Conference Resources

2024 Spring Annual Virtual Conference - Handouts

Advocacy Chat

Advocacy Chat: Enhancing Occupational Therapy Practice Through Professional Advocacy

Session 3

Session 3D: Oral Health is Overall Health: WHY Occupational Therapy Practitioners Can Aid in the Prevention of Pneumonia


2023 Fall In-Person Special Interest Section Conference - Handouts

Session 1

Session 1B: "Implementing Literature into Practice: OT's Role in the Emergency Department"

Session 2

Session 2C: "Integrating Research into Best Practice" 

Session 2A: "Celebrating Gender Diversity in Occupational Therapy: The Basics and Critical Reflection for the Occupational Therapy Practitioner"


2023 Spring Annual Virtual Conference

Session 2

Session 2A: Integrating OT in the Preschool Classroom to Support Kindergarten Readiness Reference

Martino, E. M. & Lape, J. E. (2021). Occupational therapy in the preschool classroom -Promoting fine motor and visual motor skills for kindergarten readiness, Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 14(2), 134-152.

2022 Fall In-Person Special Interest Section Conference - Handouts 

Session 1

Session 1C (Option 3): Tai Chi, Mental Health & OT: A Perfect Combination

 Session 1E (Option 5): Transitioning from Work to Retirement: Occupational Therapy's Essential Role


Session 2

Session 2D (Option 4): Special Populations as they Age – Home Care or Long Term Care?


2022 Virtual Annual Spring Conference - Handouts

Session 3C: Mobilizing Mindfulness to Combat Adversity: How Occupational Therapy Can Help Themselves and Others During Challenging Times

2021 Virtual Fall Conference - Handouts

Session 1
Option 1: Sensory Processing Measure – 2: Updated & Standardized for Birth through Adulthood
Option 2: Intro to the Pelvic Floor: The Role of OT & Mental Health Considerations for those living with Urinary Incontinence

Session 2
Option 1: Update on Virtual Evaluation in School-Based Practice
Option 2: An OT Toolkit for Assessment & Intervention with Covid in Neurorehabilitation

Session 3
Home Care Community of Practice

2021 Virtual Spring Conference - Handouts

D. Capturing a Legacy: Creating Life Story Books or Videos

E.  How to Provide Feedback to Students During Occupational Therapy Fieldwork: A Manual -Ennis

F. Implementation of Smart Technology in the Home Setting

G. Choosing the Right Cognitive Assessment in a Post-Acute Care Setting

I.  The Development of a Free, Student-Led Group Clinic on a Telehealth Platform

J. Development of the Occupations-Based Practice Assessment (OBPA)
Developing the OBPA
OBPA Score Sheets for Practice Cases
Scoring the OBPA

2020 Fall Conference Handouts

AOTPAC Ambassador Job Description
AOTPAC ConnOTA 2020 Final Presentation
COVID-19 – A Presentation for OTs ConnOTA conference 11-9
Helpful Links from AOTPAC Presentation
OT and C19 ConnOTA

2020 Spring Conference - Handouts

A - #OT Influencer: Creating and Advocating for Personal and Professional Value- Amy Burton, OTD, OTR/L, Meagen Barton, OTD, OTR/L

B - An Executive Function Protocol Used In A Postsecondary Transition Program-Pilot Study- Karen E. Majeski, OTD, OTR/L, Nicholas Donahue, MOT/OTS

C - Interprofessional Fall Prevention Program in an Assisted Living Facility Addressing Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Prevention: A Pilot Program - Anna Norene Carlson, OTD, OTR/L, Barbara Feinberg, RPT, Mary Perotti, BSN, RN

D - Understanding How Occupational Therapy Support Driving Skills - Joan Sevigny Cramer, MS, OT/L, CDRS

E - Let’s Talk About The NBCOT® National Certification Exam - Barbara Williams, DrOT, MS, OTR/L, Ayesha Jackson MS, OTR/L

F - The Role of Therapeutic Fitness for Sensory Integration in the Pediatric and School Based Setting - Bridget Daley, COTA/L, Grace Jorgensen, COTA/L

G - Training Caregivers for the Homebound Population-The Home Able Program - Michael Salemi, OTD, OTR/L

H - Unconditional Positive Regard, Limit Setting, Radical Acceptance & All That Jazz: Serving Clients with Challenging Personalities - Lola Halperin, EdD, OTR/L

I - Interoception Interventions for School & Mental Health OT - John Pagano, Ph.D., OTR/L

J - “What’s in your Trunk? An Interactive Course on all Things Home Care” - Stacey McIvor MS, OTR/L, Shelly Luth-Jones OTR/L, Lauren McCormick MOT, OTR/L, CLT

K - Making the Most out of the Archaeology for War Veterans: Non-Traditional Level 1 Fieldwork Experience for Occupational Therapy Students - Sharon M McCloskey, EdD, MBA, OT/L, DipCO, Lola Halperin, EdD, OTR/L, Jaimee Hegge, OTD, OTR/L

L - Amputee Survivors Living with Phantom Limb Pain: A Phenomenological Study of the Occupational Adaptation Process - Victor Michael Camacho, OTD, OTR/L, L.Ac


2019 Spring Conference - Handouts

A. Preparing for Medicare Payment Reform (PDPM)

B. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Health Occupational Therapy
C. AOTA Updates on OT’s Role in Post-Secondary Transition (Intermediate)
D. Navigating Dementia: Building Capacity of Persons Living with Dementia and their Care partners
E. Conversations that Matter: The Case for Department of Education Credentialing
F. Advanced Group Therapy Skills for Occupational Therapy
G. OT and OTA Partnerships in School-based Settings 
H. “My Patient Needs a Complex Wheelchair… What Do I Do?”

I. Preparing for Medicare Payment Reform: The Home Health Agency Patient-Driven Groupings (PDGM)

J. Occupational Therapy’s Role and Contributions to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
K. Integrating Behavioral & Sensory Interventions in School-based Occupational Therapy
L. Managing Urinary Incontinence in Adult and Geriatric Clients