Onsite Registration Available with additional $25 late fee
Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16
Handouts may not be available to onsite registrants
Lunch not guaranteed
MVP Dinner not available to onsite registrants

Friday, October 15, 2010

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Exhibits Open

9:00 a.m. Kick Off
Keynote Address by Karen Jacobs, Ed.D., OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session A

12:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.
Member Support Group Roundtables
Box Lunch

Drop in to Discuss Topics in Older Adults, Mental Health, Education, Pediatrics, Field Work, Rehabilitation, and OTAs.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Posters and Exhibits

2:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
Session B

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Session C

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Session D

Draft Picks and Equipment— Exhibit Reception
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Most Valuable Player Awards - The 2010 OOTA Annual Awards Dinner
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


9:00 a.m.

Kick Off
Keynote Address by
Karen Jacobs, Ed.D., OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA

Teamwork, collaboration, and interprofessional care are becoming the new standard in health care renewal and service delivery. These approaches will also assist occupational therapy to reach its centennial vision. Narratives about teamwork will provide inspiration to keep us moving in the right direction to score! 1.0 CEU

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session A

F1. Defining Relationship: Theory and Practice of Infant/Toddler-Parent Attachment.
Dr. Elizabeth Cara.
The AOTA OTPF (2008) includes self regulation and coping skills in addition to how individuals relate to peoples and their environment. As OT practitioners it is our professional responsibility to address these issues in the populations that we service. Often, the most difficult populations to address self regulation and coping mechanisms are with infants, toddlers and parents. The attachment bonds establishment early in life between infants / toddlers and parents (caregivers) are responsible for how a person relates to others and their environment and how they regulate their emotions throughout their life. Understanding attachment and the attachment process can enhance a practitioners skills when working with infants/toddlers and parents. This workshop will explain attachment therapy and specific forms of attachment. Healthy and problematic attachment behaviors will be described. The course will explain how an occupational therapy practitioner can recognize both healthy and problematic attachment behaviors with a focus on high risk populations for unhealthy or problematic behaviors. Strategies for intervention on how to address attachment related issues will be explored and treatment options will be discussed that foster infant/toddler parent attachment. Pediatrics. 1.5 CEUs


F3. Fieldwork Education 101: What Every Practitioner Should Know about Becoming a Fieldwork Educator.
Georganna Joary Miller, M.Ed., OTR/L; Susan Levy Wayne, M.Ed., OTR/L; Melanie Criss, MOT, OTR/L.
Intended for the NEW fieldwork educator--those who have never supervised a student or are scheduled to have their first student in the near future, this presentation will provide information and resources for all the tools needed to make the fieldwork experience positive for both the student and practitioner. This presentation will be applicable to both the MOT and OTA student fieldwork experiences. The FEAT and SAFEcom tools will also be discussed to help practitioners identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in preparing for the role of fieldwork educator. Fieldwork Education. 1.5 CEUs

F4. Hypertonic Hand Recovery in Occupational Therapy.
Dr. Surya Shah PhD, OTD, MEd, OTR, FAOTA.
Using a large collection of Power Points, the clinicians will be shown strategies to restore hand function following CNS damage. The modules will illustrate how to maximize hand recovery for improved quality of life of persons with hemiplegia. It will provide the science behind the approaches utilized. The Power Points will illustrate intertwined modular treatment approaches for maximizing neurological recovery. Some of the modules include imagery and mental rehearsal, positioning of the wrist, prevention of edema, functional electrical stimulation, orthotics application, minimizing and reversing learned neglect, stimulating ipsilateral motor cortex as evidenced by fMRI, and other modular approaches. Gerontology, Rehabilitation, Physical Disabilities. 1.5 CEUs

F5. Presidential Leadership in OOTA: A Historical Analysis.
Thomas H. Dillon, EdD, OTR/L; Monica Downey.

Interviews with the most recent six OOTA presidents were conducted in an effort to determine how these individuals dealt with the challenges of leading a professional organization and what could be learned about leadership from their experiences that would be useful to all OT practitioners. The interviews revealed that these leaders viewed their OOTA presidency as a form of professional service and that most of their challenges focused on helping association members to be informed of and responsive to contemporary practice issues. Leadership. 1.5 CEUs

F6. Current Occupational Therapy Licensure Issues for the Licensee, Consumer, and Employer.
Jean Halpin, OTR/L, MHS; Rebecca Finni, OTR/L, MS; Kimberly Lawler, OTR/L, MS; Nanette Shoemaker, COTA/L, BA.
The Ohio OT section of the OT/PT/AT Board will present current issues of the Board and an overview of the OT Sections accomplishments for the 2009-2010 year, which include: the current rule changes, the elimination of the pocket ID cards, the continued implementation of the strategic plan for 2008 - 2010, renewal updates and the streamlines of the administrative office. We will also discuss the frequently asked questions regarding OT/OTA collaboration, continuing education and ethics. This session will satisfy the ethics requirement for Ohio licensure. 1.5 CEUs

2:00 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
Session B

F7. Tools of the Trade: Combining Treatment Strategies to Create Successful Outcomes.
Bonnie Boenig, OTR/L, C/NDT.
Treating the neuro-pediatric population can be challenging because of the complexity of the physical and sensory challenges that are associated with most neurologically based conditions. Pediatric clinicians acquire many skills through continuing education focused on particular areas of treatment. This three hour presentation will provide a framework for problem solving and determining what to use when, and how to successfully blend strategies to maximize outcomes. Pediatrics. 3.0 CEUs

F8. Tai Chi for the OT Practitioner, Combining Fun and Function, Introduction and Basic Application.
Ralph Dehner, B.S., COTA/L, and Certified Master/Trainer - Tai Chi for Health.
Scientific studies have shown that Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese form of self-care, works magic on health, improving conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and other chronic diseases. In addition, it improves balance, prevents falls, helps posture, and builds up immunity to disease. And if that's not all, Tai Chi improves mental illness, depression, and stress. Participants will be introduced to standardized Tai Chi sets that have been developed for people with Arthritis, Diabetes, Back Pain and Fall Prevention. Admin/Mgt. Gerontology. Mental Health. Physical Dysfunction. Education. Work Programs. 3.0 CEUs

F9. Maximizing Intervention: Utilizing the AOTA Practice Guidelines for Adults with Stroke to Establish an Intervention Protocol for the Hemiplegic Shoulder Complex.
Christine Griffin, OTR/L MS, BCPR.
The AOTA Practice Guidelines for Adults with Stroke provides an overview and an evidence-based perspective for intervention. Discussion will include an intervention protocol regarding the scapula and biomechanics, evaluation of the trunk and hemiplegic shoulder complex, and current evidence for treatment techniques such as NMES, McConell taping, CIMT, Mental Practice, and management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Physical Dysfunction. 3.0 CEUs

F10. Myofascial Release: The Most Effective Form of Therapy in the History of Healthcare!
Drucilla J. Likens Pape, OTR/L.
Put on your curious cap and explore the three-dimensional world of liquid and light....fascia! This session is designed as an overview to inspire and challenge you, the occupational therapist, to use your heart, hands, intuition, medical knowledge and clinical expertise to treat your patients. This exciting therapeutic approach will open your eyes and your understanding from a new and very exciting perspective! Myofascial Release can be used with all ages, all abilities, and in all clinical settings. We will view a DVD showing the liquid beauty and amazing tensile function of the fascial system as never before -live and in 3-dimensional action! Visual aides will be used to demonstrate the makeup and importance of the fascial system. Demonstration of myofascial release, myofascial rebounding and myofascial unwinding will inspire you to further explore MFR, and resources will be provided for you to do so. Phys. Dis. 3.0 CEUs

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Session C

F11. Using Assistive Technology in a College Transition Program for High School Students with Disabilities: Challenges, Rewards, Barriers, and Successes.
Glenn Goodman, Ph.D., OTR/L; Robert Radford; Lorenzo Smith.
This presentation will review a pilot college transition program serving high school students with disabilities. This program included an assistive technology evaluation, partnerships with Master of Occupational Therapy students, orientation to a variety of services for college students with disabilities, and training sessions to help students improve computer skills using a variety of assistive technologies. A pre-program and post program evaluation was conducted using quantitative and qualitative methods. The presenters will reveal the effectiveness of this program, areas for improvement, and components that should be included in model college transition programs for this population of students. Research. 1.5 CEUs


F13. Work-Related Upper Extremity Injuries and a Strategy on Prevention. Angela Stephens, OTR/L. This session will discuss upper extremity injuries and prevention. Work Related Upper Extremity Injuries and a Strategy on Prevention. Upper extremity work related injuries account for 24% of total reported work injuries (Pransky, Benjamin, Hill-Fotouhi, Fletcher, & Himmelstein, 2000). Upper extremity disorders rank only second to back complaints for injuries related to work tasks. Many factors contribute to work related trauma, which include the work objective, standards, method of tasks, work zone layout, equipment, and materials. Cumulative trauma disorders (CTD) and repetitive strain injuries (RSI) typically occur by gradual onset. The most common upper extremity work related injuries include rotator cuff pathologies, elbow tendonitis, cubital tunnel syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, and wrist tendonitis. A customized stretching program can prove to limit the amount of work related injuries and improve the rehabilitation potential of those who are affected by RSI and CTD.1.5 CEUs

F14. Utilizing WHOGA For All Functional Levels in OT Treatment.
Jeannette B. Hummel, M.A. CCC-SLP , RYT-500. WHOGA is wheelchair yoga based on the principles and practices of yoga in a therapeutic, fun and user friendly method. Reach functional outcomes faster by learning essential WHOGA techniques to guide and enrich your current treatment sessions. WHOGA has all the same benefits for your patients as regular yoga without the difficult poses, Sanskrit terms and pretzel like twisting. Gerontology. Physical Dysfunction. Education. Home Health. 1.5 CEUs

F15. Transition to Independent Living: A Collaborative OT and OTA Program Inititative.
Beth Ann Hatkevich, Ph.D., OTR/L; Barbara Seguine, MS, COTA/L.
Individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities have problems with major life activities such as language, mobility, learning, self-help, and independent living. These problems can cause deficits in the ability to perform activities of daily living, engagement in social interactions, and participation in leisure occupations. This seminar is an overview of the planning and implementation process of a collaborative initiative between The University of Toledo Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program and Owens Community College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. This collaborative project is the development of a life-skills program to address all of these deficits to ensure a good quality of life. The goal of this project is to increase independence in individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities by engaging them in social interaction and training them in occupation-based life skills. The main objectives of this program will include safety awareness, improving money management, communication, socialization and daily living skills. Mental Health. Physical Dysfunction. 1.5 CEUs

4:00 p.m. - 5:30
Session D

F16. OT Lunch Box, Tools and Techniques for Resistive Eaters.
Danielle R. Petrozelle, MS OTR/L.
Evaluation and initial treatment of feeding problems can be difficult. This presentation provides a simple checklist for oral motor and sensory evaluation. Key indicators are described which allow the OT to determine whether problems are the product of sensory aversions, behaviors, or oral motor delays. Techniques are described which can be implemented in early stages of intervention. Presenter will also share recommendations for cups, spoons, and oral sensory gadgets. Pediatrics. 1.5 CEUS

F17. Content Analysis of Stroke Variables using the National Health Interview Survey using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.
Melinda Rybski, PhD, OTR/L.
An examination of the content of items from the National Health Interview Survey linked to stroke indicators from the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Physical Dysfunction. 1.5 CEUs

F18. Don’t Panic—PPS.
Marianne Hassen, MA, OTR/L; Kim Saylor, OTR/L.
The Sky is Falling! The Sky is Falling! There is a lot of hysteria circling the October 1, 2010, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new rule changes that significantly impact rehabilitation services in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). These changes will affect the way therapy is planned and provided in the SNF setting. Therapists need to make considerable changes in the manner in which they document and coordinate care, and determine projected therapy needs on the MDS. Most importantly, practitioners will need to demonstrate the efficacy, value, and necessity of occupational therapy through strategic application of AOTA’s Centennial Vision. 1.5 CEUs


F20. Therapeutic Communication: Revisiting Assertiveness Training—A Necessary Skill for OT.
Dr. Elizabeth Cara.
Therapeutic use of self is a necessary skill for all practitioners without which OTs could not function. T0 demonstrate therapeutic use of self a practitioners needs effective therapeutic and direct communication, in the past this could have been described through assistive communication. In the past many occupational therapy practitioners received training to enhance their communication skills, aka assertiveness training. This training helped practitioners in individual sessions, group treatments, peer communication and even in their personal lives. 1.5 CEUs

VS. The Virginia Scardina Lecture: Work-Related Injury in Occupational Therapy: Enough is Enough!
Dr. Amy Darragh, Ohio State University, Recipient of the 2009 Virginia Scardina Lectureship Award.
Occupational therapists face a significant risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD). These disorders affect work as well as overall quality of life. This session will address the epidemiology of these disorders, the therapeutic activities associated with these disorders across multiple practice sessions, and possible strategies for reducing risk.
At the conclusion of this session, attendees will be able to: 1. Describe the epidemiology of WMSD in OT, including incidence, prevalence, and risk factors; 2. Describe the impact of WMSD on the professional and personal lives of OTs; 3. Identify approaches to reducing the risk of WMSD at work. 1.0 CEUs

Saturday, October 16, 2010

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast and Exhibits

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session E

8:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Session F

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Posters and Exhibits

10:30—12:00 p.m.
Session G

12:15—1:45 p.m.
Season Wrap-Up and The Huddle
The OOTA Annual Meeting and Town Hall Meeting

Session H
2:00 p.m.—5:30 p.m.

Session I
2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Session J

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Session E

S1. Occupational Therapy and Speech Language: Collaborating for Success. Karen L. Porter, OTR/L, IMC; Kelli A. Horwath, M.A., CCC-SLP; Sarah Malloy, M.A., CCC-SLP; Kara Brogan, OTR/L; Nicole Pileggi.
Learning from, co-treating and collaborating with other disciplines can be an excellent way to further your clinical reasoning skills, improve communication between disciplines, and increase understanding and appreciation of the work that other disciplines contribute. Many ask how this can be done and be beneficial. Clinic and school based occupational therapy practitioners and speech-language pathologists have come together to talk about the many benefits as well as how to go about doing it in this busy therapy world. General topics to be addressed include social skills, picky eaters, play, oral motor, individual therapy, groups, general collaboration and co-treating. Pediatrics. 3.0 CEUs

S2. Occupational Therapy for the Client with Tetraplegia: Evaluation + Treatment + Innovation = Empowerment.
Anne Marie Bryden, OTR/L; Gina L. D. Kubec, OTD, OTR/L.
This presentation is suitable for the therapist who specializes in treating people with Spinal Cord Injury as well as the general practitioner who may occasionally treat a client with tetraplegia. Evaluation methods and treatments that are appropriate for each stage of recovery will be reviewed. Special emphasis will be placed on clinical and research programs that focus on reconstructive surgery and application of functional electrical stimulation (FES) for those with spinal cord injury. This course will provide all practicing therapists with the most up to date information to successfully return a client with tetraplegia to an active and productive life. Phys. Dis; Spinal Cord Injury. 3.0 CEUs

S3. OT in Home Health (OASIS-C and Practice Issues).
Missi Zahoransky MSHS, OTR/L; Sherri DiFrancisco OTR/L.
This is a combination of two highly attended AOTA conference sessions. Most OTs in home health care across the country receive inadequate information regarding regulatory and reimbursement changes. OTs working in the Medicare-certified Home Health setting need to understand critical information to continue to allow OT to be part of this practice arena. This course will provide guidance on completion of OASIS-C including process measures, “look-back” tools, medication management and value-based purchasing. It will discuss practical ways to expand the role of OT within the home health setting and how to become a leader on the home health care team. Home Health. 3.0 CEUs

8:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
Session F

S4. Prewriting Skills as a Literacy Activity.
Carol H. Miller OTR/L ; Kathleen Wright, Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Product Manager. This course will present research-based theory and activities to introduce preschoolers to pre-writing skills including pencil grasp, line production and visual motor activities to assist in the development of skills necessary for writing/print in school. There is a clear link between handwriting and literacy development. During our session we will explore this connection and provide participants with indicators, intervention strategies, and the clear (academic) vocabulary necessary for classroom dialog and instruction. Pediatrics. 1.5 CEUs

S5. Implementing The Kawa River Model in Community-Based Settings. Jaime Muñoz, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Sara Dix, MOT, OTR/L; Lauren Frankhouser, OTS; Miranda Gruber, BA.
Culturally responsive assessment elicits client perceptions of occupational performance and their descriptions of environmental factors impacting participation. This session introduces the KAWA Model, describes its use with marginalized populations, trains participants to use this tool, and reports evidence supporting its use. Mental Health. Cultural Assessment, Community Practice. 1.5 CEUs

S6. Treatment of the Traumatic Elbow.
Jo Koludrovich, OT/L, CHT; Anne Dauper Raspey, OTR/L, CHT; Steven D. Maschke, MD.
A comprehensive presentation that includes surgical and therapeutic perspectives on evaluation and treatment of traumatic elbow injuries. This will include surgical management for various elbow fractures, dislocation injuries, distal bicep tears as well as elbow contracture release. The importance of a team effort will be emphasized. Problem solving and case studies will be presented along with post operative course of OT therapy. Hand Therapy. 1.5 CEUs

S7. Medicaid Information Technology System (MITS).
Terri Vetter, SPHR.
The Medicaid Information Technology System (MITS) will allow access to claims and eligibility information at all times. Providers can view this information in "real time" to ensure accuracy of information. The MITS will eliminate the need to call the Medicaid hotline to verify eligibility and claim status. The MITS will make the consumer enrollment more efficient. Practitioners can verify remaining benefits to ensure allowed visits are not exceeded and proper payment can be issued. Admin/Mgt. Hand Therapy. Physical Dysfunction. Pediatrics. Technology. 1.5 CEUs

S8. Current Occupational Therapy Licensure Issues for the Licensee, Consumer and Employer.
Jean Halpin, OTR/L, MHS; Rebecca Finni, OTR/L, MS; Kimberly Lawler, OTR/L, MS; Nanette Shoemaker, COTA/L, BA.
The Ohio OT section of the OT/PT/AT Board will present current issues of the Board and an overview of the OT Sections accomplishments for the 2009-2010 year, which include: the current rule changes, the elimination of the pocket ID cards, the continued implementation of the strategic plan for 2008 - 2010, renewal updates and the streamlines of the administrative office. We will also discuss the frequently asked questions regarding OT/OTA collaboration, continuing education and ethics. This session will satisfy the ethics requirement for Ohio licensure. 1.5 CEUs

10:30 a.m.  -  12:00 p.m.
Session G

S9. Practical Strategies for Mental Health Promotion in Children and Youth.
Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA.

This presentation will emphasize how occupational therapy practitioners can help all children develop and maintain positive mental health - which is reflected in the presence of positive affect, positive psychological and social functioning, productive activities, and resilience in the face of adversities. Practical strategies for promoting mental health at Tier 1 (all children; e.g. mental health literacy), Tier 2 (at-risk; e.g. those with disabilities or who are bullied), and Tier 3 (those with mental health concerns; e.g. anxiety, depression) will be shared. Examples will illustrate how attention to mental health promotion can be naturally embedded into everyday practice. Mental Health. Pediatrics. 1.5 CEUs

S10. Treating the Upper Limb Amputee.
Joyce Tyler, OTR/L, CHT.
While it is important for a rehabilitation program to be client centered, it is helpful to have treatment guidelines that can be modified to meet the needs of each individual client. Most Occupational Therapy programs provide limited education in prosthetic training. Consequently, a therapist who prepares to provide treatment for a client with upper limb loss is often unprepared. This workshop will describe an approach to prosthetic training based on rehabilitation stages beginning with acute injury management progressing through pre-prosthetic, basic prosthetic, and advanced prosthetic training. Basic terminology will be defined and current technology will be shared. Hand Therapy. Physical Dysfunction.1.5 CEUs

S11. Therapeutic Communication: Revisiting Assertiveness Training A Necessary Skill for Occupational Therapy.
Dr. Elizabeth Cara.
Therapeutic use of self is a necessary skill for all practitioners without which OTs could not function. To demonstrate therapeutic use of self a practitioners needs effective therapeutic and direct communication, in the past this could have been described through assistive communication. In the past many occupational therapy practitioners received training to enhance their communication skills, aka assertiveness training. This training helped practitioners in individual sessions, group treatments, peer communication and even in their personal lives. 1.5 CEUs

S12. Legislative Issues. Monica Robinson, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Tracy Intihar, Capital Consulting Group.Tim Nanoff, AOTA. Legislative, regulatory updates and healthcare reform. 1.5 CEUs

S13. Stroke Recovery Enhanced with Video Gaming. Cindy Herstrum Clark OT/L; Michelle Wilson, OT/L.
Current research supports that multiple repetitions of task specific practice are essential to improvement in function post stroke. This paper describes the use of video gaming in individuals post stroke, with the goal of providing motivating, repetitive, task-specific, upper extremity practice. In depth review for a sub-acute and chronic stroke case will outline how to obtain results in the clinical setting along with home exercise/wellness implementation for the neurologically impaired client.The application of task analysis is critical to the success for the clinician. Effective use of gaming and standardized tests to measure functional outcomes will be outlined and instructed for practical application in a rehab, skilled nursing or outpatient setting. The clinician can enhance their practice and skills as an Occupational Therapy practitioner with the key points discussed. Physical Dysfunction. Neuro Rehab.1.5 CEUs

2:00 p.m.—5:30 p.m.
Session H

S14. Occupational Therapists in Private Practice: Serving Adults in the Home and Community.
Mary Jo McGuire, MS, OTR/L, OTPP, FAOTA, Model Practice Award Winner 2009;Carolyn Bousfield MS, OTR/L.
This presentation by seven occupational therapists will provide an overview of their work as a group of "Occupational Therapists in Private Practice" in Akron, Ohio. Mary Jo McGuire was awarded the Model Practice Award by OOTA in 2009 for her work in Gerontology and Private Practice; she established and directs this group of independent practitioners in serving clients in the home and community. She and her colleagues will share information on the establishment of the practice, referral and payment sources, and anecdotes related to professional growth and clinical practice in this exciting health care delivery model. 3.0 CEUs

S15. Aquatic Therapy for Pediatrics. Erika Kemp, MS, OTR/L; Mary Schmitz, OTR/L. This presentation will demonstrate how any land based therapist can apply aquatic based treatment techniques and effectively achieve outcomes in a community (or school) based aquatic environment. Our OT Practice Framework gives us the tools to examine how swimming can be more than a recreational activity and become therapeutic as well. A basic introduction to physical properties of water will be presented and how they can be therapeutically applied. Case studies will be examined with hands on application opportunities following in a pool so that the attendee can experience the therapeutic properties themselves at completion of the classroom presentation. Swimsuit is recommended for participation, however on-deck observation will be permitted. Pediatrics. 3.0 CEUs

S16. Dos and Donts for Fieldwork Supervisors: What Students Need. Dr. Elizabeth Cara. This workshop is based on research of occupational therapy students who had both positive and negative experience in fieldwork experience. Research has described best practices for fieldwork supervisors (educators) and research has also enumerated what students believe is beneficial and helpful to them in fieldwork. This 3 hour presentation will explain these best practices based and how to use these in everyday fieldwork supervision. The material will guide supervisors for what can say and do, as well as coach students, in order to enhancing the fieldwork experience for everyone. By the conclusion of this workshop the attendees with have concrete steps that can be used in their clinical settings. Throughout the course common barriers and solutions to fieldwork experiences will be discussed including actual experienced from the attendees. This course is designed for academic fieldwork educators, fieldwork supervisions (educators) and students. 3.0 CEUs

2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Session I
S17. Social Skill Groups for the Child with Autism and Related Disorders. Treating the Core Deficit of Social Communication Disorders.
Cynthia Preston, OTR/L; Annemarie Polovick, SLP.
This presentation will describe how to develop and implement social skill groups for children of all ages who present with social communication deficits, self regulation and behavioral difficulties. This includes identifying criteria for appropriate group candidates, designing appropriate environments/spaces/materials using properties of sensory integration, establishing group and individualized activities and goals, and use of adapted communication methods. Information will include identifying the underlying development of social cognition from infants/toddlers to adult. Videos will be presented of the SMART and STAR OT/SLP social skills program currently available at Nationwide Children Hospital. Current research on relationship based treatment for children with autism and the foundations of social communication deficits will be reviewed. Pediatrics. 1.5 CEUs

S18. Exploring Health Care Disparities and Promoting Cultural Diversity in Occupational Therapy.
Robin Chilton, OTR/L, MBA.
Culture is one of the main causes of health care disparities in the U.S. In the holistic approach of occupational therapy, culture is part of the individual. Cultural competence provides clinicians with the ability to establish effective interpersonal and working relationships with clients that supercede cultural differences. The benefits of cultural competence include the reduction of health care disparities, improved patient care and satisfaction, decreased malpractice risks and insurance costs, and increased compliance with state and federal regulations. Various strategies to become a culturally competent practitioner will be discussed, including a hands-on activity to asses one’s own level of cultural diversity. Admin/Mgt. Education. 1.5 CEUs


S20. Home Modification Business: The Knowledge and Essential Team Members.
Marnie Renda, Med, OTR/L, CAPS; Bill Owens, CAPS.
A successful home modification business is dependent on a strong foundation in occupational therapy and construction. It is through gaining knowledge and experience in both areas that your clients needs will be met. Consultation is one part of a team including contractors, architects, designers, home inspectors, care managers and of course the client! Gerontology. Home Health. Private Practice. 1.5 CEUs

S21. Who Are You To Tell Me My Plan of Care?
Missi Zahoransky MSHS, OTR/L.
As OTs many of us have fallen into the trap of documenting toward reimbursement and not the client. Do all of your plans of care look alike? Can you tell which plan of care you are reviewing without looking at the client name? Would your client be able to identify their plan of care? Have you gone to a formatted plan of care? You are not alone! Medicare and other third-party reimbursement payers are now pushing for client self-management of their health care. Let’s take the journey together and bring healthcare back to where it belongs-centered around the client. General Practice. 1.5 CEUs
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Session J
S22. Successful, Safe and Healthy Students: Opportunities for Advocacy and Collaboration.
Dr. Robin M. Kirschenbaum, OTR/L.
Proposed changes in education policy provide opportunities for O.T. interventions that include advocacy at the district, state and federal level. The Ohio School Climate Guidelines provide a template for local school districts to address conditions for learning that can ultimately improve the social environment in school settings. O.T. can collaborate with other stakeholders to identify Tier 1 social emotional learning curriculum that is accessible to students with and without disabilities. One therapist’s experience will be used to illustrate opportunities to enhance participation for all students by improving the social environment through carefully selected and implemented social emotional learning curriculum. Pediatrics. 1.5 CEUs

S23. Working together on Community Mobility: Collaboration between the OT Generalist and Driver Rehabilitation Specialist.
Donna E. Guigas-Siegman, MS, OT/L, CDRS, CDI/PD; Julie Dominick, OT/L, CDRS, CDI/PD.
This presentation will help to clarify the roles of the OT generalist and the OT driver rehabilitation specialist and when to refer to each other. Therapists working with patients of all ages will learn of the opportunities to address key performance skills that are the foundation for successful community mobility and driving. Participants will come away with a better appreciation and understanding of how to form collaborative relationships between the generalist and specialists that will promote quality and continuum of care along the life span of our patients. Gerontology. Mental Health. Physical Dysfunction. Pediatrics. Home Health. Community Mobility & Driving. 1.5 CEUs

S24. Paws'itive Assistance: Enhancing Occupational Performance Among Individuals with Mobility Impairments.
Beth Ann Hatkevich, Ph.D., OTR/L; Jenny Barlos, BA; Robyn Hightower, BS.
Individuals with disabilities are constantly faced with barriers, which make it difficult to participate in meaningful and purposeful occupations. It is important that individuals with disabilities be provided opportunities that will help them relieve some of the burden on their everyday life, as well as allow them to perform at their optimal levels. One way this can be accomplished is through the use of service or therapy dogs, which are specially trained to meet the needs of persons with limitations in mobility and/or activities of daily living. Program Development Plan.1.5 CEUs

S25. Travel Through Time and Space to Reach Those You Serve: Easy and Accessible Digital and Social Media Tools to Incorporate into Your Clinic or Classroom.
Ann B. Best OTR/L, MHS; Tracie Recker OTR/L; Michael Edwards, MEd.
Apply evidence shown to improve student learning to enhance your clinical practice. Maximize outcomes for those you serve by learning how to use digital technology and social media (Flip camera, IPODs, Wikis, Youtube etc.) to increase understanding and follow through of HEPs and adaptive techniques for chosen occupations; improve access for support; and communicate from afar. Hidden costs and concerns related to these tools will be discussed and options to ensure privacy will be addressed so that you can discover a virtual therapeutic use of self and new tools to help those we serve achieve successful participation in occupation! Mental Health. Physical Dysfunction. Education. Home Health. Technology. 1.5 CEUs

S26. Scoring Success: A Forum Addressing Strategies for Coding and Billing with Private Insurance Companies.
Barrie G. Galvin, OTR/L; Angela Stephens, OTR/L.
Attendees will participate in a forum led by therapists, from a variety of specialty areas, prepared to discuss billing and coding concerns. This forum offers therapists in private practice, or those with responsibility for their departments bottom line, an opportunity to share problems, questions and successful transactions regarding use of unit based codes, managing denials, appeals processes, how and when to determine code fee schedule structures, differences needed when addressing treatment plan construction and rate negotiating strategies. Admin/Mgt. 1.5 CEUs