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SEEC - N.D. School-Based Occupational & Physical Therapy Conference (2023)

SEEC - N.D. School-Based Occupational & Physical Therapy Conference (2023)

Thursday, September 21, 2023 8:00 AM - Friday, September 22, 2023 4:00 PM (CDT)


This two-day conference is coming back to engage and empower school-based therapists in the realm of occupational and physical therapy. With a focus on supporting therapists to refine, strengthen, and deepen implementation around evidence based-practices and current research, the conference sessions are specifically designed for school-based therapists.  This year, the conference will share practices, extend learning, build connections, and provide expertise from national and state-based experts, as well as provide therapists with meaningful specific-to-ND content. The topics include awareness of self in space, functionally assessing and treating vision, motor learning, supporting motor needs with goals, best practices for our state, and 504 plan information. We are excited to provide this conference with a variety of sessions that address and support the efforts and continuous improvement of work being done across the state. This is approved for 13 credits for ND OTs and PTs.


  • Dr. Melissa K. Gerber, OTD, OTR/L - Education Resources, Inc.
  • Josephine Bardabelias, PT - Education Resources, Inc.
  • Michelle Woodcock, ND DPI Special Education Regional Coordinator
  • Rachel Tabler, ND DPI Assistant Director of Educational Improvement & Support

DELIVERY:  This 2-day conference will be delivered over 2 days FACE-TO-FACE.

AUDIENCE: OTs, OTAs, PTs, PTAs, and Special Educators

CREDIT:  13 hours of continuing education training are awarded to learners who complete this course.  This is approved for 13 credits for ND OTs and PTs.

IMPORTANT: You must know your license number to write down on the attendance sheet; you will be required to sign-in and sign-out each day you attend.


Individual N.D. Therapist: $299 per person

Individual Out-of-State Therapist: $349 per person

Holiday Inn Fargo
3803 13th Ave S
Fargo, ND 58103 United States

Thursday:  Harvest Hall

Friday: Great Hall

Event Contact
Melissa Mellgren-Hollerung
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Thursday, September 21, 2023 8:00 AM - Friday, September 22, 2023 4:00 PM (CDT)

Day 1 Schedule

7:30 AM - 8:00 AMRegistration
8:00 AM - 11:15 AMSession 1Awareness of Self in Space: Strategies to Address Gross Motor to Fine Motor Skills (3 hrs)
11:15 AM - 12:15 PMLunch
12:15 PM - 4:00 PMSession 2
(select one)
OPTION 1: Functionally Assessing and Treating Visual Processing, Visual Perception and Visual-Motor Deficits (3.5 hrs)

OPTION 2: Motor Learning: Tools to Enhance Academic Skills Through Movement (3.5 hrs)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PMSocial Hour (optional)

Day 2 Schedule

7:30 AM - 8:00 AMRegistration
8:00 AM - 12:15 PMSession 1Aligning Strategies to Support Motor Needs with Curriculum Goals (4 hrs)
12:15 PM - 1:15 PMLunch
11:15 PM - 2:45 PMSession 2
LRE, FAPE & Eval, Oh My! (1.5 hrs)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Session 3Section 504 Plans (1 hr)

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