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About Professional Growth Seminars

Professional Growth Seminars (PGS) takes pride in offering high quality workshops, seminars and study groups. We are dedicated to offering hands-on, personalized services to meet the needs of our professionals each and every day. 
Director Laurie Kalb's creativity and pulse on the pediatric health care and educational communities helps her know what the most critical topics are for educational, health care and social service professionals.
Through Laurie Kalb OT and Consulting Services, LLC, she draws on her extensive experience developing and implementing customized, innovative workshops, trainings and speaker presentations, including: 
  • Handwriting Without Tears ®
  • Rosemary White DIR Approach ®
  • SPD Foundation Intensive Mentorship Training
  • Assistive Technology



"The workshop presentation on understanding Sensory Processing and Fine Motor Development in Early Childhood reinforced how each child needs to be offered opportunities to explore through his/her senses, and also be encouraged to develop and apply motor planning strategies. It was refreshing to listen to a presentation which was carefully planned and presented by a woman who is committed to helping provide caregivers and teachers the tools and understanding to help our children experience success as they make meaning of the environment."

An early childhood educator 


"Your presentation/workshop was valuable and relevant to each of our grade levels. Your visual and verbal examples enabled us to implement many of your suggestions as early as today."

An elementary school principal

Laurie Kalb is director of Professional Growth Seminars (PGS)

A licensed pediatric occupational therapist, Director Laurie Kalb is the author of professional articles about handwriting, vision therapy and occupational therapy, and has served on state level OT advisory counsel and association boards.


Laurie founded the premier pediatric occupational and physical therapy practice in Essex County, New Jersey more than 20 years ago and continues to lecture, consult, mentor and lead in the field.


Director Laurie Kalb has also been the facilitator of an esteemed multidisciplinary study group of over 140 professionals specializing in aspects of pediatric therapies for more than 15 years.


Please feel free to contact Laurie with your questions or suggestions about how she can assist you in your professional growth. 

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