Melissa Gerber, OTD, OTR/L
Melissa Gerber is a school based occupational therapist for the past 18 years. She began her career at NYU Medical Center-Rusk Institute, where she rotated through adult and pediatric programs. She is the president of 4MYKIDSOT, a private practice conducting preschool and early intervention evaluations and treatment.
Josephine Bardabelias, PT
Josephine Bardabelias has over 30 years of experience including supervisory roles working in a variety of settings, with a focus in pediatrics. Throughout her career she has treated children in acute care, N.I.C.U., early intervention, private care, and school-based facilities.
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
8:00-8:30 am – Introduction Video Case Study (video or description) of an intensive needs student
8:30-9:00 am – General School Based Therapist Frustrations
Trends and Burnout
COVID 19 Impact on Treatment
MASLACH- Burnout inventory
Planning the optimal session
9:00-10:00 am – Understanding your student and how they may interpret their environment
10:00-10:30 am – Ways to adapt your treatment/Break out session with
10:30-10:45 am – Break
10:45-12:00 pm – Set Expectations
Give them the language
Behavior Chart Ideas
12:00-12:45 pm – LUNCH
12:45-3:00 pm – Dealing with disruptive behaviors
What do certain behaviors tell us?
What NOT to do!
6 contact hours
Approved for 6 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.
Application has been made to NJBPTE for CE credit approval.
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: Client Factors.