September 23-24, 2022 

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 Survey closes November 4th...

OOTA Survey on School-Based Practice

Are you a school-based practitioner?

We appreciate all that you do for students in the state of Ohio! OOTA continues to advocate for all OTs and OTAs working in school-based practice throughout the state.

As you may be aware, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) continues to be in the process of rule review regarding related service provision. Through multiple conversations between OOTA and ODE, OOTA shared concerns about OTAs having jobs redefined or eliminated during the past three years as well as language and definition concerns related to occupational therapy with the current proposed rules. We have agreed to collaborate further on developing caseload/workload solutions with ODE after this current rule review is completed.

As a follow-up to our 2020 survey, we are looking for current data from both OT practitioners and PT practitioners to support our conversations with ODE. If you work in schools, please complete this brief survey (7-8 minutes).  We sincerely appreciate your time and input related to these issues. If you have already completed the survey--thank you!!

You may complete the survey HERE.

Enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card upon completion of the survey.

Drawing will be held after survey closes.

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November 15, 2022
In Person and Live Webinar

Dysphagia Basics: IDDSI Framework and Implementation 

 Presented by: Jasmine Keaney, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

District Meeting 6:00 - 6:30 pm

CE Event 6:30 - 8:00 pm (Please note corrected time)

1.5 CE hours

OOTA Members: FREE

Non-Members: $30

Location: 

This course will be provided In-Person AND via Live Webinar. 

Atrium Medical Center, Auditorium 1 & 2
One Medical Center Dr. 
Middletown, OH 45005

Description:

This introductory level course explores dysphagia and diet modification. Specifically, the course intends to introduce and provide clarity on the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI). The course explains the purpose of IDDSI, provides details on the framework, testing methods, and individual roles in adopting IDDSI into practice. Attendees should leave with a better understanding of IDDSI and why it has been adopted as the standard by the American Speech and Hearing Association.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  1. Explain the IDDSI Diet Levels.
  2. Differentiate between IDDSI terminology and National Dysphagia Diet terminology.
  3. List IDDSI food/drink testing methods.
  4. Identify individual role in IDDSI diet implementation.
  5. Access additional resources regarding IDDSI framework.

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November 15, 2022
In Person and Live Webinar

Rehabilitation SIS Event: Ergonomics and Interventions 

Presented by: Patricia Schroeder, OTR/L, CLT and Ryan Tessean, PT, CIDN

CE Event 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Please note corrected time)

1.5 CE hours

OOTA Members: FREE

Non-Members: $30

Location: 

This course will be provided In-Person (LIMITED to 40 attendees) AND via Live Webinar.

UH Home Health Office at
4510 Richmond Rd.
Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128

Description:

This course "Ergonomics and Interventions" will educate in ergonomics, biomechanical workstation evaluation, and design. The course will lay the foundation of knowledge of anthropometric considerations regarding workstation and facility design. In addition, the course will instruct in measurement techniques used on a job site. Interventions for corrective action for faulty design will be explored as well.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain an understanding of biomechanics and ergonomic principles as they apply to workplace modification.
  2. Participants will gain an understanding of the potential impact of organizational development on workplace injuries.

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November 22, 2022
Live Webinar

 Journal Club: Return to Employment After Stroke in Young Adults 

Presented by: Jerry L Shields Jr COTA/L

 CE Event 7:00 - 8:00 pm

1.0 CE hour

OOTA Members: FREE

Due to small capacity for this event, it is open to West Central District OOTA Members only.

Description: 

Join us for a journal club discussion about the article "Young individuals with stroke in rehabilitation: A cohort study."  
Please read the selected article prior to participating in the roundtable discussion. Article can be found under course links.
 
Objectives:

  1. Participant will critically appraise and interpret results from a journal article.
  2. Participant will discuss how evidence from the article can be implemented into their practice setting.

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December 5, 2022
Live Webinar

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): The Distinct Value of OT in Addressing Student Health

Presented by: Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

CE Event 7:30 - 8:30 pm

1.0 CE hour

OOTA Members: FREE

Non-Members: $20

Description: 

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides opportunities for OT practitioners to contribute to student health (mental and physical) within general education using multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS). This session will provide an overview of ESSA and strategies for how we can provide Tier 1 (universal) and Tier 2 (targeted) services within our scope of practice (i.e. 9 areas of occupation) in natural contexts throughout the day. A brief discussion of how Every Moment Counts contributes to the intent of ESSA will be shared along with practical examples of implementation.
 
Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the intent of ESSA and how OT practitioners, as SISPs (Specialized Instructional Service Personnel), can contribute to universal and targeted services to promote health (physical and mental).
  2. Give examples of how OT/OTAs can promote student health within our full scope of practice (i.e. 9 areas of occupation).
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply a multi-tiered, public health approach to health in schools with children and youth at Tier 1 (universal), Tier 2 (targeted), and Tier 3 (individualized).
  4. Use the Every Moment Counts website (www.everymomentcounts.org) to implement model programs and embedded strategies in natural settings (Comfortable Cafeteria, Refreshing Recess, Calm Moments Cards, Making Leisure Matter) emphasizing participation for students with and without disabilities and/or mental health challenges.

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