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November 2-4, 2018

Sugarland, TX (Marriott Hotel)

 

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Friday Sessions

101 - 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Digging deeper into the ABCs of behavior 

Eileen R. Garza, OTR, ATP/SMS, PhD, FAOTA
Deborah Cummins, MEd, BCBA
Course Level: Intermediate 
Category:  Children and Youth 
Course Length: 1 3/4 hours

Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence can be an oversimplification of why children behave as they do.  This presentation will guide participants toward differentiating between sensory processing disorder, executive functioning disorders and social-emotional causes and review evidence-based interventions.

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102 - 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Fall Prevention Clinic for Community-dwelling Older Adults
Lakin Carpenter, OTS
Brianna Giovinazzo, OTS
Kshitija Kulkarni, OTR, PhD, MPH, MSOT
Course Level:  Student Friendly, Entry Level 
Category:  Productive Aging
Course Length: 1 3/4 hours

The Older Adult Fall Prevention Clinic has been introduced in the community to provide free-of-charge multi-disciplinary preventive interverntions to reduce fall-risk and fear of falling, and improve community mobility and participation among community-dwelling older adults.

103 - 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM 

Body Image in Oncology: A Group Intervention Model
Asfia Mohammed, OTR, MOT
Kristin Creel OTR, MOT
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level, Intermediate 
Category: Mental Health 
Course Length: 1 3/4 hours

Cancer treatment can leave survivors with many physical changes that have been shown to affect their quality of life and resumption of meaningful occupations. This intervention was created to address the volitional changes to patients’ engagement in daily activities and social participation.

104 - 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Manualized OT for PTSD: The time has come 
Steven M. Gerardi, OTR, PhD, OTD, MSS
Course Level:  Intermediate 
Category:  Mental Health
Course Length:1 3/4 hours

The presenter will review OT intervention for clients with PTSD and  engage the audience in critical thinking and decision making on the development of a manualized occupation-based OT intervention for clients with PTSD.

105 - 8:00 AM - 9:45

Transitioning from Traditional Level 1 Experiences: Response to ACOTE’s Call
Shannon Levandowski, OTR, OTD, MS, BCP, SCSS
Laurie Stelter, OTR, MA, Jack Ruelas,  OTR, MS, Rocio Alvarenga, OTR, MOT, Kari Williams,  OTR, MS
Course Level: Intermediate
Category: Education
Course Length: 1 ¾ Hours

Attention OT Educators! Transitioning from Traditional Level 1 Experiences:  Response to ACOTE's Call was designed specifically to provide updates to your role.

This presentation will provide explanation of the ACOTE’s new standards for Level 1 experiences and share individual school experiences with innovative solutions to change.

106 - 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM  CANCELLED by speaker

Revisiting the Occupational Therapy Clinical Reasoning Process Using the OTPF 3rd Ed. Domain & Process

107 - 8:00 AM - 12:00

GLOBAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICE
Barbara Palmer, OT, MISM, CBIS
Course Level:  All
Category:  Health and Wellness 
Course Length: 3 ¾ hours

There is a growing need for occupational therapy practitioners in every area of practice to become global-minded and global citizens in how they think and serve clients to make a more significant impact in the lives of persons with disabilities here and beyond our borders. 

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108 - 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Scaffold handwriting in large/small groups for MTSS
Beverly H. Moskowitz,  OTR, DOT MS,  FAOTA
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level, Intermediate 
Category: Children and Youth
Course Length: 2 hours

The Size Matters Handwriting Program mirrors the MTSS demand for access & accountability. SMHP is adaptable, measurable & easily tie red.  Learn concepts, strategies, accommodations & materials to build legibility school wide, in classrooms & individually.

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 109 - 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Occupational adaptation after relocation into long-term care facilities for older adults
Pei-Fen Chang, OTR, PhD
Gayle Hersch, OTR, PhD
Harriett Davidson, OTR, MA
Anlee Birch-Evans, PhD, RN, APRN, CNS, P/MH-BS
Kai-Li Tsai, PhD
Course Level: all
Category:  Productive Aging 
Course Length:2 hours

This session describes processes and results from a cross-cultural intervention for older adults who experienced recent relocation to long-term care facilities.

110 - 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Evaluation and Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Cecilia Fierro, OTR, OTR
Karla Cardenas, OTS
Cody Carpenter, OTS
Emma Mejia, OTS
Valerie Vasquez, OTS
Course Level:  Intermediate 
Category:  Rehabilitation Disability and Participation
Course Length: 2 hours

This course is a hands on presentation that will provide participants the opportunity to practice specfic examinations and treatment options to treat Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS).  Participants will be able to engage in various evidnece-based treatment options to prevent and treat for TOS.

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111 - 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Effects of Stress Resulting from Natural Disaster on CNS Function
Judy Skarbek, OTR, MSRS
Francie Baxter, OT, Ph.D., FAOTA
Course Level:  Student Friendly, Entry Level 
Category: Mental Health, Rehabilitation Disability and Participation Course Length: 2 Hours

The autonomic and sympathetic nervous systems play an important role in the response to stress and its factors in relation to stroke.  Throughout life people experience various stressors that influence their physiological and psychological systems.

112 - 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Surviving Pediatric Fieldwork:  Behavioral and Communication Techniques
Jan McCleskey, OTR, MA
Course Level: Student Friendly
Category: Education 
Course Length: 2 Hours

Pediatric fieldwork requires tools for communication and behavioral techniques with children. Workshop for upcoming fieldwork students as well as clinical site coordinators. Inservice directed to common problems and solutions to empower students.

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113 - 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Poster Session I 
Course Level: All
Category: Education 

Poster presentations on various topics. Presenters will staff their posters from 3PM-4PM. 

114 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM & 4:00-6:00 PM

EBP in Pediatrics: From Start to Finish
Leslie Smart, OTR, DSc
Susan Jeantete, OTR,OTD
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level, Intermediate 
Category:  Children and Youth 
Course Length: 4 Hours

Learn effective tools to conquer common challenges in pediatric practice.  Using case examples and problem-based learning, practitioners will gain experience performing literature searches, appraising the evidence, and applying this knowledge to pediatric evaluation and intervention.

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115 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Drivability: Addressing the Elephant in the Room
Tamara Traber, OTR, CLVT
Course Level: Intermediate
Category: Low Vision, Rehabilitation Disability and Participation, Productive Aging 
Course Length: 2 Hours

This presentation covers factors causing issues with driving, driving laws, bioptic driving, counseling on driving cessation, ethical issues and alternatives to driving.  It will provide insight into guiding patients to appropriate driving decisions and driving transition education.

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116 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Disorders of Consciousness Management in Outpatient Setting
Kimberly Larriviere, OTR, MA
Kirstine R. Carter, Ph.D.
Margaret McKinney, PT, DPT
Alyssa Kelly, MA, CCC-SLP
Course Level:  Intermediate 
Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation
Course Length: 2 hours

Patients with Disorders of Consciousness (DoC) require lifelong care. Historically health systems have not supported continued care as patients transition into the community. This presentation describes the development of a transdisciplinary outpatient DoC rehabilitation program.

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117 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tossing Your Hat Over the Fence: Engaging Institutionalized Populations
Laurie Stelter, OTR, MA
Cynthia Evetts, OTR, PhD
Course Level:  Intermediate 
Category:  Mental Health, Rehabilitation Disability and Participation, Productive Aging 
Course Length: 2 Hours

This session will provide encouragement and strategies for practitioners to engage long-term institutionalized populations experiencing occupational deprivation, such as prison, psychiatric, state supported living, and long-term care residents, utilizing justice-based interventions.

118 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Practitioner to Professor: Pedagogies, Policy, and Adjusting to Academia
John Luna, OTR, OTD
Roel Garcia, OTR,OTD
Course Level:  Entry Level, Intermediate 
Category: Education 
Course Length: 2 hours

This presentation provides tools and resources for practitioners transitioning to academia including useful pedagogies, policy consideration in the classroom, and valued outcomes within a university system to facilitate both student and faculty success.

119 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NBCOT:  Strategies for Certification Success
Shaun Conway, OTR
Course Level: Student Friendly,
Category: Entry-level Certification Examination
Course Length: 2 Hours

Connect with NBCOT and hear about the best approaches to achieve your goal for Occupational Therapy Certification.

120 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Legislative Update
Denise Rose, JD, BS – TOTA Legislative Advisor
Chuck Willmarth, CAE - Associate Chief Officer, Health Policy and State Affairs AOTA
Course Level: All
Category: Advocacy 
Course Length: 2 Hours

121 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

ICU Delirium and Its Relationship to Occupational Performance
Vi Nguyen, OTR, MOT
Rebecca Chan, OTR, MOT
Course Level:  Intermediate 
Category:  Rehabilitation Disability and Participation
Course Length: 2 hours

Critically ill patients frequently develop delirium leading to functional cognitive deficits. This session highlights the role of OT in the comprehensive care for ICU delirium to enhance the care of critically ill patients.

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122 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Dementia Care Management: The Collaborative Role of OT
Constance Welcome, OTR, MOT
Kourtne Donnaud, OTR
Course Level: Intermediate 
Category:  Mental Health 
Course Length: 2 Hours

The course outlines current dementia-specific aspects of legislation affecting Medicare reimbursed facilities and explores the collaborative roles of occupational therapy with implementation. It includes a review of evidence-based practice and focuses on identifying residual abilities.

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123 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Meditation For Health, Peace, & Happiness
Tanya Penny, OTR
Course Level:  All
Category: Health and Wellness  
Course Length: 2 Hours

Discover the Therapeutic Meditation Process (T.M.P.). Learn easy to use tools that will support you and your patients to connect with & accept themselves, release stress, decrease negative symptoms (pain, fatigue, anxiety, depression), increase focus, feel happier and more peaceful.

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124 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Incorporating Simulation and Standardized Patients in Occupational Therapy Curricula
Megan Taylor, OTR, OTD, MSOT, CLT
Donna Walls, OTR, OTD, CHT
Course Level:  Entry Level 
Category:  Education 
Course Length: 2 Hours

Standardized patients (SP) can be used as a method of experiential learning to meet the proposed ACOTE standards for the Level I fieldwork experience.  This seminar presents essential components of a SP encounter.

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125 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

PREPARING FOR THE NBCOT: DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL PLAN
Sherry White, COTA,  MHA, FACMPE
Course Level: Student Friendly
Course Length: Students COTA and NBCOT track 
Course Length: 2 Hours

In preparing for the NBCOT exam, students are more likely to be prepared for the NBCOT if they follow a successful study plan before they enter fieldwork.  Students who come prepared achieve better success.

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126 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Eleanor Clarke Slagle: The Younger Years
Kathlyn L. Reed OTR, PhD, FAOTA, MLIS
Course Level:  Intermediate 
Category: Research, History of occupational therapy
Course Length: 2 Hours

Eleanor Clarke Slagle is one of the best known names in the profession but few details have been published about her life prior to the founding of the Association in 1917.  This presentation focuses on her early life and career from 1870-1914.

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Saturday Sessions

201 - 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Written Composition - It's More Than Handwriting
Teri Grundy, OTR, MOT
Course Level:  All
Category: Children and Youth, Assistive Technology 
Course Length: 1 3/4 hours 

Handwriting to Speech-to-Text and everything in between. We'll tease apart the task of composing; connecting strategies and low to high tech interventions, to specific deficits and identify where and how occupational therapy fits into the process

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202 - 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Strategies for Helping Administrators Support YOUR School Practice
Jean E Polichino OTR, MS, FAOTA
Course Level:  Advanced 
Category: Children and Youth
Course Length: 1 ¾ hours

This course provides information and strategies for school therapists so they can work collaboratively with school administrators to successfully recruit, retain, train, supervise, support and nurture long-term relationships with occupational therapy practitioners.

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203 - 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

The Psychopathology of Schizophrenia: Essentials for the Occupational Therapist
Sally W Harris, COTA
Course Level: ALL
Category: Mental Health
Course Length: 1 ¾ Hours

Occupational Therapists across the spectrum of treatment areas will encounter patients with comorbid schizophrenia. This course provides both knowledge and skills to enhance treatment outcomes  using patient centered interventions.

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204 - 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Dementia and Fall Risk Management:  An Interprofessional, Value-Based Approach
Diane Dismukes, OTR
Jeanne Copeland, M.S., CCC-SLP
Alyssa Thrush, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level, Intermediate 
Category: Productive Aging  
Course Length: 1 ¾ Hours

This presentation will define and illustrate best practices for interprofessional fall risk management for persons with dementia to reduce fall risk and improve engagement in meaningful occupations.

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205 - 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

A Clinician’s Guide to the new SNF Patient Driven-Payment Model (PDPM)
Lynda Jennings, OTR
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level, Intermediate 
Category: Productive Aging
Course Length: 1 ¾ Hours

A discussion on the impact of the current healthcare legislation on services provided in skilled nursing facilities, upcoming changes to reimbursement and what Occupational Therapy Practioners needs to know to be prepared.

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206 - 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Cultural Competence and Fieldwork Success:  A Journey For Both Fieldwork Educators and Students
Carrienne G. Matthews,  OTR, OTD, MOT,  CLWT
Course Level: Entry Level 
Category: General and Professional Issues; Fieldwork Education
Course Length: 1 ¾ hours

While striving to achieve Vision 2025, cultural diversity is an area warranting advancement.  This necessitates that both current and future practitioners carry the torch by increasing cultural competence and embracing diversity among fieldwork educators and students during fieldwork experiences.

208 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Keynote Speaker
When Failure is not an Option

Kelly Williams Gary, PhD, MPG, OTR/L
Course Level: All
Category: Mental Health, Rehabilitation

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209 - 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Poster Session II 
Course Level: All
Category: Education 

Poster presentations on various topics. Presenters will staff their posters from 3PM-4PM.

210 - 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM & 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Principles of Sensory Integration Treatment According to Ayres
OJayne Bowman, OTR, PhD
Course Level: Entry Level 
Category: Children and Youth
Course Length: 4 Hours

Information on adaptive responses as defined by Ayres, general and specific principles of SI treatment, and identifying dyspraxia will be presented.  Participants will view and critique videos made by Ayres at her clinic. Based on handwritten materials and videos given to the presenter by Ayres

211 - 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM & 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Best Practices for Developing Effective OT/Teacher Partnerships
Carol Armann, OTR
Kathleen Wright, BA
Course Level:  Entry Level, Intermediate 
Category:  Children and Youth
Course Length: 4 Hours

Research shows a link between handwriting and literacy however many teachers believe they lack training.  This hands-on session will explore this OT/Teacher partnership while sharing many, classroom-ready strategies to decrease unnecessary referrals.

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212 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Functional Assessment for Behavioral  & Mental Health Clients
Kathlyn L. Reed PhD, OTR, FAOTA, MLIS
Course Level: Entry Level 
Category: Health and Wellness, Mental Health 
Course Length: 2 Hours

Purpose: Identify and review selected functional assessments available on the Internet that are useful in evaluating behavioral and mental health clients that all occupational therapy practitioners should know as part of the TOTA initiative to include OT as a state qualified mental health provider.

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213 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Toy Story: Adventures in Community Engagement
Cindi Gorter Tiongco, OTR, MOT
Dawndra Sechrist, OTR, PhD
Sarah McDonald, OTR, MS\
Course Level:  All
Category:  Health and Wellness, Education, Children and Youth 
Course Length: 2 Hours

This seminar will present the experiences of the annual Interprofessional Toy Fair and Expo from the perspectives of three occupational therapists.  It will highlight the distinct value of occupational therapy through the planning, implementation, and reflection process.

214-A  Research Forum - 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Session Handout A,B)

A) MOTION FEEDBACK DEVICE TO ASSIST IN IMPROVING JOINT MOTION
Rajeshree Jaiswal, OTR, MOT,CHT
Laurie M. Reddy, OTR, CHT
Jeff Feng, PhD Industrial Design, University of Houston
Manuel Garzon, UH Graduate Student in Industrial Design
Nishika Jaiswal
Course Level: All
Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation 

A motion feedback device promotes gentle active range of motion. The device connects, via Bluetooth, to a smartphone, once the preset amount of joint motion is achieved, music begins playing. Patients must continue to actively stretch their stiff joint in order for the music to continue playing.

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B) Home Health Prescription and 90-Day Readmission following Stroke
Ickpyo Hong, OTR, PhD,
Loree Pryor, OTR, MS
Meredith F. Shields, OTS
Samantha Wimberly, OTS
Timothy A. Reistetter, OTR, PhD
Course Level:  Intermediate 
Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation 

Using 1,219 stroke surveys and a propensity score matching method, we examined the influence of home health prescription on the risk and reduction of 90-day hospital readmissions after inpatient stroke rehabilitation.

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C) PEO Framework Addressing Sleep Issues with Older Adults 
Rachel Smith, OTS 
Alicia Williams, OTS
Victoria Molina, OTS
Rachel Prud'homme, OTS
Karen Aranha, OT, PhD,
Jack Becker
Course Level: All
Category:  Health and Wellness 

This study seeks to do an extensive literature search to develop a framework for occupational therapists to address sleep issues in older adult (>65 years of age), using the Person Environment and Occupation (PEO) framework.

D) Examining compassion fatigue among occupational therapy practitioners
Christine Chen, OTR, ScD, FAOTA
Course Level: Intermediate 
Category: Professional issues

This study examined the prevalence of compassion fatigue among OT practitioners using the Professional Quality of Life. The results showed that most OT practitioners demonstrated high job satisfaction, low compassion fatigue and low burnout.

E) Adapting public space for children with SPD.
Karen Aranha, OT, PhD
Ainsley Hernandez, OTS
Hailee Haney, OTS
Kasey Smith, OTS
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level, Intermediate
Category: Children and Youth

Due to atypical sensory processing, creating sensorimotor experiences for children with SPDs is imperative to promote the development of the child and promote social opportunities for families. Students address this challenge using the PEO framework. 

214 B  Research Forum 4:00 PM -6:00 PM (Session Handout G,J)

F) Social participation and independence in older adults
Cristina Acosta Staples, OTS
Katherine Coleman, OTS
Sarah Lewis, OTS
Hina Mittal, OTS
Kivani Sanchez, OTS
Loree Pryor, OTR, MOT
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level 
Category: Productive Aging 

This presentation explores the relationship between perceived community connectedness and social participation as they pertain to quality of health, both mentally and physically. It examines current research on the overall aging population and does not focus on a specific aging demographic.

G) Transphobia in the Workplace: An Occupational Therapy Perspective
Amy M.W. Lavin, OTS
Jack Ruelas,  OTR, MS
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level 
Category: Health and Wellness, Work & Industry

This presentation identifies the negative impact transphobia has on social inclusion, job performance, and satisfaction. Workplace training in cultural sensitivity is recommended to improve the workplace climate and secure the well-being of transgender individuals.

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H) Interprofessional Experience at a Maker Event
Amy Honeck, OTS
Amy Chang, OTS
Ana Allegretti,  OTR, PhD, ATP
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level 
Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation 

OTs are able to utilize knowledge of universal design, power wheel chair characteristics, ADA standards, and the Human Activity Assistive Technology (HAAT) model to contribute to the fabrication of design prototypes at a Maker Event

I) Outcome Measures for Stress in Acute Care Oncology
Eleanor S Olson, OTR
Course Level: All
Category: Health and Wellness 

Patient stress can impact volition, participation in routines and various body systems. The need for standardized measures to assess patient stress response in acute care are necessary to collect data and track intervention efficacy.

J)Pilot Study of Driving Potential for Hemispatial Neglect
AMANDA HOELSCHER, OTR, MOT, DRS
Course Level: Intermediate 
Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation 

This research study describes the potential of returning to driving for individuals with hemispatial neglect by exploring variations in brain activity as compared to healthy adults using mobile EEG during the occupation of driving.

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215 - 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM & 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

I Have My Degree. Now What?
Alvin Chung, OT
Course Level: Student Friendly 
Category: Student Enrichment
Course Length: 4 Hours

The presentation focuses on the skills of graduating OT students in today’s competitive market by establishing the right mindset, providing structure in creating a memorable resume that highlights personal strengths and preparing tools to confidently showcase yourself during the interview.

216 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

NBCOT Navigator®: The Next Era in Continuing Competency
Shaun Conway, OTR
Course Level: Intermediate 
Category: Continuing Competency
Course Length: 2 Hours

This presentation is a prime opportunity to learn about the NBCOT Navigator® evidence based continuing competency assessment tools which can be used by OTA and COTA certificants to verify practice strengths and gauge continuing competency needs across all areas of practice.

217 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Practical ways to help with cluttering & hoarding
Sandra Otto, OTR
Armintia Alcorn, OTR, OTD, LPC
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level, Intermediate 
Category:  Health and Wellness 
Course Length: 2 Hours

Cluttering/hoarding intervention is an emerging area of practice in occupational therapy.   Hoarding has severe effects on occupational performance in self-care, home-care, vocational and social roles.  Explore what works with this population.

218 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Brain-based Education Tools: Anatomy Wearables and Computerized Visualization
Josephine Chan, OTR, PhD, CHS
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level 
Category: Education, Research
Course Length: 2 Hours

Innovative use of interactive anatomy wearables and computerized visualization can provide a dynamic and engaging learning platform to help students visualize complex thinking, foster metacognition and facilitate clinical and professional reasoning development.

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220 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Retirement as jubilation
Suzanne M. Peloquin, OTR, PhD, FAOTA
Course Level: Student Friendly, Intermediate 
Category: Health and Wellness, Productive Aging 
Course Length: 2 Hours

Retirement can seem daunting.  An examination of research literature considered in the context of two instances of successful retirement. We argue that reflective work can expand perceptions of retirement to include a process of jubilation.

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Sunday Sessions

302 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of the Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills (PASS)
Denise Chisholm, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Course Level:  Intermediate, Advanced
Category: Mental Health, Rehabilitation Disability and Participation 
Course Length: 4 Hours

This is TOTA’s first step to equip Texas OTs with the ability to administer and score evidence-based functional assessments. The PASS gives OTs a holistic picture of the client’s ability to live independently and safely in their environment by assessing performance in various ADL's and IADL's.

303 - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Preprosthetic training for upper and lower limb loss
Lee McAfee Scogin,  OTR, MOT
Ashley McClure, OTR, MOT
Course Level: All
Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation
Course Length: 4 Hours

This course addresses the challenges encountered in preprosthetic phases of rehabilitation for patients with amputations.  We will discuss intervention strategies including mirror therapy and desensitization techniques for managing pain, ADL/IADL training tasks, and therapeutic exercise.

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304 - 8:00 am - 9:45 am

Occupation Based Treatment Interventions for Patients with Dementia
Diane Dismukes, OTR
Patty Trujillo, OT, DCCT
Molly Ganow, COTA
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level, Intermediate 
Category: Productive Aging 
Course Length:1 3/4 hours

This session will review the Dementia Stages and the importance of occupation based treatments along the disease progression and how to facilitate the patient with dementia’s best ability to function.

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305 - 8:00 am - 9:45 am

All About Video Modeling
Catherine Candler, OTR, PhD, BCP
Kelsey Blake, OTS
Morgan Helfrick, OTS
Ashley Hickman, OTS
Alyssa Kaschak, OTS
Britley Owens, OTS
Rachel Peters, OTS
Lexi Sykora, OTS
Morgan, White, OTS

Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level, Intermediate 
Category: Education, Children and Youth 
Course Length: 1 3/4 hours 

Video modeling has emerged as an evidence based approach for behavioral learning. Its different features, a review of research and examples with interactive activities on how to incorporate video modeling into occupational therapy practice are presented.

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306 - 8:00 am - 9:45 am

The Treatment Connection Between Occupational Therapy and Hippotherapy
Karen M. Gardner, OTR MOT HPCS
Course Level: All
Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation 
Course Length: 1 3/4 hours 

Hippotherapy is a treatment technique implemented by a skilled OT to utilize equine movement and the horse’s environment to achieve meaningful outcomes across all client performance areas.  We will discuss goals, potential outcomes and case study examples.

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307- 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Systematic Occupation Analysis Process: Promoting Occupation-Based Practice
Cynthia Evetts, OTR, PhD
Course Level: Intermediate 
Category: Health and Wellness, Mental Health 
Course Length: 4 Hours

A systematic occupation analysis process using OTPF-3 to select, analyze, and justify occupation-based practice. Hands-on practice with a tool designed to facilitate fast and accurate analysis of crafts leads to proper selection and appropriate documentation.

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308 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bio-physical Agents for Older Adults with Chronic Conditions
Lynn Freeman, PT, PhD, DPT, GCS, CWS
Shonda McCauley, OTR, CLT
Course Level: All
Category: Education, Research 
Course Length: 2 Hours

Explores how evidence-based use of biophysical agents, evidence-based economics, and quality improvement in post-acute care combined with conventional occupational therapy to optimize clinical and fiscal outcomes for older adult with chronic conditions.

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309 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Making a Big Impact through Collaboration
Denise Alford, OTR
Lynn Wilde, COTA
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level, Intermediate 
Category: Education, Children and Youth 
Course Length: 2 Hours

The differences between the medical model and school-based occupational therapy are well defined. Effective collaboration between OT and school staff makes a big impact on a student’s success.

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310 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The purpose and benefits of patient/caregiver support groups.
Trisel M Davis, OTR
Course Level: Student Friendly, Entry Level 
Category: Health and Wellness, Mental Health 
Course Length:2 Hours

This  presentation will discuss the following: The  purpose and benefits of patient / caregiver  support groups.The the role of Occupational Therapist in  facilitating patient/ caregiver support groups. How to start and sustain a patient/ caregiver support group.

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311 - 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Train the Trainer: Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills (PASS)
Denise Chisholm, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Course Level: 
Category:

Course Length: 2 Hours

2-hour train-the-trainer session on the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Performance Assessment of Self-care Skills. Must have attended course 302. Limited to 20 of those attendees.

312 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Reengage: Accessible Solutions and Practical Application of Technology in Treatment
Erik S. Johnson, OTR, MS
Kaitlyn Jones, OTR, MSOT
Course Level: Entry Level, Intermediate
Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation
Course Length: 
2 Hours

Advancement in technology has opened new doors for therapists as they approach treatment planning and intervention. This session will explore ways to make technology more accessible and demonstrate potential use in multiple therapeutic settings.

313 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Adding Low Vision Services to the Generalist OT Practice
Serena Speaker OTR SCLV
Regina Budet OTR
Tamara Traber OTR, SCLV
Course Level: Entry Level 
Category: Productive Aging 
Course Length: 2 Hours

This program will provide the participant with the necessary skills and tools to add low vision services to an existing general practice. A review of current assessment/screens/tests to determine if a client would benefit from low vision intervention.

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314 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Using Yoga to Support Sensory Integration in Children
Kassandra Maloney, M.S., COMS, RYT
Course Level: Entry Level, Intermediate 
Category: Health and Wellness , Children and Youth
Course Length: 2 Hours

Learn how to share yoga with children of all ages in order to support their sensory integration and motor skills.

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315 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Therapeutic Use of Crafts and Meaningful Occupations 
Julie Hebert, OTR, OTD
Taya Fisher
Melissa Garcia
Rebecca Molinar
Course Level: All
Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation, Education 
Course Length: 2 Hours

This session will provide a brief overview of the history of crafts, provide examples and "hands-on" creative fun crafts and functional activities in occupational therapy, and the opportunity to apply the ideas to everyday practice with any population.