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Wheelchair Positioning to Optimize Respiration
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #9590Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Wheelchair positioning is designed to provide postural support and alignment, pressure distribution, and stability for functional activities. Positioning can also be used to optimize respiration by facilitating an upright trunk and head and supporting the diaphragm. This course presents common positioning scenarios where respiration may be compromised and interventions to address these concerns.

Contextual Adaptations For The Neurodivergent Client: Pediatric Acute Care Virtual Conference
Presented by Julia Colman, OTD, OTR/L, BCP
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Course: #6301Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The challenges neurodivergent children face in hospital settings are well documented by medical researchers, healthcare professionals, and autistic and/or ADHD individuals, themselves. Despite this, hospital personnel often fail to consider the unique sensory and communication needs of many neurodivergent children. Occupational therapy practitioners can improve outcomes by utilizing neurodiversity-affirming principles and advocating for more sensory-friendly hospital environments. This is Day 4 of the Pediatric Acute Care Virtual Conference.

Sexuality And Intimacy Considerations: Pediatric Acute Care Virtual Conference
Presented by Alex King, OTR/L, CCLS
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Course: #6280Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The role of OT in sexuality and intimacy, specifically in the pediatric acute care setting, will be addressed in this course. Content will include tools and skills for the generalist and an introduction to specialist-level OT services for this occupation. This is Day 2 of the Pediatric Acute Care Virtual Conference.

The Role Of The Occupational Therapy Practitioner: Pediatric Acute Care Virtual Conference
Presented by Cambria Hunter, MSGH, OTR/L
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Course: #6285Level: Intermediate1 Hour
An overview of the role of occupational therapy in pediatric acute care will be addressed in this course. This course focuses on the occupational therapy process in the pediatric acute care setting, including evaluation and intervention and the role of the occupational therapy practitioner on the interprofessional care team. This is Day 1 of the Pediatric Acute Care Virtual Conference.

Human-Interfacing Robots For Functional Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
Presented by Ashley Gatewood, OTR/L, CSRS
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Course: #6368Level: Advanced1 Hour
A review of the history, design, and clinical benefits of robotics in upper extremity treatment will be provided in this course. The knowledge needed to select a system for use and implementation in clinical practice based on the patient population will also be addressed.

Understanding Seizures And Epilepsy In The Occupational Therapy Setting
Presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT
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Course: #6318Level: Intermediate1 Hour
An overview of seizures and epilepsy in children and adults will be discussed in this course. It will include the impact, causes, identification, management, and essential teachings for individuals, caregivers, and healthcare personnel. Biomedical and holistic interventions in the management of epilepsy will be discussed. In addition, valuable resources and tools in seizure and epilepsy management will be shared.

Cultural Humility And Competency In Occupational Therapy: Looking Through The Lens Of Real Life Experiences
Presented by Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #6300Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Cultural humility and competence for occupational therapists in international and domestic therapeutic settings will be covered in this course. It will include experiential scenarios for providing services and outline skills used to maintain cultural sensitivity and competence while engaged in OT services.

Neurodiversity-Affirming Practice
Presented by Virginia Spielmann, PhD, OTR/L
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Course: #6314Level: Introductory1 Hour
Explore the fundamentals of neurodiversity-affirming practice in this introductory course designed for occupational therapy practitioners seeking clarity on the concept. Gain a solid understanding of relevant terminology and develop the essential skills to effectively support and celebrate the diverse neurological experiences of your clients.

Understanding Asthma And Anaphylaxis In The Occupational Therapy Setting
Presented by Nancy Nathenson, RRT
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Course: #6315Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This program aims to provide an overview of asthma and anaphylaxis management and prevention across all age groups. It will include the causes, impact, medications, monitoring, and essential patient self-management teachings. In addition, valuable resources and tools will be shared to help individuals manage asthma and anaphylaxis, including assessing control and reducing triggers in various environments.

Early Co-Regulation In The Infant And Parent Dyad
Presented by Teresa Fair-Field, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #6284Level: Introductory1 Hour
Co-regulation and self-regulation in young children, ages birth to five with their parent/caregiver partner, will be the focus of this course. New findings of infant regulation states and barriers affecting the transition from co-regulation to self-regulation, as well as problem solving atypical progressions, will be discussed.

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