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Wheelchair Mobility: Power Add On Options And Use For Manual Wheelchairs
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4345Level: Advanced1 Hour
This course will present alternate manual wheelchair drive mechanisms, including non-powered and powered options to increase manual wheelchair efficiency and decrease pain and injury risk. These drive mechanisms increase the force of each handrim stroke for increased travel as well as force to overcome slopes and uneven terrain.

Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation
Presented by Elizabeth Green, OTR/L, CDRS, CAE
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Course: #4354Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide an overview of driver rehabilitation as a specialty area in Occupational Therapy. The role of the generalist OT in discussing driving with their clients will also be covered.

Elder Abuse and Child Abuse: Know the Signs and Your Role
Presented by Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4370Level: Intermediate1 Hour
Elder abuse and neglect and child abuse and neglect are harsh realities. This course will identify the physical, clinical, and behavioral indicators of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse needed to identify and report to appropriate agencies. Participants will gain an improved awareness of warning signs of abuse, the clinician's role in reporting abuse, and the steps for reporting abuse and getting proper assistance.

Examination And Assessment For The Upper Extremity: Part 1
Presented by Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #4337Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This is the first course in a 2-part series that will provide clinical assessment tools and guidelines to utilize in the treatment planning for the upper extremity involved population. This session will focus on the screening and assessment of pain, wounds, scars, vascular, and edema.

Practical Application Of Ergonomic Principles: Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders In New Mothers
Presented by Sara Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #4335Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will explore the ergonomic risk factors associated with caring for a baby while looking at postpartum mothers as a specialized population. Practical strategies to prevent or reduce the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders will be discussed.

Wheelchair Seating: Considerations For The Prop Sitter
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4311Level: Advanced1 Hour
Wheelchair seating is designed to provide postural support and alignment, stability for function and mitigate pressure issues. This course will address assessment and intervention when working with a client who can only sit with external supports, referred to as a prop sitter.

Wheelchair Seating: Considerations For The Hands Dependent Sitter
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #4285Level: Advanced1 Hour
Wheelchair seating is designed to provide postural support and alignment, stability for function and mitigate pressure issues. This course will address assessment and intervention when working with a client who can only sit with the support of their hands, referred to as the ‘hands-dependent’ sitter.

Occupational Therapy Approach To Assessment And Intervention In Essential Tremor
Presented by Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L
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Course: #4309Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course introduces essential tremor and the impact of the symptom presentation on function and participation. Emphasis is on the use evidence-based practice to develop a person-centered, occupation-based approach to treatment of individuals with essential tremor.

Teambuilding For Practitioners And Leaders
Presented by Jennifer Lape, OTD, OTR/L
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Course: #4275Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will explore the use of teambuilding strategies to promote positivity, job satisfaction, decreased job stress and burnout, and improved client outcomes. Attendees will gain knowledge regarding current research on teambuilding, and how formal and informal leaders can employ a variety of practical, easy-to-implement teambuilding strategies.

Creating an OT Toolbox of Assessments for Persons with Dementia
Presented by Sara Story, OTD, OTR/L, BCG, CAPS
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Course: #4274Level: Introductory1 Hour
This introductory course will provide a brief overview of assessments that may be used with persons with dementia. Information presented in this course will aid in the selection of an assessment when seeking to analyze occupational performance.