winter and spring 2020



LONG ISLAND, New York - Building Visual Skills: Insights and Practical Strategies for the School-Age Child


Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Location:  410 Hungry Harbor Rd, Valley Stream, New York

(5 Towns, Long Island) 

   6 contact hours

 Vision and visual processing are essential to the development of the children we work with. This requires professionals to optimize vision (what the eyes see) and visual processing skills (how we use what we see). This workshop will examine vision and visual processing, covering functional techniques for identifying visual processing problems providing practical strategies for optimizing vision and visual processing, and presenting fun therapeutic activities that build essential skills.  


BROOKLYN, New York - Empowering Children with Sensory Modulation Disorder an Evidenced Based Approach to Enhancing Students Participation in the Classroom


Dr. Doreit S. Bialer, OTD, MA OTR

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 

Location: 1580 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 

(Q-Train ave M stop)

5.5 contact hours 

Back by Popular Request, 

Leave the course with a bag full of DIY activities!


Walk away with a bag of take away items to use the very next day!

“ 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 “ 


The course will help provide an understanding of the child’s behavior and lack of participation 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.


SUFFERN-MAHWAH, New York - Strengthening Kids from the Inside Out: The Missing Pieces of the Puzzle


Rosetta DiTomasso, PT

Sunday, April 26, 2020

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: Crown Plaza Hotel, Suffern -Mahwah 

6.5 contact hours


This workshop will enhance the clinician’s assessment skills to identify and specifically target the limitation in function and the cause of the limitation. 

The clinician will then learn specific strategies, exercises and activities to address these limitations. 

The workshop will outline the alignment, motor and postural concerns that affect children’s gross and fine motor function. It will address the balance of muscular control between muscles as it affects the entire body. It will also address the role of respiration and rib cage position and movement as it pertains to posture endurance and movement. The participant will be enlightened as to the role of these functional limitations as they relate to playtime and classroom activities such as reading, writing and sitting, and gait. 

Participants will learn effective and efficient assessment and treatment strategies to strengthen and advance function. Techniques will target key areas including core muscular control that will help foster global performance, endurance, posture breathing, and skill. Strategies to facilitate the participant’s goals for environments with space constraints and minimal equipment will be reviewed. The practical suggestions and information provided will promote increased awareness of how alignment, motor control, and core strength effects upper and lower extremity function and motor control. Suggestions will include tools that can be easily implemented into treatment sessions to advance both gross and fine motor function.


BROOKLYN, New York - Kinesiotaping Techniques to Achieve Developmental Progression in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders


 Chrys Kub, PT, YACEP, C-IAYT   

 Monday, April 27, 2020  

Location: Brooklyn, New York

6 contact hours 

Children with neuromotor impairment benefit from hands on treatment and kinesiotaping to improve therapeutic outcomes. Best practice emphasizes use of therapeutic interventions that can be carried over in the natural environment. Instructing caregivers in therapeutic taping will improve functional outcomes in the young child with neuromotor impairment. 

In this hands on and interactive course, empower participants to implement kinesiology taping for the most common problems in the pediatric patient with neuromotor disorders such as: truncal hypotonia,  shoulder girdle instability, and extremity dysfunction. The participants will leave with kinesiology taping skills they can integrate into their toolbox the next day to improve therapeutic outcomes.


Jamaica Estates, QUEENS, New York - POWER UP! YOUR MOVES: Working Together to Flip the Learning Switch Using Effective Evidenced Based Neurodevelopmental Movements - NEW COURSE from S'cool Moves


Jessica Gilson,  PT, DPT


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

8:15 am - 3:45 pm

Location:  83-10 188th Street, Jamaica Estates, QUEENS, NY

6 contact hours


Receive a bag full of all NEW S'cool Moves Power Up Your Moves Posters to use immediately! ($325 value)

For Speech Therapists Too!


Preschool - School-Age 

Participants learn how to easily incorporate therapy based movement into the classroom setting to enhance learning potential for all students. Nine student learner profiles are discussed (i.e. dyslexic, developmental, muddled, reluctant, muddled learner/reader) with innovative and novel movement activities to support each type of learner. Participants learn ways to transfer skills taught in the therapy room to the classroom setting for optimizing learning. Through the use of S’cool Moves activities students improve motor planning, rhythm, timing, core strength, vestibular activation, hemispheric integration, and sensory-motor systems within the context of academic skill acquisition. As always, S’cool Moves is all about collaboration, so therapists and teachers will grow in their understanding of approaching learning and reading as a team sport. This course deepens participants’ understanding of how to support learners and struggling readers using a neurodevelopmental approach. 

**S’cool Moves level 1 course is recommended, but not required prior to taking this course**


BROOKLYN, New York - M.O.R.E. Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Function


Eileen W. Richter, MPH, OTR/L FAOTA and Patricia Oetter,  MA, OTR/L, FAOTA

Monday and Tuesday

May 4-5, 2020 

Location: 1301 East 18th Street, (Q-Train, Ave M stop), Brooklyn, NY (Between Ave L and M)

14 Contact Hours

8:00 am - 4:30 pm


While oral-motor treatment approaches for neurologically impaired children have focused on severe feeding dysfunction, recent clinical work with children who have sensory processing/developmental dysfunction has revealed a strong association between subtle oral-motor and respiratory dysfunction and many sensory integrative and sensory motor problems.

A framework for understanding how and why many aspects of development are significantly influenced by oral functions will be presented. This discussion will include the relationship of the suck/swallow/breathe synchrony to behavior, learning, postural development, feeding, communication, arousal, self-regulation, psychosocial development and even common health issues in children. The relevance of this information to treatment principles with children who have sensory processing/developmental dysfunction will then be shared using slides, case examples and participant lab activities. Documentation strategies for identifying abnormal function and demonstrating change through treatment will be provided. This information is particularly useful for occupational and physical therapists and speech pathologists working with children, but may be applied across the age span


LONG ISLAND, New York - Advanced Implementation of EXECUTIVE FUNCTION Interventions: Master Class


Sarah R. Ward,  MS CCC/SLP

Thursday, May 7, 2020

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: 410 Hungry Harbor Road

Valley Stream, LONG ISLAND, New York

This Master Class is for the professional who wants to learn more strategies and techniques, have advanced treatment examples, and become more knowledgeable of the scope and sequence to implement executive function strategies. 

This seminar will get you thinking in new ways about how to utilize the 360 Thinking Program interventions, will help you to understand where to start, what goals to set for your client, and give you the opportunity to make and practice implementing a Toolbox of Strategies for teaching executive function skills. We will address at an advanced level how to teach students to channel their motivation and go from Intention to Action by creating and carrying out plans and to sustain forethought for task planning across hourly and extended time horizons. 

Learn systematic ways to develop a student’s situational intelligence and self regulation to stop, observe and read a room, orient to the expectation in a moment in time, decide a course of action  and then act within allotted time frames. Understand the relationship between speed of processing and executive function and learn practical strategies to improve written expression, abstract thinking/problem solving and figurative language skills. 


STATEN ISLAND, New York - Understanding and Managing Visual Deficits in Children: A Guide for Therapists in School and Clinic-Based Setting


Dr. Mitchell Scheiman, OD, 

Nationwide Presenter, Noted Author

Monday & Tuesday 

May 18 & 19, 2020

Monday  8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Tuesday  8:00 am -3:30 pm

Location: Staten Island

11.5 contact Hours 

“This two-day workshop will provide you with practical applications that you can use immediately to achieve results”  

The course will cover:

· Theory

· Screening Procedures

· Intervention Techniques that are practical  

· 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. 


QUEENS, NY - Brain Balance: How to Asses and Treat Brain Imbalances in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders


Dr. Robert Melillo 

Nationwide Presenter, Noted Author

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 

*Limited Space*

8:00 am - 3:30 pm

6 contact hours

Location: 83-10 188th Street

Jamaica Estates, QUEENS, NY




Many Take-Home Activities

Testing and Treatment for Primitive Reflexes


*Each participant will be receiving one of Dr. Melillo's books! 

This course will provide participants with lecture and hands-on practice for learning how to evaluate and treat children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as 





Attendees will learn how an imbalance of the two hemispheres of the brain can lead to neurodevelopmental conditions. Identification of which areas of the brain may be affected as well as why this may occur will be reviewed. 

Through course demonstration, participants will learn how to use examination tools and techniques to test for brain imbalance. Treatment protocols based on examination findings will then be reviewed. The role of primitive reflexes will be addressed, and remediation activities will be provided. Hands-on techniques to help balance the brain will be demonstrated and practiced. Participants will leave with a new and exciting approach to evaluating and successfully treating deficits associated with neurodevelopmental learning disorders.


BROOKLYN, NY From SENSATION to FUNCTION: A Sensorimotor Affective Treatment Perspective


Sheila M. Frick, OTR/L

Wednesday & Thursday

June 10 & 11, 2020 

Location: 1301 East 18th Street, (Q-Train, Ave M stop), Brooklyn, NY (Between Ave L and M)

13 Contact Hours 

8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

*Limited space*

 This practical two-day, activity-oriented workshop provides a theoretical overview of sensorimotor integration and its impact postural organization, and the underpinnings of visual and auditory attention. Additionally, participants will explore each of the sensory systems and their impact on arousal, affect regulation, organization of functional movement patterns that support attention and learning. An experiential learning lab will introduce a specific clinical observation tool that will more precisely guide treatment planning. 

Participants will leave with an understanding of treatment principles and practical activity suggestions that can be tailored to each individual and are appropriate for a variety of environments. Come dressed to move, explore, and learn! 

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