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Upcoming Courses - 2018 - Brooklyn, NJ, & Long Island

Praxis and SPD with David Blaski In Cedarhurst, NY (Long Island) and S'cool Moves with Dr. Jessica Gilson in either Clifton/Passiac or Deal/Lakewood New Jersey!

Email info@theramoves for more information 

Learn to Move, Move to Learn by Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L, BCP.

  • Course was held on December 11, 2017
  • Jenny will be returning to Brooklyn in the Fall of 2018. Email us if you would be interested in attending the next Learn to Move, Move to Learn seminar. 

**REGISTRATION CLOSED** COURSE IS FULL - Why "EYE" can't read Taught by Lori Griffith, COVT - Chief Vision Therapist

**Please Note Change of Date** Course will be on Monday, January 8, 2018

You asked for a Vision Course and We Listened!! Here is a practical take home idea course that is sure to enhance your practice! 

Each participant will leave with a bag of items that they can use the next day in their treatment sessions. 

Future Courses 2018 in NY and NJ and Long Island

Sensory Smart™ Strategies for Real-Life Challenges by Lindsey Biel, OTR/L

  • Due to presenter being ill, SENSORY SMART will take place next week, TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018. 
  • SAME LOCATION & TIME: Az Yashir Hall 1301 East 18th St, Bklyn NY.

This presentation will demystify sensory processing difficulties in school-age children, emphasizing practical strategies and solutions in self-care, learning, and playing at home, at school, and in the community.  

**REGISTRATION IS CLOSED** Course is now full* Rhythmic Movement Training Level 1 & 2 with Janet McDonald Med, LMT, Neurodevelopmentalist

Janet will be joined by BRACHA BUCHOLZ, PT (private practice in New Jersey)

  • Sunday -Tuesday  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • February, 4, 5 & 6,  2018
  •  Location: Az Yashir Center: 1301 East 18th Street, Brooklyn, NY (Q-train, B9 & B49) 
  • RMT Focus Series Level 1 & 2 
  • RMT 1 for Focus, Organization & Comprehension 
  • RMT 2 for Emotions, Memory & Behavior
  •  Please refer to the registration tab (on the next page) for more information i.e. cost and early bird discounts 
  • 19.5 contact hours - 19.5 NBCOT PDUs,/1.95 CEU's 
  • 21.5 contact hours for Physical Therapists in NY

This course is designed to help the learner understand the importance of integrating primitive reflexes and the impact a non-integrated reflex has on neurodevelopment. Integrated reflexes anchor emotion and behavioral regulation, improve concentration, muscle tone, motor coordination and cognitive pathways for learning. RMT explores techniques to assess and integrate primary motor reflex patterns using brain-building movements for help with concerns related to: ADD/ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Anxiety, Speech, Learning and Developmental Delays, Social, Emotional, Sensory, Behavioral and Motor Challenges.  

RMT 1 -  Objectives:  How rhythmic movements assist in integrating reflexes, why this it important, and how to stimulate brain connections for increased impulse control, attention, balance, coordination, stamina, and learning.   

RMT 2 -  Objectives:  Learn effective RMT techniques for integrating developmental reflexes that are critically important for sensory integration as well as social and emotional maturity. Learn movements that release anxiety and stored emotional tension. 

  • Ideal for OTs, PTs, LMTs, SLPs, social workers & special educators, neurodevelopmental practioners 
  • Course Level: Beginner/Intermediate   

Attachment, Praxis, Executive Functioning & S'cool Moves-NJ

Attachment: Strategies and Solutions for Therapists, Educators and Program Administrative Personnel Taught by Miriam Manela, OTR, in Private Practice, International Speaker ** NEW ** APPROVED FOR SOCIAL WORK CREDITS BY NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR LMSWs & LCSWs

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • 8:30 AM- 4:00  PM
  • Location: 1721 Avenue J, Brooklyn, New York
  • 6 contact hours - 6 NBCOT PDUs,/.6 CEU's 
  • 7.2 Contact Hours for Physical Therapists in NY

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 enhancements towards the development of a constructive relationship with each client in their care.

Upon completing the workshop, participants will take with them effective, practical tools and sensory strategies to incorporate into the daily setting, so they can do what they do best—Treat!  

Module 2 - Provides proven strategies and interventions that therapists and educators will be able to use in order to maintain consistent rules and regulation within the classroom to predict and manage problematic behaviors and attitudes that are faced daily.  

The learning objectives will be infused with real-life case studies in an effort to further the practicality of the course. 

Both modules will provide a unique and in depth understanding of the critical facets of behavioral and social-emotional challenges that will provide participants with the appropriate tools for understanding the reasons behind specific behaviors and attitudes. After participants understand the source of the problem, they will then be taught how to tailor their approach towards the specific issue they are encountering. These unique approaches will positively affect changes in attitude, behavior, and academic performance of the students. The result will not only provide for a smooth running classroom and therapy sessions but also will mitigate and often eliminate the problem. Participants will learn the relationship between *Anxious Attachment and *Avoidant Attachment and strategies to overcome behavioral and social-emotional challenges  

Miriam is an International Speaker and is the author of The Parent Child Dance

Please check out Miriam's Website

Praxis and Sensory Processing: The Sensible Approach with David Blaski OT BCP - Nationwide speaker

  • Monday, May 7, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Location:  391 Oakland Avenue, Cedarhurst, NY (Long Island) 
  • 5.5 contact hours - 5.5 NBCOT PDUs/.55 CEUs
  • 5.5 CTLE hours

This seminar will focus on the evaluation and treatment of sensory processing disorders as it pertains to understanding praxis and motor learning. It will present the Practical neuroscience hierarchy of the of the  SPD model and its correlates to behavior across different diagnoses  with the most effective treatment strategies for schools and clinical settings. 

  • Establish a theoretical and practical grasp of the sensory motor correlates of motor learning and recognize and differentiate the effects of behavior
  • Recognize and differentiate the effects of SPD as it may manifest throughout the life-span and other diagnoses 
  • Interpret standardized and observational assessment of SPD
  • Plan and implement insightful intervention techniques which can be applied in one's worksetting


Executive Functioning Training: Learn it Today, Use it Tomorrow! Practical, Cutting Edge Interventions for Improving Executive Function Skills in Students. Taught by Sarah R. Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP ** NEW ** APPROVED FOR SOCIAL WORK CREDITS BY NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR LMSWs & LCSWs

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Az Yashir Center: 1301 East 18th Street, Brooklyn, NY (Q-train, B9 & B49)
  • 6 contact hours - 6 NBCOT PDUs/.6 CEU's
  • Approved for .6 ASHA  CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

This is a practical strategies seminar you don't want to miss!  

° First you will learn how to clearly define what the executive function skills are for the purpose of determining the most effective treatment interventions.  

° Understand the development of the executive function skills and what is meant by the term “executive dysfunction”.  

° You will learn dozens of functional, ready-to-use strategies for teaching students how to develop the executive function skills.  

° Teach students to develop a “memory for the future”, to devise plans to achieve their goal, to use self talk, to self-initiate, to transition to the next task of higher priority and to control their impulses and emotions to successfully complete a task.  

° Improve a student’s awareness skills so that he/she can “read a room” then “stop, think and create” an appropriate action plan and infer possible outcomes. 

° Teach students to see and sense the passage of time, accurately estimate how long tasks will take, change or maintain their pace, and carry out routines and tasks within allotted time frames. 

° Learn methods to improve a student’s ability to cognitively shift and to be flexible in processing and accessing information. 

° Learn how to use the Get Ready * Do* Done Model to turn the core curriculum and lesson/treatment plans into powerful tools to teach students executive control skills.

° Fresh approaches to help students develop automaticity for class routines and transitions.  

To successfully execute, children need to be aware of task demands and set goals. Then they must access forethought and hindsight to think in an organized way and to sustain their focus on the relevant features of the task at hand. As students mature they learn how to organize their time, space, materials and develop the reasoning skills to consider multiple possible solutions to problems, recognize the "gray" in situations, and manage both expected and unexpected changes in plans, routines, rules and novel situations. Students must fluidly shift between changing task demands and carry out multiple complex steps to achieve expected goals.     

Self-regulation is essential for task execution and involves: 1) any action that allows students to stop and direct themselves, 2) how this action results in a change in their behavior, and 3) how this behavior changes the likelihood of goal attainment. Termed mimetic ideational information processing(MIME), individuals mentally ‘mime the idea’ and do a ‘dry run’ of their impending actions to simulate possible future scenarios. In effect, it is mental ‘trial and error.’  

NJ - 2 Choice Dates, 2 Locations, Clifton or Long Branch

S'cool Moves: Best practice in collaboration & therapy based strategies that work for occupational and physical therapist in a school and clinic based setting with Dr. Jessica Gilson, PT DPT


SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 

Location: Beth Shalom, 733 Passaic Avenue, Clifton, NJ

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 1708-61 .


SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018, (Application has been submitted to NJBPTE for approval)

Location: 250 Park Ave, Long Branch (DEAL), NJ 07764

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

6 contact hours, 6 NBCOT PDUs/.6 CEUs, 6  CTLE hours

Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval. 


  • 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 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.
  • Integrate essential developmental skills with academic curricula;
  • 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 

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