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The Pruning Effect On The Teenage Brain (It’s Not Just Hormones)
Presented by Tere Bowen-Irish, OTR/L
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Course: #6103Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Adolescent brain changes during puberty will be highlighted in this course. We will consider how these changes may affect behaviors and participation in life tasks. What we used to blame on hormones is now attributed to a pruning effect that helps the brain become more specialized. As educators, this information is crucial when planning interventions.

From Meltdowns To An Occupation-Centered Approach For Self-Regulation And Management
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
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Course: #6106Level: Intermediate2 Hours
How to incorporate sensory strategies for emotional management and self-regulation in pediatric practice is emphasized in this course. Emphasis will also be on preventing behaviors and meltdowns related to sensory processing, collaborating with teachers and parents to implement them into daily routines, and monitoring outcomes for documentation and program evaluation. You will have the opportunity to create a plan for a child on your caseload for generalization to practice.

Ethics Using An Occupational Therapy Lens To Investigate Moral Distress And Practice Dilemmas
Presented by Ingrid Provident, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #6064Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Ethics is the foundation of professional practice yet therapists may experience moral distress and make less than ethical decisions when emotional issues, toxic work conditions, or low morale are unchecked. This presentation will overview the code of ethics and present clinical situations to challenge the participant to understand best practices in ethical decision-making.

Bilateral Tasks: One Hand Versus Body-Powered Prosthesis
Presented by Debra Latour, OT, PP-OTD, MEd, OTR
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Course: #6097Level: Advanced1 Hour
Completing common bilateral tasks using one hand and a body-powered prosthesis will be reviewed in part 1 of this upper extremity series.

Substance Misuse In The Elderly And Use Of Screening, Brief Intervention, And Referral To Treatment (SBIRT)
Presented by Ingrid Provident, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #6062Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Substance use disorders are a significant problem in the elderly population. Studies have shown that elderly patients with substance use disorders have very good outcomes when diagnosed and treatment is initiated using SBIRT, a technique incorporating Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Intervention.

Different Elbow Fractures And How To Treat Them
Presented by Stephanie Ye, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CMOT, CSCS
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Course: #6059Level: Advanced1 Hour
The many different types of elbow fractures will be discussed in this course. It will review current practice evaluation processes as well as conservative and/or surgical interventions ideas for these conditions for return to independence with all meaningful occupations.

Yoga Tools For Trauma: Trauma-Informed Mindful Movement For Pediatric Therapists
Presented by Amy Starkey, COTA/L, E-RYT200, YACEP, CTP-E, Qi1
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Course: #6095Level: Introductory1 Hour
Useful strategies (‘tools’) that pediatric therapists can implement in either the school or clinic setting for helping their young clients successfully navigate trauma through the use of yoga and other mindful movement activities for building resiliency and self-regulation of the nervous system will be reviewed in this course. Attendees will learn about the impact of trauma and how to lead therapy sessions from a trauma-informed lens.

Work: An Occupation Across The Lifespan
Presented by Thomas F. Fisher, PhD, OTR/L, CCM, FAOTA
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Course: #6021Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Occupational therapy has a long significant history of contribution to persons leading independent and functional lives, which includes work. With injured soldiers returning to the US after WWI, reconstruction aides (later becoming occupational therapists) promoted work as a means and an ends to their rehabilitation. This remains the case over 105 years later. During this session, we will explore the history and the current state of work and industry, including ergonomics, as an area of practice for occupational therapy practitioners.

Fostering Healthy Minds: Exploring Occupational Therapy’s Role In Supporting Infant And Early Childhood Mental Health
Presented by Jessica McMurdie, OTR/L
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Course: #6061Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about the critical window of brain development and the key factors that impact the social-emotional foundations of infants and toddlers. Learn how occupational therapy’s unique perspective can make a positive impact on infants' and toddlers' overall well-being and mental health.

Choosing The “Smart” Device: Smart Technology Options For Aging In Place
Presented by Monique Chabot, OTD, OTR/L, SCEM, CLIPP, CAPS
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Course: #6001Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course builds on the first part of the series and shares the perspectives of older adults regarding the use of smart technology and areas of concern within their homes. It will also discuss the categories of smart technology available at various price points to holistically support aging in place from a physical, cognitive, and social perspective.

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