ECHO TIES series announced

A series of free, web-based professional learning opportunities for Oregon therapists, organized by Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments, will feature a variety of speakers over the next several months.

The ECHO Therapy in Educational Settings sessions will be held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. No registration is required.

The purpose of the web-based series is to provide equitable access to best-practice knowledge through professional development, forums of collaboration and a supported learning community. The sessions are geared toward occupational and physical therapists and others who support children with orthopedic impairments and other motor challenges.  

Each session will begin with a 45-minute presentation with Q&A time, followed by a case study/didactic of an unidentified student.

The first session is scheduled for Wednesday and will feature Yvonne Swinth, professor and program director at the School of Occupational Therapy at the University of Puget Sound. Swinth will discuss “Best Practices in School Therapy.”

For a complete list of scheduled sessions, visit

The series is a part of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people.

The series is also sponsored by the Douglas Education Service District and the Oregon Department of Education.