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Get to the root of children's issues. Maximize your time and impact. Create long-lasting change.

Courses with the latest evidence-based knowledge, translated into powerful, practical know-how.

Hands on Approaches Continuing Education gives you the ability to:

Address the root cause of emotional, behavioral and academic challenges

Implement a whole new range of effective tools and strategies - the very next day

Enable every child to experience real, permanent success

Featured Course

Connecting the Dots© on Reflex Integration, Part 1

Learn how to do a comprehensive evaluation of the effect of reflexes and neurochemical development on a child's physical, social-emotional and academic challenges.

Course Description

MNRI™. Vojta Method. RMTI™. Bobath Method.

You’ve taken courses that teach reflex integration methods. You have a good grasp of at least one or two methods, if not more.  You know the sensory systems and have heard that reflexes effect neurochemical development.

But no one ever taught you how to figure out which method to use for which child with which issues.

That’s one of the goals of our Reflex Integration course. You’ll come out with a comprehensive overview of six different reflex integration methods - and you’ll know which presenting issues each method is the most relevant to treat.

$315/$575 First Day/Both Days
  • Detailed items
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Full day Hands-on lab
  • Practical real-life tool box

Interested in group pricing? Contact Us

What you'll learn

How to evaluate and assess reflex integration issues, including:

  • Identify the effects of retained reflexes in relation to dysfunction of the sensory systems
  • Key primitive reflexes for the proper development of posture, balance and the acquisition of age appropriate developmental milestones
  • The connections between oral motor/feeding and language delays and retention of the oral and palmar reflexes
  • Key primitive and postural reflexes.

Connecting the Dots© on Reflex Integration, Part 2

Treatment Utilizing Reflex Integration Programs and Exercises for the School- or Home-Based Therapist.

Course Description

You've taken Connecting the Dots© on Reflex Integration, Part 1, and now have a handle on how to evaluate a child and determine what needs to be done to help.

Now the goal of treatment is at hand. You'll come out of this course with treatment ideas and protocols to help the children in your classrooms and homes with unintegrated reflexes, using evidence-based protocols and multiple reflex integration programs. You will know which method is the most relevant to treating presenting issues and how to use it effectively.

Connecting the Dots© on Reflex Integration, Part 2 is a course jam-packed with information and practical takeaways. This interactive course gives you a practical real-life toolbox through a hands-on all-day lab, before and after videos demonstrating actual client progress, detailed handouts, and more.

Clarity. Direct applications. The tools that make a difference.

If you ever felt puzzled about the best way to treat a young client with reflex integration issues, this is the course for you.

$575/$525 Standard/Group Discount
  • Detailed items
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Full day Hands-on lab
  • Practical real-life tool box

Interested in group pricing? Contact Us

What you'll learn

How to evaluate and assess reflex integration issues, including:

  • Relationship between the Moro reflex and anxiety.
  • Techniques to implement reflex integration protocols based on diagnosis.
  • Techniques to implement and adapt reflex integration programs for the school environment.
  • Techniques to implement reflex integration protocols based on diagnosis.

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Connecting the Dots© on Reflex Integration, Part 1

Understand the role of reflexes in a child’s physical, emotional and intellectual development, and how to effectively assess reflex issues.

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Connecting the Dots© on Reflex Integration, Part 2

Understand the role of reflexes in a child’s physical, emotional and intellectual development, and how to effectively assess reflex issues.

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Connecting the Dots© on Reflex Integration, Part 1

Understand the role of reflexes in a child’s physical, emotional and intellectual development, and how to effectively assess reflex issues.

Connecting the Dots© on Reflex Integration, Part 2

Connecting the Dots© on Reflex Integration, Part 2

Understand the role of reflexes in a child’s physical, emotional and intellectual development, and how to effectively assess reflex issues.

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A comprehensive, practical approach to assessing and treating executive functioning deficits in the classroom, clinic and home.

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Be up to date on ADHD research and its practical applications in student assessments, accommodations and interventions.

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Interoception

Help children be grounded and connected through internal body awareness. (Practical applications + the cutting-edge science behind them!)

Our mission is to empower therapists and educators with powerful knowledge and practical tools to create happier, healthier children in any setting.

The Approach Behind Hands on Approaches…

Your work as a pediatric therapist or educator is critically important. The impact you can have on a child's present and future functionality and happiness is indescribable.

You deserve support and tools to succeed in the very real struggles, challenges and frustrations you encounter:

  • Lack of time and resources preventing you from being as effective as you can
  • Balancing the needs of the child and the demands of the system
  • Seeing children who are stuck in a cycle of therapies for years
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Our Success...

We - Amy (Friedy) Guttmann-Singer and Evelyn (Roizy) Guttmann - experienced those challenges personally over our combined 40 years of OT in school and clinic setting.

We set out to learn, research, discover and develop effective approaches to solve them.

Today, our Hands on OT Rehab clinic helps countless families get to the root of their children's emotional, behavioral and academic issues. Children who were stuck in a cycle of therapies finally saw long-term progress and resolution.

...and Your Success

We want you to have access to these strategies which are deep, evidence-based, and yet simultaneously practical and immediately actionable.

We want you and the children you work with to experience long-term success.

Hands on Approaches courses give you the tools to uncover the cause underlying each child's presenting symptoms - and deliver focused, individualized therapy that gets both immediate and long-term results.

Come learn with us… and become the one people credit as having made THE difference in their lives.

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