School-Based Practice Expert, Jeryl Benson, Joins ERI’s Esteemed Faculty

We are thrilled to introduce you to Jeryl Benson, Ed.D, FAOTA, OTR/L, one of ERI’s newest faculty members!

Dr. Benson has worked in pediatrics for more than 30 years, 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.

Dr. Benson’s 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. She is also currently the Editor of AOTA Children & Youth SIS Quarterly Practice Connections.

Join Dr. Benson for a new CEU learning opportunity!

Cognition and Executive Function: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention Tools to Improve Participation

This NEW course is designed for OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, SLPs and Educators working in school, home care, outpatient or rehab facilities with children aged 3-21.

Earn 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) by taking this live webinar, offered on July 27 and 28, 2023 and December 5, 7, 13 and 14, 2023.

Participants in this course will learn how to assess the various components of cognition and executive function skills, and learn to choose evidence-based interventions/strategies that positively impact a child’s participation goals. 

After taking this course you will be able to: 

  • Identify how cognitive theory influences development.
  • Relate an element of the cognitive domains to a child’s daily function.
  • Relate an element of executive function to daily life.
  • Choose an evidence-based assessment method used to evaluate cognitive dysfunction in children.
  • Choose two intervention strategies that best address a child’s participation goal based on the case study provided.
  • Determine which intervention plan best addresses a child’s participation goal based on the case study provided.

Save your spot and register today!

Questions? Please contact ERI at or 800-487-6530.