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Most popular courses of 2014

Christa Tober, M.S., OTR
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One of my favorite things about December is the opportunity to look back to where we started, evaluate how far we’ve come and develop a game plan for continued growth and development in the future. This past year, OccupationalTherapy.com added over eighty new courses to our library on a range of topics as diverse as the field of Occupational Therapy!  Here are the five most popular courses from 2014.  

  1. It comes as no surprise that our most popular course is the series from the Virtual Conference on Sensory Processing with Guest Editor Dr. Winnie Dunn titled Supporting People Across the Lifespan to Live their Best Lives.  Dr. Dunn and colleagues discuss sensory processing concepts relevant to life stages and the application of these concepts within an individual's home, family, school, and community.   
  1. Barbara Kornblau’s course titled Preventing Falls in Adults with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions: What Works.  Barbara provides an extensive review of the literature to identify factors that contribute to falls as well as to apply evidence-based fall prevention interventions to people with disabilities.    
  1. Dr. Sal Bondoc’s series titled Evaluation and Treatment of Balance and Postural Control Problems in the Elderly.  In this 3-part series Dr. Bondoc provides strategies to evaluate and treat balance and postural control problems in the elderly using a systems model and research evidence.    
  1. Dr. Jeanine Beasley’s series titled Best Practice for Conservative and Postoperative Management of Arthritis.  In this 2-part series, Jeanine reviews the evidence on conservative management of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and provides strategies for evidence-based post-operative care.  
  1. Dr. Lynn Hellerstein’s course titled Is Your Child Visually Ready for School? Seeing Beyond 20/20.  Dr. Hellerstein discusses the critical link between vision development and learning and provides information to identify the signs and symptoms of vision problems in children.  

Hidden Gems

OccupationalTherapy.com’s on-demand library now contains more than 250 courses and it is worth mentioning there are many exceptional courses on specialized topics which aren’t mentioned above.  Take a moment to look through the courses listed under your particular topic area of interest and find the ones that have received high ratings and positive feedback from your colleagues.

Holiday Wishes

As 2014 draws to a close, we are looking forward to another exciting year working with leading clinicians and researchers to keep you up to date on the latest evidence and practice trends in the field.  Stay tuned for our 2015 webinar schedule.

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!

Cheers,

ChristaTober, MS, OTR

Managing Editor, OccupationalTherapy.com


christa tober

Christa Tober, M.S., OTR

Christa received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She has over ten years of clinical experience working in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, specializing in adult brain injury and pediatric movement disorders.  In addition, Christa worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant in the OT Program at the University of Wisconsin and as an adjunct instructor at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin.  Christa had the privilege of serving as the editorial assistant for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) during Dr. Betty Hasselkus' term as editor. She also worked as the coordinating editor for the Journal of Applied Physiology.