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Talking About the Unspoken: Death & Dying

Sharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS

August 17, 2018

One experience links all humans regardless of the variety of factors that may differentiate us, death. Learn about open-ended communication techniques, including specific questions, to help open dialo...   Read More

Everyday Application of the AOTA Code of Ethics

Jane Dressler, JD, OTR/L

August 7, 2018

A two-hour overview for OT practitioners that explores daily ethical responsibilities, ethical decision-making models and application of material to attendee’s real life ethical issues.   Read More


Animal-Assisted Interventions for Older Adults

Beth Fields, PhD, OTR/L

August 2, 2018

This webinar will provide an overview of the role of animal interactions for older adults and the role of occupational therapy practitioners in supporting the human animal bond. We will discuss how oc...   Read More


SIMQ: A Student Perspective of Simulations for Clinical Training

Samantha D Livengood, MS, CF-SLP

July 30, 2018

This course addresses the perspectives of a graduate student who has experienced simulations as part of her clinical training program. We will probe her thoughts on the strengths and limitations of th...   Read More

Advocacy Strategies for the Occupational Therapy Assistant

Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT

July 27, 2018

This course will explore the role of the occupational therapy assistant and its value to the occupational therapy profession as well as larger health care, educational, and community contexts. Strateg...   Read More

Down Syndrome 101 for Pediatric OTs

Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L

July 20, 2018

Children with Down Syndrome often exhibit differences in tone, joints, feeding, heart and respiratory problems, as well as behavioral and co-morbid conditions. Understanding the complexities of the co...   Read More


Fieldwork Education: Cultural Considerations for the Clinical Educator

Vikram Pagpatan, MS, OTR/L, ATP

July 14, 2018

This course will seek to explore, discuss and analyze cultural sensitivities and contextual considerations for the clinical educator when mentoring a fieldwork level student.   Read More

Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Housing, and Recovery

Sean Getty, MS, OTR/L

July 10, 2018

The American Occupational Therapy Association continues to promote the role of occupational therapy in mental health settings, as this is a core component of the Centennial Vision (AOTA, 2006) and a f...   Read More


Assistive Technology Development: From Design to Market

Jayne Knowlton, MS, OT/L

June 28, 2018

Becoming an entrepreneur can be exciting and daunting. The path from product concept to market can be demanding and fraught with barriers to success. This course will guide attendees on the process of...   Read More


Maternal Health and Occupational Therapy: Exploring Our Role with New Mothers

Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT

June 26, 2018

Being a holistic and client-centered health care provider, occupational therapy practitioners can have a positive impact on new mothers and help with a successful role transition to motherhood as the...   Read More

20Q: Adaptive Equipment Pioneer

Fred Sammons, PhD (HON), OT, FAOTA

June 13, 2018

Fred Sammons is one of the early pioneers in occupational therapy. He has been an occupational therapist for over 60 years. During that time, he has been an innovator in designing. manufacturing, and...   Read More


Perinatal Mental Health and Occupational Therapy - Part 2

Kiley Hanish, OTD, OTR/L

June 5, 2018

Part 2 of this course examines the impact of parental mental health on infant development. Opportunities for OTs to support mothers, the mother-baby dyad, and the entire family are explored.   Read More

Perinatal Mental Health and Occupational Therapy - Part 1

Kiley Hanish, OTD, OTR/L

June 5, 2018

Part 1 of this course explores mental health during pregnancy and the postpartum period, identifies risk factors, and reviews manifestations of perinatal mental illness. It will also look at changes i...   Read More

Motor Skill Acquisition for Optimal Occupational Performance

Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L

June 4, 2018

This course focuses on how the motor learning model can promote motor skill acquisition throughout the lifespan. Utilizing dynamic systems theory, participants will learn how to provide feedback, adap...   Read More


SimQ: Connecting and Collaborating: Building Your Simulation Team

June 1, 2018

This course provides information on the status of simulations in the field of allied health education. It provides an overview of types of simulations and possible uses based on program needs.   Read More

Positioning the Pelvis

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

May 30, 2018

The position of the pelvis very much determines the position of the trunk and lower extremities and so achieving and maintaining the optimal position is critical. This course will present common pelvi...   Read More


Integrating Mental Practice to Improve Physical Rehabilitation Outcomes in Children

Ghazala T. Saleem, Ed.D., MS, OTR/L

May 24, 2018

This course will discuss the evidence-base and review the clinical applications of mental practice coupled with repetitive task practice to enhance physical rehabilitation outcomes in children.   Read More


YOU Can Help Administrators Support OT and PT School Practice!

Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA

May 21, 2018

Overseeing and supporting OT and PT personnel and service delivery can be a challenge for special education administrators. This course will help you help your administration attract, train, supervise...   Read More

Health Literacy: Effective Client Communication and Education

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

May 14, 2018

This session will review techniques for clear and effective communication, verbal and written communication with those from other cultures, writing and selecting easy-to-read health materials, and ass...   Read More

Prematurity: Diagnosis and Related Conditions

Rhonda Mattingly, EdD, CCC-SLP

May 7, 2018

This course provides an introduction to prematurity and co-occurring problems and diagnoses. The outcomes associated with early experiences, short-term complications, and long-term complications are d...   Read More