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Therapies in the School 25th Annual Conference 2024

NOVEMBER 14 and 15, 2024
9:30 am EST ▪ 8:30 am CST ▪ 7:30 am MST ▪ 6:30 am PST

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This year marks 25 years of our Therapies in the School Conference. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’re giving you a chance to WIN exciting prizes each month leading up to the conference. Click the link below to see what we have in store!

25th Anniversary Celebration-WIN PRIZES!

$399 for the full 2-day conference using coupon code THERAPIES2024 at checkout. Valid until August 23, 2024. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts and must be applied at the time of checkout.

Group rates and one-day rates will be available.
Larger groups and districts please reach out to

Offered for up to 12 continuing education hours 1.2 CEUs.

The 25th Annual Conference for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and Special Educators – 2 DAY LIVE WEBINAR

For 24 years, ERI has been committed to renewing your passion for school based therapy and providing you with tools and strategies you can use right away to improve learning outcomes for your students. This year will be no different! Join the ERI atmosphere that promotes therapists building connections, sharing ideas, and actively learning.


November 14, 2024- 9:30 am EST



Don’t Tell Me What to Say!: Neurodiversity-Affirming Strategies for Working with Complex Communicators
Alexandra Nelson, SLP

Connecting the Dots: Determining Educational Impact Through the Evaluation Process
Denise Swenson, PT



1A How to be An Effective Member of the IEP Team: Creating Reports and Goals That Matter
Denise Swenson, PT

1B When Reading Hinders Writing:   Deciphering Vision Problems from Dyslexia
Robert Constantine, OT

1C Making the Connection: Use AAC to be an Affirming Communication Partner
Mia Baugher, SLP

1D Getting Around: Supporting Participation in Transportation throughout the Education Program
Sarah Scow, PT
Tim Dokken, PT

1E Building Blocks: ADHD and Executive Function Interventions for Different Ages and Developmental Stages
Lori Flynn, OT


November 15, 2024- 9:30 am EST



Mental Health and the Importance of Feeling Safe in School
Addie Segal, OT

Re-Framing Behavior in School: Helping School Personnel Shift From “Managing” Student Behavior to Understanding Students’ Needs So They Can Support Learning
Greg Santucci, OT



2A The Power of PT: Empowering Participation for Neurodivergent Students.
Lindsay Hartsell, PT

2B It’s Not Just About the Letters: Making the Occupation of Writing Meaningful
Elizabeth “Beth” Goodrich, OT

2C Positioning in Schools – DIY to DME: Building Better Educational Experiences Through Adaptive Positioning
Rachel Okazaki, PT

2D Sensory Health in the School Setting: Supporting Engagement and Participation through a Sensory Lens
Mim Ochsenbein, OT

2E Help! Strategies to Navigate Difficult IEP Meetings
Susan Cecere, PT


November 14-15, 2024– 9:30 am EST



2 Morning sessions each day
See Thursday & Friday details for morning session information

(Select One Each Day)

SELECT 1 Afternoon Session From Each Day
See Thursday & Friday details for afternoon session information

Groups of three or more receive a $40 discount on each registration fee for the 2-day conference.
Larger groups and districts please reach out to:

$399 rate for 2 Day Registration.
USE CODE THERAPIES2024 before August 23, 2024.

2024 Therapies in the School Conference

When we know better, we do better. Whether you’re a well-seasoned school therapist or still in the early years of your school-based career, join our expert and esteemed speakers for the virtual 25th Annual Therapies in the School Conference on November 14 and 15, 2024.

Topics in the Classroom

We’re taking a fresh look at what behavior really tells us, how to communicate with individuals in ways that work, what it means to address students’ sensory health, the easy to miss gross motor needs of neurodivergent students and how to confidently tackle the workflow of the school therapy process using best practices, even in hard cases.

We’re bringing back some frequent flyers – positioning and writing and sparking your clinical reasoning and critical thinking on these ever-present challenges in the school setting. We’ll help you deepen your practice for students with visual difficulties, unique transportation requirements, ADHD and executive function needs. You’ll also come away with the latest ideas on using AI for yourself and your students- it’s sure to inspire your creativity and innovation!  

Our annual conference also starts a conversation that continues all year with school discussion groups. Powerful professional development for school-based professionals is a key part of the ERI mission, and school discussion groups provide a forum for therapists and educators to ask questions and share insights online.

There’s a reason why over 50% of conference attendees come back for another year. See for yourself how the ERI Therapies in the School conference can change the way you feel about your work—for the better.

2024 CEU Information

The course meets the criteria for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) – two days and 6 contact hours (0.6 CEUS) – one day. Intermediate Level.

Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker 14 hours – two days and 7 hours – one day
This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Inc. (NBCOT) Professional Development Provider – 12 PDUs – two days, 6 PDUs – one day

Participants who require Massachusetts PDPs can bring their Certificate of Attendance to their respective districts for approval.

Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY, OK and TX.

Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Application has been made to the OH Physical Therapy Association.

Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 14 contact hours.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy and by the NY State Education Department for 14.4 contact hours (1.44 CEUs) – two days and 7.2 contact hours (0.72 CEUS) one day

Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm. 

The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. 

The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.

Please contact us with any special needs requests: or 508-359-6533

Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. This Distance Learning-Interactive course is pending approval for up to 12 contact hours 1.2 CEUs. (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery). AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.

Education Resources Inc. Intermediate Level up to1.2 ASHA CEUs

ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

2024 Conference Agenda

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Please download the brochure for full agenda, session descriptions, objectives and faculty bios.

2024 Conference Sponsors



Thank you for supporting this conference:

November 14-15, 2024

Interested in sponsoring at this virtual event? Contact Kristin Reitz at to receive more information about sponsorship opportunities.

Year after year, key decision makers in the field attend Therapies in the School to network and learn of new innovations and opportunities to improve learning outcomes for their students. This annual event of 500+ therapists is an excellent opportunity to increase your brand awareness and engage our community of school-based therapists including PTs, OTs, SLPs and special educators.

2024 Conference Venue


2024 Conference Add-Ons

Complimentary Morning Yoga Session

Day 2 Morning Yoga Session with ERI faculty Anne Buckley-Reen 8:30am – 9:30am EST.
Sign-up details coming soon.