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Feeding and Nutrition Interventions for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Presented by Samantha Heidenreich, OTD, MOT
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Course: #5027Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course reviews the feeding behaviors and habits of children with autism, as well as the brain/gut relationship and nutritional implications for feeding. Participants will be instructed on how to create appropriate plans of care and intervention for feeding specifically for the ASD population, with an emphasis on nutrition.

Ethical Considerations in Rehabilitation: A Clinical Perspective for Therapists
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4980Level: Intermediate2 Hours
In this session, practical information about ethics is provided from a clinical perspective. Core ethical principles as they relate to healthcare and senior care are reviewed. Behaviors that are considered unethical by most credentialing bodies are considered as well as legal and ethical issues typically encountered in one’s daily profession. The course applies models for analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas in healthcare including CELIBATE, RIPS, and the Rest Four Component Model. Case examples illustrating various ethical dilemmas and issues that can take place in senior care settings are offered to enhance learning.

OT and Acute Pain: Staying True to Our Holistic Roots
Presented by Megan Doyle, MS, OTR/L, FPS, Cert-APHPT
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Course: #4994Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide a broad introduction to the most up to date pain neurophysiology, and the application of the biopsychosocial model of pain to the scope of occupational therapy in the treatment of acute pain. A multitude of holistic interventions to address when working with clients with acute pain will then be discussed, with an emphasis on achieving increased occupational engagement and self-management of pain interference. This is Day 5 of a virtual conference on pain management.

Nonpharmacological Pain Management Strategies: A Lifestyle Redesign® Approach
Presented by Lindsey Reeves, OTD, OTR/L, CEAS
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Course: #4982Level: Introductory1 Hour
Learn about nonpharmacological pain management strategies with a focus on Lifestyle Redesign® as an occupational therapy treatment approach for chronic pain conditions. An introduction to lifestyle, behavioral, and self-management strategies that can be utilized to reduce pain, improve coping, and increase patient self-efficacy in order to improve function and quality of life will be reviewed. This is Day 4 of a virtual conference on pain management.

Mindfulness Practices for Managing Pain and Promoting Occupational Performance
Presented by Richard Sabel, MA, MPH, OTR, GCFP
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Course: #5002Level: Introductory1 Hour
The past decade has seen exponential growth in the use of mindfulness-based interventions among health professionals. This program will explore how approaches such as Yoga, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais, breath, and meditation can be used by occupational therapy practitioners to manage pain and promote occupational performance. This is Day 3 of a virtual conference on pain management. **Please have a straw for the demonstration portion of the course.

Ergonomics and Pain
Presented by Marissa Marchioni, OTD, OTR/L, CEAS
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Course: #4996Level: Introductory1 Hour
Attend this presentation to learn about basic ergonomic principles and applications to a variety of settings. We examine applications and strategies for educating clients about the importance of ergonomics and body mechanics for the prevention of pain. This is Day 2 of a virtual conference on pain management.

Occupational Therapy’s Role With People Who Live With Chronic Pain
Presented by Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA
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Course: #4997Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course provides an overview of occupational therapy’s role with patients who live with chronic pain in an era when people need alternatives to pain medication. It provides evidence-based information and attempts to quell the myths about chronic pain. This is Day 1 of a virtual conference on pain management.

20Q: A Gerontology Expert
Presented by Regula H. Robnett, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #5116Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
In this edition, we highlight Dr. Regula Robnett's career and contributions to occupational therapy. Dr. Robnett is a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association and has had a distinguished career as an occupational therapy clinician, professor, mentor, and researcher, with strong expertise in gerontology. She is the author of the book Gerontology for the Health Care Professional which is now in its 4th edition (Robnett et al., 2020). This course is part of a quarterly series on OccupationalTherapy.com designed as a salute to the OT pioneers with contributing editor Dr. Franklin Stein. It is presented in an engaging Q & A format and highlights the OT pioneer's journey into occupational therapy and research accomplishments.

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
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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.