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Screen-Time: Supporting Young Children and Their Families in the Digital Age
Presented by Stacey B. Landberg, MS, CCC-SLP
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Course: #4630Level: Introductory1 Hour
New research and a fresh outlook by the American Academy of Pediatrics confirm that screen-time for young children is rapidly increasing at younger ages. This workshop will provide strategies for staying current on this rapidly evolving topic and attendees with tools for supporting caregivers of today’s youngest and most vulnerable media users.

ACEs and the Body: How Adverse Childhood Experiences Impact Occupational Therapy
Presented by Alison D. Peak, LCSW, IMH-E
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Course: #4690Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences and they ways that these early experiences might present in fine motor difficulties and sensory integration difficulties. This course will look at ways that occupational therapists can leverage this knowledge to improve outcomes.

Minority is the New Majority: Strategies to Combat Racism, Address Micro-aggressions, and Promote Healing in the Therapeutic Setting
Presented by Aditi Mehra, DHS, OTR/L
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Course: #4821Level: Intermediate2 Hours
As the US population becomes increasingly multicultural and telehealth extends services into remote areas; there is a pronounced need for therapists to become adept at the delivery of culturally appropriate care. This course offers insight for therapists to not only self-reflect on their own biases, but also explore evidence-based strategies to overcome everyday barriers promoted by the acts of racial micro-aggressions.

U.S. Healthcare Services & Diverse Populations
Presented by Tasha Perkins Holmes, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #4829Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course provides information regarding some of the barriers that minorities face in the healthcare setting. It also provides ideas for improving patient-centered care for diverse populations.

Expressive Art in OT: Enhancing Creativity in the Clinic
Presented by Bridgette Loiselle, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #4759Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will detail supporting research and utilization of various types of expressive art interventions, as well as the appropriate populations with which to administer these treatments. Therapists will be guided through case studies and video demonstrations to optimize learning, and an emphasis will be placed on supporting research and technique so learners will feel comfortable trying these techniques within their own practices.

Navigating Healthcare Journeys: Therapeutic Strategies to Enhance Child and Family Centered Communication and Discharge Planning
Presented by Christina Connors, OTR/L, Jennifer Kelley, CCLS
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Course: #4750Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Utilizing the therapeutic partnership of Occupational Therapy and Child Life, we will "Map Out" a wellness framework and innovative pathways that help strengthen effective partnerships between children, families, and interdisciplinary medical teams. This integrative approach will demonstrate a variety of therapeutic methods that improve medical education, clinical conversations, and discharge planning, in order to empower children and families to be active, engaged members of their care teams.

Optimizing Occupational Participation and Performance for Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Presented by Scott Rushanan, MS, OTR/L, MBA
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Course: #4767Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will provide occupational therapists with valuable knowledge about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and its effect on occupational performance. This course will focus on strategies and interventions to improve function and quality of life for patients with ALS.

The Therapeutic Benefits of Outdoor Play
Presented by Angela Hanscom, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #4756Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will unveil the therapeutic benefits of outdoor play. Participants will learn about the occupation of outdoor play, how it is at risk, its incredible benefits, and ways to restore this childhood right both in the school and home settings.

The Value of Occupational Therapy in the Acute Care Management of Patients with COVID-19
Presented by Lyndsay Laxton, OTR/L, Julia Smith, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #4736Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Occupational therapy practitioners are uniquely positioned to meet the dynamic physical, cognitive, and psychological needs of patients diagnosed with COVID-19, due to our holistic training and client-centered approach. The medical complexity of this population is compounded by the resource demands currently placed on the healthcare system. This course will outline evidence-based interventions and outcome measures for occupational therapists to implement in the dynamic acute care setting of this population.

Telehealth OT: Using Pediatric Case Studies to Inform Practice
Presented by Aditi Mehra, DHS, OTR/L
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Course: #4735Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Telehealth is becoming an increasingly used service delivery model in pediatric OT due to a myriad of reasons however; it does present some unique challenges when servicing the pediatric population. This course is a presentation of case studies offering clinicians an opportunity to strategize intervention and problem solve real clinical scenarios applicable to general practice.