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Caseload to Workload: A Data-Driven Approach to School-Based OT and PT Services

Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA

August 3, 2017

Based on recommendations from the therapy professions, participants will identify methodologies for data collection, organization and analysis regarding the various activities and tasks they are asked...   Read More


Weaving Mindfulness and Visualization into Your Practice

Tere Bowen Irish, OTR/L

July 31, 2017

The 21st century child brings new challenges to the classroom. Teachers and therapists are trying to create a calmer environment to help students access the curriculum. This course will focus on techn...   Read More

 


A Conceptual Model for Vision Rehabilitation

Pamela Roberts, PhD, MSHA, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP

July 27, 2017

Vision impairments are prevalent after acquired brain injury. The purpose of this presentation is to describe a conceptual model for vision rehabilitation, explain its potential clinical inferences, a...   Read More

  


Kinesiotaping Case Studies

Krysta Rives, BS, COTA/L, CKTP

July 20, 2017

Elastic taping is often used to facilitate the body’s natural healing process. In addition, it provides support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion....   Read More


Integrating Movement Throughout the Day in a Classroom

Tere Bowen Irish, OTR/L

July 17, 2017

A variety of movement strategies, such as yoga, aerobic exercise, functional movement and active brain breaks, have been proven to increase neuronal activity, focus and arousal for learners. We will e...   Read More


Foundational Skills for Fieldwork Educators: Giving Effective Feedback

Amy Mahle, MHA, COTA/L

July 12, 2017

This introductory course explores one of the most powerful tools in teaching: giving effective feedback. This course examines types of feedback as well as the best methods for delivering feedback to f...   Read More


Sexuality in Long-Term Care: Open Your Mind (And Close the Door, Please)

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

June 29, 2017

What is sexuality and why is it so seldom spoken of when talking about older adults, particularly those in long-term care? Sexuality and intimacy are essential elements of one’s personality. Thus, i...   Read More


Occupational Therapy and the Path to Successful Return to Work

Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA

June 22, 2017

As occupational therapists, we spend more time with our patients/clients than any team member. The time we spend with patients can set the stage for a path to return to work. Learn how to integrate th...   Read More


Medication Management and Cognition

Jessica Crowe, OTD, OTR/L, Brooke Holland, OTD

June 19, 2017

This course will provide evidence-based strategies to promote improved medication management for clients with cognitive impairment. This course will include suggestions for evaluation and intervention...   Read More


The Importance of Self-Care: Caring For Yourself So You Can Care More

Erin Fritts, OTR/L, CHC

June 12, 2017

Stress and burnout for healthcare practitioners is a national epidemic. This course reviews practical approaches to reducing stress by focusing on what you can control, your reactions, which allows yo...   Read More

 


Supervising Assistants, Students, and Aides: Upholding Your Ethics in a Challenging Health Care Environment

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

June 7, 2017

This presentation will review the definitions of supervision as well as AOTA guidance related to supervising assistants, students, and aides in various healthcare environments. Real examples of common...   Read More


Evaluating Motor Recovery after Stroke: Application of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment for the Upper Extremity

Lisa Juckett, MOT, OTR/L

June 7, 2017

In the adult rehabilitation setting, occupational therapists are often responsible for addressing upper extremity dysfunction in the post-stroke population. Quantifying motor impairment through the us...   Read More

 


Speech Generating Devices: Determining Access

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 30, 2017

Augmentative Communication is often provided through Speech Generating Devices (SGDs). A wide variety of product options are available, yet all require the client to access the device itself. Access m...   Read More


Task Oriented Training at Home (TOTE Home)

Veronica T. Rowe, PhD, OTR/L, CBIST

May 24, 2017

This course will describe how to deliver task oriented training for hemiparesis after stroke in the home environment with the guidance of Motor Learning and Occupational Adaptation theories. It will g...   Read More


Fieldwork and Students with Disabilities

Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA

May 19, 2017

This course provides information about responsibilities for students with disabilities in fieldwork under the law. It looks at the roles and the responsibilities of faculty, academic institutions, fie...   Read More


The Role of OT in Pediatric Oncology

Laura Stimler, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT

May 15, 2017

During this short course, emphasis will be placed on common types of pediatric cancer diagnoses, treatment, and rehabilitation implications specific to occupational therapy throughout the continuum of...   Read More


The Role of OT in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Laura Stimler, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT

May 10, 2017

During this course, emphasis will be placed on common diagnoses, treatment, and rehabilitation implications specific to the pediatric intensive care unit setting. Attendees will be provided with relev...   Read More


Emerging Evaluation Tools for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

Jaclyn Stephens, PhD, MS, OTR/L, CBIS

May 8, 2017

In this course, I will introduce novel approaches for evaluating the behavioral and neural consequences of pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). I will describe the clinical utility of interdiscipli...   Read More

 


Spanish for Occupational Therapists

Sara Pullen, PT, DPT, MPH, CHES

May 1, 2017

This course will introduce occupational therapists to basic Spanish grammar and vocabulary to assist them in communicating with Spanish-speaking patients. Participants will also learn to take a basic...   Read More


OT and PT Support for Literacy in Schools

Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA

April 27, 2017

In order to support efforts to increase student participation and improve studentperformance in literacy activities, school-based occupational therapy and physical therapy practitioners must understan...   Read More