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A Primer for the New School-Based Therapist: Understanding the Role of OT in the Educational Setting
Presented by Amanda Speights, MS, OTR/L
Course: #2853Level: Introductory1 Hour
School-based occupational therapists are presented with the challenge of navigating an educational setting while maintaining distinction from other educators as skilled clinicians. The prepared therapist has a good understanding of the context and the role of OT in this unique practice setting.

Interdisciplinary Approach to Continence Improvement
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Course: #2830Level: Intermediate2 Hours
All healthcare disciplines have a role in skilled intervention to treat continence. This seminar provides an overview of anatomy and physiology of normal voiding as well as normal function related to continence. Different types of incontinence are identified and assessment/treatment strategies are offered for each. This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to continence improvement and demonstrates roles of each team member. Emphasis is placed on completing an assessment of voiding, identifying triggers and bladder stimulants, voiding habits and patterns, and implementing individualized care approaches. This course is open captioned. Editor's note: The live course on Thursday, 2/23/17 is a repeat course of the same content that ran originally on 4/14/16.

Training Pediatric Therapists to Deliver Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) in Sub-Saharan Africa
Presented by Patricia Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Course: #2796Level: Advanced1 Hour
This presentation will highlight an innovative international project that has successfully adapted a signature form of pediatric constraint-induced movement therapy into a protocol appropriate for Ethiopia. Participants will learn how to adapt evidence-based elements when designing culturally-relevant CIMT in other countries and settings (i.e. rural practices) where resources may be limited.This course is open captioned.

This course is part of the "Occupational Therapy International Journal Club" presented in cooperation with Wiley and Occupational Therapy International.

Yoga After Stroke: Does It Work and How Can I Use It In My OT Practice?
Presented by Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR
Course: #2784Level: Introductory1 Hour
This will be a lecture regarding the research behind the benefits and feasibility of providing yoga to people with stroke. Specific yoga postures that are beneficial and feasible will be included. This course is open captioned.

Facilitating Participation for Parents with Disabilities
Presented by Amanda Acord-Vira, EdD, OTR/L, CBIS, Diana Davis, PhD, OTR/L
Course: #2758Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This presentation highlights the role of occupational therapists when addressing parenting as an occupation for individuals with disabilities. Through case study presentation presenters will introduce specific strategies for use when intervening in this complex occupation. This course is open captioned.

Leadership and Advocacy for the OTA
Presented by Amber L. Ward, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP/SMS
Course: #2743Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will focus on the strengths which the OTA brings to the profession, and how to develop those strengths into leadership and advocacy opportunities. We will focus on personal, local, state and national options to explore to develop potential.

Scleroderma- An Update
Presented by Janet Poole, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Course: #2726Level: Introductory1 Hour
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is an autoimmune connective tissue disease that affects the skin, internal organs and blood vessels. People with scleroderma often develop severe contractures in the hands that make it very difficult to perform daily occupations. This course will review symptoms of scleroderma, the role of the occupational therapist and discuss specific interventions to increase joint motion and manage daily tasks.

Meeting the Driving and Community Mobility Needs of Older Adults
Presented by Wendy Stav, Ph.D., OTR/L, SCDCM, FAOTA
Course: #2689Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This session reviews the occupation of driving and community mobility among older adults who are experiencing the health effects of aging and age-related illnesses. The roles, responsibilities, and professional skills of occupational therapy practitioners are explained to optimize mobility and community engagement for older clients.

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