This October, while you’re planning your Halloween costumes and parties, you should also start thinking about your end-of-year continuing education requirements. It’s SCARY to be scrambling to get your hours completed in December! Complete your courses this month, and by October 31, you can relax and have fun! Here are some other great events and promotions on OccupationalTherapy.com:
Happy World OT Day
World OT Day falls on October 27th. This is a great day to promote our profession and educate others about the great work we do. The WFOT brings together over 80 national occupational therapy professional organizations. Use their great resources to get the word out and celebrate all things OT! To celebrate, OccupationalTherapy.com is having a one-day promotion of $89/year for unlimited access to our great library. This offer is for new members only, so tell a friend or colleague if you already enjoy the benefits of membership! To access the promo code, follow us on Facebook.
OTI Journal Club
If you missed our first Occupational Therapy International Journal Club, the recording is now available in our library. Mark your calendars for our next quarterly installment on 12/7, from 11:00 am-12:00 pm, EST. Guest author Dr. Kinsuk Maitra, from Florida International University, will present Meta-analysis on Cognitive Rehabilitation and Traumatic Brain Injury. Save the date!
Developmental Coordination Disorder Series
Check out this NEW 4-part video series on Developmental Coordination Disorder! Presented by top UK authors, in partnership with Pearson, this series will introduce you to the DCD population, describe the motor and non-motor characteristics across the lifespan, provide insights into assessments and tools, and supply handwriting and ecological interventions. A "Fab 4" compilation not to be missed!
Mental Health Practices and Programs Virtual Conference
The current mental health system is very diverse, especially as it applies to occupational therapy practices. This five-part series, organized by Guest Editor Elizabeth Cara Ph.D., OTR/L, MFC, will give a comprehensive overview and highlight the difference between psychosocial strategies for all clients and strategies for clients in mental health. The remainder of the conference will describe current and future trends and provide an insight into mental health interventions across the age span. Join us October 26-30. All courses are at Noon EDT.
We don’t know about you, but after a night of trick-or-treating, we like to curl up with a scary movie and some popcorn. Here are a few suggestions for FRIGHTENINGLY good continuing education courses to go along with our favorite horror flicks
- The zombies in "Night of the Living Dead" might learn to vary their diets a bit if they took Strategies for Picky Eaters by Britt Collins, MS, OTR/L.
- Those kids in "The Blair Witch Project" could have learned a thing or two from this course: Series: iAccess Using Video Modeling and iPad Technologies in Schools by Cindy Nankee, OTR/L, ATP.
- Michael Myers from "Halloween" and Jason from "Friday the 13th" were truly scary without saying a word. They might have had more to say if they had taken: Strategies for Teaching Social Skills by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
- Is there a Poltergeist in your house moving your keys around, or did you just forget where you put them? Perhaps this course can help: Improving Memory Using the Spaced Retrieval Technique for Occupational Therapists by Megan L. Malone, M.A., CCC-SLP.
- If only Dr. Frankenstein had taken this course, he might have thought twice before bringing his monster to life: Prevention of Medical Errors by Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA.
These and hundreds of other courses are available with an OccupationalTherapy.com membership at the GHOULISHLY low price of $99 per year – so join now! If you don’t complete those CEUs soon, your decision may HAUNT you!
Fawn Carson MS, OTR/L, ATP