Upcoming Courses in B'klyn, SI , LI, Queens and Yonkers

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) Any Questions Please call - 917 -224-5114

Click here for a listing of Courses Dec 2018 - March 2019 (More to come)


REGISTRATION FORM (cost, location, ceu's)

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:  North Woodmere, (5-Towns) 410 Hungry Harbor Road, Valley Stream, NY 11581 (10 min from central ave in Lawrence)
  • 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.

Brochure - The Physiological Basis of 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
  • 11.5 Contact Hours - 11.5 NBCOT PDUs,/1.15 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.

Brochure - Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits in Children

YONKERS, NY - Empowering children with sensory modulation disorder: Using a "SECRET" Framework with Dr. Doreit S. Bialer, OTD, MA OTR, noted author with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller

  • Wednesday, DECEMBER 5, 2018
  • Location: Ramada by Wyndham 125 Tuckahoe Rd, YONKERS, NEW YORK
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • 5.5 Contact Hours - 5.5 NBCOT PDUs/.55 CEUs
  • Please refer to the registration tab for more information i.e. cost and early registration discounts

Course Description:


The information in this course provides clinicians and teachers with evidence-based solutions for facilitating students’ level of participation and attention during challenging tasks, with the goal of improving on-task behaviors. 

It focuses on using the “A SECRET” clinical framework (Miller, 2006) as a tool by which therapists can enable teachers and parents to recognize the many factors influence the child’s ability to succeed at his/her “occupation” as a student within the classroom, while looking at performance skills, performance patterns, context, activity demands, and client factors. 

The course will help provide an understanding of the child’s behavior in the school environment by considering not only psychological factors intrinsic to the child, but also the classroom activities that place demands on the child and the context in which these activities are implemented. 

This evidence-based course provides an array of “everyday tools” that work well within a clinical framework, “A SECRET”, and can be easily implemented into a child’s educational and family plan. This workshop is a must for the school-based therapist, who has limited space to work within, has limited funding and is determined to be an integral part of the school team. In this workshop, you will learn unique and everyday evidenced based practices when working with children with Sensory Modulation Disorder. 

Brochure - Empowering children with Sensory Modulation disorder

BROOKLYN, NY - Every Brain is Different: How to Help Children with Dysgraphia

  • 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


Illegible handwriting, also known as dysgraphia, is the primary reason for referrals to therapists practicing in school-based settings. Although handwriting instruction is the responsibility of teachers, the therapist's role is in the identification of the motor, sensory, and perceptual deficits underlying dysgraphia. In this course you will learn signs and symptoms of the three different types of dysgraphia, dyslexic dysgraphia, motor dysgraphia, and spatial dysgraphia, and be able to identify functional handwriting challenges in school-age children. Assessment tools used to determine identification of dysgraphia will be discussed. Attendees will ascertain a variety of remedial interventions and compensatory adaptations that can be used to assist children with success in functional written communication skills for scholastic achievement. Case studies will be presented to demonstrate a progressive plan of care from dysgraphia identification to treatment outcomes. 


  1. Discuss evidence-based neurological characteristics of dysgraphia and the statistical impact dysgraphia has on a child’s functional performance in school. 
  2. Select specific assessment tools to ascertain dysgraphia indicators and differentiate three types of dysgraphia; dyslexic dysgraphia, motor dysgraphia, and spatial dysgraphia.
  3. Develop practical compensatory strategies and interventions for children with dysgraphia to improve productive handwriting skills.

Brochure - Dysgraphia

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: North Woodmere - 5 Towns, 410 Hungry Harbor Road, Valley Stream, NY 11581  (10 min from central ave in Lawrence, Long Island)  
  • 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


Research reveals that 1 in 6 children have sensory processing disorder (SPD). Current evidence in sensory processing points to a neurological basis for this disorder. This epidemic of SPD in the pediatric population creates challenges for therapists and educators in providing effective intervention and support for children and their families. Professionals need adequate training on the neuroscience foundations of SPD to understand why sensory driven behavior occurs and how to effectively address this disorder. In this seminar we will explore details of Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI®) as well as evidence-based practices for sensory integration intervention. 

Join Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L, BCP, in this exciting and informative workshop filled with creative and useful sensorimotor interventions that can be easily implemented in the classroom, clinic, or at home to help children with success in childhood occupations. Participants will glean information about how to implement creative curriculum for early intervention, preschool and elementary school children. Attendees will discover how to design sensorimotor theme-based lesson plans that can be implemented immediately. Ms. Clark’s unique play-based treatment approach for children incorporates sensorimotor theme activities that facilitate development to enhance learning. Video examples, case studies, and lab experiences will enrich participants’ learning. 


  • 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 

Brochure Learn to Move, Move to Learn

BROOKLYN, NY - YOGA FOR KIDS!!! 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  -  1580 Coney Island Avenue (bet. Ave L & M) Brooklyn, NY (Q-Train) , New York 
  • 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 


Experience an exciting and fun new course by Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L as she teaches therapists innovative ideas to integrate health and wellness strategies into the daily lives of children and youth who struggle with childhood disorders that impact emotional regulation, attention span, problem solving skills, social interactions, and physical health. 

The American Occupational Therapy Association’s ‘Vision 2025’ identifies health and wellness as a focused key practice area for therapists in the 21st century. Because health is an important component of physical, mental, and emotional well-being, there is an increased need for wellness-related services. Research studies examining health-related interventions indicate promising results for children’s well-being. Implementing these interventions into daily life improves a child’s neurophysiological symptoms resulting from SPD, ADHD, and ASD.  As the number of children with SPD increases and the correlation between nature-deficit disorder and prevalent childhood disorders is established, it is imperative for therapists to incorporate wellness interventions into their therapeutic strategies.  

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

In this course therapists will learn about the evidence-based therapeutic value of yoga for children and 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 assets of yoga as an effective approach to help children overcome deficits so that they can experience quality of life through meaningful and joyful activity. 

This course will also examine the neuroscientific evidence about the benefits of exposure to nature. Therapists will learn to identify characteristics of ‘Nature-Deficit Disorder’, a term coined by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, and discover why getting outside in nature is important for the health and well-being of children and youth.  Jenny will present evidence-based information about physical activity in nature, the benefits of ‘blue space’, and agricultural literature and its impact on a child’s nutrition. 

Participants will develop a repertoire of fun and practical activities to connect children with nature, ideas on how to bring the outdoors inside to schools and clinics, therapeutic gardening for children, geocaching, animal-assisted therapy, and more. 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. 


1. Examine current evidence illustrating health and wellness needs in the pediatric population to substantiate application of therapeutic interventions.

2. Analyze health-related challenges in prevalent childhood disorders to correlate a common need across a diverse population of youth.

3. Develop a repertoire of occupation-based wellness interventions for youth that can be applied to home, school, and community settings. 1580 Coney Island Avenue (bet. Ave L & M) Brooklyn, NY (Q-Train)  

Brochure - Healthy Bodies & Healthy Minds

New Course for December 2018

Interoception with Kelly Mahler sponsored by TheraMoves The hidden sense

BROOKLYN, NY - Interoception, The Eighth Sense: Solutions for promoting emotional well being, self-regulation and social participation with Kelly J Mahler MS, OTR/L, noted Author

  • Wednesday, December 19, 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.

Brochure Interoception: The Eighth Sensory (hidden) Sense

Winter 2019 Conferences!

STATEN ISLAND AND QUEENS - S'COOL MOVES: Best Practice in Collaboration & Therapy-Based Strategies for OT's, PT's and Teachers for the classroom and clinics with Dr. Jessica Gilson, PT DPT

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Location: STATEN ISLAND, New York
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: Jamaica Estate, QUEENS, New York 
  • 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 discount.

Every participant will leave with a tote bag full of posters to use right away!


  • 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  


Find out more- S'cool Moves!


  • Tuesday & Wednesday 
  • JANUARY 15 & 16, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 13.5 Educational contact hours
  • Location: TBD Brooklyn, New York (midwood section)
  • Please refer to the registration tab (on the next page) for more information i.e. cost and early bird discount.

 *Limited Space*

As clinicians treating individuals with central nervous system dysfunction, such as cerebral palsy, congenital hypotonia and other multi-system impairments, we can make advances in our clinical decision making skills by establishing hypotheses regarding the critical impairments that we observe in our assessments and be more precise in our treatment sessions. This 2-day, hands-on lab intensive seminar is designed to further enhance the ability to treat children with CNS dysfunction. We will briefly review the current Neuro-Developmental Treatment Approach principles and rationales that support our treatment planning and the strategies used within a treatment session. Development of your handling skills will be emphasized as a way to influence multi-system and single system impairments related to the clients' functional outcomes. Development of specific handling skills related to in-effective posture and movement behaviors observed in the neurologically challenged child will be the primary focus of this seminar

Discussion of therapeutic intervention and the clinical decision-making process will be discussed. A combination of didactic, video examples, laboratory learning experiences and patient demonstration will ensure the integration of NDT as a foundation for intervention.

Pediatric NDT Intensive Brochure

RHYTHMIC MOVEMENT TRAINING LEVEL 1 & 2 with Janet McDonald MEd, LMT, Neurodevelopmentalist

  • Sunday -Tuesday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • February, 10, 11 & 12, 2019
  • Location: TBD Brooklyn, NY
  • 19.5 contact hours - 19.5 NBCOT PDUs,/1.95 CEU's 
  • 21.5 contact hours for Physical Therapists in NY
  • Please refer to the registration tab (on the next page) for more information i.e. cost and early bird discounts 

RMT 1 Focus, Organization & Comprehension 

RMT 2 for Emotions, Memory & Behavior

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 practitioners 

· Course Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Rhythmic Movement Training Level 1&2 Brochure

Conferences in March, April, May & June 2019

Rhythmic Movement- Training Level 3 Reading and Writing (2-days) with Jenni Halstead

Sunday and Monday

MARCH 3 & 4, 2019


8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

RMT Level 1 & 2 - pre-requisite

Instructor: Jenni Halstead, has worked in occupational therapy for over 20 years with the pediatric population!

*Limited Space*


2 choice dates, 2 choice locations,  and 2 choice topics


APRIL 1, 2019 - Executive Functioning Foundation conference



APRIL 2, 2019 - MASTERY CLASS - first time given in NEW YORK in many years!!

LOCATION:  Agudah of Ave L, 2913 Avenue L, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 11210 

pre-req - Any of Sarah's courses 

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

1 day course 6 contact hours

both courses 12 contact hours

Instructor: Sarah Ward, SLP, CCC

Conferences in May & June 2019

INTEGRATING PRIMITIVE MOVEMENT PATTERNS: Achieve Control over reflexive body and mind stress responses with Miriam Manela, OTR

  • Tuesday & Wednesday
  • May 7 & 8, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 
  • 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 
  • LOCATION: 410 Hungry Harbor Road, Valley Stream,

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 course begins with a short discourse about the neurobiology of reflexes.  It then describes the presentations as well as emotional or behavioral disruptions associated with each reflex. Testing of the FPR, Moro Reflex, and associated reflexes will be taught and practiced.   Attendants will learn an insightful understanding of the FPR, Moro Reflex, and associated reflexes which will result in a bottom-up approach to treating social-emotional challenges. This will be used to effect changes in clients’ behavior, the dream of every parent and therapist. 

A plethora of hands-on techniques will be thoroughly taught and practiced together in order to develop adaptive responses across multiple settings, including the home, school, and in therapy.  These techniques help to stabilize emotional overwhelm that is connected to postural instability, unintegrated reflexes, and emotional unrest. The significance of the FPR, Moro, and associated reflexes in affecting emotional and behavioral development and how to regulate the fight-flight-freeze-submit reflexes, will be explored in depth.  

Integrating primitive movement patterns brochure

Improve your child's attention, anxiety, mood and behavior. NUTRITION CONFERENCE!! With Dr. Nicole Beurkens PhD, CNS nutrition. Save the Date!

Best selling author, psychologist, nutritionist and mom!


MAY 14, 2019


6 contact hours, 6 NBCOT PDUs, .6 CEUs

Learn to play the NDT way! with Nancy Marin OTR/L, C-NDT, IYT

Sunday & Monday

May 19 & 20, 2019

Location: TBD, NEW YORK 


  • Identify basic principles of Neuro-developmental Treatment and how it impacts upon functional outcomes
  • Identify basic components of “play skills” and the relation to development
  • Identify basic components of Integrative Yoga Therapy and it’s relation to NDT and functional outcomes.
  • Demonstrate postural facilitation to improve voice and phonation
  • Facilitate the utilization of postures/yoga poses to improve environmental awareness, motor planning and language
  • Optimize postural control through the use of therapeutic play and other modalities
  • Explore and understand the sensory systems and how they impact “play skills” in children with neuro-motor disorders

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) 

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