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20Q: An Expert in Developmental Coordination Disorder
Presented by Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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Course: #4288Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
In this edition, we highlight Dr. Sharon Cermak’s career and contributions to occupational therapy. Dr. Cermak is renowned for her expertise in Developmental Coordination Disorder. She was selected as one of the 100 leading occupational therapists and has received many awards for her working in sensory processing.

Collaboration of OT and RD in the Treatment of Infants and Toddlers in the Pediatric Clinical Setting
Presented by Molly Rejent, MOT, OTR/L, Kathryn Riner, MS, RD, LD
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Course: #4103Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Professional relationships are essential in the pediatric clinical setting for successful patient outcomes. Occupational therapists and registered dietitians can together identify feeding and nutrition problems, determine a treatment plan and educate caregivers.

Facilitating Occupational Therapy Groups in Mental Health and Other Practice Settings
Presented by William Lambert, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #4146Level: Introductory1 Hour
A variety of groups and group intervention activities will be presented that may be used in mental health, skilled nursing, school-based and a variety of other practice areas. This presentation addresses groups specific to occupational therapy and provides a basic outline of how to facilitate a group.

Modifying Approaches to Improve Outcomes for Children with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Their Families
Presented by Dan Dubovsky, MSW
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Course: #4145Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course presents an overview of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). The role of occupational therapy and how and why approaches need to be modified for individuals with an FASD are highlighted.

Collaborative Consultation: Supporting Students with Autism in the Classroom
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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Course: #4144Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The purpose of this course is to provide tools and strategies for therapists in supporting inclusive classrooms. The course will incorporate evidence-based classroom supports for students with autism, highlighting Universal Design for Learning.

Innovations in Geriatric Care: Evidence-Based Interventions for Falls (Day 4)
Presented by Holly Hester, PT, DPT, CHC
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Course: #3967Level: Intermediate1 Hour
As the population ages, health care providers, including occupational therapists and occupational therapist assistants, must employ effective methods of fall risk assessment, prevention, and management to prevent the serious injuries, decreased mobility, and loss of independence caused by falls. This session will discuss evidence-based interventions for falls, emphasizing the role of occupational therapy in the interdisciplinary management of falls in both the institutional and community settings.

Innovations in Geriatric Care: Trauma-Informed Care; What It Is and Why It's Important (Day 1)
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3964Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Life trauma can lead to lifestyle practices that influence development of chronic illness. Understanding past traumatic events in individuals' lives can be key to effective care. Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with a history of life trauma that recognizes trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role trauma plays in their lives. This session explores how trauma-informed care can be used by clinicians with individuals who have experienced pervasive adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). This session provides suggestions for using the five guiding principles of trauma-informed care: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment, as the best clinical practice.

Innovations in Geriatric Care: Human Trafficking; Identification and Prevention (Day 2)
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #3965Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Human trafficking is a widespread form of slavery that exists today, even within the United States. Victims of human trafficking come in all sexes, genders, nationalities, and ethnicities. This course will explore the nature and scope of human trafficking in the United States. Participants will learn about the dynamics of control in human trafficking, impact on victims, how to identify and report human trafficking, and efforts to combat human trafficking through education, advocacy, and legislation.

The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Postpartum Period to Improve Occupational Performance and Role Satisfaction
Presented by Anjali Parti, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4079Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will offer insight into the role of occupational therapists in addressing the mother's mental health, occupational performance, and role satisfaction.

Wheelchair Seating: The Mat Assessment
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4076Level: Advanced1 Hour
A key component of wheelchair seating evaluation is the mat assessment. This course will present the mat assessment, including supine and sitting, and will include case studies and videos.