Neurological And Physical Disabilities CEU Courses for OTs

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Progressive Topics of Torticollis for the Occupational Therapist
Presented by Lisa Roehl, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
Live WebinarThu, Dec 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #4497Level: Advanced1 Hour
Torticollis is identified by posture of the head and neck from unilateral shortening of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) causing the head to tilt in one direction and rotate in the opposing direction. This asymmetrical positioning can directly affect the child’s early motor development, specifically vision and early hand control. This course aims to progress the participant’s knowledge of torticollis’ impact on a child’s early fine motor development.

Current Topics in Upper Limb Loss and Difference: Electronic Multi-Articulating Hands and Digits, Toe-to-Hand Transfers, and Hand Transplantations
Presented by Diane J. Atkins, OTR/L, FISPO
Course: #4444Level: Advanced1 Hour
This presentation is designed to capture the current advances in electric multi-articulating hands, hand transplantation, and toe-to-hand transfers. Functional and quality of life outcomes will be shared as well as several videos that will demonstrate the functional abilities of individuals who have been recipients of these advanced procedures.

Current Topics in Upper Limb Loss and Difference: Bilateral Upper Limb Loss
Presented by Shawn Swanson Johnson, OTR/L
Course: #4443Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will focus on bilateral upper extremity limb loss, pre-prosthetic and post prosthetic therapy needs, and ideas and resources for the bilateral upper limb loss/absence individual. It will also provide information on adaptive equipment for ADL’s.

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Wheelchair Mobility: Optimizing Driving in Power Wheelchairs
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Course: #4462Level: Advanced1 Hour
Power wheelchair evaluation determines appropriateness for power wheelchair use and then determines the optimal power wheelchair base, power seating, driving method and other needed components. Optimizing power wheelchair driving is critical to improve outcomes and includes choosing the best drive wheel configuration, utilizing tracking technologies, and programming.

continued Conversations, The CE Podcast: Evidence Based Interventions in Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Presented by Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L
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.

Wheelchair Mobility: Power Wheelchair Alternative Driving Methods
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Course: #4363Level: Advanced2 Hours
While some clients require a power wheelchair to achieve independent mobility, not all will be able to use a standard joystick. Clients with paralysis, muscle weakness, increased muscle tone, and uncontrolled movements can often drive a power wheelchair successfully when matched to the most appropriate alternative driving method. This course will systematically explore various alternative driving methods, including specific features, to match these complex client needs. Case studies will be used throughout.

Developing In The NICU: An Introduction to Positioning & Handling, Part 2
Presented by Jenny Jolley, MS, OTR/L, Caroline Molder, MS, OTR/L
Course: #4399Level: Introductory1 Hour
Part II of Developing In The NICU introduces the interventions of positioning and handling for optimizing development and brain plasticity despite the stressful environment.

Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Part 2: Occupational Therapy Treatment for Common Cases
Presented by Laura Stimler, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT
Course: #4390Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is designed to provide ideas for evidence-based tailored occupational therapy treatment following pediatric stem cell transplantation. Unique and common case scenarios will be used to illustrate the occupational therapy process for this specialized population.

continued Conversations, The CE Podcast: Functional Goal Setting in Pediatrics
Presented by Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L
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.

Re-engage: Accessible Solutions And Inclusive Considerations For Gamers With Disabilities
Presented by Erik Johnson, MS, OT
Course: #4395Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This session will explore how occupational therapy has been instrumental in the advancement of accessibility and inclusive design in technology and the video game industry. It will also discuss specific strategies for accessible gaming for people with disabilities.