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

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Click here for a listing of Courses January 2019 - May 2019 (More to come)


REGISTRATION FORM (cost, location, ceu's)

Final Course for December 2018, get your CEUs

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

  •  Do you know about Interoception, your 8th Sense? 
  • 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
  • Monday, March 11, 2019
  • 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
  • 1580 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM &
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 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

Reflex Integration WITH 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: 1580 Coney Island Avenue, 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 and a focus on reflex integration!

In this 2-day course, learn how reading and writing ability is affected by retained reflexes that may cause various problems with visual motor, tracking and perceptual skills, fine motor integration, auditory processing and speech and language production.

*Limited Space*


EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING - 2 Conferences April 1 - foundation class (LONG ISLAND) and April 2 -MASTER CLASS (BROOKLYN) with SARAH WARD, SLP/CCC

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


APRIL 1, 2019 - Executive Functioning Foundation conference



APRIL 2, 2019 -   

MASTER CLASS: Advanced Implementation of Executive Function Interventions - 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


° 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.

APRIL 2, 2019 MASTERY CLASS - ADVANCED!! (must have taken on of Sarah's previous classes in order to take the mastery class) 

1 day course 6 contact hours

both courses 12 contact hours

Instructor: Sarah Ward, SLP, CCC

Executive Function Brochure - Learn it today, use it tomorrow! Foundational Course

Conferences in May 2019

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


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. 

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

Sample Topics will include:

· How the health of brain and body are interconnected

· Why so many more children have issues and challenges with brain development and function

· Underlying physical and neurological factors in behavior and learning challenges

· Building the foundation for a more resilient brain


· The gut-brain and food-mood connection

· Nutrient deficiencies that impact learning and behavior

· Food-focused strategies to improve behavior and learning


· How sleep impacts learning and behavior

· Common sleep-related issues in children and teens

· Strategies to support healthy sleep

· How stress levels impact learning and behavior

· Stress reduction and mindfulness strategies for school and therapy environments

· Stress reduction strategies for home environments


· How screen time/electronics exposure impacts learning and behavior

· Strategies for managing screen time in school and therapy environments

· Strategies for managing screen time in home environments

Learn to play the NDT way! Neuro Developmental Treatment 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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