North Central District

Counties:  Ashland, Carroll, Harrison, Holmes, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas, Wayne 

District Chair:  Jeri Jahn, OTR/L


December 6, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Summa Rehab
29 N Adams St. Akron  44304

Presentor:  Teresa Jamiol-Carlson, OTR/L, ABDA

Her presentIon will be on the Allen Cognitive Level (ACL).   They were designed by Claudia Kay Hover Allan, MA, OTR, FAOTA, as a standardized cognitive assessment that measures an individual's functional abilities following a temporary or permanent cognitive impairment.  This informational presentation is designed for OTRs and OTAs in acute care, SNF, and home care to learn the concepts and criteria for the ACL and Modes of function.  It illustrates how to make client- centered decisions and take a fresh approach to recognizing how global cognitive abilities influence functional performance.  An introduction the Allen Screen and the ADM project will also be provided in order to support therapies in the articulation of the value of OT and produce functional outcomes that are realistic, meaningful and reimbursable.  

About the Speaker:

Teresa has dedicated over 17 years to the study, administration and research of the Allen Cognitive Level and Modes.  She ihas been certified by Claudia Allen MA, OTR, FAOTA in the administration of the screen and is a retired member of the Allen Cognitive Board.  She had the honor of hosting the Allen Cognitive Symposium in 2007 at the University of Akron "Functional Cognition: Supporting the Expanding Clinical Application" where she spoke with Ms. Allen about the reliability and consistency of the Allen Cognitive Levels and how they enhance the practice of OT.

 Please RSVP so that I can get a head count. or text/call (330) 933-8020  

I am not sure if the handout will be online or I will have hard copies.  I will let you know the week before if you will need to download them.  

This presentation will count as 2 hour so continuing education. There will be a $20.00 charge at the door if you are not a member of OOTA.  


December 13, 2017

Place:  North Central State College - Health and Science Building - OT Room 112
2441 Kenwood Circle -  Mansfield, Ohio  44906
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 PM      

Topic:  Your Ethical Role with Aging in Place
Presenter: Tina Young, MOT, OTR/L

Falls and the Elderly, also known as the Silver Tsunami, is rising and has a societal and financial impact for all.  As OTs, we have a duty to treat the modifiable risk factors which include addressing home assessments and modifications to decrease the number and severity of falls, increase aging in place ability and increase overall safety and independence of B/IADLs of each of our clients.  Home assessments and modifications is only one of the four key identified principles for a good evidence-based fall prevention program.  Considering universal design, aging in place and visitability with OT core values and principles will only complement each other for the best patient-centered outcome. 


  1. Participants will understand and be able to explain why home assessments and home modifications are one of the 4 key steps for fall prevention as acknowledged by the CDC and the STEADI toolkit for a fall prevention program and ethically should be a priority in every OT POC. 
  2. Participants will be able to explain the ethical significance and relationship to OTs and Aging in Place.
  3. Participants will be able to explain Occupational Therapy's role in home assessments in addition to CAPS role in home modifications and safety for the older adults

This CEU is credited for 2 contact hours and is free to OOTA members; nonmembers will be charged a $20.00 fee at the door.  This presentation will meet the Ohio licensure requirement for 1 hour of ethics for renewal.

Please RSVP to Jeri Jahn @ or 330 933-8020