Event Details

HANDLE Level 3 Screener Course, In-person + online modules

  • 13 Aug 2023
  • (EDT)
  • 06 Feb 2024
  • (EST)
  • August 13-25, 2023: Chatham/Ghent, NY, USA. Plus onlinine modules
Course Description 

This course is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the practice and theory of the HANDLE approach, giving you a professional certification to apply in business or in your current work.

You will be taught to use the HANDLE Screening tool with people age five and over who want to address difficulties with academic learning, socializing, behavior or attention. Building on HANDLE Levels 1 and 2, you will further your knowledge of the processes of learning, both in yourself and others, become able to identify underlying neurodevelopmental issues that affect how we function, and learn to share this understanding with other people. You will learn to devise and teach individualized programs of HANDLE activities and make recommendations designed to help people achieve their goals with more ease and enjoyment. Completion of HANDLE Level 1 and 2 courses is a prerequisite for this course.


The course iconsists of an in-person module of 12 days (a day off on Aug 19) and a six month period of home study/distance learning.  There are also home study assignments.


Course Limited to 6 students

For more information, and information on the application process, please contact Instructor Elizabeth Frishkoff at:



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The application process is open to those who have attended HANDLE Levels 1 and 2.

Elizabeth Frishkoff, MSW, Certified HANDLE Practitioner and Instructor, has been working with the HANDLE approach for 27 years in clinical, school and home-based settings. From preschool students to nursing home residents, she serves clients with a wide range of life and learning challenge. - Primary Instructor

Carolyn Nuyens – Supervisory Instructor

Shifra Leiser, OTD, OTR/L – Support Instructor

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