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Skilled Nursing Facility Interventions: Positioning Around The Clock Matters

Tamara Kittelson, MS, OTR/L, ATP/SMS

December 13, 2023

Therapeutic positioning for residents of skilled nursing facilities can lead to better sleep quality and daytime alertness, with reduced pain and agitation when provided skillfully throughout the day...   Read More

 


Skilled Nursing Facility Interventions: Applying GEMS States, A Case Study Utilizing Positive Approach To Care

Emily Briggs, OTR/L, RAC-CT

December 7, 2023

The previous course in this series introduced you to Teepa Snow and her Positive Approach to Care. This course will take the skills and techniques learned and apply them to a case study to illustrate...   Read More

 


5 Sensory Strategies for the Holiday Season

Elisabeth Bahr, OTD, MS, OT/L

December 7, 2023

Occupational therapists can help prepare families for sensory overload during the holidays.   Read More


Skilled Nursing Facility Interventions: An Introduction To Teepa Snow And Positive Approach to Care

Laurie Walther, MS, CCC-SLP

December 6, 2023

There is so much more to supporting a person living with dementia than just knowing they have the diagnosis. This presentation will introduce you to Teepa Snow, the Positive Approach to Care, and skil...   Read More

 


Trauma Informed Care: What Does An Occupational Therapy Practitioner Need To Know?

Aditi Mehra, DHSc, OTR/L

November 17, 2023

The significance of recognizing and addressing the complex impacts of trauma on both clients and practitioners, to not only tailor interventions that foster holistic healing and growth but also empowe...   Read More

   


Working with Children Exhibiting Difficult Behaviors: 6 Tips for OTPs

Elisabeth Bahr, OTD, MS, OT/L

November 14, 2023

Continued offers strategies for OTs working with children who exhibit challenging behaviors.   Read More


The Pruning Effect On The Teenage Brain (It’s Not Just Hormones)

Tere Bowen-Irish, OTR/L

November 14, 2023

Adolescent brain changes during puberty will be highlighted in this course. We will consider how these changes may affect behaviors and participation in life tasks. What we used to blame on hormones i...   Read More

  


From Meltdowns To An Occupation-Centered Approach For Self-Regulation And Management

Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L

November 1, 2023

How to incorporate sensory strategies for emotional management and self-regulation in pediatric practice is emphasized in this course. Emphasis will also be on preventing behaviors and meltdowns relat...   Read More

  


Occupational Therapy And Fatigue After Cancer

Jantina Kroese-King, Occupational Therapist/Clinical Epidemiologist

October 27, 2023

A comprehensive understanding of the challenges posed by fatigue after cancer treatment and how occupational therapy can play a pivotal role in managing this condition is covered in this course. Fatig...   Read More

  


Integrating Evidence Based Keyboarding

Teresa Vance, OTR/L

October 26, 2023

Participants will learn the importance of keyboarding skills for literacy participation in this course. Participants will understand keyboarding skills and identify interventions related to children f...   Read More

 


AquOTic! A Therapeutic Aquatic Intervention For Kids On The Autism Spectrum Podcast

Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Erika Kemp, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

October 25, 2023

Kids on the autism spectrum are particularly vulnerable to drowning incidents. Occupational Therapy practitioners have a unique skillset to help autistic kids and their families learn to swim and be s...   Read More

 


Supporting Regulation As A Foundation For Effective Therapy

Lyn Bennett, OTR/L

October 24, 2023

In order to engage, attend, and meet the expectations or demands of any situation, an individual needs to be regulated. This course will explore different aspects of regulation and dysregulation. It w...   Read More

  


Employing Verbal De-Escalation Strategies In Occupational Therapy

Megan Paben, MOT, OTR/L, ASDCS

October 12, 2023

Participants will learn about verbal de-escalation strategies and how to employ these strategies in OT sessions.   Read More

 


Safe And Sound: Training Occupational Therapists To Enhance Autism Safety And Support

Tara Warwick, OTD, MS, OTR/L

October 5, 2023

The necessary skills and knowledge for occupational therapists to create a safe environment for individuals with autism in various settings will be reviewed in this comprehensive course. Through inter...   Read More

  


Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion In The Occupational Therapy Profession Podcast

Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Cristina Reyes Smith, OTD, OTR/L

October 3, 2023

The occupational therapy profession continues to address the effects of bias and discrimination on clients and practitioners. This presentation seeks to address ways occupational therapy personnel can...   Read More

  


Addressing Executive Function Deficits For Return To Work Following A Brain Injury

Yvonne Monti, OTD, OTR/L

September 27, 2023

An overview of executive functioning deficits that persist following a brain injury, interfering with an individual’s ability to return to their prior employment, will be reviewed. The course will a...   Read More

    


Occupational Therapy’s Role In Bowel And Bladder Management For Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury

Yvonne Monti, OTD, OTR/L

September 26, 2023

Occupational therapy's role in supporting clients with SCI in managing bowel and bladder function will be discussed in this course. The presentation will cover an overview of neurogenic bowel and blad...   Read More

 


Cognitive Interventions In The Home: A Practical Approach For OT Professionals

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

September 14, 2023

Becoming skilled in addressing cognition serves practitioners in all settings as it may be the key to patients reaching their maximum level of performance. This course aims to elevate OT practitioners...   Read More

  


Fostering Healthy Minds: Exploring Occupational Therapy's Role in Supporting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Jessica McMurdie, OTR/L

September 7, 2023

Learn about the critical window of brain development and the key factors that impact the social-emotional foundations of infants and toddlers. Learn how occupational therapy’s unique perspective can...   Read More

   


Supporting Children with ADHD through Occupational Therapy

Elisabeth Bahr, OTD, MS, OT/L

September 5, 2023

OccupationalTherapy.com offers strategies for OTPs to assist students with ADHD.   Read More


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