Saturday, October 13

Session D
8:00 a.m.

 

D1 Community Connections - Perspectives on Promoting Positive Mental Health in Children
Janine Ricketts, MS, OTR/L; Megan Shumaker, AFWC, OT/L; Laura Bradford OTA/S; Alexis Stein OTA/S; Shannon Wilson OTA/S

School based OT practitioners’ workloads and caseloads are increasing while funding and resources are decreasing. This makes it very challenging and next to impossible to participate in any tiered intervention process. One valuable resource is establishing a relationship with local OT programs to develop a service learning or fieldwork opportunity where OT students can put into practice what they are learning while fulfilling a community based need. This session will focus on the review of a community education project for occupational therapy assistant students utilizing the Comfortable Cafeteria and Refreshing Recess program as a way to promote positive mental health while supporting community stakeholders. Content: Mental Health, Children and Youth, School System, Academics and Fieldwork Education. Audience: OT, OTA, OT Student, OTA Student.  Level: Beginner. 

 

D2 Current Issues in Occupational Therapy Education and Opportunities for Faculty-Student-Practitioner Innovation with the Transition to the OTD - Part 1
Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; John Bazyk, MS, OTR/L; Beth Ekelman, PhD, JD, OTR/L; Kristen Pataki, OTD, OTR/L; Robin Chilton, MBA, OTR/L

Cleveland State University faculty will share current content in OT education including AOTA's Vision 2025, public health approaches to practice, frames of reference, and examples of community-based service. With the transition to the OTD, opportunities for knowledge translation, faculty-student-practitioner collaboration, and innovation will be explored in order to make the doctoral capstone a 'win-win' for everyone. Content: Clinical and Professional Issues, Academics and Fieldwork Education. Audience: OT, OT Student.  Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.

 

D3 Creating a Co-Teaching Model with Teachers for Handwriting in the 21st Century Classroom
Carol Armann, OTR/L; Kathleen Wright, BA
Therapists will learn strategies to develop OT/Teacher Partnerships which will not only decrease unnecessary referrals, but assist teachers in the handwriting process benefiting all students. Therapist will also be introduced to the latest research on handwriting which will assist them in using evidence-based strategies.
Content: School System. Audience: OT, OTA, OT Student, OTA Student.  Level: Beginner, Intermediate.

 

 

D4 A Primary Prevention Program to Promote Aging in Place: The Senior Home Information Program (SHIP) Chelsi Wilson, BSBA, S/OT; Allison Gineman, BS, S/OT; Lexi Overton, BS, S/OTS
Presentation will discuss the findings of a systematic program evaluation conducted for the Senior Home Information Program, a primary prevention program serving community dwelling older adults.  SHIP is currently offered in Ross and Scioto counties in Ohio, and provides community-dwelling older adults with information concerning fire safety, home security, fall prevention, and long-term care planning, along with the provision and installation of free safety equipment. The findings of this study focus on outcomes for participants, occupational therapists, and team members, which are relevant to occupational therapy practitioners interested in inter-professional primary prevention and community-based interventions. Content: Productive Aging, Health Services, Research and Efficacy. Audience: OT, OTA, OT Student, OTA Student.  Level: Intermediate.

D5 Bloom and VARK meets Occupational Therapy Practice Framework
Sarah Heldmann, BS, COTA/L; Cheryl Paeth, OTD, OTR/L, CLT

Bloom’s taxonomy (2001) identifies six levels of understanding: remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and order.  VARK questionnaire identifies learning styles.  Applying Bloom’s taxonomy and VARK to the OTPF (2014) enhances the consumer-practitioner relationship.  When practitioners implement consumers’ learning styles into the OT process to achieve higher levels of understanding, outcomes improve.  This session will explore the levels of Bloom’s taxonomy, application of Bloom to the OTPF, and identify learning styles.  Furthermore, application to all areas of practice (classroom to clinic) will be introduced. Content: Clinical and Professional Issues, Health and Wellness, Academics and Fieldwork Education. Audience: OT, OTA, OT Student, OTA Student.  Level: Beginner.

D6 Holes in OT Practice: Two Ostomates, With IBD, Discuss the Need for Occupational Therapy in these Two Patient Populations.
Joseph Teeters; Danielle Gulden

Participants will share in the journeys of two ileostomates, and IBD patients, as they recount their more than twenty-five years of experience living with their inflammatory bowel diseases.  Discover how living with IBD, and/or an ostomy, can impact areas such as Social Participation, Education, Rest & Sleep, Driving & Community Mobility, Child Rearing, Toileting, Personal Device Care, and Sexual Activity.  An open Q&A will follow the presentation. Participants will have the opportunity to get answers to every question they have about ileostomies and Crohn’s and Colitis (IBD.) Content: Occupations in IBD community, Occupations in Ostomy community. Audience: OT, OTA, OT Student, OTA Student.  Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.
Session E 10:15 a.m.
 

E1 Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions for Health Professionals (CAMS-HP)
Jennifer Ross

This introductory continuing education course contains a range of topics pertaining to personal automotive mobility solutions. It will assist the allied health care practitioner in understanding and advocating for individuals seeking automotive vehicle modification solutions, while also teaching practitioners about the unique process involved in evaluating, selecting and purchasing appropriate automotive options. Content: Driving and Community Mobility; Rehabilitation, Disability and Participation. Audience: OT, OTA, OT Student, OTA Student. Level: Beginner.

E2 Current Issues in Occupational Therapy Education and Opportunities for Faculty-Student-Practitioner Innovation with the Transition to the OTD - Part 2
Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; John Bazyk, MS, OTR/L

Cleveland State University faculty will share current content in OT education including AOTA's Vision 2025, public health approaches to practice, frames of reference, and examples of community-based service. With the transition to the OTD, opportunities for knowledge translation, faculty-student-practitioner collaboration, and innovation will be explored in order to make the doctoral capstone a 'win-win' for everyone. Content: Clinical and Professional Issues, Academics and Fieldwork Education. Audience: OT, OT Student.  Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. 

E3 Applying Fink's Taxonomy to Facilitate Powerful Learning Experiences
Kathleen Bearfield, MSHS, BSW, COTA/L; Sharron Murri, MOT; Roberta Pennington, MS, OTR/L

This 90-minute course will familiarize the attendee with Fink’s Taxonomy and the application of its principals to occupational therapy fieldwork. Along with the lecture and PowerPoint format, the audience will be able to break out into small discussion groups to work

 

with the six circular categories of significant learning and “selfing.” We end by offering the opportunity to share comments and insights.   Content: Academics and Fieldwork Education, Clinical and Professional Issues. Audience: OT, OTA.  Level: Intermediate, Advanced.

E4 Leisure Matters! The Importance of Cultivating Leisure Interests in Youth Living With Autism
David Weiss, OTR/L

Successful leisure participation is a highly underutilized and undervalued occupation for children and youth living with autism and developmental disability.  Why leisure is important, its value with creating positive mental health in young people, and creative examples of individuals and large groups of young people successfully participating in various leisure activities will be presented. Content: Mental Health, Children and Youth, School System Health and Wellness. Audience: OT, OTA, OT Student, OTA Student.  Level: Intermediate.

 E5 Home and Community Based OT for Brain Injury Survivors
Mary Jo McGuire, MS, OTR/L, OTPP, FAOTA; Cindy Wiswesser, OTR/L 
Home and community based occupational therapy is often the most effective type of intervention for the long-term needs of people who survive a traumatic brain injury.  This session will provide information about the home and community-based occupational therapy services provided by a group of therapists in northeast Ohio that foster cognitive, communicative, and psychosocial skill development in adults who have survived a brain injury.  The session will provide an overview of the scope of OT services needed, as well as offer insights into the therapeutic strategies and activities that have resulted in positive therapeutic outcomes. Content: Rehabilitation, Disability and Participation, Home and Community Based OT. Audience: OT, OTA, OT Student.  Level: Intermediate.

SIS Practice Roundtables (Box Lunch)  12:00 p.m.

Older Adults
Tina Young and Marc Schaffer

Mental Health
Miranda Tippie

OT Education
Kathleen Bearfield

Pediatrics
Brenda M. George

Rehabilitation
Dotti Thompson

OTA
Sarah Heldmann

Ethics
Karla Reese
This Roundtable satisfies the 1 hour of ethics, jurisprudence or cultural competence required for license renewal

Session F 1:45 p.m.

F1 The OT/OTA Relationship: Working with Seasoned OTAs

Carly Dauch, OTD, OTR/L  Mary Beth Lavey, COTA/L
A collaborative OT/OTA relationship is crucial for the successful delivery of occupational therapy services. There are several factors that influence this relationship including generational, personality, and learning style considerations. Differences may be magnified when a recent OT graduate is working with a seasoned OTA. Each practitioner brings their own lived experiences, knowledge, and strengths to the table which may result in varying views of work ethic, authority, and leadership. Content: Clinical and Professional Issues. Audience: OT, OTA, OT Student, OTA Student.  Level: Beginner.

 

F2 Don't Break the Bank:  Cost Effective Pediatric Treatment Interventions
Sarah Heldmann, BS, COTA/L; Jodie Steiner, COTA/L

Pediatrics practitioners and teachers often spend their own financial resources to make up the deficit.  As occupational therapy clinicians, we can utilize creativity to lessen the financial burden.  This session will explore how to use low-cost media to develop treatment interventions and tools to meet a wide variety of goals.  Practitioners will have the opportunity to make and take interventions to add to their own OT toolkit as well as brainstorm ways to grade and adapt the interventions.  While the interventions will be pediatric geared, all practitioners are welcome to attend. Content: Children and Youth, School Systems. Audience: OT, OTA, OT Student, OTA Student.  Level: Beginner.

 

F3 Occupational Wellness, Leisure, and Safety (OWLS) Program Development Plan: A Safe and Meaningful Retirement for Older Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Kaitlin Moore; Dr. Beth Ann Hatkevich, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Occupational Wellness, Leisure, and Safety (OWLS) Program Development Plan: A Safe and Meaningful Retirement for Older Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was created by Kaitlin Moore via the Capstone Experience in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program at The University of Toledo. Ms. Moore developed OWLS in response to the identified need in the literature for evidence-based programming and interventions for adults and older adults aging with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Content: Productive Aging, Health and Wellness. Audience: OT, OTA, OT Student, OTA Student.  Level: Beginner

F4 Occupational Therapy with Refugees
Rachel Rogers OTR/L; John J. Bazyk, Associate Professor Emeritus, Cleveland State University

Refugees come to the U.S. as strangers in a strange land. They have profound occupational needs best addressed by occupational therapy. The authors designed a service-learning course for occupational therapy students to work with refugees in Cleveland to address these needs. The primary presenter, a MOT student, completed a level II community-based fieldwork experience at the University of Utah. This presentation will describe refuge populations and discuss how to serve them, infused with stories about the student’s experience. An occupational justice perspective will be used to justify the need to expand occupational therapy services to populations not commonly served. Content: Clinical and Professional Issues, Mental Health. Audience: OT, OTA, OT Student, OTA Student.  Level: Beginner.

F5 Building the Capacity of Hand Therapists to Enhance the Integration of Occupation into Practice
Beth Ekelman, PhD, JD, OTR/L; Monica Van Niel, CHT, OTR/L; James Cicero, M.S., OTR/L

This session will provide an overview of the building capacity model used by presenters to enhance the integration of occupation into hand therapy practice, describe the scope of occupation-based practice that includes health promotion, prevention, and intervention, and provide a summary of research on hand therapy practice and occupation. Break-out sessions will facilitate participants' reflection on current practice and sharing of ideas to enhance the integration of occupation into practice. Content: Occupation-based practice, Rehabilitation, Disability and Participation. Audience: OT, OTA.  Level: Intermediate.

F6 Documentation and Audits, Oh My!  How to Put the "Skill" Back in Skilled Therapy Services
Becky Finni, DHS, OTR/L

Every insurer can audit therapy records for “medical necessity” to justify payment. Therapy clinicians need a thorough understanding of how to document “skill” of services they provide and how to self-evaluate their documentation. This intermediate course is designed to provide occupational therapy practitioners with strategies to advocate for and successfully support payment of occupational therapy services within the skilled nursing/long term care practice setting. These strategies have proven effective to support successful reimbursement with Medicare, insurance, and external audit claims.   Content: Productive Aging, Clinical and Professional Issues. Audience: OT, OTA.  Level: Intermediate.

 
Please note that there will be NO onsite registration.