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Does Your Child Have Problems With Coordination and Balance?

Treatment Strategies for OTs and PTs to Align Motor Needs with Educational Concepts – Multiple Locations!

Melissa K. Gerber, OTD, OTR/L & Josephine Bardabelias, PT

Monday – February 11, 2019 – Brooklyn, NY
Monday – March 4, 2019 – Long Island, NY
Monday – April 1, 2019 – NYC

Are you looking for new ways to enrich your current treatment sessions in the educational setting? Do you feel like your skills as an OT or PT are being utilized effectively?  As school based therapists, we not only need to be flexible but creative and take proactive steps to promote success in the educational setting.  This workshop will look at innovative ways to integrate movement with learning.  We will take a functional approach to neuroanatomy and identify structures that can be impacted during therapy. We will also discuss sensory and motor systems and their impact on a student’s ability to focus, enhance memory to facilitate learning. Through the use of brain breaks, evidenced based research, videos and break out sessions therapists will acquire a unique and “moving” way to utilize these tools the very next day.

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Product Description

Josephine Bardabelias, PT has over 30 years of experience including supervisory roles working in a variety of settings, with a focus in pediatrics. She has treated children in acute care, N.I.C.U., early intervention, private care and school based facilities.
Melissa K. Gerber, OTD, OTR/L has been a school based occupational therapist for the past 18 years. She began her career at NYU Medical Center-Rusk Institute, and is the president of 4MYKIDSOT, a private practice conducting preschool and early intervention evaluations and treatment.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the course participants should be able to:

  • Establish and enhance current treatment sessions
  •  Identify ways to expand and create new programs within the educational setting
  • Understand the importance of sensory/motor development and neuroplasticity in the learning process
  • Integrate strategies to develop appropriate goals.

Cost & Location:

Monday – February 11, 2019  – Brooklyn, NY
Best Western Gregory Hotel
8315 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
$300.00; Early Registration $275.00

Monday – March 4, 2019  – Long Island, NY
Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Blvd.
$300.00; Early Registration $275.00
*Long Island course will not offer refreshments

Monday – April 1, 2019  – NYC
Hotel Pennsylvania
401 7th Avenue
$310.00; Early Registration $285.00

Group Discounts:
A discount will be give when 3 or more registrations are received at the same time (use code group3).

Monday – February 11, 2019 – Brooklyn, NY
Monday – March 4, 2019 – Long Island, NY
Monday – April 1, 2019 – NYC

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

8- 8:45 – Introduction- Common Struggle of the school based therapist
How learning begins

8:45-10:15 – Neuroanatomy and Physiology

Integration of Senses

10:15-10:30 – BREAK

10:30-12:00 – Focus and Regulation for learning
Associative Learning/Memory

12:00-12:45 – LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)

12:45-2:15 – Understanding your student
How can we help our students achieve higher learning skills in OT/PT
Frequently seen diagnosis’s and treatment plans


3:00 – End




Target Audience:
Intermediate level Physical & Occupational Therapists.

Educational Credits:
6 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

This course has been approved by the NJ Board of PT Examiners for 6 credits.  Approval #1806-13.

Recognized by the NY State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education.   Approved for 6 contact hours.

color web&ppt TSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for .6 CEUs.  6 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills and Client Factors.


Here’s what some of our satisfied participants are saying about the course:

“I feel satisfied with this course because it provided so many great ideas in using tools to apply and adapt in my treatment sessions.” 

“This course was great; it was functional, and very task oriented. The instructors were easy to follow and worked well together.” 

“This was a great course, very well run, timely, and provided great treatment techniques.”