Conference Session Details

1A - Interprofessional Fall Risk Prevention Training Using STEDI for Home Health Clinicians

Target Audience:  OT, OTA

Content level: Introductory/Intermediate

Course Description:  This presentation will discuss a pilot study of an interprofessional training for fall risk prevention in older adults receiving skilled home care services. The Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries initiative (STEADI) was used as the basis for this training. The STEADI initiative was developed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's injury center. Best practice guidelines from the American and British Geriatrics Societies were used in the development of STEADI. This presentation will also focus on providing the learners an overview of fall risk statistics, fall risk factors, STEADI, and best practice guidelines for fall prevention. It will also discuss the benefits of inter-professionalism in practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of best practice guidelines for fall risk prevention
  • :Appreciate the importance of interprofessional relationships in practice
  • Develop a greater appreciation of fall risk factors in older adults

Presenter:  Megan Warfield Kimball, OTR/L, OTD

 

1B - Multi-tasking Assessment of Executive Dysfunction after Acquired Brain Injury:  Emerging Research and Practice Implications

Target Audience:  OT, OTA

Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate  

Course Description:  Assessments that are sensitive to subtle but potentially debilitating executive dysfunction are needed to assure that people with acquired brain injury are identified and referred to occupational therapy for treatment. At present, there are relatively few assessment options that are sensitive to executive dysfunction in mild cognitive impairment. If untreated, executive dysfunction can contribute to problems with goal-directed behavior in the context of complex personal, social, and work roles. Researchers and clinicians from the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute recently conducted validation studies on 2 new multitasking assessments that were designed to be sensitive to executive dysfunction associated with mild traumatic brain injury and mild stroke (the Charge of Quarters Duty Test and the Front Desk Duty Test). They will report on the results of their research and discuss implications for clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • identify the importance in identifying executive dysfunction
  • Attendees will be able to summarize results of recent validation studies on the Charge of Quarters Duty Test and the Front Desk Duty Test
  • Attendees will identify strategies to incorporate performance-based multitasking assessment into their everyday practice

Presenter:  Mary Vining Radomski, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Ginger Carroll, MS, OT/L, Amy Meyers, OTR/L and Romina Takimoto, MS, OTR/L

 

1C - Assistance Dogs - How Do They Serve?

Target Audience:  OT, OTA

Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate  

Course Description:  Assistance (or Service) Dogs are trained to help people with disabilities. We will talk about what a service dog is, how they are trained to help people and also what is not a service dog. We'll go over proper etiquette when working with a client who has a service dog, and talk about the maybe not as obvious benefits having a service dog gives someone living with a disability.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the difference between what is an assistance dog under the Americans With Disabilities Act (& what is not)
  • How service dogs help people with disabilities (mobility, seizure, hearing, autism, diabetes just to name a few)
  • How service dogs often help in secondary ways from the task originally trained.
  • Provide information for attendees to reference clients interested in getting a service dog.
  • Do a presentation of some mobility skills a service dog can provide.

Presenter:  Laurie Carlson - Community Outreach Coordinator with Can Do Canines

 

1D - Good Better Best Practice Leveraging OT Student and Capstone Projects

 Target Audience:  OT, OTA

 Content level: Introductory/Intermediate 

Course Description:  As occupational therapists we aim to provide the best clinical care based on the best available evidence. However, barriers exist to implementing evidence based practice (EBP) in clinical settings. One strategy to make EBP more readily accessible to clinicians and clients is the traffic light model. Another strategy is to structure student projects to identify and apply the current evidence. In this presentation, we will present the tools and structure for blending these approaches including case examples related to pediatrics, adult TBI, and pain in acute care with both fieldwork and capstone students. The course is designed to break down evidence based practice into manageable, clinically feasible steps. By exploring these ideas, participants will walk away with increased knowledge and energy toward leveraging evidence into their own best practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the traffic light system as a tool for evaluating evidence.
  • Identify strategies to communicate evidence with traffic light model in a format understandable to clinicians, family, and clients.
  • Describe methods to structure Level II fieldwork and capstone projects for clinical utility and application of evidence based practice.

Presenter:  Lindsay Marth, MA, OTR/L, BCPR, TPS, Tonya Rich, PhD, OTR/L

 

1E - Administration and Interpretation of the Thumb Grasp and Pinch Assessment (T-GAP):  A New Standardized Measure of Hand Dexterity

Target Audience:  OT, OTA

Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

Course Description:  Thumb grasp & pinch assessment (T-GAP) is a new participation measure developed at Mayo Clinic & Shriners Healthcare for Children–Twin Cities. It grades hand dexterity on skill level of grasp & stabilization rather than timed speed, which is the focus of most dexterity assessments. T-GAP was standardized in 2018 for both validity & reliability in children with thumb hypoplasia who underwent index pollicization. T-Gap includes 9 goal specific object manipulation routines for 3 age groups. Tasks are recorded during a 5-10 minute semi structured play session & scored on a 7 point hierarchical scale from primitive grasp styles to sophisticated patterns for a total T-GAP score. In addition, measuring whether the hand can formulate a variety of grasp styles & percentage of thumb use. This presentation includes T-GAP background, test kit items, administration & practice scoring photo & video examples. Participants will receive administration manual, score forms & grasp pattern scoring guide.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to describe the background and recent research validating the T-GAP as a new participation measure to evaluate hand function in children 18 months to 18 years.
  • Attendees will be able to describe some components of the test kit supplies, administration manual and scoring hierarchy of the T-GAP.
  • Attendees will participate in a 15 minute scoring session by rating the preferred grasp styles of a variety of photo and video examples.

Presenter:  Wendy Ann Tomhave OTR/L

 

1F - Best Practice Guidelines for Occupational Therapy Practitioners Treating Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Target Audience:  OT, OTA

Content level:   Introductory/Intermediate

Course Description:  From ADLs, sensory processing, emotional regulation, attention, play, and more, this presentation utilizes a culmination of resources to provide an overview of best practices for practitioners treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Based on systematic reviews and recommendations curated by AOTA, governmental bodies, and health-maintenance organizations, practitioners will be provided with comprehensive information to guide their clinical decision-making process concerning treatment with children with ASD. Also provided are resources for evidence-based material and tips for evaluating and reading a research paper.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define evidence-based practice and describe the relationship between evidence-based practice, reimbursement by third-party payers, and providing quality treatment
  • Identify best practice strategies for addressing the occupations of children with ASD
  • Articulate methods for finding and reading a research article to examine its level of evidence and implementing research findings into practice 

Presenter:  Bryden Giving, MOT, OTR/L

 

Keynote Speaker, Carli Braun Kody, PhD., L.P.  -  Rising Strong™ through Adversity: Resilience Strategies for Occupational Therapists

Target Audience:  OT/OTA

Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

Course Description:  Human beings are wired for struggle. In the everyday life of an occupational therapist, we will encounter struggle in patients and their families, and struggle ourselves, too. With productivity expectations, documentation requirements, and complex challenges for patients and their families, we need to navigate a variety of stressors. The hard truth is, the braver we are at work, the more we’ll fall. We’ll make a mistake, set a boundary and must deal with the backlash of saying “no”, or be called to handle a conflict and it won’t go well. Falling hurts. “The dare is to keep being brave and feel your way back up,” says New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Brené Brown.

In this keynote, Dr. Carli Kody, Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and Trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher, will discuss core components of resilience and related skills. Her presentation will include research findings from well-known researchers, Dr. Brene´ Brown, author of The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness and Dare to Lead and Dr. Kristin Neff, author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. 

Participants will learn fundamental skills to examine their personal narratives about falls, mistakes and challenges in their professional and personal lives along with ways to cultivate courage, mindfulness, self-compassion, and resilience.

Objectives:-    

  • Occupational Therapists will gain knowledge and skills related to resilience and well-being, applicable to professional and personal realms.
  • Occupational Therapists will apply research findings and skills to their professional lives through experiential exercises and discussion.

 

Presenter:  Dr. Carli Kody, Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and Trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher

 

2A - Using Medbox:  Proper Administration and Use of the Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) Subtask

Target Audience:  OT

Content level: Introductory/Intermediate

Course Description:  The Medbox subtask of the Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) is part of a standardized battery of tasks meant to be used only with the test battery. Yet despite best practices, misconceptions about its use are common in practice. These include using Medbox as a stand-alone assessment of that IADL, or as a treatment activity for setting up pills. Both practices deviate from CPT’s standardized assessment protocol and have no reliability for assessment or intervention purposes. Further, the integrity of the CPT as a standardized OT assessment is damaged by practice effects. This course presents the CPT standardized assessment process, including proper scoring that leads to the evidence-based profiles for intervention. Participants will receive the CPT 2018 Revised Manual and practice proper Medbox administration for clients at various clinical presentations.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Present the CPT standardized assessment process including proper administration and scoring
  • Show how CPT scores lead to its evidence-based profiles for intervention
  • Practice proper administration and scoring with CPT-Medbox

Presenter:  Theressa Burns, OTR Clinical Specialist

 

2B - Building Therapeutic Alliance: Strengthen Relationships & Improve Outcomes

Target Audience:  OT

Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

Course Description:  For a client, a strong relationship is the backbone to a successful healthcare experience. However, pressure for productive clinicians can negatively impact the quality of care. Most clinicians can build rapport, but eventually encounter a client who pushes them past their capability and a healthy rapport feels impossible to foster. Therapeutic Alliance (TA) is how we connect and effect positive changes. The theory is rooted in psychology. However, in recent years the model has been researched, refined and specifically applied to physical therapy. This course provides a framework of therapeutic alliance, communication techniques, and examines the evidence of improved outcomes with strong TA. Attendees will discuss and practice applying TA principles though discussion. Presenter and attendees will describe how TA is incorporated into entry-level education programs. They will also discuss opportunities and challenges for implementing TA into practice and education.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define Therapeutic Alliance
  • Explain Self-Determination Theory using the 5-A framework and how it can improve therapeutic allianc
  • Evaluate patient situations and apply communication techniques which can facilitate improved therapeutic alliance
  • Analyze evidence that demonstrates a stronger Therapeutic Alliance may improve functional outcomes with physical therapy patients across practice settings

Presenter:  Peter Freeborn, PT, DPT

 

2C - The Occupational Therapist's Support of Assistive Technology in the School Setting

Target Audience:  OT

Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

Course DescriptionAttendees will be introduced to best practices in compliance with IDEA and MN state guidelines for documentation of assistive technology in evaluation reports and IEPs. The role of occupational therapy practitioner's related to the use of assistive technology for the student will be discussed. Participants will learn how to consider Assistive Technology. Attendees will develop an understanding of Low to High Tech solutions for students. Information will be provided on the most common areas that O.T.s support students with Assistive Technology, as well as the most commonly used Assistive Technology (including tolls, equipment and Apps). The presentation will be a combination of lecture, show and tell, and active group work where participants will leave with strategies, ideas and tools that they will be able to use immediately in their practice. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn the definition of Assistive Technology
  • Gain information on best practice for documenting Assistive Technology in ESR and IEP
  • Acquire knowledge on how to consider Assistive Technology (SETT Framework)
  • Develop an Understanding of Low to High Tech Assistive Technology solutions
  • Become familiar with common Assistive Technology tools used by OT's in educational setting 

Presenter:  Teresa Glass, MAHS, OTR/L, ATP

 

2D - Lifelong Illnesses and Therapy

Target Audience:  OT

Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

Course DescriptionLifelong illnesses change the therapy treatment process - Life altering diagnoses such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or Lymphedema can be challenging not only to the patient, but for the clinician as well. Learn from an Occupational Therapist (OT) who has lived with MS her entire OT career while treating clients with Lymphedema and multiple other diagnoses. Increase your knowledge of both disease processes, your skills to connect with patients on a deeper more emotional basis allowing a lifelong relationship to form as MS and Lymphedema patients potentially will require therapy for the rest of their lives.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Increase scientific knowledge of Multiple Sclerosis and Lymphedema
  • Improve your patient perspective and understanding of Multiple Sclerosis and Lymphedema
  • Improve your knowledge of the Lymphedema treatment processes

Presenter:  Brandi Fench OTR/L, MOT, CLT

 

2E - "Let's Talk About the NBCOT National Certification Exam!"

Target Audience:  OT

 Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

 Course Description: This presentation will provide information on preparing for the NBCOT national certification examination, as well as the examination application process and the benefits of certification.  The mission of NBCOT is to serve the public interest by advancing client care and professional practice through evidence-based certification standards and the validation of knowledge essential for effective practice in occupational therapy.  NBCOT demonstrates these practices by developing, administering, and continually reviewing the certification process based on current and valid standards that provide reliable indicators of competence of the practice of occupational therapy.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the national certification examination application process
  • Learn about exam preparation strategies and the NBCOT Aspire® Study Tools and StudyPack™
  • Increase awareness of NBCOT and the importance of continuing competency

Presenter:  Shaun Conway, OTR  or Barbara Williams, DrOT, MS, OTR will be the presenter depending upon availability and travel schedules.

 

Communication Award Speaker, Robin Samuel, OTR/L, MSCS - Coming Full Circle:  Fostering Resilience and Sharing Meaning as Valuable OT's

Target Audience:  OT/OTA

Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe two evidence based factors that contribute to resilience in those with chronic  medical and disabling conditions.
  • Describe two methods you can use as an OT to foster resilience in your patients/clients
  • Describe two methods you can incorporate in practice to be a valuable OT

Presenter: Robin Samuel, OTR/L, MSCS

 

3A - Early Motor Markers of Disorder Development - ASD in At Risk Infants and Toddlers - A Preliminary Look at a Screening Tool

Target Audience:  OT

 Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

 Course DescriptionThis course would be presenting Stephanie Bruggman’s Doctoral work on the subject of Early Motor Signs of Disordered Development-ASD- in At-Risk infants and toddlers. Current literature will be reviewed encapsulating motor differences seen in infants and toddlers 6-24 months at risk for ASD. A Clinical Reasoning Tool -(Screening Tool )was developed and piloted on a small sample of typically developing infants/toddlers and an at risk sample. Development of the tool items and Results of the pilot study of the tool will be reviewed. Future directions for using early motor signs as supporting information in identifying Disordered Development-ASD in this at risk population of infants and toddlers will be discussed. Evidence based early intervention strategies will also be reviewed.

 Learning Objectives: 

  • To identify the early motor markers of Disordered development-ASD in at-risk infants and toddlers contained in the current literature.
  • To discuss the development of a clinical reasoning tool to inform Early Intervention Practice about early motor signs in at risk infants and toddlers to guide decisions about dosage, intensity and interventions.
  • To highlight occupational therapy intervention strategies identified in the literature and address early motor markers of disordered development-ASD in the at risk population.
  • To discuss future directions for research in the area of screening infants and toddlers for ASD looking at early motor markers.

Presenter:  Stephanie Bruggman MS OTD OTR

 

3B - Environmental Solutions to Sleep Impairments in Older Adults

Target Audience:  OT

 Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

 Course DescriptionChanges in sleep patterns are a normal part of aging. Many older adults experience decreased time in deep sleep, increased time to fall asleep, frequent nighttime awakenings, daytime napping, and decreased total sleep compared to younger populations. This course will review the evidence-base surrounding the use of sleep-promoting environmental modifications in long term care. A population-based multi-component sleep tool kit designed by an interprofessional clinical scholar team will be introduced. The tool kit included staff education, modifications to reduce noise and light, methods to promote comfort and relaxation, and methods to support organizational change. Minnesota Veterans Home staff found the tool kit feasible and the number of residents with poor sleep quality decreased 50% after tool kit implementation.

 Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will identify three environmental modifications that are effective in long term care settings.
  • Participants will discuss how to customize sleep interventions to the specific needs of the population.
  • Participants will analyze a case study and determine three appropriate sleep interventions for the population.

Presenter:  Brenda Frie, EdD, OTR/L, CHT, Siri Dusek, OTS, Alissa Hynes, OTS

 

3C - Occupational Science, Occupational Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury

Target Audience:  OT

 Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

 Course DescriptionCurrent research in brain injury rehabilitation suggests that there is little focus on facilitating reconstruction of self-identity beyond increasing self-awareness of deficits and improving physical, cognitive, and behavioral functioning. Occupational science literature suggests that when disruptions occur in life, people’s sense of identity shifts to reflect their change in health status and abilities. Therefore, there is a need to explore the phenomenon of change in occupational identity after TBI. It is proposed that the emergence of occupational identity after traumatic brain injury is fundamentally associated with adaptations in response to environmental and occupational changes that occur after a brain injury. The rediscovery of occupational identity after injury has been associated with engagement in novel, meaningful occupations as well as the personal reflection of meaning and value that followed this participation.

 Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify how one's occupational identity is impacted by traumatic brain injury.
  • Provide evidenced-based interventions to facilitate rediscovery of occupational identity.
  • Explore concepts of "doing," "being," and "becoming" after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.

Presenter:  Erin Skotzke, MOTA

 

3D - Embracing the Principles of Community - Based Rehabilitation When Volunteering in Developing Countries

Target Audience:  OT

Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

Course DescriptionMore and more occupational therapists have visited developing countries to provide therapy services on short-term service trips. The World Health Organization promotes Community-based Rehabilitation(CBR) as an effective way to reach more persons with disabilities and to empower them and their families. The presenter had the privilege of living in Bolivia, South America for 7 years, working together with a very engaged and supportive community to create a Community-Based Rehabilitation program for children with disabilities. This presentation will be a combination of story-telling and lecture based on the experience of living in Bolivia, references to her published book called Community-Based Rehabilitation in the Bolivian Amazon, as well as numerous follow-up visits to collaborate with Bolivians on CBR . You will leave this presentation with concrete ideas of how to implement CBR in your practice in order to empower your patients and their families.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Gain an understanding of the principles of Community-Based Rehabilitation
  • Name three elements of Community-Based Rehabilitation that could benefit your OT practice
  • Increased reflection on models of therapy provision and the importance that culture plays

Presenter:  Teresa Glass, MAHS, OTR/L, ATP

 

3E - Conversations That Matter:  Reflections on OT Practice over 10 Years

Target Audience:  OT

 Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

 Course DescriptionA panel of graduates from the St. Catherine University Master in Occupational Therapy program will guide a discussion that reflects on 10 years of practice. From understanding how a generalist education can lead to multiple areas of expertise, to how networking, continuing education, and professional memberships are important to understanding changes in the job market and the profession as a whole. Along the way learning the importance of self-care for both personal and patient care.

 Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand how a generalist education can lead to multiple areas of expertise.
  • Identify how networking, continuing education, and professional memberships are important to the profession for understanding and anticipating trends in the job market, changes in practice, and personal growth.
  • Understand the importance of self-care for both personal and patient care.

Presenter:  Traci Kruse OTD, MA, OTR/L, Kary Gillenwaters MA, OTR/L

 

3F - "NBCOT Navigator:  The Next Era in Continuing Competency"

Target Audience:  OT/OTA

 Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

 Course Description NBCOT has created a virtual platform, the Navigator, for OTR® and COTA® certificants to engage in continuing competency assessment throughout their professional careers. Based upon a national practice analysis study, as well as current evidence, this innovative and dynamic virtual technology platform is designed to support OT certificants by providing feedback on current practice skills and introducing evidence-based resources. Nationally recognized and award winning, the Navigator tools are groundbreaking within the OT profession as well as the national certification industry.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Increase awareness about the rangeof competency assessment tools available on the NBCOT Navigator®
  • Understand how NBCOT Navigator® online competency assessment tools can be used to identify practice areas for continuing competency needs
  • Learn about evidence-based resources for continuing competency needs

Presenter:  Shaun Conway, OTR  or Barbara Williams, DrOT, MS, OTR will be the presenter depending upon availability and travel schedules.

 

4A - "Occupational Therapy for Pregnancy and Postpartum Wellness:  Treatment and Prevention

Target Audience:  OT

 Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

 Course DescriptionJenica Domanico is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist (MAOTR/L) and Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC) with a BA in Psychology. She has multiple years experience working in mental health acute crisis care and is PSI trained in Maternal Mental Health. She is a mother of 3 kids and owner of perinatal rehabilitation business MOM plus ME, LLC where she provides in-home rehabilitation services to pregnant mothers and new mothers. She started her business with the vision to change the dynamic in maternal health care to include physical and mental rehabilitation services for new moms and families.

 Learning Objectives: 

  • List at least 3 women’s health areas addressed by occupational therapy
  • Identify the health injuries related to birth, pregnancy and postpartum
  • State ways to advocate for improved women's health services
  • Identify a client that may benefit from a referral for women's health occupational therapy

Presenter:  Jenica Domanico, MA, OTR/L, CLEC

4B - A Decade of Research in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders:  What We Have Learned

Target Audience:  OT

 Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

 Course DescriptionThe M Health Memory Clinic at Fairview served as a research site for occupational therapy investigation for 10 years. This presentation will summarize what was learned about occupational therapy clients who presented in the clinic with memory loss and what needs to be further investigated. Participants will contribute to the conversation about best practice with this population.

 Learning Objectives: 

  • Review investigations in occupational therapy practice with older adults with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders
  • Connect study results to best practice in occupational therapy with this population
  • Generate new questions in this area of practice for future study

Presenter:  Patricia Schaber, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

 

4C - Return to Work Program for the Injured Worker

Target Audience:  OT

 Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

 Course DescriptionWorkplace injuries can be difficult on everyone including the injured worker, their family, and of course,the employer. We will discuss the occupational therapist’s role in helping the injured worker return to work as quickly and safely as possible. We will discuss OT Functional Assessments; including job description review, Objective Lift Testing (FLT) & goal setting, postural endurance limitations/goals, and use of standard inventories. Next, we will discuss developing a customized work conditioning program; including work hardening vs. work conditioning, ergonomics and postural training, lifting and body mechanics training, and instruction in progressive home exercise program. Patient education will also be addressed; including pain management strategies, graded activity and pacing, goal setting for RTW, and mindfulness and self-care.

 Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn how to perform an OT Functional Assessment for the injured worker, including Objective Lift Testing (FLT) & goal setting.
  • Learn how to develop a customized work conditioning program, including ergonomics and postural training, and lifting and body mechanics training.
  • Learn what's essential in patient education, including pain management strategies, and graded activity and pacing techniques.
  • Learn common psychosocial barriers for the injured worker and how to address them, including integrated Cognitive Behavioral Coaching (CBC) techniques.

Presenter:  Christy Dauner, OTR, Susan Vaugn, MS, OTR

 

4D - Overview of Performance Assessment of Self -Care Skills (PASS)

Target Audience:  OT

 Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

 Course DescriptionLearn about the Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills (PASS), an occupation-based evaluation method that measures occupational functioning of the individual in clinic and home settings. This performance-based, criterion referenced measure provides outcomes on independence, safety, and adequacy while expressing the distinct value of occupational therapy. Connecting the PASS to the client’s occupational profile and documenting the results with the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domains and Process, Third Edition (OTPF-III) will be identified to strengthen your explanation of evaluation methods to key stakeholders. This assessment will support patient driven payment method in various settings. All participants will receive information on where to find the free, open-access assessment for PASS.

 Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe and identify the PASS as a criterion-referenced measure of occupational performance with independence, safety, and adequacy.
  • Identify how to determine PASS tasks from the client’s occupational profile in the evaluation process.
  • Practice administration and scoring of the Performance Assessment of Self-Care Skills (PASS).

Presenter:  Kelly Erickson PhD, OTR/L

 

4E - Becoming an Entrepreneur or Intrapreneur:  Possibilities for OT's 

Target Audience:  OT

 Content level:  Introductory/Intermediate

 Course DescriptionOccupational therapy practitioners have access to many resources about the multi-faceted process of starting a private practice, covering aspects such as skills, strategies, marketing, building a client base, and offering detailed, concrete, step by step approaches. These presenters, however, will propose to share their own experiences and what they have learned throughout their sundry careers as entrepreneurs (those who organize, manage, and assume the risks of a business or enterprise), and/or intrapreneurs (defined as corporate executives who develop new enterprises within their corporations). Because this interactive session will be in the format of a roundtable discussion, the number of participants will be limited.

 Learning Objectives:  

  • Participants will be able to describe a variety of contexts for becoming an entrepreneur or intrapreneur.
  • Participants will be able to recognize opportunities for career risk-taking.
  • Participants will be able to identify specific personal and professional skills that would assist in future career planning.

Presenter:  Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Kary Gillenwaters, MA, OTR/L

 

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