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Entry-Level Baccalaureate Healthcare Degrees & OT and Transition Planning
Wednesday, February 02, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST
Category: Events

Presentation #1: Evidence-based Considerations for Entry-Level Baccalaureate Healthcare Degrees
Presentation #2: Occupational Therapy and Transition Planning: How Can We Provide Support for Positive Post-Secondary Education Outcomes?

*This is a live event held via Zoom.

Timed Agenda:
6:00-6:25  Presentation - EBP for baccalaureate level of education for healthcare
6:25-6:30 questions
6:30-6:55 Presentation – EBP for transitioning teenagers with disabilities to post-secondary education
6:55-7:00 Questions
7:00- Course evaluation

Event Description:
Presenters will share the evidence found for the topics above, including the search strategy, level 1 and level 2 evidence, a summary of themes, and recommendations. 
Each topic will be a 25 minute PowerPoint presentation

Speaker Biographies:
Presentation #1:  Deb McKernan-Ace has practiced occupational therapy for more than 30 years, with a primary focus on school-based therapy and child/adolescent behavioral health. She has been involved in occupational therapy assistant education for 30 years, having worked within 3 different higher education institutions. Currently, she is program director for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Presentation #2:  Jessica McGuire has practiced occupational therapy for 20 years, with 17 years specifically focusing on school systems in urban settings. Currently, she works for Boston Public Schools where she provides occupational therapy services at an educational campus (pre-kindergarten to 8th grade) and a middle school/high school program (6-12th grade). She particularly has focused on students developing their active collaboration in their educational experience by working on goal development, self-advocacy for an IEP meeting, and career and leisure exploration. By the students increasing their ownership in the therapeutic process, they understand occupational therapy and how this service can be a benefit to them throughout their primary and secondary education.

Learning Objectives:
Evidence-based Considerations for Entry-Level Baccalaureate Healthcare Degrees
Participants will:
Gain a better understanding of baccalaureate education as entry-level for allied health professions

Critique levels of evidence for current baccalaureate degree levels for healthcare professions

Examine recommendations for OT practice related to benefits to an entry-level baccalaureate degree for the OTA.


Occupational Therapy and Transition Planning: How Can We Provide Support for Positive Post-Secondary Education Outcomes?
Participants will:
Describe research supporting the skills needed for positive postsecondary education outcomes for high school students transitioning into postsecondary education.

Critique levels of evidence for four identified themes in positive postsecondary education

Examine recommendations for OT practice related to the transition process to post-secondary education in the four identified themes


Target Audience: All

Level of Content:  Advanced

AOTA Practice: Presentation #1: Education, Presentation #2: Children and Youth

CEUs: 1 


Fees: MOTA Members $5, non-members $25


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Contact: [email protected]