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Center for Innovative OT Solutions, Inc.

Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI) Certification Course
The ESI is an observational assessment of a person's quality of social interaction during natural social exchanges with typical social partners.  This certification course is being taught by the assessment's creator, Anne G. Fisher.  Dr. Fisher received the 1998 Eleanor Clark Slagle lectureship and in 2017, the American Occupational Therapy Association identified her as one of the 100 influential persons in occupational therapy's 100 year history.

The Evaluation of Social Interaction is a valid and reliable assessment:


  • For clients 2½ years and above, including older adults.
  • Appropriate for people of any diagnosis (include well or at risk).


 By the end of an ESI training course, participants will be able to:


  • Administer and score the ESI in a valid and reliable way.
  • Interpret ESI results, including computer-generate reports.
  • Write occupation-focused documentation using the ESI skill item taxonomy.
  • Document occupation-centered client goals.
  • Design occupation-centered interventions using ESI results.
  • Compare two ESI observation results to measure change over time.
Date/time:  January 10 - 12, 2018 (Wednesday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 5 PM)
Location:  Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado
Cost:  $795 for OTs and $635 for OT Students
Click here for registration information: 
Please visit our website for more information: (select ESI and scroll to the 2018 courses).




Learn, Teach, and Participate - NMOTA brings the Networks to you.

From our Annual Conference, to the online classroom, NMOTA strives to bring you the very best opportunities for continuing education,  community awareness, and professional networking found in New Mexico. We are reaching out across the state, to engage both the Rural and the Metropolitan members of our profession in the effort to stay ahead of the curve, by adopting new technologies and expanding upon existing resources, promoting Occupational Therapy in our state legislature, and working together to build an even stronger community base of Students, Educators, and Practitioners, as we carry the "Distinct Value" of Occupational Therapy to those we serve... 


Project ECHO: A Revolution in Medical Education and Care Delivery

Project ECHO is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.

How does it work?

Project ECHO links expert specialist teams at an academic hub with primary care clinicians in local communities. Primary care clinicians, the spokes in our model, become part of a learning community, where they receive mentoring and feedback from specialists. Together, they manage patient cases so that patients get the care they need. Although the ECHO model makes use of telecommunications technology, it is very different from telemedicine

Get Involved

Interested in bringing Project ECHO to your practice? If you are in New Mexico, you can join a teleECHO clinic. If you are elsewhere, join our Introduction and Orientation events or learn more about what it takes to replicate ECHO.

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ECHO events

Project Echo - UNM School of Medicine - The University of New Mexico - (505) 925-4122






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