Offering 28.5 hours (2.85 CEUs) of on-demand learning for you, the school-based therapist.
This on-demand series features all sessions recorded (11) at Therapies in the School 24th Annual Conference. By taking this on-demand series of dynamic sessions, you will invigorate your practice with easily applicable tools and evidence-based interventions. Download the Brochure Here.
From motor learning to mental health, executive functioning to feeding and swallowing, sleep patterns to movement breaks, whether starting or continuing the journey of neurodiversity affirming care, practicing effective decision making and handling tricky IEP decisions, you’ll walk away well equipped to better support all of your students and their unique needs.
Group Rates (3 or more people, must register at same time):
Purchase one $749 2-Day Conference, register up to 9 additional participants (CEU certificates) for $129/person. Contact email@example.com to register a group. Please share this offer with your colleagues and staff!
The eleven (11) sessions are:
What’s Sleep Got to Do With It?
Arsenio Paez, PT
Reframing School-Based Therapy to Embrace Strengths and Cultivate Autonomy in Autistic Students
Kristin Jones, OT
Demystifying Dysphagia: Educational Impact and Effective Team Collaboration
Anais Villaluna, SLP
Carolyn Dolby, SLP
Dana Kizer, OT
Difficult Conversations: Facilitating Productive Dialogue and Decisions Regarding Entrance/Exit Criteria and Dosing Recommendations
Susan Cecere, PT
Move it! Embedding Movement into Academics
Josephine Bardabelias, PT
Raising Expectations and Increasing Participation for Students with Medical Complexity
Tanya Myers, PT
AnnMarie Stauffer, PT
Lisa Gradziel, PT
Diving Deeper, Dispelling Myths and Driving Better Outcomes for Students with ADHD
Lori Flynn, OT
Adding to Your Tool-Box: Integrating the CO-OP Approach to Increase Student Engagement and Generalization of Skills
Jeryl Benson, OT
Harnessing Contemporary Motor Learning: Practical Application of Recent Research in Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Neuroplasticity
Kim Wynarczuk, PT
Jennifer Elinich, PT
Dr. Paez was a school -based PT for over 20 years and presented on motor learning, pediatric and neurological topics. As time progressed, he become more interested in the brain and pursued his PhD in brain neurology with a focus on sleep from Oxford University. He is now a research fellow at the Sleep, Cognition and Neuroimaging Laboratory (SCNLab) at Concordia University.
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Kristin Jones has been an Occupational Therapist for 23 years. She has worked in multiple pediatric settings including early intervention, outpatient clinic, respectful feeding, and school based. The past 14 years she has been at the Community School of Davidson where she has taken the lead in guiding the administration and staff to become a trauma informed and neurodiversity affirming organization. Kristin has a passion for the latest research in brain development and translating this information for teachers to apply in the classroom. Her favorite quote is “if they could, they would”. It is our responsibility as educators to figure out the “why” to provide the most effective strategies for student success and to ensure the student feels understood.
Anais Villaluna is an SLP, Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and Certified Lactation Counselor. Anais earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2006 and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology in 2008 from Texas Woman’s University. Anais is a doctoral candidate in Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD) at Northwestern University. Anais has specialized training in a variety of feeding and swallowing interventions methods as well as the instrumental assessment of swallowing via VFSS and FEES. She practices in a variety of pediatric hospital settings at including pediatric hospital inpatient, pediatric hospital outpatient, and multidisciplinary specialty clinics with gastroenterology and otolaryngology. Anais expanded her reach from hospital-based dysphagia services to also include concierge dysphagia services as she has a passion for improving access to highly qualified dysphagia services in a variety of settings. Co-lead of the Pediatric Committee for the IDDSI USIRG, she has an interest in the standardization of thickened liquids in the pediatric population. Anais has presented locally at TSHA Conventions, nationally at ASHA Conventions, and virtually on many platforms. Anais is a published author on the subject of pediatric feeding and swallowing. Anais also volunteers her time with Feeding Matters by serving on the PFD Alliance to help improve access to resources for families and professionals through her contribution as the chair for the Digital Outreach Committee. As a mother of three children, one being a NICU graduate, Anais strives to provide the highest level of care and compassion when partnering with families impacted by pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.
Financial Disclosure: Anais Villalluna receives a salary from Texas Children’s Hospital and Feeding and Swallowing Specialists of The Woodlands. She receives a speaking honorarium from Education Resources, Inc.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Anais Villaluna has a non-financial relationship with IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative) as a US IRG Pediatric Co-Chair, Communication Committee Member. She has a non-financial relationship with Feeding Matters as a volunteer for Digital Outreach Committee.
Carolyn Dolby is an SLP who specializes in pediatric feeding and swallowing evaluations and interventions as the Dysphagia Support Speech Language Pathologist for Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District located in Houston, Texas. As a sought-after speaker for both national and local professional events, she shares her passion of providing dynamic, student-centered, school-based dysphagia services. As a clinician, she has served populations across the life cycle and in a variety of settings: medical, in-home, and school-based. Her graduate-level courses for the University of Houston prepare the next generation of school-based dysphagia providers. In her ‘Bite-Sized Advice’ private practice, she provides consultation services and dysphagia support nationwide.
Dana Kizer is an occupational therapist, Board Certified in Pediatrics, and has a special interest in feeding as well as sensory processing. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including a pediatric hospital, specialty clinic, private practice, and home health. Dana has presented on feeding therapy and interventions nationally and across virtual platforms. Dana is a published author on the subject of pediatric feeding disorders. She currently volunteers her time with Feeding Matters by serving on the Pre-Conference Committee and the Family Advisory Council to help families navigate the complex world of pediatric feeding disorders. In addition to her professional experience with feeding disorders, Dana brings a family perspective to her treatments and teaching experiences as her initial experience with feeding therapy occurred when she would accompany her younger brother to his feeding therapy appointments. She has seen first-hand the difference therapy can make in the lives of patients and their families.
Financial Disclosure: Dana Kizer receives a salary from Texas Children’s Hospital and Feeding and Swallowing Specialists of The Woodlands. She receives a speaking honorarium from Education Resources, Inc.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Dana Kizer has a non-financial relationship with Feeding Matters as a volunteer for the Family Advisory Council and the Pre-Conference Committee.
Susan Cecere is the owner of Sequoia School Based Therapy Solutions, LLC a consulting company that supports districts, agencies and therapists in the practice of school-based therapy services by providing mentoring, professional development and administrative support. Sue’s career has spanned 25 years in the school based and early intervention practice settings both as a service provider and program administrator. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of settings, including acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, and home health care. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, a master’s degree in health science from Towson University, and a graduate certificate in educational leadership from McDaniel College. Cecere is an experienced speaker on school practices and its administrative considerations. She is a former physical therapy chair of the Maryland State Department of Education Steering Committee for Occupational and Physical Therapy School-Based Programs, and coauthor of the Maryland State Guide to Early Intervention and School-based Practices. She is an active member of APTA’s Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, where she has co-authored several fact sheets on school practice issues and served as its vice president for 8 years. She has been a member of the APTA Media Corps for several years. In 2012, she received the Susan K. Effgen Award for her advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels in support of pediatrics.
Susan Cecere receives a speaking fee from Education Resources.
Susan Cecere has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Josephine Bardabelias, PT is a Graduate of Hunter College's Physical Therapy program, having over 30 years experience working in a variety of settings, with a focus in pediatrics. Throughout her career she have treated children in acute care, N.I.C.U., early intervention and school based facilities.
Dr. Monica Keen has over 33 years of experience, 27 of which was in the schools (she retired in May 2022). She is passionate about Occupational Therapy and has a distinct interest in mental health, trauma-informed care, and pediatrics, particularly autism. Her 33 years of clinical practice include working in mental health at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, acute care, and nursing home settings. She owned a private pediatric practice for 12 years and closed the doors of Developing Abilities when she took on fulltime academia. The findings of her research during her doctoral program were sobering and have ignited a desire to discover ways to re-establish OT as a recognized mental health provider. She has authored two chapters: one on school-based and infant mental health and the other on handwriting and presented on interprofessional collaboration for mental health in school aged children and how COVID 19 impacted behavior of school-aged children. Dr. Keen is the co-chair for Mental Health for her state’s professional organization, the South Carolina Occupational Therapy Association.
Currently, she resides in Greenville, SC and is a proud mom to two amazing adult daughters. She has two adorable Boston Terriers (Bubbles and Boomer), she loves college football, enjoys running and hiking, and being in the sun by the pool or beach is a favorite past time.
Kimberly D. Wynarczuk, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. She is a board certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy. She was previously a school-based physical therapist for 11 years and currently serves as the School-Based Special Interest Group representative to the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy Research Committee. She has been a full-time faculty member in graduate-level physical therapy programs since 2011. Dr. Wynarczuk has conducted, published, and presented research on a variety of school-based physical therapy topics, including goal development and the participation of students with disabilities in school trips.
Kimberly D. Wynarczuk receives a speaking fee from Education Resources.
Kimberly D. Wynarczuk has no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Jennifer Elinich, PT, DPT, a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy who has practiced in a variety of settings and is currently in an outpatient setting. She has conducted, published, and presented research on the impact of mindset on learning, burnout in physical therapists, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in physical therapy education. She is an assistant professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences at Moravian University and has been a full-time faculty member in the DPT program at Moravian University for 3 years. She continues to practice neurologic physical therapy in the outpatient setting.
Tanya Myers has practiced for over 30 years with most of her time spent in pediatrics. She is currently a school-based PT serves children 3-21 and also works at a local outpatient facility providing services for children with SMA. Tanya is an active member of the Lititz AMBUCS, the APTA-PA, and the APTA as well as serving on the APPT-School-based SIG Subcommittee- Children with Medical Complexity.
AnnMarie Stauffer is a PT with 32 years of experience (25 years in schools). She is currently sees students with a variety of diagnoses and medical needs. She is the APTA-PA Southcentral District Director, the Pediatric Special Interest Group Secretary, and the APTA School to AADA SIG Liaison and is a member of the APPT-School-based SIG Subcommittee- Children with Medical Complexity.
Lisa Gradziel is a pediatric PT with over 19 years of pediatric experience and is works at the Center for Discovery in NY. She has an interest in promoting functional movement skills for individuals with complex disabilities, as well as an interest in adapted recreational opportunities. Lisa is a member of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy and the APPT School-Based SIG Subcommittee for Children with Medical Complexity.
Lori Flynn is a practicing school-based occupational therapist with over two decades of continuous experience working in the public school system. She holds a master’s degree in occupational therapy and is certified as an ADHD practitioner and parent coach. As the founder of OT4ADHD.com, Lori is committed to providing school-based professionals with effective, research-based strategies to support both students with ADHD and their teachers. Her expertise and passion are driven by ongoing continuing education and lived experience.
Dr. Benson has over 30 years working in pediatrics with extensive experience in school-based practice and as an educational consultant for schools and families. She is certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, is a certified infant massage instructor and is trained in Neurodevelopmental Treatment for children with cerebral palsy. As a full Professor at Duquesne University, she teaches both undergraduate and graduate coursework in the areas of lifespan occupational performance, neurological and sensorimotor function, occupation-based theory, and advanced practice. Her research interests include school-based practice, sensory processing and occupation. Her goal is to make an impact by researching best practices in an educational setting ensuring that children have the tools to fully participate in their educational, social, and community environments. Dr. Benson is currently the Editor of AOTA Children & Youth SIS Quarterly Practice Connections.
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