LaGrange Area Department of Special Education

Optimizing Outcomes through Developmental and Collaborative Approaches to Pediatric Orthotics - OT/PT CONFERENCE ONLY

 School Based Occupational and Physical Therapy Conference: Supporting Student Outcomes


  •  8:00 am - 9:00 am Check In
  •  9:00 am - 4:00 pm Sessions
  •  Noon - 1:00 pm Lunch (provided)


$125.00 Registration Fee - included breakfast and lunch. Credit Card Payments ONLY. No refunds will be issued for any reason


Registration will open at 8:00 am 9/15/22 and will close when sessions are full or 10/15/22,  whichever comes first

There will be no wait list. Once a session reaches room capacity, it will close and will not allow additional registrations. If the session is full, it will not accept your registration.


After a long wait, we are pleased to present the tenth biennial conference as a forum to share and discuss methods that support best practices for school therapist and promote positive student outcomes. Many of this year's presenters are nationally renowned as experts in fields relating to occupational and physical therapy services delivered in the educational setting. Attendees will expand their understanding of how to utilize their expertise and knowledge to support all students in the school environment.


Due to the continued spread of Covid cases, we ask that you wear a mask at all times with the exception of eating and drinking. Presenters may opt to remove their masks.



Presenter:  Robert Novak, CO/LO

Session: Optimizing Outcomes through Developmental and Collaborative Approaches to Pediatric Orthotics - OT/PT CONFERENCE ONLY

Room: 260

Location:  NIU Naperville Campus

Date:  10/28/2022
Time:  9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Rob Novak is a Certified Orthotist and the Practice Manager of Transcend's Burr Ridge, Illinois and Merrillville, Indiana locations. With more than 15 years of experience, Rob brings his knowledge and expertise to life through his positive attitude and passion for working in a family-centered, patient-focused atmosphere. He enjoys working collaboratively with Physical Therapists and Physicians to help patients reach their greatest potential. Rob has taken the initiative to develop several new partnerships which have helped to expand the company's pediatric focus. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Science from the University of Illinois and obtained his Certificate in Orthotics from Northwestern University.


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Transcend’s certified clinicians are dedicated to helping you develop the best treatment plan for each patient. This interactive course is designed to address and meet challenges commonly faced by children with neuromuscular deficits. Physical therapists and orthotists can benefit from understanding why their patients are struggling to meet a goal and why it’s important that they accomplish it. Surestep’s Education Team has worked closely with families and patients to develop a course that addresses these challenges and provides solutions to facilitate successful goal attainment. Participants will develop a strong understanding of deficits leading to and consequences of poor trunk and head control, as well as toe walking. Building on that foundation, attendees will learn to evaluate and assess for orthotic solutions.

Continuing Education

IDFPR (Continuing Education Units): Clock Hours - 6
PD Clock Hours (ISBE Evidence of Completion Form): PD Clock Hours - 6


LADSE is a Continuing Education Sponsor for Social Workers, Speech/Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, and Occupational Therapists.






NIU Naperville Campus

1120 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL 60563


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