TIES Conference 2019

April 4 & 5, 2019

First 100 registrants receive a FREE copy of Dr. Bone's book "Rich Brain, Poor Brain: Bridging Social and Synaptic Gaps in Schools".

Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Sign-in

Featured Keynote 8:30-10:30 a.m. - Dr. Linda Bone

Rich Brain, Poor Brain: Change the Therapy Game is a cutting-edge keynote based on the book by popular author Dr. Linda Karges-Bone, a six-time National Title 1 presenter. Can we change the outcomes for the brains and minds of children who live in poverty by simply treating them as if they are wealthy? Dr. Bone shares the fascinating research on how cortisol affects the brains and bodies of children and then "flips the equation". Boldly "borrowing" from the programming found in wealthy, highly successful schools and programs, Dr. Bone proposes the LEAP model, a way to "replicate" rich brain experiences with few or no resources. In particular, this keynote infuses a sense of positivism and wonder in the minds of participants. Instead of the typical negative, frustrating tone of "It isn't fair" ...Dr. Bone's session will turn the tables and ask "Why not make it fair?"


Additional Breakout Sessions

1) Brain Tips for Creative Therapists

2) Grant Writing for Therapists Who Want Really Cool Stuff


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Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, Break 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

GAYL BOWSER, M.ED, CONSULTANT

The World Wide ECHO Project and Oregon’s ECHO TIES


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TOM KEATING, FOUNDER-CEO COGNITOPIA

Using Web-Based Applications to Support Consistency in Therapeutic Routines and Adherence Across Supporters and Settings


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Kevin Chaja, App Developer

Augmented Reality Tools: The Future is Now


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Susan Cushman, Family Support Director UCP Oregon

Unique Grief Process for Parents of Children with Disabilities


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Go Baby Go

Thanks for the Support! Creating Postural Supports with PVC and Cardboard

A hands-on session

Limited to 25 attendees

Thursday, Lunch 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Linda Bone

Brain Tips for Creative Therapists


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GAYL BOWSER, M.ED, CONSULTANT

Jo Flomer

Why We Need Implicit, Daily Handwriting Instruction and How Therapists Can Champion the Change!


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Ryan Zeedyk

Tools for Transitioning to Trauma Informed Teams


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Go Baby Go

Switch It Up: Modifying for Access

A hands-on session

Limited to 25 attendees

Thursday, Break 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Thursday, 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Dr. Linda Bone

Grant Writing for Therapists Who Want Really Cool Stuff


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Denise Swensen & Kate Stribling

A Collaborative Approach for Successful Part C to Part B Transition


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Linda J. Williams & Ely Sanders

Katie-Ann Berry & Fiona Mains

How to Win Friends and Influence People: Strategies for Engagement and Motivation in the School Setting



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Shannon Wagner, OTD, OTR/L & Chris Jones

Using Facter to Build Capacity in School Teams and Increase Student Independence


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Thursday, 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Networking and Vendor Walk


Featuring BBYOB -Bring and Bling Your Own Book - Bring one children's board book and have fun adding page fluffers and tactile bling!

Presenters Friday, April 5, 2019

Featured Keynote 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Ginny Paleg, DScPT, MS, PT

My Journey from Mobility to Prevention

As a young physical therapist, I gravitated to the children who could not talk or move. I sought the latest training (NDT 8-week course and MOVE). I scoured the literature for evidence, spending many hours at the NIH and National Medical Libraries (this was before the internet!) As new approaches were presented, I visited their preachers and spoke with families and children who were partaking in these therapies (HBO, CE, TAMO. MEDEK, Adelisuit, Chailey, Vojta, Anat Banal, Patterning,

etc.) Each time, I tried to collect some data and draw conclusions. By 1994, I submitted my first abstract to a national conference (AACPDM).

What I learned was that when children were active and participating, this fun translated to function. When children began to move, they became healthier. Now that I have a doctorate and have learned more about evaluating research and publishing, I can begin to connect the dots between mobility and prevention. When children are supported to sit and play with their hands, bear weight, step and explore their environment at the same age as typical children, muscle and bone respond in positive ways. We now have specific interventions to improve reach, grasp, hips, spine, range of motion, spasticity, vision, etc. At the root of all of these interventions is active mobility without long periods of immobility. This session will share stories of discovery that intertwines case presentations and evidence to leave the participant excited to be a pediatric therapist. Your core beliefs and thirst for evidence will be strengthened. Join Ginny Paleg in laughter and tears as we learn about her journey from mobility to prevention.


Additional Breakout Sessions

1) Hyopotonia

2) Early Intervention: Using Equipment to Enhance Coaching


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FRIDAY, 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 A.m.

Alison Hinson, Director of Behavioral Health for Douglas ESD

Behavior Bias and Childhood Mental Health Influences Part 1

This training will guide participants to explore their own bias about behavior as one area of many influences on children’s behavior. Additional factors that influence children’s behavior and mental health will be explored as well as some strategies for minimizing escalating behaviors during school activities.


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Ginny Paleg, DScPT, MS, PT

Friday, Lunch and Vendor Walk 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Alison Hinson, Director of Behavioral Health for Douglas ESD

Behavior Bias and Childhood Mental Health Influences Part 2

This training will guide participants to explore their own bias about behavior as one area of many influences on children’s behavior. Additional factors that influence children’s behavior and mental health will be explored as well as some strategies for minimizing escalating behaviors during school activities.


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Ginny Paleg, DScPT, MS, PT

Early Intervention: Using Equipment to Enhance Coaching


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Friday, 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Focus Group Discussions

Focus Group

Creating a Strengths-Based Brochure With Your Students

led by Katie Diez, OT HDESD

FOCUS GROUP

Emergency Evacuation Procedures

led by Camille Robinson, DPT WESD

Focus Group

Feeding in Education Environments

led by Brooke Gentle, OT LBLESD

Focus Group

Safe Lifting Procedures

led by Rebeccah Bieri, OTDR/L SOESD

Location & Lodging

Valley River Inn

1000 Valley River Way, Eugene, OR 97401

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Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments

1871 NE Stephens St

Roseburg, OR 97470