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Complementary/Alternative Medicine and Occupational Therapy

Franklin Stein, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

February 20, 2014

Occupational therapy actually started as an alternative to traditional or allopathic medicine in the early 1900s. When I was a young occupational therapist in the late 1950s and early '60s, occupation...   Read More


Interventions for the Co-Occupation of Feeding: Considerations for the Experienced Clinician

Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, CIMI

February 12, 2014

One of my objectives today is to talk about the role of occupational therapy on multidisciplinary teams. I want view this through a top-down approach. It will help us identify our role in being occupa...   Read More


Introduction to safe patient handling: A paradigm shift in the way therapists handle and move patients

Lenore Frost, PhD, OTR/L, CHT

February 3, 2014

After the hour, I hope that you will have knowledge of the historical perspective of patient handling. I will give you an outline of our history and future on this topic. I will also talk about why, a...   Read More


Ethics in Rehabilitation: A Clinical Perspective for Occupational Therapists

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

January 14, 2014

The objectives for today are going over the basic principles of ethics and their application to occupational therapy. We are going to talk about the code of ethics that governs OT practice. We are goi...   Read More


Opportunities for OT in breastfeeding promotion: environmental & contextual interventions

Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, CIMI

January 2, 2014

I am very excited to share with you my interest in breastfeeding promotion and the role and opportunities for OT. My own interest evolved from my clinical practice in the NICU and early intervention s...   Read More


How to Administer the Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT)

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

November 22, 2013

I am here to talk to you about the Wolf Motor Function Test. I became familiar with this at my work at Emory where we used the Wolf Motor Function Test quite extensively in our research. The objective...   Read More


The Functional Test for the Hemiplegic Upper Extremity (FTHUE)

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

November 8, 2013

Today I want to share with you an assessment called the Functional Test for the Hemiplegic Upper Extremity. This is an assessment I used when working at Emory University doing research. It is a test t...   Read More


Effective Screening Practices for the LTC Resident

Shelly Mesure, M.S., OTR/L

October 28, 2013

>> Shelly Mesure: Today we are going to be talking about the effective screening practices for long-term care residents. The material here is looking at the whole entire process from what it m...   Read More


Assessment of Postural Control in the Geriatric Population

Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CHT, FAOTA

October 1, 2013

Although I am in full-time academia, I am very active in the clinic where I see issues firsthand and can test solutions. One of those issues is postural control in the geriatric population. Although t...   Read More


Strategies and supports for providing early intervention services to children with autism

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

September 23, 2013

I thought it be nice to do a training on strategies more specific to young children with autism. Today we are going to start with an overview on autism. We are going to talk about what the research sa...   Read More


Nerve Compression

Rebecca Neiduski, Ph.D., OTR/L, CHT

September 12, 2013

Today I am going to discuss nerve compression. As we go through this presentation, I hope that you are asking yourself the questions, “What do I currently do? What is the current practice I use? Wha...   Read More

Away with S-O-A-P and on to Proficient Documentation

Mary Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

September 6, 2013

This text base course is a transcript of a live seminar titled "Away with S-O-A-P an On to Proficient Documentation” presented by Mary Daulong. It is strongly recommended that you follow...   Read More

Improving Memory Using the Spaced Retrieval Technique for Occupational Therapists

Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, M.A., CCC-SLP

August 30, 2013

Mainly what I am going to be sharing with you today is the use of this technique with the older population, specifically with the dementia population, but as we are going to find out, spaced-retrieval...   Read More

What Every Occupational Therapist Should Know About Evidence-Based Practice

Franklin Stein, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

August 22, 2013

Let me start with some basic questions that are related to evidence-based practice. Are occupational therapists being effective with patients? How do we know that a therapist is an excellent occupatio...   Read More

Cultural Competence in the Clinic

Roxie M. Black, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

August 12, 2013

This text based course is a transcript of the live webinar titled "Cultural Competence in the Clinic", presented by Roxie Black PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA.>> Roxie Black: This presentation doe...   Read More


Options for Improving Upper Extremity Function Following Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

Anne Bryden, OTR/L

August 2, 2013

>> Anne Bryden: I am glad to see such interest in this topic. I know that spinal cord injury is generally a smaller population compared to a lot of the types of disabilities that we as occupat...   Read More


Depression and Other Psychosocial Disorders Associated with Stroke

Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

July 25, 2013

A person who has depression is 2-3 times more likely to have a stroke. There is also a risk factor for not surviving a stroke. Having depression prior to stroke can be a very high risk factor and a po...   Read More


Interpreting Challenging Behavior in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

June 28, 2013

The following course is designed to teach participants how to interpret challenging behavior using evidence-based practice. Participants will break down the components of challenging behavior and use...   Read More


Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Characteristics and Learning Styles

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

June 19, 2013

The following course will increase participants understanding of the autism spectrum disorder as it currently is in the DSMIV. Participants will also gain knowledge on the upcoming DSMV and how it rel...   Read More


Restraint Reduction

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

June 12, 2013

This text based course is a transcript of the live webinar titled, Restraint Reduction.   Read More


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