Central District

Counties:  Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Union  

District Chair:  Rachel Kessler, OTD, OTR/L

Contact:  kessler@oota.org 

Upcoming Events

Please note change of location

"What Makes School-Based OT Different from Clinic-Based OT...Or is it?"
5 Contact Hours
Presented by Kathy Meyers, OT/L, M.S.
Hosted by OOTA  Central District

 When:  May 20, 2017

Where: Dublin Methodist Hospital, Conference Rooms 1 & 2. 


Check In: 8:30-9:00 AM (Complimentary breakfast snacks will be provided)

CEU Start Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  

What: As more children are being identified with special needs, parents, teachers, but more importantly these children are finding it increasingly difficult to manage at home and in the classroom.  Although occupational therapists are well-equipped to work with students, parents, and teachers, they may find that school systems present different challenges than the clinic.  The purpose of this presentation is to explore the differences and similarities between school-based and clinic-based occupational therapy.

In addition to the 4 hour CEU offered by Kathy Meyers, Brenda George will be hosting a discussion and review of the current status of Ohio House Bill 89 for 1 hour (1:00 PM-2:00 PM) on 5/20/17. This will make the event worth 5 CEUs. Therapists are reporting significant barriers and concerns in enrollment with the ORP Portal. OOTA is working both with state agencies and AOTA to get further clarification on what OTs must do to be in compliance. At this time, the conversations taking place are occurring on a daily and weekly basis, so updates on this issue will be provided at the Mid-Year.

Cost:  Members - $40.00 
Non-members - $65.00 
Student Members - Free
Student Non-Members - $25.00 or free with purchase of membership ($22.50)

Registration is now closed for this event.

 Reservations are highly encouraged. Attendance without a reservation will be permitted on a first-come basis as space allows. Please note that registration will close on Thursday, May 18, 2017. 

Directions:    https://www.ohiohealth.com/locations/hospitals-and-emergency-departments/dublin-methodist-hospital

Materials:  If handouts will be given, they will be emailed several days ahead of time or hard copies will be provided the day of the event. 

Questions? Contact  Rachel Kessler, Central  District Chair,  at  rachosu@gmail.com

All Central District meetings begin at 6:30 for a short business meeting and will be followed by the CEU event. Please register in advanced for events due to space limitations. 


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CHAIR: Rachel Kessler 
VICE-CHAIR: Pam Turnwald
SECRETARY: Kristi Raile
OTA CHAIR: Kendra Desoto
CEU COMMITTEE: Susan Salsbury and Elayna Richard
SERVICE/SOCIAL: Morgan Stanton and Amanda Yoxtheimer
PEDIATRIC: Cheryl Boop
MENTAL HEALTH: Open – contact Rachel 
if interested!
REHAB: Rachel Wendel and Sameera Basith