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Self-Catheterization: OT Considerations
Presented by Rachel Galant, MSNM, OTR/L
Course: #3162Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will review different patient populations who may use self-catheterization and how nurses and OTs can be a great team in this training process. It will be important to discover if a patient is ready to learn self-catheterization, as well as being familiar with strategies and adaptive equipment that can facilitate the learning.

Getting a Grip on Research Writing and Scholarship
Presented by Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Course: #3173Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will educate individuals on the structural conventions of scholarly writing and what the common research publication guidelines are. Participants will learn about the inner journey of writing in order to improve their writing skills and how to define and correct common writing errors.

Getting A Grip On Research
Presented by Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Course: #3168Level: Advanced1 Hour
The presentation aims to review and simplify the strategies used in thinking about research, connecting the clinician’s knowledge to steps of research methodology. Participants should have some knowledge of research design.

Dementia Management: Evidence-Based Interventions to Reduce Unwanted Behaviors
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Course: #3050Level: Intermediate1 Hour
OTs can apply evidence-based interventions to improve dementia care. This session reviews the etiology of common behaviors. Cognitive-emotion, multi-sensory, animal-assisted, and exercise interventions to reduce agitation are discussed as well as specific strategies for improving ADL, feeding, communication, and occupational engagement are offered.

Raising Early Awareness: Early Detection of Psychosis Symptoms in Adolescents - A PIER Model Review
Presented by Michelle Burlyga, MS, OTR/L
Course: #3125Level: Intermediate1 Hour
As follow up from the previous course “Promoting Early Intervention in Mental Health,” this course will focus specifically on the progression and current innovative work of early detection for prodromal psychosis symptoms within the Transitional-Aged Youth (TAY) populations. The use of the PIER (Portland Identification and Early Referral) Model’s outreach and assessment aspects will be discussed, including both strengths and challenges with program implementation.

Making Sense of Meltdowns: How to Identify and Intervene for Children with Sensory Based Disruptive Behaviors
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
Course: #3106Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course emphasizes how to incorporate sensory strategies for self-regulation in school-based therapy, clinic-based services, and home health services to promote participation and performance in varied environments, including the school context. Emphasis will be on preventing behaviors and meltdowns related to sensory processing, collaborating with teachers and parents to implement into daily routines, and monitoring outcomes for documentation and program evaluation.

The Way You Do The Things You Do: Occupational Therapy and Malpractice
Presented by Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA
Course: #3065Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This session defines malpractice, and reviews the basics of the law of malpractice and how it applies to occupational therapy practice. It also provides practical tips to avoid malpractice in occupational therapy.

Sensory Technologies: Preparing for the ATP Exam
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Course: #3060Level: Introductory1 Hour
The RESNA Assistive Technology Professional certification examination includes questions from a variety of content areas. One of those areas is Sensory Technologies. This module will cover the content area including technologies for people who are hard of hearing, deaf, have low vision, are blind or who are deaf blind.

Autism & Safety: Keeping Individuals with Autism Safe in Their Homes and Communities
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
Course: #3026Level: Introductory1 Hour
The following presentation guides the participant through tips on how to prevent elopement in individuals with autism, along with how to create a plan if a child wanders from a safe place.

A Clinician's Perspective: Occupational Therapy For Persons With Renal Disease
Presented by Ann Burkhardt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Course: #3021Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Participants will gain knowledge and clinical reasoning skill concerning the medical and rehabilitation management of clients with renal disease.

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