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Mounting Assistive Technology to Wheelchairs

Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS

January 20, 2015

Mounting is important because it mounts a piece of assistive technology in a way that is safe, secure, and optimizes function for client. Regardless of our role on that team, it is very important that...   Read More


Accessible Home Modifications

Rob Horkheimer, PT, MPT, CEAC, CAPS, ECHM

January 19, 2015

The first course objective is to be able to describe the difference between ADA design and individualized accessible design. It is important to be able to distinguish between the two. There are a lot...   Read More

Keys to Occupational Therapy with Hand Transplants

Marie Pace, M.H.S., OTR/L, CHT

January 15, 2015

I currently work for a company called Centers for Rehab Services that provides therapy for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. I have been working in the hand transplant, or upper extremity t...   Read More


The Burned Hand

Jennifer Conway, OTR/L

January 9, 2015

Today’s presentation is on The Burned Hand and our objectives are to talk about the importance of palmar creases with palmar contact burns; discuss splinting: how, when, and in what position; review...   Read More


Attachment and Mental Health of Infants and Toddlers

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

January 9, 2015

Today we will talk about the context and history of attachment. Then we will discuss secure and insecure patterns of attachment, as well as patterns throughout the lifespan. We will discuss occupation...   Read More


Component Skills for Pre-Writing in Early Childhood

Helene Gillespie, Ph.D., OTR/L

January 4, 2015

Today we are going to talk about some of the developmental skills that the young child needs prior to printing instruction. We will cover developmental components that contribute to pre-handwriting sk...   Read More


Executive Cognitive Functions Following TBI: Rehabilitation Perspectives

Steven Wheeler, PhD, OTR/L, CBIS

January 2, 2015

It is a pleasure to speak about what I consider to be one of the biggest challenges of brain injury rehabilitation, particularly for occupational therapy practitioners. I would like to begin with defi...   Read More


Balance Treatment Using Household Items

Kenneth L Miller, PT, DPT, CEEAA

November 5, 2014

The first objective for this course is to introduce how to use the ICF. You will see much more use of the ICF in the coming months to the next coming years, because it is a nice way to framework our p...   Read More

Introduction to Burns

Jennifer Conway, OTR/L

October 31, 2014

I have had the pleasure of working with an excellent surgeon, Dr. Robert Sheridan, who states that an active and involved therapist ranging frequently is more effective than an isolated splinting prog...   Read More


On the Road Again; OT and Driver Rehabilitation

Theresa Berner, MOT, OTR/L, ATP

August 7, 2014

AOTA is very supportive of OT's role in driving rehabilitation or community mobility. It is exciting to have such great resources under AOTA. I wanted to recognize that there is a specialty certificat...   Read More


Evidence for Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivors

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

July 8, 2014

I have made an assumption through this presentation that you have some understanding of breast cancer diagnosis and reconstruction, but I will talk through that more as I am not sure how many of you h...   Read More

Evaluation and Management of Pain

Belkis Landa-Gonzalez, Ed.D., OTR/L

June 30, 2014

In today’s presentation, I aim to provide you with an overview of the physiological background of pain, to distinguish between acute pain and chronic pain, and go over some of the factors we need to...   Read More


An Occupation-Based Approach to Cardiac Rehabilitation

Belkis Landa-Gonzalez, Ed.D., OTR/L

June 10, 2014

By the end of today’s session, I hope you will be able to recognize the physical and psychological benefits of physical activity, and be able to apprise the precautions and contraindications with an...   Read More

Evidence for Exercise in Cancer Related Fatigue

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

June 5, 2014

We are going to talk about evidence for exercise in cancer-related fatigue. We are going to talk a lot about fatigue today and cancer-related fatigue. I would like you to be able to treat patients who...   Read More

Occupational Therapy and Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis)

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

June 3, 2014

It is a pleasure to speak to you today about Scleroderma and the Role of OT. The objectives of this presentation are to identify symptoms of systemic sclerosis or scleroderma; to discuss occupational...   Read More

Low Vision Assistive Technology and Community Adaptation for People with Neurogenic Vision Impairment

Al Copolillo, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

May 19, 2014

The objectives are to define what neurovisual deficits are and describe their relationship to acquired low vision diseases. Acquired low vision disease are those diseases that we typically think of in...   Read More


Young Children's Participation: Contemporary Theory and Assessment Approaches to Guide Best Practice

Mary Khetani, Sc.D., OTR

May 12, 2014

There are essentially four major areas that I would like for us to dive into in this next hour. The first is the significance of young children’s participation as an important service related outcom...   Read More

Return of a Second Hand: Studies in Neuroplasticity after Stroke

Mary Harley, OT/L

April 30, 2014

I would like to share some recent studies and understandings that we now have about the brain, a person's ability to recover after stroke, and how this affects the treatment we provide as occupational...   Read More


Practical Clinical Outcome Measures for Upper Extremity Spasticity Treatment

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

April 21, 2014

As you probably already know, spasticity can be a very disabling and complicated condition to treat. First off, how do we know that someone has spasticity? How can we differentiate spasticity versus h...   Read More


Using the OT Practice Framework in Recovery-Based Mental Health: Guiding Communication & Treatment for Effective Outcomes

Sean Getty, MS, OTR/L

March 24, 2014

We are going to talk about how to use the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF) in mental health recovery. Our goal here is to look at the basic outline of the OTPF, especially if you are som...   Read More

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