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Upcoming Courses - 2017 & 2018

New course being announced!! DAVID BLASKI, OTR/L from Chicago will be teaching this Spring 2018 near JFK airport - Praxis and Sensory Processing Disorders - The Sensible Approach!

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

  • Join Jenny L. Clark, OTR/L, BCP, author of the evidenced-based curriculum, Learn to Move, Move to Learn for this exciting and informative workshop filled with creative and useful sensorimotor interventions that can be easily implemented in the classroom to help children with success in school. In this workshop we will explore details of Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI®) as well as evidence-based practices for sensory integration intervention. Participants will glean information about how to implement Jenny Clark’s ‘Learn to Move’ curriculum for preschool and elementary school children. Attendees will discover how to design sensorimotor theme-based lesson plans that can be implemented immediately. Jenny’s unique play-based treatment approach for children incorporates sensorimotor theme activities that facilitate development to enhance learning. Video examples, case studies, and current research to support therapeutic interventions will enrich participants’ learning.   

  "There will be both practical and theory, I try to focus more on the practical. It will address both groups and 1:1 therapy. We will be doing mini lab in which we will actually engage in physically doing a lesson plan and problem solving how to adapt for individual needs."  

  • MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017, Brooklyn, NY 
  • ** CHANGE IN LOCATION: AZ YASHIR HALL 1301 EAST 18TH STREET (Near Q Train  Ave M stop)
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 6 Educational Credits,  6 NBCOT PDUs,/.6 CEU's, 7.2 contact hours for physical therapists in NY  6 CTLE hours
  • Please refer to the registration tab (on the next page) for more information i.e. cost and early bird discounts


  • 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

All participants will receive Jenny's book Learn to Move, Move to Learn 

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. 

This workshop will be EXTREMELY hands on. "Why "EYE" Can't Read" is a course developed with therapy in mind. This course will address the visual system and how visual deficits affect a students ability to read, stay on task, attend and comprehend. An appreciation for the role  the visual system plays in seeming 'disorders' will be discovered. 

Participants will learn general guidelines in detecting visual deficits and how to incorporate other sensory systems using many hands-on visually guided activities. Participants will walk away with the ability to create treatment plans for each individual child.   

Designed for therapists, this course will provide hands-on interventions to promote optimal visual function necessary for attention, reading and focus.
Each participant will leave with practical ideas that can be implemented right away into their sessions, either through greater observational skills or treatment ideas.   

At the Conclusion of this class, the participant shall be able to: 

  • Design a treatment plan to encourage the integration of both focal and ambient vision.
  • Develop strategies that will enhance both the vestibular and proprioception systems to develop a strong visual system. •
  • Effectively evaluate the unmet needs of your patients due to Ocular-Motor deficits which mirror ADD, ADHD and “The Lazy Child”. 
  • Identify when to refer to a Neuro Optometrist specializing in vision development to be tested for other visual behavior.
  • Gain an appreciation for the complexities of the visual system. 
  • Incorporate divided attention methods to help the easily distracted child. 
  • Readily integrate many Hands-On therapeutic techniques into the DNA of their therapeutic plan.

  • Monday, January 8, 2018
  •  Location: Az Yashir Center: 1301 East 18th Street, Brooklyn, NY (Q-train, B9 & B49), Brooklyn, New York
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Registration 8:15
  • 6.5 contact hours - 6.5 NBCOT PDUs,/.65 CEU's

Join us for courses in 2018

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

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

Topics will include:

• How to pinpoint sensory processing problems

• Techniques for decreasing sensitivity to noise, touch, movement, visuals, taste and smell while improving ability to handle multisensory input

• Practical strategies for daily life challenges such as dressing and grooming, circle time/chair time, and sensory overload

• Sensory diet activities that help kids reach and maintain an optimal state of arousal 

• Ways to avoid overstimulation and deal with self-stimulatory behaviors and meltdowns

Learning Objectives: 

Attendees will be able to:

1. Define sensory processing and recognize sensory processing challenges in school-age children 

2. Understand how sensory challenges impact behavior and learning.

3. Implement at least 15 “sensory diet” activities and environmental modifications to help children reach and maintain an optimal state of arousal. 

4. Use strategies to cope with sensitivity to noise, touch, movement, sights, taste and smell and sensory overload

5. Share “sensory smart” parenting and teaching strategies with others.

Instructional Level:

All levels with primary focus on occupational therapists (beginner level) special education and general education teachers, speech therapists, physical therapists, social workers, and others.

Evidence-Based Neuroscience Foundations in Sensory Processing Disorder

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!

Attachment: Strategies and Solutions for Therapists, Educators and Program Administrative Personnel Taught by Miriam Manela, OTR, in Private Practice, International Speaker

  • 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: Long Island, near  the Rockaway's 
  • 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

  • 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.’  

NEW JERSEY - April 22, 2018

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, April 22, 2018

Location: 250 Park Ave, Long Branch, 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 and more!



  • 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 

Let us know specific topics of interest for future courses!

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