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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 Dena Bishop, OTR/L
Course: #3373 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will identify the multiple benefits to cursive writing, examine the various obstacles to cursive writing, and compare and contrast popular cursive writing programs. Participants will be able to effectively communicate with school staff of the importance of cursive writing versus keyboarding in the curriculum.
Presented by Dena Bishop, OTR/L
Course: #3372 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This presentation will examine the skills necessary for handwriting success, compare popular handwriting programs and identify modifications and adaptations that can be used next day in the classroom. Participants will be able to effectively communicate the importance of penmanship in schools and provide the best programs and accommodations to make students successful.
Presented by Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH
Course: #9098 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
Engagement of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) populations is critical to providing culturally-responsive care and population-based health to reduce health disparities. This session provides an overview of LGBTQ health disparities, demographics, and terminology, as well as key strategies for bringing high quality care to LGBTQ people at health centers and other health care organizations. Participants will also learn about inclusive and effective communication with LGBTQ patients.
Presented by Janet Wright, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Course: #3445 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This introductory course will provide a brief overview of dementia and look at sensory based strategies to reduce challenging behaviors and improve engagement in functional activities.
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.
Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention With Children and Youth: A Guiding Framework for Occupational Therapy
Presented by Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Course: #3380 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
The aim of this presentation is to provide a foundation for conceptualizing occupational therapy's role in mental health promotion, prevention and intervention when working with all children and youth -those with and without disabilities and/or mental illness- in schools and community settings. Content reflects a public health approach to occupational therapy services at the universal, targeted, and intensive levels.
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.