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Effective Strategies for Decreasing Challenging Behavior in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

January 16, 2018

Before we can address challenging behavior, we have to start by changing our perception of challenging behavior. Instead of punishing a child, we need to teach them how to behave. That's what today's...   Read More


Five Strategies to Help Students with Autism in the Classroom

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

October 31, 2017

This course is an edited transcript from the live course, Five Strategies to Help Students with Autism in the Classroom, presented by Tara Warick, PT, DSCPT, DPT, GCS. Please follow along with your c...   Read More


Beyond the Basics - Putting Aquatic Therapy into Practice

Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT

October 4, 2017

Beyond the Basics will take one step further from our basic’s course and give you resources to put aquatic therapy into practice today. We will get into the details of how you can greatly impact you...   Read More


What to Teach and How to Teach It: Evidence-Based Strategies for Teaching Critical Skills to Children with Autism

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

September 27, 2017

Today's training is centered on the skills that are critical and necessary when working with individuals who have autism. Also, I will share with you how to teach these skills. All these are evidence-...   Read More


Management of Adhesive Capsulitis

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

September 26, 2017

Adhesive capsulitis and the term frozen shoulder are often used interchangeably. As stated by Dr. Codman, "It is a condition difficult to define, difficult to treat and difficult to explain from the p...   Read More

 


Aquatic Therapy Basics - Principles and Benefits

September 22, 2017

Aquatic Therapy Basics will focus on why we use water as a modality in our clinics. We will discuss the principles of water and how these impact our treatments. We will learn the contraindications, pr...   Read More


Aquatic Therapy Basics - Principles and Benefits

Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT

September 22, 2017

Aquatic Therapy Basics will focus on why we use water as a modality in our clinics. We will discuss the principles of water and how these impact our treatments. We will learn the contraindications, pr...   Read More


The Role of Lab Values in Clinical Decision Making and Patient Safety for the Acutely Ill Patient

Adele Myszenski, PT, MPT

September 7, 2017

Laboratory diagnostic tests are one factor in determining the overall health of our patients. They evaluate the kidneys, liver, thyroid, heart, and other aspects of health. In acute care or subacute c...   Read More


Functional Exercises to Improve ADLs

Kimberly Huff, MS, CSCS, CHES

August 29, 2017

How do we design function-focused exercises? The focus is on training specific movement patterns, rather than training specific muscle groups. We want to create movements that are relevant to the spec...   Read More


Caseload to Workload: A Data-Driven Approach to School-Based OT and PT Services

Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA

August 3, 2017

Based on recommendations from the therapy professions, participants will identify methodologies for data collection, organization and analysis regarding the various activities and tasks they are asked...   Read More


Aquatic Gait Training

Marty Biondi, PT, CSCS, ATRIC

June 29, 2017

Walking is the most common activity for the majority of the world’s population, and it fulfills a simple need: to get from one place to another. Because walking is such a common task, it appears to...   Read More


Wound Care: Basics Concepts and Treatments

Jennifer A Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS

June 20, 2017

The question I get asked frequently is, since when do PTs do wound care? I always get asked that question. Why are you, as a PT, doing wound care? Or, you're no longer a PT because you do wound care n...   Read More


Cancer Rehabilitation Core Concepts

Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS

May 31, 2017

Nationwide, the area of cancer rehabilitation is growing. The purpose of this seminar is to start a conversation about cancer rehabilitation and what it means to the physical therapist and physical th...   Read More


Making Sense of Meltdowns: How to Identify and Intervene For Children with Sensory Based Disruptive Behaviors

Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L

May 16, 2017

Meltdowns and behavioral disrupt participation and/or performance occupations such as education, your play, your social participation, your self-care, and your sleep. It significantly can affect socia...   Read More


OT and PT Support for Literacy in Schools

Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA

April 27, 2017

In order to support efforts to increase student participation and improve studentperformance in literacy activities, school-based occupational therapy and physical therapy practitioners must understan...   Read More


Filling Your Toolbox with Techniques: Treating Children with ADHD

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

April 25, 2017

I think it's important to note that in recent years, the prevalence of ADHD has increased considerably. In this course, we'll delve into treatment strategies for home and school to assist chil...   Read More


Assessment and Management of Pediatric Concussion

Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA

March 30, 2017

The commonly used definition of concussion from the American Academy of Neurology is a clinical syndrome of biomechanically induced alteration of brain function that typically affects memory and orien...   Read More

 


Benefits of Infant Massage for Both Child and Caregiver

Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500

March 27, 2017

This introduction to Infant Massage will encompass setting the environment, initiating sessions and basic strokes. It will include an exploration of the benefits of Infant Massage for both child and c...   Read More


Switch Assessment

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

March 16, 2017

Assistive technology provides independence in the areas of mobility, communication, education, vocation, and activities of daily living. To benefit from this technology, the client must be able to acc...   Read More


Building Healthy Brains: Sensory Strategies for Optimal Brain Function & Postural Concerns

Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L

March 7, 2017

Optimal function of our body occurs when our sensory and motor systems are strong and able to adapt to the demands of the environment. Today’s children often struggle with fidgeting, decreased atten...   Read More