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TEXAS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION, INC. President’s Message
Executive Director’s Message
DISTRICT UPDATES Gulf Coast East Rio Grande Capital Centex
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Lillian Hoyle Parent Obit. 9 Sunset Update
Memories of Nancy Griffin, EdD, OTR
State MCC Chair Update 14 Call for Nominations 15-17 Basket Fever
TOTF Quilt Raffle
2016 Sponsors, Corporate Members & Participating Companies 22 Exhibit Hall Floor Plan
Business Mtg Agenda
Posters 33-34 Course Schedule
Educational Sessions 38-43
IMPORTANT DEADLINES: Award Nominations:
October 15 Pre-Registration:
October 21 5:30 pm REGISTRATION FORM
Pages 24-27 COURSE SCHEDULE
OFFICIAL 2016 MCC
CONFERENCE PROGRAM & A-ONE COURSE REGISTRATION
Alamo South District • Capital Centex District • Great Plains West District • Gulf Coast East District • Rio Grande District • Trinity North District
Greetings, colleagues: I am excited
to begin my first year as your TOTA President. I hope this report is being read as you Robin V. Clearman, make plans OTR, CLT to attend TOTA President the 2016 Mountain Central Conference. Evie Harness, Francie Baxter, and the rest of the conference planning team have been working hard to make this one of the best conferences in our history. We have numerous educational courses ranging from beginner to advanced level, spanning across all specialty areas. Please make sure you also spend time viewing and participating in our poster sessions, as well as attending the Art Dilly Lecture with guest speaker Heather Parsons, AOTA Director of Federal Affairs. To those who participated in our membership survey, we listened, and are making some positive changes to allow our association to better serve you. Thank you to Sandra Whisner for executing this survey and to each of you who responded! Your TOTA Board met in June, 2016 under the leadership of former President Judy Skarbek and, based on your input, voted to move forward with MemberClicks, a membership management company that will assist TOTA in expanding our membership services and restructuring our website. The plan includes increasing our social media platform and increasing access to our website through mobile devices and tablets. Furthermore, we hope to provide an avenue for
monthly payments of membership dues, TOTAPAC, and TOTF contributions. The transition will take several months, and we hope to introduce new membership services at the conference. The new website go-live date is yet to be determined, but likely will occur following conference. As always, TOTA is actively advocating for the profession of occupational therapy in Texas. The following are current legislative issues that we are working on: • Fighting Texas Medicaid reimbursement cuts for OTs; • Evaluating new codes for OT Medicare evaluations, other changes affecting OTs in Medicare, private insurance, and Texas Workers Compensation; • Working to end Medicaid reimbursement disparities between COTAs and OTRs; • Supporting implementation of telehealth in Texas for OTs; • Reviving Mental Health care in the provision of OT services; • Monitoring orthotic and prosthetic reimbursement; and • Advocating before the Texas Sunset Commission for the continuation of the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (TBOTE) and the Executive Council of PT and OT Examiners (ECPTOTE) as free-standing agencies. As we proceed into this next legislative session, other issues will arise. Please contact me if you would like more information, and plan to attend our legislative update session at conference presented by Kathy Hutto and Denise Rose. Kathy and Denise are TOTA’s lobbyists and
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continually keep us abreast of any and all legislation affecting occupational therapy in Texas. A key to legislative success is being able to support elected officials who support our practice. One way to do that is by having a strong Political Action Committee budget. Individually it is hard to have an impact, but collectively we can. Please take the time to complete your pledge to contribute to the TOTAPAC. On a final note, TOTA is growing, and we are currently 1,500 members strong with approximately one-third of those members being students. The number of licensees is also growing with almost 15,000 licensed occupational therapy practitioners in our state. As your new President, I urge you to encourage your colleagues to join and support TOTA. There is no other organization that is looking out for the best interests of our profession and your career. TOTA is constantly researching issues and speaking to policy makers with attempts to assure our profession in Texas remains strong. Please advocate for TOTA as we work to keep occupational therapy a strong healthcare profession in Texas. To those of you that I know, I look forward to seeing you at conference. To those I have not met yet, I look forward to meeting you there. I will be at the TOTA booth in the exhibit hall and the TOTA business meeting. Please stop by and introduce yourself. See you all in Sugar Land! Robin V. Clearman, OTR, CLT President, TOTA Revista OT
From the Executive Director I encourage all occupational therapy practitioners and occupational therapy students to attend the 2016 Mountain Central Mary Hennigan, Conference MOT, MBA in Sugar Land, Texas, November 4th through 6th. It offers great education as well as opportunities to network and reconnect with co-workers and friends. Many thanks to Evie Harness and her great committee: STATE CHAIR Evie Harness EXHIBITS Kami Lusson PROGRAM CHAIR Francie Baxter HOSPITALITY CHAIR Alicia Lohmann VOLUNTEER CHAIR Teri Powers BASKET AUCTION CHAIR Judi Joseph REGISTRATION Debbie Mincher and Kami Lusson Wednesday, November 2nd through Sunday, November 6th, TOTA will host the A-ONE course. Join an international faculty of Guorun Arnadottir, PhD, OT, Valerie J Harris, MS, OT, and Lauro Munoz, OTR. This 40 hour course will qualify you to be certified to administer the A-ONE assessment.
This year’s Art Dilly lecturer will be Heather Parsons, MS, OT, Director of Federal Affairs at the American Occupational Therapy Association. In this position she oversees AOTA activities related to monitoring and lobbying the U.S. Congress and selected federal agencies, with a focus on Medicare, education and early childhood, behavioral health, and health care system reform. Additionally, she supports the Association’s grassroots lobbying efforts and the political action committee, AOTPAC. Ms. Parsons will speak on “The Power of Occupational Therapy: Our Bridge to the Future of Health Care.” Ms. Parsons’ presentation will provide insight into the new environment with an emphasis on prevention, quality outcomes, client experience, and coordinated care. The presentation will provide a snapshot of how these systems are changing right now and where health care services may be moving to in the future. This year’s Breakfast with a Scholar speaker will be Barbara Hooper, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Associate Professor and Academic Program Director at Colorado State University. Dr. Hooper will discuss the interdisciplinary foundations of the Subject-Centered Integrative Learning Model for Occupational Therapy (SCIL-OT) and the stages of theory building research conducted thus far on the model. Participating educators and practitioners will explore the utility of the model for teaching students in academic and fieldwork settings and for articulating to clients and colleagues occupational therapy’s the distinct value.
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Web: www.tota.org Advertising: All advertising is accepted on the basis of conformity with the standards of TOTA, Inc., which reserves the right to refuse unsuitable ads. Rates can be obtained by calling the above number. Information is due the first of each month prior to publishing. The Texas Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. is not responsible for statements made by contributors or advertisers. Unless otherwise stated, material published to Revista OT does not reflect the official position or endorsement of the Texas Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. Officers President: Robin Clearman Vice President: Jason Stark Secretary: Debora Ridener Treasurer: Don Bradley District Chairpersons Alamo South: Ricky Joseph Capital Centex: Leslie Smart Great Plains West: Sandra Whisner Gulf Coast East: Anna Haertling Rio Grande: Dahlia Castillo Trinity North: WIlliam Sit Committee Chairs Conference: Evie Harness Development: Steven Carter Education: Sophie Rydin International: Evanglina Moncayo Legislative & Political Affairs: OPEN Membership Services: Hillary Clearman Standards & Practice:Tim Reistetter AOTA Representative Judy Robinson Skarbek OTA Representative OPEN Student Representatives Megan Turner, OTS Jordin Chase, OTAS Newsletter Editor: Jaclyn Low Design and Production: Justine Boyer Executive Director Mary Leary Hennigan Member Services Debbie Mincher Vendor Services Kami Lusson Continuing Education Services Kami Lusson
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Gulf Coast East District Update Anna Haertling, OTR
he Gulf Coast East District (GCED) is thrilled to be the host city for TOTA’s 2016 Mountain Central Conference: “Connect, Collaborate, and Create.” We look forward to seeing all of you in Sugar Land on November 4-6 as we network with colleagues from throughout the state of Texas, work together to teach and learn to strengthen our profession, and create initiatives to better serve our membership and the consumers with whom we work. I would love to meet all of you at conference if we have not already met. I will be at the TOTA booth during the exhibit hall hours, so please stop by to say hi. Please plan to attend the business meeting (following the Art Dilly Lecture) to recognize and congratulate all members receiving awards. GCED is going strong. I am proud to lead and represent the largest district in our state with so many dedicated members and a great and hard-working district board. This year we have some new faces on the board as well as seasoned members. Please check out the GCED section of the website using Google Chrome as your web browser to see our list of current board members and their email addresses. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or suggestions for us. The GCED is dedicated to its members. As your district chair, I have been active in working with the state board to pass motions and move forward with a new membership management software company. Using some of the many aspects this software offers, we will be increasing the functionality of our website, increasing our abilities to communicate with you as a TOTA member, and making
your membership dues renewal a smoother process. I am very excited about this change and believe this will enhance the value of membership in your association. One benefit of being a TOTA GCED member is access to monthly CEUs. The board is working diligently to fill the CEU calendar for 2016-17. Please check the website for the most updated list of dates, topics, presenters, and locations. If there is no meeting location convenient for you, I encourage you to change that! All you need is a commitment from five TOTA members and have a meeting location available to you each month that meets the equipment requirements. For more information or to start the site application process, please email me. Be sure to: • Like our Facebook page (“Texas Occupational Therapy Association”) • Follow us on Twitter (@TxOTA) • Continue to visit http://tota.org/gulfcoe.html (Google Chrome works best) for more information on upcoming continuing education opportunities in the Gulf Coast East District • Add [email protected]
to your safe senders list to receive email correspondence from me to stay up-to-date on what is going on in the GCED throughout the year Please direct comments, questions, concerns, and requests to get involved to me via email or phone (573-587-2757). I look forward to continuing to work with and learn from you all.
Rio Grande District Update Cecilia Fierro, OTR, OTD, Rio Grande District Chair 2010-2016
I would like to congratulate Dahlia Castillo on being elected as the new Rio Grande District Chair. I am fully confident that she will serve our district and TOTA well. I have been honored to serve as the Rio Grande District for the past six years. It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of a wonderful association. I have met many amazing OTs and OTAs over the years. I have seen TOTA support our profession and its members with the utmost professionalism and dedication. I shall continue to serve our district and TOTA as needed. I welcome Dahlia in her new role and am ready to assist her in any capacity. The current board is a strong board which I have had the honor to work with. I would like to take this time to thank Ursel Lovett, Anderson 8 | MCC 2016 Conference Issue | www.TOTA.org
Hicks, Isaac Montes, Michelle Fonseca, Michelle Ontiveros, Carolyn Pena and Evelyn Madera. Each has helped me in so many ways, but more importantly, by serving the Rio Grande District and our members with such enthusiasm and dedication. I want to encourage everyone to attend Mountain Central Conference in November. If you have not attended, it is an amazing opportunity to get CEUs and to network. TOTA has so much to offer and it is important to support our state association, so please encourage friends and colleagues to join. Again, it has been my honor to have served as The Rio Grande District chair and wish all the best! Revista OT
Capital Centex District Update Susan Jeantete, OTR, Capital Centex District Vice-Chair
he Capital Centex District has stayed committed to extending continuing education opportunities to TOTA members and the community at the district meetings. The district also hosted its annual four hour summer CE event in July. Given the good attendance at these events, it is evident that the community of practitioners in the region benefits from the educational opportunities organized by the district.. In addition to providing CE opportunities, our district has also promoted our profession through community service. On August 6th, a group of our members volunteered at the 11th Annual Austin ISD Back-toSchool Bash to promote safe wearing of backpacks as area children return to school. We were happy to have students from both the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and Austin Community College
occupational therapy programs actively participating in the event and sharing their energy and excitement about the profession. Given our large volunteer group, we were able to help fit hundreds of children with their new backpacks and offer some education to their families during the event while, at the same time, promoting the profession. Our district meetings with CE offerings are held at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Austin. We also have virtual meeting sites in Bryan/College Station, Killeen, Waco, and Brenham for the convenience of our members. You can find our updated meeting and education schedule on the Capital Centex District TOTA webpage. Please consider joining us for one of our upcoming meetings and education events!
Lillian Hoyle Parent Obituary Regina Michael Campbell,
L illian Hoyle Parent, 95, of Munster, Indiana, passed away at her home on June 8, 2016. Lillian was born on March 14, 1921, in Mineral Wells, TX. She is preceded in death by her parents, Earle Hoyle and Thelma (Norris) Hoyle, as well as her brother, Kenneth Hoyle. Her absence is felt deeply by her surviving family: sister Tamara Madai of Redlands, CA, sister-in-law Ronietta Hoyle of Lowell; nephews and niece, Randy (Jane) Hoyle of Munster, Michael (Patti) Hoyle of Highland, Alexander Madai Justice of Los Angeles, CA, and Jennifer (Rick) Wilkerson of Indianapolis, greatnieces and nephew, Betty (Michael) Samples of Crown Point, Courtney (Elijah) Alvey of Indianapolis, and Randy (Rebecca) Hoyle of Valparaiso; great- great-nephews and niece, Finn, Crosby and Georgia Hoyle of Valparaiso and Clark Samples of Crown Point as well as many dear friends, including Gary and Melanie Ellexson of Frankfort, IL, and their family, who considered her one of their own. Lillian graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor’s degree in history in 1943. She worked a variety of jobs before becoming an occupational therapy student, including working for a shipyard, making parts in a radiation lab where the atomic bomb was created, writing scripts for short wave news broadcasts for the Office of War Information, translating Spanish labels and working as a receptionist. After earning her certificate from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 1952, she began her 40-year career in occupational therapy. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Texas Medical 9 | MCC 2016 Conference Issue | www.TOTA.org
Branch (UTMB) in Galveston in 1972 and became renowned in her field. Lillian received a Roster of Fellows award from the American Occupational Therapy Association in 1977, recognizing her as having made a significant contribution to the profession through her knowledge, leadership and advocacy. In 1979 she received the first prestigious Cordelia Myers American Journal of Occupational Therapy Best Article Award. In 1990, UTMB announced the creation of another prestigious honor: the Lillian Hoyle Parent Lectureship. After her retirement in 1991, Lillian accepted Randy’s invitation to move next door to his family in northwest Indiana where she was a constant source of acceptance, encouragement and rye happies. Lillian loved cross stitching and enjoyed traveling throughout the country and around the world with friends. She looked forward to her regular occupational therapy luncheons with cherished colleagues and loved keeping up with the latest bestselling books. There was nothing Lillian enjoyed more than an interesting conversation with a friend-new or old. Donations may be made to the USC OT Archives Project in memory of Ms. Lillian Hoyle Parent at tinyurl.com/LillianParent. Revista OT
Sunset Update: Could TBOTE Become Part of a Consolidated Health Occupations Licensing Agency? By Mary Hennigan, OTR
he Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners (ECPTOTE), the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (TBOTE) and the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TBPTE) are under review by the Legislature as required by the Texas Sunset Act. The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of five State Senators and one public member appointed by the Lieutenant Governor and five State Representatives and one public member appointed by the Speaker, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine the necessity and effectiveness of the agency. After receiving the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature decides whether an agency continues to operate in the future. Normally this process occurs every 12 years. The last time our licensing board was reviewed was 1993, 23 years ago, when the Executive Council was created. The Sunset review process has many steps and we have been actively involved at every stage. The following describes what has happened so far and what is anticipated: • In the summer of 2015, ECPTOTE submitted its Self -Evaluation Report which described the functions and activities of the Executive Council as well as TBOTE and TBPTE. That report can be found on the ECPTOTE website under Agency Publications:
https://www.sunset.texas.gov/public/uploads/files/ reports/ECPTOTE%20Self-Evaluation%20Report_ Blank%20pages%20removed.pdf .
• In the fall of 2015, Judy Skarbek, TOTA President, and I met with Erick Fajardo, a Policy Analyst with the Sunset Advisory Commission and Project Manager for this review. We discussed the effectiveness of ECPTOTE and TBOTE and their role in protecting the public, rule making and supervision of the profession in Texas. • In November, 2015, Mr. Fajardo attended several classes at the 2015 Mountain Central Conference. • In December, 2015, public comments were submitted by TOTA to the Sunset Commission regarding ECPTOTE and TBOTE. • In the spring, 2016, Mr. Fajardo toured OT clinics in the Austin area. • On March 9, 2016, Kathy Hutto, TOTA’s legislative advisor, Denise Rose, a governmental affairs consultant with Jackson Walker who works with Kathy, Robin Clearman, TOTA President-Elect, and I met with Mr.
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Fajardo and Alan Leonard, another Sunset Policy Analyst working on the review of ECPTOTE and TBOTE. During the meeting we discussed several topics, including occupational therapists’ role in mental health and our legislative initiative in the 2015 legislative session to include occupational therapists as non-physician mental health providers in the mental health codes. We discussed the value of having an independent board which efficiently and effectively serves the Texas consumers of occupational therapy and physical therapy. We emphasized the value of having a board that respects and understands the knowledge, skills and abilities of occupational therapists and physical therapists. We stressed the value of having a board who serves as a barrier to encroachment issues that can develop between the professions of occupational therapy and physical therapy. • In April of 2016, the Full Staff Report was released. The report recommended that the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners under the administration of the Executive Council of Physical and Occupational Therapy Examiners be continued until 2029. That report can be found at: https://www.sunset. texas.gov/public/uploads/files/reports/Executive%20 Council%20and%20Texas%20Boards%20of%20 Physical%20Therapy%20and%20Occupational%20 Therapy%20Examiners%20Staff%20Report_4-6-16_4.pdf . • Between May 31st and June 23rd, 2016, Robin Clearman, Kathy Hutto and Denise Rose met individually with the ten elected members of the Sunset Commission or their staff to express our support for the staff’s recommendation to continue the current Revista OT
structure and to ask for one additional recommendation (discussed below). • On June 23, 2016, Robin Clearman and I provided testimony recommending the adoption of the Full Staff Report with the inclusion of one additional change to TBOTE’s authority. TOTA recommended TBOTE be authorized to expunge all disciplinary actions that are administrative, clerical or otherwise minor in nature, as long as they do not pertain to an action resulting in any possibility of harm or injury to a patient. • On August 22, 2016, Robin Clearman, Kathy Hutto and Denise Rose attended a hearing where the Sunset Commission voted on the staff recommendations. The Sunset Commission postponed consideration of the recommendation to continue the Executive Council, PT board, and OT board for 12 years pending Sunset staff’s evaluation of whether to consolidate certain health licensing entities. As the Sunset staff has reviewed other small health occupation licensing boards, they have found redundancies in their administrative, licensing and enforcement functions so are looking at the option of creating a consolidated health occupations licensing agency. The staff is evaluating whether ECPTOTE, TBOTE and TBPTE should be part of that. • The Commission’s decisions on ECPTOTE, TBOTE and TBPTE can be found at: https://www.sunset.texas.
gov/public/uploads/files/reports/Executive%20 Council%20and%20Texas%20Board%20of%20 Physical%20and%20Occupational%20Therapy%20 Examiners%20Commission%20Decisions_ August%2022_1.pdf.
• Around November 1st, 2016, the Sunset staff will report
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its findings and recommendation regarding the creation of a consolidated health occupations licensing agency. • On December 8th or 9th, 2016, the Commission will take public testimony. • On January 11, 2017, the Sunset Commission will adopt recommendations for the full Legislature to consider during the 85th Legislative Session that convenes on January 10th, 2017. • January-May, 2017, the recommendations of the Sunset Commission will become a bill that will be considered by the Legislature. It will be considered like any other bill and must pass both the House and the Senate. What makes Sunset bills different is that if they do not pass, the agency is abolished but may continue business for up to one year to wrap up its work. However, historically, if an agency is “Sunsetted,” the Legislature does not appropriate any money to it for the next biennium so it has to wrap up its work in the summer following the legislative session. If we want to maintain an independent board, each of us will need to get involved. Otherwise we can end up in a situation similar to the State Board of Examiners for SpeechLanguage Pathology and Audiology. That board was under Sunset review last session and its regulatory authority was transferred to the Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). TDLR regulates 31 license types from midwives to used auto parts recyclers. Instead of an independent board, in October of this year, the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology will become an advisory board whose duties will be to provide advice and recommendations on proposed rules to TDLR.
Memories of Nancy Griffin, EdD, OTR This summer I was contacted by a mutual fund company announcing that TOTA was a beneficiary of Nancy Griffin’s estate. It was a total surprise. Over the past 16 years whenever I met Nancy, she would mention how proud she was of TOTA. She would mention that she was following our legislative activities and our educational events. She was watching our growth, our outreach to students, and our development on both the state and the district level. As one of my first professors in the school of OT at TWU, her approval was important to me and I passed that approval on to the board. Nancy conducted my interview as I was applying to TWU’s OT program. She looked at my undergraduate degree transcript with my major in home economics and said “Look at all those ADLs! You will make a great OT”. She was so encouraging! Nancy was a Professor at Texas Woman’s University from 1971-1996. She served on the TOTA Board of Directors from 1973 to 1980. She served as the Indiana AOTA Representative from 1964 to 1966 and as the Texas AOTA Representative from 1978 to 1980. This is a good opportunity to remember that we all stand on the shoulders of the giants that came before us and to thank them for their contributions. Mary Hennigan Dr. Nancy Griffin was an honored team member of our Texas Woman’s University School of Occupational Therapy faculty. Nancy was always accessible to both colleagues and students and willing to help all who needed her attention. She freely shared her extensive expertise in a truly caring manner, generously supportive in every way possible. Nancy was appreciated and loved by all of us who had the privilege and pleasure of her friendship. Our lives were blessed by being touched by our Nancy, Grace E Gilkeson I knew Nancy as a colleague and respected her abilities and talents. Kitty Reed Dr. Griffin was my professor at my first semester OT Foundation class in Denton in 1976. She was a great teacher and mentor. I have fond memories of her. I like your idea of collecting remembrances in a tribute to her. Sophie Rydin 12 | MCC 2016 Conference Issue | www.TOTA.org
Dr. Griffin was the first professor I met at Texas Woman’s University when I entered the occupational therapy program. She was warm, knowledgeable and humorous. Upon entering her office, it looked as if a small bomb had gone off on her desk, but I soon learned that what looked like utter disorganization was actually her unique filing system; she could locate any document she needed in seconds. Dr. Griffin was an excellent instructor and took the time to respond to any question and never made me feel that “you should already know that.” I have great respect for Dr. Griffin and our profession has lost a dedicated warrior. Betty Colbert, Class of 1996 Thanks to Dr. Griffin for cheerfully educating several generations of occupational therapy students in the wonders of our profession. I did not know what to expect when I first started at TWU, but OT has been a great adventure. Dr. Griffin was always happy and she helped all of us have a successful start in our career. Joanne Bosse Melgosa, MOT 1977 I have two remembrances of Nancy Griffin that I would like to share. She was one of my instructors in the mid 70’s at TWU. First, she absolutely loved her Karmann Ghia sports car. We would talk about it, she told me how she was going to drive it till the wheels came off, it maneuvered so easily in traffic and on the open highways, it could fly....if she wanted to open it up. Revista OT
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Second, whenever you were in a 1:1 with her in class, after class discussing something, she always looked at you in the eyes. You had her undivided attention and you knew she was listening to you. She asked thoughtful questions that helped you broaden how you understood what she was teaching. She was quiet and always alert. Jean Cannella, 1979
She was so compassionate about occupational therapy. Karen Roeming Although I was neither faculty colleague nor her student, I was acquainted with Nancy through activities with TWU and TOTA. My memory of her is of an unfailingly cheerful, optimistic and forward-thinking professional role model. She was bright in intellect and spirit – she could not be in a room without everyone noticing her presence and feeling enlightened by it. Jean Polichino It is because of Nancy Griffin I decided to move to Texas for the MOT program from Tennessee which did not have any OT schools at that time. Nancy was great about explaining my travel from DFW to Denton and where we would meet. This was particularly helpful since I had never flown, never rented a car, and never driven on anything wider than a four lane interstate highway. Nancy thoroughly explained the program in an upbeat, engaging way, hands down warmer than my interviewer at Virginia Commonwealth. Joy Danches The first person I met after I enrolled at TWU was Dr. Nancy Griffin. I underestimated her from the very beginning. Here was this small lady with her hair up in a bun . . . a frontier-school marm straight out of central casting. She smiled sweetly at me while patiently listening to my boisterous “enlightened opinions” regarding occupational therapy. Over the next two years, she gently steered my thinking into the real world and real problems. She was astutely aware of the business of the profession and cautioned us that occupational therapy must be competitive in a changing market. She became a valuable mentor, a confidant and most of all, a friend. Today, as an occupational therapy educator, I hope I can relate to students as well as she did. I honestly cannot think of a better role model. Michael B. McGough, MBA, OTR
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Nancy Griffin was an Indianan by birth, but a Texan in all the ways that counted. She and I shared the TWU undergraduate experience, though she graduated two years after me. I had the experience of Fanny Vanderkooi, and she might have been more nearly influenced by Rena Worthington. The 1950s was an exciting time to be discovering OT. Nancy’s work ethic and her dedication to the principles upon which the profession was founded were quite remarkable, as were her creativity and her caring. My most vivid memory of Nancy dates back to about 1959. She and I were both practicing at VA hospitals (I in Waco and she in Temple). She invited me to attend a little theater production of The Heiress in which she starred. Her portrayal was authentic and exceptional, and it brought me to tears. Her life and work have contributed a great deal to the TWU School of OT that it is today, and to OT’s presence in Texas. Her gift to TOTA represents one more piece of evidence of her generous nature and her dedication to her profession. Harriett Davidson, Phd She began as Dr. Griffin. My first advisor and teacher in OT, Nancy was warm, welcoming and unpretentious. After several years of working as an OT, I called on Nancy for guidance when advanced education was my goal. Not only was she there for advice, she recruited me to teach. She then became my colleague and mentor. When she retired from teaching, she embraced the role of retiree. She was a frequent run-in at the fabric store. One could locate her easily by her cap. Her eyes sparkling as she conversed on her latest adventure and she made the day a little better. Nancy was a gift to her students, profession and the world. Thank you, Nancy, for sharing your life with us. Johnnie Aven
Mountain Central Conference 2016 Meet us at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square to Fulfill Your CEU Requirements and Enhance Your OT Practice Evie Harness, OTR, State MCC Chair
We are excited to invite you back to the beautiful Marriott Hotel located in Sugar Land, Texas to “Connect, Collaborate, and Create” November 4th-6th at the 2016 Mountain Central Conference. As always, the Conference Committee has been hard at work behind the scenes to pull together this year’s conference program for you. 2016 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE State Chair-Evie Harness Exhibits-Kami Lusson Program Chair-Francie Baxter Hospitality Chair- Alicia Lohmann Volunteer Chair-Terri Powers Basket Auction Chair-Judi Joseph Registration-Debbie Mincher Executive Director-Mary Hennigan We hope you will be able to join us for a weekend of stimulating continuing education, networking with new and old friends, browsing in the exhibit hall and helping us celebrate the successes of our TOTA award recipients.
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For those of you who have been with us at this site before, you are already aware of the many amenities offered at this wonderful location. Once you step out the doors of the hotel you will be within walking distance of great dining opportunities and the many shops located in the lovely Town Square. Town Square has a busy weekend planned while we are there, including: • November 4th - 7:30-9:30 pm Entertainment by the Time Warp Concert Series-Strange Days Band featuring live music from the 60s Golden Era of Classic Rock. • November 5th - 10 a.m. to 2 pm. 11th Annual International Festival featuring food, entertainment, and booths from different countries highlighting their unique cultures, art and traditions. Please make sure you book your room early, as we have learned from experience that the rooms fill up fast. And be sure to take advantage of on-time registration so you will be able to attend the courses you want in case there are seating limitations. We look forward to seeing you in Sugar Land soon.
Call for Nominations Hillary Clearman, OTR, MOT, Membership Chair
Iwould like to take this opportunity to encourage my colleagues in all work settings to acknowledge the excellent care, dedication, and passion therapists, educators, students, and friends are providing to patients. There are many dedicated individuals with whom we work who, on a daily basis, go above and beyond to make a difference. Members of TOTA can recognize these outstanding individuals and show appreciation for their efforts through nomination each of them for one of the many awards presented at the Mountain Central Conference. When practitioners with whom we work put their hearts and souls into their daily tasks, it is critical that their efforts are professionally acknowledged. Criteria and nomination forms for the various awards can be found on the TOTA website, www.tota.org. On the home page, click on the tab labeled “About Us,” log in,
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and click on “Awards.” Follow the link for “Complete the Application.” The completed application can be submitted for consideration via mail to TOTA at: 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 516W, Austin, TX 78723 or emailed to: [email protected]
Please note that nominations are due September 30, 2016 and all nominees must be current TOTA members at the time of submission. Acknowledging individuals for their hard work and perseverance with a TOTA award encourages achievement and personal growth among our members. Thank you for taking the time to recognize and nominate an outstanding therapy practitioner.
CONGRATULATIONS TO LAST YEAR’S WINNERS NOMINATED BY YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE!
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Call for Recognition OTR and COTA of the Year
This person displays professionalism, leadership and service to the profession at the local, state, and/or national level. This person has at least five years of experience in the field of OT, contributes above and beyond his/her typical job responsibilities, and demonstrates sustained membership to professional organizations including TOTA. This person demonstrates exceptional contributions to the profession with consideration of the following criteria: provides fieldwork supervision, contributes works to professional journals, volunteers in his/her community to further OT awareness, membership in additional professional associations, additional certifications (CHT, NDT, etc.) and demonstrates advocacy in the profession. Two separate honors will be awarded.
Roster of Merit
Members of TOTA who, through their efforts, over a period of fifteen years or more, have made significant contributions in two or more of the following areas (other areas not listed will be given consideration also): a) Therapeutic practice - education, research, public relations, administration and recruitment; b) Communication - through written publication, oral presentations, seminars or workshops; c) Association activities - serving on committees, task forces, boards and elected positions in district, state or national OT associations. A written statement should describe the nominee’s contribution to the profession over fifteen years or longer, including therapeutic practice, publications, professional activities, etc.
Distinguished Service Award
This award is given to an individual or group, OT or non-OT, which has provided notable contributions to the development, growth or promotion of the occupational therapy profession or the state association. Additional considerations will be given for those who have provided scholarly contributions and volunteer organizational leadership to TOTA. The nominator should include a statement defining the nature of the service to the profession or TOTA.
Letter of Appreciation
An individual or group which has made a significant contribution to TOTA or the profession of OT in a special area through the use of special talents or that goes beyond those of normal professional duties or responsibilities. (Can be given to individuals or groups, members of TOTA or not; both OTs and non-OTs) A written statement should state the contribution of the individual to the association or profession of occupational therapy.
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limited professional duty. This person has also provided exceptional contributions to TOTA as evidenced by (but not limited to): service on committees, holding offices with TOTA and service on task forces. The nominator should provide a written statement of this person’s contributions to the profession and TOTA throughout their professional career.
COTA/OTR Collaboration Award
Awarded to a COTA and an OTR who have worked together in a collaborative effort to make significant contributions to the profession of occupational therapy. These areas include research, practice and education, as well as presentations and publications. One of the nominees must be an active member of TOTA and more consideration will be given if both nominees are members. A written statement should describe their achievements together.
Interdisciplinary Team Award
Recognition of a team of interdisciplinary professionals which includes an occupational therapy practitioner who have made significant contributions in some or all of the following areas: a) participation in community projects that affect the lives of persons served by the profession; b) participation in patient advocacy activities; c) involvement in legislative activities to improve the quality of life of persons served by the profession; d) participation in joint research efforts; e) participation in a non-traditional program. A written statement with specific examples should describe the achievements of the team.
Academic Educator of the Year
This award is given to recognize a faculty member in an occupational therapy program who has made outstanding contributions to academic education in the following areas: a) exhibits innovative teaching skills and serves as a role model; b) makes substantial contributions to the profession in the forms of presentation, publication and research; c) provides community service through membership on state or local OT boards, chairs committees or is an officer of a community organization. The nominee demonstrates professional responsibility by membership and participation in professional organizations.
Student Leadership Award
This award is given to an individual, clinic, facility, research group or district, which has demonstrated a short-term innovative or exceptional activity in clinical occupational therapy. The nominator should provide a written description of the nominee’s act of excellence.
Recognition of a student member of TOTA who has made outstanding contributions and has shown leadership in one of the following areas: a) participation in community projects that positively affects the lives of persons served by our profession; b) active involvement in a leadership capacity in local or state professional organizations related to occupational therapy and/or the persons served by the profession; c) participation as an advocate for the profession or for the persons served by the profession. A written statement should describe the specific achievements of the person.
Clinical Educator of the Year
Award for Clinical Excellence
This award is given to an occupational therapy practitioner who demonstrates exceptional contributions in some or all of the following areas: a) development and/or revision of a facility’s fieldwork program; b) exhibits expertise in student supervision; c) trains student supervisors; d) contributes to the profession through in-service education/publications. This clinician demonstrates professional leadership by participating in local and state organizations and encourages professional behaviors in others.
Honorary Life Membership
This award is given to an occupational therapy practitioner who has demonstrated significant and notable contributions to the profession throughout his/her career and has reached the age of retirement or
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This award is given to an occupational therapy practitioner who has been in the profession less than five years and has been recognized by his/her peers for contributions to the profession. This individual demonstrates exceptional contributions in some or all of the following areas: a) participation in community projects that positively affects the lives of persons served by our profession; b) active involvement in a leadership capacity in local or state professional organizations related to occupational therapy and/or the persons served by the profession; c) participation as an advocate for the profession or for the persons served by the profession. The nominator should provide at least one peer letter of recognition. See next page for the nomination form.
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Please complete this form for each nomination. You may make as many copies as you need. Occupational therapy practitioners must be current TOTA members at the time of nomination and throughout the selection process to be considered for association awards. Active membership in AOTA is desired and will be considered in the selection process. Nominee:
Name of Award:
Address: City: Phone # (personal): Phone # (work): TOTA Membership:
State: Email (personal): Email (work): Yes
Name of Nominator: Capacity (Individual TOTA member, TOTA officer, other): Are you a TOTA member?
Address: City: Phone # (personal):
Phone # (work):
Preferred method of contact (i.e. email):
Please answer the following questions concerning the nominee (if not applicable, indicate “n/a”) a. Approximate numbers of years of sustained activity in occupational therapy b. The nominee has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the profession worthy of state recognition. (In the attached narrative, describe the significant contribution, including the nominee’s knowledge and expertise.) Yes
c. The nominee has shared his/her expertise through oral and/or written communication (A list of publications, including offices held, committee or task force membership, or other types of involvement should be highlighted in the narrative.) Yes
d. The nominee has participated in national/state/district association activities. (Association participation, including offices held, committee or task force membership, or other types of involvement should be highlighted in the narrative.) Yes f.
Do you feel the nominee may meet the criterion of one other award? If yes, which award and why?
Please attach a copy of the nominee’s resume if possible. The nominator must provide a separate detailed description about the nominee describing how he/she best qualifies for the nominated award. Please submit this form, the narrative description and resume electronically to: [email protected]
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Basket Fever returns for 2016! Thanks to everyone who made last year’s basket auction a success. The MCC Exhibit Hall was filled with an array of creative baskets.
This year we are returning to the tradition of baskets of “take home goodies” that can be enjoyed by the highest bidders. In addition to opportunities to bid on fabulous baskets, there will be prizes for those who donate baskets. Get your coworkers together and create a unique and exciting basket. You can also donate items for the auction. The money raised from the basket auction will go to the Texas Occupational Therapy Foundation (TOTF). TOTF is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of Texas in 1996 to advance the scientific knowledge of occupational therapy, to increase public awareness about the practice of OT, and to further the continuing education of OT practitioners. TOTF works in coordination with the Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA), with its headquarters in the TOTA office. The idea behind the foundation was that it would serve as a funding source for research projects developed by OT personnel in Texas that would deal with subjects of interest to the profession.
GET CREATIVE & BE READY TO BID!
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BUY TICKETS - SUPPORT TOTF!
Make this year’s raffle a WIN!
BUY YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS AT THE REGISTRATION DESK OR FROM STUDENT VOLUNTEERS! $ 1 EACH OR 6 FOR $5 www.tota.org TOTA member Francie Baxter is working her annual magic with needle, thimble, thread and nimble fingers to create another of her quilting masterpieces for the benefit of the Texas Occupational Therapy Foundation. Using gently-worn OT T-shirts, Francie selects the very best and combines them into a quilt that is raffled off each year in conjunction with Mountain Central Conference as a fundraising event for TOTF. So come to Conference prepared to buy raffle tickets on this special quilt which will serve not only to warm you, but to demonstrate your support of your profession!
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Annual MCC SOTA STORE November 4-6, 2016 Sugar Land Marriott Town Square Sugar Land, Texas
Friday, November 4 Set Up begins no earlier than 8:30 a.m. SOTA Store Closes: 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 5 Set up begins no earlier than 8:30 a.m. SOTA Store Closes: 4:00 p.m.
SOTA groups may fundraise at MCC. Registering student must be a member of TOTA or the table fee is $30.00. Although food or drinks may not be sold; other items of interest to OT professionals are welcome. Plan to price your items competitively and arrive prepared for sales success. Consider small signs with your items/ prices, a pocket calculator, tape to attach signs to the table, pens and a receipt book and a cash box/money pouch. A rolling luggage cart may be helpful for loading and unloading your inventory. All receipts for sales/orders must list the name of the faculty advisor and e-mail address. Check-in time for SOTAs begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 4. Please check in at the exhibit desk so that we may direct you to your skirted table. All additional inventory must be stored out of sight under your table. Please make plans to remove your inventory to a secure area at the close of Friday’s store hours. You may reset your assigned table again on Saturday morning after 8:30 a.m. Please note: Exhibit Hall passes, meals and refreshment breaks are not included for your SOTA booth staffers unless they are registered attendees at conference. We wish you the very best at TOTA MCC and look forward to welcoming you! Cancellation: Should it become necessary for your group to cancel please notify [email protected]
prior to the event. SOTA Group/School: _________________________________________________________________________ SOTA Faculty Advisor: ________________________________________________________________________ SOTA Faculty Advisor Email Address: _________________________________________________________________ SOTA Faculty Advisor Telephone: ___________________________________________________________________ Type of Items: _________________________________________________________________________________ SOTA Registering Person: __________________________________________________________________________ Student TOTA member number: _____________________________________________________________________ Email Address : _________________________________________________________________________________ Telephone: ___________________________________________________________________________________ NOTE: If registering student is not a TOTA member, a $30 fee must accompany form to receive a table assignment. For Questions: please email [email protected]
This form may be saved and filled out electronically. Please email completed form to [email protected]
(sorry, fax is not available)
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TOTA Corporate Members
TWU School of Occupational Therapy Denton, TX Therapy 2000 Dallas, TX
Explore the benefits of TOTA Corporate Memberships Two levels of memberships are available and benefits include: Ad placement in Revista OT; discounts on Revista ads and Career Corner job postings; two Mailing Lists per year; a subscription to Revista OT, and special recognition signage at TOTA MCC. Visit http://tota.org/corpmem.html for complete information and the membership form.
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TOTA Thanks our 2016 Sponsors Corporate Members and Participating Companies Silver Sponsors Ageless Living Home Health (#205) – TOTA Website Eleos Community Care (#303) – TOTA Website Epic Pediatric Therapy (#301) – Lunch Sponsor Hanger Clinic (#208) – TOTA Website Reliant Rehabilitation (#206) – TOTA Website RiverKids Pediatric Home Health Therapy (#209) – Conference Bags Senior Rehab Solutions (#302) – Conference Lanyards TIRR Memorial Hermann (#304)– TOTA Website Touchstone (#300) – TOTA Website VIVA Pediatrics (#207) - TOTA Website
Texas Star Sponsors
101 Mobility (#400) – Coffee & Juice HealthPRO Rehabilitation / Heritage Healthcare (#309) – Coffee & Juice MGA Pediatric Homecare (#404) MedCare Pediatric Group, LP (#305) – Coffee & Juice Timocco Inc. (#306)
TWU School of Occupational Therapy - Denton, Texas THERAPY 2000, Dallas, Texas
Conference Bag Giveaways and Inserts Adaptive Driving Access Ageless Living Home Health Dynamic Therapy Eleos Community Care Epic Pediatric Therapy KidsCare Therapy MGA Pediatric Homecare Stacy’s Sensory Solutions Texas Women’s University
Participating Companies Accountable Healthcare Staffing (#104) Achieve Beyond (#13) Active Development Therapies, LLC (#18) Adaptive Driving Access (#1) Advanced Medical Personnel Services (#100) Aureus Medical Group (#202) Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (#17) CareerStaff Unlimited (#4) Centre for Neuro Skills (#109) Century Rehabilitation (#21) Christus Health (#204) Dynamic Therapy (#24) Early Childhood Intervention (#107) Ensign Services (#106) Envision University (#203) KidsCare Therapy (#7 & #8) MD Anderson Cancer Center (#3)
Maxim Healthcare (#6) Occupational Therapy Toolkit (#20) Pathfinder Pediatric Home Health Care Inc. (#14 & #15) Real OT Solutions (#19) Rehab Synergies (#9) RehabCare (#102) Small Hands Big Hearts Pediatric Therapy Management, LLC (#11) Specialized Assessment & Consulting (#201) Stacy’s Sensory Solutions (#25 & #26) Stambush Staffing(#105) Synergy Care, Inc. (#200) TMC (#12) Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (#5) Texas Occupational Therapy Association Texas Society for Hand Therapy Texas Women’s University (#108) University of St. Augustine for Health Services (#16) YTS (#101)
List current at time of printing.
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TOTA MCC 2016 Exhibit Hall Floor Plan Exhibit Hall November 4-6, 2016
Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, Sugar Land, TX 2016 Food Station
Basket Auction 1
Round of 8 Courtyard
8' by 10'
Silver Sponsor Booths: 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 300, 301 302, 303, 304 Texas Star Sponsor Booths: 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404
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Registration Information Wednesday, November 2-Sunday-November 6 A-One Course: an assessment tool that combines neurobehavioral theory with OT principles. The A-ONE directly links functional performance (basic activities of daily living and mobility) to neurobehavioral deficits including cognitive-perceptual and motor impairments. $750 Breakfast with a Scholar – Course 301 Breakfast with a Scholar is a ticketed event. The $40 for this event is a donation to the Texas Occupational Therapy Association’s Research Foundation (TOTF) and a portion is tax-deductible. Registration Hours Thursday, November 3 Friday, November 4 Saturday, November 5 Sunday, November 6
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 7:00 am – 6:30 pm 7:00 am – 6:30 pm 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Exhibit Hall Hours Friday, November 4 Saturday, November 5
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Why Pre-Register? Seating is limited in some of the courses. These courses will be ticketed. Tickets will be available on a first-come, firstserved basis. And, you save MONEY! Cancellation Policy After October 21, 2016, there will be no refunds of registration fees or special events fees. Your registration can be transferred to another individual. The substitute must have a letter from the original registrant to present at the registration desk. No transfers will be made without written notice. Cancellation received prior to the pre-registration deadline of October 21, 2016, will be refunded at full rate less a $25 administration fee.
Continuing Education Credit The conference committee will provide verification for all classes which have been approved for credit. One hour of credit will be awarded for each hour of class attended. Tri-Alliance Members, Health Care Professionals and Out-of-State OTs / OTAs Registration will be at the TOTA member rate with proof of current professional state association membership. Lunch Lunch in the Exhibit Hall is included in your registration fee for Friday and Saturday. FOOT (Friends of OT) This exclusive club is made up of attendees’ spouses, significant others, guests, etc. who would like to register for the conference. FOOT does NOT apply to professionals in related health care fields. Registration entitles the FOOT to a registration badge, tote bag, conference registration, special events included in the program, and full Exhibit Hall access. The only courses not available to FOOT are those with restricted attendance. No continuing education certificates will be provided for Friends of OT. Special Accommodations If you need special accommodations to attend conference, please enclose an explanation of the type of accommodations you will need with your registration so that we can try to assist you. Visit the TOTA website at: www.tota.org
What Does Conference Registration Include? Full Conference registration includes: • Courses of your choice (subject to class size limit) • Full access to the Exhibit Hall during show times • Friday lunch • Friday afternoon refreshment break in the Exhibit Hall • Saturday lunch • Saturday afternoon refreshment break in the Exhibit Hall • Networking opportunity during lunch Exhibit Hall No one will be admitted to the Exhibit Hall without an appropriate badge.
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OT/OTA/FOOT Pre-Registration Form
To be considered pre-registered, your registration must be postmarked by Friday, October 21, 2016 5:30 pm. A $50.00 late registration fee will apply to all registrations postmarked or received via email after October 21, 2016 5:30 pm and registrations processed on-site November 3-6, 2016. If you are not currently a member of TOTA, include your TOTA membership fee along with a completed membership application. NOTE: ALL attendees must be current TOTA members. Lunch is included in Friday and Saturday registration fees. Please print all information.
SCHEDULE & COURSE DESCRIPTIONS begin on page 35
Name ___________________________________ Credentials ___________________ TOTAMember#________ Home Street Address ___________________________________________________ OT/OTALicense#_________ City ______________________________________ State _________________ Zip__________________ CellPhone(______)____________HomePhone(______)____________E-mail_________________________________ q I do not wish my email to be shared with the 2016 MCC mailing list.
Educational Programs (Check courses of choice • listings begin on page 38) Ribbons (Check all applicable)
Wednesday 11/2 Saturday 11/5 Sunday 11/6 q 201 q 212 q 301* q 309 q 202 q 213 q 302 q 310 Course***** q 203 q 214 q 303 q 311 Friday 11/4 q 101 q 110 q 204 q 215 q 304 q 312 q 102 q 111 q 205 q 216 q 305 q 313 q 103 q 112 q 206 q 217 q 307 q 314 q 104 q 113 q 207 q 218 q 308 q 315 q 105 q 114 q 208 q 219 q 106 q 115 q 209 q 220 q 107 q 116 q 210 q 221 q 108 q 117 q 211 q 222 q 109
q TOTA State Board of Directors q COTA of the Year q Exhibitor q FOOT**** q Gold Seal q Guest q Media q Member q MCC Committee q TOTF
q OTR of the Year q President’s Club q Roster of Merit q Speaker q Sustaining Member
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OT/OTA Retired/Disabled **** FOOT**** A-One Course (OTs only)***** $750.00 $750.00 N/A Full Conference (F/S/S) 395.00 150.00 120.00 Gold Seal Discount** Full Registration Only –10.00 N/A N/A Speaker or State BOD Discount –50.00 N/A N/A Friday Conference 170.00 65.00 70.00 Extra Lunch 30.00 30.00 30.00 Friday/Saturday Conference 330.00 125.00 140.00 Friday/Sunday Conference 260.00 100.00 90.00 Saturday Conference 170.00 65.00 70.00 Extra Lunch 30.00 30.00 30.00 Saturday/Sunday Conference 260.00 100.00 90.00 Sunday Conference 170.00 65.00 70.00 # 301 Breakfast w/a Scholar 40.00 40.00 40.00 TOTA Membership Fee 135/105.00 N/A N/A 1st Year Eligible Professional Fee*** 67.50/52.50 N/A N/A Quick Reference for Occupational Therapy, 3rd edition $71.00
Amount ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________
*Course 301 has an additional fee of $40.00. **Gold Seal discount applies to FULL CONFERENCE registration only for Gold Seal Members. Gold Seal members are those members who have renewed their TOTA membership prior to their expiration date. ***CURRENT ACTIVE OTS/OTAS members renewing memberships BEFORE EXPIRATION DATE for the first time as a professional are entitled to ½ off first year dues. ****Friend of OT (F.O.O.T.) attendees’ spouses, significant others, guests, etc. who would like to register for conference. F.O.O.T. does NOT apply to professionals in related health care fields. *****A-One Course has an additional fee of $750.00. Please make checks payable to TOTA and mail to the TOTA office at 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 516W, Austin, Texas 78723. Or, include credit card information (Visa, Master Card only) and scan and email to: [email protected]
Purchase orders require prior approval.
Method of Payment q Check q Credit Card q Purchase Order Visa/Master Card # ________________________________ Expiration Date __________ Security Code ________ Signature_______________________________________________________PurchaseOrder#________________ OFFICE USE ONLY Amount _________ Date Received ________ Paid By ___________ Check # ________ Credit Approval # ________ 25 | MCC 2016 Conference Issue | www.TOTA.org
Be a Student Volunteer!
VOLUNTEER Student Volunteer Information
A maximum of 70 student volunteer positions are available – first come, first served. All volunteers must: • Be a current TOTA member before conference registration is received in the TOTA office • Register for at least a TWO DAY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION • Be able to attend over a two day period in order to receive the discounted rate • Volunteer for a minimum of a one four-hour shift during conference • NOTE: ASSIGNED MCC VOLUNTEER TIME SLOT SUPERCEDES ANY SOTA BOOTH VOLUNTEER TIME. NO EXCEPTIONS. Reminders: Although the Volunteer Coordinator tries to place a student volunteer in a session she has registered to attend, she may not be able to attend that session due to her volunteer obligation. Student volunteers will be placed where needed. Student volunteers need to select a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice volunteer time on the Pre-Registration form. Student volunteers will receive an email from the Volunteer Coordinator with volunteer assignments 10 days before conference. Questions? Contact MCC Volunteer Coordinator, Teri Powers, at: [email protected]
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Volunteer positions available at MCC 2016: Registration Desk Hospitality Booth Quilt Raffle Ticket Sales Silent Auction Exhibit Hall Educational Session Room Monitor and Introducer Revista OT
Student/Student Volunteer Pre-Registration Form To be considered pre-registered, your registration must be postmarked by Friday, October 21, 2016 5:30 pm. A $50.00 late registration fee will apply to all registrations postmarked or received via email after October 21, 2016 5:30 pm and registrations processed onsite November 3-6, 2016. If you are not currently a member of TOTA, include your TOTA membership fee along with a completed membership application. NOTE: ALL attendees must be current TOTA members. Lunch is included in Friday and Saturday registration fees. Please print all information.
Name ___________________________________ Credentials ___________________ TOTA Member # ________ Home Street Address __________________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________ State _________________ Zip __________________ CellPhone(______)____________HomePhone(______)____________E-mail_________________________________ q I do not wish my email to be shared with the 2016 MCC mailing list.
Educational Programs (Check courses of choice • listings begin on page 38) Ribbons (Check all applicable)
Friday 11/4 Saturday 11/5 Sunday 11/6 q TOTA State Board of Directors ____ AM Volunteer+ ______ AM Volunteer+ ______ AM Volunteer+ q Member q MCC Committee ____ PM Volunteer+ ______ PM Volunteer+ q 201 q 212 q 301* q 309 q Student q 101 q 110 q 202 q 213 q 302 q 310 q Volunteer q 102 q 111 q 203 q 214 q 303 q 311 q SOTA q 103 q 112 q 204 q 215 q 304 q 312 q TOTF q 104 q 113 q 205 q 216 q 305 q 313 q Speaker q 105 q 114 q 206 q 217 q 306 q 314 q Sustaining Member q 106 q 115 q 207 q 218 q 307 q 315 q 107 q 116 q 208 q 219 q 308 q 108 q 117 q 209 q 220 q 109 October q 210 q 221 q 211 q 222
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+ Please select a 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice volunteer time. If you do not fulfill your volunteer time commitment you will forfeit your volunteer registration discount.
Student** Student Volunteer+ (limited to first 70 registrants) Amount Full Conference $150.00 $100.00 _______________ Friday Conference $70.00 N/A _______________ Friday/Saturday Conference $125.00 $70.00 _______________ SCHEDULE & Friday/Sunday Conference $100.00 $70.00 _______________ COURSE Saturday Conference $70.00 N/A _______________ DESCRIPTIONS Saturday/Sunday Conference $100.00 $70.00 _______________ begin on page 35 Sunday Conference $70.00 N/A _______________ Breakfast w/a Scholar (301) $40.00* $40.00* _______________ TOTA Membership Fee $30.00 Current Active Member _______________ Quick Reference for Occupational Therapy, 3rd edition $71.00 _______________
*Course 301 has an additional fee of $40.00. **Student-Per the by-laws, an occupational therapy student is one who is enrolled in an accredited OT or OTA program, or where the program’s accreditation is pending. Membership and conference registration as an OTS extends until successful completion of the certification examination. In determining membership status, those qualified as an OT or OTA and who are engaged in advanced or continuing education are not classified as students. The only exception is for an occupational therapy assistant who is enrolled full-time in an accredited educational program for occupational therapists. + Student Volunteer-See Student Volunteer Information on page 26. Please make checks payable to TOTA and mail to the TOTA office at 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 516W, Austin, Texas 78723. Or, include credit card information (Visa, Master Card only) and scan and email to: [email protected]
Purchase orders require prior approval.
Method of Payment q Check q Credit Card q Purchase Order Visa/Master Card # ________________________________ Expiration Date __________ Security Code ________ Signature _______________________________________________________ Purchase Order # ________________ OFFICE USE ONLY Amount _________ Date Received ________ Paid By ___________ Check # ________ Credit Approval # ________ 27 | MCC 2016 Conference Issue | www.TOTA.org
Membership Application 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 516W Austin, Texas 78723 www.tota.org Phone 512-454-TOTA (8682) (Please print or type all information) (1) Your Name ______________________________________________________ (2) Credentials q OTR q OTA q OTS q OT q OTD q OTAS q COTA q MOT q PhD. q MA q EdD q FAOTA q CHT q CVE q Other (If “other,” please specify) ________________________________ (3) Address and Phone Numbers ______________________________________________________ Street or P.O. Box ______________________________________________________ City State Zip +4 ______________________________________________________ Home Phone (AC) + Number q Listed q Unlisted ______________________________________________________ Work Phone (AC) + Number + Extension ______________________________________________________ Work Fax (AC) + Number ______________________________________________________ Cell Phone (AC) + Number ______________________________________________________ Email ______________________________________________________ University (4) TOTA Memb. # ___________________________________ (5) TX OT License # ___________________________________ (6) AOTA Memb. # ___________________________________ (7) Membership Category q Occupational Therapist q Occupational Therapy Assistant (8) District Membership q Alamo South q Capital-Centex q Great Plains West q Gulf Coast East
q Student q Associate q Retired q Rio Grande q Trinity North q Out of State
(9) Sponsored by: _____________________________________ To be a Gold Seal Member, your membership payment needs to be in the TOTA office by the annual expiration date of your membership as printed on your TOTA membership card. Students are not eligible for Gold Seal Membership
(10) Areas of Practice or Interest (Please check no more than 3) A q Administration/Management I q Private Practice B q Developmental Disabilities J q School-based Practice C q Education K q Sensory Integration D q Gerontology L q Work Programs E q Hand/Upper Extremity M q Technology F q Home Health N q Research G q Mental Health O q Wellness H q Physical Disabilities (11) Texas Senate and Legislative District #s: (See your voter registration card) Senate District #: ____________________________ Legislative District #: ____________________________ (12) Fee Payment (See fee schedule on the reverse side and enter amount below. Send with your check made payable to TOTA, Inc. or with credit card info.) Membership Fee q Basic q Sustaining q President’s Club (13) Dues amount (See back) __________________ (14) Tax Deductible Donation to AOTF/TOTA Scholarship Fund __________________ TOTA Emerging Issues Fund __________________ TOTF (Foundation) __________________ (15) Non-Deductible Donation to TOTAPAC (Political Action Committee) __________________ (16) TOTAL ENCLOSED
PAYMENT INFORMATION* q I am paying the full amount by (circle one) Check Visa MasterCard *TOTA does not accept American Express or Discover Card. q I choose the following payment plan of 2 payments (circle one) Postdated check(s) Credit Card Payments
If choosing payment plan, all postdated checks must be sent with this application. If you are an active student OT/OTA member renewing your membership for the first time as a professional before your expiration date, you are entitled to 1/2 off your first year of dues. If you select credit card payment, you must enter ALL information below:
Account # ____________________________________________ Exp. Date ____________________ Security Code _________ Signature ____________________________________________ Please print name exactly as it appears on credit card. _______________________________ Billing Zip _____________
FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Amount $ __________________ Date Received __________________ Paid by ________________________________________________ Check Number _____________________________________________ Credit Approval # ________________________________________ 28 | MCC 2016 Conference Issue | www.TOTA.org
Membership Application 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 516W Austin, Texas 78723 www.tota.org Phone 512-454-TOTA (8682) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
TOTA has year round membership enrollment. You will receive a full year’s membership any time you join. Areas of Practice or Interest (Please check no more than 3) Enter your name. A q Administration/Management I q Private Practice Check or list all credentials. B q Developmental Disabilities J q School-based Practice List all addresses and telephone numbers. Check listed C q Education K q Sensory Integration or unlisted to let us know if you do or do not want your D q Gerontology L q Work Programs home phone number in our annual membership directory. E q Hand/Upper Extremity M q Technology Please list the university which conferred your degree. F q Home Health N q Research Enter your TOTA membership number if known. G q Mental Health O q Wellness Enter your Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners H q Physical Disabilities (License) number.
(6) Enter your AOTA membership number. (7)
Check your category of membership. A retired member is a practitioner whose only practice is the provision of voluntary charity care without monetary compensation. A retired member is eligible for half price dues. A disabled member is an inactive practitioner. (For information about an Organizational membership, contact the TOTA office.)
(8) Check the TOTA District in which you live. (9) Enter the name of the person who sponsored you, if any. (10) Indicate your area of practice or special interest. Please limit these to three (3) major areas. (11) Other: List your Senate and Legislative Districts which can be found on your voter registration card. (12) Membership Fee: You may renew your membership or apply for membership any time during the membership year. To obtain Gold Seal membership for reduced fees at workshops during the year, your renewal application must be in the TOTA office by the annual membership expiration date as printed on your membership card. Students can not be Gold Seal Members. (13) See Member Dues Selections in next column. (14) Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to: • AOTF/TOTA Scholarship Fund • TOTA Emerging Issues Fund • TOTF – Research Foundation (15) Please consider making a donation to: • TOTAPAC – Political Action Committee (16) Enter the total of your membership fee plus donations on this line. Make checks payable to: TOTA, Inc. Mail check with this form to: TOTA 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 516W Austin, Texas 78723
Or scan and email to [email protected]
with Visa or MasterCard information including complete account number, billing address zip code, expiration date and security code.
JOIN ONLINE AT: www.tota.org
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Occupational Therapist 1-Year Membership 2-Year Membership 3-Year Membership First Year following student membership if renewed before expiration date Occupational Therapy Assistant 1-Year Membership 2-Year Membership 3-Year Membership First Year following student membership if renewed before expiration date Occupational Therapy Student*
Associate Membership: Sustaining Membership:
$135.00 $225.00 $335.00 $67.50 $105.00 $170.00 $250.00 $52.50 $30.00 $135.00
A higher level of giving in support of the association Occupational Therapist 1-Year Membership $180.00 2-Year Membership $310.00 3-Year Membership $460.00 Occupational Therapy Assistant 1-Year Membership 2-Year Membership 3-Year Membership
$155.00 $230.00 $340.00
Occupational Therapy Student*
A higher annual level of giving
*Student-Per the by-laws, an occupational therapy student is one who is enrolled in an accredited OT or OTA program, or where the program’s accreditation is pending. Membership as an OTS extends until successful completion of the certification examination. In determining membership status, those qualified as an OT or OTA and who are engaged in advanced or continuing education are not classified as students. The only exception is for an occupational therapy assistant who is enrolled full-time in an accredited educational program for occupational therapists.
Special Events Wednesday-Sunday, November 2 – 6 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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A-One Course Tuition: $750.00, 31.5 hours
The A-One is an assessment tool that combines neurobehavioral theory with OT principles. Join an international faculty of Guorun Arnadottir, PhD, OT, Valerie J Harris MS, OT, and Lauro Munoz, OTR. This 31.5 hour course will qualify you to be certified to administer the A-One assessment. After attending this course you will be: • Certified in the use of the A-ONE Assessment Tool • Be able to evaluate both ADL task performance and performance errors and be able to use clinical reasoning to relate neurobehavioral errors to the underlying cognitive, perceptual and motor impairments causing diminished performance in persons with neurological disorders. • Develop clinical reasoning strategies based on operational definitions knowledge of neurological processing to differentiate between the various presentations of the impairments.
Thursday, November 3 THURSDAY - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – TOTA Board Meeting
Friday, November 4 FRIDAY - 8:30 a.m. – Texas Occupational Therapy Foundation Annual Meeting FRIDAY - Time TBD. Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners Board Meeting – open to the public FRIDAY - 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Poster Presentation FRIDAY - 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Exhibit Hall Open Attendees can catch up with the latest in technology, products, resources and career opportunities for OT practitioners from our many exhibitors.
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FRIDAY - 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Silent Auction Basket Fever is back! Let’s fill the Exhibit Hall with wonderful creative baskets. The money raised from the sales of all baskets will go to the Texas Occupational Therapy Foundation. FRIDAY - 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. – Lunch in Exhibit Hall FRIDAY - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall FRIDAY - 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. OT Program Directors Meeting OTA Program Directors Meeting Fieldwork Coordinators Meeting Revista OT
Special Events Saturday, November 5 SATURDAY - 8:00 a.m. -10:00 AM District Board Training Current and future district board leaders are invited to meet with members of the state board and office staff. Issues to be discussed include how to conduct a district meeting, how to get district education approved, district treasurers’ responsibilities, district webinars, etc. National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Professional Development Units (PDU) will be awarded for participation. RSVP to Mary Hennigan at [email protected]
SATURDAY - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Art Dilly Lecture
The Power of Occupational Therapy: Our Bridge to the Future of Health Care Heather Parsons, MS, OT Heather Parsons, MS, OT, is the Director of Federal Affairs at the American Occupational Therapy Association. In this position, she oversees AOTA activities related to monitoring and lobbying the U.S. Congress and selected federal agencies, with a focus on Medicare, education and early childhood, behavioral health, and health care system reform. Additionally, she supports the Association’s grassroots lobbying efforts and the political action committee, AOTPAC. Prior to working at the American Occupational Therapy Association, Heather spent more than eight years on Capitol Hill serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff to North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller. Heather graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She worked as an occupational therapist in the Arlington County Schools before starting her job with Congressman Miller. Recent federal legislation and new regulations are starting to shift the way health care services are provided and paid for in our country. The traditional settings in which occupational therapy practitioners provide services are entering a period of change with a new emphasis on prevention, quality outcomes, client experience, and coordinated care. This presentation will provide a snapshot of how these systems are changing right now and where health care services may be moving to in the future. The fundamental tenets of occupational therapy are a perfect fit for these new priorities, but we must continue to emphasize and demonstrate our value in order to ensure our place in the future. SATURDAY - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. TOTA Business Meeting Be sure to get your door prize ticket as you enter the meeting. ONE LUCKY TOTA BUSINESS MEETING ATTENDEE WILL BE THE RECIPIENT OF A COMPLIMENTARY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FOR 2017! WINNER MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN
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A highlight of this meeting will be the presentation of TOTA’s annual awards to all of our deserving winners. See the Call for Recognition on page 19 to submit forms for outstanding individuals you wish to nominate for these prestigious annual awards. SATURDAY - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open SATURDAY - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Silent Auction in Exhibit Hall SATURDAY - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Poster Presentation Authors will be in attendance from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. SATURDAY - 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch in Exhibit Hall SATURDAY - 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Refreshments in Exhibit Hall SATURDAY - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Student Forum Kelly Erickson, PhD, OTR/L, is an Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Master’s Program at The College of St. Scholastica. She is Editor-In-Chief for the AOTA NBCOT Exam Prep Editorial Board which includes overseeing item writing with editorial board members, establishing and completing timelines for product review, and online test prep product review. She has been practicing as an occupational therapist for 19 years, with experience in management and all levels of client care. Practice focus includes occupational performance with emphasis on occupation-based assessment and intervention, use of everyday technology, development of clinical reasoning and professional behaviors among graduate students, and behavior management and sensory processing across the lifespan. She is currently involved in a variety of research projects addressing mobile technology application in client care. Erickson also currently serves as co-administrator with AOTA’s Evidence Exchange, managing the critically appraised paper submission and reviewer training process. SATURDAY - 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Coding Workshop Katie Jordan, OTD, OTR/L, will present “New Occupational Therapy Evaluation Codes and the Code Change Process.” Dr. Jordan is an Associate Chair of Clinical Occupational Therapy Service at USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Dr. Jordan is also AOTA’s advisor to the AMA Specialty Society Relative Update Committee. Revista OT
Special Events Sunday, November 6 SUNDAY - 7:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Breakfast with a Scholar Interdisciplinary Foundations of the Subject-Centered, Integrative Learning Model for Occupational Therapy (SCIL-OT) Barbara Hooper, PhD, OTR, FAOTA Barbara Hooper, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia, a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University, and a PhD in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education at Michigan State University. Her work has been published in national, international, and interdisciplinary journals. She has delivered national and international keynote addresses, consulted with faculty groups on designing curricula, courses, and teaching/ learning activities; and received distinguished teaching and scholar awards, including admission to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Roster of Fellows. Dr.
Hooper is now an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Occupational Therapy Education (COTE) in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University. The mission of COTE is to promote excellence in teaching effectiveness, curriculum design and educational research in order to graduate therapists who connect with clients, collaborate with interdisciplinary partners, create knowledge, use evidence, and forge paths to satisfactory engagement in daily life for those they serve. Dr. Hooper’s focus remains on the beliefs and assumptions behind these educational aims. Dr. Hooper will discuss the interdisciplinary foundations of the Subject-Centered, Integrative Learning Model for Occupational Therapy (SCIL-OT) and the stages of theory building research conducted thus far on the model. Participating educators and practitioners will explore the utility of the model for teaching students in academic and fieldwork settings and for articulating to clients and colleagues occupational therapy’s distinct value.
TOTA Annual Business Meeting November 2016 Agenda – Saturday, November 5 • Welcoming Remarks • Posting of the Colors/Pledge of Allegiance • Introduction of Board Members State Board Members District Chairs and Boards 2016 Mountain Central Conference Committee • Quorum consists of the number of voting persons present at this meeting • Adoption of Rules of the Day • Adoption of the Agenda • Adoption of 2015 Minutes • Appointment of 2016 Minutes Review Committee
• Verbal Highlights of the following Reports President Treasurer Executive Director • New Business (Any items of business arising from the floor shall be referred to the Board for action.) • Report of Nominating Committee for 2016 election and Call for 2017 Candidates • Swearing in of New Officers • Annual Awards Presentation • Drawing Winners and Closing Comments • Adjournment of Annual Business Meeting
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POSTERS Posters will be displayed Friday, 12:00-4:00 and Saturday 11:00-4:00. Presenters will staff their posters Saturday from 12:00-1:00. Proper Wheelchair Measurement and Fit Ana Allegretti, PhD, ATP, OTR Brian Zita, OTS Rachel Arata-Maiers, OTS Course Level: Entry Category: Education, Rehabilitation Disability & Participation With impaired mobility and wheelchair accessibility growing, individuals are frequently found in inadequate seating positions and devices. This paper summarizes research targeted at optimizing appropriate body mechanics and ergonomics to provide safe and functional mobility. Early Mobility on Non-Ambulatory Children: Literature Review Ana Allegretti, OTR, PhD, ATP Azalya V Hernandez, OTS, CBIS Elizabeth Trodlier, OTS Course Level: Entry Category: Education, Children & Youth, Research We conducted a literature review from various research articles regarding the effects of early powered mobility on young non-ambulatory children zero to six years old with physical disabilities. Effects of Early Mobility Intervention for NonAmbulatory Children Ana Allegretti, OTR, PhD, ATP Daniella Rodriguez, OTS Samantha Zamora, OTS Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, PhD, OTR Course Level: Entry Category: Education, Children and Youth, Research We conducted a feasibility study to determine effects of early mobility intervention to support engagement in developmental activities using a ride-on toy car for nonambulatory children ages 1-6. AT Device Satisfaction Level of Patients with ALS Ana Luiza Allegretti, OTR, PhD, ATP Amy Yvette Silva, RD, OTS Autumn Clegg, OTR Rachel Polcyn, OTS Course Level: Entry Category: Research We conducted a descriptive study to determine the level of satisfaction with assistive technology devices and service delivery of patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Animal Assisted Intervention, Canines as Modalities: Literature Review Kristen Barnes, OTS 33 | MCC 2016 Conference Issue | www.TOTA.org
Kathryn Crane, OTS Course Level: Entry Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation The results of a literature review regarding evidence based practice in the use of canines as a primary modality for intervention in therapeutic activities will be presented in this poster presentation. The Role of Multiple Errands in Community Reintegration Regina Budet, OTR Emily Stevens, OTR, CTRS Course Level: Entry Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation The Multiple Errands Test utilizes real-world tasks to evaluate executive function deficits. Its use in community reintegration outings sheds light onto difficulties those with brain injuries may encounter in common IADLs. Creating a De-identified Database for Ongoing Program Evaluation Catherine Candler, OTR, PhD, BCP Amy Gibbs, OTR, MOT Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, OTR Kelci Jackson, OTR Krystal Peterson, OTR Michelle Stucker, OTR Bailey Watkins, OTR Molly Wright, OTR Course Level: Intermediate Category: Evidence Based Practice Quality therapeutic programs incorporate systems to monitor effectiveness continuously over time. West Texas Rehabilitation Center partnered with the Abilene Christian University occupational therapy department to create a systematic process of ongoing data collection. Educational Utility of the Inventory of Reading Occupations Catherine Candler, OTR, PhD, BCP Jill Scott, PhD Eileen Wilson, OTR Justin Atkinson, OTR Kelsey Knowles, OTR Course Level: Entry/Intermediate/Advanced Category: Children & Youth Reading is an occupation of critical importance for participation in daily life. The Inventory of Reading Occupations is an assessment of that participation. This study explored the applicability of this tool in an educational setting.
POSTERS Posters will be displayed Friday, 12:00-4:00 and Saturday 11:00-4:00. Presenters will staff their posters Saturday from 12:00-1:00. Yoga and Balance Effect on the Risk of Fall Ellen Green, OTS Annette Huynh, OTS Lori Broussard, OTS Brady Zunker, OTS Jerill Mathews, OTS Karen Aranha, OTR, PhD Course Level: Entry Category: Health and Wellness This systematic review examines the benefits of yoga on balance for populations at risk for falls. Populations included are adults with traumatic brain injuries, stroke, Alzheimer’s or Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and typical older adults. Motor Performance with Exergaming in Children with Autism Claudia Guardiola, OTS Betzaida Marsh, OTS Jessica Montoya, OTS Alexandra Underwood, OTS Course Level: Entry Category: Children and Youth, Research This systematic review will discuss the effect of exergaming on motor performance in children with autism spectrum disorders. The Perception of Health and Its Impact on Activity Participation Among a Culturally Diverse Elderly Population Ricky Joseph, PhD, OTR Kimatha Grice, OTD, OTR, CHT Course Level: Intermediate Category: Health & Wellness, Productive Aging This poster summarizes the findings of a study that examined the impact of how a population of culturally diverse elderly perceived their health and its possible impact on their participation in activities/occupations. Systematic Review: Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions for Children with Autism Rebecca Lehman, OTS Gabriella Santos, OTS Emily Baethge, OTS Shama Gillani, OTS Brittany Jenkins, OTS Caitlyn Downs, OTS Claudia Hilton, OTR, PhD, MBA, FAOTA Course Level: Entry Category: Children and Youth, Research This systematic review explored the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral interventions on children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in improving social participation and organizational skills. Adherence to the ASD according to the DSM-IV was an inclusion criteria. 34 | MCC 2016 Conference Issue | www.TOTA.org
Goal Attainment Scaling with Developmentally Disabled Young Adults Brooke Macha, OTS Jennifer Montalvo, OTS Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, PhD, OTR Course Level: Entry Category: Research This presentation will describe the use of Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) with a developmentally disabled young adult population. Participants created self-defined health goals that were assessed weekly using a Goal Attainment Scaling system. Alcohol Withdrawal and Occupational Therapy Intervention Kelly Parmet, COTA Course Level: Intermediate Category: Research Research performed defines the benefit of occupational therapy for individuals with alcohol withdrawal in the acute hospital setting, and to determine the appropriate time to initiate occupational therapy to ensure effective participation and therapeutic results. People Named in Meyer’s Philosophy of Occupation Therapy Kathlyn L Reed, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, MLIS Course Level: Entry Category: Mental Health Purpose of poster is to identify the people Dr. Meyer names in his well-known article “Philosophy of Occupational Therapy” published in 1922 and suggest their possible influence on Dr. Meyer’s thinking. Occupational Therapy Interventions for Refugees: A Systematic Review Shan Siddiqui, BS, OTS Eman Said, BS, OTS Briana Hanna, BS, OTS Natasha Patel, BA, OTS Evelyn Gonzalez, BS, OTS Savanna Garrett, BA, OTS Claudia Hilton, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, SROT, FAOTA Course Level: Entry Category: Health & Wellness A systematic review of occupational therapy interventions for refugees was conducted. Cognitive behavioral therapy, community-based rehabilitation, and participation in meaningful activities may address issues faced this population. Findings indicate much need for more research.
Course Schedule – FRIDAY Nov. 4
See pages 38-43 for course descriptions.
NOTE: Longer sessions will overlap other sessions. Please note session times!
TIME 8:00 – 9:45 AM
TRACK 1 101 Hand Evaluation and Treatment in the Older Adult 7 hours 45 min
102 Yoga Breathing and Meditation for the Modern World LIMIT 30
103 Occupation-Based Intervention to Improve Executive Function
104 Applying Creativity Theories to Occupational Therapy Practice
105 Evaluation and Treatment of Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsies
7 hours 45 min
1 hours 45 min
1 hour 45 min
1 hour 45 min
106 “Shelf Ready” Materials for Behavioral (Mental) Health Practice 3 hours 45 min
9:45 – 10:00 AM 10:00 – 12:00 PM
BREAK 101 Continued
107 Interventions to Help Persons with Brain Injury SelfMonitor Behavior 2 hours
108 Mindfulness in Occupational Therapy: Best Practice Using Crafts
109 Evidence Based Practice on Reflex Integration Intervention Programs
110 Managing Rehabilitation Patients with Co-Occurring Psychiatric Diagnoses 2 hours
LUNCH IN EXHIBIT HALL
12:00 – 1:00 PM 1:00 – 3:00 PM
111 Developing an Individualized Dementia Program 4 hours
113 Putting the Pieces of the Autism Assessment Together
114 Legislative Update 2 hours
REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
3:00 – 4:00 PM 4:00 – 6:00 PM
112 Special Edition: Dance Exercise for Persons with Disabilities
115 The Effect of Stress on the Body and the Brain: Implications for Occupational Therapists
116 Implementing HHSC Fee for Service Medicaid Therapy Policies
117 Update on AOTA and TOTA Policies and Activities 2 hours
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Course Schedule – SATURDAY Nov. 5
See pages 38-43 for course descriptions.
NOTE: Longer sessions will overlap other sessions. Please note session times!
TIME 8:00 – 9:45 AM
TRACK 1 201 Embedding Handwriting Awareness and Practice Across the Curriculum
202 Evaluating the Acute Stroke Patient
203 The New Role of Occupational Therapy in HIV
1 hour 45 min
1 hour 45 min
1 hour 45 min
204 “I Don’t’ Wanna”: Understanding Volition in Pediatric Populations
TRACK 5 205 Facilitating Fieldwork Success 1 hour 45 min
206 207 Statistics TOTA Board in Everyday Orientation Occupational Therapy Practice
TRACK 8 209 Poster authors available during lunch break
1 hour 45 min
1 hour 45 min
9:45 – 10:00 AM
10:00 – 11:00 AM
208 – ART DILLY LECTURE – Type I
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING LUNCH IN EXHIBIT HALL
12:00 – 1:00 PM 1:00 – 3:00 PM
210 Effectiveness of Fine Motor Intervention Programs in Schools
211 What to do with the Chronic Stroke Patient 2 hours
212 213 Sexuality and the Sensory in Oncology Patient Sensational 3 hours 45min Children: Evaluation, Treatment & More
214 Presentation Preparation and Delivery in the Digital Age
215 Research Forum: Michael, Hilton, Aranha, Hennigan
216 TBOTE Rules, Regulations and Resources 2 hours
3 hours 45min
3:00 – 4:00 PM 4:00 – 6:00 PM
REFRESHMENT BREAK IN THE EXHIBIT HALL 217 School-Based Telehealth: Bringing Services to Any Child, Anywhere
218 Student Forum Type II 2 hours
Type II 2 hours
219 Addressing Fieldwork Challenges from Support to Ethical Dilemmas 2 hours
220 Research Forum: Guzman, Burns, Reistetter 2 hours
221 Understanding How Cultural Arts and Entertainment Venues Can Serve Children with Special Needs
222 New Occupational Therapy Evaluation Codes and the Code Change Process 2 hours
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Course Schedule – SUNDAY Nov. 6
See pages 38-43 for course descriptions.
NOTE: Longer sessions will overlap other sessions. Please note session times!
7:30 – 9:45 AM
BREAK 302 Capitalizing on TOTA Membership: Holding a Virtual Meeting
303 Administration of Low Vision Independence Measure
304 Advancements in Upper Limb Prosthetic Technology
305 Occupation-Based Intervention in Long-Term Care: EVBP Findings
12:00 – 1:00 PM 1:00 – 2:45 PM
301 – BREAKFAST WITH A SCHOLAR – Type II, 2 hours 15 min
9:45 – 10:00 AM 10:00 AM –12:00 PM
306 Health Literacy in Occupational Therapy
307 Effective Practice as an OT in Acute Care
311 An Interdisciplinary Approach to Dysphagia, Posture and Positioning
312 OT in Wraparound Community: Mental Health Opportunities
3 hours 45 min
3 hours 45 min
313 Best Practices for Developing Effective OT/Teacher Partnerships LIMIT 75
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN 308 Integrating the OTPF 3rd Edition into Clinical Reasoning
309 Toolkit for Low Vision: Adapting the Environment 1 hour 45 min
1 hours 45 min
310 Sleep Rehabilitation: A Guide for Occupational Therapy 3 hour 45 min
3 hours 45 min
2:45 – 3:00 PM 3:00 – 5:00 PM
314 The Art of Observation: Using Visual Thinking Strategies
315 McWilliams; Fitness to Drive for Acquired Brain Injury
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NOTE: Longer sessions will overlap other sessions. Please note session times!
FRIDAY, NOV 4 101 – Friday – 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Hand Evaluation and Treatment in the Older Adult Macy Schepis, MOT, CHT Lenore Frost, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, FAOTA Course Level: Intermediate Category: Productive Aging, Rehabilitation Disability and Participation Seven hours and 45 minutes This short course is intended for therapists to gain an understanding of common hand conditions frequently assessed in older adults, and clinically reason appropriate modifications to encourage and facilitate participation in occupations of interest. 102 – Friday – 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Yoga Breathing and Meditation for the Modern World LIMIT 30 Jan Pittard, OT, RYT-200 Course Level: Entry, Intermediate Category: Health & Wellness, Productive Aging, Rehabilitation Disability & Participation, Work & Industry Seven hours and 30 minutes Exploring and educating occupational therapists on the use of the ancient, holistic philosophies of Ayurveda and the direct application of yoga, breathing and meditation interventions for persons with COPD, UI, and pain issues. NOTE: DRESS IN LOOSE, COMFORTABLE CLOTHING AS WE WILL BE DOING YOGA, BREATHING AND HANDS-ON TASKS. BRING PILLOW, BLANKET OR MAT 103 - Friday – 8:00 am – 9:45 am Occupation-Based Intervention to Improve Executive Function Shannon Wall Mangum, MPS, LOTR Andrew Browning, OTS Eria Casanova, OTS Arielle Crist, MOT, LOTR Joanna Lutman, MOT, LOTR Katy McLenna, OTS Taylor Rook, OTS Jacki Wakzak, MOT, LOTR Course Level: Intermediate Category: Health and Wellness, Rehabilitation Disability and
Participation One hour and 45 minutes This presentation discusses an occupational based activity program (OBAP) with survivors of sex trafficking, and staff training regarding executive function (EF). Research explored OBAP effectiveness on EF of survivors. Will discuss programing and research results. 104 – Friday 8:00 am – 9:45 am Applying Creativity Theories to Occupational Therapy Practice Mary F Baxter, PhD, OT, FAOTA Salma Houssmand, OTS Lisa Griggs-Stapleton, OTR Course Level: Intermediate Category: Professional Development One hour and 45 minutes This seminar will present various theories of creativity with application to occupational therapy. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and relate strategies gleaned from creativity theories to education or practice. 105 – Friday 8: am – 9:45 am Evaluation and Treatment of Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsies Tara H Haas, MSOT, OTR/L, CHT Cheryl Mitchell, MOT, OTR/L, SCFES Course Level: Entry Category: Children and Youth One hour and 45 minutes This evidence based presentation will address the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of children with neonatal brachial plexus palsies from the NICU/newborn period through the teenage years. 106 – Friday 8:00 am – 9:45 am “Shelf Ready” Materials for Behavioral (Mental) Health Practice Kathlyn L Reed, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, MLIS Sandra Whisner, PhD, OTR Course Level: Intermediate Category: Mental Health One hour and 45 minutes Presentation focuses on assessment and intervention materials developed by occupational therapy personnel that are “shelf ready” for practitioners to use in planning and implementing
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occupational therapy programs in behavioral or mental health practice. 107 – Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Interventions to Help Persons with Brain Injury Self-Monitor Behavior Christopher Gillis, OTR Mariateresa Gomez-Lansidel, OTR Course Level: Intermediate Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation Two hours The purpose of this seminar is to educate participants about evidencebased recommendations for building neurocognitive awareness in brain injured patients and some possible ways to integrate these recommendations into practice. 108 – Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mindfulness in Occupational Therapy: Best Practice Using Crafts Suzanne M Peloquin, OTR, PhD, FAOTA Cynthia L Evetts, PhD, OTR Course Level: Entry/Intermediate/ Advanced Category: Health & Wellness Two hours Deep understanding, logical activity analysis, and imaginative synthesis have characterized best-practice occupational therapy since its inception. An application of guidelines for using crafts mindfully follows discussion of the best-practice functions that vitalize and empower practice. 109 - Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Evidence Based Practice on Reflex Integration Intervention Programs Kathlyn L Reed, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, MLIS Course Level: Intermediate Category: Children & Youth Two hours Presentation examines the evidence for the effectiveness of claims made for five current intervention programs designed to integrate primitive reflexes with the goal or outcome of improving learning and memory in children
NOTE: Longer sessions will overlap other sessions. Please note session times! 110 - Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Managing Rehabilitation Patients with Co-Occurring Psychiatric Diagnoses Sally Harris, COTA Ricardo Leal, OTR Course Level: Entry Category: Mental Health Two hours This interactive session will examine diagnostic criteria for common psychiatric diagnoses that present in rehab setting and how corresponding behaviors can impair therapy. Skills presented will be applicable in any practice area. 111 - Friday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Developing an Individualized Dementia Program Diane Dismukes, OTR Course Level: Entry, Intermediate Category: Productive Aging Four hours This session will increase the participant’s understanding a common framework for the IDT to use in a dementia program and to understand the theories of retrogenesis and individualized abilities at each dementia stage. 112 - Friday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Special Edition: Dance Exercise for Persons with Disabilities Randi Saltzman Farrell, OTR, MOT Kenyatta Kelly, CPT, Fitness Studio Owner Course Level: Entry Category: Health & Wellness Two hours Special Edition: Dance Exercise for Persons with Disabilities incorporates eclectic music, dance and movement in a social, non-competitive environment to encourage movement and exercise. There is no “right or wrong”, just music, movement, and fun! NOTE: DRESS IN LOOSE, COMFORTABLE CLOTHING 113 - Friday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Putting the Pieces of the Autism Assessment Together
Eileen R Garza, OTR, ATP-SMS, PhD Michelle Howard, PhD, LSSP Course Level: Entry Category: Professional Development Two hours This presentation will discuss an initial autism assessment model of a multidisciplinary early education team considering the Texas Education Agency eligibility. Assessment tools, analysis for determination and components of the evaluation report will be described. 114 - Friday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Legislative Update – What’s New in Austin Kathy Hutto, TOTA Legislative Advisor Mary Hennigan, OTR, MBA Course Level: Entry, Intermediate, Advanced Category: Advocacy Two hours Kathy Hutto, TOTA Legislative Advisor and Mary Hennigan, TOTA Executive Director will discuss legislative issues that pertain to OTR and OTA practice on the state level. 115 - Friday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Stress on the Body and the Brain: Implications for Occupational Therapists O Jayne Bowman, OT, MS, PhD Course Level: Intermediate Category: Health and Wellness Two hours Session will present the effect of stress on the body’s physiological systems and ways stress affects a person’s genes. Methods to contain, reduce, and/or change the effects of stress will be discussed. 116 - Friday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Implementing HHSC Fee for Service Medicaid Therapy Policies Leslie Smart, OTR, DSc Course Level: Entry, Intermediate Category: Children and Youth, Adult Outpatient Policy Two hours Overview of Texas Medicaid fee for service policy changes relevant to
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adult and children’s outpatient and home health services, including current theory and evidence supporting the policy and prior authorization process for evaluations and re-evaluations. 117 - Friday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Update on AOTA and TOTA Policies and Activities Mary F Baxter, PhD, OT, FAOTA Judy Skarbek, MA, OTR Timothy Reistetter, PhD, OTR, FAOTA Course Level: Entry Category: Professional Development Two hours This will be a presentation and discussion of the current activities and the issues facing TOTA and AOTA. Opportunities to ask questions and provide input will be provided.
SATURDAY, NOV 5 201 - Saturday 8:00 am – 9:45 am Embedding Handwriting Awareness and Practice Across the Curriculum Beverly H Moskowitz, DOT, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA Course Level: Entry, Intermediate Category: Children & Youth One hour and 45 minutes Using the Size Matters Handwriting Program’s proven concepts, strategies and materials, learn how to embed handwriting sensibility across the curriculum, build teacher follow through and promote student carryover all day, every day in every subject. 202 - Saturday 8:00 am – 9:45 am Evaluating the Acute Stroke Patient Judy Skarbek, OTR, MSRS Course Level: Entry Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation One hour and 45 minutes Course offers evaluation procedures for students and new clinicians to develop skills in evaluating acute stroke patients. The course will review functional evaluations, using both standardized and observationally based assessments; discuss goals and make recommendations. Revista OT
NOTE: Longer sessions will overlap other sessions. Please note session times! 203 - Saturday 8:00 am – 9:45 am The New Role of Occupational Therapy in HIV Amber Armstead, OTR/L, MOT Course Level: Entry Category: Health & Wellness, Education, Research, Rehabilitation Disability & Participation One hour and 45 minutes This presentation offers occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and students an opportunity to understand how our profession can positively impact the lives of individuals affected by HIV. 204 - Saturday 8:00 am – 9:45 am “I Don’t’ Wanna”: Understanding Volition in Pediatric Populations Cynthia Tiongco, OTR, MOT Megan Turner, MOTS Hannah Lytle, MOTS Shelby Rayshell, MOTS Clayton Duke, MOTS Jessica Free, MOTS Chrissy Mathew, MOTS Andrea Gonzalez, MOTS Jesley Joseph, MOTS Course Level: Entry Category: Children & Youth One hour and 45 minutes This continuing education course is an overview of volition in the pediatric population. It will address volitional assessments, current volitional trends across age and gender, and intervention ideas that incorporate volition. 205 - Saturday 8:00 am – 9:45 am Facilitating Fieldwork Success: Action Plans, Faculty Supports and Targeting Student and Site Challenges Shannon Levandowski, OTR, OTD, BCP, SCSS Alicia F Lohmann, MOT, OTR, CBIS, ATP Course Level: Intermediate Category: Education One hour and 45 minutes When challenges arise during fieldwork education, it can be difficult to target skills and facilitate success. This session will discuss targeting challenging skills, developing action plans and steering the student back on track during fieldwork.
206 - Saturday 8:00 am – 9:45 am Statistics in Everyday Occupational Therapy Practice Catherine Candler, OTR, PhD, BCP Course Level: Entry/Intermediate Category: Professional Skills One hour and 45 minutes A review of statistical terms using a conceptual rather than mathematic approach. Application of the terms and their meaning in relationship to interpretation of assessment tools and outcome measures and determination of progress. 207 - Saturday 8:00 am – 9:45 am TOTA Board Orientation One hour and 45 minutes Current and future district board leaders are invited to meet with members of the state board and office staff. Issues to be discussed include how to conduct a district meeting, how to get district education approved, district treasurers’ responsibilities, district webinars, etc. National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Professional Development Units (PDU) will be awarded for participation. RSVP to Mary Hennigan at [email protected]
208 - Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am Art Dilly Lecture The Power of Occupational Therapy: Our Bridge to the Future of Health Care One hour This presentation will provide a snapshot of how these systems are changing right now and where health care services may be moving to in the future. The fundamental tenets of occupational therapy are a perfect fit for these new priorities, but we must continue to emphasize and demonstrate our value in order to ensure our place in the future. 209 - Saturday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Posters manned by authors. One hour Authors of posters will be in attendance from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. 210 - Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Effectiveness of Fine Motor Intervention Programs in Schools Kathlyn L Reed, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, MLIS
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Course Level: Intermediate Category: Children & Youth Two hours Presentation examines the evidence for the effectiveness of claims made for five current intervention programs designed to integrate primitive reflexes with the goal or outcome of improving learning and memory in children. 211 - Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm What to do with the Chronic Stroke Patient Judith Joseph, OTR, MA Course Level: Intermediate Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation Two hours Facilitate a dialogue among occupational therapy practitioners regarding the evaluation and intervention process in treating the chronic stroke patient. Chronic stroke will be defined as more than two years post insult. 212 - Saturday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sexuality and the Oncology Patient Asfia Mohammed, OTR, MOT Course Level: Advanced Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation Four hours Cancer has been shown to affect patient sexuality however it is a commonly overlooked part of a patient’s life. Workshop strives to educate practitioners on providing therapeutic intervention related to sexuality and the oncology patient. 213 - Saturday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sensory in Sensational Children: Evaluation, Treatment & More Betty Vattakunnel, OTR/L, Mdiv, CAS Course Level: Entry Category: Children and Youth Four hours Participate in a dynamic, interactive, and hands-on learning session on Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)! Gain information, ways to evaluate and analyze SPD, execute effective treatment, and provide home programs to maximize results.
NOTE: Longer sessions will overlap other sessions. Please note session times! 214 - Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Presentation Preparation and Delivery in the Digital Age Eileen R Garza, OTR, ATP-SMS, PhD Course Level: Intermediate Category: Education, Professional Development Two hours Preparing and delivering a presentation in a virtual environment calls for special considerations. This session will guide participants through the key points of developing a presentation and discuss strategies that engage learners across various digital platforms. NOTE: PLEASE BRING YOUR LAPTOP COMPUTER TO DEVELOP A TEMPLATE FOR USE. 215 - Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Research Forum A) Online Support for Pre/Post Natal Mothers: OT’s Role Kara Michael, OTR Course Level: Entry Category: Community Health 20 minutes This presentation intends to expand OT’s role into community health promotion, specifically supporting pregnant and postnatal mothers and their children. Also explored is the role of different social-media platforms in providing information to this population. B) Sensory Responsiveness in Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Claudia Hilton, OTR, PhD, MBA, FAOTA Diane M Collins, OT, PhD Course Level: Entry Category: Children and Youth, Research 20 minutes This study examined the patterns of sensory responsiveness in unaffected siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders and associations between sensory responsiveness and social severity. Findings and implications are discussed. C) Yoga Intervention Using Neuroplasticity Principles with CNS Impairments
Karen Aranha, PhD, OT Kristen Dennison, OTS Alyssa Farrow, OTS Ellen Green, OTS Sarah Jones, OTS Course Level: Entry, Intermediate Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation 20 minutes This case-series study examines the benefits of using yoga as an intervention for individuals with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Improvements were seen in patient satisfaction and retention, strength, flexibility, and posture control. D) #46 Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction for Texas Occupational Therapists Mary Hennigan, MBA, OTR Vicki Mason, MS Course Level: Entry, Intermediate, Advanced Category: Job Satisfaction 20 minutes Healthcare recruitment has historically focused on offering competitive compensation packages. Value-based recruitment emphasizes less tangible satisfiers. Attendees at the 2015 Texas Occupational Therapy Association conference ranked traditional satisfiers against value-based satisfiers with interesting results. 216 - Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm TBOTE Rules, Regulations and Resources Lea Weiss, OT Board Coordinator Stephanie Johnston, MA, OTR, TBOTE Presiding Officer Course Level: Entry, Intermediate Two hours This presentation will concern information regarding the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners and will address topics including applying for and renewing a license, continuing education, and other information regarding rules, regulations, and recent updates. 217 - Saturday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm School-Based Telehealth: Bringing Services to Any Child, Anywhere Elizabeth Haas, MS, OTR/L
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Course Level: Entry Category: Children and Youth Two hours Schoolchildren are reaping telehelath’s benefits. See activities and techniques traditional to onsite OT be brought to children via technology. Hear about research showing telehealth as an innovative and emerging practice area that has far-reaching potential. 218 - Saturday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Student Forum Two hours Dr. Kelly Erickson, PhD, OTR/L, will speak on the NBCOT Exam during the Student Forum. 219 - Saturday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Addressing Fieldwork Challenges from Support to Ethical Dilemmas Rocio Alvarenga, MOT, OTR Laurie Stelter, OTR, MA Karen Ratcliff, OTR, MS Shannon Levandowski, OTR, OTD, BCP, SCSS Jack Ruelas, MA, OTR Kari Williams, OTR, MS Course Level: Entry Category: Education Two hours Fieldwork Educators will learn how to have a collaborative relationship with fieldwork coordinators to promote fieldwork student success. Educators will evaluate challenges that impact fieldwork education and how to promote student readiness and professional behaviors. 220 - Saturday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Research Forum A) Comparing Efficacy of Assessments for Diabetes Self-Management Sarasvati, Guzman, OTS Caitlin Johnstone, OTS Karen Aranha, PhD, OT Rod Welsh, PhD, OTR, PT Lynne Hughes, PT, PhD, OCS, MTC Course Level: Entry Category: Health and Wellness 20 minutes The purpose of this presentation is to compare and contrast the utility of Cognitive Mapping with the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure Revista OT
NOTE: Longer sessions will overlap other sessions. Please note session times! (COPM) for developing client-centered goals and interventions to promote self-management of diabetes. B) The MET-Home: Assessing the Impact of Real-Life Cognitive Impairment in the Home Suzanne Perea Burns, MOT, OTR/L, PhD candidate Course Level: Intermediate Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation 20 minutes This initial psychometric study provides preliminary support for the use of the MET-Home to identify the impact of executive dysfunction in the home environment for adults with mild and moderate stroke. C) Outcome Preferences among Individuals with Stroke and Their Caregivers Timothy Reistetter, OTR, PhD, FAOTA Catherine Hay, MOT, OTR Shilpa Krishman, PT, PhD Monique Pappadis, PhD Abida Hasan, MS Susan Weller, PhD Course Level: Entry Category: Research 20 minutes The objective of this study was to understand and develop a method for assessing patient and caregiver outcome preferences from stroke rehabilitation. D) Development of Rehabilitation Service Areas for Texas Timothy Reistetter, OTR, PhD, FAOTA Karl Eschbach, PhD Daniel Jupiter, PhD John Prochaska, DrPH, MPH Amol Karmarkar, PhD, MPH Kenneth Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR Course Level: Intermediate Category: Research, TBOTE Information 20 minutes To develop a method to define rehabilitation service areas to investigate geographic variation in use, processes, and outcomes in postacute care for Texas
221 - Saturday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Understanding How Cultural Arts and Entertainment Venues Can Serve Children with Special Needs Tina Fletcher, OTR, EdD, MFA Jessica Lawrence, MOTS Jennifer Parrish, MOTS, LCSW Michelle Sherman, MOTS Course Level: Entry Category: Children and Youth, Community Participation Two hours This research shows how cultural venues serve visitors with special needs; what they know, how confidant they are in themselves and their programs, and what they want from occupational therapists. 222 - Saturday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm New Occupational Therapy Evaluation Codes and the Code Change Process Katie Jordan, OTD, OTR/L Course Level: Intermediate Category: Other Two hours Learn the details of the new occupational therapy evaluation codes effective January 1, 2017 and how to appropriately select the complexity level to reflect the scope of evaluation performed using clinical examples.
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(NOTE: $40.00 additional fee for this session.) Interdisciplinary Foundations of the Subject-Centered, Integrative Learning Model for Occupational Therapy (SCIL-OT) Barbara Hooper, PhD, OTR, FAOTA Two hours and 15 minutes Dr. Hooper will discuss the interdisciplinary foundations of the Subject-Centered, Integrative Learning Model for Occupational Therapy (SCIL-OT) and the stages of theory building research conducted thus far on the model.
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302 – Sunday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Capitalizing on TOTA Membership: Holding a Virtual Meeting Eileen R Garza, OTR, ATP-SMS, PhD Course Level: Entry Category: Professional Development Two hours TOTA has moved into the digital age incorporating a virtual meeting into its professional development strategy. Learn how you can set up your facility to capitalize on the opportunities available around the state. 303 – Sunday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Administration of Low Vision Independence Measure (LVIM) Theresa Smith, OTR, PhD, CLVT Regina Budet, OTR Kelly Bess, OTR Course Level: Intermediate Category: Productive Aging Two hours In this presentation, attendees will learn how to administer, score and calculate Gcodes for the Low Vision Independence Measure (LVIM). 304 – Sunday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Advancements in Upper Limb Prosthetic Technology Bambi Lombardi, OTR/L Patrick McGahey, LCPO Course Level: Entry Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation, Work & Industry, Upper Limb Prosthetic Rehabilitation Two hours Course offers evaluation procedures for students and new clinicians to develop skills in evaluating acute stroke patients. The course will review functional evaluations, using both standardized and observationally based assessments; discuss goals and make recommendations. 305 – Sunday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Occupation-Based Intervention in Long-Term Care: EVBP Findings Gayle Hersch, PhD, OTR Pei-Fen Chang, PhD, OTR Harriett Davidson, MA, OTR Anlee Birch-Evans, PhD, RN Amy Amspoker, PhD Course Level: Entry Category: Research Revista OT
NOTE: Longer sessions will overlap other sessions. Please note session times! Two hours This session describes significant QOL findings and rich qualitative interview data from a research funded study examining adaptation to relocation into long-term care facilities that provided a small group, occupation-based intervention to 21 residents.
Course Level: Entry Category: Productive Aging One hour and 45 minutes A toolkit was devised from literature review on interventions of adapting the environment with low vision older adults,. Presentation will review 17 items and reveal the results of what a surveyed group of OTs perceived.
306 – Sunday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Health Literacy in Occupational Therapy F Kay Brown, PhD, OTR, CHT Course Level: Entry Category: Health and Wellness, Education Two hours This seminar will introduce the concept of health literacy. It will review the definition of health literacy and describe how low health literacy impacts the outcomes of occupational therapy.
310 – Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sleep Rehabilitation: A Guide ofr Occupational Therapy Abel Villarreal, OTR Raul Rosales, OTR Candice Garcia, COTA
307 – Sunday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Effective Practice as an OT in Acute Care Kira Beal, OTR, OTD, CLT, CPAM Tish Williams, OTR Course Level: Entry Category: Rehabilitation Disability and Participation Two hours This seminar will provide valuable information to encourage occupational therapists to think beyond getting a patient out of bed in an acute care setting to regaining an overall sense of life. 308 – Sunday 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Integrating the OTPF 3rd Edition into Clinical Reasoning Ricky Joseph, OTR, M-HRM, PhD Course Level: Intermediate Category: OT Practice One hour and 45 minutes The OT practitioner will use of the OTPF 3rd Edition as an investigative tool to identify facilitators and barriers to occupational functioning and will be able to quickly identify strategies to enhance occupational functioning. 309 – Sunday 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Toolkit for Low Vision: Adapting the Environment Kim Broussard, OTD, OTR Diane Brown, PhD, OTR
Course Level: Intermediate Category: Health and Wellness Three hours and 45 minutes Sleep is an ADL and considered an “occupation”. Presentation will focus in on how OT can be an integral part of the rehabilitation team for a healthy lifestyle and illness and injury recovery. 311 – Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm An Interdisciplinary Approach to Dysphagia, Posture and Positioning Diane Dismukes, OTR Jeanne Copeland, MS, CCC-SLP Alyssa Thrush, DPT, GCS, CEEAA Course Level: Entry, Intermediate Category: Productive Aging Three hours and 45 minutes A review of an interdisciplinary dysphagia approach for OT’s, PT’s and SLP’s in the management of breathing and positioning in the treatment of dysphagia for the medically complex adult population. 312 – Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm OT in Pediatric Wraparound: Community Mental Health Opportunities Claudette Fette, PhD, OTR, CRC Leslie Werner, COTA, MOTS Course Level: Intermediate Category: Mental Health, Children & Youth Three hours and 45 minutes The purpose of this presentation is to introduce occupational therapists to an opportunity to work with children/ youth in community mental health in Texas within Wraparound. We will review Wraparound model, Texas YES Waiver and practice!
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313 – Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Best Practices for Developing Effective OT/Teacher Partnerships LIMIT 75 Susan Jahn, MS, OTR/L Kathleen Wright, BA Course Level: Entry Category: Children and Youth Three hours and 45 minutes Research shows a link between handwriting and literacy however many teachers believe they lack training. This hands-on session will explore this OT/Teacher partnership while sharing many, classroom-ready strategies to decrease unnecessary referrals. 314 – Sunday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm The Art of Observation: Using Visual Thinking Strategies Gayle Tabotabo, OTS Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, PhD, OTR Angie Zurovec, OTS Ana Allegretti, PhD, ATP, OTR Course Level: Entry Category: Practice Skills, Professional Development Two hours The purpose of this presentation is to engage participants in Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), an analytical observation approach to visual art, in order to enhance observation skills that will immediately translate to the practice setting. 315 – Sunday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Fitness to Drive for Acquired Brain Injury Keith McWilliams, OTR/L, OTD, CBIS, DRS Amanda Hoelscher, OTR/L, MOT Jaimee Perea, OTR/L, MS Course Level: Entry Category: Rehabilitation Disability & Participation, Driver Rehabilitation Two hours Driving is a key component of modern life and an important goal in rehabilitation. This short course examines how to properly assess fitness to drive for clients with acquired brain injury.