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Human-Interfacing Robots For Functional Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
Presented by Ashley Gatewood, OTR/L, CSRS
Course: #6368Level: Advanced1 Hour
A review of the history, design, and clinical benefits of robotics in upper extremity treatment will be provided in this course. The knowledge needed to select a system for use and implementation in clinical practice based on the patient population will also be addressed.

Administering The Fugl-Meyer Assessment For The Upper Extremity
Presented by Veronica T. Rowe, PhD, OTR/L
Course: #6289Level: Introductory1 Hour
The Fugl-Meyer Assessment for the Upper Extremity (FMA-UE) is widely used as the gold standard in stroke research. Therapists will learn how to administer this standardized neurorehabilitation assessment of motor impairment for the hemiparetic arm and hand through detailed instructions and video demonstrations.

Understanding Seizures And Epilepsy In The Occupational Therapy Setting
Presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT
Course: #6318Level: Intermediate1 Hour
An overview of seizures and epilepsy in children and adults will be discussed in this course. It will include the impact, causes, identification, management, and essential teachings for individuals, caregivers, and healthcare personnel. Biomedical and holistic interventions in the management of epilepsy will be discussed. In addition, valuable resources and tools in seizure and epilepsy management will be shared.

Cultural Humility And Competency In Occupational Therapy: Looking Through The Lens Of Real Life Experiences
Presented by Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Course: #6300Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Cultural humility and competence for occupational therapists in international and domestic therapeutic settings will be covered in this course. It will include experiential scenarios for providing services and outline skills used to maintain cultural sensitivity and competence while engaged in OT services.

Pediatric Power Wheelchair Assessment And Training
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Course: #6317Level: Advanced3 Hours
Pediatric power wheelchair assessment, including determining and developing cognitive and motor readiness, team evaluation, and mobility training as a part of the school day, will be comprehensively addressed in this course. Assessment, skill development, and skill training are critical to achieve functional and independent use of power mobility.

Neurodiversity: Navigating Scenarios Using A Neurodiversity-Affirming Approach
Presented by Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Course: #9589Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Neurodiversity, neurodivergence, and neurodiversity (ND)-affirming approaches are discussed in this course. Strengths-based assessment, goals and supports that characterize ND-affirming approaches are described. Case scenarios are presented to exemplify ways to help those who are neurodivergent succeed in school and clinical settings.

Sarcopenia And Longevity: An Evidence-Based Update For The Occupational Therapy Practitioner
Presented by Scott Cheatham, PhD, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Course: #6316Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Age-related sarcopenia has become an emerging concern among healthcare providers, and recent research suggests a strong correlation between muscle mass and longevity. This presentation will discuss the evidence behind this growing concern, along with potential interventions that can be performed by the occupational therapy practitioner.

Understanding Asthma And Anaphylaxis In The Occupational Therapy Setting
Presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT
Course: #6315Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This program aims to provide an overview of asthma and anaphylaxis management and prevention across all age groups. It will include the causes, impact, medications, monitoring, and essential patient self-management teachings. In addition, valuable resources and tools will be shared to help individuals manage asthma and anaphylaxis, including assessing control and reducing triggers in various environments.

Neurodiversity-Affirming Practice
Presented by Virginia Spielmann, PhD, OTR/L
Course: #6314Level: Introductory1 Hour
Explore the fundamentals of neurodiversity-affirming practice in this introductory course designed for occupational therapy practitioners seeking clarity on the concept. Gain a solid understanding of relevant terminology and develop the essential skills to effectively support and celebrate the diverse neurological experiences of your clients.

Contextual Adaptations For The Neurodivergent Client: Pediatric Acute Care Virtual Conference
Presented by Julia Colman, OTD, OTR/L, BCP
Course: #6301Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The challenges neurodivergent children face in hospital settings are well documented by medical researchers, healthcare professionals, and autistic and/or ADHD individuals, themselves. Despite this, hospital personnel often fail to consider the unique sensory and communication needs of many neurodivergent children. Occupational therapy practitioners can improve outcomes by utilizing neurodiversity-affirming principles and advocating for more sensory-friendly hospital environments. This is Day 4 of the Pediatric Acute Care Virtual Conference.

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