Physical Disabilities/Neuro CEU Courses for OTs

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Developing In The NICU: Interventions For The Early Brain, Part 1
Presented by Jenny Jolley, MS, OTR/L, Caroline Molder, MS, OTR/L
Live WebinarThu, May 9, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #4203 Level: Introductory1 Hour
What fires together wires together: every experience from birth onward has an impact on brain development. Premature Infants experience birth trauma and lengthy hospitalization affecting how they develop long-term. This introductory course will educate the hospital OT on how to start providing NICU interventions.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: What OTs Need To Know (Part 1)
Presented by Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD, CPAM, CKTP
Live WebinarTue, May 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #4219 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Similar to polio in its presentation, Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) has been on the rise in the US over the last five years. This course will review the symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and pathophysiology of AFM important for occupational therapists to understand. This is Part 1 of a 2-part series.

Introduction to Myofascial Release
Presented by Robert McAlister, PhD, OTR/L
Live WebinarThu, May 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT
Course: #4220 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This one-hour workshop is designed as an entry level course for the therapist who wants to know more about myofascial release and its benefits. The course will provide an overview of myofascial release, with emphasis upon strategies and techniques that can be used to treat orthopedic musculoskeletal conditions in a variety of practice settings.

Perspectives on Yoga Inputs in the Management of Chronic Pain
Presented by Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500
Video
Course: #4182 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Chronic pain triggers changes in brain structure that are linked to depression, anxiety, and impaired cognitive function. New research shows that practicing yoga has the opposite effect on the brain and can relieve chronic pain.

Finding the Sweet Spot in Functional Cognitive Intervention: Grading Tasks to Maximize Outcomes
Presented by Angela Reimer, OTD, MOT, OTR, CBIST
VideoAudio
Course: #4143 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course focuses on educating therapists on how to develop treatment sessions to address functional cognition. Additionally, strategies to appropriately grade intervention to provide the "just right challenge" will be presented.

The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach to Eating Disorders
Presented by Sabina K. Gojraty, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS
VideoAudio
Course: #4114 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course is designed to provide evidence-based information on the cognitive behavioral therapy treatment approach for eating disorders. Various occupational therapy treatment techniques and interventions will be highlighted.

Modifying Approaches to Improve Outcomes for Children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Their Families
Presented by Dan Dubovsky, MSW
VideoAudio
Course: #4145 Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course presents an overview of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The role of occupational therapy and how and why approaches need to be modified for individuals with an FASD are highlighted.

Smart Wheelchairs
Presented by Rosalie Wang, PhD, OT (Reg), Pooja Viswanathan, PhD
Video
Course: #4155 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course summarizes research to date on smart wheelchairs, describing smart wheelchair components and functions and how smart wheelchairs can help increase driving safety and independence of powered wheelchair users. The course also describes limitations to current research, gaps in wheelchair assessment and training, and design and ethical considerations for smart wheelchairs.

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Differential Diagnosis
Presented by Colleen Sleik, PT, DPT, OCS, NCS
Video
Course: #4139 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Participants will learn pathophysiology and presentation of diagnoses of central, peripheral, and other origins of dizziness. Interactive case study presentations will help the learner to identify the key components of the subjective history to better guide the assessment and treatment of the patient’s condition.

Wounds: The OT Perspective
Presented by Nora Barrett, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Video
Course: #4110 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will cover the OT perspective of evaluating, treating and dressing wounds from initial encounter through wound closure with functional implications and clinical pearls addressed. Orthotics and documentation will be reviewed through various wound cases.