Friday and Saturday, MARCH 7 and 8, 2014, 8-4:30 Both Days
Hosted by the MUSC COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 151-A Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425
The conference will include Key Note Addresses by –
Roseann Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA who will speak on Occupational Therapists Emerging as Leaders using Data-Driven Decision Making.
She will describe the data-driven intervention process to systematically guide practitioners’ reasoning. From this course you will learn to create a seamless link from assessment to hypothesis generation to intervention strategies that can be methodically tested with defined outcome measures.
Cooper Littlejohn will also provide a key note address regarding The Power of One in Legislative Change.
As a mentor to us on being advocates for positive change in healthcare legislature, Mr. Littlejohn has created the South Carolina Health Cooperative (SCHC), the first approved co-op in South Carolina since a 2008 law allowed for its creation. It pools the collective buying power of small businesses (with two to 50 employees) to negotiate better rates with insurance companies than any single participating company could get on its own.
Other courses will be provided in an Adult Track and a Pediatric Track with topics including –
Roseann Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA will present on Occupational Therapy using Sensory Integration for Children with Autism: Strategies and Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial. Dr. Schaaf will not only elaborate for the pediatric track on the use of Data-Driven Decision Making, but will advance our practice treating children with Autism using Sensory Integration techniques that are evidence based.
Go Baby Go! Michele Lobo, PhD, PT and Sam Logan, PhD of the University of Delaware will train us on how to modify ride-on toy cars to enable children with special needs. Not only will they help us address practical issues and barriers to real world implementation such as incorporating assistive technology into the realities of life in schools, homes and community but they will also provide a hands on workshop in which participants get to assist in the basic modification of seating, steering and drive systems to prepare a car for a child. At the end of the course, one car will be raffled off and one will be available for purchase to bring back to your clinic! For more information visit them at www.udel.edu/gobabygo/
Jennifaye Green, PhD, PT, NCS will present Documentation3: Friend or Foe FoReimbursement. She will provide a thorough understanding of documentation essentials that will assure reimbursement for skilled services provided by OT practitioners. This course will use research, evidence-based practice, and clinical examples to explain key factors of documentation based on Medicare guidelines and demonstrate documentation that will justify treatment towards goals established. Furthermore, writing appropriate goals based on diagnosis and prior level of function will be discussed. Standardized tests or measurements will be discussed to show how they can be used to demonstrate progress in patient treatment.
Scott Hutchison, MSR, OTR/L, PTA: will present Occupational Therapy as the Axis of Care for Dementia Utilizing a Client and Caregiver Centered Intervention. Scott will provide a treatment guide, job aid and an organized collection of resources to facilitate the care of individuals with dementia. His goal is to enable South Carolina’s OTs to lead a healthcare team to improve the quality of life and to increase participation in meaningful occupations using our unique understanding of the participation environment, the use of adaptive devices, cognition and task analysis. Focus will also be on enabling caregivers to continue the intervention strategies after discharge from OT while preventing overburden or emotional exhaustion.
This year, students from South Carolina OT and OTA schools will present posters on their research and literature review projects and are prepared to offer implications and insight into your clinical practice. In addition to each take-home message, you will receive CEUs and copies of every poster.
The 2014 SCOTA Conference will be hosted by MUSC's College of Health Professions. This program is subject to changes and/or additions if necessary.
A total of 13 (thirteen) CEUs will be offered in each track.
Registration for the conference opens January, 6th 2014.
$150.00 per person – SCOTA Members
$250.00 per person - non-members
$50.00 per person - student members: full attendance
$50.00 per person - student members: refundable, if assisting both days at Conference
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