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Hippotherapy: A Tool To Achieve Occupational Therapy Treatment Goals

Barbara Smith, MS, OTR/L

February 15, 2017

Hippotherapy is a uniquely, exciting and effective intervention that involves using a horse as a tool to achieve therapeutic goals. Occupational therapists can use the emotional bond between rider and...   Read More

  


Empowering OTAs To Be Exceptional Fieldwork Educators

Amy Mahle, MHA, COTA/L

February 6, 2017

OTAs may be initially unsure if they are prepared for the responsibility of hosting and training a fieldwork student. Through this course, participants will learn strategies to effectively educate the...   Read More


Fun, Practical, Client-Centered Activities to Encourage Social Emotional Development in Pediatric Practice

Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L

February 1, 2017

This course emphasizes social emotional learning (SEL) to promote successful occupational participation and performance for children. Social emotional learning emphasizes the process of how children d...   Read More

 


New SNF Quality Measures: How OTs Can Boost Facility Performance

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

January 24, 2017

This session provides a detailed overview of the six new quality measures and their impact on 5-Star Quality Rating. Attention is given to those measures related to successful community discharge, sho...   Read More

 


Sensory Profile 2: What's New And What Stayed The Same?

Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

January 20, 2017

There is always trepidation when an assessment we have come to rely on gets updated. In this session we will discuss the changes in the Sensory Profile 2 and illustrate the best ways to use the new in...   Read More

 


Self-Catheterization: OT Considerations

Rachel Galant, MSNM, OTR/L

January 18, 2017

This course will review different patient populations who may use self-catheterization and how nurses and OTs can be a great team in this training process. It will be important to discover if a patien...   Read More


Getting a Grip on Research Writing and Scholarship

Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

January 16, 2017

This course will educate individuals on the structural conventions of scholarly writing and what the common research publication guidelines are. Participants will learn about the inner journey of writ...   Read More


Getting A Grip On Research

Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

January 13, 2017

The presentation aims to review and simplify the strategies used in thinking about research, connecting the clinician’s knowledge to steps of research methodology. Participants should have some know...   Read More


Raising Early Awareness: Early Detection of Psychosis Symptoms in Adolescents - A PIER Model Review

Michelle Burlyga, MS, OTR/L

January 5, 2017

As follow up from the previous course “Promoting Early Intervention in Mental Health,” this course will focus specifically on the progression and current innovative work of early detection for pro...   Read More


Community Mobility for Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practitioners

Wendy Stav, Ph.D., OTR/L, SCDCM, FAOTA

January 3, 2017

This course reviews community mobility concerns and approaches for children and communities to support safe independent mobility throughout the community. The course will focus on multiple modes of mo...   Read More

 


Dementia Management: Evidence-Based Interventions to Reduce Unwanted Behaviors

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

December 27, 2016

OTs can apply evidence-based interventions to improve dementia care. This session reviews the etiology of common behaviors. Cognitive-emotion, multi-sensory, animal-assisted, and exercise intervention...   Read More


Theory of Occupational Adaptation: Making Connections between Theory, Practice and Research

Lorrie George-Paschal, PhD, OTR/L

December 13, 2016

The presentation will increase participants’ knowledge of OA, introduce instruments to guide practice based on OA, and present results for an OA mentoring program for adolescents assigned to a juven...   Read More


Abilities Based Approaches to Treatment of Persons with Dementia: Part 2

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

December 12, 2016

This course will provide guidance on best practice for the treatment of persons with dementia including review of evidenced based approaches. Additionally, this course will describe methods for interv...   Read More


The Impact of Mindfulness-Based Interventions on Pain, Mental Health, and Well-Being

Cindee Quake-Rapp, PhD, OTR/L

December 5, 2016

This presentation will identify the neural mechanisms supporting mindfulness-based interventions for pain relief, stress reduction, and general well-being, and the overall impact on mental health.   Read More


Upper Extremity Custom Orthotics - Part 2

Vanessa Roberts, MS, OTR/L, CHT, CPAM

December 1, 2016

This 2-part series will address basic information for creating and modifying custom thermoplastic orthotics for the upper extremity. Education learned from this series will be beneficial to those work...   Read More


Like a River; An Introduction to the Kawa (River) Model

Michael Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT, BSc

November 28, 2016

This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview to the newest substantial Model of Occupational Therapy. Directed to Students, Clinicians and Educators; the structure, concepts and principles...   Read More


Service Delivery: Preparing for the ATP Exam

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 17, 2016

The RESNA Assistive Technology Professional certification examination includes questions from a variety of content areas. One of those areas is Service Delivery. This module will cover the content are...   Read More


Legislation: Preparing for the ATP Exam

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 17, 2016

The RESNA Assistive Technology Professional certification examination includes questions from a variety of content areas. One of those areas is Legislation. This module will cover the content area inc...   Read More


Upper Extremity Custom Orthotics - Part 1

Vanessa Roberts, MS, OTR/L, CHT, CPAM

November 16, 2016

This 2-part series will address basic information for creating and modifying custom thermoplastic orthotics for the upper extremity. Education learned from this series will be beneficial to those work...   Read More


Abilities Based Approaches to Assessment of Persons with Dementia

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

November 14, 2016

This course will provide guidance on best practice for assessment of persons with dementia including methods for evaluation of cognitive function and the environment. Additionally, this course will de...   Read More


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