Upcoming Courses 2018 -2019 B'klyn, SI , LI, Yonkers & NJ

To register online, kindly email the following information to name, home address, cell number, and discipline

In the subject line, please state which course you would like to register for. An invoice will be sent to you so that you can pay online via e-check. (For S'cool moves, please indicate the location)


Upcoming Courses Fall/Winter 2018 - New location! Yonkers NY

BROOKLYN OR LONG ISLAND - S'cool Moves: Best practice in collaboration & therapy based strategies that work for occupational and physical therapist in a school and clinic based setting

Two choice dates, Two choice locations!

  • Brooklyn - Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Location: 1580 Coney Island Avenue (bet. Ave L & M) Brooklyn, NY (Q-Train) OR 
  • Long Island - Sunday October 21,  2018   Location - 410 Hungry Harbor Road, Valley Stream, NY 11581  (10 min from central ave in Lawrence - 5 Towns) 
  • 8:30- AM 3:30 PM
  • 6 Contact hours, 6 NBCOT/.6 CEUS
  • Please refer to the registration tab (on the next page) for more information i.e. cost and early bird discounts

Each participant will be receiving a tote bag full of s'cool moves posters to start using the very next day!  



  •  Provide a school culture that supports children who learn differently, need sensory support, or struggle keeping up with their peers
  • Teach self regulation techniques through various sensory motor activities in order to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system with the goal of decreasing stress and anxiety and giving students the appropriate sensory input to facilitate improved motor output and learning.
  • Integrate essential developmental skills with academic curricula
  • Learn techniques to improve student's overall coordination, motor planning skills, body awareness, and visual tracking skills.
  • Understand and explain how movement and developmental skills impact academic success
  • Integrate occupational and physical therapy theory and techniques where appropriate into S’cool Moves routines

Lise Gerard Getting the Beat sponsored by TheraMoves

BROOKLYN , NY - Getting the Beat: Understanding the influence of movement, rhythms and emotions for improved classroom performance with Lise Gerard Faulise MS, OTR/L BCP protege of Patricia Wilbarger

  • Tuesday and Wednesday 
  • October 23 and 24, 2018
  • Location: 1580 Coney Island Avenue (bet. Ave L & M) Brooklyn, NY (Q-Train)
  • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • 12 Contact Hours - 12 NBCOT PDUs/ 1.2 CEU'S 


The focus of this course is to learn effective treatment strategies that are designed to help individuals with sensory processing disorders (SPD) lead full and productive lives. This intensive conference will provide clinicians with dynamic assessment and state of the art intervention strategies that support integration of sensation. Review of the current neurobiology and research related to the vestibular system intercommunication with sub cortical and cortical pathways for arousal, self-regulation, reflex integration, posture, spatial-temporal perception, bilateral integration and sequencing. Intervention methods are intended to:

  • Improve sensory modulation
  • Enhance vestibular function and postural skills
  • Optimize social readiness
  • Synchronize the organization and sequencing of motor skills and behavior as needed for optimal function in time and space.
  • Learn the foundation for rhythm and routines.
  • Discuss the basic principals of vestibular processing related to posture, self-regulation, arousal, perception, ocular and auditory processing and timing and sequencing skills.
  • Utilize assessment strategies for detection of reflexes, ocular motility, vestibular functioning, rhythm and sequencing.
  • Implement effective intervention strategies using rhythms, routines, sensory modulation, vestibular-occular-auditory triad and spatial-temporal synchronicity techniques.

New Courses in Nov & Dec 2018-2019 in B'klyn, SI, LI, NJ

EDISON, NEW JERSEY - WHY “EYE" CAN'T READ: Visual Deficits and the Effects it has on Development and Classroom Performance with Lori Griffith, COVT Certified Optometric Vision Therapist in Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation

Sunday, October 28, 2018 

Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Raritan Center  Parkway, 

Edison, New Jersey

  • Hours - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 6.5 contact hours - 6.5 NBCOT PDUs,/.65 CEU's  

This workshop will be EXTREMELY hands on. "Why "EYE" Can't Read" is a course developed with therapy in mind. This course will address the visual system and how visual deficits affect a students ability to read, stay on task, attend and comprehend. An appreciation for the role the visual system plays in seeming 'disorders' will be discovered. 

  • Participants will learn general guidelines in detecting visual deficits and how to incorporate other sensory systems using many hands-on visually guided activities.
  • Designed for therapists, this course will provide hands-on interventions to promote optimal visual function necessary for attention, reading and focus. 
  • Each participant will leave with practical ideas that can be implemented right away into their sessions, either through greater observational skills or treatment ideas.
    • Gain an appreciation for the complexities of the visual system.
    • Develop an in-depth understanding of visual defects and disturbances, signs and symptoms.
    • Effectively integrate many hands-on therapeutic techniques into the DNA of your therapeutic plan
    • Design a treatment plan to encourage the integration of both focal and ambient vision. Also enhance motor and sensory fusion.
    • Understand the complexities of primitive reflexes, and the importance in the development of the visual system. Assessment and therapeutic technique. 
    • Effectively evaluate the unmet needs of your patients due to oculomotor deficits.
    • Understand when it is important to refer someone to a developmental/behavioral optometrist. 

YONKERS, NY - A Look Inside Behavior and Regulation: Strategies and Solutions for Sensory and Attachment Challenges with Miriam Manela, OTR/L, International Speaker, Noted Author

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Location Ramada by Wyndham 125  Tuckahoe Rd- Yonkers, New York 10710
  • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • 6 Contact Hours - 6.0 NBCOT PDUs/.6 CEU's
  • Approved for NEW YORK Social Workers 

This is a one day, 2-module workshop that is specifically designed to help therapists and educators. Participants will gain key tenets where if implemented correctly will enrich their educational career experience.

  • Module 1 - Provides proven strategies and interventions that therapists and educators will be able to use in order to predict, prevent and manage problematic behaviors and attitudes that are faced daily in their classrooms. 
  • In Sensory Processing Challenges in Students, therapists and educators will attain a unique in depth understanding of the underlying sensory issues that affect children in the classroom, therapy and beyond. A wide variety of practical tools and sensory processing strategies to develop adaptive responses will be taught and role played 
  • Module 2 - Provides proven enhancements towards the development of a constructive relationship with each client in their care. 
  • Will learn insightful understanding of Attachment Theory, which will result in a constructive relationship between therapists, educators and their students.
  • A variety of practical tools and strategies will be thoroughly reviewed and practiced together in order to incorporate “Proactive Methodology” and develop adaptive responses in the school and therapy setting. 

STATEN ISLAND, NY - Roadmaps: A "GPS" Guide to the Right Sensory Intervention with Renee Okoyee, MSHS, OTR/L BCP, SIPT certified

  • Location: Hampton Inn in STATEN ISLAND, NY
  • Thursday, NOVEMBER 1, 2018
  • Hours: 8:30 - 3:30
  • 5.5 Contact Hours - 5.5 NBCOT 
  • PDUs/.55 CEU's


This workshop is designed to provide beginning and intermediate level therapists a broader understanding of the components and tools of treatment when providing intervention for children who have Sensory Processing Dysfunction. The workshop is designed to present an overview of the different sub-types of Sensory Processing Disorder along with their corresponding clinical features. 

  • Sub types of Sensory Integration Dysfunction
  • Sensory tools and strategies
  • Implementing corresponding strategies commonly used with each sub-type of Sensory Processing Dysfunction 

BROOKLYN, NY - Hands on Sensory Motor Workshop: An Interactive Approach to Sensory Discovery with Alex Lopiccolo "King of Swings" International Presenter


  • Location: Yaldeinu School: Sensory Gym 1600 63rd Street, Brooklyn, NY (near the D Train)
  • Sunday NOVEMBER 4, 2018 
  • or Monday NOVEMBER 5, 2018
  • Hours: 8:30-4:00
  • 6.0 Contact Hours - 6 NBCOT PDUs,/.6 CEUs
  • ***Limited Space*** (course gets closed out, so sign up early)

This presentation is designed to help participants understand the importance of sensory processing and how dysfunction can affect a child in all areas of development.

  • Alex offers practical ideas using minimal equipment to create powerful sensory diets that can be readily implemented in the home or school environment. Hands-on interventions to support breath, coordination, timing, balance and strength will be presented. Modifications, adaptations and grading of activities will be addressed to support best possible outcomes. 
  • Ideas for better engagement of the child will be addressed as well as discussion of ways to facilitate ‘play’ for a stronger therapist-child relationship. 
  • This dynamic workshop will support participants through hands-on learning as they experience the activities in their own bodies. Lastly, Alex will provide tools for therapists to create their own equipment (DIY equipment) at a minimal cost.   

New and Exciting Courses in B'klyn, LI and SI!

Carla Hannaford, OT seminar on Physiological Basis of Learning

LONG ISLAND, NY - The Physiological Basis of Learning: How and Why Movement Integrates Us and Releases Stress: For optimal classroom performance with Dr. Carla Hannaford, Author of Smart Moves

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, NOVEMBER 13 and 14, 2018
  • Location:  410 Hungry Harbor Road, Valley Stream, NY 11581 (10 min from central ave in Lawrence, Long Island - 5-Towns)
  • Hours: 8:30-4:00
  • 12 Contact Hours - 12 NBCOT PDUs,/1.2 CEU's
  • Please refer to the registration tab (on the next page) for more information i.e. cost and early bird discounts 

This class provides the science behind the learning process and offers reasons and practical, drug-free solutions for hyperactivity, dyslexia, autism and other learning and behavioral difficulties. 

  • Discover the mystery behind learning in a fascinating and experiential way
  • Become familiar with the most recent and far-reaching brain research
  • Understand learning development and why learning blocks occur
  • Explore the elegant effectiveness of Brain Gym® and related movement
  • Understand and be able to explain how various movements function physiologically to assist integrated brain/body function for optimal learning.
  • Understand how to find dominance patterns for your clients gain hands-on ways to assist vestibular development and integration of the early reflexes.
  • Understand the importance of play (which includes movement, touch, interpersonal learning, and frontal lobe/heart centered interactions) to enhance all learning.

BROOKLYN, NY - Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits in Children: A Guide for Therapists in school and clinic based setting with Dr. Mitchell Scheiman, OD, Nationwide Presenter, Noted Author

  • Sunday and Monday
  • There is a Sunday only option available!
  • NOVEMBER 18 and 19, 2018 OR Sunday November 18 only!
  • Location:  1580 Coney Island Avenue (bet. Ave L & M) Brooklyn, NY (Q-Train) 
  • Hours: Sunday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Monday 8:00 am -3:30 pm
  • 11 Contact Hours - 11 NBCOT PDUs,/1.1 CEU's
  • Please refer to the registration tab (on the next page) for more information i.e. cost and early bird discounts 

Course will cover:

  • Theory
  • Screening Procedures
  • Intervention Techniques
  • Vision Therapy

This seminar is designed to help therapists develop a comprehensive understanding of vision and how vision can impact on the therapy process in children. A three-component model of vision will be reviewed stressing the importance of optical, visual efficiency and visual information processing disorders. Screening procedures that allow therapists to test for the most common vision problems will be presented. Treatment options will be discussed at length including both compensatory strategies and rehabilitative techniques (vision therapy). Case studies will be used throughout the presentation. 

BROOKLYN, NY - Dysgraphia: Writing in Reverse: For the school based therapist by Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L, BCP (author of Learn to Move, Move to Learn)

  • EVENING COURSE - 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Location: TBD, Brooklyn, New York 
  • Tuesday Evening December 11, 2018
  • Please refer to the registration tab 
  • (on the next page) for more information i.e. cost and early bird discounts 
  • 3 CEU's

Course Objectives

  • Discuss characteristics of 3 types of dysgraphia in children
  • Identify assessment tools to evaluate dysgraphia
  • Develop practical remedial and compensatory strategies for children to improve functional handwriting skills. 

2018-2019 continuing educational courses with you in mind

Lori explaining one of the learn to move, move to learn activities at a TheraMoves conference

LONG ISLAND, NY - Learn to Move, Move to Learn, Evidence-Based Neuroscience Foundations in SPD. Presented by Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L, Board Certified Pediatrics

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Location: 410 Hungry Harbor Road, Valley Stream, NY 11581  (10 min from central ave in Lawrence, Long Island - 5-Towns)  
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 6 Contact Hours - 6 NBCOT PDUs,/.6 CEU's 
  • Course is for OT's and PT's that work in a School Based or Clinic Based Setting
  • Please refer to the registration tab (on the next page) for more information i.e. cost and early bird discounts


  • Develop a repertoire of advanced insights into sensory processing disorder for evidence-based practices.
  • Integrate motor, cognitive, language and social emotional skill development into sensorimotor theme-based intervention
  • Design and experience original lessons plan from the Learn to Move, Move to Learn curriculum. 

Course will also cover

· Neuroscience Foundations in SPD

· Learn to Move, Move to Learn Curriculum

· Adaptations for Early Intervention

· Therapeutic Tools

· Group Lap Experience

Learn new and many fun ideas to engage with the children while still achieving your goals

All participants will receive Jenny's book Learn to Move, Move to Learn 

BROOKLYN, NY - Healthy Bodies & Healthy Minds: Therapeutic Strategies for Promoting Wellness in Children Presenter: Jenny L Clark, OTR/L Board Certified Pediatrics

  • Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • Location  - Brooklyn, New York TBD
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 6 Contact Hours - 6 NBCOT PDUs,/.6 CEU's 
  • Course is for OT's and PT's that work in a School Based or Clinic Based Setting
  • Please refer to the registration tab (on the next page) for more information i.e. cost and early bird discounts 

Course Description:

Experience an exciting and fun new course by Jenny L. Clark, teaching therapists innovative ideas on how to integrate health and wellness strategies into the daily lives of youth struggling with childhood disorders that impact emotional regulation, attention span, problem solving skills, social interactions, and physical health. 

This course identifies a decrease in physical activity as a key problem in children with sensory processing disorder (SPD), attention deficit disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and nature-deficit disorder. Therapists will learn characteristics of ‘Nature-Deficit Disorder’ and will glean an understanding about why lack of movement contributes to physical, emotional, and behavioral challenges in children with childhood disorders.  Therapists are introduced to a variety of wellness strategies focusing on meaningful occupations, including outdoor activities in nature, healthy eating, yoga, deep breathing, and mindfulness activities. 

In this course therapists will learn about the evidence-based therapeutic value of yoga for youth. Yoga addresses a wide spectrum of a child’s developmental needs, from emotional regulation and attention span to motor planning and coordination. Individual yoga poses are selected for discussion of sensory and musculoskeletal benefits. Therapists learn the qualities of yoga as an effective approach to help children overcome deficits so that they can experience quality of life through meaningful and joyful activity. 

These pediatric health and wellness strategies and interventions include activities that parents, teachers, and therapists can implement in a variety of settings, and help children develop many important skills that can be applied to daily life experiences. Video examples and lab experiences will enrich participants’ learning.

  • Objective 1: Examine current evidence illustrating health and wellness needs in the pediatric population to substantiate application of therapeutic interventions.
  • Objective 2: Analyze health-related challenges in prevalent childhood disorders to correlate a common need across a diverse population of youth.
  • Objective 3: Develop a repertoire of occupation-based wellness interventions for youth that can be applied to home, school, and community settings.

TheraMoves Miriam Manela

LONG ISLAND, NY - Integrating Primitive Movement Patterns: Achieve Control over Reflexive Body and Mind Stress Responses (3-part series) with Miriam Manela, OTR/L International presenter, noted author

  • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018
  • SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019
  • SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019
  • Location: 410 Hungry Harbor Road, Valley Stream, NY 11581  (10 min from central ave in Lawrence, Long Island - 5-Towns)
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 18 Contact Hours - 18 NBCOT PDUs,/1.8 CEU's

Three day workshop of techniques and tools that help children achieve calm, focus and self-regulation. 

This series offers proven strategies and tools that can be implemented immediately to expand your treatment program for each child by decreasing stress responses. You can expect to broaden your understanding of the role of 

  • Fear Paralysis (FPR),
  • Moro reflexes 
  • and associated reflexes to develop a sense of safety so that the child can learn to be grounded, confident, and secure. 

The common behavioral disruptions that will be addressed include:

  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Freeze with withdrawal
  • Poor adaptability
  • Over-reactivity
  • Insecurity
  • Anxieties
  • Hyperactivity
  • Outbursts of anger

New Course for December 2018

Interoception with Kelly Mahler sponsored by TheraMoves The hidden sense

BROOKLYN, NY - Interoception: The Eighth Sense with Kelly J Mahler MS, OTR/L, noted Author

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018
  • Location: 1580 Coney Island Avenue (bet. Ave L & M) Brooklyn, NY (Q-Train) 
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 6 Contact Hours - 6 NBCOT PDUs,/.6 CEU's 
  • Please refer to the registration tab (on the next page) for more information i.e. cost and early bird discounts

You have to know exactly how you feel in order to control it!! 

Interoception is an important sensory system that helps us to feel internal body signals like a full bladder, growling stomach, tense muscles or speeding heart. 

  • Research indicates that our ability to clearly notice and understand these internal body signals enables us to accurately identify and control how we feel: Are we Anxious? Getting Frustrated? Hungry? Full? In pain? Needing the bathroom? Many individuals with conditions such as autism, ADHD, depression, trauma and anxiety disorders have difficulty with interoception, causing significant challenges in identifying and managing the way they feel. 

  • This presentation will provide participants a firm understanding of interoception including an overview of what research tells us about interoception, and how to apply this research when developing effective programming. Discussion will focus on the influence interoception has on many important aspects of life including emotional well-being, self-regulation, and social participation. 

  • Many evidence-based strategies for assessing and improving interoception will be shared.

More courses are being added for Winter 2019! Check our website for further updates

To register online, kindly email the following information to Name, home address, cell number, and discipline.  In the subject line, please state which course you would like to register for. An invoice will be sent to you so that you can pay online via e-check. (For S'cool moves, please indicate the location) 

Let us know specific topics of interest for future courses!

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