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Dysphagia Evaluation and Treatment Recommendations
Presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, CCC-SLP
Video
Course: #4896Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Dysphagia is often part of our patients’ diagnoses. This course will build on your basic knowledge of dysphagia and provide an overview of red flags, evaluation, recommendations including diets, swallowing strategies, and precautions as well as current research on dysphagia treatments.

Reducing the Influence of Implicit Biases for Healthcare Professionals
Presented by Esther Clervaud, EdS
Video
Course: #9508Level: Introductory1 Hour
Our implicit biases affect how we perceive, evaluate, and react to others. Discover strategies that will help you reduce its influence to better meet the needs of those you serve.

Sensory Skills: Helping Parents to Support Sensory Development in their Children for Pediatric Feeding Success
Presented by Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L, Stephanie Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP, CLC
Live WebinarTue, Jan 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4973Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Many children who experience feeding difficulties struggle to develop the sensory comfort necessary to eat and enjoy a variety of different foods. This course will explore how to help parents help their children develop sensory comfort and prepare them to participate in everyday eating opportunities. The workshop, based on the principles of responsive feeding, will provide a brief overview of a child’s sensory system as it relates to feeding. The instructors will explore how practitioners can help parents to 1.Read their child’s cues, 2. Identify permission, and 3. Engage a child in daily activities to build a child’s sensory comfort and participation. There will be an emphasis on helping therapists use parent coaching techniques so that parents are the ones to support their child’s development in the context of everyday eating routines.

Mouth Moves: Helping Parents to Support Oral Motor Development in their Children for Pediatric Feeding Success
Presented by Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L, Stephanie Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP, CLC
Live WebinarThu, Jan 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #4974Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Many children who experience feeding difficulties struggle to develop the oral motor skills necessary to eat and enjoy a variety of different foods. This course will explore how feeding therapists can coach parents to help children develop oral motor skills in the context of everyday eating opportunities. The workshop, based on the principles of responsive feeding, will provide a brief overview of the developmental acquisition of oral motor skills and explore how practitioners can help parents to 1. Read their child’s cues 2. Identify permission and 3. Sensitively engage their child in activities that support oral motor skill development. There will be an emphasis on helping therapists use parent coaching techniques so that parents can be the ones to support their child’s development in the context of everyday eating routines.

From Rows to Wobble Seats: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments in the Classroom
Presented by Emily Finn, MS, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Jan 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4981Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will discuss how to implement Universal Design for Learning in the classroom. It will examine the OT’s role in promoting environmental modifications to promote an inclusive learning environment for all students.

20Q: Leadership Reflections From a College Dean
Presented by Charlotte Royeen, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FASAHP, FNAP
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Course: #4922Level: Introductory1 Hour
In this edition, we highlight Dr. Charlotte Royeen's career and contributions to occupational therapy. Dr. Royeen is the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and the Inaugural Chair of the Endowed A. Watson Armour III Presidential Professorship at Rush University Medical Center. She is nationally and internationally recognized in occupational therapy, neuroscience, and physical therapy and has 76 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 25 popular press or web-based publications, over 22 edited or authored books, 27 book chapters, and just recently had four op-ed pieces published in the popular press. This course is part of a quarterly series on OccupationalTherapy.com designed as a salute to the OT pioneers with contributing editor Dr. Franklin Stein. It is presented in an engaging Q & A format and highlights the OT pioneer's journey into occupational therapy and research accomplishments.

Ethical Considerations in Rehabilitation: A Clinical Perspective for Therapists
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Live WebinarThu, Jan 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #4980Level: Intermediate2 Hours
In this session, practical information about ethics is provided from a clinical perspective. Core ethical principles as they relate to healthcare and senior care are reviewed. Behaviors that are considered unethical by most credentialing bodies are considered as well as legal and ethical issues typically encountered in one’s daily profession. The course applies models for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas in healthcare including CELIBATE, RIPS, and the Rest Four Component Model. Case examples illustrating various ethical dilemmas and issues that can take place in senior care settings are offered to enhance learning.

Autism and Neurodiversity
Presented by Diane E. Treadwell-Deering, MD
Video
Course: #9507Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will review the concept of neurodiversity as it pertains to autism spectrum disorder, clarifying aspects of terminology, framework, and beliefs.

Occupational Therapy Treatment for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Presented by Scott Rushanan, MS, OTR/L, MBA
Video
Course: #4904Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will offer occupational therapists a background on Multiple Sclerosis (pathophysiology, diagnosis, and signs/symptoms), functional and cognitive impairments associated with the disease, as well as information on interventions for addressing occupational performance with this patient population.

Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Occupational Justice and Practice
Presented by Heather Javaherian-Dysinger, OTD, OTR/L
Video
Course: #4894Level: Introductory1 Hour
Intimate partner violence is a justice issue that impacts occupational participation and the health of individuals, families, and communities. This course will focus on understanding the role of occupational therapy in this area and issues of occupational justice.