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20Q: Mental Health and Homelessness Advocacy

Sharon Gutman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

September 6, 2019

In this edition, we highlight Dr. Sharon Gutman's career and contributions to occupational therapy. Dr. Gutman is a distinguished author, researcher, and professor at Columbia University. Sharon was t...   Read More

 


Disability in Agriculture: AgrAbility and Occupational Therapy

Paul Jones

September 3, 2019

This one-hour session provides an overview of the prevalence and causes of disability in agriculture, the structure, services, and resources of the USDA AgrAbility program, and technologies appropriat...   Read More

 


DIR/Floortime: A Practical Tool For Occupational Therapy Practitioners

Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

September 3, 2019

DIR/Floortime is an excellent approach and tool for the OTP to structure their understanding of a child’s functional developmental emotional capacities. This course will go over effective interventi...   Read More

 


Occupational Therapy Approach to Assessment and Intervention in Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders

Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L

August 27, 2019

This course introduces Atypical Parkinsonisms and the impact of the many symptoms on function and participation. Emphasis is on the use of evidence-based practice to develop a person-centered, occupat...   Read More


Pain Management in Long Term Care

August 16, 2019

Effective pain management is essential to one's quality of life, their wellbeing, and it's a key element in all aspects of successful rehabilitation. This course will review an effective pain manageme...   Read More


Developing In The NICU: Interventions For The Early Brain, Part 1

Jenny Jolly, MS, OTR/L, Caroline Molder, MS, OTR/L

August 8, 2019

What fires together wires together: every experience from birth onward has an impact on brain development. Premature Infants experience birth trauma and lengthy hospitalization affecting how they deve...   Read More

   


Wheelchair Seating: Considerations for the Hands-Free Sitter

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

August 5, 2019

Wheelchair seating is designed to provide postural support and alignment, stability for function and mitigate pressure issues. This course will address assessment and intervention when working with a...   Read More

  


Suicide Awareness, Assessment and Intervention

August 4, 2019

This empirically supported course will address suicide awareness, screening, intervention, and referral principles. Suicide assessment tools and management principles that are used with specific age g...   Read More


Harnessing Nature for OT: The Evidence Therapists Need to Develop Programs and Implement Interventions in Nature

Gina Kaplanis, MS, OTR/L

July 25, 2019

Occupational therapy rarely occurs outside of 4 walls. There is substantial literature that participation outdoors has significant health benefits. This evidence is shared and example programs are ide...   Read More

  


The Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) Certification: An Overview

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

July 22, 2019

The Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) certification recognizes competence in assessment and intervention. This course will cover what this certification is, who the SMS is designed for, why it was...   Read More

  


Introduction to Early Intervention

Jessica McMurdie, OTR/L

July 12, 2019

Have you ever wondered, "Is birth to three for me?" Learn more about Early Intervention as a practice setting as well as the key areas that OTs can make a difference in the lives of infants, toddlers...   Read More

 


Perspectives on Yoga Inputs in the Management of Chronic Pain

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

June 27, 2019

Chronic pain triggers changes in brain structure that are linked to depression, anxiety, and impaired cognitive function. This course reviews new research that shows that practicing yoga has the oppos...   Read More

  


Finding the Sweet Spot in Functional Cognitive Intervention: Grading Tasks to Maximize Outcomes

Angela Reimer, OTD, MOT, OTR, CBIST

June 24, 2019

This course focuses on educating therapists on how to develop treatment sessions to address functional cognition. Additionally, strategies to appropriately grade intervention to provide the "just righ...   Read More

 


Innovations in Geriatric Care: Sleep and the Challenge of Aging (Day 5)

Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L

June 18, 2019

This course will discuss specific sleep challenges in the elderly as well as appropriate staff responses and treatment options. Specific discussion on sleep culture in our residential environments, an...   Read More


Generating Data to Develop an Occupational Profile

Patricia Bowyer, EdD, MS, OTR, FAOTA, SFHEA, ACUE

June 12, 2019

This course will provide an overview of a process that can be used to systematically develop an occupational profile using an occupation theory as the guide. Tools linked to the theory will be introdu...   Read More

 


20Q: An Expert in Developmental Coordination Disorder

Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

June 5, 2019

In this edition, we highlight Dr. Sharon Cermak’s career and contributions to occupational therapy. Dr. Cermak is renowned for her expertise in Developmental Coordination Disorder. She was selected...   Read More

 


The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach to Eating Disorders

Sabina K. Gojraty, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS

May 30, 2019

This course is designed to provide evidence-based information on the cognitive behavioral therapy treatment approach for eating disorders. Various occupational therapy treatment techniques and interve...   Read More

  


Modifying Approaches to Improve Outcomes for Children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Their Families

Dan Dubovsky, MSW

May 29, 2019

This course presents an overview of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The role of occupational therapy and how and why approaches need to be modified for individuals with an FASD are highlighted...   Read More


SIMQ: Common Misconceptions About Simulations

Lauren Mullen, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE

May 25, 2019

This SimQ article addresses some of the common misconceptions surrounding the use of simulations.   Read More


Facilitating Occupational Therapy Groups in Mental Health and Other Practice Settings

William Lambert, MS, OTR/L

May 24, 2019

A variety of groups and group intervention activities will be presented that may be used in mental health, skilled nursing, school-based and a variety of other practice areas. This presentation addres...   Read More

  


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