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.


Therapies in the School 25th Annual Conference 2024

November 14-15, 2024 | 2-Day Live Virtual Webinar

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

school based therapist for children needing servicesNEW! Therapies in the School 24th Annual Conference 2023 – ON-DEMAND 10   $749
Instructors: Arsenio Paez, Kristin Jones, Anais Villaluna, Carolyn Dolby, Dana Kizer, Susan Cecere, Josephine Bardabelias, Monica Keen, Kimberly Wynarczuk, Jennifer Elinich, Tanya Myers, AnnMarie Stauffer, Lisa Gradziel, Lori Flynn, Jeryl Benson
11 sessions | 28.5 Contact Hours (2.85 CEUs)

Complete the 11-session conference for 28.5 Contact Hours (2.85 CEUs). This on-demand course features all sessions recorded both days at 
Therapies in the School 24th Annual Conference 2023. 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.

(click links below for details of each session)

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
Mental Health and the Importance of Feeling Safe in School 
Monica Keen, OT
Harnessing Contemporary Motor Learning: Ensuring Success in School and Beyond
 Kim Wynarczuk, PT; Jennifer Elinich, 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

You can purchase the 2-DAY Conference, just Program A (Day 1) or just Program B (Day 2), 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 (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. OR, Purchase one $499/Program A or B, register up to 9 additional participants (CEU certificates) for $79/person.
Contact to register a group. Please share this offer with your colleagues and staff!


NEW dates, topics and speakers continuously being added – check back often!
Learn as a team! Check out our group discounts

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

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.

NEW! Cognition and Executive Function: Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention Tools to Improve Participation 
Jeryl Benson, OTR/L, Ed.D, FAOTA
Cognition and executive function skills: learn how to assess the various components of each and choose evidence-based interventions/strategies that positively impact a child’s participation goals.

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.

Pediatric Vestibular Therapy: Young Children Through Adolescents
Inger Brueckner, MS, PT
A hands-on lab, evidence-based lecture, videos, and case presentations are tailored to assess and treat children 5-18 years old while maintaining their application/relevance for the adult population.

NEW! Rehabilitation for Limb Loss and Limb Difference with a Pediatric Emphasis 
Inger Brueckner, MS, PT
Learn to comprehensively manage the pediatric patient with single or multiple limb loss and enhance your clinical decision-making skills to improve functional outcomes.

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.

Utilizing NDT in Pediatric Practice
Colleen Carey, PT, DPT, C/NDT
Begin or advance your knowledge of using NDT to treat the child with neurologic impairments and other pediatric disorders. We will discuss the importance of practice of movement sequences and importance of integrating strategies into daily activities utilizing fun and practical ideas.

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.

Best Practices for PTs and OTS when Evaluating and Treating Students with Complex Disabilities
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.

Management of Persistent Post Concussive Symptoms: What’s the Latest Evidence? 
Christina Finn, OTR, Ed.D
Learn the latest relevant assessment and treatment strategies for patients across the lifespan who experience prolonged visual, vestibular, and sensory complaints as a result of a concussion.

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.

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.

NEW! Improving Motor Outcomes in Autism: A Collaborative Approach to Evaluation, Goal Planning and Intervention
Christy Hupka, PT, DPT, PCS and  Amy Barr, PT, DPT
This course provides evidence-based, collaborative, neuroaffirming strategies to improve developmental outcomes for children with autism through child-centered care.

Mary Massery’s LINKED: Breathing & Postural Control Part 1
Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc
Create a paradigm shift that links breathing mechanics, postural control, physiologic behaviors, and management of trunk pressures to treat clients across the lifespan.

NEW! Handling Interventions: Using NDT to Increase Function and Participation in Children
Bethanne Mazurczak MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT and Leslie Paparsenos PT, MS, C/NDT
Effectively implement NDT handling and facilitation to improve feeding, communication, ADLs, gross and fine motor skills for children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders during their daily life activities.

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.

NEW! The Clumsy Child: Improving Coordination and Awareness of Self in Space – LIVE WEBINAR – Three Sessions
Leslie Paparsenos PT, MS, C/NDT
Improve participation, function and awareness of self in space for the clumsy child by learning to implement the latest evidence in neuroplasticity, motor learning and control.

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.

Toe Walking: In-Depth Clinical Applications Using an Etiological Approach 
Liesa M. Ritchie-Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP
Apply “The Act!” to identify an etiology-based problem list, choose suitable and feasible interventions and develop a plan of care specific to each child (further enhancing information previously learned in Therapeutic Evaluation & Management of Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait).

Don’t Wait For Gait! Therapeutic Evaluation and Treatment of Pediatric Gait
Liesa M. Ritchie-Persaud, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP
Take evidence-based action for your young patients and move away from the “wait and see” approach for gait development.

Feeding Challenges in Infants, Toddlers and Beyond: Learn Critical Thinking Skills to Safely Manage Difficult Feeding and Swallowing Cases – The BRIDGE Approach
Dana Kizer, OT and Anais Villaluna, SLP
BRIDGE the gap between the developmental, neurological, physiological, motor, sensory, and behavioral components to learn tools and strategies to guide your decision making process in the management of complex pediatric feeding and swallowing cases.

Practical 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.

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.

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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

(click links below for details of each session)

Therapies in the School 23rd Annual Conference 2022 – ON-DEMAND 9 – $749
Instructors: Colleen Whiting, Karen Pryor, Susan Cecere, Valerie Clevenger, Kareen Robbins, Cara Koscinski, Kay de Veer, Cynthia Dodds, Christy Hupka, Amy Barr, Elisa Wern, Amy Lewis

Complete the 13-session conference for 31 Contact Hours (3.1 CEUs) This on-demand course features all sessions recorded at both days at Therapies in the School 23rd Annual Conference – 2022.

Conference highlights include: the latest research regarding strategies for addressing dysregulation, updates in trauma informed care, how interoception can be used as a building block for executive function skills, how to reduce referrals using RTI and create consistency using an evidenced based approach when evaluating students with autism, how to address vestibular impairments in the classroom, why every school based therapist should be addressing reflexes, how to use UDL to help develop accessible lessons for all students, and how to improve outcomes for the medically complex student.

(click link 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

Therapies in the School 22nd Annual Conference 2021 – On-Demand Conference 8
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 2020 On-Demand Conference Seven
Instructors: Susan Cecere, Kim Wiggins, Kimberly Wynarczuk, Suzanne Davis Bombria, Liliane Savard, Colleen Whiting, Angela Sterling-Orth
23 Contact Hours (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

Other Topics relevant for the school-based therapist:

Participation-Based Practice to Support Student Outcomes – ON-DEMAND
Susan Cecere – 5 hours – $199

Ambulation, Activity and AFOs: Addressing the Ankle to Improve Gait and Function-ON-DEMAND
Amanda Hall – 11 hours – $319

Primitive Reflexes: Strategies to Promote Integration – Strengthening Foundational Skills – Online Series
Janine Wiskind – 11 hours – $319

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Treatment Intensive Online Series
Gaye Cronin – 13.5 hours – $329

Vestibular Therapy for the School-Aged Child and Adolescent Online Series 
Instructor: Inger Brueckner – 13.5 hours – $329

Toe Walking: In-Depth Series – ON-DEMAND
Liesa M. Ritchie-Persaud  – 17 hours – $399

Treatment of Motor Issues in Children with Sensory Dysfunction Online Series
Lies Ritchie-Persaud – 11 hours – $319

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.