Tuesday and Wednesday
February 11 & 12, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1580 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, New York (Q-Train Ave. M stop)
Practical * Hands-on * Informative * Creative * Learn New Treatment Protocols to be Used in School, Home, and Clinics
* New Activities to use Right Away!
“The course is for anyone working with kids with motor and emotional challenges. It’s for the kid that needs treatment through the emotional system to get full physical expression. It is for the kids that need to get in whole brain.”
The course focuses on developmental and foundational movement patterns and their connection to the autonomic nervous system, rhythm, and primitive reflexes. The program emerged from an effort to remove barriers caused by our autonomic nervous system’s perception of safe versus unsafe state of arousal, and its impact on movement, thought, and coordination. The therapist will receive hands-on experience that will result in a toolbox of techniques for treatment. These tools include tissue release techniques; Rhythmic Release and Restoration (RRR) techniques; Suck, Swallow, & Breathe Program; Oral Core, Step Forward Program and Rhythm Triangles.
Certified RMTi Instructor, Thrive Founder and Owner (Illinois)
Monday, February 24, 2020
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Young Israel of Jamaica Estates
83-10 188th Street, Hollis, NY (Queens)
6 contact hours
“CHANGE THE BRAIN & THE BODY FOLLOWS”
Studies show our brains can be rewired to enhance new learning. In some cases, it acts as an adaptive mechanism to compensate for lost function or maximize remaining function in the event of brain injury. As therapists, when we treat the causes and symptoms of these motor delays, we can utilize alternate brain pathways to improve the effects of therapy.
Neuroplasticity changes brain connections and hence, changes motor and cognitive functions. From congenital abnormalities to traumatic brain injuries, this course delivers new and exciting ideas on how to detour around damage and incorporate viable nervous system connections. Learn how therapy can change the brain and how neuroplasticity can change the challenges in a child’s development. With Dr. Karen Pryor as your guide, you gain creative and evidence-based approaches to incorporate into a multisensory experience to drive home the importance of diverse and novel activities during treatment sessions. Both high and low tones are discussed in depth. Video case studies will demonstrate changes before and after integrative neuroplasticity treatments. The therapy techniques learned in this 1-day course can be easily integrated into the clinic or home the next day.
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.
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.
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.
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
8:30 - 5:00
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
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.
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:
· 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.
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