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Education and Professional Development

PTN provides professionals with unique opportunities to receive high quality continuing education. We are also constantly developing new opportunities for mentorship and training programs that support occupational and physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, educators, and other health care professionals to further develop their skills and increase their knowledge.

View the Opportunities below to learn more about upcoming events.

Sensory Integration & Yoga in Aruba on December 12-17, 2019

Join us for a Boutique Learning Experience designed as continuing education for therapists, clinicians and practitioners as part of an amazing retreat! Gain expertise in pediatric yoga through a sensory based approach while rejuvenating, pampering and preventing burnout. Return to work invigorated, with a new network of colleagues you will continue to collaborate with throughout the year.

Meet the instructor, Amber Ramseyer, MS, OTR/L, SWC, CYT is an occupational therapist who currently works at Pediatric Therapy Network (PTN) in Torrance CA, an internationally renowned pediatric clinic specializing in sensory integration theory and intervention as originated by A. Jean Ayres. She has advanced training and certification in sensory integration and administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests as well as advanced certification in swallowing assessment and intervention. Amber is the author of the book A Therapist's Guide to Yoga in Pediatrics: A Sensory Based Approach. Amber has completed her 200 hour yoga certification and is certified to teach yoga for children with special needs.

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Fun with Food! A Sensory Integrative and Neuromotor Approach to Feeding
in Hawaii on December 4 - 8, 2019

A boutique learning experience designed for continuing education for Occupational Therapists as part of an amazing retreat. Gain expertise in pediatric feeding while rejuvenating and pampering yourself.

Meet the instructor: Joan M. Surfus, OTD, OTR/L, SWC has been practicing in pediatrics for over 25 years. Master's and Clinical Doctorate from Misericordia University. Dr. Surfus is the Clinical Coordinator of Occupational Therapy and the feeding specialist at Pediatric Therapy Network in Torrance, California and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Southern California. She has expertise in pediatric intervention with an emphasis in sensory integration, feeding, oral-motor and dysphagia, and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Surfus is certified to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) and is a current instructor for the Chan USC Sensory Integration Certification. She teaches regularly in these areas both nationally and internationally.

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