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Nature As Co-Therapist Podcast
Presented by Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, EDAC, FAOTA, Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #6226Level: Introductory1 Hour
The evidence overwhelmingly supports the positive role of nature in health and well-being. In this course, attendees will learn about nature-based therapy and its application to clinical practice across the life course. This is part of the Continued Learning Podcast series.

Alzheimer's and Other Dementias: Overview for Healthcare Professionals
Presented by Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP
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Course: #9585Level: Introductory1 Hour
An overview for healthcare professionals about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders is provided in this course. Characteristics of the dementias, such as symptoms, progression, and how they are diagnosed, are described. Care planning strategies for improving communication with patients and families, understanding and managing behavioral challenges, and promoting independence are also discussed.

Caregiving For The Spinal Cord Injury Patient
Presented by Alaena McCool, MS, OTR/L, CPAM
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Course: #6223Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will explore how to identify caregiver challenges, as well as resources and creative problem-solving solutions available for caregivers and patients with spinal cord injuries. Case studies will be discussed at the end of the course to engage providers to think critically and ask questions to advance our treatment plans.

Navigating Risks: From Professional Curiosity To Safeguarding Oneself And Others
Presented by Tania Sofia Nogueira, MSc, HCPC – UK, COT – UK, ACSS – PT
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Course: #6217Level: Introductory1 Hour
Occupational therapy professionals work with a range of people who can be at increased risk to themselves, to others, or from others. We all have a role in minimizing these risks. Conversations can be challenging but provide an opportunity to engage with patients to enhance their safety and recovery. The aim of this webinar is to raise awareness and provide knowledge on key issues involved in safety/risk assessment, particularly around how to start a conversation with somebody who may need help.

Balance Training In Adults: 30 Practical Ideas & Interventions for PTs and OTs
Presented by Andrea Salzman, MS, PT
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Course: #9580Level: Introductory2 Hours
PTs and OTs have the tools and the education to address balance and fall prevention head-on. Join this passionate presenter in exploring 30 practical ideas and interventions for making balance training amazing.

The Reinvention Of Occupational Identity: A Decision-Making Approach
Presented by Andy Pitts, DrOT, OTR/L
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Course: #6247Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is designed to familiarize clinicians of all levels with the Reinvention of Occupational Identity: A Decision-Making Framework. The purpose of the framework is to act as a guide for clinicians to help reinvent the occupational identity of their older adult clients after experiencing an occupational disruption or deprivation. Throughout the course, you will learn about the structure of the framework, forms, and assessments utilized by the framework.

An Overview Of Sleep Disturbances: A Practical Approach For Occupational Therapy Practitioners
Presented by Cynthia Hoskins, DBH, MOT, OTR/L, CCTS-I
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Course: #6219Level: Intermediate1 Hour
A general overview of the prevalence of sleep disturbances, a breakdown of the sleep cycle and stages, and the impact of poor sleep quality on different areas of occupation are covered in this course. More specifically, this course will inform OTPs of different assessment tools, the importance of addressing sleep quality in the therapy planning process, and evidence-based strategies to improve patient functional outcomes.

12 Ways to Progress any PT or OT Exercise, Activity, or Movement, Part 2
Presented by Andrea Salzman, MS, PT
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Course: #9577Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Therapists who routinely add spice and variety to their treatment methods are able to offer something new to their patients – a delighted therapist. Come enjoy this “sampler platter” of evidence-based ideas for progressing every exercise, activity and movement. This is part 2 of a 2 part webinar.

12 Ways to Progress Any PT or OT Exercise, Activity, or Movement, Part 1
Presented by Andrea Salzman, MS, PT
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Course: #9576Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Therapists who routinely add variety to their treatment methods can now offer something new to their patients – an inspired therapist. Come enjoy this “sampler platter” of evidence-based ideas for progressing every exercise, activity, and movement. This is part 1 of a 2-part webinar.

Evidence-Based Approaches: A Pediatric Perspective Of The Occupation Of Sleep
Presented by Nicole Quint, PhD, Dr.OT, OTR/L
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Course: #6204Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Public health research has shown that many children experience sleep disorders; however, many pediatric therapists feel uncomfortable providing sleep interventions for children. Using the "Hit the SAAQ" approach (created with Dr. Jason Browning), participants will learn how to evaluate and intervene to promote Sleep duration, sleep Architecture, and Address sleep disorders using evidence-based approaches to promote overall sleep Quality for preschool and school-aged children.

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