School Based Therapists – Live Virtual Webinars and On-Demand Online Courses Developed for You

group of kids standing with their teacherEducation Resources offers evidence-based, clinically relevant continuing education unit (CEU) courses for school based therapists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Special Educators, Social Workers and Psychologists.

Our live webinars and on-demand courses are taught by distinguished internationally renowned faculty who are experts in their field teaching effective interventions and practical tools and assessment techniques to improve the outcomes of your students.


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Use Coupon Code THERAPIES2023 before August 19EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15th 2023

Therapies in the School 24th Annual Conference 2023

November 16-17, 2023 | 2-Day Live Virtual Webinar

For School-Based Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Special Educators and more!

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 year is no different! We are excited to tell you about our Therapies in the School 24th Annual Conference 2023! Join the ERI atmosphere that promotes therapists building connections, sharing ideas, and actively learning. Browse the topic and speaker line-ups HERE.

NEW! Therapies in the School 23rd Annual Conference – On-Demand 9  $749
Instructors: Susan Cecere, Amy Lewis, Cara Koscinski, Christy Hupka, Amy Barr, Karen Pryor and others.
13 sessions | 31 Contact Hours (3.1 CEUs)

A collection of 13 engaging, continuing education courses for school-based therapists and special educators recorded at our live, virtual conference in November, 2022. This on-demand offering is designed to enable therapists to learn at their own convenience while gaining evidence-based tools and strategies they can use right away to improve learning outcomes for their students. 

(click links below for details of each session)

Using a Trauma-Responsive, Sensory-Informed Approach in Your School-Based Practice
Colleen Whiting
Why Evaluating and Integrating Reflexes Through Neuroplasticity is Important for Every School Based Therapist
Karen Pryor
Shifting to a Workload Model to Support Student Outcomes 
Susan Cecere
Embedding PT Services in the School Environments 
Valerie Clevenger
Changing the Brain – Learning to Integrate Reflexes Through Neuroplasticity 
Karen Pryor
Feeling Frustrated with Dysregulated Students and Staff? Learn to Use the Neurobiology of Connection to Address Challenging Behaviors 
Amy Lewis
Includes this bonus session:
Creative Approaches using RTI (Response to Intervention) to Support Students While Reducing the Need for Referrals 
Kareen Robbins
Executive Function and Interoception: Using Interoception as a Building Block for Theory of Mind and Executive Function Skills 
Cara Koscinski
How to Address Vestibular Impairments in the Classroom: Bridging Teachers and Therapists 
Kay de Veer
Executive Function and Interoception: Diving Deeper into Theory of Mind and its Relation to Interoception and Executive Function 
Cara Koscinski
Evaluating Medically Complex Students to Improve Outcomes and Guide Intervention Strategies 
Cynthia Dodds
Collaborative Evaluation and Goal Development for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder 
Christy Hupka and Amy Barr
Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Help Teachers Develop Lessons Accessible for All Students
Elissa Wern

You can purchase the ENTIRE 2-DAY SERIES, just Program A or just Program B, it’s up to you! Once you register, you will have access to the courses and downloadable hand-outs from our instructors for an entire year. Each session can be viewed separately-whenever it’s convenient for you!

Group rates are available: ($129/person up to 9 additional participants [CEU certificates] when you purchase one 2-Day Conference/$749). Contact to register a group.


NEW dates, topics and speakers being added

Click on a faculty name below for a full listing of courses and dates

NEW! Creative Approaches Using RTI to Support Students While Reducing the Need for Referrals
Kareen Robbins, OTR/L
Effectively integrating therapeutic interventions into the RTI process will allow support for students and may reduce the need for a referral. Learn approaches to incorporate therapeutic interventions at each tier.

Participation-Based Practice to Support Student Outcomes
Susan Cecere, MHS, PT
Learn assessment processes that foster interprofessional practice and participation-based goals and strategies to positively impact student outcomes.

young girl at a desk with her head on her bookPractical and Effective Strategies to Improve Self-Regulation and Executive Function
Jocelynn Wallach, MS, OTR
Learn innovative methods to facilitate the development of self-regulation, attention, organization and memory, as well as environmental accommodations and modifications to improve the independence of students and patients.

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD): Evaluation and Treatment Tools
Melissa Gerber, OTD, OTR/L
Help children/students with Developmental Coordination Disorders (DCD) achieve optimal outcomes using evidence based assessment and treatment tools and strategies.

Motor Learning: Tools to Enhance Academic Skills Through Movement 

Josephine Bardabelias, PT
Exercise strengthens the body and brain! Learn innovative ways to integrate movement with learning while concentrating on developmental and functional skills.

NDT Handling: Applying the Right Amount of Input to Affect Change
and the Neurophysiology Behind It 
Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT
Learn to provide the precise amount of input to foster appropriate posture and movement synergies into the chosen functional outcome.

The Core of it All:  It’s More Than Just Abdominals
Suzanne Davis Bombria, PT, C/NDT
We hear about ‘the core’ all of the time, but it is so much more than just the abdominals! Treating children, whether they are high functioning or have more complex issues, requires a thorough understanding of the muscles that provide core stability. An evidence-based, multi-system approach is taken to examine and devise effective intervention strategies that are immediately applicable to a variety of pediatric populations.

Motor Issues in Autism
Anne Buckley-Reen, OTR, RYT
Learn to expand engagement in clients with ASD and address self-stimulatory behaviors, preservation, and reactive or self-directed behaviors.

Contemporary Thoughts on Treating the Child with Hypotonia
Colleen Carey, PT, DPT, C/NDT
This workshop, focuses on using the NDT Practice Model in treating the child with hypotonia. Specific strategies to improve motor control in this population will be presented. Treatment strategies based on the common impairments of the sensorimotor system in this population will be demonstrated.

Evidence-Based Best Practices for the Severely Involved and Medically Complex Student
Susan Cecere, MHS, PT
Develop clinical reasoning and skills for assessment, IEP documentation, interventions, data collection and dosing strategies to meet the needs of the medically complex student.

ISSUES IN PRAXIS: The Clumsy Child
Barbara Connolly, PT, DPT, Ed.D, FAPTA, C/NDT
Learn to treat children with developmental coordination disorder resulting in difficulties with self-esteem, writing, ADLs, play, classroom activities and sports.

Functionally Assessing and Treating Visual Processing, Visual Perception and Visual-Motor Deficits
Melissa Gerber, OTR/L, OTD
This course will arm therapist with intervention tools and strategies to promote independence and improved functioning in both children and adults. Case studies will be used to solidify learning and cement clinical reasoning. Telehealth will be discussed.

Linking Motor Skills and Speech Strategies to Improve Outcomes in Autism and Other Motor Related Disorders 
Bethanne Mazurczak MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT and Leslie Paparsenos PT, MS, C/NDT
Learn multidisciplinary and discipline specific assessment and treatment strategies based on the NeuroDevelopmental Treatment – Contemporary Practice Model (NDT-CPM) for children with ASD.

Therapeutic Evaluation and Treatment of Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait)
Liesa M. Ritchie-Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP
This evidence-based course helps clinicians develop interventions based on etiologies through comprehensive assessments of toe walking (pediatric equinus gait).

Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction
Liesa M. Ritchie-Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP
Gain practical “Sensory-Aware* tools to treat children with both underlying gross motor and sensory dysfunction.

Practical and Effective Strategies to Improve Self-Regulation and Executive Function
Jocelynn Wallach, PT, OTR and Nancy Williamson, CCC/SLP, M.Ed
Learn innovative methods to facilitate the development of self-regulation, attention, organization, and memory, as well as environmental accommodations and modifications to improve the independence of students and patients.

Focusing on Function and Participation: Incorporating Motor Learning, NDT and SI Perspectives in Treatment
Kim Westhoff, OTR/L, C/NDT
This workshop will enhance critical thinking skills and hands-on skills to facilitate therapists in using a problem-solving approach when treating children with complicated developmental challenges.

Primitive Reflexes: Strategies to Promote Integration – Strengthening Foundational Skills 
Janine Wiskind, OTR/L, MS
Hone your skills in the evaluation and treatment of primitive reflexes through interactive labs and case studies by utilizing a functional and play-based approach.

Developing and Using Goals for Students’ Meaningful Participation in School Whether  in Person, Online or Hybrid
Kim Wynarczuk, PT, DPT, PhD, MPH

Learn to assess and develop student goals that intentionally focus on student participation in school whether in person, remote or hybrid.


In support of all our valued school-based therapists, we are excited to continue to offer this online session at no cost (add this extra session to your cart):

Integrating Trauma-Informed Treatment Strategies into your School-Based Practice
Evidence-based Approaches during the COVID-19 Era with Emily Zeman Eddy

Join our community of therapists to learn more

Discounted On-Demand Series

  • Series Group Pricing for Therapies in the School On-Demand Conferences:
    Series price +$79 for each additional registrant (CEU certificate) up to 9 registrants.
    Contact ERI to register a group: or 800-487-6530

Therapies in the School 22nd Annual Conference – On-Demand Conference 8 $499 
Instructors: Susan Cecere, Jan Hollenbeck, Joanne Szabo, Barbara Connolly, Tim Richmond, Melissa Gerber, Josephine Bardabelias
18.5 Contact Hours (1.85 CEUs)

Invigorate your school-based practice with new tools, strategies and evidence-based interventions with these 7 engaging, motivating and highly informative courses.
The sessions provide a multitude of thought-provoking interventions and tools to help the children on your caseload and offer more efficient ways to interact with other professionals in the school system.

(click link for details of each session)
School-Based Best Practices:  A Beginner’s Guide
Susan Cecere 
Decisions for Today, Implications for Tomorrow: Long Term Outcomes over the Life Span for Students with Special Needs
Barbara Connolly
Assessment of Sensory Processing Issues in High-risk Populations: Down Syndrome
Barbara Connolly
Aligning Strategies to Support Motor Needs with Curriculum Goals
Melissa Gerber, Josephine Bardabelias

Awareness of Self in Space: Strategies to Address Gross Motor to Fine Motor Skills
Melissa Gerber, Josephine Bardabelias
Evaluating School Participation:  Revitalizing and Developing your Process
Jan Hollenbeck
Digital Tools: Promoting Efficiency for Both You and Your Students
Tim Richmond
Visual Impairments, Motor Skills and School Performance: CVI, ROP, ONH
Joanne Szabo
School-Based Therapy 101: Building Blocks for Success
Nicole Barmen, Kathryn Biel

Therapies in the School On-Demand Conference Seven
Instructors: Susan Cecere, Kim Wiggins, Kimberly Wynarczuk, Suzanne Davis Bombria, Liliane Savard, Colleen Whiting, Angela Sterling-Orth
23Hrs (2.3 CEUs) – $499

Nine engaging, motivating, and highly informative sessions to invigorate your practice and provide school-based tools to foster growth in your students. Sessions range from addressing motor and sensory pathways, core strengthening, participation-based goals, video self-modeling, collaborating, treating severely involved children, push-in services, iPad apps, STAR program for sensory processing, to best practices for the new school-based practitioner.

(click link for details of each session)
School Based Best Practices: A Guide for Beginning Therapists
Susan Cecere

The Severely Involved Child: Applying Best Practice Guidelines
Susan Cecere

Effective Push-In Services for Related Service Providers: A Time for Change
Kim Wiggins

Developing and Using Goals for Students’ Meaningful Participation in School: A Complex Process
Kimberly Wynarczuk

Core Strengthening for Improved Academic Performance & School Participation for PT, OT & SLP
Suzanne Davis Bombria

Implementation of Video Self Modeling for Children with Autism: Applications for Both School and Home
Liliane Savard

Supporting Students with Sensory Processing Challenges in the Schools Using the STAR Frame of Reference
Colleen Whiting
Using the iPad to Facilitate Service Delivery and Improve Student Outcomes and Engagement
Angela Sterling-Orth

Creating Motor Lab & Sensory Pathways: Incorporating Movement into Classrooms and Homes
Kim Wiggins

Increasing Effectiveness Through Interprofessional Collaboration
Colleen Whiting

Therapies in the School On-Demand Conference Six
Instructors: Anne Buckley-Reen, Susan Cecere, Arsenio Paez, Nicole Barmen, Judith Kimball, Kim Wiggins, Kathryn Biel
22 Contact Hours | 2.2 CEUs – $499
These engaging eight sessions provide school-based tools to foster growth in your students. Sessions range from essential writing tools, neuroplasticity/motor learning, praxis and its effect on executive functioning, typing programs, preschool interventions, mindfulness, IEP writing, and ways to more effectively collaborate with your team.

(click link for details of each session)
Mindfulness: Implementation of a School-Wide Program
Anne Buckley-Reen

The Preschooler Who Isn’t Keeping Up
Anne Buckley-Reen 
Using Evidence to Support Your Recommendations: Service Delivery, Dosing, IEPs
Susan Cecere 
School-Based Therapy 101: Building Blocks for Success
Nicole Barmen, Kathryn Biel
Praxis is More Than Coordination: Sensory Interventions to Improve Academics, Executive Functioning, and Student Success
Judith Kimball
New Strategies for Developing Pre-Writing Skills AND Using Technology as a Compensatory Tool for Students Who Can’t Write

Kim Wiggins 
Best Practices for Collaboration: What’s the Evidence?
Kim Wiggins

Applying Motor Learning, Motor Control and Neuroplasticity to Evidence-Based School Practice
Arsenio Paez 

Other Topics relevant for the school based therapist:

NEW! Ambulation, Activity and AFOs: Addressing the Ankle to Improve Gait and Function-ONLINE
Amanda Hall – 11 hrs – $299

Primitive Reflexes: Strategies to Promote Integration – Strengthening Foundational Skills – Online Series
Janine Wiskind – 11 hrs – $299

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Treatment Intensive Online Series
Gaye Cronin – 13.5hrs – $309

Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent Online Series 
Instructor: Inger Brueckner – 13.5 hrs- $309

Post Concussion Syndrome: A Four Part Series
Christina Finn – 9.5hrs – $299

Pediatric Toe Walking Online Series 
Liesa Ritchie Persaud  – 17hrs – $399

Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction Online Series
Lies Ritchie-Persaud – 11hrs – $299

Click HERE For a full list of ERI’s On-Demand Conferences.

For 30 years, ERI has supported therapists. For more information contact ERI at or 800-487-6530.

Continuing Education for School-Based Therapists

Learn how to help improve your student’s school experiences with continuing education courses from ERI. Our courses will give you the knowledge and credentials to better serve your students and help you advance in your career. Some additional benefits of our school-based therapy continuing education courses include:

  • Maintaining your license: Many states require school-based therapists such as Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Special Educators, Social Workers and Psychologists to complete continuing education courses to renew or maintain their license or certification. By completing your continuing education courses through ERI, have the option to complete courses on your own time to continue doing the job you love. 
  • Staying updated on new clinical knowledge or skills: We frequently update our courses to reflect the latest clinical knowledge and skills. With this new knowledge, you will provide better care for your patients and make informed decisions. 
  • Receiving specialization certifications: Many specialized certifications require CEU courses to help to further expand your knowledge and skillsets. We offer courses in various subjects to allow you to maintain your license and specialization certification.

School-Based Continuing Education Courses for OTs, PTs and SLPs

At ERI, we understand that you want to provide the best possible care for your students. This aspiration is why we design our school-based occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology continuing education courses to provide as much value as possible. With the ability to connect with your peers and other field specialists, you will gain access to connections and resources to further your career and quality of care.

Our School-Based Continuing Education Course Options for Therapists

Whether you are looking for a live learning experience or would like to take courses on your own time, we have the course options to meet your needs. Our two virtual school-based continuing education course options for physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists can accommodate even the busiest of schedules:

Live Webinars

Join our live webinar classes from anywhere globally with a strong internet connection. These classes combine the engagement of a live learning experience with the convenience of a virtual format. Before the webinar session, we will send you an email with the zoom link for easy access.

After completing the webinar, all participants will receive a CEU certificate to their ERI account dashboard. Participants can download and print this certificate whenever they wish.

On-Demand Online Courses

Start and stop our on-demand online courses on your schedule. Our pre-recorded classes are engaging and feature a presentation and a question and answer session from an industry expert. We also include a handout to help you follow along with the course.

Our on-demand online courses are a flexible solution for busy professionals. We give all participants a year to finish the class and pass the post test at the end of the course to eliminate any time crunch. 

In-Person Courses

We also offer a hands-on learning experience with in-person courses. By combining labs, videos and lectures, we allow you to practice your skills in an engaging environment. Throughout the course, you will receive regular feedback from a specialist.

While taking our in-person courses, you can also work with peers who have similar passions to make valuable connections.  

Contact Us Today

For 30 years, ERI has supported therapists, and we will continue to do so through these uncertain times. For more information, contact ERI at or 800-487-6530.