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Down Syndrome 101 for Pediatric OTs
Presented by Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #3782Level: Introductory1 Hour
Children with Down Syndrome often exhibit differences in tone, joints, feeding, heart and respiratory problems, as well as behavioral and comorbid conditions. Understanding the complexities of the condition as well as adapting daily life tasks can bring great success to this population.

Phalanx Fractures: Achieving Best Outcomes
Presented by Rachel Pigott, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #3769Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will examine biomechanical and anatomical factors which impact choice in initial conservative or surgical intervention for phalanx fractures. Evidence based rehabilitation methods for best outcomes in phalanx fractures will be outlined including strategies to address potential complications.

Fieldwork Education: Cultural Considerations for the Clinical Educator
Presented by Vikram Pagpatan, MS, OTR/L, ATP
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Course: #3785Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will seek to explore, discuss and analyze cultural sensitivities and contextual considerations for the clinical educator when mentoring a fieldwork level student.

ACEs: Research for Understanding the Early Experiences of Young Children
Presented by Alison D. Peak, LCSW, IMH-E
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Course: #9388Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide information regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on early childhood development, brain architecture, and health outcomes. ACEs provide an accessible template to understanding the role of trauma in early childhood development and the capacity for relationships to mitigate the impact of trauma.

Occupational Therapy, Mental Health Housing, and Recovery
Presented by Sean Getty, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #3784Level: Introductory1 Hour
The American Occupational Therapy Association continues to promote the role of occupational therapy in mental health settings, as this is a core component of the Centennial Vision (AOTA, 2006) and a focus of the Association’s position papers (AOTA, 2017). The profession has identified the role of occupational therapy in mental health recovery and includes residential settings as a treatment area (AOTA, 2016), however there continues to be a scarcity of therapists working in these settings and a lack of research to identify our role. This presentation will introduce participants to occupational therapy’s role in residential mental health treatment. Strategies that can be used to advocate to housing providers in forming relationships will be identified. Components of program design and interprofessional collaboration will also be identified. Case studies highlighting assessments relevant to this setting and individual and group approaches will be discussed.

Metacarpal Fractures: Achieving Best Outcomes
Presented by Rachel Pigott, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #3768Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will examine biomechanical and anatomical factors which impact choice in initial conservative or surgical intervention for metacarpal fractures. Evidence based rehabilitation methods for best outcomes in metacarpal fractures will be outlined including strategies to address potential complications.

Assistive Technology Development: From Design to Market
Presented by Jayne Knowlton, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3780Level: Introductory1 Hour
Becoming an entrepreneur can be exciting and daunting. The path from product concept to market can be demanding and fraught with barriers to success. This course will guide attendees on the process of designing and bringing adaptive products to market. This writer’s ongoing seven year experience with the AquaEve urinal becoming a commercial product will be utilized as a case example to illustrate the application of the principles and strategies in the course.

Maternal Health and Occupational Therapy: Exploring Our Role with New Mothers
Presented by Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #3770Level: Introductory1 Hour
Being a holistic and client-centered health care provider, occupational therapy practitioners can have a positive impact on new mothers and help with a successful role transition to motherhood as the current maternal health models appear to exhibit gaps where new mothers have needs. Occupational therapy's ability to address physical, emotional, and psychosocial issues of new mothers and suggestions for intervention areas will be explored in this course.

Motor Skill Acquisition for Optimal Occupational Performance
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
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Course: #3747Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course focuses on how the motor learning model can promote motor skill acquisition throughout the lifespan. Utilizing dynamic systems theory, participants will learn how to provide feedback, adapt the environment and the task and how to assess motor learning effectively to optimize occupational performance.

Utilizing Occupation to Maximize Neuroplasticity in Acquired Brain Injury Survivors
Presented by Angela Reimer, OTD, MOT, OTR, CBIST
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Course: #3767Level: Intermediate1 Hour
In order for OT practitioners to fully integrate the concepts of motor learning and neuroplasticity, these concepts must be better understood. This course focuses on educating therapists on neuroplasticity, what drives functional improvement and how OT practitioners can utilize motor learning theory and occupation-based interventions to improve functional outcomes.

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