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FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Presented by PJ Winters, EdD
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Course: #9526Level: Introductory1 Hour
Receive an overview of FERPA including practical advice regarding the regulation of FERPA by LEAs. Also learn ways in which this federal law affects your practice in service to schools.

School-Based Occupational Therapy and Student Mental Health: Are We Helping?
Presented by Moni Keen, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #5183Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is about occupational therapy’s role in addressing mental health issues within the school setting. We will delve into reasons why practitioners do not feel they are addressing mental health, but more importantly, the practitioner will learn ways in which they are addressing this very important area.

Exploring the Role of Occupational Therapy and Refugees
Presented by Khalil Mrabe, MEd, OTD
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Course: #5171Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides an introduction to the diverse migrant population, challenges and barriers to participation, and how occupational therapy can impact the transition of refugees into host countries. This course outlines potential advocacy using the occupational justice framework to combat systemic barriers restricting occupational participation, performance, and prosperity.

Moving Forward: Occupational Therapy's Unique Contribution in Treating and Promoting Pelvic Health
Presented by Richard Sabel, MA, MPH, OTR, GCFP
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Course: #5170Level: Introductory2 Hours
Pelvic health issues impact the lives of millions of men, women, and children, often limiting their ability to engage in meaningful occupations. This program will clarify functions of the pelvic floor, as well as causes and types of disorders, while illuminating occupational therapy's vital and unique contribution to working with this population.

OT’s Role in the Terminally Ill and End-of-life Client
Presented by Elizabeth Alicea Torres, OTD, MSOT, OTR/L
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Course: #5165Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will enhance OT practitioners’ knowledge regarding the role that occupational therapy plays to maintain function, regain ones’ occupational identity, reduce symptoms, and provide caregiver education for the terminally ill and/or end-of-life client. This course will also provide examples through case studies demonstrating how occupational therapy intervention is beneficial in facilitating quality of life at the end of one’s life, as well as illuminate how the profession is vastly underutilized.

Mental Health of Adolescents: Psychosocial Occupational Therapy for Adolescent Populations
Presented by William Lambert, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #5181Level: Introductory1 Hour
An overview of occupational therapy practice with adolescents experiencing mental health issues, including suicide and the effects of the pandemic will be presented. Common diagnoses, presenting problems, psychosocial stressors and basic concepts used in providing occupational therapy are examined. Occupational therapy programing, assessments, interventions and emerging trends and practice opportunities are identified.

20Q: Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Presented by Moses N. Ikiugu, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #5204Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The purpose of this interview was to highlight for course participants the role of occupational therapy in psychosocial rehabilitation, current research on purposeful and meaningful occupations, and the role of a humanistic philosophical framework in occupational therapy. 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.

Understanding Lymphedema: Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Treatment
Presented by Linda Grenus, OTR/L, CHT, CLT
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Course: #5154Level: Introductory1 Hour
Understanding lymphedema is an introductory course that will review the lymphatic system anatomy, pathophysiology, and indications/contraindications to treatment. At-risk individuals with types of cancers and vascular disorders associated with lymphedema as well as techniques for the non-CLT client will be presented.

Upper Extremity Reconstructive Surgery for Tetraplegia: The Role of OT
Presented by Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD, CPAM, CKTP
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Course: #5151Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will review the role of reconstructive surgery post tetraplegia to restore UE function. Using lecture, empirical data, and case studies, we will explore options for surgical interventions, anticipated outcomes, and interventions to optimize those outcomes.

How To Fix Common Handwriting Challenges In Pediatric Therapy
Presented by Aditi Mehra, DHS, OTR/L
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Course: #5157Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course addresses the myriad of underlying issues which can impact handwriting performance, from the basics of pencil grip, letter formation, pace, and the sensory-motor mechanics required for handwriting success. Upon the completion of this course, practitioners will have access to simple step by step strategies with worksheets they can use the very next day to implement fluency-based handwriting interventions and make data based decisions in everyday practice.