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2018 Conference Sessions
Earn up to 17 CCH!


 Friday, November 9, 2018

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Professional Issues Update: What's Happening in OT - A Plethora of Professional Issues Including Continuing Competency, Entry Level for OT/OTA, RA Report and much more (2 CCH)

6:30 - 9:00 PM Poster Presentations & Reception (Earn up to 2.5 CCH)


Saturday, November 10, 2018

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Keynote Address (1 CCH)
Patti Bassey, JD, AAS, COTA/L

10:30 - 11:45 AM

Sessions (1.5 CCH):

Take the Stage: The Use of Applied Theatre to Enhance and Support the Education of Occupational Therapy Practitioners - A Pilot Study
Regina M. Lehman, MS, OT/L and David Melchionne, COTA/L
Mental Health, Education, Emerging Practice Areas

Diversity and Inclusion: Implications for the Clinic and the Classroom
Nardia Aldridge, MS, OTR/L
Co-Authored by Douglene Jackson, PhD, OTR/L, LMT, ATP;  Jessica Henry, BS, OTD-S and Esther O
jo, MPH, OTD-s
Education, Student, General


The Healing Power of Altruism: An Innovative Service Model That Changes Lives Locally While Saving Globally
Danielle Butin, MPH, OTR
Mental Health, Work Programs, Education, Fieldwork


Diversifying Revenue Streams: How to Practice Within the Professional Model of Practice
Ann Burkhardt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Administration/Management, General


NBCOT Navigator®: The Next Era in Continuing Competency
Shaun Conway, OTR, Senior Director, External and Regulatory Affairs NBCOT, Inc
Professional, General


School-Based Occupational Therapists, What are you Doing? A Discussion of Collaboration, Facilitation and Barriers
Vera Gallagher, MSEd, OTR/L, BCP
Pediatrics, School-Based


Why and How to Elicit Legible Handwriting. The Secrets of the Size Matters Handwriting Program Revealed!
Chaya Gottesman, MOT, OT/L
Pediatrics, School-Based

1:00 -
2:15 PM

Sessions (1.5 CCH):
Designing a Framework for a Health Literacy Workshop Incorporating Elements of the Universal Precautions Toolkit
Virginia E. Koenig, OTD, MSA, OTR/L
Professional, General


The Role of Occupational Therapy in Trauma-Informed Care Across the Lifespan and in Multiple Practice Areas
Turquessa P. Francis, OTR/L, EdD
Mental Health, General


Medication Management: The Role Of Occupational Therapy
Tracy Bentley-Root, MS, OTR/L; Allegra Chuchul, MS, OTR/L; Kathryn Maher, MS, OTR/L and Jordan Wigg, MS, OTR/L
Physical Disabilities, Gerontology, Mental Health, General


Living Life to Its Fullest - One Breath at a Time
Richard Sabel, MA, MPH, OTR, GCFP
Wellness, Mental Health, Physical Disabilities, Gerontology


Conversations That Matter: Overcoming Barriers to Forge Leadership Pathways for School-Based Practitioners
Jaime Spencer, MS, OTR/L; Serena Zeidler, OTD, OTR/L; Joan Sauvigne-Kirsch, EdD, OTR/L and Vera Gallagher, MSEd, OTR/L, BCP

Pediatrics, School-Based


Flipped Learning in Occupational Therapy Higher Education
Carrie Roberts, OTD, OTR/L


Back to the Future! Perspectives on How to Keep it Real and Relatable in a Non-Traditional Community-Based Fieldwork Setting
Heidi MacAlpine, MS, OTR/L, RYT; Michele Gentile, MA, OTR/L, Helen Valencia, OT Student; Josh Falk, OT Student; Christine Kappel-Gray, OT Student
Fieldwork, Education, Wellness, Mental Health

2:30 -
3:45 PM

Sessions (1.5 CCH):
Inclusive College Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: An Emerging Practice Area for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
Patti Bassey, JD, AAS, COTA/L; Mildred Consolo-Melchionne, BS, COTA/L; Flo Hannes, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA; Tarah Miller, BS, COTA/L
Education, Fieldwork, Developmental Disabilities


Health Literacy: Impact on Treatment Outcomes and the Bottom Line
Clover Hutchinson, OTD, MA, OTR/L; Nardia Aldridge, MS, OTR/L; Yves Roseus, OTD, OTR/L
General, Context and Environment


Level I Study Abroad: Meshing Cultural Competence and Development of Essential Practice Skills
Erin Lafferty, MS, OTR/L
Education, Fieldwork, Student


From Reel to Real: Narrative Reasoning - Learning from Illness Narratives in Disability-Themed Films
Anne Hiller Scott, PhD, OTR, FAOTA; Marilyn B. Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Mental Health, Physical Disabilities


The Days for Girls Program as an Activity to Treat a Wide Variety of Cognitive, Physical, Mental Health and Social Challenges
Sabashnee Govender, OTR/L, CHT, CLT-LANA
Work Programs, Student, Occupation


NBCOT: Strategies for Certification Success
Shaun Conway, OTR, Senior Director, External and Regulatory Affairs, NBCOT, Inc.


Fill it Up, Please! Supporting Our Families and Communities Begins With Ourselves
Jill M. Holland, MS, OTR/L, RTY, RCYT

4:30 -
5:45 PM

Sessions (1.5 CCH):
3D Printing: An Interdisciplinary Journey - From the Classroom to the Clinic
M. Blanche Leeman, EdD, OTR/L, CHT; Laurel Scheinfeld, MLS and Joan Wagner, MLS
Technology, Education, Physical Disabilities, Student


Current Vocational Models for Adults with ID/DD
Gail Tishcoff, MA, OTR/L and Krista Simeone, MA, CRC
Work Programs, Developmental Disabilities, Admin/Management


Understanding Clients with Low Vision
Alice Massa, MS, OTR/L and Maggie Walters, MPH, CHES

Physical Disabilities, General


Facilitating LGBTQ Inclusion in OT Practice
Joseph Christian Ungco, OTD, OTR/L
General, Context & Environment, Education, Student 


Moving Forward: Occupational Therapy's Unique Contribution in Treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Richard Sabel, MA, MPH, OTR, GCFP
Physical Disabilities, Gerontology, Wellness, General


Creating Sound Academic Connections Between Non-Traditional Level I Fieldwork Experiences and Curriculum in an OTA Program
Rochelle Marx-Asher, OTR/L, MSEd
Fieldwork, Education


Aquatic Therapy
Krista Hludvinski, OTR/L, Certified Aquatic Specialist
Physical Disabilities, Emerging Practice Area, Mental Health, General

Sunday, November 11, 2018

8:00 - 9:30 AM

Legislative Breakfast (1.5 CCH)
Jeff Tomlinson, OTR, MSW, FAOTA

9:30 - 10:30 AM Membership Matters: How to Partner with NYSOTA and Put Your State Association to Work for You (1 CCH)
10:45 AM- 12:00 PM

Sessions (1.5 CCH):
Exploring Tools to Support the Fieldwork Educator
Kelly Lavin, OTD, OTR/L; Pamela Karp, MHS, OTR/L, CHT; Tara Collins, DHS, OTR/L
Fieldwork, Education, Context & Environment


The Zones of Regulation® School-Wide Implementation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Facilitate Students' Social and Emotional Learning
Sabrina Ann Kenny, MS, OTR/L and Alla Zlotnikov, MS, OTR/L
Pediatrics, School-Based, Mental Health


A Path to Cultural Responsiveness: Orthodox Jewish Female Students in a Non-Traditional FWI Site
Beth Chiariello, PhD, OTR/L; Shifra Leiser, OTD, OTR/L
Fieldwork, Education, Student


Beyond the Classroom: A Community-Based Advocacy Project Leads to the Development of Professional Identity, Leadership, and Health Literacy
Regina M Lehman, MS, OT/L; Michele D. Mills, MA, OTR/L; Drew B. Elmore, MS, OTR/L
Fieldwork, Education, Student 


Occupational Therapy's Role in the Prevention of Opioid Addiction: A Community-Based Approach
Sean M. Getty, MS, OTR/L
Mental Health


The Healing Compass: An Integrative Guide to Occupation and Wellness
Susan L. Roberts, MDiv, OTR/L
Wellness, Client Factors, Physical Disabilities


The Future of Paralympic Adaptive Sport Opportunities Plus a Wheelchair Basketball Demonstration
Faizool Ali, PTA, New York Rollin' Knicks Athlete
Physical Disabilities, Mental Health, Emerging Practice Areas

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Poster Presentations (Earn up to 1.5 CCH)


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