Upcoming Speakers

Eileen Richter, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA

Ms. Richter graduated with a BS in occupational therapy from the College of St Catherine and earned her Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Minnesota. She has over 40 years of pediatric experience in a variety of settings, including children's hospitals, public schools, preschools and neonatal intensive care units. She has extensive background in sensory integration theory and treatment, is NDT certified, and has completed the NDT Baby Course. She has lectured throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Asia on topics related to sensorimotor integration, oral motor/respiratory development and pediatric occupational therapy. 

Ms. Richter helped establish and Co-Directed the Avanti Camp in Wisconsin (a sensory integration summer camp for children with sensory processing disorders) for many years. Ms. Richter has been instrumental in bringing continuing education opportunities to thousands of therapists around the country through Professional Development Programs and is now developing therapeutic equipment and other resources under the brand Richter Active Integration Resources (RAIR).

 

Ms. Richter has published several professional books and articles on sensory-motor integration assessment and treatment for children with developmental delays and sensory processing dysfunction, including, MORE: Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions, the MORE DVD and Out of the Mouths of Babes, Sensorimotor Integration for Developmentally Delayed Children and The Sensorimotor Performance Analysis.

 

Learn more about Eileen at: www.richterair.com; www.eppicot.com

 
Disclosure Statement: Mrs. Richter has an ownership interest in Richter Active Integration Resources.  She receives royalties from her publications and therapeutic equipment. Ms. Richter receives an honorarium for presenting her courses.
Upcoming Events

On-Demand Webinar

Using Gravity to Facilitate Sensory Motor Development in Infants & Young Children

Available: November 16, 2020 to December 13, 2020

CEUs: 5.25 Contact Hours (.525 AOTA CEUs)

Cost: $180* USD

*Group discount for $10 off for groups of 5 or more  

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Kim Barthel, BMR, OTR
Kim Barthel is a sought-after speaker and occupational therapist, best-selling author and internationally recognized clinician in the area of childhood trauma, attachment theory and sensory processing. Kim provides cutting-edge insights into the neuroscience of childhood trauma and travel extensively worldwide to educate and empower therapists, educators, parents and caregivers to support vulnerable children. Kim’s mission is to support the conscious evolution of the human spirit.
Learn more about Kim at: https://www.kimbarthel.ca/
 
Disclosure Statement: Ms. Barthel is co-founder of Relationship Matters Consultancy, Inc. Ms. Barthel receives an honorarium for speaking. She also receives revenue from any direct sales of her publications.
Upcoming Events

On-Demand Webinar

Trauma-Sensitive School Based Practice In Turbulent Times

Cost: $215* USD 4-part series, $55 USD per individual session

*Group discount for $10 off for groups of 5 or more  

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Live Webinar

Masterclass in Clinical Reasoning in Telehealth

November 10, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:20 pm CST

CEUs: 3 hours (.3 AOTA CEUs)

Cost: $90* USD

Group discount for $5 off for groups of 5 or more  

Email at Education@integrativeot.org for a coupon code 

Lunch & Learn

Sleep as a Contribution to Regulation

January 7, 2021, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CST

CEUs: 1 Contact Hour (.1 AOTA CEUs)

Recording available 2 weeks following the webinar

Cost: $30* USD

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Sheila Frick, OTR/L

Sheila M. Frick; OTR/L, is an internationally esteemed clinician, lecturer and pioneer in Occupational Therapy. She has over 20 years of clinical experience, having worked in psychiatry, rehabilitation and home health before specializing in pediatrics. Her expertise includes sensory processing dysfunction, sensory integration and auditory interventions. She created and continues to expand Therapeutic Listening®, which she has taught to over 10,000 therapists worldwide. She also lectures on such topics as clinical neurology, respiration, the vestibular/auditory system, and various auditory interventions. She is the creator and author of Listening with the Whole Body, and co-author of Core Concepts in Action, Astronaut Training, and Out of the Mouths of Babes.

Learn more about Sheila at: https://vitallinks.com/

 

Disclosure statement:  Mrs. Frick is president of Therapeutic Resources, Inc. of which Vital Links is a subsidiary.  She receives an honorarium for speaking.  Mrs. Frick is married to Ronald Frick, president of Vital Sounds, Inc.

Upcoming Events

Live Webinar

Inner Ear, Inner Drive: Unlocking the contributions of the auditory & vestibular systems October 20, 2020, 9 am – 12 pm CST

Cost: $90* USD

*Group discount for $5 off for groups of 5 or more  

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Michelle Emanuel, OTR/L

Michelle Emanuel has 23 years of experience as a Neonatal / Pediatric Occupational Therapist.  She has worked in neonatal intensive care Unit (NICU), pediatric critical care (PICU), cardiac intensive care (CCU) outpatient and private practice. Michelle was a level II staff OT at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for over 17 years in direct patient care as well as participation in research and education.  Currently she is in full time private practice, Whole Body LLC and her office, TummyTime! ™ Method Headquarters, is in Cincinnati, OH.   Michelle has a wide variety of knowledge and skills which includes Embryology, Newborn/Infant Development, Pre & Perinatal Psychology, Autonomic Nervous System Regulation and Resiliency, Infant Sensory Processing, Polyvagal Theory, Baby Massage and various forms of Manual Therapy.  She developed and began teaching TummyTime! ™ Method classes in 2005.   Michelle is licensed and registered as an Occupational Therapist, a National Board-Certified Reflexologist and 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher.  She is also certified in CranioSacral Therapy, Divine Sleep™ Yoga Nidra, Reflexology, Infant Massage, Baby's First Massage, Butterfly Touch Massage, Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment Scale (NOMAS) and the Infant Behavioral Assessment (IBA).    Michelle has trained in evaluation and scoring of the Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP), Hammersmith Infant Neurological Examination (HINE) and is reliable in the General Movements Assessment (GMA) at the Advanced Level.

Learn more about Michelle at: www.TummyTimeMethod.com

Disclosure statement: Ms. Emanuel is the founder of Whole Body LLC and the TummyTime! ™ Method Headquarters.  She receives an honorarium for presenting at the Symposium. 

Upcoming Events

Lunch & Learn

Polyvagal PopUp: The Neuroscience of State Behavioral Organization

November 3, 2020, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm CST

Cost: $30* USD

*Bundle & Save!  Sign up for November, December & January Lunch & Learn Series events at once for $75 total, just $25 per session!