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Occupational Therapists Effectively Training Caregivers: Effective Communication And Care For Persons Living With Dementia
Presented by Tammy Jurkins, OTR/L, CDP, CADDCT, CMDCP
Live WebinarThu, Oct 6, 2022 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #5712Level: Introductory1 Hour
Education to effectively train families and caregivers to communicate with and care for people challenged with dementia will be provided in this course. The focus is on understanding the abilities and challenges of the dementia patient as well as the challenges of the family and caregivers.

Mental Health First Aid Awareness
Presented by Tania Sofia Nogueira, MSc, HCPC – UK, COT – UK, ACSS – PT
Live WebinarTue, Oct 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #5714Level: Introductory1 Hour
Mental health literacy is a key component of occupational therapy interventions. The high prevalence of mental disorders increases the likelihood of any of us engaging with someone experiencing mental health issues. This course aims to raise awareness and understanding about mental health first aid. It provides a general overview of this intervention and highlights its key elements.

Purposeful Movement To Enhance Focus, Attention, And Concentration
Presented by Tere Bowen-Irish, OTR/L
Live WebinarThu, Oct 13, 2022 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #5709Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Working in a school-based setting, you know that many students have little time to spend on the playground, attend more than one gym class per week, or have a space to move about in their classroom. All research points to movement as a method of alerting and rebooting our nervous system to help with focus, attention, and concentration. Therapists can help teachers create a flow throughout the day.

Mindfulness And Self-Regulation, A Perfect Combo
Presented by Tere Bowen Irish, OTR/L
Live WebinarThu, Oct 20, 2022 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #5708Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Regardless of age, self-regulation challenges can affect a student’s ability to perform optimally. We can teach students some simple mindfulness techniques based on Polyvagal Theory to help them respond, versus react to day-to-day challenges. Let’s increase self-awareness by teaching what signals the body provides before dysregulation. No mats, bells, or chants are needed!

Depression After Brain Injury
Presented by Jasleen Grewal, Registered Occupational Therapist, PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia, Julia Schmidt, PhD, BSc (Occupational Therapy)
Live WebinarTue, Oct 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #5741Level: Introductory1 Hour
An overview of the experience of depression after brain injury will be discussed in this course. Specifically, it will describe how depression can impact occupational engagement after brain injury and address current literature in this area and future considerations for practice.

Mindfulness And Emotional Intelligence
Presented by Ingrid Provident, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Live WebinarTue, Nov 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #5732Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Mindfulness can be used in personal and work settings to recenter the body and mind from anxiety and stress into calm. Mindfulness action builds upon one’s emotional intelligence and allows focused, productive responses to situations beyond one’s control. The practice of learning to be present and non-judgmental can be life-changing.

SLAP Tears Without Tears
Presented by Stephanie Ye, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, CMOT, CSCS
Live WebinarThu, Nov 3, 2022 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #5743Level: Advanced1 Hour
The clinical presentation of SLAP tear lesions and the typical evaluation and treatment of both conservative and post-operative cases will be discussed in this case.

Bullying Among Older Adults: Not Just A Playground Problem
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Live WebinarThu, Nov 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #5660Level: Introductory1 Hour
The definition and incidence of bullying in adult living communities and day centers including what older adult bullying looks like in this population are reviewed in this session. Characteristics of older adult bullies as well their targets and gender differences will be explored. The reasons why bullying occurs as well as the five different types of bullies are defined. Interventions for the organization, the bully, and the target will be reviewed to help communities minimize (and prevent where possible) bullying and mitigate the effects on the target. Addressing bullying behavior among older adults is critically important for enhancing quality of life and promoting emotional well-being; strategies to create caring and empathic communities for all residents and staff members are also reviewed.

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