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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.

Using the Science of Sensory Process to Survive The Holidays
Presented by Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Video
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.

Taping for Shoulder Conditions
Presented by Ann Marie Feretti, EdD, OTR/L, CHT, Irene Lee, PT, DPT, SCS
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Course: #4954Level: Advanced4 Hours
Master skills to implement in your practice immediately with continued OT Master Class. This course is designed to build on the clinician’s experience evaluating patients with shoulder conditions and introduce kinesiology taping as an intervention with a variety of uses in the clinic. Participants will learn skills they can use immediately to decrease pain and improve function with the use of taping for shoulder conditions.

Power Wheelchair Advanced Features
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4947Level: Advanced2 Hours
Power wheelchairs do far more than drive – the driving method can be used to navigate and control other features including Reverse, Speeds, Power Seating, or an Interfaced Assistive Technology device (i.e. a communication device). Power Wheelchairs can send Bluetooth signals to control devices such as tablets and smartphones. Finally, new SMART technologies are making power wheelchairs safer and more efficient for everyone.

Tools to Optimize Quality Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4961Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This session will review practical and cost-effective strategies care providers can implement to impact these areas. Following the framework of person-centered care, providers will hear about meaningful and purposeful activity, sensory, technology, and wellness strategies they can implement to mitigate the potentially harmful effects of isolation.

Positioning for Function: The Trunk and Extremities
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Video
Course: #4949Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will present common trunk asymmetries seen in wheelchair seating with suggested strategies to address each challenge. Providing as neutral a trunk position as possible improves overall posture, stability, and function. This course will then systematically address potential upper and lower extremity positioning challenges with suggested interventions. By specifically positioning the extremities, the seating system provides stability, function and even protection from injury.

An Upper Extremity Primer: Assessing Motion and Strength
Presented by Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #4862Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will cover the assessment of upper extremity motion and strength in relation to the provision of UE rehabilitation.

OT’s Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic: Older Adults
Presented by Elizabeth Alicea Torres, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #4940Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide an overview of a variety of the mental health issues the elderly face in the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This course will also provide examples of situations where the deteriorating mental health of the elderly has changed their abilities to function at their maximal potential, as well as explain implications for occupational therapy involvement. This is Day 5 of the virtual conference, OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic.

OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic: Persons Experiencing Homelessness
Presented by Caitlin Synovec, OTD, OTR/L, BCMH
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Course: #4943Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course seeks to provide an overview of occupational therapy response and interventions to Covid-19 for adults experiencing homelessness and/or housing instability. This is Day 4 of the virtual conference, OT's Mental Health Response to the COVID Pandemic.