Therapies in the School Conference 2021

November 18 and 19, 2021 – Live Virtual Webinar

9:30 am EST ▪ 8:30 am CST ▪ 7:30 am MST ▪ 6:30 am PST

Offered for up to 12 continuing education hours 1.2 CEUs.
Group rates and one day rates are available.

ERI is Excited to Offer Dynamic Topics Presented by Leading Experts at This Annual Conference for School-Based Therapists!
Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists and Special Educators.

Choose the track that best meets your needs!


As we continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are re-imagining what participation and performance will look like for school-aged children and how our support today impacts each student’s long-term outcomes in life. 

At this year’s conference, we are excited to join together to deliver content that integrates what we have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic with our pre-COVID best practices. 

Download the Brochure Here: Therapies 2021 Brochure

Thursday, November 18, 2021 Friday, November 19, 2021

Learn it Today, Use it Tomorrow:
Practical Strategies to Facilitate Independent Executive Function Skills

Sarah Ward, SLP

Praxis as a Whole Brain Process:
How Neuroscience Informs Function

Teresa May Benson, OT

Breathing, Talking, and Postural Control:  Why is This Relationship so Important for School-Based Therapists to Understand?

Developed by Mary Massery, PT
Presented by Trish West Low

Decisions for Today, Implications for Tomorrow:
Long Term Outcomes Over the Life Span for Students with Special Needs

Barbara Connolly, PT

Select From These Afternoon Sessions: Select From These Afternoon Sessions:

Get Moving! 
Add Breathing Strategies to Movement for Improved Functional Outcomes

Developed by Mary Massery, PT
Presented by Trish West Low

Assessment of Sensory Processing Issues in High-risk Populations: Down Syndrome

Barbara Connolly, PT

School-Based Best Practices:
A Guide for Beginning Therapists

Susan Cecere, PT

Digital Tools: Promoting Efficiency for Both You and Your Students

Tim Richmond, OT

Evaluating School Participation: 
Revitalizing and Developing Your Process

Jan Hollenbeck, OT

Awareness of Self in Space: Impact on Motor Skills

Melissa Gerber
Josephine Bardebelias

Tools, Treatment and Accommodations

Teresa May Benson, OT

Fine Motor Skills and Tool Use:
Evaluation and Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies

Jan McCleskey, OT

Visual Impairments, Motor Skills and School Performance: CVI, ROP, ONH

Joanne Szabo, PT

Promoting Physical Activity & Learning Motor Skills: The Use of Adaptive Equipment in Schools

Lori Potts, PT

(This outline is subject to slight changes )

Friday Morning Yoga Session with Anne Buckley Reen

We are thrilled to also announce the return of the popular morning yoga session with Anne Buckley Reen. More details coming soon!

CEU Information

The course meets the criteria for 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs). Intermediate Level.

Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy
Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY and TX.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 14 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy and by the NY State Education Department for 14.4 contact hours (1.44 CEUs).
Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm. 
The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. 
The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.

Education Resources Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. This distance learning interactive course is pending AOTA approval for 12 contact hours, 1.2 CEUs. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.

Approved provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker 14 hours. This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Inc. (NBCOT) Professional Development Provider – 12 PDUs

Participants who require Massachusetts PDPs can bring their Certificate of Attendance to their respective districts for approval.

Education Resources Inc.
Intermediate Level


ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

This program has been submitted for approval of 12 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech Language-Hearing-Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clinical procedures.

Please contact us with any special needs requests: or 508-359-6533

We know that we need to look at the WHOLE child and consider areas that may have been overlooked or addressed less frequently in the past; the vestibular system, visual system, social/emotional (anxiety) impacts, breathing and more.  In addition, we are re-thinking and updating those areas we regularly address with children such as fine/gross motor skills and sensory processing and evaluations. 

We look forward to sharing this new knowledge and the excitement of being a school-based therapist as we emerge from this time of COVID-19 with a renewed commitment to and enthusiasm for the children we support.    


To receive the finalized outline, brochure, detailed pricing, CEU information! 

This year’s conference will deliver the same quality you’ve come to love and expect in a highly interactive virtual experience.  If you couldn’t join us in the past because distance was prohibitive, this is YOUR CHANCE to JOIN this AMAZING COMMUNITY of school-based therapists!

If you are a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist or special educator working in an educational environment, add November 18 and 19, 2021 to your calendar.

ERI Therapies in the School brings the very best speakers to share the very latest research and school-based therapy techniques—and their passion for their work—with hundreds of school-based therapy professionals just like you.

Energetic experiential learning, lively panel discussions, and challenging breakout sessions will give you powerful new therapeutic tools and techniques.

ERI Therapies in the School builds a therapy community across the country that stays in touch long after the conference closes.

Our annual conference also starts a conversation that continues all year with school discussion groups. Powerful professional development for school-based professionals is a key part of the ERI mission, and school discussion groups provide a forum for therapists and educators to ask questions and share insights online.

There’s a reason why over 50% of conference attendees come back for another year. See for yourself how the ERI Therapies in the School conference can change the way you feel about your work—for the better.