Feeding Therapy: It’s Not Just About Swallowing

Course Description: This interactive workshop not only addresses the foundations for eating – the core knowledge of pediatric feeding therapy – but addresses carry-over to the home and school environments as a crucial component to long term success. Learn how to create a supportive atmosphere for eating through optimal positioning, respecting the child’s sensory system […]

November 5-6. 2011: Cued Speech Initiative @ USF

The Cued Speech Initiative @ Cued Speech Explained… The National Cued Speech Association defines Cued Speech as a visual communication system that uses eight handshapes in four different placements near the face in combination with the mouth movements of speech to make the sounds of spoken language look different from each other. Cued Speech chart. […]

Novermber 2, 2011: Mealtime Success for Kids on the Spectrum: Integrative Nutrition for Picky Eaters

Mealtime Success for Kids on the Spectrum: Integrative Nutrition for Picky Eaters Presented by Cross Country Education & Susan L. Roberts, MDiv, OTR/L About Cross Country Education: Cross Country Education is a national leader in high-quality educational products and services for the entire health care industry. Our seminars and training programs are designed to help […]

November 16-17, 2011: Managing Problem Behaviors in School and Home Settings

Managing Problem Behaviors in School and Home Settings A FREE workshop for professionals, parents and caregivers sponsored by: The Foundation for Autism Training and Education (FATE) This workshop will focus on the assessment and treatment of problem behavior maintained by the two most common functions, socially-mediated negative reinforcement (to get out of ….demands), and socially […]

Novermber 5-6, 2011: DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE ABA CLASSROOM: Assessment, Teaching, and Organizational Strategies

DEVELOPING AN EFFECTIVE ABA CLASSROOM: Assessment, Teaching, and Organizational Strategies A FREE workshop for professionals, parents and caregivers sponsored by: The Foundation for Autism Training and Education (FATE) Prerequisite- Participants MUST have an understanding of the pairing with reinforcement process, manding procedures for vocal and non-vocal students, and a familiarity with the verbal operants (covered […]

November 18-19, 2011: Autism: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Teaching Verbal Behavior in the Classroom

Autism: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) & Teaching Verbal Behavior in the Classroom A FREE workshop for professionals, parents and caregivers sponsored by: The Foundation for Autism Training and Education (FATE) THE WORKSHOP Using the analysis of language as a behavior that is under the influence of the principles of operant conditioning provides a […]

October 29-30, 2011: Autism: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Teaching Verbal Behavior in the Classroom

Autism: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) & Teaching Verbal Behavior in the Classroom A FREE workshop for professionals, parents and caregivers sponsored by: The Foundation for Autism Training and Education (FATE) THE WORKSHOP Using the analysis of language as a behavior that is under the influence of the principles of operant conditioning provides a […]

September 24, 2011: 5th Annual SPARC Conference!

5th Annual SPARC Conference: STAND – Pinellas Accessing Resources Conference Independent Living Inc. Pediatric Therapy is very excited to share with you the 2011 5th Annual SPARC Conference! This is a Florida statewide conference on exceptional student education with national presenters and exhibitors. This growing annual day has become widely known for the variety of […]

June 4, 2011: Comprehensive Spasticity Management

Comprehensive Spasticity Management – A Team Approach Come learn the latest in comprehensive spasticity management for children at the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Medical Arts Building. Faculty include Sarah Gaskill, MD, Arthur Marlin, MD, David Siambanes, MD, Jose Foradada, MD, Teresa Dean, PTA, BAS, Marie Custodero, MSPT, Tracey McKee, MSPT, and Lauren Rosen, PT, MPT, […]

May 20 & 21, 2011: #2 – Establishing Instructional Control with Children with Autism by Pairing with Positive Reinforcement and Teaching Functional Communication Skills

#2 – Establishing Instructional Control with Children with Autism by Pairing with Positive Reinforcement and Teaching Functional Communication Skills A workshop for professionals, parents and caregivers sponsored by: The Foundation for Autism Training and Education (FATE) BCBA/BCaBA CEU’s available upon completion of TWO-day training. Certificate of attendance issued for completion of TWO-day training. Pre-requisite – […]