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Creating a Successful Transition From Teenager in School to Young Adult in the Workplace

Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L

January 19, 2016

Transition from school to the work force is inevitable yet many teenagers and young adults remain unprepared. As occupational therapists, we are in a unique position to assist in transition planning,...   Read More

 


An Evidenced-Based Approach to Fall Risk Assessment

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

January 19, 2016

This seminar reviews the definition of a fall and risk factors related to falls. Evidence-based assessments demonstrated to be predictive of risk are reviewed as they relate to occupational therapy pr...   Read More


The Treatment of the Pediatric Hand Patient: Part I

Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT

January 17, 2016

This course will outline the evaluation and treatment principles for the pediatric orthopedic hand patient, including the traumatic hand injured patient, and how it differs from the adult hand populat...   Read More

  


Succeeding at Life's Occupations Following Brain Injury

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

January 7, 2016

This presentation will highlight the common obstacles and barriers for participation in life’s occupations for individuals following brain injury. An overview of interventions to facilitate continue...   Read More

 


Augmentative and Alternative Communication - The Role of the Occupational Therapist

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

December 22, 2015

In this particular course, we will be covering the definition and what AAC (Alternative Augmentative Communication) is. We will talk about the importance of the team when we are working to determine c...   Read More


Tablet Applications

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

December 16, 2015

As clinicians, we need to use a variety of tools to improve independence and participation for our clients. Apps are only one of those tools. As fun as these are, it is easy for people to focus only t...   Read More

  


Alcohol and the Older Adult

Susan Swinehart, OTD, MS, OTR, FAOTA

November 24, 2015

In terms of the incidence, the population of people 65 and older is increasing. It is currently at 13%, and by 2020, it will be at 16%. Of those individuals 65 and older, almost one-fifth of them meet...   Read More

 


ICD-10: Making the Transition

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

November 23, 2015

With the transition to ICD-10 approaching quickly on October 1, 2015, providers of therapy services need to begin and/or continue their training in ICD-10 as it applies to therapy services provided in...   Read More


Shoulder Preservation in Spinal Cord Injury

Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD, CPAM, CKTP

November 18, 2015

It has been reported in the literature that anywhere from 30 to 78% of patients with spinal cord injury have shoulder pain. That number varies a lot because of the definition of pain. Where is the pai...   Read More

  


Pediatric Outcome Measures in Neurorehabilitation

Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD, CPAM, CKTP

November 13, 2015

This webinar will review outcome measures to assess progress in pediatric patients with neurological injury. Special attention will be paid to the utility, sensitivity, and specificity of these measur...   Read More

 


Seating for Special Populations: Pediatric, Geriatric, Bariatric, and Degenerative

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 11, 2015

We are addressing seating in the context of specific populations today. We are going to provide some considerations when working with pediatrics, geriatrics, bariatrics, and clients whom have degenera...   Read More

 


Medications in an Aging Population

Michelle Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP, BCACP

November 6, 2015

You are likely to see a growing population of people over 65. One of the things that we will talk about today is that there really is not a magic cutoff. This age is often used in the literature to de...   Read More


Occupational Therapists Treating the 'Whole Person' in Primary Care: How Do We Do That?

Sue Dahl-Popolizio, DBH, OTR/L, CHT

November 5, 2015

An overview of the role of occupational therapy in the primary care setting, including chronic illness. The webinar will include specific diagnoses and provide intervention examples addressing the med...   Read More


Low Vision Rehabilitation: Assessment & Treatment Strategies for Older Adults

Elsa Zavoda, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, CLVT

October 30, 2015

This is an introductory course in Low Vision Rehabilitation for OT’s/OTA’s, who want to incorporate Low Vision Rehabilitation services into current practices.   Read More

 


Cultural Implications in Occupational Therapy Assessment and Intervention

Sean Getty, MS, OTR/L

October 30, 2015

In order to understand how culture affects occupational therapy and how we could use this both in assessment and in our treatment planning and throughout our treatments, we first have to look at the d...   Read More


Seating: Matching Client Needs to Product

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 21, 2015

Today's webinar is Seating: Matching Client Needs to Product. We are going to be talking about various categories of seating systems, including primary support surfaces, the seat and the back, seconda...   Read More

 


An Overview of Electronic Aids to Daily Living

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 20, 2015

As we move through this topic of Electronic Aids to Daily Living or EADLs, we are going to cover various categories of these basic EADLs, and multifunction EADLs, and will define what those terms mean...   Read More


Contemporary Motor Learning Approaches for Neurorehabilitation

Veronica T. Rowe, PhD, OTR/L, CBIST

October 16, 2015

We are going to talk about how motor learning theory has evolved from motor control to motor learning theory. I am going to list several current neurorehabilitation intervention strategies – things...   Read More


Wheelchair Seating Assessment

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 15, 2015

We will talking about the evaluation team, evaluation of the client's current posture and current equipment, and really getting into the heart of the seating assessment. We will examine in detail the...   Read More

 


Advocating for Ethical Care in the SNF Setting

Rachel Wynn, MS, CCC-SLP

October 13, 2015

Before we dive into those solutions, let us make sure we are on the same page in terms of what ethical dilemmas are. How many of you face ethical dilemmas every day that greatly impact the quality of...   Read More

 


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