All About EI

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All About EI
"Easing Your Transition To Home Care"

A two-day, entry-level workshop for therapists new, or transitioning into the field of early intervention. In this unique two-day session, you will gain all the information needed to begin working in this setting. The seminar promises to answer all your questions and help guide you through the entire process of working in Early Intervention. You will leave COMPLETELY prepared to begin working in this challenging field!

This program focuses on providing the therapist with practical information regarding how to begin in EI from -what toys to buy, interaction with infants and parents- to how to complete a comprehensive EI evaluation using several approved standardized testing tools and treatments.


Who Should Attend? 

  • Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapists.
  • Information also applicable to Special educators and Early Interventionists.

 

Learning Objectives:

TheraPeeds uses an interactive medium in all classes and the programs are structured to cover each of the learning outcomes in each segment of instruction. The conclusion of each segment involves a review of the content covered and questions to assess the acquisition of learning outcomes.

At the completion of this class participants will have:

  • Learned the regulations and guidelines that govern Early Intervention.
  • Learned to identify the requirements needed to begin working in Early Intervention.
  • Learned to use the EI approved standardized evaluation tools (DAYC, PEDI, Peabody AIMS).
  • Learned to identify the appropriate treatment strategies to use with specific diagnosis.
  • Learn to document treatment sessions and clients' progress.
  • Learn to write appropriate, family-centered long and short-term goals.

 

Continuing Education Credits:

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course, approved by the following sanctioning organizations:

This course has been approved for 7 Contact Hours / 0.7 CEUs by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). TheraPeeds, Inc, is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)(The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA). AOTA_CE_Logo
This course has been approved for 8.4 Contact Hours by the New York Sate Education Department's State Board of Physical Therapy (NYSEDSBPT). TheraPeeds, Inc, is an approved provider of continuing education by the New York Sate Education Department's State Board of Physical Therapy (NYSEDSBPT). nysedlogo

 

Presenter:

Julia Harper, PhD, MS, OTR/L

President of Therapeeds, Inc., Julia has practiced exclusively as a pediatric occupational therapist with a diversified client population and currently practices in NY and Florida. She has trained extensively, conducted research and holds advanced certifications in a variety of pediatric treatments. She is SIPT certified, lectures and trains therapist worldwide. Julia is nationally recognized for her work in SI treatment and her unique approach to providing integrative therapy.

 

General Cancellation Policy:

  • 75% tuition refund if cancellation received up to four weeks prior to the date of the seminar.

  • No tuition refund if cancellation made after the four week deadline.

  • Full tuition refund if seminar cancelled by Therapeeds or the sponsors.No refund for travel expenses.

 

S Y L L A B U S

Day One

Time

Topic

08:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

09:00 am

Welcome!

09:15 am

Who Are “They”? - How EI Works:

Straight from the state capital, learn about the policy, procedures, regulations and guidelines that govern EI and how they affect you.

10:30 am

Morning Break

10:45 am

Who Are “They”? - How EI Works: (continued)

Straight from the state capital, learn about the policy, procedures, regulations and guidelines that govern EI and how they affect you.

12:30 pm

Lunch Break

01:30 pm

Getting Started

Focus placed on providing the therapist with all the info needed to begin working in EI (including signing up with DOH & agencies)

03:00 pm

Afternoon Break

03:15 pm

Building and Maintaining A Caseload

Learn how to function effectively in EI including documentation, treatment planning and much more

05:00 pm

End of Day One

 

Day Two

Time

Activity

08:00 am

Continental Breakfast

09:00 am

Testing Tools

Learn how to function effectively in EI including the use of approved EI evaluation tools (AIMS, Peabody, PEDI & DAYC) 

10:30 am

Morning Break

10:45 am

Evaluation

Completing a clinical evaluation using observation skills and testing tools

12:30 pm

Lunch Break

01:30 pm

Treatment

Focus on identifying the appropriate treatment strategies to address typical EI dysfunctions 

03:00 pm

Afternoon Break

03:15 pm

Video Review

Participants will identify treatment needs and plan individual treatment strategies using video case studies.

05:00 pm

End of Day Two

When my son Jacob was 3, my husband and I noticed that he seemed to be having issues with noise sensitivity, scanning, group activities, meltdowns, among other things. We took Jacob to an Occupational Therapist (OT) group that was paid for by our health insurance company. After several months of appointments with the OT group, where they seemed to simply take Jacob through routine exercises, they informed us that he was released from their program because he had met all of his goals. Even though he was released from the OT program Jacob was still having the same issues.  I told the OT how I felt but they said that he was fine and he was released. As a parent you know when things are not right with your child and I continued to look for help for Jacob.  After much research, God found Julia for Jacob and we asked if she would give Jacob an evaluation. After a 3 hour evaluation, Julia told us that Jacob had Sensory Integration Disorder and gave us a food/vitamin guideline to follow until we could meet with her again. She also informed me that in order for her to take Jacob into her care I would have to make a commitment to work with Jacob through the sessions as well and be a part of this growth experience. I was very excited to have finally found someone who could help my son and who took an interest in treating him like an individual.  Julia was able to diagnose Jacob’s symptoms and she understood that Jacob could be strengthened and released from his imprisonment. She was able to positively influence, understand, validate, treat, support, and strengthen Jacob.  She took Jacob through various stages of therapy including the strengthening of his core.  Something we sometimes overlook so easily in society today.  We started our sessions and we did everything Julia asked.  At that time Jacob was afraid of many things and melted down in public over loud noises and unexpected experiences. We knew that life as unpredictable as it is, Jacob needed to be able to function in any situation.  As time went on Jacob began to improve and we saw a few things change in our son.  His confidence was growing.  He learned to never give up, even if he wanted to and he also learned that his hard work would pay off.  Oh, what a sense of accomplishment for a little boy to be a part of this growth!  You could see that Jacob knew that he had been released from a life of fear!  Julia's therapy gave us the tools to be better parents for not only Jacob but for our other 2 children as well.  Today Jacob is almost 8 and he is in the 2nd grade and doing great.  He has faced head on, a move to Texas, a new school for Kindergarten and this year another new school for second grade.  He still doesn’t really like loud noises but he uses coping skills that Julia has taught him (and us). The Happy Birthday song is now sung with a smile not a cry. He faces all challenges. We are so proud of Jacob and the work he has  accomplished and the work he continues to do. As for Julia, we are so grateful to her.  Julia, thank you for saving our son!


Marie B.
Weston, FL

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