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Articles for OT CEUs

The Treatment of the Pediatric Hand Patient: Part II "Congenital Conditions"

Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT

February 2, 2016

This presentation will build on the foundational information provided in Part I. It provides the learner with specific information on the evaluation and treatment of the congenital hand patient and th...   Read More

Plan Organize Work Evaluate Reward Finish!: A Multi-faceted Occupational Therapy Program to POWER! Executive Function

Nicole Quint, Dr. OT, OTR/L

January 29, 2016

This presentation focuses on understanding the development of executive functions in children and adolescents and how they are influenced by learning style and sensory processing style. Participants w...   Read More


Creating a Successful Transition From Teenager in School to Young Adult in the Workplace

Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L

January 19, 2016

Transition from school to the work force is inevitable yet many teenagers and young adults remain unprepared. As occupational therapists, we are in a unique position to assist in transition planning,...   Read More


An Evidenced-Based Approach to Fall Risk Assessment

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

January 19, 2016

This seminar reviews the definition of a fall and risk factors related to falls. Evidence-based assessments demonstrated to be predictive of risk are reviewed as they relate to occupational therapy pr...   Read More

The Treatment of the Pediatric Hand Patient: Part I

Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT

January 17, 2016

This course will outline the evaluation and treatment principles for the pediatric orthopedic hand patient, including the traumatic hand injured patient, and how it differs from the adult hand populat...   Read More


Succeeding at Life's Occupations Following Brain Injury

Amanda Acord-Vira, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS

January 7, 2016

This presentation will highlight the common obstacles and barriers for participation in life’s occupations for individuals following brain injury. An overview of interventions to facilitate continue...   Read More


Augmentative and Alternative Communication - The Role of the Occupational Therapist

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

December 22, 2015

In this particular course, we will be covering the definition and what AAC (Alternative Augmentative Communication) is. We will talk about the importance of the team when we are working to determine c...   Read More

Tablet Applications

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

December 16, 2015

As clinicians, we need to use a variety of tools to improve independence and participation for our clients. Apps are only one of those tools. As fun as these are, it is easy for people to focus only t...   Read More


Alcohol and the Older Adult

Susan Swinehart, OTD, MS, OTR, FAOTA

November 24, 2015

In terms of the incidence, the population of people 65 and older is increasing. It is currently at 13%, and by 2020, it will be at 16%. Of those individuals 65 and older, almost one-fifth of them meet...   Read More


ICD-10: Making the Transition

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

November 23, 2015

With the transition to ICD-10 approaching quickly on October 1, 2015, providers of therapy services need to begin and/or continue their training in ICD-10 as it applies to therapy services provided in...   Read More

Shoulder Preservation in Spinal Cord Injury

Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD, CPAM, CKTP

November 18, 2015

It has been reported in the literature that anywhere from 30 to 78% of patients with spinal cord injury have shoulder pain. That number varies a lot because of the definition of pain. Where is the pai...   Read More


Pediatric Outcome Measures in Neurorehabilitation

Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD, CPAM, CKTP

November 13, 2015

It is important to help us obtain information about the individual to establish a baseline of performance, measure progress, predict future performance, and to identify or measure specific traits or b...   Read More


Seating for Special Populations: Pediatric, Geriatric, Bariatric, and Degenerative

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 11, 2015

We are addressing seating in the context of specific populations today. We are going to provide some considerations when working with pediatrics, geriatrics, bariatrics, and clients whom have degenera...   Read More


Medications in an Aging Population

Michelle Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP, BCACP

November 6, 2015

You are likely to see a growing population of people over 65. One of the things that we will talk about today is that there really is not a magic cutoff. This age is often used in the literature to de...   Read More

Occupational Therapists Treating the 'Whole Person' in Primary Care: How Do We Do That?

Sue Dahl-Popolizio, DBH, OTR/L, CHT

November 5, 2015

I presented on this topic of the unique value of OT and primary care at the AOTA Conference this year with a team of other presenters. This is something that is really gaining traction both with occup...   Read More

Low Vision Rehabilitation: Assessment & Treatment Strategies for Older Adults

Elsa Zavoda, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, CLVT

October 30, 2015

What is low vision? Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by medical or surgical intervention and is severe enough to interfere with the performance of activities of daily living...   Read More


Cultural Implications in Occupational Therapy Assessment and Intervention

Sean Getty, MS, OTR/L

October 30, 2015

In order to understand how culture affects occupational therapy and how we could use this both in assessment and in our treatment planning and throughout our treatments, we first have to look at the d...   Read More

Sensory Integration, Sensory Processing and Evidence for Practice

October 28, 2015

Thank you for that nice introduction. Today’s topic is sensory integration, sensory processing and evidence for practice. During my twenty-seven years as an OT, and working in pediatrics for most of...   Read More

Seating: Matching Client Needs to Product

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 21, 2015

Today's webinar is Seating: Matching Client Needs to Product. We are going to be talking about various categories of seating systems, including primary support surfaces, the seat and the back, seconda...   Read More


An Overview of Electronic Aids to Daily Living

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 20, 2015

As we move through this topic of Electronic Aids to Daily Living or EADLs, we are going to cover various categories of these basic EADLs, and multifunction EADLs, and will define what those terms mean...   Read More