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Pediatrics CEU Courses for OTs

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Pediatric Feeding Disorders Overview
Presented by Rachel DeCarie, MOT, OTR/L, Stacy Layer, MA, BCBA
Live WebinarTue, Oct 24, 2017 at 10:00 am EDT
Course: #3523 Level: Introductory1 Hour
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of pediatric feeding disorders and how behavior analysts and occupational therapists can have similar goals in the treatment of the disorder. Potential therapeutic goals and strategies will be discussed.

Visual Skills and Impact On Learning: Strategies and Resources
Presented by Kim Wiggins, OTR/L
Live WebinarThu, Nov 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST
Course: #3544 Level: Introductory2 Hours
Children are often misdiagnosed with attention deficits without taking a good look at possible visual insufficiencies. The webinar includes easy-to-understand explanations of the visual system and many resources that can be used at home or in schools or clinics.

The Decline of Play Outdoors and the Rise in Sensory Issues
Presented by Angela Hanscom, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #3484 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
As we continue to decrease children’s time and space to move and play outdoors, we are seeing a simultaneous rise in the number of children that are presenting with sensory and motor deficits. Using the same philosophy that lies at the heart of her popular TimberNook program—that nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and that psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis—Angela Hanscom offers several strategies to help children thrive in outdoor environments using a therapeutic approach to nature play.

Medical Marijuana Use in Children and Implication for Therapy Professionals
Presented by Laura Borgelt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
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Course: #9115 Level: Introductory2 Hours
As use of medical cannabis increases with expanding medical cannabis laws, therapists are considering what role they may play in caring for patients who use medical cannabis. This webinar will discuss the potential mechanisms of action and uses of cannabis, various formulations and uses for cannabis, patient safety issues, and communication strategies for discussing cannabis use with patients.

Editor's note: This course was originally presented for a Physical Therapy audience but the content is also relevant for an Occupational Therapy professional.

Parental Concerns and Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Looking at the Sensory Side of Things
Presented by Jennifer Dahms, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Live WebinarTue, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:00 am EST
Course: #3547 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Parents often seek out feeding therapy services for their child due to sensory-based feeding difficulties. It is important to be cognizant of the nature behind these sensory-based issues and be able to address them in therapy.

Cerebral Palsy and Post-Op Treatment
Presented by Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #3437 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover potential upper extremity surgeries for the individual with Cerebral Palsy, post-operative therapy protocols and anticipated functional changes related to the surgeries.

Integrating Movement Throughout the Day in a Classroom
Presented by Tere Bowen Irish, OTR/L
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Course: #3319 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
A variety of movement strategies, such as yoga, aerobic exercise, functional movement and active brain breaks, have been proven to increase neuronal activity, focus and arousal for learners. We will explore the many types of movement that can be introduced into today’s classrooms.

Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention With Children and Youth: A Guiding Framework for Occupational Therapy
Presented by Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #3380 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
The aim of this presentation is to provide a foundation for conceptualizing occupational therapy's role in mental health promotion, prevention and intervention when working with all children and youth -those with and without disabilities and/or mental illness- in schools and community settings. Content reflects a public health approach to occupational therapy services at the universal, targeted, and intensive levels.

Weaving Mindfulness and Visualization into Your Practice
Presented by Tere Bowen Irish, OTR/L
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Course: #3421 Level: Introductory1 Hour
The 21st century child brings new challenges to the classroom. Teachers and therapists are trying to create a calmer environment to help students access the curriculum. This course will focus on techniques and strategies that call for quietness, peacefulness, and kindness.

The Role of OT in Pediatric Oncology
Presented by Laura Stimler, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT
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Course: #3296 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
During this short course, emphasis will be placed on common types of pediatric cancer diagnoses, treatment, and rehabilitation implications specific to occupational therapy throughout the continuum of care. Attendees will be provided with relevant literature and evidence-based resources for best practice in pediatric oncology rehabilitation.