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Neurodiversity: How to Support Agency and Self-determination
Presented by Joleen R. Fernald, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
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Course: #9514Level: Intermediate1 Hour
It is imperative for clinicians and educators to be aware of the neurodiversity movement in order to better support all human rights. This course discusses what neurodiversity is and the history of the movement, as well as the potential for trauma related to behavioral interventions. Case examples demonstrate how to apply a paradigm shift to clinical practice that seeks to accept and celebrate differences rather than mask them.

Mindfulness: Beyond Guided Meditation
Presented by Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC
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Course: #9517Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Mindfulness can be a really powerful cognitive-behavioral tool and has many relevant applications when treating patients with pain, especially chronic pain. Many courses for rehabilitation professionals teach guided meditation, which is an amazing tool. However, mindfulness has many other applications and opportunities for use in the treatment of patients with pain. This session discusses the history and science behind mindfulness, as well as provides a variety of practical mindfulness tools for the everyday practitioner.

Using Principles of Yoga to Benefit the Adult Patient
Presented by Lisa Mechler, MA, CCC-SLP, RYT200
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Course: #5017Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will review fundamental principles of yoga and demonstrate simple movements and breathing techniques that can be applied when working with adult patients in acute care and outpatient settings. Benefits and contraindications will also be discussed.

Nonpharmacological Pain Management Strategies: A Lifestyle Redesign® Approach
Presented by Lindsey Reeves, OTD, OTR/L, CEAS
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Course: #4982Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about nonpharmacological pain management strategies with a focus on Lifestyle Redesign® as an occupational therapy treatment approach for chronic pain conditions. An introduction to lifestyle, behavioral, and self-management strategies that can be utilized to reduce pain, improve coping, and increase patient self-efficacy in order to improve function and quality of life will be reviewed. This is Day 4 of a virtual conference on pain management.

OT and Acute Pain: Staying True to Our Holistic Roots
Presented by Megan Doyle, MS, OTR/L, FPS, Cert-APHPT
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Course: #4994Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide a broad introduction to the most up to date pain neurophysiology, and the application of the biopsychosocial model of pain to the scope of occupational therapy in the treatment of acute pain. A multitude of holistic interventions to address when working with clients with acute pain will then be discussed, with an emphasis on achieving increased occupational engagement and self-management of pain interference. This is Day 5 of a virtual conference on pain management.

Mindfulness Practices for Managing Pain and Promoting Occupational Performance
Presented by Richard Sabel, MA, MPH, OTR, GCFP
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Course: #5002Level: Introductory1 Hour
The past decade has seen exponential growth in the use of mindfulness-based interventions among health professionals. This program will explore how approaches such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais, breath, and meditation can be used by occupational therapy practitioners to manage pain and promote occupational performance. This is Day 3 of a virtual conference on pain management. **Please have a straw for the demonstration portion of the course.

Using the Science of Sensory Process to Survive The Holidays
Presented by Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #4952Level: Advanced2 Hours
Stress reduces our ability to cope and the holidays increase the number of stressors in our daily lives: The pandemic presents a unique pile-on effect for families. This advanced level course builds of foundational knowledge of Ayre’s theory of Sensory Integration to the occupational needs of families during holiday celebrations.

OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic: The Medically Complex Client with HIV
Presented by Simone Gill, PhD, OTR/L, Christine Helfrich, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Danny Shin, OTR/L
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Course: #4953Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover the physical, psychosocial, and environmental factors that the medically complex client may face during COVID-19. This will be highlighted through an overview of intervention development with people living with HIV and elevated fall risk. This is Day 1 of the virtual conference, OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic.

Face Masks and Communication - Audiological Implications
Presented by Barbara Weinstein, PhD
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Course: #4972Level: Introductory1 Hour
Face masks may impact communication in healthcare settings, particularly for people with hearing loss. Strategies for professionals to use in order to optimize communication for all patients when face masks are worn will be reviewed.

Tools to Optimize Quality Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4961Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This session will review practical and cost-effective strategies care providers can implement to impact these areas. Following the framework of person-centered care, providers will hear about meaningful and purposeful activity, sensory, technology, and wellness strategies they can implement to mitigate the potentially harmful effects of isolation.