Missouri Occupational Therapy Association Virtual Conference 2020
Enjoy this year's conference from your home or location of your choice! All you need is your computer
Purchase individual session(s), or the entire conference!*MOTA Members, check your email or the MOTA CEU page for your discount code on individual sessions. If you are wanting to addend the full conference, the price has already been adjusted to reflect one of the many benefits of being a MOTA member!
If you have any questions regarding conference, please feel free to contact us via email: [email protected] or via facebook messenger!
Monday 11/9 (6-7pm) KEYNOTE: Wendy Hildebrand
Wendy C. Hildenbrand, PhD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTAAreas of Expertise: Mental health focus on adolescents and adults, public health, school-based practice, advocacy, policy development and implementationWendy Hildenbrand is President of AOTA and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Education Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center.Hildenbrand’s practice experience includes work in mental health settings for more than a decade, school-based practice, and population and community health contexts. Her professional expertise includes leadership development, professional formation, policy development and implementation, advocacy, public health, and building bridges between policy and practice. Her most recent research examines the experience of role conflict in frontline occupational therapy professionals when implementing policies (such as productivity requirements) and working to maintain professional values (such as client-centered care). She identifies her most rewarding academic–community partnership as her 14-year commitment as co-director and faculty advisor for the Community Health Project, a community-based and interprofessional experience designed to enhance the educational and future practice experience of health professions students by immersing them in a public health or social service settings.
Monday 11/9 (7-8pm) GUEST SPEAKER: Elizabeth Rajart
Elizabeth Rajchart has been educating and speaking on disability since childhood, on a range of topics including self advocacy, mental health, accessibility, and resilience and perseverance. Elizabeth has lived with a disability since she was a child, first learning how to navigate a school system as a gifted disabled student, then using her self advocacy skills to continue her career as a photographer from her wheelchair.
Tuesday, November 10 (6-7pm) SWIM: Swimming and water instruction modification with ASK
Will present strategies and evidence related to providing adapted programming for a specific population. Evidence supporting the benefits of swimming for children with autism and the need for water safety awareness due to incidence in drowning in children with autism will be presented.
Tuesday, November 10 (7-8pm) OTTAU OT all around us (pre-recroded)**THIS SESSION IS PRE-RECORDED**
***This session is PRE-RECORDED*** But the presenter has agreed to pass along contact information if any questions arise! Dr Dottie Higgenbottom OTR/L, PhD, ZZ™ is a seasoned occupational therapy generalist, world-renowned motivational keynote speaker, and founder of the certification program ‘OT ALL AROUND US’ (OTAAU™).
Wednesday, November 11 (6-7pm) Management of Low Vision for School-Based OT
This course presents the typical eye conditions that cause low vision impairments for school-aged children and strategies to manage the impact of these impairments. Topics to be covered include low vision diagnoses, evaluation, use of optics, lighting, contrast, & distance, optimal positioning, mobility and safety.
Wednesday, November 11 (7-8pm) Behavioral Interventions for School Based Therapy
During this webinar, an ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) specialist and an occupational therapist will discuss multiple behavioral intervention strategies to use in the classroom setting. Behavioral strategies will include various forms of reinforcement, chaining, and visual supports to promote independence with life skills. The core of the presentation will be followed by two case studies and a group discussion to further the participant’s understanding of the information. Visuals created by an occupational therapist supporting these concepts will be provided upon request.
Wednesday, November 11 (6-8pm)Keeping it BIG: How OTs can help people with Parkinson’s during a global pandemic
Presented by Julia Wood, MOTA, OTR/LThe COVID pandemic has impacted people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) greatly because of cancelled community fitness classes, postponed in person therapy, and social isolation. Occupational therapists pay a crucial role in supporting community engagement, rehabilitation and quality of life in people with PD and other neurological disorders. Discover ideas of how you can use your unique knowledge, skills, technology and resources to help your clients continue to live life to its fullest, even during a pandemic. Real world examples will be provided which will include, but will not be limited to, the LSVT® programs.
Thursday, November12 (6-7pm) Exploring the Occupation of Menstural Management Among Individuals Experiencing Homelessness
This presentation describes the results of a needs assessment exploring barriers and facilitators to menstrual hygiene management and the impact of menstruation on other occupations among individuals experiencing homelessness in St. Louis, MO. Data was collected from women experiencing homelessness, men experiencing homelessness, and homeless service agency staff. The presentation will discuss the needs assessment results and beginning development of a program to address needs related to menstrual hygiene management within the homeless population. Participants will be invited to consider and discuss how menstrual hygiene management affects their own clients and practice.
Thursday, November 12 (7pm-8pm) POSTERS
Posters: Analysis of repeated dosages of group based CIMT in young Children: This poster will depict some of the trends seen in 3 children who have received multiple dosages of constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT).Posters: Exploring the Effectiveness of a Physical activity intervention in Early Head Start: Minimal research exists exploring a physical activity (PA) training module within Early Head Start. Evidence indicates that children who actively engage in daily PA have healthier development. Occupational therapy may play a role to improve child PA via coaching practices with early Head Start staff.Posters: Use of Eye Gaze Technology to Assess Visual Field Preferences: This session will involve a presentation of research and findings in the area of cortical/cerebral visual impairment (CVI), eye gaze technology, and occupational performance. Presenters will outline background information, including what is meant by CVI, the previous research in this area, and the purpose of the study. Presenters will describe occupational performance in children with CVI and the use eye gaze technology as an assessment and intervention of functional vision. Posters: Grip strength in Division II College Athletes: Comparison to the Current Normative Data: A look at the differences in grip strength between Division Two college athletes and the normative data.
Friday, November 13 (6-7pm) Interactive BITMOJI for the Virtual Occupational Therapy Practitioners
In this course, attendees will learn how to create a virtual interactive OT room. It is helpful to have Bitmoji downloaded as an app prior to the course. Attendees will be provided with a presentation on how to create a virtual treatment space and use course time to begin working on their own virtual treatment space. Attendees will need to have access to Bitmoji (app) and Google slides (have a free gmail account). The use of a virtual OT space can be helpful in these times of COVID, but can also be a wonderful supplemental tool for ongoing and discharged clients. And it is fun!
Friday, November 13 (7-8pm) OT Virtual Happy Hour!
From the comfort of your home, come network with fellow OT practitioners in a virtual lounge!
Saturday, November 14 (9am-11am) MOTA Board Meeting
Hear reports and updates from our MOTA President & board members. Find out what MOTA is doing for you and your membership!
Saturday, November 14 (11am-1pm) MOTA Legislative update
Learn about the legislation and regulatory updates from the past year in Missouri and nationally. Come see what's on our legislative agenda for the upcoming year including licensure compact, Hill Day, and much more! Opportunities for questions and answers at the end of the session.
Saturday, November 14 (1-3pm) Functional Cognition: Assessment, Intervention, and Clinical Practice
This presentation will cover the topic of functional cognition and occupational therapy’s role with addressing it in adult rehabilitation. The presentation focuses on defining functional cognition, performance-based assessments, functional interventions, and application for clinical practice. Additionally, we will discuss current trends among occupational therapy practitioners with functional cognition in clinical care and outline potential barriers in our profession with addressing this topic. We will provide education on the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration and communication with cognition, and how we can advocate for our role with functional cognition. Participants in this presentation will have the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion, ask questions, and practice translating newly learned knowledge into practical takeaways for clinical care.
Full conference (OT/OTA MOTA member)
This option is for those who wish to attend the entire conference. The discount for MOTA members is already reflected in the price. Thank you for your support!
Full conference (student MOTA members)
This option is for those who wish to attend the entire conference. The discount for student MOTA members is already reflected in the price. Thank you for your support!
Full conference (NON-MOTA members)
This option is for those who wish to attend the entire conference. Don't like the price? Consider joining MOTA to get a discount on the conference as well as access to continuing education throughout the year! Please complete your membership prior to completing conference registration!