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Aquatic Therapy Basics - Principles and Benefits
Presented by Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #3407 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
Aquatic Therapy Basics will focus on why we use water as a modality in our clinics. We will discuss the principles of water and how these impact our treatments. We will learn the contraindications, precautions and how the major systems of the body are impacted by the principles of water. Finally, we will discuss the therapeutic benefits of the use of water with a case study review.

Chair Yoga for Every-Body
Presented by Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500
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Course: #3432 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide introductory information for seated chair yoga for patients of all ages and abilities.

OT's Role in Joint Replacement
Presented by Manisha Sheth, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3452 Level: Introductory2 Hours
The purpose of this presentation is to provide introductory information to OT practitioners about the new technology, important role of occupational therapy and about pre-operative assessment and education to enhance occupational performance of clients undergoing joint replacement surgery.

Seating and Mobility within the Long Term Care Setting
Presented by Vikram Pagpatan, MS, OTR/L, ATP
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Course: #3401 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide the clinical information needed to evaluate clients for seating and mobility needs within a long term care setting. Clinical information on the evaluation, subsequent recommendations, special considerations and strategies for staff training/follow up will also be discussed.

Therapeutic Use of Self and the Power of Occupation: Dancing to the Beat of the Music
Presented by Kristine Haertl, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #3388 Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
This presentation will discuss the role of client-centered care in occupation based practice. The featured presenter will discuss the power of narrative, connection to the client, multiple ways of knowing, and various conceptualizations of client-centered care and therapeutic use of self.

Importance of Penmanship - Printing
Presented by Dena Bishop, OTR/L
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Course: #3372 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
This presentation will examine the skills necessary for handwriting success, compare popular handwriting programs and identify modifications and adaptations that can be used next day in the classroom. Participants will be able to effectively communicate the importance of penmanship in schools and provide the best programs and accommodations to make students successful.

Importance of Penmanship - Cursive
Presented by Dena Bishop, OTR/L
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Course: #3373 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will identify the multiple benefits to cursive writing, examine the various obstacles to cursive writing, and compare and contrast popular cursive writing programs. Participants will be able to effectively communicate with school staff of the importance of cursive writing versus keyboarding in the curriculum.

Sensory Strategies for Dementia to Reduce Challenging Behaviors
Presented by Janet Wright, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #3445 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This introductory course will provide a brief overview of dementia and look at sensory based strategies to reduce challenging behaviors and improve engagement in functional activities.

Meditation and Neural Mechanisms: Cognitive Applications in the Elderly
Presented by Sindhu Narayan, OT/L, RYT200
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Course: #3315 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course discusses various meditation techniques and the neural mechanisms associated with the practice of meditation based on current evidence. Further, it provides an outline for utilizing meditation as a therapeutic OT intervention in the elderly with cognitive dysfunction.

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.