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Smart Wheelchairs
Presented by Rosalie Wang, PhD, OT (Reg), Pooja Viswanathan, PhD
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Course: #4155Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course summarizes research to date on smart wheelchairs, describing smart wheelchair components and functions and how smart wheelchairs can help increase driving safety and independence of powered wheelchair users. The course also describes limitations to current research, gaps in wheelchair assessment and training, and design and ethical considerations for smart wheelchairs.

Starting a Private Practice - Part 1
Presented by Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA
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Course: #4142Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is the first in a series of two webinars on creating a private practice. It looks at ideas for expanding your practice into a private practice, and issues to consider, such as a potential area of practice, reimbursement or payment, trends in society or societal needs, and needs assessments.

Collaborative Consultation: Supporting Students with Autism in the Classroom
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #4144Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The purpose of this course is to provide tools and strategies for therapists in supporting inclusive classrooms. The course will incorporate evidence-based classroom supports for students with autism, highlighting Universal Design for Learning.

Innovations in Geriatric Care: Evidence-Based Interventions for Falls (Day 4)
Presented by Holly Hester, PT, DPT, CHC
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Course: #3967Level: Intermediate1 Hour
As the population ages, health care providers, including occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants, must employ effective methods of fall risk assessment, prevention, and management to prevent the serious injuries, decreased mobility, and loss of independence caused by falls. This session will discuss evidence-based interventions for falls, emphasizing the role of occupational therapy in the interdisciplinary management of falls in both the institutional and community settings.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Differential Diagnosis
Presented by Colleen Sleik, PT, DPT, OCS, NCS
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Course: #4139Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Participants will learn pathophysiology and presentation of diagnoses of central, peripheral, and other origins of dizziness. Interactive case study presentations will help the learner to identify the key components of the subjective history to better guide the assessment and treatment of the patient’s condition.

Innovations in Geriatric Care: Multisensory Environments; A Non-Pharmacological Intervention for Managing Behaviors in Clients with Dementia (Day 3)
Presented by Jennifer Lape, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3966Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will explore the use of multisensory environments to decrease negative behaviors in geriatric clients with dementia. Attendees will gain knowledge regarding current research, creation of a multisensory environment, program development, and how to document patient outcomes.

Innovations in Geriatric Care: Human Trafficking; Identification and Prevention (Day 2)
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #9352Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Human trafficking is a widespread form of slavery that exists today, even within the United States. Victims of human trafficking come in all sexes, genders, nationalities, and ethnicities. This course will explore the nature and scope of human trafficking in the United States. Participants will learn about the dynamics of control in human trafficking, impact on victims, how to identify and report human trafficking, and efforts to combat human trafficking through education, advocacy, and legislation.

Innovations in Geriatric Care: Trauma-Informed Care; What It Is and Why It's Important (Day 1)
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3964Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Life trauma can lead to lifestyle practices that influence development of chronic illness. Understanding past traumatic events in individuals' lives can be key to effective care. Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with a history of life trauma that recognizes trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role trauma plays in their lives. This session explores how trauma-informed care can be used by clinicians with individuals who have experienced pervasive adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). This session provides suggestions for using the five guiding principles of trauma-informed care: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment, as the best clinical practice.

Wounds: The OT Perspective
Presented by Nora Barrett, MS, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #4110Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover the OT perspective of evaluating, treating and dressing wounds from initial encounter through wound closure with functional implications and clinical pearls addressed. Orthotics and documentation will be reviewed through various wound cases.

A Sensory Approach to Potty Training
Presented by Britt Collins, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #4109Level: Intermediate1 Hour
A Sensory Approach to Potty Training will define the 8 sensory processing systems and how they relate to potty training. This course will offer strategies to help create a plan for potty training a child with special needs.

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