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WEBINAR: Expanding Your Therapeutic Toolbox to Meet the Needs of the Pediatric Client: Part 1

Fraida Flaishman, PhD, OTR/L


Cost includes activity downloads.         

This webinar will present an overview of the foundational hierarchy of development, as well as a way to use the hierarchal model to guide your treatment. Informal assessment techniques to identify areas of weakness will be reviewed. Suggestions for varied treatment modalities and strategies within the foundational developmental hierarchy will be demonstrated. Practitioners will learn to conduct treatment sessions that will help build their clients foundational skills necessary for skill acquisition and long-term future success. One case study will be reviewed to illustrate use of the hierarchy model. Participants will be provided with pictures, handouts, and demonstration of assessment and treatment tasks. Activities that work well in teletherapy sessions will be highlighted.

This course is packed with ways to help you better understand the child’s deficits and includes lots of practical treatment ideas.


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Learning Objectives
Participants completing this course should be able to:

  • label the foundational components of early development.
  • develop increased ability to assess and identify their client’s developmental deficits.
  • prioritize intervention for their clients identified areas of developmental deficit.
  • observe and learn treatment strategies for facilitating their clients progress in the following areas: Ocular Motor Skill Balance Core strength Sensory Processing Engagement
  • match newly learned treatment strategies to their clients area of identified deficit.
  • use a case study presentation, participants will learn how to prioritize the use of modalities and treatment strategies.

Target Audience


Course Level 

All levels


Fraida Flaishman, PhD, OTR/L

Fraida Flaishman is a pediatric occupational therapist residing in Brooklyn N.Y. She graduated from New York University in 1995 with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy and currently holds a Ph.D. from Capella University. Fraida works as the therapy supervisor at Yaldeinu a school for children with autism and related disabilities. Fraida runs a private practice and works as adjunct faculty for the Touro College Occupational therapy program. Fraida provides school-based consultation as well as mentorship and supervision, lectures, conducts evaluations and provides treatment planning information for families. Fraida is the creator of the DVD Child Development series Baby Instructions that includes information on appropriate stimulation for infant and toddler development. Specialty certifications include, Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing, MEDEK, Therasuit, Infant Massage Instruction, Aquatic Exercise Instruction, Irlen Screening, CPI Trainer, and more. Fraida has completed research in the area of clinical genetic services and reflex integration in school age children as well as the special needs populations.


Educational Credits

2 contact hours

Approved for 2 contact hours by NYSED’s State Board for PT.

Application has been made to the NJBPTE for CE credits.

color web&pptTSI is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. Approved by AOTA for .2 CEUs. 2 contact hours, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors.