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Harnessing Nature for OT: The Evidence Therapists Need to Develop Programs and Implement Interventions in Nature

Gina Kaplanis, MS, OTR/L

July 25, 2019

Occupational therapy rarely occurs outside of 4 walls. There is substantial literature that participation outdoors has significant health benefits. This evidence is shared and example programs are ide...   Read More

  


The Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) Certification: An Overview

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

July 22, 2019

The Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) certification recognizes competence in assessment and intervention. This course will cover what this certification is, who the SMS is designed for, why it was...   Read More

  


Introduction to Early Intervention

Jessica McMurdie, OTR/L

July 12, 2019

Have you ever wondered, "Is birth to three for me?" Learn more about Early Intervention as a practice setting as well as the key areas that OTs can make a difference in the lives of infants, toddlers...   Read More

 


Perspectives on Yoga Inputs in the Management of Chronic Pain

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

June 27, 2019

Chronic pain triggers changes in brain structure that are linked to depression, anxiety, and impaired cognitive function. This course reviews new research that shows that practicing yoga has the oppos...   Read More

  


Finding the Sweet Spot in Functional Cognitive Intervention: Grading Tasks to Maximize Outcomes

Angela Reimer, OTD, MOT, OTR, CBIST

June 24, 2019

This course focuses on educating therapists on how to develop treatment sessions to address functional cognition. Additionally, strategies to appropriately grade intervention to provide the "just righ...   Read More

 


Innovations in Geriatric Care: Sleep and the Challenge of Aging (Day 5)

Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L

June 18, 2019

This course will discuss specific sleep challenges in the elderly as well as appropriate staff responses and treatment options. Specific discussion on sleep culture in our residential environments, an...   Read More


Generating Data to Develop an Occupational Profile

Patricia Bowyer, EdD, MS, OTR, FAOTA, SFHEA, ACUE

June 12, 2019

This course will provide an overview of a process that can be used to systematically develop an occupational profile using an occupation theory as the guide. Tools linked to the theory will be introdu...   Read More

 


20Q: An Expert in Developmental Coordination Disorder

Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

June 5, 2019

In this edition, we highlight Dr. Sharon Cermak’s career and contributions to occupational therapy. Dr. Cermak is renowned for her expertise in Developmental Coordination Disorder. She was selected...   Read More

 


The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach to Eating Disorders

Sabina K. Gojraty, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS

May 30, 2019

This course is designed to provide evidence-based information on the cognitive behavioral therapy treatment approach for eating disorders. Various occupational therapy treatment techniques and interve...   Read More

  


Modifying Approaches to Improve Outcomes for Children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Their Families

Dan Dubovsky, MSW

May 29, 2019

This course presents an overview of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The role of occupational therapy and how and why approaches need to be modified for individuals with an FASD are highlighted...   Read More


SIMQ: Common Misconceptions About Simulations

Lauren Mullen, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE

May 25, 2019

This SimQ article addresses some of the common misconceptions surrounding the use of simulations.   Read More


Facilitating Occupational Therapy Groups in Mental Health and Other Practice Settings

William Lambert, MS, OTR/L

May 24, 2019

A variety of groups and group intervention activities will be presented that may be used in mental health, skilled nursing, school-based and a variety of other practice areas. This presentation addres...   Read More

  


Collaboration of OT and RD in the Treatment of Infants and Toddlers in the Pediatric Clinical Setting

Molly Rejent, MOT, OTR/L, Kathryn Riner, MS, RD, LD

May 22, 2019

This course reviews how professional relationships are essential in the pediatric clinical setting for successful patient outcomes. Occupational therapists and registered dietitians can together ident...   Read More

 


Collaborative Consultation: Supporting Students with Autism in the Classroom

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

May 10, 2019

The purpose of this course is to provide tools and strategies for therapists in supporting inclusive classrooms. The course will incorporate evidence-based classroom supports for students with autism,...   Read More

 


Innovations in Geriatric Care: Multisensory Environments; A Non-Pharmacological Intervention for Managing Behaviors in Clients with Dementia (Day 3)

Jennifer Lape, OTD, OTR/L

May 1, 2019

This course will explore the use of multisensory environments to decrease negative behaviors in geriatric clients with dementia. Attendees will gain knowledge regarding current research, creation of a...   Read More


Innovations in Geriatric Care: Evidence-based Interventions for Falls (Day 4)

Holly Hester, PT, DPT, CHC

April 26, 2019

As the population ages, health care providers, including occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants, must employ effective methods of fall risk assessment, prevention, and managemen...   Read More


Innovations in Geriatric Care: Human Trafficking; Identification and Prevention (Day 2)

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

April 25, 2019

Human trafficking is a widespread form of slavery that exists today, even within the United States. Victims of human trafficking come in all sexes, genders, nationalities, and ethnicities. This course...   Read More


Innovations in Geriatric Care: Trauma-Informed Care; What It Is and Why It's Important (Day 1)

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

April 22, 2019

Life trauma can lead to lifestyle practices that influence development of chronic illness. Understanding past traumatic events in individuals' lives can be key to effective care. Trauma-informed care...   Read More


Important Terms to Know For Understanding Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

Thomas DiMarco, OTD, OTR/L

April 15, 2019

This introductory course is designed to familiarize participants with key terms related to EBP, to facilitate a better understanding of this important aspect of OT practice. The course covers research...   Read More


The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Postpartum Period to Improve Occupational Performance and Role Satisfaction

Anjali Parti, OTD, OTR/L

March 29, 2019

This course will offer insight into the role of occupational therapists in addressing the mother's mental health, occupational performance, and role satisfaction.   Read More