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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
Education

 

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.
Student

 

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

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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