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Chair Yoga for Every-Body
Presented by Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500
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Course: #3432Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide introductory information for seated chair yoga for patients of all ages and abilities.

Therapeutic Use of Self and the Power of Occupation: Dancing to the Beat of the Music
Presented by Kristine Haertl, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #3388Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This presentation will discuss the role of client-centered care in occupation based practice. The featured presenter will discuss the power of narrative, connection to the client, multiple ways of knowing, and various conceptualizations of client-centered care and therapeutic use of self.

Cerebral Palsy and Post-Op Treatment
Presented by Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #3437Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover potential upper extremity surgeries for the individual with Cerebral Palsy, post-operative therapy protocols and anticipated functional changes related to the surgeries.

Importance of Penmanship - Cursive
Presented by Dena Bishop, OTR/L
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Course: #3373Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will identify the multiple benefits to cursive writing, examine the various obstacles to cursive writing, and compare and contrast popular cursive writing programs. Participants will be able to effectively communicate with school staff of the importance of cursive writing versus keyboarding in the curriculum.

Importance of Penmanship - Printing
Presented by Dena Bishop, OTR/L
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Course: #3372Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This presentation will examine the skills necessary for handwriting success, compare popular handwriting programs and identify modifications and adaptations that can be used next day in the classroom. Participants will be able to effectively communicate the importance of penmanship in schools and provide the best programs and accommodations to make students successful.

Meditation and Neural Mechanisms: Cognitive Applications in the Elderly
Presented by Sindhu Narayan, OT/L, RYT200
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Course: #3315Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course discusses various meditation techniques and the neural mechanisms associated with the practice of meditation based on current evidence. Further, it provides an outline for utilizing meditation as a therapeutic OT intervention in the elderly with cognitive dysfunction.

Caseload to Workload: A Data-Driven Approach to School-Based OT and PT Services
Presented by Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA
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Course: #3397Level: Advanced2 Hours
Based on recommendations from the therapy professions, participants will identify methodologies for data collection, organization and analysis regarding the various activities and tasks they are asked to perform in their districts. They will learn how to utilize this data to help inform and influence administrative decisions regarding therapy staffing and service delivery.

Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention With Children and Youth: A Guiding Framework for Occupational Therapy
Presented by Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #3380Level: Intermediate2 Hours
The aim of this presentation is to provide a foundation for conceptualizing occupational therapy's role in mental health promotion, prevention and intervention when working with all children and youth -those with and without disabilities and/or mental illness- in schools and community settings. Content reflects a public health approach to occupational therapy services at the universal, targeted, and intensive levels.

Weaving Mindfulness and Visualization into Your Practice
Presented by Tere Bowen Irish, OTR/L
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Course: #3421Level: Introductory1 Hour
The 21st century child brings new challenges to the classroom. Teachers and therapists are trying to create a calmer environment to help students access the curriculum. This course will focus on techniques and strategies that call for quietness, peacefulness, and kindness.

Understanding the Impact of Concomitant Psychotropic Medication Use in Patients Also Receiving Physical And/Or Occupational Therapy
Presented by Rosanne Thomas, PT, MS, PhD
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Course: #9083Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Concomitant psychiatric diagnoses in patients treated by physical therapy are increasingly common. Rehabilitation outcomes can be hindered, enhanced or merely complicated by medically necessary psychotropic drug treatment. This course will investigate the complexities of pharmacological interaction with physical rehabilitation for patients with psychiatric disorders from mild depression to more complex mental health issues in order to optimize outcomes for both. This course is directly related to the practice of physical and occupational therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA, OT and OTA.