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QiKIDS™, Qigong for Pediatrics
Presented by Amy Starkey, COTA/L, E-RYT200, YACEP, CTP-E, Qi1
Live WebinarTue, May 28, 2024 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #6378Level: Introductory1 Hour
QiGO® is a therapeutic mindfulness & movement program developed by Certified Qigong Level 1 Instructor Amy M. Starkey, Qi1. In “QiKids: Qigong for Pediatrics”, participants will learn gentle, effective mind-body-based movements, breaths, and acupressure points proven to decrease stress, calm anxiety, improve mental focus, boost immune system function, and build resiliency. Qigong is the perfect therapeutic movement exercise for both clinicians and clients wanting to create a regular mindfulness practice that supports mental, physical and emotional health and well-being.

What You Need To Know When An Individual Hoards
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, CFPS, CGCS
Course: #6385Level: Introductory1 Hour
This session will explore hoarding in senior living by first defining hoarding and identifying the types of hoarding behaviors. The session will look at the scope of the issue in various levels of senior living (e.g., independent/assisted living, SNF, senior housing), reasons why individuals may hoard, health conditions that might lead to hoarding behavior, and the effects (physical, social, emotional) of hoarding behavior. Approaches and signs for recognizing hoarding behavior will be addressed. Finally, strategies to address hoarding in senior living will be offered, including how to balance interventions with resident rights, standardized assessment to determine the severity of hoarding, the dos and don’ts of communicating with a hoarder, and practices for supporting the hoarder toward a place of health and well-being.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Long COVID: OT Strategies
Presented by Zara Dureno, MOT
Course: #6245Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn how to help clients manage Long COVID and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from the lens and strengths of Occupational Therapy.

OT In Mental Health: Understanding The Role Of The Occupational Therapy Practitioner
Presented by Cynthia Hoskins, DBH, MOT, OTR/L, CCTS-I
Live WebinarThu, Jun 13, 2024 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #6398Level: Intermediate1.5 Hours
A general overview of the history of OT in mental health and practice indications. More specifically, this course will inform OTPs of common practice settings, the clinical presentation which includes common diagnoses, impairments, and impact on areas of occupation, different assessment tools and evidenced-based treatment interventions, and desired OT functional outcomes.

Assessment Guidelines And Tools For The Trauma Informed Therapist
Presented by Lara Taggart, EdD, OTR/L, Maude Le Roux, OTR/L, SIPT, CTC, ADHD- RSP
Live WebinarTue, Jun 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #6434Level: Advanced2 Hours
When approaching everyday pediatric occupational therapy practice through a trauma-informed lens, it is critical to view every moment of contact with a client as both assessment and intervention. Through lecture, conversation, and analysis, participants will deepen their skill set of intentional nonverbal observations and interventions that support the process of standardized evaluation and clinical observations.

Neurodiversity: Navigating Scenarios Using A Neurodiversity-Affirming Approach
Presented by Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Course: #9589Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Neurodiversity, neurodivergence, and neurodiversity (ND)-affirming approaches are discussed in this course. Strengths-based assessment, goals and supports that characterize ND-affirming approaches are described. Case scenarios are presented to exemplify ways to help those who are neurodivergent succeed in school and clinical settings.

The Unique "Nature" Of Occupational Therapy
Presented by Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, EDAC, FAOTA
Live WebinarThu, Jul 25, 2024 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #6350Level: Intermediate2 Hours
With research confirming that access to nature improves physical and psychological well-being and learning, nature spaces are a vital fabric of vibrant and healthy communities. This course introduces occupational therapy's contribution in using this research and applying theory to promote the use of and creation of outdoor environments that promote individual, community, and population health, and beneficial and meaningful living.

Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking for Health Care Providers
Presented by Hannah Halbreich, MSW, LICSW
Course: #9595Level: Intermediate1 Hour
An introduction to human trafficking for professionals working in health care settings. Topics covered include important terminology, the different types of human trafficking, and the scope of the problem within the United States. How to recognize the signs and risk factors for trafficking and conducting trauma-informed screenings for victims are also reviewed.

Rehabilitation Strategies For Persons with Dementia And Neuropsychiatric Conditions: What's The Evidence?
Presented by Dennis Klima, PT, MS, PhD, GCS, NCS
Course: #6261Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Current rehabilitation approaches for patients with a variety of neuropsychiatric conditions, including dementia, schizophrenia, and functional movement disorders, will be addressed in this course. Evidence-based innovative interventions will target a variety of mobility and AOL limitations to enhance patients' function and overall quality of life and reduce caregiver burden.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills For Occupational Therapy Practitioners Working With Adolescents
Presented by Amy Andersen Yamaoda, MA, OTR/L, PMH-C
Course: #6239Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Explore DBT skills for OT intervention with adolescents. Research on DBT with adolescents will be discussed, and practical strategies and examples for utilizing DBT skills in OT practice with adolescents will be provided.

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