What is H.O.P.E.?

Therapists - What is H.O.P.E.?

Hope is something you may have lost, or maybe you are about to lose it? Or perhaps you just want more of it. Our goal is to help you find the hope you need. The H.O.P.E. (Harper’s Optimal Protocol for Enrichment) Method is the result of over fifteen years of hands-on experience, treating, teaching, studying, researching. This method takes the guess work out of therapy by offering you the clinician new treatment tools as well as guidelines on how to use your existing tools.

The emphasis in our classes is not only on ‘What to do?, but more importantly, on WHY? we do it. Thus ensuring that we provide practical and specific step by step treatment protocols and techniques in each and everyone of our classes. As our main instructor, Julia Harper, PhD, MS, OTR/L often says “you can have a bunch of tools, but it is only the master clinician who knows which tool to use when.”


The H.O.P.E. Method teaches how to prioritize existing strategies based on each child's specific deficits. It is NOT a new treatment intervention, rather it is an innovative and practical way to apply established evidence based treatment techniques.

All of our courses are based on this method, which:

  • Provides treatments at the right time, in the right order.

  • Treats disorders at each child's specific level of breakdown, instead of just treating the symptoms.

  • Allows children to reach and exceed their performance goals.

  • And much more!!


Why H.O.P.E.?

  • Because you want positive outcomes from your treatments.

  • Because you want to get faster and more enduring results.

  • Because you want to be more effective and efficient in your treatments.

  • Because you want real hands-on solutions.

  • Because you don’t want to get burnt-out.


Want H.O.P.E.?


Give H.O.P.E.!

  • Bring H.O.P.E. to your practice.

  • Inspire parents and their children, with what you know about H.O.P.E.

  • Refer a friend.

  • See for yourself how treatment results improve in just weeks!.


How do I become a H.O.P.E. Clinician?


Develop the eyes and skills of a master clinician by taking courses that are realistic, practical and packed with vital information. Our engaging, knowledgeable and personable instructors are focused on ensuring that each and every therapist they teach has a clear and concise understanding of the material presented. You will leave the course with techniques and insights that can immediately be applied in your treatment sessions whether in the home, classroom or clinical setting. The instructors are there to answer your questions during the course, after the course and beyond.


We will continue to offer courses that mirror the demands of the pediatric community, to help you make make a dramatic difference in the lives of the children in your care. Our goal is much more than to help you fill your continuing education requirements. Our goal is to help you become the best therapist you can be. In doing so we are guaranteeing that the children you treat will reach their greatest potential.


How do I begin?


As TheraPeeds has grown so has our attitude towards the continuing education needs of pediatric therapists. We offered our first course, "The Pediatric Primer"  15 years ago. It was designed to introduce pediatric therapy to new therapists and to therapists returning to the field. We listened to your comments and suggestions and have continuously strive to introduce new, informative and innovative continuing education courses to fit the needs of the therapists and the children they serve. We now have a variety of courses, both in person and online, covering pediatrics in general, sensory integration, reflex integration and auditory processing disorders. We insist that our instructors continue their education on related topics so that they can pass on the most up-to-date information to you, the therapist.


Taking our courses is easy. Simply review our course offerings or contact us directly to find out more.

"I want to relay a success (with a BIG S) story. After unsuccessfully treating an infant Diagnosed with Dandy Walker Syndrome, I attended your SI for EI course. I went back to work energized and full of techniques (protocols) to apply. I witnessed an 11 month old that was not moving, playing, communicating, or tolerating her environment …evolve into: a functioning, happy, healthy child… achieving independent ambulation and communication. I can hardly believe the progress that she made in less than a year, and I directly relate it to your training."


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