EARLY AFTERNOON SESSIONS
A. Carolyn Dorfman & Kim Davis present: Assembly & Use of the Executive Function Performance Test (EFPT)
The EFPT was created by Carolyn Baum and is available free on-line. There is evidence to support its validity and reliability. We will teach participants how to construct and use this assessment in the clinic and in the home.
B. Karen Hefler presents: School Based Strategies: Supporting Sensory Motor, Fine Motor, Visual Perceptual, and Visual Motor Integration Skills in the Classroom
This session will discuss Common Core Standards and how they apply to Occupational Therapy and provide strategies to integrate services that address sensory motor, fine motor and visual perceptual motor skills across school settings
*Students Only C. Katey Howland, Cori Allen and Katy Trow led round-table: Getting Involved and Occupation Based Practice in Fieldwork
This round-table will discuss the benefits and importance of participating in state associations, AOTA, and advocacy for our profession on a legislative level. The round-table discussion will provide attendees with ideas and strategies to help translate classroom learning into the clinic.
LATE AFTERNOON SESSIONS
D. Anna Brown, Kira Personette & Kate Loukas present: Increasing Participation through Sensory Self-Regulation
Participants will gain knowledge around relevant sensory equipment for sensory regulation spaces in an educational setting, project implementation strategies, methods to measure regulation, promotion of cultural shifts within an agency and data collection.
E. Anna Guest presents: Empowering Older Adults through Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs
This short course will highlight the impact of older adult falls in the State of Maine, and give an overview of community-based evidence-based programs currently available.
F. Barbara Williams presents: NBCOT Navigator: The Next Era in Continuing Competency
This presentation is a prime opportunity to learn about the NBCOT Navigator® evidence based continuing competency assessment tools which can be used by OTR® and COTA® certificants to verify practice strengths and gauge continuing competency needs across all areas of practice.