Upcoming Courses - 2018 - Brooklyn, NJ, & Long Island

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)

Executive Functioning is approved by NY State for Social Workers


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:  391 Oakland Avenue, Cedarhurst, NY (Long Island) 
  • 5.5 contact hours - 5.5 NBCOT PDUs/.55 CEUs
  • 5.5 CTLE hours
  • Beginner level course

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

**REGISTRATION IS CLOSED** 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
  • NEW LOCATION: 1580 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (between ave L & M) 
  • 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.  

Understanding Neuromodulation and Self-Regulation Taught by Renée Okoye MSHS, OTR Board Certified Pediatrics, International Speaker

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Palace Cafe 2603 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  
  • 6 contact hours - 6 NBCOT PDUs/.6 CEUs
  • 6 CTLE hours


This workshop is designed to provide beginning, intermediate, and advanced therapists a broader background about the neurophysiological and neurobehavioral expressions of neuromodulation seen in everyday clinical practice 


Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify various levels of neuromodulation commonly shown in clinical populations
  2. Identify common symptoms of dysfunctional neuromodulatory pathways
  3. Describe appropriate sensory tools used to address common neuromodulatory deficits
  4. Describe caretaker styles used to regulate deficits in neuromodulatory behavior
  5. Given a child with neuromodulatory deficits, the participants will be able to match and adapt sensory tools with an appropriate caregiver style to enhance the child’s self-regulation.  

Upcoming Courses Summer/Fall 2018

RMT- Rhythmic Movement Training Level 1 & 2 with Janet McDonald Med, LMT, Neurodevelopmentalist

  • Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday August 6, 7 & 8
  • 8:30 AM -4:30 PM
  • Location: Palace Cafe 2603 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

3 Day Course

  • RMT 1 for Focus, Organization & Comprehension 
  • RMT 2 for Emotions, Memory & Behavior
  • 19.5 contact hours - 19.5 NBCOT PDUs,/1.95 CEU's      

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.  

S'cool Moves: Best practice in collaboration & therapy based strategies that work for occupational and physical therapist in a school and clinic based setting

  • Brooklyn - Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Location (TBA)
  • 8:30 AM -3:30 PM 
  • Long Island - Tuesday October 30 2018 
  • Location (TBA)
  • 8:30- AM 3:30 PM
  • 6 Contact hours, 6 NBCOT/.6 CEUS
  • 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 a tote bag full of s'cool moves posters to start using the very next day!  



· 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 

Hands on Sensory Motor Workshop: An Interactive Approach to Sensory Discovery with Alex Lopiccolo "King of Swings" International Presenter

  • Location: Yaldeinu School: Sensory Gym 1600 63rd Street, Brooklyn, NY (near the D Train)
  • NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 2018
  • Hours: 8:30-3:30
  • 5.5 Contact Hours - 5.5 NBCOT PDUs,/.55 CEU's
  • ***Limited Space*** (course gets closed out, so sign up early)

This presentation is designed to help participants understand the importance of sensory processing and how dysfunction can affect a child in all areas of development. Alex offers practical ideas using minimal equipment to create powerful sensory diets that can be readily implemented in the home or school environment. Hands-on interventions to support breath, coordination, timing, balance and strength will be presented. Modifications, adaptations and grading of activities will be addressed to support best possible outcomes. Ideas for better engagement of the child will be addressed as well as discussion of ways to facilitate ‘play’ for a stronger therapist-child relationship. This dynamic workshop will support participants through hands-on learning as they experience the activities in their own bodies. Lastly, Alex will provide tools for therapists to create their own equipment (DIY equipment) at a minimal cost. 

Learning Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

1. Describe sensory integration and sensory modulation and the role they play in learning, behavior, and development.

2. Understand the importance of vestibular, proprioceptive and tactile integration as it relates to postural development, balance and physical development.

3. Participate in and generate ideas and activities that support sensory development 

4. List sensory motor interventions that children can readily take back into the classroom 

5. Create effective sensory diets using minimal equipment that can be implemented in school and home environments. 

6. Develop creative opportunities to facilitate agility, motor control, balance and upper/lower extremity coordination through play. 

7. Identify ways to grade activities up/down to facilitate progress.

Check our website for further updates as we add more courses

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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