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

To register online, kindly email the following information to info@theramoves.com: 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 February 2019 - May 2019 (More to come)

ALL COURSES WILL PROVIDE NBCOT PDUs. FOR THE EXACT AMOUNT, PLEASE SEE EACH INDIVIDUAL COURSE

REGISTRATION FORM (cost, location, ceu's)

Winter 2019 Conferences!

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*REGISTRATION IS CLOSED* PEDIATRIC NDT - INTENSIVE HANDLING TECHNIQUES with GAIL RITCHIE, OTR, C/NDT

  • 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
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FEW SPOTS REMAIN * BROOKLYN, NY - Reflex Integration WITH RHYTHMIC MOVEMENT TRAINING LEVEL 1 & 2 with Janet McDonald MEd, LMT, Neurodevelopmentalist with Rosetta DiTomasso,PT assisting by lab

  • 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


 

Rmt level 3 & S'cool Moves Conference - March 2019

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

 Sunday and Monday

MARCH 3 & 4, 2019


Location: MERKAZ HASIMCHA II

1914 Bay Avenue,  Between Ocean Avenue and East 19th Street off Avenue M

(Q-Train Ave M stop), Municipal parking off East 17th Street off Avenue M

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 

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! https://www.brainandbodyconnections.com/


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.

Assessing for retained reflexes including the 

Asymmetrical Tonic Neck (ATNR)

Head Righting,  Hands Pulling

Hand-Mouth Babkin

Palmar Grasp Reflexes

Techniques for integrating these reflexes

Increase knowledge of the 

Moro Reflex,  Tonic Labyrinthine (TLR)

Symmetrical Tonic Neck Reflexes (STNR) 

and how they relate to reading and writing. 

Advanced techniques for assessing and integrating these reflexes.  


*Limited Space*

Find out more - RMT 3 reading and writing
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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

 Monday, March 11, 2019

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!


LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • 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  

S'cool Moves - Queens - more information

Executive Functioning Conferences in April 2019

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NORTH WOODMERE (5-TOWNS) EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING TRAINING - 2 Conferences April 1 - foundation class and April 2 -MASTER CLASS (BROOKLYN) with SARAH WARD, SLP/CCC (see below)

Monday,  APRIL 1, 2019 - Executive Functioning Foundation conference

Location: NORTH WOODMERE, LI, (5-TOWNS)


(APRIL 2, 2019 - MASTER CLASS: Advanced Implementation of Executive Function Interventions - first time given in NEW YORK in many years!!  - scroll down to see the next listing with more information about the Master class) 


COURSE DESCRIPTION 

LEARN TODAY, USE IT TOMORROW! PRACTICAL, CUTTING EDGE INTERVENTIONS FOR IMPROVING EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS IN STUDENTS

  • 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.


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
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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Executive Functioning Training! Master Class: Advanced Implementation of Executive Function Intervention with Sarah R. Ward, MS CCC/SLP

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

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

PREREQUISITE - Any of Sarah's courses 


8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

6 Contact hours for OT's, SLP's

6 CTLE hours awarded


COURSE DESCRIPTION   

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.



Find out more = Master level Executive Function Training

Conferences in May 2019

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EVENING CONFERENCE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - Maximizing Vision and Visual Processing Skills with Lindsey Biel, OTR/L author of Raising a Sensory Smart (TM) Child

EVENING CONFERENCE

7:00 pm  - 10:15 pm

Tuesday, May 7, 2019


 3 Contact hours for OT's, OTA's, PT's, PTA's

3  CTLE hours awarded

  

Location:

MERKAZ HASIMCHA 

1898 Bay Avenue

Corner of East 19th Street off Avenue M

BROOKLYN, NY (Q-Train Avenue M stop)

Municipal Parking off Avenue M and East 17th Street


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 3-hour workshop will examine vision and visual processing, covering basic techniques for identifying visual processing problems in children, providing practical strategies for optimizing visual processing, and presenting fun therapeutic activities that build essential skills.

  

Strategies for seating, position, and environmental modifications that optimize visual processing will also be discussed.

Find out more - vision and visual processing skills - Evening Conference -
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BROOKLYN, NY - Nutrition and Integrative Health: Strategies to Improve the Foundation of Learning and Behavior for Better Classroom & Home Performance with Dr. Nicole Beurkens PhD, CNS Nutrition

Best selling author, psychologist, nutritionist and mom!

Tuesday

MAY 14, 2019

1580 Coney Island Avenue

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

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
  • AND MUCH MORE!


Find out more - Integrative Health: Strategies to improve foundation of learning and behavior for better classroom and home performance
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BROOKLYN, NY - Learn to Play the NDT Way! Neuro Developmental Treatment with Nancy Marin OTR/L, C-NDT, IYT

Sunday & Monday

May 19 & 20, 2019

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Location 

MERKAZ HASIMCHA II

1914 Bay Avenue,  

Between Ocean Avenue and East 19th Street off Avenue M

(Q-Train - Ave M stop), 

Municipal parking off East 17th Street off Avenue M

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK 

 

13 contact hours, 13 NBCOT PDUs, 1.3 CEUs 

 

  • 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

Find out more - Learn to Play the NDT way!

To register online, kindly email the following information to info@theramoves.com: 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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