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Neurobiology of Addiction: Implications for Occupational Therapy Intervention
Presented by Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500
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Course: #4047Level: Introductory1 Hour
Efforts to treat addiction are hampered by prejudice and a public view that treats it as a disorder of self-control, not a disease. We will explore advances in addiction research that, if disseminated to the public, could reverse these misconceptions and facilitate changes which will improve treatment.

Occupational Therapy Considerations for the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Patient
Presented by Laura Stimler, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT
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Course: #4055Level: Introductory1.5 Hours
This course is designed to provide essential evidence-based information on occupational therapy evaluation and treatment of pediatric clients following stem cell transplantation. Considerations for all phases of cancer treatment across multiple contexts will be highlighted.

Introduction to Hippotherapy for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
Presented by Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS
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Course: #4036Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will introduce occupational therapy practitioners to the use of the horse, horses’ movement and the equine environment as a treatment tool. Occupational therapy practitioners will be introduced to hippotherapy in relation to the occupational therapy practice framework.

Wheelchair Positioning: Pressure
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4052Level: Advanced1 Hour
A main goal of wheelchair seating is pressure management, specifically to prevent development of pressure injuries. This course will present pressure injury definitions, staging, etiology and specific seating interventions.

Home Health PDGM: What Therapists Need to Know Now
Presented by Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O, Diana L Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D
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Course: #9276Level: Intermediate2 Hours
The most significant payment model change in over 20 years will move from concept to reality January 1, 2020. It may seem like there is plenty of time to prepare for impact but this model will remove the relationship between the number of therapy visits and reimbursement and causing additional anxiety for therapists working in home health. This session will break down the key components of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and provide strategies for therapists to articulate value beyond the visit.

Wheelchair Positioning: Postural Care
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4050Level: Advanced1 Hour
The goals of wheelchair seating include managing posture and pressure as well as providing stability for function. Postural care addresses positioning outside of the wheelchair, particularly during sleep, and can be used to improve the quality and duration of sleep, promote health and maintain safety during sleep, as well as to minimize, prevent and even reverse orthopedic changes.

Seizures and the Mysterious Co-morbidities Between Autism, Childhood Trauma, and ADHD
Presented by Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4030Level: Advanced1 Hour
There is a significant connection to seizures and other pediatric conditions such as Autism, Childhood trauma, and ADHD. Exploring the neurological connections can provide practitioners a different view into the symptoms and possible causes of the clinical presentations and behavioral challenges presented by such populations.

20Q: Interview with OT Scholar and Historian
Presented by Kathlyn L. Reed, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, MLIS
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Course: #4059Level: Introductory1 Hour
Kathlyn "Kitty" Reed is a distinguished occupational therapist who has been a clinical practitioner, professor at Texas Women’s University, author of significant books in occupational therapy, historian and medical librarian, with a career extending over 50 years. This interview describes her career and contributions to occupational therapy. Professor Reed describes the process of reviewing the literature for a research study and the intricacies of historical research in occupational therapy. This course is part of an exciting new 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 Normal Aging
Presented by Ron Carson, OT, OTD, MHS, CLT
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Course: #4040Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will identify normal aging principles and successful aging principles as well as identify normal age-related dysfunctions. Implementation of these principles into clinical goals and interventions will also be addressed.

The Unique Role of Occupational Therapy in the Treatment of Individuals with Parkinson's Disease
Presented by Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #4027Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is part two of a two-part series on Parkinson's disease. This course focuses on the use of appropriate and specific outcomes to develop a person-centered, occupation-based approach to treatment of individuals with Parkinson's disease.

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