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Translating and Implementing Motor Learning Approaches for Neurorehabilitation
Presented by Veronica T. Rowe, PhD, OTR/L, CBIST
Live WebinarThu, Feb 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm EST   Starts in 2h 47m
Course: #5015Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This webinar will review current evidence-based practice of motor learning approaches that address underlying client factors that may influence occupational performance due to a neurological event. Emphasis will be placed on the knowledge translation and implementation of treatment components within Task Oriented/Specific Training, Constraint Induced Movement Therapy, and the Cognitive Orientation of Occupational Performance along with ways to improve motivation and adherence to treatments.

Pediatric Teletherapy: Treatment Ideas for Older Children
Presented by Tasha Perkins Holmes, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #5047Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course explores the occupational needs of the older child as well as therapeutic treatment ideas to address those needs.

Back to Basics: Guidelines for Management of Communication in Rett Syndrome
Presented by Theresa Bartolotta, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Course: #4965Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will summarize the recommendations of the recently published Communication Guidelines in Rett Syndrome. Best practices for assessment and intervention of communication in individuals with Rett syndrome will be described and demonstrated.

Feeding and Nutrition Interventions for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Presented by Samantha Heidenreich, OTD, MOT
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Course: #5027Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course reviews the feeding behaviors and habits of children with autism, as well as the brain/gut relationship and nutritional implications for feeding. Participants will be instructed on how to create appropriate plans of care and intervention for feeding specifically for the ASD population, with an emphasis on nutrition.

A Sensory Approach to Home
Presented by Britt Collins-Feist, MS, OTR/L
Live WebinarFri, Mar 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #5064Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides the participants with sensory strategies including yoga and mindfulness activities to help create home-based therapy ideas for their families. You will learn about sensory regulation and modulation and how to build sensory strategies into a child’s everyday life.

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.

From Rows to Wobble Seats: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments in the Classroom
Presented by Emily Finn, MS, OTR/L
Video
Course: #4981Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will discuss how to implement Universal Design for Learning in the classroom. It will examine the OT’s role in promoting environmental modifications to promote an inclusive learning environment for all students.

Mouth Moves: Helping Parents to Support Oral Motor Development in their Children for Pediatric Feeding Success
Presented by Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L, Stephanie Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP, CLC
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Course: #4974Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Many children who experience feeding difficulties struggle to develop the oral motor skills necessary to eat and enjoy a variety of different foods. This course will explore how feeding therapists can coach parents to help children develop oral motor skills in the context of everyday eating opportunities. The workshop, based on the principles of responsive feeding, will provide a brief overview of the developmental acquisition of oral motor skills and explore how practitioners can help parents to 1. Read their child’s cues 2. Identify permission and 3. Sensitively engage their child in activities that support oral motor skill development. There will be an emphasis on helping therapists use parent coaching techniques so that parents can be the ones to support their child’s development in the context of everyday eating routines.

Sensory Skills: Helping Parents to Support Sensory Development in their Children for Pediatric Feeding Success
Presented by Karen Dilfer, MS, OTR/L, Stephanie Cohen, MA, CCC-SLP, CLC
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Course: #4973Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Many children who experience feeding difficulties struggle to develop the sensory comfort necessary to eat and enjoy a variety of different foods. This course will explore how to help parents help their children develop sensory comfort and prepare them to participate in everyday eating opportunities. The workshop, based on the principles of responsive feeding, will provide a brief overview of a child’s sensory system as it relates to feeding. The instructors will explore how practitioners can help parents to 1.Read their child’s cues, 2. Identify permission, and 3. Engage a child in daily activities to build a child’s sensory comfort and participation. There will be an emphasis on helping therapists use parent coaching techniques so that parents are the ones to support their child’s development in the context of everyday eating routines.

20Q: Interview With A Pediatric Researcher
Presented by Anita Witt Mitchell, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
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Course: #4999Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
In this edition, we highlight Dr. Anita Witt Mitchell's career and contributions to occupational therapy. Dr. Mitchell is a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, an active researcher in pediatrics, and is currently a professor of occupational therapy at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. She has received numerous awards for teaching and research during her tenure at the university. Her research interests include sensory processing, various aspects of fine motor development, and epistemic and ontological cognition of occupational therapy students. She has published a number of articles related to pediatrics and education in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, Occupational Therapy in Health Care, and Occupational Therapy International. This course is part of a quarterly series on OccupationalTherapy.com designed as a salute to the OT pioneers with contributing editor Dr. Franklin Stein. It is presented in an engaging Q & A format and highlights the OT pioneer's journey into occupational therapy and research accomplishments.