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Friday, October 12
 

7:30am

7:30am

Registration
Friday October 12, 2018 7:30am - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:30am

Change: Are we the river or the rock?
Change is constant and inevitable. We can resist change but we can hardly ever prevent it. However, as we face changes in our professional lives we can make decisions about whether we are proactive and anticipate change or only reactive. We can choose the meaning we wish to attach to change and our emotional reaction. In this keynote address, Dr. Braveman will challenge us to see change as an ally rather than an enemy and to be the river, rather than the rock.

Speakers
avatar for Brent Braveman,  OT, PhD, FAOTA

Brent Braveman, OT, PhD, FAOTA

Director, Department of Rehabilitation Services at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. Brent Braveman has practiced as an occupational therapy clinician, educator, researcher and manager since entering the profession in 1984. He currently is the Director of the Department of Rehabilitation Services at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Arapahoe/Douglas
  • Contact Hour 1.0

9:30am

9:45am

A collaborative model for addressing visual deficits after neurologic injury
Binocular vision deficits are common after brain injury and stroke, and can have devastating effects for our clients. In this presentation, we will discuss a collaborative model for treatment that involves both neuro-optometrist and occupational therapist. Through hands-on activities we will focus on intervention methods to strengthen the binocular visual system and help our clients get back to important life activities such as reading, work, and driving.

Speakers
avatar for Terri Cassidy, OTD, OTR/L

Terri Cassidy, OTD, OTR/L

Program Director, Health Promotion Partners, LLC
Terri Cassidy, OTD, OTR/L, CDRS is an occupational therapist and certified driver rehabilitation specialist. Clinically she has focused on vision rehabilitation for individuals with neurological deficits and driver rehabilitation for clients of all ages. She completed her graduate... Read More →
avatar for Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson

Optometrist, Pine Creek Vision Clinic
Dr. Tom Wilson has been an optometrist in Colorado Springs for the past 30 years. He is the owner of Pine Creek Vision Clinic where he specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of visual problems caused from stroke and head injuries. He is on staff at Penrose Hospital where he works... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Jefferson
  • Contact Hour 1.0

9:45am

Making Meaningful Connections: Using Telehealth to Enhance Family's Capacity in Early Intervention
Telehealth is recognized as an effective and viable service delivery model for occupational therapy practitioners.  Occupational therapy offers a unique perspective and contribution to an early intervention team.   The purpose of this interactive session is to illustrate the intervention strategies used in telehealth to encourage occupation based coaching to promote development of family capacity in early intervention.  Participants are encouraged to bring their computer or tablet to participate in practice telehealth sessions.



Speakers
BC

Becki Cohill

Assistant Professor, University of St. Augustine-San Marcos


Friday October 12, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Evergreen/Golden
  • Contact Hour 1.0

9:45am

Terribly Terrific Therapy Tools
Terribly Terrific Therapy Tools--A chance to learn about, create, and share ideas regarding inexpensive, clever, and creative therapy tools to use in your practice, whether it is with pediatrics or geriatrics.  This will incorporate both fine motor tools and sensory tools.  

Speakers
avatar for Janell Lawlis

Janell Lawlis

COTA, Sava Senior Care
avatar for Marian Nielson

Marian Nielson

COTA/L, Bayada Home Health Care
Talk to me about gymnastics, punk rock, Tom Petty, occupational therapy, Bullmastiffs, snow skiing, Andy Warhol, and any job opportunities you might have for me haha. Or talk to me about whatever you want to talk about! I love meeting people and talking and listening. :)


Friday October 12, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Boulder/Parker

10:45am

11:00am

How Many Practitioners Does It Take... To Create Your Own Networking and Learning Opportunities
Do you wish continuing education opportunities promoted the practical use of quality content, were of interest to you and matched your professional development plan, and were cost effective? Frameworks to create and implement clinician-led study groups, built upon topics of the cohort’s choosing and shared teaching-learning abilities, will be proposed. Participate in this hands on workshop to learn how to design, apply and sustain study groups that rely on a shared leader method.

Speakers
avatar for Janice Hinds, OTR/L

Janice Hinds, OTR/L

MS, OTR/L, BCMH, CO Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan
Janice Hinds’ leadership experience is relevant to both of the workshops she has been selected to (co)present at this year’s OTAC Conference.  She is an active volunteer leader in the state and national associations, including being a past president of OTAC and a long-term member... Read More →
avatar for Kylie Sleeth

Kylie Sleeth

Occupational Therapist, Thrive! Therapy


Friday October 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Boulder/Parker

11:00am

Occupational Therapy Abroad
Have you ever wanted to provide occupational therapy services abroad, but don't quite know where to start? Do you worry that international opportunities end after academia? Two occupational therapy practitioners will share the impact that their "OT abroad" experiences have had on their career, the importance of cultural sensitivity, how providing therapy services internationally compares with serving in the United States, and how you too can get involved if you wish to pursue this path!

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Pluta, OT

Carolyn Pluta, OT

Director of Rehabilitation, Ensign Company
Carolyn Pluta is a bilingual occupational therapist and director of rehabilitation at Arvada Care and Rehabilitation. Her passions in occupational therapy include dementia care, spinal cord injury, positioning techniques, contracture management/prevention, and (her favorite) client... Read More →
avatar for Patty Fantauzzo, OTA

Patty Fantauzzo, OTA

Julia Temple Healthcare


Friday October 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Evergreen/Golden

11:00am

Pain, Shame and the Brain - Update on Current Pain Science and Occupational Therapy Interventions for Pain Rehabilitation
25% of Americans suffer with persistent pain impacting all areas of daily life including work, relationships, self-care, sleep, and life enjoyment. In this session occupational therapist Linda Crawford will provide an update from her 2014 OTAC presentation and 2018 AOTA Institute: Pain Rehabilitation—An Emerging Specialty for Occupational Therapists, on current research advancements in pain science and the biopsychosocial (BPS) model of pain and implications for occupational therapy practice.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Crawford

Linda Crawford

OTR/L, CDWF, Brave Chronic Pain Therapy
Linda Crawford, OTR/L, is a former chronic pain sufferer, pain educator, and certified facilitator of Brené Brown’s Daring Way™ shame resilience curriculum. Linda owns a clinic-less private practice, Brave Pain Therapy, to help people restore their bodies, rebuild their lives... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Jefferson
  • Contact Hour 1.0

12:15pm

Lunch
Friday October 12, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Arapahoe/Douglas

1:30pm

Lymphedema and Complete Decongestive Therapy
This presentation will increase the attendees understanding of the lymphatic system's anatomy, how a healthy lymphatic system works, causes of lymphatic disease and dysfunction, and explore complete decongestive therapy as well as various compression options and resources.

Speakers
KB

Kelly Benson

Kelly Benson, OTR/L, CLT, Genesis Rehab Services
Kelly Benson is a Certified Lymphatic Therapist working for Genesis Rehabilitation services.  She was certified by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies in 2015 and practices in skilled nursing facilities across the Denver area.  She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Boulder/Parker

1:30pm

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for ADL
This presentation will explore motor and sensory input using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to influence ADL function with case examples. Background research and theory on use of NMES will be discussed. This presentation aims to provide practical take home applications for using NMES with ADL for all level of clinician.  

Speakers
avatar for Deepa Dierickx

Deepa Dierickx

Outpatient Therapy Assistant Manager, Craig Hospital
Deepa has over 15 years of experience as an occupational therapist. As an integral team member at Craig Hospital, she has developed extensive skills and knowledge in treating patients with spinal cord and brain injuries during various stages of rehabilitation. Her career has spanned... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Evergreen/Golden
  • Contact Hour 1.0

1:30pm

OTs Important Role in the Prevention of Sexual Abuse
People with disabilities are 4-7 times more likely to be victims of sexual abuse.  Those with more significant physical, cognitive, and/or communication impairments are at greatest risk.  OTs can play a unique and extremely important role in life-long risk reduction for the students/clients we serve; whether in schools, group-homes, in-home settings, etc. through our focus on facilitating independence, training support staff, facilitating self-awareness and self-advocacy, and other strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Lintz, OT

Mary Lintz, OT

Brighton School District/University of Northern Colorado
A Colorado native, Mary received her Master’s in OT from Pacific University’s school of OT in Oregon and has since worked in clinic, home health, hospital, and school settings.  A frequency of news reports of sexual abuse of people with disabilities of all ages and in all settings... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Jefferson

2:30pm

3:00pm

Driving and Community Mobility for the Adult: Occupational Therapy and Interprofessional Collaboration
Safe engagement in driving and community mobility is essential for supporting independence.  Occupational therapy has a central role in addressing this. Understanding and implementing changes based on how occupational therapy and other professionals’ assessments and treatments impact community mobility can result in improved communication and rehabilitation outcomes. Analyze your practice and design opportunities for assessment, intervention and collaboration with the interprofessional team.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Bowman, M.A., CCC-SLP

Jordan Bowman, M.A., CCC-SLP

Regional Clinical Director, Genesis Rehab Services
Jordan J Bowman, M.A., CCC-SLP is a Regional Clinical Director for GRS, Vice President for the Division of Professional Affairs for the Illinois Speech and Hearing Association, and the Illinois representative for ASHA’s State Advocate’s for Medicare Policy (StAMP).
avatar for Dawn Bookshar PT, DPT

Dawn Bookshar PT, DPT

Regional Clinical Director, Genesis Rehab Services
Dawn Bookshar PT, DPT is a Regional Clinical Director for Genesis Rehab Services. She is a Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist. She is currently the Secretary of the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, and is also actively involved with the OH conference committee and OH... Read More →
avatar for Ravi Hunjan, OTR/L

Ravi Hunjan, OTR/L

Regional Clinical Director, Genesis Rehab
OTA / S


Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Evergreen/Golden

3:00pm

Roadmap to Leadership: Skills for Leadership Sustainability
Leadership is a complex topic that requires self-reflection and ongoing skill acquisition, enhancement, and adaptation. This intermediate-level interactive workshop is geared toward practitioners and students who have served in leadership roles and wish to expand their understanding and application of leadership skills, specifically toward servant-leader roles with the state and national professional associations, culminating in the development of a personalized leadership progression plan.

Speakers
avatar for Janice Hinds, OTR/L

Janice Hinds, OTR/L

MS, OTR/L, BCMH, CO Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan
Janice Hinds’ leadership experience is relevant to both of the workshops she has been selected to (co)present at this year’s OTAC Conference.  She is an active volunteer leader in the state and national associations, including being a past president of OTAC and a long-term member... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Boulder/Parker

3:00pm

Role of the Occupational Therapy Professional in Postural Assessment for Wheelchair Seating and Mobility
For individuals with significant mobility impairment, the OT professional plays an important role in the wheelchair evaluation, prescription, and delivery process. Using the RESNA Wheelchair Service Provision Guide as a framework, this session will review the seating and mobility evaluation process, focusing on the postural evaluation. After this course, participants will have immediately applicable strategies for identifying postural impairment and its impact on client occupational performance.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Regier

Angela Regier

Regional Clinical Education Manager, Permobil
Angela Regier, OTD, OTR/L, ATP/SMS received her doctorate of occupational therapy from Creighton University in 2007 and is a RESNA-certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) and Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS). She has focused her career on neuro-rehabilitation, both... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Jefferson

5:00pm

Mix and Mingle
Friday October 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Colorado Room
 
Saturday, October 13
 

7:00am

7:00am

Registration
Saturday October 13, 2018 7:00am - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

Marjorie Ball Lecture
Saturday October 13, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
Arapahoe/Douglas

8:45am

9:00am

Sensory Rooms in School Based Practice
Use of Sensory Rooms in public schools has recently been promoted by districts as a way to meet sensory requirements of students. This session will explore our experience to meet those demands. A description of the program including appropriate equipment set up, education of the school staff, evaluation and referral process, forms to document the use of the room and available data. Finally, an open discussion will be facilitated to determine other district experiences with similar programs.

Speakers
HB

Hayley Bermudez, COTA/L

Mapleton Public Schools, Occupational Therapy Assistant
MV

Michelle Valdez, COTA/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant, Mapleton Public Schools
avatar for Pamela DiPasquale-Lehnerz, MS, OTR/L

Pamela DiPasquale-Lehnerz, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist, Mapleton Public Schools
She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with bachelors in OT in 1978 and then obtained a Masters in Occupational Therapy in Clinical Research from Colorado State University in 1986. For the past 15 years she has been working in the public schools providing occupational therapy... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Boulder/Parker
  • Contact Hour 1.0

9:00am

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Delirium Prevention & Management in Critical Care
Delirium is pervasive within critical care and acute care settings, with research suggesting the incidence of delirium can be as high as 60-80% of ventilated patients. The purpose of this presentation is to educate occupational therapy (OT) practitioners on the profound impact delirium has on patient function, psychological well-being, and long term functional outcomes, while illustrating the unique value OT has in delirium prevention and management.  

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Morrow

Meghan Morrow

OTR/L, UCHealth
Meghan Morrow is a Senior Occupational Therapist currently in her 13th year of practice. She started her career working at RIC specializing in stroke rehabilitation and coordinating various research projects in RIC’s Robotic Lab. Meghan joined University of Colorado Hospital in... Read More →
avatar for Lyndsay Laxton, OT

Lyndsay Laxton, OT

OTR/L, University of Colorado Hospital
Lyndsay Laxton is a Senior Occupational Therapist currently in her 5th year at University of Colorado Hospital. Her clinical experience at UCH spans multiple units, including Neurosciences, Medical ICU, and Surgical-Trauma ICU. Her clinical and research interests include ICU rehabilitation... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Jefferson
  • Contact Hour 1.0

9:00am

What tools are in your toolbox?
This presentation will focus on many tools available to us as occupational therapy practitioners and students. Participants will come away with new knowledge of community resources, simple modifications to current tools used and common objects, and ways to actually get the tools and equipment needed for their patients. There are many organizations that exist to assist our clients which are unfamiliar to most of us.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Junker

Jenny Junker

Owner, Occupational Therapist, Thrive! Therapy
Jenny Junker received her OTD from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2012. Since then, she has worked in SNF and outpatient settings focusing on treating older adults. She recently started her own business with a colleague providing mobile outpatient therapy to primarily... Read More →
avatar for Kylie Sleeth

Kylie Sleeth

Occupational Therapist, Thrive! Therapy


Saturday October 13, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Evergreen/Golden
  • Contact Hour 1.0

10:00am

10:15am

Currently Trending in Healthcare: The Significance of Quality and Leading Quality
The American Occupational Therapy Association Guide Posts for Vision 2025 mention that occupational therapy practitioners must be leaders in influencing and changing complex systems and work to ensure services are accessible, collaborative, and effective (AOTA, 2017). However, challenges exist for quality of healthcare in the United States (U.S.).  This presentation considers the background for quality in healthcare and provides resources for quality improvement in OT practice.  

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Shirley A. Blanchard, PhD, ABDA, FAOTA, FHDR

Dr. Shirley A. Blanchard, PhD, ABDA, FAOTA, FHDR

Professor, Creighton University
Creighton University Professor of Occupational Therapy in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and Fellow of Health Disparity Research.  Her research interests include quality of life following stroke and traumatic... Read More →
avatar for Angela Lampe

Angela Lampe

Assistant Professor, Creighton University
Angela Lampe, OTD, OTR/L is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Creighton University.  She shares her expertise and research interest in leadership, health care compliance, management & administration, and quality with students in the occupational therapy entry-level and... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Evergreen/Golden
  • Contact Hour 1.0

10:15am

Have you had enough? The time is NOW to make your voice heard.
Individuals attending this seminar will learn how OTAC lobbyists work to support the inclusion of Occupational Therapy services into bills that directly impact our practice. Learn from members and students on how their involvement in the legislative committee has grown their depth and understanding of how our voice affects healthcare practice. Learn for a legislator how you can make your voice heard and have an impact on practice at the Capitol.

Speakers
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Steve Balcerovich

OTAC Lobbyist
Steve Balcerovich is a Colorado native raised on a farming and ranching operation near Kiowa, Colorado, in Elbert County where his mom taught public school for fifty-two years.  Steve earned a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  During his... Read More →
avatar for Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet

Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet

Dafna Michaelson Jenet’s career spanned over 20 years in leadership roles across the non-profit sector. In 2009, inspired to take her community problem solving skills to the next level, she embarked on a journey traveling to all 50 states during one calendar year to find and share... Read More →
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Kathy Oatis

OTAC Lobbyist
Kathy Oatis is a Colorado native with 30 years of success representing government, professional associations, and a wide variety of business interests before the legislative and executive branches of Colorado state government.  Kathy’s expertise lies in managing often controversial... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Boulder/Parker
  • Contact Hour 1.0

10:15am

OT’s Role in Based Early Intervention: Occupation Base -Coaching and Routines Based Interventions
In Early Intervention Practice an Occupational Therapy practitioner enhances a “family’s capacity to care for their child and promote his or her development and participation in natural environments where the child and family live, work and play” (AOTA, 2014).  Early Intervention services in Colorado emphasize the use of evidence based practices including Routines Based Interviews/ Intervention and Occupation Based Coaching models.  This interactive session will include activities illustrate these two approaches to early intervention services using an occupation based framework.

Speakers
BC

Becki Cohill

Assistant Professor, University of St. Augustine-San Marcos


Saturday October 13, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Jefferson
  • Contact Hour 1.0

11:15am

11:45am

Lunch and Annual Business Meeting
Saturday October 13, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Arapahoe/Douglas

1:00pm

Break
Saturday October 13, 2018 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer and Aurora Ballroom Foyer

1:15pm

Podcasting 101: Enhancing OT Professional Development and Advocacy
When people think of podcasts, they think of murder mysteries, celebrities and money management, but how can we use this medium to expand professional advocacy in OT? Learn about the growing world of podcasting to enhance your professional development, listen to conversations and topics that matter and explore how it influences the progression of our profession. Let's embrace the challenge of change and expand your horizons in the world of podcasting for OT advocacy!

Speakers
avatar for Nichole Kain

Nichole Kain

Founder, Home and Place Project
Founder of the Colorado-based universal design consulting firm, Home and Place Project, Nichole Kain has a deep appreciation for the power of place and importance of personal choice. Nichole has degrees in occupational therapy and gerontology, is Colorado's first AARP HomeFit workshop... Read More →
avatar for Mandy Chamberlain, MOTR/L

Mandy Chamberlain, MOTR/L

SeniorsFlourish.com
Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L has over 15 years experience working in a variety of diverse settings including home health, outpatient, SNF and inpatient. She shares therapy ideas and resources through her website, SeniorsFlourish.com and the Seniors Flourish Podcast. She has also developed a membership for OT practitioners and students to help with mentorship and streamline evidence-based therapy with resources and treatment ideas. Mandy is passionate about helping OT practitioners and students be the best they can be when working with older adults... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Jefferson
  • Contact Hour 1.0

1:15pm

Prosthetic Rehabilitation for Individuals with Partial Hand or Finger Amputations
New prosthetic designs for partial finger and partial hand amputations have been developed in the last few years.  These new options provide restoration of functional grasp that wasn't possible before. During this workshop multiple case studies will be presented demonstrating the functional outcomes of patients that were fit with these new partial hand prosthetic solutions.  Body-powered, externally powered, activity specific, and passive functional prostheses will be demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Baschuk

Chris Baschuk

CPO, LPO, FAAOP, Handspring
Chris developed an interest in how things work from an early age. This curiosity has driven him to a very interesting career that combines the real-world with a unique application of theory. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Utah, where... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Boulder/Parker
  • Contact Hour 1.0

1:15pm

Student Professional Membership: Perceptions and Engagement
Student membership in state and national associations evolves during the professional program through practitioner and faculty role-modeling and mentorship. Results of a national survey of OT/OTA student perceptions of engagement in professional associations will describe supports and challenges. Participants will brainstorm strategies to support and facilitate student involvement.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Holm, OT

Suzanne Holm, OT

OT Academic Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Regis University
Suzanne is an assistant professor and academic program coordinator at Regis University for Creighton University’s OTD program since 2015. She is co-editor of the text, OT in Acute Care, and has presented locally and nationally on acute care practice and interprofessional education... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Stutz-Tanenbaum

Patricia Stutz-Tanenbaum

Assistant Professor, Colorado State University
Patty is an assistant professor and academic fieldwork coordinator at Colorado State University Occupational Therapy Department for the last 31 years. She has presented at AOTA and OTAC Conferences, and authored articles about her passion with fieldwork education. Patty loves nature... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Evergreen/Golden
  • Contact Hour 1.0

2:15pm

Break
Saturday October 13, 2018 2:15pm - 2:25pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer and Aurora Ballroom Foyer

2:25pm

Admission To Discharge In Mental Health
This presentation will give a peak into the daily routine of a mental health OT.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Iverson, COTA/L

Jennifer Iverson, COTA/L

Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo
Jennifer is a COTA/L, she graduated from Pueblo Community College in 1997 and has been practicing in the mental health field for almost 18 years.
avatar for Jasmine Braddock, MOTR/L

Jasmine Braddock, MOTR/L

Occupational Therapist, Colorado Mental Health Institute
Jasmine received her Master of Occupational Therapy from Louisiana State University, in 2014, with studies heavily focused on mental health and community outreach. In 2017, she joined the team at the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo as CMHIP’s primary Occupational Therapist... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Boulder/Parker
  • Contact Hour 1.0

2:25pm

Creating Constructive Change: A Strengths-based Conflict Resolution Model
To enhance therapy effectiveness and job satisfaction, the purpose of this course is to:  1. Identify a mindset and various ways to transform conflict into constructive change. 2. Describe a new Strengths-based Conflict Resolution Model; provide practical conflict management strategies; and illustrate its usage with children and adults.   3. Discuss one community’s Strengths-based Restorative Justice Program.

Speakers
avatar for Clare Curtin, PhD

Clare Curtin, PhD

Dr. Clare Curtin has been an occupational therapist since 1978.  She has worked in a children’s hospital, a pediatric oncology out-patient clinic, a children’s psychiatric unit, a day treatment program, psychiatric hospitals, a nursing home, and over 30 schools. Dr. Curtin also... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Evergreen/Golden
  • Contact Hour 1.0

2:25pm

Dementia - Why We B
Interested in building or expanding Part B Occupational Therapy programming for your residents and or patients living with Dementia? Curious about the new dementia portion included in annual state surveys? This presentation will provide a brief overview of what dementia is and the many benefits Part B occupational therapy programming can provide. We will share our challenges and tools used in creating successful OT Part B programs at our facilities and  provide time for questions and answers.

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Pluta, OT

Carolyn Pluta, OT

Director of Rehabilitation, Ensign Company
Carolyn Pluta is a bilingual occupational therapist and director of rehabilitation at Arvada Care and Rehabilitation. Her passions in occupational therapy include dementia care, spinal cord injury, positioning techniques, contracture management/prevention, and (her favorite) client... Read More →
avatar for Patty Fantauzzo, OTA

Patty Fantauzzo, OTA

Julia Temple Healthcare


Saturday October 13, 2018 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Jefferson

3:25pm

Break
Saturday October 13, 2018 3:25pm - 3:35pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer and Aurora Ballroom Foyer

3:35pm

AARP HomeFit Workshop
AARP's HomeFit was created to help people stay in the homes they love by turning where they live into a "lifelong home," suitable for themselves and anyone in their household. The workshop (and provided printed materials) will offer solutions that range from simple do-it-yourself fixes to improvements that are more involved and require skilled expertise but are well worth the expense. Attend this hour-long workshop to learn about AARP HomeFit and consider becoming a volunteer presenter yourself!

Speakers
avatar for Nichole Kain

Nichole Kain

Founder, Home and Place Project
Founder of the Colorado-based universal design consulting firm, Home and Place Project, Nichole Kain has a deep appreciation for the power of place and importance of personal choice. Nichole has degrees in occupational therapy and gerontology, is Colorado's first AARP HomeFit workshop... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Jefferson
  • Contact Hour 1.0

3:35pm

How To Be a Leader and Manage a Business
This presentation will discuss the differences between leadership and management and when each is necessary, will briefly explain the differences between each generation in regard to communication style, work place habits and values and will discuss the importance of recognition and how to implement it in the workplace for employee retention.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Friedrich

Kristin Friedrich

Owner, Kristin Friedrich Therapies
Kristin Friedrich has been an occupational therapist for 21 years and has worked in pediatrics, out-patient, senior care, rehabilitation and now private practice.  She is Dementia Care Specialist Certified and is a practitioner of craniosacral and visceral mobilization.  Kristin... Read More →


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Evergreen/Golden
  • Contact Hour 1.0

3:35pm

Innovative Partnerships To Facilitate Student Learning: CSU OT Boot Camps
The CSU OT Department partnered with experienced OTs' to prepare students to apply academic coursework during level II fieldworks by providing three “Boot Camp” trainings to build student confidence and competence in specialized skills. This panel presentation will consist of the Boot Camp organizer, instructors and students who participated. We will explore each Boot Camp, present data documenting student changes in confidence and competence, and share learning/teaching experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Dunnigan

Meghan Dunnigan

OTS, COTA
avatar for Patricia Stutz-Tanenbaum

Patricia Stutz-Tanenbaum

Assistant Professor, Colorado State University
Patty is an assistant professor and academic fieldwork coordinator at Colorado State University Occupational Therapy Department for the last 31 years. She has presented at AOTA and OTAC Conferences, and authored articles about her passion with fieldwork education. Patty loves nature... Read More →
avatar for Brooke Wimer

Brooke Wimer

Occupational Therapist, Integrated Occupational Therapy Solutions, LLC


Saturday October 13, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm
Boulder/Parker
  • Contact Hour 1.0