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Secondary Supports: It’s All In The Angles!
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Live WebinarThu, Oct 12, 2023 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #6111Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Wheelchair seating systems often include secondary supports including pelvic belts, anterior trunk supports, and ankle straps. This course will explore secondary supports and appropriate clinical applications, as well as what to do when secondary supports are required, and team members have restraint concerns. Case studies will be included.

Attachment And The Sensory Integration Process: Inseparable Client Factors
Presented by Virginia Spielmann, PhD, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Oct 17, 2023 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #6125Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Attachment has been described as one of the most important constructs related to human well-being and childhood attachment, and it is a proven predictor of health in later life. This course will examine attachment styles and patterns related to sensory profiles and goodness of fit.

Joint Attention Based Interventions For Preschoolers With ASD
Presented by Aditi Mehra, DHSc, OTR/L
Live WebinarThu, Oct 26, 2023 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #6133Level: Introductory1 Hour
The critical role of joint attention in the development of preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will be addressed in this course. Joint attention, the ability to share attention and engage with others in a meaningful way, is a foundational skill for social and communication development. For children with ASD, deficits in joint attention can limit progress in areas of play, learning, fine motor development, and participation overall. This course equips clinicians with easy-to-implement, take-home, evidence-based intervention strategies to enhance joint attention skills in preschoolers with autism, providing a holistic purview to improve clinical outcomes.

Yoga Tools For Trauma: Trauma-Informed Mindful Movement For Pediatric Therapists
Presented by Amy Starkey, COTA/L, E-RYT200, YACEP, CTP-E
Course: #6095Level: Introductory1 Hour
Useful strategies (‘tools’) that pediatric therapists can implement in either the school or clinic setting for helping their young clients successfully navigate trauma through the use of yoga and other mindful movement activities for building resiliency and self-regulation of the nervous system will be reviewed in this course. Attendees will learn about the impact of trauma and how to lead therapy sessions from a trauma-informed lens.

Fostering Healthy Minds: Exploring Occupational Therapy’s Role In Supporting Infant And Early Childhood Mental Health
Presented by Jessica McMurdie, OTR/L
Course: #6061Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about the critical window of brain development and the key factors that impact the social-emotional foundations of infants and toddlers. Learn how occupational therapy’s unique perspective can make a positive impact on infants' and toddlers' overall well-being and mental health.

Integrating Evidence Based Keyboarding
Presented by Teresa Vance, OTR/L
Course: #6050Level: Introductory1 Hour
Participants will learn the importance of keyboarding skills for literacy participation in this course. Participants will understand keyboarding skills and identify interventions related to children from kindergarten through fifth grade.

Employing Verbal De-Escalation Strategies In Occupational Therapy
Presented by Megan Paben, MOT, OTR/L, ASDCS
Course: #5980Level: Introductory1 Hour
Participants will learn about verbal de-escalation strategies and how to employ these strategies in OT sessions.

Supporting Regulation As A Foundation For Effective Therapy
Presented by Lyn Bennett, OTR/L
Course: #6034Level: Intermediate1 Hour
In order to engage, attend, and meet the expectations or demands of any situation, an individual needs to be regulated. This course will explore different aspects of regulation and dysregulation. It will examine how occupational therapists can use their understanding of sensory processing and therapeutic use of self to support optimum levels of arousal and alertness during their therapy sessions.

Developmental Care Rounds
Presented by Erica Moss, MS, OT/L, BCP, NIDCAPc, CNT
Course: #6018Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The background, purpose, and goals of Developmental Care Rounds in a pediatric hospital setting will be covered in this course.

Safe And Sound: Training Occupational Therapists To Enhance Autism Safety And Support
Presented by Tara Warwick, OTD, MS, OTR/L
Course: #6027Level: Introductory1 Hour
The necessary skills and knowledge for occupational therapists to create a safe environment for individuals with autism in various settings will be reviewed in this comprehensive course. Through interactive sessions and practical strategies, therapists will learn effective techniques to address safety concerns, implement preventive measures, and provide crucial support to ensure the well-being of individuals with autism.

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