BER Seminars

Bev is scheduled for numerous seminars during the upcoming months with Bureau of Education and Research. Be sure to follow our social media for the latest updates. Take a look at each of our courses offered below. To register, click on the BER logo throughout the listings. Then select your state and scroll through the offerings until you find our course.

Time-Saving Strategies

Time-saving Strategies to Integrate your OT Interventions into Classrooms:  Accelerate the Success of Your School-Based OT Practice

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Dates (2016) Location
Nov 14 Tulsa, OK
Nov 15 Wichita, KS
Nov 16 Oklahoma City, OK
Nov 17 Phoenix, AZ
Nov 18 Seattle, WA
Nov 21 Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 22 Harrisburg, PA
Dec 12 Indianapolis, IN
Dec 13 Champaign, IL
Dec 14 St. Louis, MO
Dec 15 Kansas City, MO
Dates (2017)  Location
Jan 9 Newburgh, NY
Jan 10 Long Island, NY
Jan 11 Newark, NJ
Jan 12 Long Branch, NJ
Jan 13 Cherry Hill, NJ
Feb 6 Cleveland, OH
Feb 7 Detroit, MI
Feb 8 Chicago North, IL
Feb 9 Milwaukee, WI
Feb 10 Minneapolis, MN
Mar 6 Portland, ME
Mar 7 Manchester, NH
Mar 8 Boston, MA
Mar 9 Albany, NY
Mar 10 Rochester, NY
Apr 18 Sacramento, CA
Apr 19 Anaheim, CA
Apr 20 Pasadena, CA
Apr 21 Denver, CO

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OT: Proven, Practical Strategies

Occupational Therapists:  Proven, Practical Strategies for Teaching and Remediating Handwriting (featuring the Size Matters Handwriting Program)

Dates (2017) Locations
Jan 4 Minneapolis, MN
Jan 5 Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 6 Seattle, WA
Feb 27 Buffalo, NY
Feb 28 Syracuse, NY
Mar 1 Philadelphia, PA
Mar 2 Columbus, OH
Mar 3 Denver, CO
May 1 Long Island, NY
May 2 Newark, NJ
May 3 Long Branch, NJ
May 4 Cherry Hill, NJ
May 5 Harrisburg, PA

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Practical Strategies

Practical Strategies for Increasing the Effectiveness Efficiency and Impact of your School-Based Occupational Therapy Practice.

Dates (2017) Locations
Jan 23 Columbia, SC
Jan 24 Raleigh, NC
Jan 25 St. Louis, MO
Jan 26 Kansas City, MO
Jan 27 Wichita, KS

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Conferences

Bev is scheduled for numerous conferences during the upcoming year. Be sure to follow our social media for the latest updates. Take a look at each of our courses offered below. To register, click a “Register” link below. Then select your state and scroll through the offerings until you find our course.

Practical Strategies Course

Practical Strategies to Increase the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Impact of your School-Based Occupational Therapy Practice

Dates (2015) Locations Register
November 16 Wichita, KS Register
November 17 Oklahoma City, OK Register
November 18 Sacramento, CA Register
November 19 San Jose, CA Register
November 20 Honolulu, HI Register
Dates (2016) Locations Register
January 19 Manchester, NH Register
January 20 Pittsburgh, PA Register
January 21 Minneapolis, MN Register
January 22 Sioux Falls, SD Register
February 22 Chicago North, IL Register
February 23 Peoria, IL Register
February 24 St. Louis, MO Register
February 25 Kansas City, MO Register
February 26 Denver, CO Register

 

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Bureau of Education and Research

The Bureau of Education and Research is currently listing my course, “Practical Strategies for Improving the Effectiveness, Efficiency and Impact of Your School-Based Occupational Therapy Practice.” If you contact them, I’m happy to coordinate a full-day seminar at your school district or practice. Click to see the listing, or view my instructor’s page.

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Time-Saving Strategies Course

Timesaving Strategies to Integrate Your OT Interventions into Classrooms: Accelerate the Success of Your School-Based OT Practice

Dates (2015) Locations Register
December 16 Syracuse, NY Register
December 17 Long Island, NY Register
Dates (2016) Locations Register
January 7 New Brunswick, NJ Register
January 8 Harrisburg, PA Register

Size Matters Handwriting Program Workshop

Want fast, real, and lasting changes in handwriting?

Focus on SIZE and FORM will follow.
This unique directive distinguishes the SIZE MATTERS HANDWRITING PROGRAM as the most efficient way of promoting printing consistency and competence. More than a font, it is the big picture that enables children to see their writing as a whole, rather than merely individual letters. Using straightforward Key Concepts and ʻtactileʼ visuals, children know what theyʼre aiming for and how to get there. Not only that, THE DICE GAME puts control in the childrenʼs hands, emboldening them to make STAR-WORTHY letters and earn PERFECT SCORES. The result is practically overnight legibility.

SMHP is a full curriculum that is also fiscally responsible. For beginner printers, consumable workbooks are suggested. But in higher grades, the necessary materials are few and recyclable year to year. Use the language from your own literacy, social studies, science or other academic program.

Size Matters Handwriting Program easily complements and supplements existing curriculum. This makes it especially appropriate for todayʼs schools in which handwriting instruction has been marginalized and yet the number of handwriting referrals has skyrocketing. By reinforcing the Key Concepts during spelling and vocabulary lessons, children practice printing all day long.

Plus, children are scored using familiar and meaningful words, phrasing and sentences. Tracking accuracy in letter sizes and spaces is calculated through simple ratios. Data collection has never been faster than with Progress Monitoring Forms A and B.

Reflective of best practices, SMHP employs all the strategies proven most effective in impacting change, including child-centered treatment, multi-sensory input, memorable mnemonics, embedded instruction, self-monitoring, frequent visual cuing, parent/teacher involvement and more.

The Size Matters Handwriting Program has been the subject of an extensive research study involving two schools–one urban (Massachusetts) and one rural (New York). Two classrooms each in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades, a control group and an intervention group, followed an 8-week protocol. The difference was dramatic and immediate, showing a clear, measurable and significant advantage (p<.001 for legibility, form, alignment and size) for the students involved in SMHP. The published results are forthcoming in several professional journals.

The teachers in the control groups could not wait to start the program when the study was done. The therapist, teachers and parents concluded:
Correcting errors in letter size makes an immediate difference in the appearance of a student’s writing.

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UPON COMPLETION OF THE WORKSHOP, CEUs ARE PROVIDED FOR CONTACT HOURS PRESENT.

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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Workshops can be tailored to your organization’s needs. Workshop can be provided in 1 hour, 2 hour and 3.5 hour time units. Certificates of attendance are provided and reflect the number of contact hours.

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