary to pass. The course content includes narration, text, images, and videos. You can start and stop your training at any time. When you return, the course will return you to where you left off. There is no time limit for completing the course. Once you complete the course, your completion certificate will be available immediately for download and print.

VitalStim Therapy Pediatric Certification Course

This dynamic and innovative program is revolutionizing dysphagia therapy! Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists will bring their facilities to a state-of-the-art-level with certification from this course. VitalStim® Therapy is the only FDA cleared treatment approach that successfully combines Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation and traditional dysphagia techniques. This energetic certification course will focus on topics such as muscle physiology, kinesiology of the swallowing mechanism as it changes across infancy
through childhood. Focus will also be on pathological swallowing mechanisms and processes. The basic principles and concepts of neuromuscular electrical stimulation will be taught and the VitalStim® Therapy protocol will be extensively reviewed and practiced. The participants will receive one-on-one attention from two instructors, a certified SLP or OT, and a PT. Through extensive hands-on labs, attendees will apply the theory of
neuromuscular electrical stimulation to the treatment of pediatric dysphagia. This exclusive program will provide participants with the building blocks to implement a successful VitalStim® Therapy program and will add value to therapists, facilities, and most of all patient care!

Advanced Practice Certificate In Pediatric Rehabilitation

Online and in Philadelphia, PA

Designed for physical and occupational therapists looking to study pediatric rehabilitation including early intervention, school-based therapy or other pediatric services. Curriculum consists of three online graduate level courses with the option to add additional course work.  Offers opportunity and resources to prepare for PCS certification through American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists

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