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Treatment Strategies for OTs and PTs to Align Motor Needs with Educational Goals – NYC & L.I.

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

May 16, 2018 – Uniondale, NY

June 4, 2018 – 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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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:

  • Participants will be able to establish and enhance current treatment sessions
  •  To identify ways to expand and create new programs within the educational setting
  • To understand the importance of sensory/motor development and neuroplasticity in the learning process
  • Integrate strategies to develop appropriate goals.

Cost & Location:
Wednesday – May 16, 2018– Uniondale, NY
Long Island Marriott
101 James Doolittle Blvd.
$280.00; Early Registration $255.00
(Please Note: The seminar in Long Island will not offer refreshments)

Monday – June 4, 2018  – NYC
Hotel Pennsylvania
401 Seventh Avenue
$300.00; Early Registration $275.00

Group Discounts:
A 10% discount will be given to each registrant when 3 or more registrations are received in the same envelope.

Wednesday – May 16, 2018 – Uniondale, NY

Monday – June 4, 2018 – 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) – CHANGE TO


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






Target Audience:
Intermediate level Physical & Occupational Therapists.

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

Application has been made to the NJ Board of PT Examiners for 6 credits.

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.