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P.G. Chambers School Continuing Education Conference Series

P.G. Chambers School has conducted continuing education conferences since 1993. Expansion of the series, over the past years, has resulted in training for more than 3000 professionals, paraprofessionals, and parents. Over 60 separate courses, approved by professional and state boards for licensing requirements, have been offered through the series.

Training is provided by both P.G. Chambers School staff members and by invited expert guest faculty. The school, conveniently located in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, draws clinicians from the tri-state area, and proximity to airports and public transportation makes the conferences accessible to national and international audiences. The state-of-the-art facility is enhanced by technology for use in training, observation and practice, and audiovisual equipment in comfortable settings conducive to adult learning.

For additional information contact conference coordinator, 
Nancy Altshuler,PT, C/NDT at 

Upcoming Conferences

Integrating Movement-Based Learning into Treatment: An Evidence Based Approach to Enhance Engagement and Function in Children and Teens

September 25-26, 2015: This dynamic and interactive workshop will teach clinicians a wide range of movement-based strategies to facilitate integrative learning and to promote function, engagement and participation for children at home, in the classroom and in therapy.

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Practical Classroom Adaptations to Promote Learning for All Students Workshop

October 20, 2015: Join is for a workshop to develop awareness of classroom adaptations that promote learning for all students, identifying key strategies to:

  • Use a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, team approach
  • Maintain students’ attention and enhance students’ learning
  • Help classroom teams apply, incorporate, and implement the strategies in practice through case studies, from a multi-disciplinary perspective

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Neurodevelopmental Treatment and Myofascial Release for Children with Neurological Disabilities

October 23-24, 2015: The continuing education hours obtained at this course qualify toward NDTA re-certification. Why can't this child play with his toy, verbally communicate his needs or sustain postural control for learning and social participation?

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Assessment and Treatment of Children with Oral Motor, Feeding/Swallowing and Respiratory Function Challenges: Children with Neuromotor Involvement

Feb 5-7, 2016: This course delivers clinically relevant assessment and treatment strategies for infants and children with neuromotor impairments and challenges to their oral motor, feeding/swallowing and respiratory function. A special emphasis is on postural alignment and control as well as on sensory factors that can influence a child’s feeding and swallowing. Effective treatment strategies to improve cheeks/lips, tongue, jaw and rib cage function will be highlighted. Participants will engage in extensive clinical problem solving via group case analysis and patient demonstration sessions.

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Connective Tissue Mobilization for Pediatric Therapists

Mar 5-6, 2016: This course is designed to introduce pediatric Physical and Occupational Therapists to the concepts and basic practices of connective tissue mobilization. Through structural alignment observation, and hands on practicum, participants will gain the ability to identify and treat connective tissue restrictions resulting in structural misalignments, which interfere with efficient functional movement. Treatments specific to children with neuromotor impairment, musculoskeletal injury, post-surgical scars, and torticollis will be explored. Case examples will be presented via pictorial description and video.

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Therapeutic Evaluation and Treatment of Toe Walking (Pediatric Equinus Gait) from a PT and OT Perspective

May 13-14, 2016: This course will teach clinicians to develop interventions based on etiologies to produce successful long term outcomes. Through an organized evaluation procedure, specific data will be used to direct the clinician to potential etiologies. Causes and appropriate intervention strategies are identified in order to utilize a systematic approach to developing an effective treatment plan.

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The Pediatric Brain: Functional Neuroanatomy, the Visual-Vestibular System and Treatment Applications

Oct 14-15, 2016: This course will provide physical and occupational therapists with a deeper understanding of the complex multi-system involvement of the brain in reflex integration, movement, learning, and daily functioning.

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