For 23 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 on-demand course features five (5) sessions (14 contact hours – 1.4 CEUs) recorded from Therapies in the School 24th Annual Conference 2023. From championing neurodiversity affirming practices in your school, understanding and promoting healthy sleep patterns in all ages, bringing movement into the classroom to enhance learning, supporting feeding and swallowing for school day meals, and embracing productive communication for tricky IEP team discussions and 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 $499 Program A, register up to 9 additional participants (CEU certificates) for $79/person. Contact email@example.com for group rates. Please share this offer with your colleagues and staff!
The five (5) sessions are listed below. Download the Brochure Here.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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