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The Importance of Early Mobility
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Video
Course: #4020 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course presents the importance of early mobility, including research which has linked early power mobility to specific developmental skills. Augmented mobility, providing power mobility to very young children primarily for developmental benefits, will also be addressed.

Wheelchair Positioning: Postural Care
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Live WebinarThu, Jan 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #4050 Level: 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.

Wheelchair Positioning: Pressure
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Live WebinarTue, Jan 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4052 Level: 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.

Connecting Immersive Virtual Reality Intervention to Rehabilitation Goals
Presented by Robert Ferguson, MHS, OTR/L, Michael Blackstock, MS, OTR/L
Video
Course: #3900 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Immersive virtual reality provides an engaging, motivating, task-oriented and salient experience that provides the requisite use, repetition and intensity of training for skill acquisition and performance. This course will use case-based videos and demonstrations along with a didactic approach to review several immersive virtual reality systems, activities and the available virtual reality evidence in order to integrate their use with evidence-based treatment strategies toward a patient's rehabilitation goals.

Jim's Place: A Virtual International Resource for AT
Presented by Jon Turnquist, MOL, OTR/L
Video
Course: #3871 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will focus on the use of technology and modifications to achieve independence through adaptations. Secondly, this presentation will present how Jim's Place (St. Ambrose University adapted home and assistive technology training center) can be utilized as a global resource to assist in the decision-making process in the utilization of assistive technology and/or home modification.

Children's Environments: Accessibility Consultation for Safety, Independence, and Learning
Presented by Shoshana Shamberg, OTR/L, MS, FAOTA
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Course: #3790 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Occupational therapists specially trained in accessibility issues and legislative compliance are crucial to targeting barriers and providing solutions to maximize safety, independence, working and learning for students and staff with disabilities in educational environments. Design solutions must be appropriate for a variety of populations and ages to adequately address accessible design and construction guidelines and technologies and may have to address compliance with a variety of state and federal guidelines. This seminar will provide an introduction to this specialty area of service delivery.

Assistive Technology Development: From Design to Market
Presented by Jayne Knowlton, MS, OT/L
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Course: #3780 Level: 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.

Positioning the Head
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #3703 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will discuss various strategies to optimize head position. First, we will explore strategies beyond the head support, including specific positioning interventions and addressing visual issues. Second, we will explore posterior head supports in depth, matching specific features to client needs. Third, we will explore other options which may be required if posterior support alone is inadequate, including anterior head support.

Assistive Technology to Improve Classroom Performance
Presented by Pawan Preet Kaur, OTR/L, ATP
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Course: #3659 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will outline various forms of low and high tech forms of assistive technology which may be incorporated into classrooms.

Lights! Camera! Magic! Video Modeling
Presented by Cindy Nankee, OTR/L, ATP
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Course: #3590 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Video modeling is an evidence based practice used to teach social skills, self care skills, vocational skills, motor skills, academic skills, communication skills and much more. This session will provide information, research, resources, case examples, step by step how to instruction and implementation strategies.