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A Focus On Caregivers For Persons With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) And Motor Neuron Diseases
Presented by Ann Burkhardt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Live WebinarTue, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:00 am EST
Course: #3578 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide a perspective on caregiving for person’s with ALS and motor neuron disease. Occupational Therapists work with clients and their caregivers regularly. When the disease is a progressive and characterized by declining functional ability, it can be difficult for caregivers to retain their own resilience. This course will offer perspectives for caregivers and care providers.

Introduction To Autism Spectrum Disorders
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
Live WebinarWed, Dec 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #3581 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
The following course is an introduction to autism spectrum disorder. Participants will learn about the diagnosis of autism as it is described in the DSMV.

Is it Sensory or Behavior? Understanding Challenging Behavior
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
Live WebinarThu, Dec 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #3588 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
The following course provides a framework for better understanding challenging behavior. Participants will learn how to identify target behavior, create a hypothesis, and create an intervention plan.

Rhythm and the Neurological Plexuses: Better Understanding Autism to Enhance Therapy Interventions; Part 1
Presented by Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Jan 2, 2018 at 10:00 am EST
Course: #3595 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
With current research advances in neurology, practitioners must revisit the evidence for best practice and to enhance intervention techniques for addressing the challenges of Autism. This course reviews the nine neurological senses, neuronal oscillations, and the autonomic neuronal plexuses to better understand the symptoms related Autism.

Rhythm and the Neurological Plexuses: Better Understanding Autism to Enhance Therapy Interventions; Part 2
Presented by Varleisha Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR/L
Live WebinarThu, Jan 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #3596 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
With current research advances in neurology, practitioners must revisit the evidence for best practice and to enhance intervention techniques for addressing the challenges of Autism. This course reviews Dr. Gibbs’ Self-Regulation and Mindfulness 7-level Hierarchy, the CIS method for contextual intervention, and the nine targeted interventions to address the nine senses.

Recommendations For Preventing And Managing Mechanical Low Back Pain With Occupational Therapy Clients
Presented by Lisa Juckett, MOT, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Jan 9, 2018 at 10:00 am EST
Course: #3585 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will review neuromusculoskeletal anatomy of the spinal column with a specific emphasis on the lumbar spine region. Screening, evaluation, and intervention techniques for managing low back pain will be provided as will recommendations for activity modification and injury prevention.

HIPAA Fundamentals for the Healthcare Provider
Presented by Kim Cavitt, AuD
Live WebinarTue, Jan 23, 2018 at 10:00 am EST
Course: #3537 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will focus on the foundations of HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Marketing requirements and guidelines. This is a great introductory course for new hires and annual review.

Energy Crisis! Mitochondrial Disease and its Effects on Daily Life
Presented by Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L
Live WebinarThu, Mar 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #3385 Level: Introductory1 Hour
The mitochondrial cells in our bodies are responsible for creating 90% of the energy needed to sustain life and support organ function. The parts of the body that need the most energy, such as the heart, brain, muscles and lungs, are the most affected by mitochondrial disease. When mitochondria malfunction, organs start to fail causing sickness and even death. OTs are uniquely poised to help with energy conservation, optimize functional outcomes, and provide quality of life for those affected by Mitochondrial Disease.

Thumbs Up For Function: Orthoses For The Osteoarthritic CMC Joint
Presented by Jeanine Beasley, Ed.D., OTR, CHT, FAOTA
Live WebinarThu, Mar 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #3571 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
A wide variety of orthotic designs are utilized by the occupational therapist (OT) to treat the painful osteoarthritic (OA) carpometacarpal (CMC) joint of the thumb. The purpose of this webinar is to provide the OT with an update of evidenced based orthotic interventions for the OA CMC joint to: reduce pain, increase pinch strength, increase joint stability and increase function.

Balance & Outcome Measures
Presented by Sharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS
Live WebinarTue, Mar 27, 2018 at 10:00 am EDT
Course: #3515 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
With the growing requirement to objectively measure impairments and utilize standardized measures to confirm patient changes, the ability to integrate and use outcome measures is a key skill necessary for today’s successful practice. Review the fundamentals of balance control including outcome measurement specific to balance which can be integrated into occupational therapy practice.