Pediatrics CEU Courses for OTs

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The Magic of Mindfulness: Evidence Based Guidelines for Practicing the Art of Mindfulness in Children
Presented by Aditi Mehra, DHS, OTR/L
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Course: #4532Level: Introductory1 Hour
This is an introductory course to the art of mindfulness as an intervention tool for pediatric occupational therapists. Practitioners will gain an insight to the step by step process to not only practice mindfulness for their own wellbeing but will also learn techniques and strategies to effectively teach mindfulness to children.

Acute Care Back to the Basics: OT's Role in Critical Care
Presented by Lyndsay Laxton, OTR/L, Meghan Morrow, OTR/L
Live WebinarTue, Feb 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #4549Level: Introductory1 Hour
This webinar will educate occupational therapy practitioners on how to promote OT’s role in the critical care unit. It will also equip clinicians from all clinical backgrounds with evidence-based interventions to prevent hospital-acquired deficits and promote quality of life for patients and their families during the most tenuous days of recovery.

Progressive Topics of Torticollis for the Occupational Therapist
Presented by Lisa Roehl, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
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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.

Introduction to Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
Presented by Lisa Roehl, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
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Course: #4472Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course focuses on identifying and understanding the muscle imbalances of torticollis and related aspects of cranial asymmetries of plagiocephaly. Torticollis is identified by the posture of the head and neck from a unilateral shortening of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) causing the head to tilt in one direction and rotate in the opposing direction. This asymmetry positioning can cause increased dependence and pressure on the growing skull and cause flattening. This course aims to establish baseline knowledge for identifying torticollis and plagiocephaly and provide early treatment ideas for the therapist and family.

Shinrin-Yoku: An Occupational Therapy Exploration
Presented by Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS
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Course: #4476Level: Introductory1 Hour
Forest bathing has a growing body of evidence to support it as a method of health promotion and recovery. Occupational therapy practitioners can learn more about the application of forest bathing through invitations and for specific patient populations.

Executive Function in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Presented by Cara Koscinski, OTD, OTR/L
Video
Course: #4491Level: Introductory1 Hour
Smooth executive function includes the ability to regulate emotions and think creatively about situations by forming multiple solutions. This course describes the effects of EF on participation in play, social skills, and discusses interventions based on the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, 3rd Edition.

Current Topics in Upper Limb Loss and Difference: Problem Solving Complex Issues with Pediatric Upper Limb Loss Difference
Presented by Vivian Yip, OTD, MA, OTR/L
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Course: #4453Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will provide clinicians strategies and tools to guide care for unique children with various involvement of limb differences and their families to participate in everyday activities and daily living skills.

Motor Interventions in Early Intervention
Presented by Jessica McMurdie, OTR/L
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Course: #4426Level: Introductory1 Hour
Need some intervention ideas for Early Intervention? This course reviews the key milestones for typical motor development, focuses on best practice guidelines for early intervention motor therapy and highlights the basic strategies to help infants and toddlers achieve critical motor milestones.It is highly recommended for participants to take the preceding course Introduction to Early Intervention prior to viewing this course.

Anxious Eaters and Anxious Mealtimes
Presented by Marsha Dunn Klein, OTR/L, MEd, FAOTA
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Course: #4452Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This practical webinar will identify who are anxious eaters and outline sensitive and systematic ways to support these worried eaters and their families in mealtime peace and expanding diets. The approach is based on the responsive feeding principles of the Get Permission Approach that begins with child success and tiptoes towards change with small positive and compassionate steps.

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