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Aquatic Therapy Basics - Principles and Benefits

Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT

September 22, 2017

Aquatic Therapy Basics will focus on why we use water as a modality in our clinics. We will discuss the principles of water and how these impact our treatments. We will learn the contraindications, pr...   Read More

 


Chair Yoga for Every-Body

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

September 18, 2017

This course will provide introductory information for seated chair yoga for patients of all ages and abilities.   Read More


Therapeutic Use of Self and the Power of Occupation: Dancing to the Beat of the Music

Kristine Haertl, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

September 13, 2017

This presentation will discuss the role of client-centered care in occupation based practice. The featured presenter will discuss the power of narrative, connection to the client, multiple ways of kno...   Read More

 


Seating and Mobility within the Long Term Care Setting

Vikram Pagpatan, MS, OTR/L, ATP

September 8, 2017

This course will provide the clinical information needed to evaluate clients for seating and mobility needs within a long term care setting. Clinical information on the evaluation, subsequent recommen...   Read More

 


Wound Care: Basic Concepts and Treatments

Jennifer A. Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS

September 6, 2017

This course will discuss basic wound care definitions, concepts, and treatments. Participants will be able to identify wound types based on clinical presentation, suggest appropriate dressings and tre...   Read More

   


Cerebral Palsy and Post-Op Treatment

Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT

September 3, 2017

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.   Read More

 


20Q: Overview of The Stress Management Questionnaire

Franklin Stein, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

August 30, 2017

I want to introduce an exciting new series on OccupationalTherapy.com. This series will be a Salute to the OT Leaders. It will be in a 20 question format to learn more about these leaders, their histo...   Read More

 


Importance of Penmanship - Printing

Dena Bishop, OTR/L

August 23, 2017

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....   Read More


Management of Less Common Neurological Disorders

Amber L. Ward, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP/SMS

August 22, 2017

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 pr...   Read More


Importance of Penmanship - Cursive

Dena Bishop, OTR/L

August 18, 2017

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...   Read More


Sensory Strategies for Dementia to Reduce Challenging Behaviors

Janet Wright, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

August 13, 2017

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.   Read More


Meditation and Neural Mechanisms: Cognitive Applications in the Elderly

Sindhu Narayan, OT/L, RYT200

August 9, 2017

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 medita...   Read More

  


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