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Presented by Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #3437 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover potential upper extremity surgeries for the individual with Cerebral Palsy, post-operative therapy protocols and anticipated functional changes related to the surgeries.
Presented by Amber L. Ward, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP/SMS
Course: #3409 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Many times the OT practitioner may come across less common neurological conditions in their clients, and be unsure as to precautions and management. This course will provide an overview of uncommon progressive and static neurological conditions and OT practitioner management.
Presented by Sindhu Narayan, OT/L, RYT200
Course: #3315 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course discusses various meditation techniques and the neural mechanisms associated with the practice of meditation based on current evidence. Further, it provides an outline for utilizing meditation as a therapeutic OT intervention in the elderly with cognitive dysfunction.
Presented by Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA
Course: #3397 Level: Advanced2 Hours
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 to perform in their districts. They will learn how to utilize this data to help inform and influence administrative decisions regarding therapy staffing and service delivery.
Presented by Tere Bowen Irish, OTR/L
Course: #3421 Level: Introductory1 Hour
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 techniques and strategies that call for quietness, peacefulness, and kindness.
Presented by Tere Bowen Irish, OTR/L
Course: #3319 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
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 explore the many types of movement that can be introduced into today’s classrooms.
Presented by Amy Mahle, MHA, COTA/L
Course: #3344 Level: Introductory1 Hour
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 fieldwork students.
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Course: #3343 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
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, it is important that residents, staff, and therapists in LTC have skills to effectively and compassionately address sexuality including misconceptions, personal and cultural views or biases, and barriers. This course explores the perceptions and perspectives of residents, staff, caregivers, and family members related to sexuality and intimacy. The course provides opportunities for people who have not given this topic much thought to consider their views, identify barriers, consider consent, and facilitate solutions and strategies when sexual expression becomes problematic. The specific role of occupational therapy related to intimacy with various diagnoses including diabetes, CVA, cancer, and arthritis is reviewed.
Presented by Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA
Course: #3368 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
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 the occupation of work, return to work concepts, and policies that promote return to work into practice to encourage patients/clients to return to their worker role.
Presented by Jessica Crowe, OTD, OTR/L, Brooke Holland, OTD
Course: #3279 Level: Introductory1 Hour
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 to help occupational therapists integrate medication management into their plan of care.