Developmental Disabilities CEU Courses for OTs

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Anxious Eaters and Anxious Mealtimes
Presented by Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA
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Course: #4452Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This practical webinar will identify who are anxious eaters and outline sensitive and systematic ways to support these worried eaters and their families in mealtime peace and expanding diets. The approach is based on the responsive feeding principles of the Get Permission Approach that begins with child success and tiptoes towards change with small positive and compassionate steps.

continued Conversations, The CE Podcast: Evidence Based Interventions in Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Presented by Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #4461Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course presents a discussion about the role and importance of evidence-based practice. The conversation is centered around a landmark systematic review (Novak & Honan, 2019) which provides new recommendations for the use of OT interventions in pediatrics.

Meeting the Needs of Autistic Adults
Presented by Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA, Scott Robertson, PhD
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Course: #4398Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will define autism and describe the lived experience of autistic adults, including common core strengths and challenges. It will also provide strategies, technology, and other supports.

continued Conversations, The CE Podcast: Functional Goal Setting in Pediatrics
Presented by Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #4414Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course reviews the role of goal-setting in occupational therapy practice. The presenter and host attempt to reconcile differences between their own professional experience with goal-setting, historical precedent, current practice, and current evidence-based recommendations.

Car Seats for Children with Special Needs
Presented by Ashley Fogle, PT, DPT, Danielle Morris, PT, DPT, PCS, CPST, C/NDT
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Course: #4371Level: Introductory2 Hours
Children with special needs are at an increased risk for injury when traveling in vehicles. Class participants will explore design features and accessories of car seats and large medical child safety seats that will improve positioning and safety during transportation.

20Q: An Expert in Developmental Coordination Disorder
Presented by Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #4288Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
In this edition, we highlight Dr. Sharon Cermak’s career and contributions to occupational therapy. Dr. Cermak is renowned for her expertise in Developmental Coordination Disorder. She was selected as one of the 100 leading occupational therapists and has received many awards for her working in sensory processing. This course is part of a quarterly series on OccupationalTherapy.com designed as a salute to the OT pioneers with contributing editor Dr. Franklin Stein. It is presented in an engaging Q & A format and highlights the OT pioneer's journey into occupational therapy and research accomplishments.

DIR/Floortime: A Practical Tool For Occupational Therapy Practitioners
Presented by Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS
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Course: #4240Level: Introductory1 Hour
DIR/Floortime is an excellent approach and tool for the OTP to structure their understanding of a child’s functional developmental emotional capacities. Using this understanding, the OTP can move into effective interventions with children and families to meet them where they are at.

Modifying Approaches to Improve Outcomes for Children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Their Families
Presented by Dan Dubovsky, MSW
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Course: #4145Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course presents an overview of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The role of occupational therapy and how and why approaches need to be modified for individuals with an FASD are highlighted.

Introduction to Hippotherapy for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
Presented by Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS
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Course: #4036Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will introduce occupational therapy practitioners to the use of the horse, horses’ movement and the equine environment as a treatment tool. Occupational therapy practitioners will be introduced to hippotherapy in relation to the occupational therapy practice framework.

Leisure Matters! The Importance of Cultivating Leisure Interests In Young People Living with Disabilities
Presented by David Weiss, OTR/L
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Course: #3957Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The presentation will focus on the importance of and positive influence on mental health from the cultivation of leisure interests. Examples with individuals and with whole group activities and positive outcomes for students will be discussed.