Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy
Special Interest Group (SIG)
Spring Conference 2019
Saturday, March 2nd
Worcester State University
Registration begins 7:30 a.m.
Sessions: 8:15 a.m. through 1:00 p.m.
Maximum 4 Contact Hours
8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Occupational Therapy Collaboration
with Applied Behavior Analysis
Presenter: Morgan Henry, OTs, BA
Occupational Therapy Doctorate Student
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Occupational therapy practitioners can join forces with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals to address behavioral challenges and provide a variety of skills to mutual clients. Effective collaboration and teamwork can increase access to interventions with occupational therapy practitioners serving in an advisory or consult role. This session will outline how to promote and implement successful interprofessional collaboration among occupational therapy practitioners and ABA service providers to deliver continuous and well-rounded interventions.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Identify strategies to collaborate effectively with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) professionals to further promote achievement of occupational therapy related goals.
2. Identify the benefits of collaboration with ABA service providers on the delivery of sensory strategies.
3. Utilize described strategies in conjunction with case studies to promote occupational therapy goals with ABA service providers.
Educational Level of Presentation:
OT Role in Driving and CarFit Presenter: Elizabeth Craig, OT, OTR, New
England Rehabilitation Hospital
The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the CarFit program, the “We Need to Talk” Program, and resources for occupational therapy practitioners dealing with driving as a generalist. CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles “fit” them. The CarFit program also provides information and materials on community-specific resources that could enhance their safety as drivers and/or increase their mobility in the community. CarFit Technician Training is the first part of becoming a Certified CarFit Technician. You must participate in a CarFit event to become fully certified. Today’s presentation is a two-part session and will require attendance at an additional CarFit event to be scheduled later in the Spring.
1. Understand the role of occupational therapy in CarFit.
2. Identify ways to implement CarFit in your area.
3. Understand the “We Need to Talk Program” and how to implement it in your setting.
4. Develop community resources
related to driving and limitations for older adults.
5. Understand Massachusetts statutes related to specific diagnoses and restrictions on driving.
Educational Level of Presentation: Introductory
Hot Topics in Ethics
Presenter: Deborah Yarett Slater, OT, MS, FAOTA, Practice Manager, Ethics, AOTA
This interactive session will explore hot topics which present ethical challenges in current occupational therapy practice across diverse settings. Principles in the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics (2015), a decision-making framework for analyzing ethical dilemmas and ethics resources available through AOTA will be discussed and applied to case studies.
1. Identify current factors that present ethical issues in practice and education.
2. Apply ethical principles and a decision-making framework to determine potential ethical resolutions.
3. Identify resources to support ethical occupational therapy practice.
11:30 – 1:00
Efficiency with School Based Sensory
Presenter: Jennifer C. Papasodoro, OT,
OTR, Melrose Public Schools
This presentation will review practical strategies that can be used by the school based occupational therapy practitioner to efficiently carry out the sensory processing portion of a student’s initial evaluation. A breakdown of the most relevant sensory systems will be reviewed as well as their impact on school functional tasks. Efficient methods of gathering information via classroom observation, parent and teacher intake, and clinical observations will be discussed.
1. Design a parent and teacher questionnaire that will allow them to efficiently gather developmental and academic information about the student prior to a sensory based clinical evaluation.
2. Design an efficient sensory classroom observation checklist to help supplement their clinical observations for evaluation purposes.
3. List at least 3 ways to efficiently assess the integration of 3 primitive reflexes related to school functions.
Educational Level of Presentation:
OT Role in Driving and CarFit
Presenter: Elizabeth Craig, OT, OTR, New
Continuation of morning session. Today’s presentation is a two-part session and will require attendance at an additional CarFit event to be scheduled later in the Spring.
Instructor: Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP
Bridgewater, MABridgewater State UniversityFriday, April 5, 2019 - Saturday, April 6, 20198:00am-5:30pm
Offered by Motivations, Inc.
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