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Neurobiology of Addiction: Implications for Occupational Therapy Intervention

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

February 15, 2019

Efforts to treat addiction are hampered by prejudice and a public view that treats it as a disorder of self-control, not a disease. We will explore how advances in addiction research, that if dissemin...   Read More

 


SimQ: Simulations in Allied Health: Where We Are and What's Ahead?

Carol C. Dudding, Ph.D.

February 8, 2019

This SimQ article provides some key information regarding the current status of simulations in Allied Health, including a discussion of the factors which account for the emerging interest in this lear...   Read More

 


Occupational Therapy Considerations for the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Patient

Laura Stimler, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT

February 6, 2019

This course is designed to provide essential evidence-based information on occupational therapy evaluation and treatment of pediatric clients following stem cell transplantation. Considerations for al...   Read More

 


Introduction to Hippotherapy for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

January 28, 2019

This course reviews DIR/Floortime as an excellent approach and tool for the OTP to structure their understanding of a child’s functional developmental emotional capacities. Using this understanding,...   Read More


Wheelchair Positioning: Pressure

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

January 22, 2019

A main goal of wheelchair seating is pressure management, specifically to prevent development of pressure injuries. This course will present pressure injury definitions, staging, etiology and specific...   Read More

 


Wheelchair Positioning: Postural Care

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

January 21, 2019

This course reviews the goals of wheelchair seating include managing posture and pressure as well as providing stability for function. Postural care addresses positioning outside of the wheelchair, pa...   Read More

 


Understanding Normal Aging

Ron Carson, OT, OTD, MHS, CLT

January 16, 2019

This course will identify normal aging principles and successful aging principles as well as identify normal age-related dysfunctions. Implementation of these principles into clinical goals and interv...   Read More

 


The Unique Role of Occupational Therapy in the Treatment of Individuals with Parkinson's Disease

Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L

January 13, 2019

This is part two of a two-part series on Parkinson's disease. This course focuses on the use of appropriate and specific outcomes to develop a person-centered, occupation-based approach to treatment o...   Read More


The Importance of Early Mobility

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

January 8, 2019

This course presents the importance of early mobility, including research which has linked early power mobility to specific developmental skills. Augmented mobility, providing power mobility to very y...   Read More

 


The Unique Role of Occupational Therapy in the Evaluation of Individuals with Parkinson's Disease

Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L

January 2, 2019

This is part one of a two-part series on Parkinson's disease. This course provides an introduction to Parkinson's disease and the impact of the many symptoms on function and participation. A person-ce...   Read More


Occupational Therapy's Role in Delirium Assessment, Prevention, & Management within the Intensive Care Unit

Lyndsay Laxton, OTR/L, Meghan Morrow, OTR/L

December 30, 2018

Patients experiencing delirium during their hospital admission have an increased mortality rate, increased hospital length of stay, and decreased level of functional independence for ADL/IADL performa...   Read More

  


Fidelity To Sensory Processing Interventions: What Are The Differences Between The Various Approaches And Interventions?

Bryan Gee, PhD, OTR, BCP

December 27, 2018

Sensory processing approaches are imbedded in how occupational therapy professionals are trained and practiced. This course will provide an overview of diverse sensory processing approaches and interv...   Read More


Ergonomics in Early Childhood: Strategies for Childcare Workers

Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT

December 19, 2018

This course will discuss the role that ergonomics can play to improve the health and wellness of childcare workers. It will also explore the physical demands of childcare related tasks and the risk fa...   Read More

  


20Q: Interview with an OT Scholar and Historian

Kathlyn L. Reed, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, MLIS

December 18, 2018

Kathlyn L. Reed is a distinguished occupational therapist who has been a clinical practitioner, a professor at Texas Women’s University, author of significant books in occupational therapy, historia...   Read More

 


Electromyographic (EMG) Biofeedback: Applications in Rehabilitation

Sindhu Narayan, OT/L, RYT200

December 17, 2018

This course describes the use and benefits of EMG biofeedback in rehabilitation. It also provides a review of its clinical applications based on current evidence.   Read More


OT Professionals and Home Health 101

Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD

December 14, 2018

This course will help OTR’s and COTA’s increase knowledge and confidence when working in the dynamic, and often chaotic, world of home health. OT professionals will learn the fundamentals and help...   Read More

 


An Evidenced-Based Approach To Conservative Management Of Trigger Finger

Dianna Lunsford, OTD, M.Ed, OTR/L, CHT

December 10, 2018

This course will provide an overview of trigger finger including the anatomy, etiology, incidence and prevalence. This course will also discuss the current evidence based approaches to treating trigge...   Read More

 


Tools to Promote Healthy Eating Patterns in OT Clients

Gina Ord, MS, OTR/L, Yanet Bravo, BS, OTS

December 5, 2018

This course will focus on how nutrition is addressed in the OT Practice Framework and how to apply evidence-based nutrition resources to your OT practice. Examples will be provided on how to utilize t...   Read More

 


Returning to Activity Following Concussion

Amanda Acord-Vira, EdD, OTR/L, CBIS

December 3, 2018

This course will provide information on occupational therapy's role in helping their clients return to activity following concussion. Topics to be covered include an overview of concussion, occupation...   Read More


Maintenance Therapy in Home Health Revisited: Part 2

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, CEEAA

November 19, 2018

The Medicare Benefit for Home Health under Part A includes both restorative care and maintenance therapy. The Benefit Manual clearly states that coverage determination for maintenance service provided...   Read More

  


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