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The Magic of Mindfulness: Evidence Based Guidelines for Practicing the Art of Mindfulness in Children

Aditi Mehra, DHS, OTR/L

January 23, 2020

This is an introductory course to the art of mindfulness as an intervention tool for pediatric occupational therapists. Practitioners will gain an insight to the step by step process to not only pract...   Read More

  


Occupation-Centered Practice

Wendy Stav, Ph.D., OTR/L, SCDCM, FAOTA

January 20, 2020

This course reviews the origins and value of occupation as a therapeutic approach in occupational therapy practice. The elements of occupation-centered practice are identified with examples of executi...   Read More


Getting Ready for PDPM: Group and Concurrent Therapy

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

January 14, 2020

The new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), going into effect on Oct. 1, 2019, sets a combined 25 percent limit on concurrent and group therapy per therapy discipline provided. What does this mean fo...   Read More

 


IEP And IFSP 101: Everything You Need To Know From Planning to Implementation

Laura Ritter, BA, MA

January 10, 2020

Related Service providers at all levels benefit from learning more on the IEP and IFSP process. This course will review the legal requirements, cover qualifying disabilities and establish procedures f...   Read More

 


Shinrin-Yoku, an Occupational Therapy Exploration

Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

January 8, 2020

Forest bathing has a growing body of evidence to support it as a method of health promotion and recovery. Occupational therapy practitioners can learn more about the application of forest bathing thro...   Read More

   


Choosing Wisely: Conquering Habit to Achieve Excellence

Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L

January 2, 2020

With a mission to promote treatment that is safe, evidence-based, and non-duplicative, the Choosing Wisely campaign makes some bold statements about specific interventions. Learn which OT practices ha...   Read More


Motor Interventions in Early Intervention

Jessica McMurdie, OTR/L

December 12, 2019

Need some intervention ideas for Early Intervention? This course reviews the key milestones for typical motor development, focuses on best practice guidelines for early intervention motor therapy and...   Read More

 


20Q: Holistic and Compassionate Care Educator

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

December 9, 2019

In this edition, we highlight Dr. Kristine Haertl's career and contributions to occupational therapy. Kristine Haertl is a distinguished professor, author, private practitioner, and community consulta...   Read More

  


Crumbs as a Tool in Pediatric Feeding Transitions

Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA

December 1, 2019

This practical course will describe the use of crumbs as a bridge to sensory and motor transitions in feeding therapy to support the clinician and family. The goal with crumbs is child success and com...   Read More

 


Anxious Eaters and Anxious Mealtimes

Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA

November 26, 2019

This practical webinar will identify who are anxious eaters and outline sensitive and systematic ways to support these worried eaters and their families in mealtime peace and expanding diets. The appr...   Read More

 


Developing In The NICU: An Introduction to Positioning & Handling, Part 2

Jenny Jolley, MS, OTR/L, Caroline Molder, MS, OTR/L

November 24, 2019

Part II of Developing In The NICU introduces the interventions of positioning and handling for optimizing development and brain plasticity despite the stressful environment.   Read More

   


Transitioning to Academia: From OTA Practitioner to OTA Professor

Krysta Rives, MBA, COTA/L, CKTP

November 19, 2019

This course is designed for the OTA who is interested in pursuing a career in academia, and for the OT who is interested in learning how to support the addition of an OTA faculty member to their progr...   Read More


Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Part 2: Occupational Therapy Treatment for Common Cases

Laura Stimler, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT

November 19, 2019

This course is designed to provide ideas for evidence-based tailored occupational therapy treatment following pediatric stem cell transplantation. Unique and common case scenarios will be used to illu...   Read More


Considering The Caregiver: Identifying And Addressing Dementia Caregiver Health

Paul Arthur, PhD, OTR/L

November 15, 2019

In the United States there are nearly 16 million caregivers caring for persons with dementia; nearly half have clinically significant symptoms of depression. This course will introduce means to identi...   Read More

  


Meeting the Needs of Autistic Adults

Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA, Scott Robertson, PhD

November 11, 2019

This course will define autism and describe the lived experience of autistic adults, including common core strengths and challenges. It will also provide strategies, technology, and other supports.   Read More


Living with Heart Failure: The OT Role

Camille Tovera-Magsombol, OTD, OTR/L

November 5, 2019

Heart failure (HF) affects an individual’s ability to engage in desired occupation leading to a gradual loss of independence with ADLs, IADLs, and the development of activity limitations affecting t...   Read More

 


Application of the Kawa Model in Geriatrics

Jennifer Lape, OTD, OTR/L

November 1, 2019

This course will explore the use of the Kawa model, a culturally sensitive occupational therapy model of practice, in geriatric care to establish rapport, identify client strengths and barriers, and i...   Read More

 


Living and Breathing with COPD: The OT Role

Camille Tovera-Magsombol, OTD, OTR/L

October 28, 2019

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a prevalent disease and comorbidity of individuals being seen in occupational therapy. The occupational therapist is uniquely qualified to promote impro...   Read More

 


Wheelchair Mobility: Ultralight Configuration And Propulsion

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 24, 2019

This course will present an appropriate configuration of ultralight manual wheelchairs to optimize self-propulsion efficiency. Increased efficiency decreases the risk of repetitive stress injuries and...   Read More

  


Examination And Assessment For The Upper Extremity: Part 2

Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT

October 21, 2019

This is the second course in a 2-part series that will provide clinical assessment tools and guidelines to utilize in the treatment planning for the upper extremity involved population. This session w...   Read More