Therapy 2000 Dallas Newsletter April-June 2017

Upcoming CEU Events

Hey! Come here! Look at me! And other ways to engage children with developmental delays

May 5th at Fort Worth office 9:30-11:30 AM

*Space is Limited*

860 Airport Fwy, Ste 210

Hurst, Texas 76054

Presented by Christie Gallaher, M.A., CCC-SLP

Course Description: One benefit of providing services in a child’s home is that we work with the child in his/her comfort zone. One drawback is that we often have to compete with a child’s favorite activities to engage him/her in therapy tasks. This session will help therapists identify new materials and strategies to engage children in therapy activities.

Approval is pending for 2 CEUs by TOTA, 2 CEUs by TSHA, and for 2 CCUs from TPTA.

Play Based Therapy in the Home: Achieving Functional Outcomes through Play

June 9, 2017 at Lone Star, 9:00am - 12:15pm

Kathy Clapsaddle, CCC-SLP and Stephanie Cone, PT, MPT

Class Description: The goal of home based therapy services is to achieve intervention outcomes functional to the home and community, and there is no more functional activity for children than play. Play incorporates intervention targets from all disciplines and is the “work” of childhood. But how do we use play as a framework for intervention? This course will address the research behind play as an intervention model and will discuss the play behaviors of children with typical play skills and how those are impacted by a range of disabilities. Participants will learn play based intervention strategies for children, across ages, including strategies for adapting play for children with significant disabilities and resources for supporting parents in the work of play! Further, they will learn to document play based interventions in a medically necessary plan of care.

This event is open to OT/ST/PT including OTAs, SLPAs, and PTAs.

This course is pending approval for 3 TOTA, approved for 3 TSHA CEUs and pending 3 TPTA CCUs.

Swallow Function Tool Kit – Revised with Goal Writing

June 23, 2017 at Lone Star, 10:30am - 12:30pm

Presented by Chessa Jones, MS, CCC-SLP & Paige Howell, MS, CCC-SLP

This course will review completing a comprehensive bedside evaluation, including using cervical auscultation and palpation. This training will also focus on developing a treatment plan and goals based on evaluation of feeding and swallowing. Goals will be written based on the SMART guideline (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-based).

This event is open to OT/ST

Approval is pending for 2 CEUs by TOTA, approved for 2 CEUs by TSHA

Linked: Breathing & Postural Control

This CEU is being hosted by our East Texas division...all are welcome:

July 21, 2017 at:

One Realtor Center

2772 S SE Loop 323

Tyler, TX, 75701

8:30-4:30 PM

Course Description: This course will challenge the practitioner to make a paradigm shift; acknowledging the importance of the cardiopulmonary system as an integral component of postural control for patients of all ages. The speaker will present a model of postural control (Soda Pop Can Model) that demonstrates how breathing mechanics are linked to motor and physiologic behaviors. This is the cornerstone for the speaker’s multi-system clinical approach to the evaluation and treatment of trunk and/or respiratory impairments for patients with weakness or paralysis. The speaker will finish the day by presenting how to use this information clinically to develop positioning and ventilatory strategies that establish the pulmonary system as an asset rather than a liability for patients. The speaker’s private practice is primarily pediatric, but she will demonstrate the applicability of this material to adult patients as well.

This event is open to SLPs/STAs, OT/OTAs and PT/PTAs.

This course is pending approval for 7 CEUs by TOTA and TSHA and 7 CCUs by TPTA.

For more information and link to register:

New Employee

Tenessia Sharp, OTR, joined us at the end of March, and will be working in the Garland/Mesquite area. She recently graduated from TWU, and we are so happy she is with us.

Tenessia Sharp. OTR

Happy OT Month to all our OTs

We appreciate you!

Erin Bellue, Dallas ST/TM, earned her 3rd ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ASHA ACE Award). To earn this award you must complete the equivalent of 70 contact hours (or more) of continuing education within a 36 month period. She’s leading by example. Way to be a life long learner, Erin!

Erin Bellue, M.S., CCC-SLP

4/09 Tami Farrell, PT

4/12 Joyce Carter, OT; Kelly Spencer, OT

4/15 Alice Anderson, PT

4/21 Emily Blalack, PT; Araceli de la Rosa, Physician Liaison

5/1 Heather Wise, SLP

5/7 Anne Sullivan, OT

5/13 Erin Bellue, SLP; Christian Stevens, Director of Human Resources

5/14 Maria Sanchez, Lone Star Office Custodian

5/15 Bret Maison, Community Relations Representative

5/17 Vanessa Richardson, Executive Director of Clinical Excellence and Quality Assurance

5/24 Chris Moody-Musick, SLP

5/30 Sarah Do, PT; Jessica Kelley, PT

5/31 Erin Pepe, OT; Tenessia Sharp, OT

6/1 Karen Crain, PT; Yeisha Culp, PT

6/6 Kelly Centi, SLP

6/9 Evelyn Turcios, Physician Liaison

6/20 Theresa Hill, OT/Division Director

6/24 Tracey Raith, PT

Happy Anniversary

Happy T2K Anniversary to the following employees:


12 Years: Meri Linscomb, SLP

10 Years: Michiko Escobido, OTR

6 Years: Megan Ramos, SLP

3 Years: Anna Rotter, SLP


7 Years: Alice Anderson, PT

5 Years: Diana Lund, COTA

4 Years: Jessica Kelley, PT


9 Years: Vanessa Flores, OTR

7 Years: Karen Lewis, OTR

5 Years: Michelle Acosta-Nabarrete, SLP; Richard Martinez, SLP-A, Jessica Lampert, OTR

2 Years: Caitlin Deville, PT

1 Year: Chase Young, SLP

Happy HOUR :)

We've decided to schedule a couple of non-hosted happy hour events, for our Dallas group. We hope you can join us. We've chosen Chuy's because...they have a FREE "fully loaded nacho car"! You are welcome to bring someone along if you like.

Friday May 12th, 4:30-6:30 PM

4544 McKinney Ave at Knox- Henderson Dallas, TX 75205

Friday May 19th, 4:30-6:30 PM

3908 Dallas Pkwy Plano, TX 75093

We Are Hiring!

We offer a referral bonus (payable after 90 days of hire date) of $1,000 for Full-time, $500 for Part-time and $250 for PRN.

OT Openings

Part-time south Mesquite/Balch Springs/Forney

Part-time South Dallas

PRN Denton

PRN Frisco NEW

PT Openings:

PRN Oak Cliff/South Dallas NEW

ST Openings

Full-time Cedar Hill/Desoto

PRN Garland

PRN Grand Prairie/Irving NEW


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