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bullet AOTA 2016

For the 17th year in a row, Therapro exhibited at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago, which began on April 7th. I was reminiscing with Chris Bluhm, Chief Operating Officer of AOTA about the first time Therapro exhibited at AOTA. It was in Boston and was combined with the Canadian OT Association and called the CAN-AM Conference. He reminded me that there was an attendance of about 3200 therapists. Since then, it has grown and this year there was a record breaking 10,000 therapists!

Attention & Strength Kit

Calming & Stress Busting Kit

Fine Motor Olympics

Self-Care with Flair!

Autism Interventions
Imagine 10,000 therapists streaming toward our exhibit when the doors opened at the AOTA Conference & Expo Center in Chicago on opening day. Therapro had a prime, front row position that attracted big crowds all 3 days of the conference. Our Therapro team of OTs, including Filomena Connor, Ginger McDonald, Bhanu Raghavan, and Linda Gilles-Zirbes was well prepared for the crowds and calmly greeted all therapists that stopped at the booth offering consultation and introduction to products of interest.

Of great interest were the new revisions of the Therapro Fine Motor Olympics and the Drive-Thru Menus. Fine Motor Olympics is now in color! Oversize cards now show through color photographs children's hands performing grips and grasps that are essential to fine motor development and academic tasks. The Drive Thru Menus, Attention & Strength and Calming and Stress Busting have new illustrations and can now be purchased in an attractive, convenient kit. New cards have been added.

The Therapro-sponsored presentation from Self-Care with Flair authors Ginger and Bhanu drew a large, enthusiastic crowd. We enjoyed sharing the Therapro booth with two other eminent OT authors who were also popular conference presenters: Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS, OTR, C/NDT and Betty Paris, PT, MEd, C/NDT. Attendees eagerly sought their books and autographs for Autism Interventions and Is It Sensory or Is It Behavior?

The excitement and energy were electrifying at Therapro's largest exhibit of the year - we can honestly say that it was a sensory-rich experience!

Karen Conrad Weihrauch, PhD, OTR/L

Details on all Therapro offerings can be found at www.therapro.com and our blog. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest or contact us with any feedback or questions.

bullet Karen Moore to Speak at Therapro's Saturday Seminar

Karen Moore

One of our favorite Therapro authors, Karen Moore, MS, OTR/L will be presenting a Saturday Seminar on April 23rd at Therapro headquarters in Massachusetts entitled: A Sensory Perspective on Helping Adolescents and Young Adults Learn to Deal with Difficult Emotions. The focus of her interactive seminar will address a currently very hot topic: the ability of middle and high school students to self-regulate. Karen will offer ideas and activities from her new Sensory Connection Program: Curriculum for Self-Regulation.


bullet Website News


We have a new search engine, which will make it a breeze to locate your favorite Therapro products. Just type in the name of the product you want and voila - it will appear!

bullet 2016-2017 Therapro catalog

Therapro 2016-2017 Product Catalog

Our latest and greatest catalog is now available! Be sure to request your copy by calling us at (508) 872-9494 or (800) 257-5376; or emailing us at [email protected]. You can access the entire catalog online as well.

bullet Sale Bin

Sale Bin

See our Spring Mega Sale for some incredible deals!

Featured Product
These are some of the products that were popular at the AOTA Conference & Expo
Letter Treasure Hunt
Handwriting fun in the form of a great game! Practice your handwriting skills by writing letter and word treasures in your Captain's Log!
Letter Treasure Hunt
DTI: Laminated Card Series - Sensory Modulation & Positive Behavioral Strategies
Each front and back color card is packed with key concepts, strategies, and interventions for behavioral AND sensory modulation. Buy as a pack or individually.
DTI: Laminated Card Series
Fun Bites
Cuts kids' food into fun-shaped bite-sized pieces! Try with pancakes, sandwiches, cheese, fruit, brownies and more! A perfect size for creating finger foods.
Fun Bites
Tommy Toot
Blow into Tommy's hat with a soft breath and hear a pleasant toot-toot! Works with both inhalation and exhalation. Colorful and easy to grasp.
Tommy Toot
Whistle & Blow Toy Kits
The whistles in this collection are colorful and sturdy. Most feature moving parts as well as noise-makers to stimulate both ocular and oral motor skills.
Whistle & Blow Toy Kits
Saturday Seminars
All seminars are free, and are held Saturdays from 9-11 AM in our Showroom.

To check out what's coming up for our Saturday Seminar Series, just click on the News and Events Tab on our website. View past seminars and upcoming seminars, see speakers' descriptions of their seminars as well as their learning objectives. We hope that knowing what to expect from the seminar in advance will help you decide if it is one that you may wish to attend (or view on our YouTube channel).

Upcoming confirmed events:

April 23, 2016
A Sensory Perspective on Helping Adolescents and Young Adults Learn to Deal with Difficult Emotions
Speaker: Karen Moore, OTR/L, author of the Sensory Connection Program

May 7, 2016
What Is Hippotherapy and Why It Is An Effective Treatment Strategy
Speaker: Monica Wu, MS, OTR/L HPCS

October 15, 2016
Mindful Moments in the Midst of Caregiving: Quality of Life for Professionals and Parents
Speaker: Emily A. Zeman, OTD, MS, OTR/L

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