Continuing Education

OOTA Pediatric Workshop Summer Series is Now ONLINE!

Last summer, 7 regions of Ohio hosted the 2017 Pediatric Summer Workshop Series. Due to personal and work schedules, some of you were unable to attend. OOTA has now produced a webinar to make the morning content of this training available to you. This webinar provides legislation updates, highlights about agency news and activities, practice resources and more. 3.25 CEUs are offered, including an ethics hour. Cost: $50. For more information, click here for the flyer or visit  



The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness invites you to attend


 a free Adult Vision Screening and HealthyEyes training program!


 Adult Vision Screening Training: Half of all blindness can be prevented through early detection and treatment. Today, there are 1,259,000 older Ohioans affected by vision problems that if not detected and treated early, could lead to blindness. Because of the growth in the aging population, there will be more than 2.5 million Ohioans affected by vision-robbing conditions by the year 2030!


After completing the Adult Vision Screening Training Program, you will be able to:


Perform near and distance visual acuity screenings
Educate people about “aging eye” diseases and disorders
Describe Adult Vision Screening Guidelines Published by Prevent Blindness


Upon successful completion of the training, you will be nationally certified to provide adult vision screenings for three years and are eligible to receive FREE vision screening equipmentincluding: Adult Risk Assessment and Registration Forms, Near and Distance Visual Acuity Charts and assorted educational vision resources and brochures.


After completing The HealthyEyes portion of the program, you will be able to:
Provide your professional and consumer constituent base with facts and information about what they
can do to prevent vision loss.
Provide presentations on accessing eye care resources
Educate others about age related eye diseases such as glaucoma, age related macular degeneration, cataract, and diabetic retinopathy
Teach the people you serve how to live a healthy lifestyle to preserve their sight

You will receive a Healthy Eyes Toolkit that contains a flash drive with several PowerPoint presentations. The toolkits also contain handouts, brochures, and questionnaires to support each of the presentations.

Adult Vision Screening and HealthyEyes Fall 2018 Dates and Locations:

Cincinnati: Please register via this link: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm, Monfort Heights Public Library, 3825 West Fork Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45247  (Adult Vision Screening only)

Twinsburg: Please register using this link: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 12:30-4:30 pm, Twinsburg Public Library, 10050 Ravenna Rd, Twinsburg, OH 44087 (Adult Vision Screening and HealthyEyes) 

Parma: Please register using this link: 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:00-2:00 pm, Parma-Snow Library,-Conference Room B, 2121 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio  44134. (Adult Vision Screening and HealthyEyes)

Barberton: Please register using this link: 
Training is for individuals serving and/or living in the following counties: Summit, Stark, Medina, Wayne. Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:30am-1:00pm, Barberton Public Library, 602 W. Park Avenue, Barberton, Ohio (Adult Vision Screening Training only)

Troy: Please register using this link: 
Training is for individuals serving and/or living in Miami, Darke and Shelby counties. Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, Miami County Public Health, 510 W.Water Street, Troy, Ohio 45373. (Adult Vision Screening Training only)


For further information, contact Laura Schwartz:   800-301-2020 ext. 112   [email protected]




Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation and Trauma Healing
October 12 & 13, 2018- Dayton, Ohio

The Sensory-Enhanced Yoga Institute is proud to present an upcoming Sensory-Enhanced Yoga for Self-Regulation and Trauma Healing workshop in Dayton, Ohio! This workshop is especially designed for O.T.s, other allied and licensed mental health professionals, and yoga therapists/instructors who would like to learn how to incorporate Sensory-Enhanced Yoga into their clinical practices to facilitate healing from combat stress, PTSD, anxiety, and related ANS disorders. The course will be taught by expert faculty members Anna Molgard, BA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500 & Julie Jack, MS, MA, RYT, and will present the science/evidence base, theoretical model, guidelines for practice as well as the specific yoga forms, movements, breathing, and meditation techniques to implement the program. Participants will be taught both mat and chair versions of the program, as well as strategies for teaching the program to groups of individuals with mixed mobility levels. The workshop is highly experiential and includes a 130-page, detailed manual. The course qualifies for 14 NBCOT PDUs/14 Contact Hours. (Contact SEYI for other professions.) Yoga experience is not required. Please go to or call 339-225-0084 for more info & see flyer. We hope to see you there!


Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar
August 31st, November 2nd 2018 

Home Care By Black Stone 
445 Hutchinson Ave. Conference Room 3rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43235-8615

Take the path to certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners Program: "Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar." *8 OT CEU
s applied for and will be hosted four times a year in Central Ohio.

Diagnosis Depression Hoarding Pain Diversity and Cultural Competence
Prognosis Repetitive Behavior Aggressive Behaviors Nutrition Spiritual Care
Treatment Paranoia Catastrophic Reactions Activities End of Life
Communication Hallucinations Intimacy and Sexuality Environment  
Feelings Wandering Personal Care Staff and Family Support  


 Instructor: Kimberly Payne, PT, MSPT, GCS, CDP, CADDCT 

Kimberly Payne, PT, MSPT, GCS, CADDCT completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2000. Her practice areas have included acute care, geriatrics, vestibular rehabilitation and home health. Kimberly Payne is a recipient of the Meritious Service Award from the OPTA after her involvement in passing Direct Access for Ohio. Volunteer time for the profession has included State Legislative Liaison and the Federal Liaison for The Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Nominating committee for the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee for The Ohio Council of Home Care, Board member for the Physical Therapy section of the Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board for the State of Ohio. Kimberly created the first Geriatric Residency Program in Home Health in the United States in conjunction with The Ohio State University. Kimberly Payne is adjunct facility at The Ohio State University for the Physical Therapy Department. In 2009, Kimberly Payne collaborated in creating a statewide course on Osteoporosis, Implications and Clinical Recommendations for Osteopenic, Osteoporotic and Osteoporotic and Frail Clients. Kimberly passed her Geriatric Board Specialist exam in spring of 2010, completed additional training to become a certified Dementia Practioneer in 2010. Dedicated to pursuing evidence-ased practice, Kimberly Payne presented at the Ohio Assisted Living Association on Incontinence Interventions for Clients in 2016. In 2017, Kimberly became certified to teach the Dementia Course. Kimberly was selected to be a Master Trainer by Governor Kasich for the Matter of Balance Program for the State of Ohio

Details: Dates: August 31st, November 2nd 2018. Cost $180, cancellation fee $75, lunch BYOB, student hand out notebook provided Location: 445 Hutchinson Ave. Conference Room 3rd Floor, Columbus, OH 43235-8615. Phone: 614- 227-6952, Fax: 614-232-6292, or email [email protected]

Who Should Attend? All health care professionals and front line staff who work in the health care industry.
This is the required seminar for those pursuing CDP certification and who qualify through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. To see if you qualify, please visit the NCCDP web site at or just come for the education.


     To view the course brochure, click here: Brochure
     For more information about our September 7, 2018 Cleveland event: Cleveland     
     For more information about our September 9, 2018 Cincinnati event: Cincinnati 
     TO REGISTER: Special Group discounts are
     ANNOUNCING: Special OOTA Members Only Discount expires August 22, 2018. Use Coupon
     Code “OOTA10” to save 10% 
at registration. 
     CONTACT: Fall Prevention Training Services, LLC 
     Email: [email protected] 
     Direct:      (248) 562-7111
     Toll Free: (844) 278-6732




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