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Scleroderma- An Update

Janet Poole, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

May 2, 2016

Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is an autoimmune connective tissue disease that affects the skin, internal organs and blood vessels. People with scleroderma often develop severe contractures in the h...   Read More

Sensory-Enhanced Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Mary Rebekah Trucks, OTR/L, Dory Ainsworth Wallace, MS, OTR/L

April 28, 2016

The instructors provide a detailed description of a sensory enhanced approach to the ACQUIREc signature form of Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (P-CIMT). Details include standardized tes...   Read More


Occupational Therapy and Concussion

Jaclyn Stephens, PhD, MS, OTR/L, CBIS

April 24, 2016

This course will discuss the prevalence, causes, and sequelae of concussion across all age groups. This course will define the role of occupational therapy in both assessment and treatment of concussi...   Read More


Errorless Learning: Skills and Knowledge to Address Cognitive Impairment

Jessica Crowe, OTD, OTR/L

April 18, 2016

This presentation will provide knowledge and skills to use errorless learning for clients with cognitive impairment to promote improved occupational therapy outcomes.   Read More


Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Post-Stroke Neglect

Heather T. Peters, MOT, OTR/L

April 13, 2016

tDCS and TMS are two types of noninvasive brain stimulation that cause upregulation or inhibition of targeted cortical structures. Our presentation will cover tDCS and TMS mechanisms and their applica...   Read More

Ethics in Occupational Therapy Fieldwork

Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

April 11, 2016

Occupational Therapy is a hands-on profession and classroom learning is truly refined during fieldwork experiences. It is important that students have high quality fieldwork experiences to help the...   Read More

Meeting the Driving and Community Mobility Needs of Older Adults

Wendy Stav, PhD, OTR/L, SCDCM, FAOTA

April 5, 2016

This session reviews the occupation of driving and community mobility among older adults who are experiencing the health effects of aging and age-related illnesses. The roles, responsibilities, and pr...   Read More


The Wounded Warrior and the Art of Independence

Erik Johnson, MS, OT

March 21, 2016

This session will discuss occupation based treatment strategies for patients who have sustained injuries from combat operations with a resulting complex polytrauma. Included will be discussion on curr...   Read More

Motor-vation- Using an Evidence-based Motor Program to Support Fine and Visual Motor Development in Kindergarten

Shaunna Kelder, DrOT, OTR/L

March 21, 2016

This webinar will provide evidence and rational supporting the development and use of an OT motor program. This practice approach allows a school-based occupational therapist the opportunity to provid...   Read More


Introduction to the Therapeutic Use of Yoga

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

March 16, 2016

This course provides an introduction to the philosophical foundations of yoga, yoga therapy and the relationship between occupational therapy and yoga therapy. An exploration of the benefits of yoga a...   Read More


Mental Health Services for Transitional Aged Youth (TAY): The Culture, The Practice, and The Role of Occupational Therapy

Michelle Burlyga, MS, OTR/L

March 11, 2016

This presentation will provide knowledge of the current adolescent culture within behavioral health programs and the primary TAY services provided, as well as explain the unique and developing role of...   Read More


Mental Health of Children: Psychosocial Occupational Therapy for Pediatric Populations

William Lambert, MS, OTR/L

March 8, 2016

An overview of occupational therapy practice with children who are experiencing mental health problems affecting their ability to function will be presented. Common diagnoses and psychosocial stressor...   Read More


Occupational Therapy's Role in Preventing Hospital Readmissions Throughout the Continuum of Care

Marla R. Robinson, MSc, OTR/L, BCPR, BT-C, FAOTA, Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP, FACRM

March 7, 2016

This presentation will highlight current healthcare initiatives related to hospital readmissions and the role OT practitioners can play in preventing hospital readmissions.   Read More

Mental Health in Occupational Therapy: An Overview

Elizabeth Cara, Ph.D., OTR/L, MFC

March 3, 2016

A general overview of the current mental health system in which OTs work and the difference between knowledge of psychosocial strategies in general for all clients and strategies for clients in mental...   Read More

Mental Health and Older Adults-Psychosocial OT Approaches in a General Treatment Setting

Jane Dressler, JD, OTR/L

March 3, 2016

The presentation is geared for OT practitioners who work with older adults with mental health conditions including dementia. Strategies and interventions will be discussed that will decrease challengi...   Read More


Mental Health Practices and Programs: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery within a Recovery Perspective

Anne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

March 3, 2016

This presentation describes the current and future trends, as well as the organizational structure,of mental health service delivery as well as the congruence between occupational therapy and recovery...   Read More

End of Life Care and Occupational Therapy

Heather Javaherian, OTD, OTR/L

February 29, 2016

This webinar will discuss the role of occupational therapy at end of life. It will highlight the use of occupation, task analysis, legacy, and intervention planning to promote quality of life and part...   Read More


Geriatric Oncology and the Role of the Occupational Therapist

Mackenzi Pergolotti, PhD, OTR/L

February 19, 2016

As the number of older individuals living with and surviving cancer increases, their ability to participate in meaningful activity and maintain their quality of life is of the utmost importance. This...   Read More

Evidence-Based Intervention for Balance and Falls Prevention

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

February 9, 2016

This seminar will review evidence-based intervention strategies applicable to a balance and falls management program including environmental modification, patient and caregiver education and balance r...   Read More


The Treatment of the Pediatric Hand Patient: Part II "Congenital Conditions"

Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT

February 2, 2016

This presentation will build on the foundational information provided in Part I. It provides the learner with specific information on the evaluation and treatment of the congenital hand patient and th...   Read More

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