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Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Housing, and Recovery

Sean Getty, MS, OTR/L

July 10, 2018

The American Occupational Therapy Association continues to promote the role of occupational therapy in mental health settings, as this is a core component of the Centennial Vision (AOTA, 2006) and a f...   Read More

  


Assistive Technology Development: From Design to Market

Jayne Knowlton, MS, OT/L

June 28, 2018

Becoming an entrepreneur can be exciting and daunting. The path from product concept to market can be demanding and fraught with barriers to success. This course will guide attendees on the process of...   Read More

 


Maternal Health and Occupational Therapy: Exploring Our Role with New Mothers

Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT

June 26, 2018

Being a holistic and client-centered health care provider, occupational therapy practitioners can have a positive impact on new mothers and help with a successful role transition to motherhood as the...   Read More


20Q: Adaptive Equipment Pioneer

Fred Sammons, PhD (HON), OT, FAOTA

June 13, 2018

Fred Sammons is one of the early pioneers in occupational therapy. He has been an occupational therapist for over 60 years. During that time, he has been an innovator in designing. manufacturing, and...   Read More

       


Perinatal Mental Health and Occupational Therapy - Part 2

Kiley Hanish, OTD, OTR/L

June 5, 2018

Part 2 of this course examines the impact of parental mental health on infant development. Opportunities for OTs to support mothers, the mother-baby dyad, and the entire family are explored.   Read More


Perinatal Mental Health and Occupational Therapy - Part 1

Kiley Hanish, OTD, OTR/L

June 5, 2018

Part 1 of this course explores mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period, identifies risk factors, and reviews manifestations of perinatal mental illness. It will also look at changes i...   Read More


Motor Skill Acquisition for Optimal Occupational Performance

Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L

June 4, 2018

This course focuses on how the motor learning model can promote motor skill acquisition throughout the lifespan. Utilizing dynamic systems theory, participants will learn how to provide feedback, adap...   Read More

 


Positioning the Pelvis

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 30, 2018

The position of the pelvis very much determines the position of the trunk and lower extremities and so achieving and maintaining the optimal position is critical. This course will present common pelvi...   Read More

 


Integrating Mental Practice to Improve Physical Rehabilitation Outcomes in Children

Ghazala T. Saleem, Ed.D., MS, OTR/L

May 24, 2018

This course will discuss the evidence-base and review the clinical applications of mental practice coupled with repetitive task practice to enhance physical rehabilitation outcomes in children.   Read More

 


YOU Can Help Administrators Support OT and PT School Practice!

Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA

May 21, 2018

Overseeing and supporting OT and PT personnel and service delivery can be a challenge for special education administrators. This course will help you help your administration attract, train, supervise...   Read More


Health Literacy: Effective Client Communication and Education

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

May 14, 2018

This session will review techniques for clear and effective communication, verbal and written communication with those from other cultures, writing and selecting easy-to-read health materials, and ass...   Read More


Prematurity: Diagnosis and Related Conditions

Rhonda Mattingly, EdD, CCC-SLP

May 7, 2018

This course provides an introduction to prematurity and co-occurring problems and diagnoses. The outcomes associated with early experiences, short-term complications, and long-term complications are d...   Read More

 


Typical Feeding Development: An Overview

Rhonda Mattingly, EdD, CCC-SLP

May 1, 2018

This course provides an introduction to multiple factors associated with feeding development and includes a review of typical milestones. A summary of conditions that can disrupt the normal process ar...   Read More

 


Positioning the Head

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 1, 2018

This course will discuss various strategies to optimize head position. First, we will explore strategies beyond the head support, including specific positioning interventions and addressing visual iss...   Read More

 


Yoga Supports for Addiction Recovery (Part 2)

Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500

April 23, 2018

Picking up where we left off in part 1, we will make a deeper exploration of Yogic supports for expanding long-term recovery from addiction. Understanding the philosophical foundations of yoga, the im...   Read More

 


Assistive Technology to Improve Classroom Performance

Pawan Preet Kaur, OTR/L, ATP

April 22, 2018

This course will outline various forms of low and high tech forms of assistive technology which may be incorporated into classrooms.   Read More

 


Balance & Outcome Measures

Sharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS

April 16, 2018

With the growing requirement to objectively measure impairments and utilize standardized measures to confirm patient changes, the ability to integrate and use outcome measures is a key skill necessary...   Read More

 


Energy Crisis! Mitochondrial Disease and its Effects on Daily Life

Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L

April 9, 2018

The mitochondrial cells in our bodies are responsible for creating 90% of the energy needed to sustain life and support organ function. The parts of the body that need the most energy, such as the hea...   Read More


Yoga Supports for Addiction Recovery (Part 1)

Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500

April 2, 2018

Yoga provides a dynamic support for expanding long-term recovery from addiction. Understanding the philosophical foundations of yoga, the principles of ayurveda (the medical science of yoga) and the u...   Read More

 


Accessible Therapeutic Horticulture with Micro-Dwarf Plants in Occupational Therapy

Ellen Pong, DPT, MOT, BA

April 2, 2018

This course will provide practical instruction on utilizing micro-dwarf tomato plants for provision of highly affordable and accessible therapeutic horticulture/gardening as a meaningful occupation, w...   Read More