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Recycle Bin Boogie

Amy M Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

June 23, 2015

There is a call to action to engage out youth. There is an urgent action to engage young children as agents of change for the environment; having them take place in helping their environment, not just...   Read More


Gardening for Life: Occupational Therapy Interventions for Gardeners

Cindy Quinnelly, MS, OTR/L

June 16, 2015

It is important to know exactly what the definition of gardening is. Gardening is the activity of tending and cultivating plants. It can be anything from a vegetable garden to a perennial garden, or c...   Read More


Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in Criminal Justice

John White, PhD, OTR/L

June 10, 2015

We will try to differentiate between the correctional practice settings and the levels of criminal justice incarceration, particularly with a look at how one enters into the criminal justice system an...   Read More


Functional Electrical Stimulation in Neurorehabilitation

Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS

May 28, 2015

What is functional electrical stimulation? Everyone probably knows this already as you learn this in your basic undergraduate curriculum. It is the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation, but spe...   Read More


Personal Assistance Services: Occupational Therapy's Role and Responsibility to Support Self-directed Living

Rita Fleming-Castaldy, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

May 20, 2015

For today, my focus will be to help you identify the conceptual foundations of self-directed personal assistance services and their congruence with occupational therapy’s commitment to participation...   Read More


Bridging The Generation Gap: Teaching and Working with Different Generations

Yolanda Griffiths, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

April 29, 2015

For the first time in history we have four distinct generations interacting in the classroom. Ryder (1965), as well as Strauss and Howe (1991), were some of the first researchers to study generational...   Read More

 


Information Literacy in Clinical Practice: Where Do You Find Your Evidence?

Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT

April 27, 2015

Today, we will talk about how you get your information and how to use technology to do that. We will go over the steps of information literacy, because it is not a term that we are very familiar with...   Read More


Medicare Billing Update

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

April 13, 2015

We will be talking a little bit about therapy coding and billing in long-term care. I wish this was not my area of expertise, but unfortunately this is what long-term care sometimes becomes for us. Fi...   Read More


Spinal Orthoses: Use and Application in Adults and Pediatrics

Jared Howell, MS, CPO, LPO

March 31, 2015

This course has been primarily geared to physical therapy, physical therapy assistants, and other health care providers that might interface with patients that are wearing orthoses and/or prostheses....   Read More


Medicare Documentation Update

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

March 23, 2015

We have the next hour to talk about Medicare documentation updates. Let me start off by saying that the biggest update is the Jimmo versus Sebelius case, and that is not really new. That came out a ye...   Read More


Power Wheelchairs: An Overview of Advanced Features

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

March 13, 2015

When we get into complex, rehab power wheelchairs, we have a lot more options. We can provide various access methods to clients who may be unable to use a joystick. We can provide access to power seat...   Read More

  


Power Wheelchair Assessment: Mobility Training as a Part of the School Day

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

March 3, 2015

Today, we will talk about pre-mobility training. These are techniques used to develop skills before a power wheelchair is recommended. We will also talk about mobility training, which usually occurs a...   Read More

 


Indoor Rainy Day, Snowy Day Fun

Amy M Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

February 27, 2015

Today, we will be describing and applying the benefits of physical activity for both children and adolescents. We will describe and apply general exercise principles for children and adolescents. We w...   Read More


Choosing and Using the Best Assessments in Mental Health

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

February 25, 2015

Today, I want to give you the context of assessment in mental health and assessing psychiatric conditions. Briefly, I will review the process and principles of evaluation. I will compare and contrast...   Read More


Power Wheelchair Assessment: The Team Evaluation

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

February 17, 2015

In this second part of this series, we will be covering the actual assessment. Now that we think this client is ready for the assessment, how do we get through that assessment? Part of that assessment...   Read More

  


Power Wheelchair Assessment: Determining and Developing Readiness

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

February 10, 2015

This course is the first of a series of webinars that address power wheelchairs providing independent mobility for clients. Today, our emphasis is going to be on how to determine if someone is ready f...   Read More

  


The Clinical Implementation of Pediatric Constraint Induced Therapy: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Protocols

Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D.

February 3, 2015

Pediatric Constraint Induced Therapy is a topic of much discussion within the rehabilitation field amongst occupational therapists, physical therapists, physiatrists, and everyone in rehabilitation. T...   Read More

 


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

 


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