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Occupational Coaching Basics for Practice: Facilitating Self-Direction in Your Clients

Patricia Crist, PhD, PC, OTR/L, FAOTA

October 24, 2017

This course will introduce the basics of using coaching skills in practice to facilitate the development of self-efficacy in client’s abilities to engage in occupational performance growth and chang...   Read More


Coping: How OT Mental Health Training Applies Across the Age and Impairment Spectrum

Ann Burkhardt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

October 20, 2017

Coping is part of what OTs do with clients daily, yet many OTs don’t formally incorporate coping goals into outcomes of intervention. This course will suggest an approach for addressing coping as a...   Read More


The Decline of Play Outdoors and the Rise in Sensory Issues

Angela Hanscom, MOT, OTR/L

October 16, 2017

As we continue to decrease children’s time and space to move and play outdoors, we are seeing a simultaneous rise in the number of children that are presenting with sensory and motor deficits. Using...   Read More

  


Executive Functions and Everyday Activities

Yael Goverover, PhD, OTR/L

October 10, 2017

This course will review executive functions and their association with activities of daily living. The course will describe traditional and non-traditional evidence-based assessments and cognitive reh...   Read More

 


Beyond the Basics - Putting Aquatic Therapy into Practice

Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT

October 4, 2017

Beyond the Basics will take one step further from our basic’s course and give you resources to put aquatic therapy into practice today. We will get into the details of how you can greatly impact you...   Read More

 


Aquatic Therapy Basics - Principles and Benefits

Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT

September 22, 2017

Aquatic Therapy Basics will focus on why we use water as a modality in our clinics. We will discuss the principles of water and how these impact our treatments. We will learn the contraindications, pr...   Read More

 


Chair Yoga for Every-Body

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

September 18, 2017

This course will provide introductory information for seated chair yoga for patients of all ages and abilities.   Read More


OT's Role in Joint Replacement

Manisha Sheth, OTD, OTR/L

September 17, 2017

The purpose of this presentation is to provide introductory information to OT practitioners about the new technology, important role of occupational therapy and about pre-operative assessment and educ...   Read More

 


Therapeutic Use of Self and the Power of Occupation: Dancing to the Beat of the Music

Kristine Haertl, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

September 13, 2017

This presentation will discuss the role of client-centered care in occupation based practice. The featured presenter will discuss the power of narrative, connection to the client, multiple ways of kno...   Read More

 


Seating and Mobility within the Long Term Care Setting

Vikram Pagpatan, MS, OTR/L, ATP

September 8, 2017

This course will provide the clinical information needed to evaluate clients for seating and mobility needs within a long term care setting. Clinical information on the evaluation, subsequent recommen...   Read More

 


Wound Care: Basic Concepts and Treatments

Jennifer A. Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS

September 6, 2017

This course will discuss basic wound care definitions, concepts, and treatments. Participants will be able to identify wound types based on clinical presentation, suggest appropriate dressings and tre...   Read More

   


Cerebral Palsy and Post-Op Treatment

Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT

September 3, 2017

This course will cover potential upper extremity surgeries for the individual with Cerebral Palsy, post-operative therapy protocols and anticipated functional changes related to the surgeries.   Read More

 


20Q: Overview of The Stress Management Questionnaire

Franklin Stein, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

August 30, 2017

I want to introduce an exciting new series on OccupationalTherapy.com. This series will be a Salute to the OT Leaders. It will be in a 20 question format to learn more about these leaders, their histo...   Read More

  


Importance of Penmanship - Printing

Dena Bishop, OTR/L

August 23, 2017

This presentation will examine the skills necessary for handwriting success, compare popular handwriting programs and identify modifications and adaptations that can be used next day in the classroom....   Read More


Management of Less Common Neurological Disorders

Amber L. Ward, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP/SMS

August 22, 2017

Many times the OT practitioner may come across less common neurological conditions in their clients, and be unsure as to precautions and management. This course will provide an overview of uncommon pr...   Read More


Importance of Penmanship - Cursive

Dena Bishop, OTR/L

August 18, 2017

This presentation will identify the multiple benefits to cursive writing, examine the various obstacles to cursive writing, and compare and contrast popular cursive writing programs. Participants will...   Read More


Sensory Strategies for Dementia to Reduce Challenging Behaviors

Janet Wright, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

August 13, 2017

This introductory course will provide a brief overview of dementia and look at sensory based strategies to reduce challenging behaviors and improve engagement in functional activities.   Read More


Meditation and Neural Mechanisms: Cognitive Applications in the Elderly

Sindhu Narayan, OT/L, RYT200

August 9, 2017

This course discusses various meditation techniques and the neural mechanisms associated with the practice of meditation based on current evidence. Further, it provides an outline for utilizing medita...   Read More

  


Caseload to Workload: A Data-Driven Approach to School-Based OT and PT Services

Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA

August 3, 2017

Based on recommendations from the therapy professions, participants will identify methodologies for data collection, organization and analysis regarding the various activities and tasks they are asked...   Read More


Weaving Mindfulness and Visualization into Your Practice

Tere Bowen Irish, OTR/L

July 31, 2017

The 21st century child brings new challenges to the classroom. Teachers and therapists are trying to create a calmer environment to help students access the curriculum. This course will focus on techn...   Read More