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Yoga After Stroke: Does It Work and How Can I Use It In My OT Practice?
Presented by Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR
Course: #2784Level: Introductory1 Hour
This will be a lecture regarding the research behind the benefits and feasibility of providing yoga to people with stroke. Specific yoga postures that are beneficial and feasible will be included. This course is open captioned.

Leadership and Advocacy for the OTA
Presented by Amber L. Ward, MS, OTR/L, BCPR, ATP/SMS
Course: #2743Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will focus on the strengths which the OTA brings to the profession, and how to develop those strengths into leadership and advocacy opportunities. We will focus on personal, local, state and national options to explore to develop potential.

Scleroderma- An Update
Presented by Janet Poole, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Course: #2726Level: Introductory1 Hour
Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is an autoimmune connective tissue disease that affects the skin, internal organs and blood vessels. People with scleroderma often develop severe contractures in the hands that make it very difficult to perform daily occupations. This course will review symptoms of scleroderma, the role of the occupational therapist and discuss specific interventions to increase joint motion and manage daily tasks.

Pediatric Trauma-Induced Conditions: Occupational Therapy Intervention Across the Continuum of Care
Presented by Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L
Course: #2798Level: Introductory1 Hour
This 60-minute presentation will discuss common functional impairments resulting from pediatric trauma, including spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injuries. Occupational therapy interventions vary greatly across the continuum of care; from the intensive care unit, to acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and finally in the community and home. Information will be provided on each condition and strategies for management at each stage of care, including preparatory methods, purposeful activity, occupation-based intervention, and education.

Meeting the Driving and Community Mobility Needs of Older Adults
Presented by Wendy Stav, Ph.D., OTR/L, SCDCM, FAOTA
Course: #2689Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This session reviews the occupation of driving and community mobility among older adults who are experiencing the health effects of aging and age-related illnesses. The roles, responsibilities, and professional skills of occupational therapy practitioners are explained to optimize mobility and community engagement for older clients.

Seating for Special Populations: Pediatric, Geriatric, Bariatric, and Degenerative
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Course: #2300Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will apply the seating information addressed in the previous courses to specific populations. Seating interventions differ when dealing with pediatric, geriatric or bariatric clients or when evaluating a client who has a degenerative condition. Case studies will be used.

Tablet applications
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Course: #2318Level: Introductory1 Hour
Tablets are a hot item and are being used more and more with clients who have physical, verbal or cognitive limitations. New Apps are coming out all the time, but this course will present some that are being used with clients who have autism, are non-verbal, or have cognitive limitations. These Apps can increase participation, education, communication, recreation and independence.

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