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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

My daughter Taylor was born prematurely at 28 weeks.· Due to her prematurity we were followed by a team of developmental specialists.· Taylor appeared to be developing typically as she met all the developmental milestones.· I still questioned her lack of ability to self calm and issues with balance.· She had trouble with self help skills that she should have been capable of performing at her age.· Her fine motor ability was not where it should be either.· Taylor’s language ability was above average, so she appeared to be brilliant.· I took Taylor to every specialist to check her ears, eyes, cognitive ability, etc.· The reports showed everything was perfect and I was told not to be concerned about anything.· Due to the fact I struggled throughout my childhood and I was seeing in Taylor some of those same issues I had as a child, I was not willing to accept that everything was okay.· I have always had trouble with balance and appropriately judging were my body is in space.· This showed itself in my lack of ability to perform in physical education classes, difficulty learning to ride a bike, trouble jumping robe, etc.· Academically school was always a huge challenge for me.· I was always in the lowest reading group and could never pass math classes.· To this day, I have difficulty with the x’s tables.· Reading and writing was always a struggle for me.· No matter how hard I tried it was difficult to perform.· Multi-tasking was always a huge problem and continues to be something I struggle with today. As I watched my daughter, I was seeing her struggle with the same things I struggled with when I was her age.· I was determined to help her avoid those struggles I dealt with as a child and continue to deal with as an adult.· I brought her to Julia Harper for an evaluation.· In that evaluation my eyes were opened and my prayers were answered in finding the reasons of why and how to fix the problem.· For 40 years I always knew there was something wrong in my development and within minutes I knew through what Taylor’s issues were exactly what mine were too.· I thank God every day for Julia and for putting her in Taylor’s life.· Through the H.O.P.E. program Taylor will not have to struggle and learn to compensate to get through life.· The knowledge and understanding Julia and her team have on development surpasses anything I have ever seen.· Within weeks of Taylor starting treatment her balance improved.· She was sleeping better.· After being on an antacid drug for 4 years she was able to not have to take it anymore.· Her self help skills improved and her ability to self calm improved.· During this course of treatment, I see changes daily.· I am so thankful for Therpeeds and the work they are doing for Taylor.· I feel every parent should be aware of what should take place in development and question until you receive answers that make sense.· So many children like me slip through the cracks, because they meet the developmental milestones and can compensate for some of the skills they are lacking.· From experience, it is very difficult to have to compensate all the time.· I thank God every day that Taylor will not have to compensate and her development is moving in the way it should.· I will forever be in gratitude to Julia and her team for giving Taylor the help she needed to be successful in life.


Lisa T.
Pembroke Pines, FL

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