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Education & Research

South Shore Therapies is committed to providing learning opportunities to promote awareness and understanding of a wide variety of topics that influence our clients and their families. We offer both in-house and off-site educational programs. Evening in-services at our facility occur monthly. In-services are an effective way to provide education and functional strategies for parents, teachers and other professionals. We encourage you to attend one in the near future.

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SST In-house in-services
Winter-Spring 2018

January 2018
Executive Functioning Deficits: Describes the varied aspects of executive functioning and provides strategies to address specific concerns.

February 2018
Behavior Basics: Understand the causes of behaviors and develop strategies to help children navigate tough and stressful situations.

March 2018
Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC): Defines low and high tech AAC and provides an overview of options.

April 2018
Executive Function Disorder: Executive functioning is defined as the cognitive process that regulates an individual's ability to organize thoughts and activities, prioritize tasks, manage time efficiently, and make decisions. This discussion will focus on the impact of executive functioning deficits, and provide strategies to address these areas of concern.

May 2018
Movement to Support Learning: This presentation will provide fun movement activities and Brain Gym exercises to support learning.

June 2018
Helping Hands-Fine Motor: This presentation will outline the foundations needed for fine motor development, as well as provide you with simple and creative activities you can do at home or in your classroom to promote the growth of these important skills.

Pre-registration is necessary so please call 781-335-6663 to sign-up. The cost is $25 per person.

Looking to Educate Your Staff?

South Shore Therapies has therapists that travel to present in-services and lectures for organizations that work with children. Our in-services generally run for 2 hours, including time for questions and answers. The following are some suggested topics. Contact us for more information and a fee schedule.

Off-Site In-Service Training
Presentation Topics

Our presenters are skilled speakers who are knowledgeable in a wide variety of topics and will work to gear the in-service to your facility and the client population you work with. Please contact us at info@southshoretherapies.com or by phone at 781-335-6663.

Consultations

Our staff has expertise providing consultation within the classroom and other school environments. We can develop strategies and intervention ideas for sensory regulation, feeding, language development, and executive functioning. If you are interested in setting up a consultation please contact us at info@southshoretherapies.com.

Seminars

Stacey Szklut, our Executive Director, is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of occupational therapy and sensory integration. She has been presenting seminars since 1988 in the United States and internationally.

Her courses have encompassed a wide variety of topics including sensory integration theory, assessment and intervention, observational analysis and clinical reasoning, oral motor intervention and feeding strategies, as well as lab courses on SI and NDT and postural, respiratory, oral supports.

She enjoys presenting workshops and has had the opportunity to teach with many other experts in the field including Dr. Josephine Moore, Diane Twatchman-Cullen, Valerie Olsen, Jane Koomar, Mary Margaret Windsor, Teresa May-Benson, Marie Anzalone, Suzanne Smith-Roley, Susan Young and Erna Blanche.

Stacey currently teaches courses on sensory integration intervention, assessment, and clinical reasoning. She also teaches an evidence-based practice course on Autism titled: Practical Intervention Strategies for Children. 

If you are interested in 1-2 day seminars for your agency please contact us at info@southshoretherapies.com.

Current Research

South Shore Therapies strives to keep families and therapists updated on the most current research topics that impact our children. Visit our Facebook page daily to see what everyone is talking about and to join in on the conversation! The bulletin boards in our Pembroke, Hingham, and Norwood clinics target specific learning opportunities each month for parents and caregivers, provide helpful community resources, and current research studies your child may be eligible to participate in.

Research Presentations

Our OT research team continues to have a strong presence at national AOTA conferences across the United States. Presentations highlight our successful therapeutic and educational programs, as well as our current research studies.

Additional Resources

At all of our facilities, we have a lending library for parents. There are numerous books on a variety of topics for you to choose from.

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