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Conference Program Guide

Occupational Therapy
in High Definition

AOTA 91st Annual

Conference & Expo
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Welcome from Contents
AOTA President Florence Clark Conference at a Glance......................................5
Greetings From the
Thank you for joining us at the AOTA 2011 Local Conference Committee............................6
Annual Conference & Expo! As your AOTA Conference Information.....................................7
President, it is my sincere privilege to welcome
How To Use This Guide.....................................8
you and wish you great success over these next
few days as you commit your time, energy, and General Sessions...............................................11
passion for occupational therapy to deepen your Special Events..................................................13
knowledge and skills and to be an integral part Educational Session Overview.................. TAB 1
of our profession.
Wednesday Pre-Conference
Last year in Orlando I introduced my vision for our profession, Institutes and Seminars.....................................17
which happily became our Conference theme this year— Thursday Educational Sessions........................21
Occupational Therapy in High Definition. High definition tech- Thursday Poster Sessions.................................37
nology is made up of “pixel power” that revolutionizes the clarity,
intensity, and effectiveness of what people see and understand and Friday Educational Sessions............................49
experience. You and tens of thousands of occupational therapy SIS Roundtable Discussions............................61
educators, scientists, therapists, and assistants are the technology— Friday Poster Sessions......................................71
pixel power—of OT as you individually and collectively shine
with your vibrancy in our profession. Saturday Educational Sessions.........................81
Tech Day I, II, III Sessions...................85, 87, 90
The 2011 Annual Conference & Expo was designed to help you SIS Buzz Sessions............................................86
shine even brighter in your work, enthusiasm, ingenuity, advocacy,
ability, and assurance that will lead to personal excellence for you Saturday Poster Sessions..................................93
and to competitive greatness for the profession. Sunday Educational Sessions.........................101
AOTA 2011 Expo...................................... TAB 2
It was certainly a wise decision to participate in this event and it
will be my pleasure to greet you. Whether you attend Conference Exhibit Hall Floor Plan..................................103
often or this is your first time with us, you will find that AOTA Exhibitors........................................................104
provides you with the greatest magnitude and depth possible of 2011 Conference Corporate Sponsors...........106
evidence-based clinical practice, academic education, and scientific
research advancement in occupational therapy. From Pre-Confer-
Exhibitor-Sponsored Seminars......................108
ence Institutes and Seminars to significant general sessions, scope Pennsylvania Convention Center Floor Plan...111
of practice educational sessions, unique learning opportunities, Loews Philadelphia Hotel Floor Plan............112
and innovative events such as this year’s Military Day focusing
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
on the rehabilitation of injured combat veterans, everyone who
Hotel Floor Plan.............................................113
attends has their best chance to grow professionally, stay alert
to emerging issues, increase effectiveness in advocacy and public Center City Philadelphia................................114
awareness, and build important networking relationships. 2011 Call for Papers Reviewers.....................116
2012 AOTA Call for Papers............................117
Please join me on Thursday as I give my first Welcome Ceremony
speech as your President and listen with you to our inspiring key- 2011 Meetings Schedule................................118
note speaker, Shonda Schilling. Then, join me in the Expo Open- Presenters Index..............................................119
ing Reception and enjoy a great kick-off evening with your friends Advertisers Index............................................123
and colleagues.

Expect the best from AOTA!

The 2011 AOTA Annual Conference
Program Guide is sponsored by

Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

AOTA’s 2011 Annual Conference & Expo 3


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2011 Conference At A Glance
Wednesday, April 13 Saturday, April 16
10:00 am–7:00 pm Registration Open 6:45 am–7:30 am Fitness Event—
SIS Fun Run & Walk
12:00 pm–6:30 pm Pre-Conference Institutes
& Seminars 7:30 am–5:30 pm Registration Open
7:00 pm–10:00 pm Doctoral Network Reception 8:00 am–11:00 am Education Sessions
and Annual Meeting 8:30 am–9:30 am SIS Buzz Sessions #1
7:30 pm–9:00 pm SIS Networking Reception 9:30 am–2:30 pm Expo Hall
10:00 am–11:00 am SIS Buzz Sessions #2
Thursday, April 14 10:00 am–12:00 pm Poster Session #5
7:00 am–7:00 pm Registration Open 11:15 am–11:45 am Plenary—Kenneth J. Ottenbacher
7:15 am–7:45 am First-Timers Orientation 12:00 pm–1:00 pm AOTA’s 91st Annual Business
7:30 am–9:00 am International Breakfast—
Debra Tupé 12:30 pm–2:30 pm Poster Session #6
8:00 am–11:30 am Education Sessions 1:45 pm–5:15 pm Education Sessions
9:30 am–11:30 am Poster Session #1 5:30 pm–6:30 pm Annual Awards & Recognition
12:30 pm–3:30 pm Education Sessions
6:45 pm–7:45 pm Annual Awards & Recognition
1:00 pm–3:00 pm Poster Session #2 Reception
4:00 pm–5:30 pm Welcome Ceremony and 7:30 pm–10:30 pm AOTPAC Night
Keynote Address—
Shonda Schilling
5:30 pm–9:00 pm Expo Grand Opening and Sunday, April 17
Welcome Reception
7:30 am–10:00 am Registration Open
8:30 pm–10:30 pm Students Un-Conferenced
8:00 am–11:00 am Education Sessions

Friday, April 15
6:45 am–7:30 am SIS Fitness Event—Bodybalance
7:30 am–9:00 am AOTF Breakfast with a
Scholar—Ruth Purtilo
7:30 am–5:30 pm Registration Open
8:00 am–11:00 am Education Sessions
11:00 am–5:30 pm Expo Hall
11:15 am–12:00 pm Presidential Address—
Florence Clark
12:30 pm–1:30 pm SIS Roundtable Discussions
12:30 pm–2:30 pm Poster Session #3
2:00 pm–5:00 pm AOTF Research Colloquium
and Tea
2:00 pm–5:00 pm Education Sessions
3:00 pm–5:00 pm Poster Session #4
3:30 pm–5:00 pm Centennial Vision Session
5:15 pm–6:30 pm Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture—
Beatriz Abreu
8:00 pm–11:00 pm AOTF Gala
9:00 pm–11:00 pm AOTF Gala/Students

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Greetings From the Local Conference Committee
Welcome to Philadelphia
from the Local Conference Committee!
On behalf of the many occupa-
Giving Back
tional therapists and occupa- Conference
tional therapy assistants who live Charity
and work in the Philadelphia
area and across the Common- In 1989, Sister Mary Scullion and Joan Dawson
wealth of Pennsylvania, it is our McConnon co-founded Project H.O.M.E.
privilege to host the AOTA 91st (www.projecthome.org), a nationally-recognized orga-
Annual Conference & Expo. We nization that has helped more than 8,000 people break
the cycle of homelessness and poverty by providing a
invite you to experience the
continuum of care that includes street outreach, support-
sights, sounds, and tastes of the
ive housing, employment, education, and health care.
city of brotherly (and sisterly)
Project H.O.M.E has grown from an emergency winter
love. The Pennsylvania Conven-
shelter to 457 units of housing and three businesses
tion Center, located in the heart that provide employment to formerly homeless persons.
of Center City, is the perfect venue for sharing knowledge, Project H.O.M.E. also prevents homelessness in a low-
networking, and having fun! income neighborhood in North Central Philadelphia.
The 2011 conference theme—OT in High Definition—lays This initiative includes greening vacant lots, economic
an exciting foundation to continue the momentum towards development, home ownership for the working poor, and
occupational therapy’s Centennial Vision in 2017. This the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technol-
year, the conference is bursting with excellent sessions ogy Labs—a 38,000 square foot, state-of-the-art center
featuring topics that further our science, practice, and that offers comprehensive educational and occupational
research. programming.

The city of Philadelphia and its surrounding countryside

offer culinary excellence, history and architecture, diverse
neighborhoods, museum collections, theater productions, Service Project
casinos, and endless shopping. Conveniently located across Project Linus (www.projectlinus.org) is comprised of
from the Convention Center is the historic Reading Ter- hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers
minal Market. The Terminal Market is the nation’s oldest across the United States. Their mission is two-fold:
continuously operating farmers’ market and offers every first, to provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and
type of cuisine including authentic Philly Cheesesteaks and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized,
traditional Pennsylvania Dutch fare. Hundreds of restau- or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade
rants that meet your specific tastes or desires are located in blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer
many interesting and unique sections of the city. “blanketeers.” Second is to provide a rewarding and fun
service opportunity for interested individuals and groups
Discover the city by visiting Love Park, Penn’s Landing, in local communities. The ideal donation is a blanket of
or the Philadelphia Museum of Art where you can have any size that is machine washable, crocheted, knitted, or
your photo taken with Rocky Balboa! Get a little exercise quilted, and in happy colors. Supplies, including yarn,
by running up and down the art museum steps, taking a fabric, batting, fleece, and thread, can also be donated.
scenic run past Boat House Row, or strolling through Rit- Since their inception in 1995, Project Linus has distrib-
tenhouse or Washington Square Park. If time permits, visit uted over three million blankets to children in need.
historic milestones such as the National Constitution Cen- Bring your donation items to the Information & Hos-
ter, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell Center, all of pitality Booth, in the AOTA Registration Area, at the
which are in walking distance from the Convention Center. Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Explore beyond the city limits if you are feeling adventur-
ous and have the time to visit attractions such as Valley
Forge National Historical Park and Longwood Gardens.
Whether you stay close to the Convention Center or
Thank You!
venture out as you attempt to balance attending confer- AOTA extends a heartfelt thank you to our hundreds of
ence sessions with experiencing the local culture, there are volunteers, presenters, proposal reviewers, and Confer-
an array of activities for a variety of interests and energy ence planning committee members.
levels. Please stop by the Information & Hospitality Booth
near the Registration area where volunteers will be happy Special thanks to the Local Conference Committee:
to provide information and help guide your conference Chair—Cathy Piersol, OTR/L; Hospitality Chairperson—
experience to make your visit to Philadelphia memorable. Michelle Baun, MS, OTR/L; People Power Co-Chairper-
sons—Ruth Bloxton, OTR/L; Paula Bonsall, MS, OTR/L;
Again, welcome and enjoy! and Shannon White, MS, OTR/L; Accessibility Services
Chairperson—Adel Herge, OTD, OTR/L

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Conference Information
Registration Food and Beverage Services
Location and Hours Within the Convention Center
Registration will be open at the Pennsylvania Convention Food and beverage services are available during
Center, Registration Bridge on the 200 level, during the fol- Conference hours and dining outlets will be open to
lowing dates and times: serve beverages, breakfast, and lunch items. The Expo
Opening Reception on Thursday will include an array
Wednesday, April 13 10:00 am–7:00 pm of hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. If you prefer to leave
Thursday, April 14 7:00 am–7:00 pm the Convention Center for a meal, stop by the Information
& Hospitality Booth in the Registration area for names
Friday, April 15 7:30 am–5:30 pm
and locations of nearby restaurants.
Saturday, April 16 7:30 am–5:30 pm
Sunday, April 17 7:30 am–10:00 am Conference Filming and Photography
AOTA staff members, as well as official photographers/vid-
Expo Hours eographers, will photograph and film events and education
Thursday, April 14 5:30 pm–9:00 pm sessions throughout the Conference and will be identified
by Conference name badges. The photographs and videos
Friday, April 15 11:00 am–5:30 pm
taken at the Conference are used exclusively by AOTA for
Saturday, April 16 9:30 am–2:30 pm promotional purposes and continuing education offerings.
They may be used in the Association’s publications or on
its Web site, and they may appear in programs or other
Conference Ribbons AOTA promotional materials.
Attendees who qualify to wear special designation rib-
If you are at an event or session at which an AOTA pho-
bons at the Conference can pick them up in the Member
tographer is present and do not wish to be photographed,
Resource Center/Marketplace in the Exhibit Hall or from
please identify yourself to the photographer and your
their AOTA staff liaison.
request will be respected.

Guest Registration Fitness Events Waiver

Attendees may register a guest by completing a Guest AOTA recognizes that many Conference attendees enjoy
Registration Form available in the Registration Area at the participating in fitness-related events to promote their own
Convention Center. People who qualify as guests attend individual health and wellness. Towards that end, AOTA is
the Conference in a social capacity only. Guests cannot be pleased to offer several of these types of events. However,
members of AOTA, occupational therapy practitioners, or participation is at your own risk. AOTA encourages you
enrolled in an occupational therapy educational program. to participate at a level that is consistent with your general
Guests may not attend professional program sessions. physical health and abilities.
Guest registration allows admittance to the Welcome Cer-
emony and Keynote Address and unlimited entrance to the By participating in the fitness events, you do hereby release
Exhibit Hall. and forever discharge AOTA, its agents and employees,
from any and all claims in connection with the AOTA
$85.00 per person fitness events.

Badge and Event Tickets Lost and Found

To be admitted to any Conference activity, you must wear Attendees are responsible for the safekeeping of their
your official 2011 Annual Conference & Expo name personal property. The Lost and Found area is located at
badge. A $15 replacement fee will be assessed for lost the Registration Help Desk in the Registration Area of
badges and event tickets. the Convention Center. After the Conference, unclaimed
articles will be turned over to the Convention Center’s
Accessibility Services Center Security Services Department.
Accommodations for individuals with accessibility
needs have been made available to enable access to
all scheduled programming. As is our policy, it is
the responsibility of the attendee to make any accessibility
needs known prior to attendance at Conference. Advance
notification provides AOTA adequate time to ensure that
it can arrange for requested services. Please stop by the
Accessibility Services and Information Booth in the Regis-
tration Area for any additional assistance.

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Going Green n Your name badge is made of biodegradable material.

AOTA has listened carefully to your Conference n Whenever possible, pitchers of water are being used
feedback about concern for a healthier environment rather than bottled water.
and lessening of our carbon footprint. We have
n AOTA is using recycled paper that has been manufac-
taken a number of steps to be better stewards of our envi-
tured using 30% post-consumer waste for its Confer-
ronment by “going green” with our Annual Conference
ence publications.
& Expo, including handouts not provided on site. Session
handouts are available online at www.aota.org/conference n Recycling containers for cans, bottles, and paper are
and will remain available for four weeks following the available throughout the Pennsylvania Convention
Conference. Center.
n The 2011 Conference tote bag is made from recycled
Other green initiatives include: materials and can be used as a multi-purpose carry-all at
n Fewer printed materials are being distributed in the home after Conference.
Member Resource Center (MRC). To access needed
n Post Conference surveys are done electronically.
information, you can go to the AOTA Web site using
the Cyber Café computers in the MRC. n More of the Conference promotional mailings were
n The Conference Program Guide has fewer pages with
done by e-mail rather than mail.
more information being provided on the Web site. n AOTA is a signatory for the Global Principles for
Socially Responsible Associations & Nonprofits.

How To Use This Guide
The Conference Program Guide helps maximize your Types of Sessions
Conference experience. With more than 700 Conference n Pre-Conference Institutes and Seminars are 6-hour,
sessions on a multitude of topics geared to various expe- in-depth presentations with varying formats. Institutes
rience levels, we suggest that you plan your schedule by are ticketed sessions and are available for an additional
determining the subject areas, presenters, and networking registration fee. Seminars have a materials fee.
groups that best suit your interests and meet your profes-
sional development needs. n General Sessions include the Welcome Ceremony and
Keynote Address, Presidential Address, Eleanor Clarke
Sponsored by Seton Hall Slagle Lecture, Plenary, Annual Business Meeting, and
University the Annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony. These
sessions are of interest to all attendees and do not com-
pete with educational sessions.
Sessions n Workshops are 3-hour presentations with formats that
Session Listings, Availability & Locations vary by presenter.
n Programs and sessions are organized chronologically by n Short Courses are typically 1.5-hours in length but there
day and time. may be a few exceptions. Check the specific session
information for length of the short course.
n Sessions are available to all Conference registrants
depending upon seating room. Seating is on a first-come n Research Platforms are three 20-minute research papers
first-served basis. or four 20-minute research papers that are presented
together with common themes. Each individual
n All educational sessions will be held at the Pennsylva- Research Platform is either a 1-hour or 1.5-hour session.
nia Convention Center. The location for each session is
listed with its description. n Research Papers are 15-minute presentations followed
by a 5-minute question-and-answer period.
n Poster Sessions are on display during select hours from
Key to Abbreviations Thursday through Saturday. Thursday Poster Sessions
CC: Pennsylvania Convention Center are located in Ballroom A of the Convention Center.
MP: Marriott Philadelphia Friday and Saturday Poster Sessions are located in
LP: Loews Philadelphia Hotel Exhibit Hall AB. Presenters will be available for 2-hour
Center Room Section(s) blocks at scheduled times throughout these three days.
CC 105AB Check pages 37-48, 71-80, and 93-99 for specific times
and locations.

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Coded Sessions Session Levels and Content Focus

Sessions coded as shown below are sponsored and The Conference Program Guide identifies the level and
presented by specific groups to address particular areas. content focus of each session to help you select those that
They are identified by the following codes throughout meet your continuing education needs and interests. We
the Conference Program Guide. suggest that you review the sessions, mark those that meet
your criteria, and eliminate conflicting sessions. Also, use
n (AOTA)—American Occupational Therapy Association
the Conference-at-a-Glance daily planner.
Session Levels: Session levels are identified as introduc-
n (AOTF)—American Occupational Therapy Foundation tory, intermediate, or advanced. Introductory means either
sessions that the presenter will provide background information
n (SIS)—AOTA Special Interest Section sessions (if needed) for the audience, or that the content does not
require more than a basic understanding of the concepts
n (CERT)—AOTA Board Certification and Specialty Cer- discussed. Intermediate and Advanced mean that the mate-
tification sessions rial is geared to experienced clinical practitioners, educa-
(AOTA) sessions address critical issues brought to AOTA tors, or researchers and may not be appropriate for those
by its members. Session speakers have either been invited just beginning their professional careers.
by or include AOTA staff members. These sessions address Content Focus: Each session is identified by its primary
topics such as the Centennial Vision, political advocacy, area of concentration. The content focus of a session may
reimbursement, regulatory issues, AOTA Board Certifica- designate a specialized area of practice or an application to
tion and AOTA Specialty Certification, the Older Driver a specific age group of clients.
Initiative, continuing competence, evidence-based practice, Presenters Index: If you are looking for a specific speaker,
and emerging practice areas. check the Presenters Index on pages 119–122.
(AOTF) sessions are conducted by the American Occupa-
tional Therapy Foundation with invited or staff member Session Etiquette
speakers. They include the AOTF Research Colloquium Please adhere to the following session protocol to show
and Tea (see p. 14) and the Pre-Conference Institute respect to Conference presenters and session attendees.
(co-sponsored with AOTA) Blending Quantitative and Once you enter a session, please remain until the presenters
Qualitative Research: An Overview of Mixed Methods announce a break, and please turn off cell phone ringers
Research (see p. 17). while you are listening to a presentation.
(SIS) sessions are sponsored by the AOTA Special Interest No Standing or Sitting on the Floor—Please!
Section groups. There are 11 SISs and 4 subsections with Philadelphia’s fire code prohibits attendees from
identified sessions and invited speakers. Other SIS sessions standing or sitting on the floor during any educational
include: business meetings that are held as part of each SIS session. Thank you for your cooperation.
workshop; the SIS Networking Reception (see p.13); SIS
Roundtable Discussions (see p. 62 for topics)—seating is
extremely limited and tickets are only available on Thurs-
day evening at the Member Resource Center in the Exhibit Exhibit Hall (CC Exhibit Hall AB)
Hall; and SIS Buzz Sessions (see p. 86) with opportunities to Conference registration includes admittance to the AOTA
ask questions, share answers, and contribute to discussions. Expo located in Exhibit Halls AB. Expo unopposed hours
(CERT) sessions are presented by speakers who are AOTA are available daily and do not compete with educational
Board-Certified or Specialty-Certified. Depending on the programming. Unopposed hours are among the busiest in the
content area, these sessions are appropriate for individuals Expo because they provide free time to explore exhibits and
seeking AOTA Board or Specialty Certification, and will meet with friends and colleagues. The AOTA Marketplace
include suggestions on how to incorporate the information and Member Resource Center is the central hub in the Exhibit
into a certification portfolio. Hall. It is your onsite source of member value and top-quality
AOTA products at special Conference pricing. Check out
General Sessions the Expo tab for a list of exhibitors and Expo events.
General sessions are those of interest to all attendees and
include the Welcome Ceremony and Keynote Address,
Presidential Address, Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture,
Plenary, and the Annual Business Meeting. They are AOTA business is discussed at numerous meetings during
presented in exclusive time periods that are not the Conference. All official committee and commission
concurrent with other educational sessions. meetings of AOTA are open for audit by the membership,
except when deliberations are of a confidential nature.
Conference Highlight Sessions All meetings are listed on pages 116.
Conference Highlight Sessions are considered to be
of special interest to attendees in particular prac- Alumni Receptions
tice areas and can be easily identified by locating the
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT box throughout the Conference Alumni gatherings are held at the discretion of each educa-
Program Guide. tional program. Please visit the Information & Hospitality
Booth in the Registration area to see if your school has
scheduled an alumni reception.

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Statement of Ethics and Conduct Your Feedback Makes a Difference!

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Every year, AOTA asks attendees to fill out an electronic
is a non-profit professional membership organization. As survey and provide feedback on their experience at AOTA’s
a professional organization, AOTA developed a Code of Annual Conference & Expo. There is an average response
Ethics that is intended for use by occupational therapists, rate of 25%. Based upon this feedback, AOTA has made
occupational therapy assistants, and students. The purpose the following changes for 2011:
of the Code of Ethics is to promote and maintain high stan-
n Registrants were given the opportunity to join the
dards of professional behavior. AOTA assumes that each
AOTA Friend Connect group in the OT Connections
participant follows the Code of Ethics and his or her own
“Conference Connections” public forum and link to
personal code of honor for attendance and participation in
friends and new contacts to start their networking expe-
Conference and educational events and meetings sponsored
rience before they arrived in Philadelphia.
by AOTA. Sharing of a name badge would be considered
unethical conduct as well as attending educational sessions n New Military Day educational sessions will present a
without paying the appropriate registration fee. series of sessions that focus on the physical and psycho-
social challenges faced by wounded warriors and the
Assistance role of occupational therapy in helping to provide stabil-
Thank you for attending the AOTA 2011 Annual Confer- ity and recovery to their lives.
ence & Expo! If we can be of assistance, please come to the n SIS Interactive Sessions, highly popular last year, have
Help Desk in the Registration area and speak to an AOTA now been renamed “SIS Buzz Sessions.”
representative. We will help you in any way possible to
make this a valuable and pleasant Conference experience! n Sessions providing handouts are easier to identify.
n The Conference Program Guide continues to be stream-
lined and has new features that make it easier to use.
n The Web based conference program is more robust,
intuitive, and user friendly. It will make it easier for
attendees to plan their program prior to attending
Conference. You can now download the handouts for
the individual educational sessions as you build your
online program schedule. You also can download the
special events in addition to individual sessions, so you
can build a complete schedule online. Videos on how to
complete these actions were provided.
n Poster Session time periods increased to 6 in 2011 with
4 displayed in the Expo Hall. Posters are now color-
coded by one of the 8 topic categories listed in the
program to help locate presentations that fit practice or
interest areas.
n The time period for SIS Roundtables, one of the
most popular events available at Annual Conference,
increased from 45 minutes to one hour.
n Conference volunteers can find more helpful informa-
tion on the AOTA Web site and the sign-up process to
volunteer has been made much easier.
n AOTA is making greater use of social media during
Conference and engaging attendees to post on OT Con-
nections, Facebook, and Twitter.
n AOTA continues to focus on making our Conference
greener and more environmentally friendly.
n Speakers are being encouraged to make their sessions as
interactive as possible.
n The First Timers session has been moved back to
Thursday morning.
Please be on the lookout for an e-mail from AOTA asking
you to complete the electronic Conference survey. Your
participation is important for AOTA to continue to make
improvements to the Annual Conference & Expo.
Thank you!

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General Sessions
Events labeled CE carry continuing education credit. best, not taking high performance for granted, and
cultivating individual excellence. Our competitive advan-
tage will emerge from always putting forth the best within
Thursday, April 14 us and truly relishing being engaged in competition in all
spheres of occupational therapy—practice, science,
4:00 pm–5:30 pm n CC Exhibit Hall C
education, advocacy, and building of a professional
Welcome Ceremony and Keynote Address organization.
The Best Kind of Different Sponsored by
Signature Healthcare
Shonda Schilling, Author
Keynote speaker Shonda Schilling, the wife
of baseball hall-of-fame candidate Curt
Schilling, will share her son Grant’s Included with Conference registration.
struggle with Asperger’s syndrome and the
difference occupational therapy has made
between peace and constant conflict for 5:15 pm–6:30 pm n CC Exhibit Hall C
her family.
Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture CE
S ponsored by Marsh U.S. Accentuate the Positive: Reflections on
Consumer Empathic Interpersonal Interactions
Included with Conference registration. Beatriz C. Abreu, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
One of the guiding beliefs of occupational
therapy is that through positive empa-
5:30 pm–9:00 pm n CC Exhibit Hall AB thetic interactions we can reach out in a
caring manner, trusting that the individu-
Expo Grand Opening and Reception als we work with will find their own
Join us in the Expo Hall for an Opening Reception full of strength. Interpersonal interactions are
networking, delicious hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and hun- critical in direct care, education, and
dreds of exhibits to explore! An added opening reception research and are related to health and
feature this year is having keynote speaker Shonda Schil- satisfaction. Given the importance attributed to such
ling available in the AOTA Marketplace to greet attendees interactions, further efforts to explore and understand
and sign copies of her book The Best Kind of Different. this interactive process needs to be expanded.
Sponsored by In this lecture, the presenter will examine emotions and the
Signature Healthcare enactment of empathy from a positive psychological per-
spective, incorporating personal reflections in an attempt to
increase awareness of, and attention to, interpersonal inter-
actions. Reflections about practice habits that accentuate
Included with Conference registration. empathy, cultivate positive attitudes, and affirm individual
strengths can enable us to expand the personal growth that
is possible through occupational therapy.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 Included with Conference registration.
11:15 am—12:00 pm n CC Exhibit Hall C
Presidential Address CE
Saturday, April 16
High Definition Occupational Therapy’s
Competitive Edge: Personal Excellence Is the Key 12:00 pm–1:00 pm n CC Exhibit Hall C
Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA AOTA’s 91st Annual Business Meeting
In Nicomachean Ethics, Book 1, Chapter Come and join Dr. Florence Clark as she presides over
VIII, Aristotle wrote that “in the Olympic her first Annual Business Meeting. Learn from our lead-
Games it is not the most beautiful and the ers the progress that has been made in moving us toward
strongest that are crowned, but those who our Centennial Vision goals and how you can become
compete…so those who act win, and involved in this extraordinary journey. Sit with colleagues
rightly win, the noble and good things in from your state and proudly announce “Present” during
life.” This is the time for our profession to roll call, then feel free to come to a microphone to ask
exercise the competitive spirit—so that we questions and give your feedback. Your Association and
can be front and center on the widescreen of health care profession needs you to help create this positive future for
reform. To do so will require striving at all times to do our 2017! Come join the excitement!

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5:30 pm–6:30 pm n CC Exhibit Hall C Special Event, 6:45 pm–7:45 pm n MP Grand Ballroom IJ
Annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony Annual Awards & Recognition Reception
Each year AOTA and AOTF take great pride in honoring Please join award recipients and all your colleagues for
our colleagues who have made significant contributions to an evening of mingling and sharing of good wishes at this
the profession. Join friends, family, and colleagues as we wonderful event.
gather to recognize and pay tribute to those whose achieve- $35.00 per person Includes hors d’oeuvers and cash bar.
ments have enriched the field of occupational therapy. This
important ceremony provides a wonderful opportunity for
each of us to reconnect with our profession and reflect not Ceremony and Reception
only on the accomplishments of others, but our own capac- Sponsored by Visiting Nurse
ity for achievement. All are welcome! Service of New York
Open to the public.

2011 AOTA & AOTF Award Recipients

Health Advocate Award
Elaine Adams

Award of Merit Certificate of Appreciation

Gary Kielhofner, PhD, OTR, FAOTA (Posthumously) Lumy Sawaki, MD, PhD

Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship Award Cordelia Myers Writer’s Award

Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA Susan L. Stark, PhD, OTR/L

Roster of Fellows Jeanette Bair Writer’s Award

Mary Arnold, PhD, OTR/L Tara J. Glennon, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Mary Frances Baxter, PhD, OT Tracy Van Oss, DHSc, OTR/L, SCEM
Andrea Bilics, PhD, OTR/L
Sarah Burton, MS, OTR/L Special Interest Section Quarterly Writer’s Award
Albert Copolillo, PhD, OTR/L Stacey E. Szklut, MS, OTR/L
Peter Giroux, MHS, OTR/L
Toby Hamilton, PhD, OTR/L
Neil Harvison, PhD, OTR/L
Roger Ideishi, JD, OT
Sheama Krishnagiri, PhD, OTR/L
Kathleen Matuska, PhD, OTR/L Academy of Research
Ann Frances O’Sullivan, OTR/L, LSW Susan Murphy, ScD, OTR
Laurette Olson, PhD, OTR/L Suryakumar Shah, PhD, OTD, MEd, OTR, FAOTA
Christine Olga Peters, PhD, OTR/L
Shawn Phipps, MS, OTR/L AOTF/Patterson Award for Community Volunteerism
Susan Sain, OTR/L Patricia Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L
Shoshana Shamberg, MS, OTR/L Yvette Hachtel, JD, MEd, OTR/L
Camille Skubik-Peplaski, MS, OTR/L, BCP Debra Lindstrom Hazel, PhD, OTR
Patricia Stutz-Tanenbaum, MS, OTR Deborah Whitcomb, MBA, MS, OTR/L
Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L Catalina Zobel, BA, COTA

Recognition of Achievement Award A. Jean Ayres Award

Elizabeth Griffin Lannigan, PhD, OTR/L Ellen S. Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Hanna Hildenbrand, MS, OTR/L Jane A. Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Michael Pizzi, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Ellen Pope, MS, OTR Virginia Scardina Award of Excellence
Sarah A. Schoen, PhD, OTR
Lindy Boggs Award
Amy Lamb, OTD, OTR/L AOTF Meritorious Service Award
Cynthia F. Epstein, MA, OTR, FAOTA
Terry Brittell OTA/OT Partnership Ruth Ann Watkins, MBA, OTR/L, FAOTA
Michele Luther-Krug, COTA/L, SCADCM, CDRS, ROH
Susan Robosan-Burt, OTR/L AOTF Certificate of Appreciation
Stephen A. Wilburn

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Special Events
Events labeled CE carry continuing education credit. 7:30 am–9:00 am n MP Liberty Ballroom
International Breakfast CE
Wednesday, April 13 Broadening Our View of International Disaster
Response: How Experiences in Haiti Can Inform
7:00 pm–10:00 pm n LP Commonwealth BC Occupational Therapy Practice
Doctoral Network Reception and Annual Meeting CE Debra Tupé, PhD, OTR
Research Priorities and Where You Fit In On January 12, 2010, a catastrophic
earthquake shook the foundations of Haiti
Shelly Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
and the international community and
With Dr. Florence Clark in her first year as AOTA humanitarian organizations immediately
President and Diana Ramsey continuing as President of responded to the urgent call for help.
the AOTF Board of Directors, the AOTA/AOTF Research Occupational therapists from across the
Advisory Panel (RAP) enters its second term with both globe responded in kind, volunteering
new and continuing members. RAP Chair Shelly Lane their time, sharing their knowledge, and
will present current research priorities identified by this caring for those in need.
group and discuss what this means to occupational therapy
The lessons learned provide the backdrop for understand-
ing the role of occupational therapy in disaster situations
Informal Roundtable mentoring sessions will begin at 7:00 and international environments. Employing a top-down
pm, followed by the formal reception and meeting at 8:00 approach, this presentation explores the confluence of
pm. The informal mentoring is optional and participants socio-cultural context and political will in constructing
will be asked to sign up for their mentor prior to coming to and reconfiguring notions of disability, occupation, and
the Doctoral Network Meeting. participation during phases of disaster recovery, rehabilita-
$30 per person Includes light refreshments. tion, and restoration.
The occupational therapist’s role as provider, consultant,
educator, and advocate will be presented and evaluated
7:30 pm–9:00 pm n MP Liberty Ballroom
within the broader context of international development
Special Interest Sections (SIS) Networking Reception and humanitarian relief. Questions designed to promote
New and seasoned SIS participants—don’t miss this reflective practice, such as: the role for occupational
favorite informal event to get your Conference experi- therapists as first responders, cultural and professional
ence off to a great start! Take the opportunity to meet and challenges, international work and essential or specific
network with both new and experienced colleagues who skill sets, and ensuring fidelity to ethical practice will be
share your specialty interests. Meet your SIS leaders and discussed to identify competencies of best practice within a
explore your own SIS leadership opportunities. Each SIS specific global community. Interpretative frameworks will
has a designated gathering area at the reception so you can be introduced to illuminate associations between the criti-
enjoy networking at its best. cal contributions of occupational therapy to human rights
and social transformation.
Admission to this event is FREE.
$35 per person Includes breakfast
Includes light snacks and cash bar.

8:30 pm–10:30 pm n MP Grand Ballroom G–L

Thursday, April 14 Students Un-Conferenced

Join your fellow students for a fun meet-and-greet.
7:15 am–7:45 am n CC 103BC Remember, networking is one of those all-important pro-
First-Timers’ Orientation fessional skills that doesn’t appear on your resume; start to
hone those skills here as you meet your student colleagues
Get the tips you need to make the most of your first AOTA from around the country and have a great time! Entertain-
Annual Conference & Expo during this fast-paced 30 ment will be provided.
minute presentation! Join us at the First-Timers’ Orientation
where the AOTA Director of Conferences will be on hand to Available exclusively to students who are registered for
help guide you through the extensive programming options Conference. Must wear your name badge.
and answer all of your questions. Includes cash bar and entertainment.

Sponsored by Geico Direct

Included with Conference registration.
Sponsored by Peoplefirst Rehabilitation and
RehabCare Group

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FRIDAY, APRIL 15 2:00 pm–5:00 pm n MP Grand Ballroom HIJ

6:45 am–7:30 am n MP Franklin 11–12 AOTF 2011 Research Colloquium and Tea
SIS Fitness Event—Bodybalance Recognizing Pi Theta Epsilon CE
This class is using principles of Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates to
Sensory Processing Disorders in Occupational
enhance your length, strength, balance and coordination. Therapy: Mapping Pathways of Understanding from
A perfect start to the day leaving you feeling long and Cages to Clinics to Communities
strong, calm and centered! Moderator: Shelly Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Speakers: Grace Baranek, PhD, OTR, FAOTA; Stacey E.
7:30 am–9:00 am n MP Grand Ballroom HIJ Reynolds, PhD, OTR/L; Mary Schneider, PhD, OTR
17th Annual AOTF Breakfast With a Scholar CE Sensory processing disorders represent a significant part
of the concerns of occupational therapy practice, whether
A Conversation About Moral Courage related to autism spectrum disorders or other developmen-
Ruth Purtilo, PhD, PT, FAPTA tal disabilities. This first translational research colloquium
The intersection of human values will feature the work of scientists whose work involves
and health care practices often creates rodents, primates, and humans to demonstrate how
collisions, creating vexing moral dilemmas occupational therapy clinical problems can be approached
that demand careful reflection and wise through a wide array of relevant research along a transla-
counsel. Enjoy breakfast and a stimulating tional continuum.
conversation with Ruth Purtilo, an interna- The 2011 Colloquium will feature a panel of distinguished
tionally acclaimed writer, lecturer, and graduate students who will comment on the work and
health care ethicist. stimulate discussion including: Jessica Lynn, Virginia Com-
Formally educated in physical therapy at the University of monwealth University; Miriam Adkins, University of Wis-
Minnesota and holding a Master of Theology and a PhD consin at Madison; and Lauren Little, University of North
from Harvard University, Dr. Purtilo has held prestigious Carolina at Chapel Hill.
endowed appointments and fellowships at Creighton
University, the MGH Institute for the Health Professions, Pi Theta Epsilon, occupational therapy’s national honor
Yale University, and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. society, will be highlighted at the event.
Among her many prestigious awards are four honorary $35 per person. Includes formal tea.
doctorates, a distinguished alumna award from Harvard
Divinity School, and her selection as the 2000 MacMillan
Lecturer for the American Physical Therapy Association, its 3:30 pm–5:00 pm n CC 112AB
most prestigious honor.
Centennial Vision Session (SC 226) CE
Dr. Purtilo is the author of 6 books on ethics and over 100
compelling articles, and was a leading voice recognizing Pixel Power: The Centennial Vision in
the social policy dilemmas associated with the HIV/AIDS High Definition
epidemic. Join us to learn about the latest ethical issues A high definition image is a paradox. Each tiny picture ele-
confronting healthcare and rehabilitation. ment (pixel) makes a small contribution to the image, yet
$50 per person. Includes breakfast, with a book signing the total image created by so many pixels is sharper, clearer
following breakfast. Proceeds help support AOTF and more powerful than images composed of fewer, larger
research, scholarship, and leadership programs. elements. Similarly, local actions by members are the pixels
essential to achieving a high definition Centennial Vision
by 2017. This session focuses on “pixel power”—grass-
roots efforts of individual practitioners and state associa-
Sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy tions which contribute to a high definition Centennial
Foundation Vision. Panelists will describe their activities and initiatives.
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the
panel and each other to identify individual opportunities
12:30 pm–1:30 pm n CC 103BC and courses of actions which contribute to a “powerful,
Special Interest Section (SIS) Roundtable Discussions CE widely-recognized, science-driven and evidence-based pro-
fession with a globally-connected and diverse workforce,
Each of the 11 Special Interest Sections, the Hand and meeting society’s occupational needs.”
Private Practice Subsections, and Driving and Home Modi-
fication Networks, will hold small group discussions, now Included with Conference registration.
extended to one hour by popular demand!
Current topics in specialty areas of practice will engage you
and provide you with the opportunity to ask questions and Key to Abbreviations
share your experiences. Choose a discussion that relates to
your practice today or one that addresses something of cur- CC: Pennsylvania Convention Center
MP: Marriott Philadelphia
rent or future interest. Topics are listed on page 61. LP: Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Tickets are free but extremely limited to allow for close Center Room Section(s)
interaction between participants. Tickets are only available CC 105AB
first-come, first-served at the AOTA Member Resource Cen-
ter during the Expo Grand Opening on Thursday, April 14.
14 AOTA’s 2011 Annual Conference & Expo

8:00 pm–11:00 pm n LP Millennium Room software will be demonstrated. Attendees will benefit from
hands-on learning on a variety of topics at multiple work
2011 AOTF Gala: stations. Ten different stations will be set up during each of
Dancing With the Stars (Philly-Style), the 1.5 hour sessions.
Millennium Room, Loews Philadelphia Hotel Included with Conference registration.
It’s back by popular demand! Join the American Occupa-
tional Therapy Foundation’s Gala for a spectacular evening
of fabulous food, fun, and fundraising as dancers compete
for bragging rights in AOTF’s 2nd Annual “Dancing with the Sponsored by Touro University Nevada and
Stars” competition. Network with friends, indulge your taste Quinnipiac University
buds in mouth-watering Philly-style delicacies, and enjoy
the ambiance of the dance entertainment. Cast your vote for 11:15 am–11:45 am n CC Exhibit Hall C
your favorite dancers and bid on unique Silent Auction items
to raise funds in support of AOTF. You won’t want to miss Plenary Session CE
the excitement as our contestants put on their dancin’ shoes Evidence-Based Practice and Knowledge
and dance the night away at this year’s extravaganza!
Translation in the Era of Healthcare Reform:
Opportunities for Occupational Therapy
Kenneth J. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Your participation in the AOTF Gala supports the Foundation’s
programs to advance occupational therapy education, research, and Scholarship in occupational therapy is
leadership and is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. sometimes viewed as not consistent with
the highest levels of evidence-based
$115.00/person: 8:00 pm–11:00 pm practice. This perception is incorrect. The
$ 45.00/person: (Student Discounted Rate): 9:00 pm–11:00 pm integration of evidence-based information
P.S. If you miss this party, you can still vote for your favorite with models of knowledge translation
dancers by visiting the AOTF Web site at: www.aotf.org. reveals that traditional approaches to
judging and interpreting scientific evidence
Saturday, April 16 are incomplete. New models of evidence-based health care
suggest the importance of context in evidence informed
6:45 am–7:30 am n Attendees will meet in front of the knowledge translation. Occupational therapists are ideally
Marriott Philadelphia at the Filbert Street entrance. suited to contribute to the process of engaged scholarship
that will be required to successfully implement the preven-
SIS Fun Run & Walk tion and wellness related initiatives associated with health
Start your morning off with an invigorating 3K run or care reform.
walk through some of the historic sites of Philadelphia. Included with Conference registration.
Turn around point is the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia
Museum of Art!  Free T-shirts will be given to the first 300
participants. Don’t forget 6:45 pm–7:45 pm n MP Grand Ballroom IJ
to bring your own water bottle. Annual Awards & Recognition Reception
Sponsored by Image Sport. Please join award recipients and all your colleagues for
an evening of mingling and sharing of good wishes at this
8:30 am–9:30 am and 10:00 am–11:00 am wonderful event.
n Refer to page 86 for locations. $35.00 per person Includes hors d’oeuvers
and cash bar.
SIS Buzz Sessions (formerly SIS Interactive Sessions) CE
Sponsored by Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
Back by Popular Demand!
SISs have selected a topic of current interest to their prac-
tice area for a brief presentation and a facilitated discus- 7:30 pm–10:30 pm n MP Grand Ballroom GH
sion. These sessions provide opportunities for attendees to AOTPAC Night: KaraOTe Idol III
ask questions, share answers, and participate in discussions
to promote interactive learning between colleagues. We heard you loud and clear —“do it again!”
Included with Conference registration. In 2010, there was such great talent and so many entries
we want to raise the bar again—so don’t miss this WOW
event. Let’s take it up another notch for 2011!
9:30 am–11:00 am; 1:30 pm–3:00 pm; 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Warm up your voices and rehearse your moves for this
n CC 103BC
one-of-a-kind competition and party. AOTPAC’s annual
Tech Day CE celebration will feature our third KaraOTe Idol mixed in
with dancing and music. Individual and group entrants are
Attend one or all 3 popular Tech Day sessions. Experience
welcome. Students, put together a group and show your
interactive exploration of high and low technology prod-
school spirit!
ucts that enhance client participation in occupations across
the lifespan. Sessions will address technology applications Your ticket is a contribution to AOTPAC for political
for children and adults of all ages and products and action on behalf of your profession.
OT/OTA: $40; Students: $25 Includes snacks; cash bar.
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Educational Sessions
Educational Session Overview Session Content Focus
Content focus may designate a specialized area of practice
or an application to a specific age group of clients.

Session Listings, Availability & Locations Session Content Levels

n Programs and sessions are organized chronologically by Introductory content contains background information or
day and time. requires basic understanding of concepts discussed.
n Sessions are available to all Conference registrants Intermediate or Advanced content is appropriate for expe-
depending upon seating room. Seating is on a first-come rienced clinical practitioners, educators, or researchers.
first-served basis.
n All educational sessions will be held at the Convention Presenters Index
Center. The location for each session is listed with its The index lists all session speakers on pages 117–120.
Continuing Education Credit
See pages 8–10 for more details. Name badges are scanned when entering an education
session. Continuing education verification is automatic.
Types of Sessions Early exit from sessions requires badge to be re-scanned
(IN) Pre-Conference Institutes—6-hour presentations; and attendees given partial credit (see guidelines below).
ticketed sessions available for extra fee. See pages 17–19. Confirmation of continuing education units to be e-mailed
(S) Pre-Conference Seminars—6-hour presentations; no later than May 23, 2011.
ticketed sessions available for nominal fee. See page 19.
Scanning Guidelines
(GS) General Sessions—Sessions of interest to all attendees.
See pages 11–12. Session Early-Exit Scanning
Institute..................... 30 minutes before scheduled end time
(WS) Workshops—3-hour presentations. Workshop.................. 20 minutes before scheduled end time
(SC) Short Courses—typically 1.5 hours in length with a Short Course............. 15 minutes before scheduled end time
few exceptions. Research Platform..... 15 minutes before scheduled end time
Research Paper.......... 10 minutes before scheduled end time
(RP) Research Platforms—Three or four 20-minute Plenary...................... 10 minutes before scheduled end time
research papers with common themes presented together Exhibitor-Sponsored
in 1-hour or 1.5-hour sessions. Seminars.................... 10 minutes before scheduled end time
(PA) Research Papers—20-minute presentations followed SIS Roundtable
by 10-minute Q&As. Discussions................ 10 minutes before scheduled end time
SIS Buzz Sessions....... 10 minutes before scheduled end time
(PO) Poster Sessions—2-hour displays during selected time Posters....................... Information will be provided on site
slots on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. See pages 37–48, Tech Day Sessions..... Information will be provided on site
71–80, and 93–99 for times and locations.
Questions, problems, or concerns can be directed to the
(RWP) Research Work in Progress—2-hour displays with Session Scanners counter in the Registration area of the
Poster Sessions on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. See Convention Center.
pages 37–48, 71–80, and 93–99 for times and locations.
(TD) Tech Day Sessions—1.5 hour sessions grouped in 3
separate time slots on Saturday. See pages 85, 87, and 90.
Educational Sessions
Session Codes Pre-Conference Institutes and Seminars..................... 17
(AOTA) Sessions organized by American Occupational Thursday Educational Sessions.................................. 21
Therapy Association to address critical issues from Thursday Poster Sessions........................................... 37
members. Friday Educational Sessions...................................... 49
SIS Roundtable Discussions....................................... 61
(AOTF) Sessions conducted by American Occupational Friday Poster Sessions................................................ 71
Therapy Foundation with invited or staff speakers. Saturday Educational Sessions................................... 81
(SIS) Sessions sponsored by AOTA Special Interest Section Plenary................................................................ 15, 81
(SIS) groups. Includes 11 SIS community and 4 subsection SIS Buzz Sessions....................................................... 86
identified sessions with invited speakers. Tech Day I, II, III Sessions.............................85, 87, 90
Saturday Poster Sessions............................................ 93
(CERT) Sessions presented by AOTA Board Certified or
Sunday Educational Sessions................................... 101
Specialty Certified members.

Session Highlights
Conference Highlights are considered of special interest
and can be easily identified by locating this box through-
out session listings: CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT
Pre-Conference Institutes & Seminars Wednesday, April 13
12:00 pm–6:30 pm

Institutes practice labs, and patient videos

from the acute, rehab, and home
IN 005
Autism Spectrum Disorders:
CC 103BC MS, OTR/L, all of Thomas Jefferson
University, Philadelphia, PA
IN 001 CC 102AB health settings. This Institute is Comprehensive Understanding Level: Intermediate
ideal for OTs and OTAs wanting of How To Integrate Educational, Participants actively engage in
(AOTA) Cultivating Change in the to improve their analytical and
Pursuit of Occupational Therapy Behavioral, and Sensory Strategies a variety of activities to experi-
handling skills. in a Classroom ence diverse teaching-learning
Content Focus: Productive Aging IN 003 CC 104AB Content Focus: Children & Youth approaches, ask questions, and
Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS, OTR; share ideas between themselves
Felicia Chew, MS, OTR; Susan (AOTA) Embracing Driving as
Lacroix; Jeanne Coviello; Bronwyn Betty Paris, MEd, both of STAR and with the instructors. Problem-
an Emerging Practice: From
Keller; and Tara Brown, all of Services, Hollywood, FL; Pamela solving and effective solutions are
Occupational Therapy Practitioner Hudson Baker, EdD, George
Genesis Rehab Services, Kennett emphasized. Participants leave
to Driving Rehabilitation Specialist Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Mary
Square, PA with a plan to integrate teaching
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Murray, EdD, Bowling Green State and learning innovations into
Level: Introductory Disability, & Participation University, Bowling Green, OH their courses.
In today’s healthcare environ- Elin Schold Davis, OTR/L, CDRS, Level: Intermediate
ment, occupational therapy prac- American Occupational Therapy IN 008 CC 103A
Presented by a team of special-
titioners are faced with challenges Association, Bethesda, MD; (Cert) Neuromuscular Electrical
Sherrilene Classen, PhD, OTR/L, ists, this interactive session will
on a daily basis. In the event
FAOTA, University of Florida, address common behavioral and Stimulation and Traditional
of a conflict between personal,
Gainesville, FL; Erica Stern, classroom challenges encountered Treatment Combine to Improve
professional, and organizational
PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, University when working with learners with Swallowing Performance in Adults
values, the occupational therapy
of Minnesota, Minneapolis, autism. The team will address and Older Adults
practitioner is at a disadvantage
MN; Marily DiStefano, LaTrobe specific sensory, behavioral, and Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
that manifests itself as the dis- University, Bundora, Victoria, educational interventions and col- Disability, & Participation
satisfied, transient, or disengaged Australia laboration strategies to strengthen Marcia Cox, MHS, OTR/L, SCFES,
employee. The Pioneer Network Level: Intermediate OTs role as a team member and Kettering Medical Center, Kettering,
defines “Culture Change” as a OH
Building on the work of AOTA’s leader.
national movement for the trans-
Older Driver Initiative, expert Level: Intermediate
formation of older adult services,
presenters will explore driving- IN 006 CC 107AB
based on person-directed values Use of neuromuscular electrical
related research that forms the Program Effectiveness and Student stimulation for improvement
and practices. These core values Learning Outcomes: Putting the
evidence base for practice. The of swallowing in adult and
are choice, dignity, respect, self- Pieces Together
presenters will outline practical older adult populations will be
determination, and purposeful
steps, resources, critical tools, Content Focus: Academic & presented through review of the
living, and are also reflected in the Fieldwork Education
strategies, program models, and literature and video recorded
Occupational Therapy Practice
policy necessary for program de- Brenda Coppard, PhD, OTR/L, case presentations and group
Framework. This Institute will ex- FAOTA; Keli Mu, PhD, OTR/L, both
velopment and provide guidance participation on use of this mo-
plore key benchmarks identifying of Creighton University, Omaha, NE
on becoming a driving rehabilita- dality with traditional therapeutic
the need for change, the change Level: Intermediate
tion specialist. techniques.
process and practical application,
Evaluating program effectiveness
and the outcomes of change as IN 004 CC 108A and assessing student learning IN 009 CC 201A
we strive for clinical excellence in (AOTA/AOTF) Blending Quantitative outcomes challenge administra- Therapeutic Ultrasound: Evidence-
occupational therapy. and Qualitative Research: An tors and educators. Through Based Practice for Occupational
IN 002 CC 201C Overview of Mixed Methods exemplars and activities, this Therapists
Research Institute offers an examination Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Functional Treatment Ideas and
Strategies in Stroke Rehabilitation Content Focus: General & of program effectiveness and stu- Disability, & Participation
Professional Issues dent learning outcomes measures. Michael Borst, MS, OTR, CHT,
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Disability, & Participation Elizabeth G. Creamer, EdD, Virginia Attendees will acquire knowledge Concordia University Wisconsin,
Polytechnic Institute and State and skills in program evaluation Mequon, WI
Jan Davis, MS, OTR/L, International University, Blacksburg, VA
Clinical Educators, Inc., Port and student learning assessment. Level: Intermediate
Townsend, WA Level: Introductory This Institute provides a
This Institute will explain the IN 007 CC 108B
Level: Intermediate comprehensive examination of
distinguishing characteristics Teaching in High Definition therapeutic ultrasound, emphasiz-
Jan Davis shares her unique
of mixed methods research, the Content Focus: Academic & ing evidence-based practice. The
approach in the use of occupa- Fieldwork Education
purposes for mixing methods, and research regarding technique, effi-
tion-based practice with stroke
alternative designs that accompa- Stephen Kern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; cacy, and dosage will be reviewed,
survivors. This Institute is packed Janice Burke, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA;
ny each mixed methods’ purpose. with applications that can be used
with functional treatment ideas, Tina DeAngelis, EdD, OTR/L;
The Institute will also illustrate immediately as preparatory meth-
integrated mixed methods data E. Adel Herge, OTD, OTR/L;
Key to Abbreviations ods in the OT clinic. Ultrasound
Caryn Johnson, MS, OTR/L;
analyses, using different examples technique will be practiced in a
CC: Pennsylvania Convention Center Mary Muhlenhaupt, OTD, OTR/L,
of studies. FAOTA; Susan Santalucia, MS, lab to assure competence.
MP: Marriott Philadelphia
LP: Loews Philadelphia Hotel OTR/L; Susan Toth Cohen, PhD,
Convention OTR/L; Tracey Vause-Earland,
Center Room Section(s) MS, OTR/L; and Audrey Zapletal,
CC 105AB

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IN 010 CC 105AB
The Neurofunctional Approach
however, is a different skills set.
This program seeks to highlight
IN 016 Franklin Institute
An Institute at the Institute:
to Acute and Post-Acute key areas of entrepreneurship so Occupational Therapy Partnerships S 001 CC 111AB
Rehabilitation After Traumatic that OT remains a key player in With Museums To Create Inclusive
this arena.
(AOTA) CarFit Technician Training
Brain Injury: Evidence Base and Environments That Promote Content Focus: Productive Aging
Application IN 013 CC 113A Participation and Belonging
Elin Schold Davis, OTR/L, CDRS,
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Developing Innovative Mental Content Focus: Rehabilitation, American Occupational Therapy
Disability, & Participation Disability, & Participation Association, Bethesda, MD; Anne
Health Occupational Therapy Across
Gordon Giles, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, the Lifespan Ellen Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Dickerson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,
Samuel Merritt University, San Boston University, Boston, MA; East Carolina University, Greenville,
Francisco, CA; M. Tracy Morrison, Content Focus: Mental Health Ingrid Kanics, OTR/L, Kanics NC; Vickie Pierman, OTR, GRS
OTD, OTR/L, University of Kansas Michael Pizzi, Shenandoah Inclusive Design Services, Clinical Specialist, Lumberton, NJ;
Medical Center, Kansas City, KS University, Winchester, VA Pittsburgh, PA; Fern Silverman, Susan Touchinsky, OTR/L, Clinical
Level: Intermediate Level: Introductory EdD, OTR/L, Temple University, Specialist, Orwigsburg, PA
Mental health occupational Philadelphia, PA; Gael Orsmond, Level: Introductory
The Neurofunctional Approach PhD, Boston University, Boston,
(NFA) to TBI is the only OT ap- therapy is a vital and promis- CarFit, an educational program
MA; Christine Reich, MEd, Boston
proach that has been demonstrat- ing area of practice but we must Museum of Science, Boston, MA; to enhance mature driver safety,
ed in a large multi-site RCT to be redefine what we do and how we Bradford Bartley, Franklin Institute, addresses person-vehicle fit and
as effective as cognitive rehabilita- do it. This Institute will assist par- Philadelphia, PA; Lynn Walsh, promotes conversations about
tion and more effective in persons ticipants in examining ways to in- Chicago Children’s Museum, safety. This Seminar trains prac-
over 35 with independent living tegrate mental health and develop Chicago, IL titioners to participate as CarFit
goals. Occupational therapists programming in the participants’ Level: Introductory technicians. Learners may also
need to be familiar with the NFA area of practice, including teach- In this Institute participants will plan to take the Event Coordina-
evidence base, target population, ing innovative mental health and have a hands-on opportunity tor Workshop required to host an
and clinical applications. creating new fieldwork options. to learn how to use the “Prin- event. No experience in driving
ciples of Universal Design” and rehabilitation required!
IN 011 CC 109AB IN 014 CC 113B
“Universal Design for Learning
Wheelchair Seating and Positioning: Introduction to Core Coaching S 002 CC 204C
Theory” to analyze museum en-
Evaluation, Intervention, and the Competencies for Occupational vironments. Examples from three (AOTA) The Ins and Outs of AOTA
Evidence Therapists museums will illustrate the role of Board and Specialty Certification
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Content Focus: General & OT in facilitating: Content Focus: General &
Disability, & Participation Professional Issues Professional Issues
1) environmental modifications
Kimberly Furphy, DHSc, OT, Nicole Hansen, MOT, OTR/L, (physical and social), Maria Elena Louch, OT, American
ATP, Richard Stockton College of CWC, True North Life & Wellness Occupational Therapy Association,
2) innovative programming and
New Jersey, Pomona, NJ; Dina Coaching and Wellcoaches Bethesda, MD; Margaret Beckley,
Corporation, Rochester, MN; public relations, and
Mastrogiovanni, OT, ATP; Mary PhD, OTR/L, BCG, BCPR, SCLV,
Ann Palermo, OT, ATP, both of Margaret Moore, MBA, 3) personnel training to support FAOTA, Ohio Health, Inc.,
Magee Rehabilitation, Philadelphia, Wellcoaches Corporation, museums to create true access Columbus; Mary Kay Currie, OT,
PA Wellesley, MA for all. Participants will have the BCPR, Rehabilitation Institute of
Level: Introductory Level: Introductory chance to reflect on and exam- Michigan, Detroit, MI; Suzanne
ine their local communities of Holm, MA, OTR, BCPR, Medical
Proper wheelchair positioning is Evidence-based coaching enhanc-
practice to identify different ways Center of the Rockies, Loveland,
vitally important to the function es and complements traditional CO; Natalie Leland, PhD, OTR/L,
therapy approaches by providing they may partner with museums
of the wheelchair user. This Insti- BCG; Brown University, Providence,
OTs with skills and tools to facili- to promote inclusion.
tute will introduce participants RI; Joan Tunningley, MEd, OTR/L,
to: the assessment process for tate active engagement in occupa- NOTE: This Institute is being BCP, Xavier University, Cincinnati,
wheelchair seating and position- tion, behavior change, increased held at the Franklin Institute, 222 OH
ing, interventions for common self-efficacy and motivation as North 20th Street in Philadelphia. Level: Introductory
seating and positioning problems, well as overcoming resistance. Attendees are responsible for their
Through large and small group
and the evidence to support the Moreover, it supports occupation- own transportation arrangements.
discussion and activity, partici-
decisions made in regards to seat- based and client-centered models
IN 017 CC 201B pants will be able to ask in-depth
ing interventions. of practice in OT. questions and receive in-depth
(AOTA) Students With Disabilities
IN 015 CC 113C as Readers, Writers, and Problem answers to guide them in the
IN 012 CC 204A
Solvers—Yes They Can! development of an individualized
(Cert) A Specialty in Home Grants: Fulfilling Needs and
plan for demonstrating achieve-
Modification: How To Make It Into Dreams for Occupational Therapy Content Focus: Children & Youth
ment of certification require-
a Business Content Focus: General & Judith Schoonover, MEd, OTR/L,
ments for their own certification
Content Focus: Health & Wellness Professional Issues ATP; Cynthia Diaz Feist, PhD,
OTR/L, both of Loudoun County application.
Tracy Van Oss, DHSc, OTR/L, Karen Ann Cameron, OTD, OTR/L;
John Luvisi, MS, both of Alvernia Public Schools, Loudoun County, VA
SCEM; Tara Glennon, EdD, Special Event
OTR/L, FAOTA, both of Quinnipiac University, Reading, PA Level: Introductory
University, Hamden, CT; Carolyn Level: Intermediate With the right supports, all
Doctoral Network Reception and
Sithong, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, Home students can learn. Meaningful
Annual Meeting
This dynamic interactive Institute
for Life, Consulting and Design, will present participants with school participation can be facili- 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
Orlando, FL; Karen Smith, OT/L, tated by altering access, content, LP Commonwealth BC
the knowledge to understand the
CAPS, American Occupational
grant writing process and the and materials for students. This For details see page 13.
Therapy Association, Bethesda, MD
skills to initiate it. Participants session will equip practitio-
Level: Intermediate Special Event
individually and collectively will ners with strategies, skills, and
OT practitioners have found a technology resources to support
examine practice context for Special Interest Sections (SIS)
unique niche in home modifica- learners with varying abilities.
funding needs, analyze funding Networking Reception
tion as health and wellness initia- sources, and organize information
tives become more commonplace. 7:30 pm–9:00 pm
imperative to writing a compre-
Having the business know-how, MP Liberty Ballroom
hensive grant proposal.
For details see page 13.

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Educational Sessions Thursday, April 14
Occupational Therapy Association, Kristie Koenig, PhD, OTR, FAOTA,
ACOTE Standards Open Hearing Bethesda, MD New York University, Media, PA;
Level: Intermediate Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA,
1:00 pm–3:00 pm University of Kansas Medical
MP Liberty Ballroom The last year has seen significant
Center, Kansas City, KS
changes in the regulatory require-
Level: Intermediate
Welcome Ceremony and Keynote Address ments and market demands im-
This Short Course will provide an
4:00 pm–5:30 pm pacting academic programs. This
session will provide an overview overview of the current limita-
CC Exhibit Hall C and analysis of changes in higher tions of traditional therapy to
For details see page 11. education policy and data trends address challenges in sensory
that will potentially impact occu- processing. Emphasis on authen-
Expo Grand Opening and Reception pational therapy and occupational tic practice situated in real world
5:30 pm–9:00 pm therapy assistant education. context that views sensory differ-
CC Exhibit Hall AB ences as an avenue to highlight
8:00 am–9:30 am strengths, reframe the “disabil-
For details see page 11.
SC 104 CC 110AB ity,” and understand the sensory
Personal Response Systems: experience will be presented.
Special Event Cincinnati, OH; Gina Etzrodt,
OTR/L, Woodbine Developmental Promoting Critical Thinking and
First-Timer’s Orientation 8:00 am–9:30 am
Center, Woodbine, NJ Social Collaborative Learning in the
7:15 am–7:45 am SC 108 CC 108B
Level: Intermediate OT Classroom
CC 103BC Content Focus: Academic & Lifestyle Redesign® Approach to
This course presents ethical issues
Fieldwork Education Chronic Pain Management
For details see page 13. inherent in fieldwork supervi-
Kathleen Klein, MS, OTR, BCP, Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Dis-
sion from the perspectives of
Richard Stockton College of New ability, & Participation
8:00 am–9:30 am three stakeholders: educational
Jersey, Pomona, NJ Camille Dieterle, OTD, OTR/L;
SC 100 CC 105AB institution, student, and clinical
Level: Introductory Susan McNulty, OTD, OTR/L, both
(AOTA) Health Care Reform: instructor. Discussion points of University of Southern California,
Implementation Update include ethical responsibilities and This session will demonstrate Los Angeles, CA
Content Focus: General & common dilemmas faced by each, use of personal response systems
Contributing Author: Florence Clark,
Professional Issues and questions from audience. (aka “clickers”). With effective PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Ralph Kohl, American Occupational use, educators create an engaging
Level: Intermediate
Therapy Association, Bethesda, MD 8:00 am–9:30 am learning environment promoting
SC 102 CC 106AB critical thinking skills necessary to This session provides an overview
Level: Introductory of the Lifestyle Redesign® ap-
This course will focus on where (Cert) A Practical Guide To Exploring ensure success in meeting society’s
proach to increasing engagement
health care reform stands and any Options for Doctoral Education occupational needs. Participants
will use clickers to assess their in occupation despite chronic
possible legislative fixes with a fo- Content Focus: General & pain. It includes case studies,
Professional Issues pedagogical and learning benefits.
cus on occupational therapy. The occupational therapy’s role on
course will also focus on AOTA’s Mary Khetani, ScD, OTR; Sue an interdisciplinary chronic pain
Berger, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA; 8:00 am–9:30 am
advocacy efforts surrounding the SC 105 CC 113A management team, and methods
Mary Evenson, OTD, OTR/L, all
implementation of the Patient for program development.
of Boston University, Boston, MA; Incorporating Universal Design
Protection and Affordable Care Patricia Crist, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,
Act, the timeline for implementa-
Concepts Into Home Modifications 8:00 am–9:30 am
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, and Remodeling
tion, and other legislative activity PA; Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SC 109 CC 202AB
on Capitol Hill. SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, Cedars- Content Focus: Productive Aging
Enabling Wellness for Children With
Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Carla Chase, EdD, OTR/L, CAPS,
Chronic Pain: Occupation-Based
8:00 am–9:30 am CA Western Michigan University,
Kalamazoo, MI; Bill Owens, CGR, Practice With an Interdisciplinary
SC 101 CC 107AB Level: Intermediate Lifestyle Management Approach
CAPS, Owens Construction, Powell,
(AOTA) Everyday Ethics: Ethical Opportunities to earn doctoral OH Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Issues in Student Supervision from degrees to advance research, edu- Level: Intermediate Disability, & Participation
Three Perspectives—Student, cation, and practice abound. How Emily Firn, MS, OTR/L; Marianne
This session will provide sugges-
Clinical Instructor, and Educator do you decide if doctoral educa- Condon, MS, OTR/L; Lindsay
tions for incorporating universal
Content Focus: Academic & tion is appropriate for your career Harris, MS, OTR/L; Melinda
design concepts such as ease-of- Hogan, MSPT; Laura Simons, PhD,
Fieldwork Education advancement? This presentation
use, comfort, and attractiveness all of Children’s Hospital Boston,
Joanne Estes, MS, OTR/L, Xavier can help you identify program
into home modification plans for Boston, MA
University, Cincinnati, OH; Ann options, assess your interests and
Moodey Ashe, MHS, OTR/L, safety and accessibility, and into Contributing Authors: Katie Olson,
resources, and set goals for your
Maryview Physical Therapy Center, general remodeling jobs for the DPT, PT; Charles Berde, MD; Gloria
career advancement.
Portsmouth, VA; Georganna Miller, entrepreneur striving to meet the Chiang, PhD; Caitlin Conroy, PsyD
MEd, OTR/L, Xavier University, 8:00 am–9:30 am needs of the larger aging-in-place Level: Introductory
SC 103 CC 112AB market. Specific examples will be This presentation highlights
Key to Abbreviations discussed.
(AOTA) Current Trends in benefits of occupation-based
CC: Pennsylvania Convention Center Occupational Therapy Accreditation treatment in an interdisciplinary
MP: Marriott Philadelphia 8:00 am–9:30 am day- hospital rehabilitation setting
LP: Loews Philadelphia Hotel and Education SC 106 CC 204B
Convention Content Focus: Academic & for children with chronic pain.
Center Room Section(s) The Normality of Difference: Practical suggestions to address
Fieldwork Education
A Focus on Strengths-Based optimizing function and promot-
CC 105AB Neil Harvison, PhD, OTR/L; Sue
Approaches to Practice
Graves, both of the American ing continued wellness through
Content Focus: Health & Wellness
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lifestyle management approach submissions, and the strategies for The presenters will share how Reinhardt, Lt. Col, MS, OTR/L,
will be discussed. using CAPs in practice. they embedded yoga as a con- United States Air Force, Colorado
sistent classroom routine in one Springs, CO; Shanna Garcia,
8:00 am–9:30 am 8:00 am–9:30 am preschool across classrooms to LCDR, MOT, OTR, United States
SC 110 CC 201B SC 113 CC 111AB support children’s self regulation Navy/United States Marine Corps,
Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC;
Telehealth Rehabilitation to (Cert) Infant-Driven Feeding: Keys and postural control. They will
Dawn Crivello, OTR/L, Madigan
ICU Survivors: Pilot Study and to Successful Advancement From share their program development Army Medical Center, San Antonio,
Implications for Occupational Gavage to Oral Feeds to Discharge and outcomes over three years so TX; Sarah Ann Beal, Verona
Therapy Home that others might consider similar Boucher, Marjorie Burniston, James
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Content Focus: Children & Youth program development and assess- Burns, Myrna Callison, Andrew
Disability, & Participation Pamela Niedzwiecki, MS, OTR/L, ment and build upon the methods Fabrizio, Enrique Smith-Forbes,
Carol Siebert, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, SCFES, Cedars Sinai Medical used. Lindsey Whelan, all of United States
The Home Remedy, Chapel Hill, Center, Beverly Hills, CA Army
NC Level: Intermediate 8:00 am–9:30 am Contributing Authors: Sarah B.
Level: Intermediate SC 116 CC 204A Goldman, MAJ, SP, PhD, OTR/L,
Evidence-based research has CHT; Carol Haertlein Sells, MAJ, SP,
A randomized, controlled proven that infant-driven feeding Implementation of Pre-Writing PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
trial investigated rehabilitation is the most beneficial way to Enrichment Groups in Preschool
Level: Introductory
services to ICU survivors using facilitate an individualized, devel- Settings
Content Focus: Children & Youth In the past decade the responsi-
telecommunication-mediated opmentally supportive approach
bilities of occupational therapists
service delivery. The occupational to oral feeds. The infant-driven Marnie Danielson, MHS, OT/L,
Dallas, TX in the United States military
therapy service component and feeding approach described in this
have expanded to include roles
implications for telehealth service presentation involves observing Level: Introductory
as clinicians and researchers. As
delivery of occupational therapy the infant for readiness prior to Overwhelmed with handwriting clinicians, occupational therapists
are addressed in this session. oral feeds and assessing infant’s referrals? Pre-writing enrichment work in hand therapy, upper
quality of feeds. groups can foster the develop-
8:00 am–9:30 am extremity neuromusculoskeletal
mental prerequisites required for evaluation, behavioral health,
SC 111 CC 204C 8:00 am–9:30 am writing thus reducing handwriting combat stress control, amputee
Work Challenges and SC 114 CC 201C referrals. Learn about implemen- care, burn therapy, ergonomics,
Accommodations Experienced by Crafting a State Guide That tation and effectiveness of pre- traumatic brain injury, pediatrics
People With Scleroderma and Integrates the Occupational writing groups in two preschool and support of warrior transi-
Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy Practice Framework To settings. tion units. Attendees will learn
Content Focus: Work & Industry Support Early Intervention and about the functions of OT in
Nancy Baker, ScD, OTR/L, School-Based Practice 8:30 am–11:30 am these varied practice areas and
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Content Focus: Children & Youth WS 100 CC 104AB hear from several therapists who
PA; Janet Poole, PhD, University of Sarah Burton, MS, OTR/L; Susan (AOTA) CarFit Event Coordinator have served in Operation Iraqi
New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM Cecere, MHS, both of Prince Training Freedom and Operation Enduring
Level: Introductory George’s County Public Schools, Content Focus: Productive Aging Freedom (Afghanistan).
This Workshop provides informa- Oxon Hill, MD; Joyce Mastrilli, Elin Schold Davis, OTR/L, CDRS,
MS, OTR/L, Cecil County Public
tion on the similarities and dif- American Occupational Therapy 8:30 am–11:30 am
Schools, Elkton, MD; Jodie
ferences of work challenges and Association, Bethesda, MD; Anne WS 102 CC 102AB
Williams, MS, OTR/L, Anne
accommodations experienced by Dickerson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,
Arundel County Public Schools, (SIS) EDSIS Faculty Subsection
people with rheumatoid arthritis East Carolina University, Greenville,
Annapolis, MD NC; Vickie Pierm, MSHA, OTR, Annual Program: Swimming
and scleroderma. This informa- With Sharks—Success in Getting
Contributing Authors: Stephen GRS Clinical Specialist, Lumberton,
tion will provide insights to help Buckley, OTR/L; Elizabeth George, Promoted and Tenured
NJ; Susan Touchinsky, OTR/L, DRS,
people with rheumatic disorders OTR/L Clinical Specialist, Orwigsburg, PA Content Focus: Academic &
continue working. Level: Intermediate Fieldwork Education
Contributing Authors: Representa-
Crafting a state practice guide can tives from AAA and AARP Martin Rice, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,
8:00 am–9:30 am The University of Toledo, Toledo,
SC 112 CC 109AB be a dynamic process to address Level: Advanced
trends, evidence-based practice, OH; Elizabeth Francis-Connolly,
(AOTA) AOTA Evidence-Based CarFit is an educational program
and support statewide training. PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Eastern
Practice Clearinghouse that helps mature drivers find Michigan University, Ypsilanti,
Using the Maryland OT and out how well they currently fit
Content Focus: General & MI; Jane Case-Smith, EdD,
PT Guide, learn their approach, their automobile and promotes OTR/L, The Ohio State University,
Professional Issues review their model, and learn conversations about driver safety. Columbus, OH; Roger Ideishi, JD,
Deborah Lieberman, MHSA, their on-going process. Linkage The Event Coordinator Training OT/L, University of the Sciences
OTR/L, FAOTA, American between practice frameworks, provides the trained Techni- in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA;
Occupational Therapy Association,
IDEA, and IEP process to cian (required prerequisite) with Pollie Price, PhD, OTR/L, University
Bethesda, MD; Marian Arbesman,
considerations for service will be resources necessary to conduct a of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
PhD, OTR/L, Arbesideas,
Williamsville, NY; Salvador presented. CarFit Event in their community. Level: Intermediate
Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, www.car-fit.org This session will explore success-
CHT; Kimberly Hartmann, PhD, 8:00 am–9:30 am ful strategies for promotion and
OTR/L, FAOTA, both of Quinnipiac SC 115 CC 201A Conference Highlight tenure from a variety of perspec-
University, Hamden, CT Embedding Yoga Into Special Needs tives with a panel of experts
Level: Introductory 8:30 am–11:30 am
Preschool Curriculum for Increasing from private, public, small, and
WS 101 CC 103BC
AOTA evidence-based prac- Self Regulation and Postural large institutions. A didactic
tice Clearinghouse is a central Control (AOTA) Occupational Therapy in the presentation will be followed by
repository of Critically Appraised Content Focus: Children & Youth
U.S. Military: Part 1 of 2 a question and answer session to
Papers (CAPs) and Topics (CATs), Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Dis- address specific audience queries.
Paulina Ram, Alcott School,
and related resources. This session ability, & Participation
Hartsdale, NY; Laurette Olson, PhD, The Education Faculty Subsection
will cover the self-study training OTR/L, Mercy College, Dobbs, NY Robinette Amaker, COL, SP, PhD,
OTR/L, CHT, FAOTA, United States Special Interest Section Annual
module to become a CAP Review- Level: Intermediate Business Meeting will take place
er, the process for reviewing CAP Army, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Peter

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during the first 30 minutes of this 8:30 am–11:30 am vention. The session will review 10:00 am–11:30 am
session. WS 105 CC 113C the AGS/BGS Clinical Practice SC 121 CC 109AB
Maximizing Intervention: Utilizing Guidelines: Prevention of Falls in Apple iPad: Providing
8:30 am–11:30 am the AOTA Practice Guidelines for Older Persons and AOTA’s report Revolutionary Opportunities
WS 103 CC 103A Adults With Stroke to Establish on Medicare and other issues af- in Evaluation, Treatment,
(SIS) AMSIS Private Practice an Intervention Protocol for the fecting falls prevention. and Engagement of Clients in
Subsection Annual Program: Hemiplegic Shoulder Complex Occupation
Marketing Health, Wellness, and 10:00 am–11:30 am
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Specialty Interventions Under New Disability, & Participation
SC 118 CC 106AB Disability, & Participation
Health Care Reform Christine Griffin, MS, OTR/L, (AOTA) An Insider’s Guide To Adrienne Lauer, EdD, OTR/L;
Content Focus: General & BCPR, Ohio State University, Getting Published: Sharing Your Nicole Quint, MOT; Kara Kaplan,
Professional Issues Columbus, OH Occupational Therapy Knowledge all of Nova Southeastern University,
Tammy Richmond, MS, OTR/L, Level: Intermediate Content Focus: General & Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ultimate Rehab, LLC, Los Angeles, Professional Issues Level: Intermediate
The AOTA Practice Guidelines
CA Chris Davis; Laura Collins, both of
for Adults With Stroke provides This presentation will highlight
Level: Introductory American Occupational Therapy the means by which the Apple
an overview and an evidence-
Health care reform will lead con- Association, Bethesda, MD
based perspective for interven- iPad is revolutionizing and in-
sumers to seek specialty services Level: Introductory fluencing both OT practice and
tion. Discussion will include an
providing them with wellness intervention protocol regarding This Short Course will help oc- patients’ lives. Participants will
services and programs. OTs must the scapula and biomechan- cupational therapy professionals learn how to employ the iPad as
learn how to reach consum- ics, evaluation of the trunk and chart a clear path toward getting an evaluation tool, treatment tool,
ers and compete with multiple hemiplegic shoulder complex, and published. patient and family education tool,
choices within financial restraints. current evidence for treatment leisure device, ECU, augmentative
We must be knowledgeable and techniques.
Conference Highlight communication device, and more!
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10:00 am–11:30 am
services. 8:30 am–11:30 am Conference Highlight
SC 119 CC 202AB
The AMSIS Private Practice Sub- WS 106 CC 113B 10:00 am–11:30 am
(AOTA) (OTA Forum) Yes, I Can
section Special Interest Section Integrating Executive Function Make a Difference: One Student at SC 122 CC 111AB
Business Meeting will take place Strategies Into the Classroom: a Time! (AOTA) Legal, Lobbying, and
during the last 30 minutes of this Collaboration Between the OT and Content Focus: Academic & Licensure Initiatives for
session. the Teacher, Using Tier 1 and 2 Fieldwork Education Occupational Therapy in
Interventions Under RTi Jennifer Coyne, COTA/L; Lindsay Pennsylvania
8:30 am–11:30 am Content Focus: Children & Youth Dean, COTA/L, both of Greenville
WS 104 CC Lecture Hall Content Focus: General &
Izel Obermeyer, OTR/L, Technical College, Greenville, SC; Professional Issues
(SIS) DDSIS Annual Program: Westchester Institute for Human Melissa Tilton, COTA/L, LaVie
Cathy Dolhi, OTD, OTR/L,
Evidence-Based Sensory Strategies Development, Valhalla, NY; Rehab, Saugus, MA
FAOTA; Michael Allen, JD; Donald
and Assistive Technology Joan Toglia, PhD, OTR/L, Mercy Level: Introductory Walkovich, DHSc, OTR/L, all of
Interventions for Addressing College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
One way to ensure our profes- Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy
Occupational Participation Needs of Level: Intermediate sional development, success of Association, Harrisburg, PA; Dennis
People With Autism This Workshop will provide an future practitioners, and growth Giorno, Malady & Wooten, LLP,
Content Focus: Children & Youth in-depth look at how executive of our profession is by mentoring Harrisburg, PA; Ellen Kolodner,
function weaknesses influence MSS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Pennsylvania
Roseann Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, a student. This Short Course will
State Board of Occupational
FAOTA, Thomas Jefferson University, children’s participation in occupa- highlight the rewards and benefits Therapy Education and Licensure,
Philadelphia, PA; Erna Blanche, tions. Presenters will discuss how of being a fieldwork educator, Harrisburg, PA
PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, University of to incorporate a strategy-based and offer insights on providing a
Southern California, Los Angeles, Level: Introductory
executive function multi-context meaningful fieldwork experience
CA; Joseph Campbell, MEd, approach into the different tiers This session will provide attend-
OTR/L, ATP, Woods Services, in the context of today’s health-
under RTi in the classroom. ees with information related to
Langhorne, PA; Susanne Smith care environment.
the legal, legislative, and licensure
Roley, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA; Zoe
Mailloux, MA, OTR, FAOTA, both
Poster Session #1 10:00 am–11:30 am efforts currently taking place in
SC 120 CC 107AB Pennsylvania. Participants will
of Pediatric Therapy Network, 9:30 am–11:30 am learn how to be advocates for the
Torrance, CA (AOTA) Transition From School to
CC Ballroom A profession and consumers while
Level: Intermediate Adult Life, Consumer Directed
See page 37. simultaneously contributing to
Individuals with autism are at Supports, and Occupational Therapy their own professional growth
risk for decreased participation Conference Highlight Content Focus: Children & Youth and development.
in activities due to behaviors that Meira Orentlicher, PhD, OTR/L,
10:00 am–11:30 am
may be related to poor processing Touro College, New York, 10:00 am–11:30 am
SC 117 CC 105AB
and integration of sensory infor- NY; Cheryl Dougan, PA DPW SC 123 CC 201A
mation. This session will describe (AOTA) AOTA and CDC: Partners in Stakeholders Planning Team,
Policy and Falls Prevention Philadelphia, PA; Jackie Culbertson, Occupational Therapy Practitioners
evidence regarding sensory based
Content Focus: Health & Wellness Acumen Fiscal Agent, Mesa, AZ in Driver Rehabilitation and
approaches and assistive technol-
Christina Metzler, American Level: Intermediate Community Mobility: An Emerging
ogy interventions to support
Occupational Therapy Association, Practice
participation in individuals with Consumer directed supports is a
Bethesda, MD; Carol Siebert, MS, program used to fund students Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
autism of all ages.
OTR/L, FAOTA, Home Remedy, Disability, & Participation
The Developmental Disabilities during transition. Following a
Chapel Hill, NC Holly Alexander, OTR/L, CDRS;
Special Interest Section Business review of transition funding op-
Level: Introductory Marv Lawson, OTR/L, DRS, both
Meeting will take place during the tions, a mother of a young adult
of Fox Rehabilitation, Cherry Hill,
The session describes the project will describe his self-directed
first 15 minutes of this session. NJ; Matt Abisamra, OTR/L, CDRS,
AOTA has completed with the supports program. A Director of Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA
CDC’s National Center for Injury a disability service program will Level: Introductory
Prevention and Control assessing describe successes, challenges, and
policy issues which affect fall pre- OT roles.
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This presentation will examine the Revisions in educational legisla- riety of populations. This session Occupational therapists continue
role of the OT generalist in con- tion have brought sweeping will illustrate how occupational to assume leadership roles in
trast with an OT driver rehabilita- changes in school-based practice. therapists can use therapeutic interdisciplinary programs. Major
tion specialist when addressing the Using a health and wellness horticulture as a medium of concepts from current leadership
IADL of driving and community template, practitioners will design change in different practice set- theory will be presented with
mobility. Practical suggestions will an evidenced-based evaluation tings. Practitioners will gain ideas application to interdisciplinary
be offered related to the OT gener- plan that captures educationally and tools to incorporate into their programs. Increasing skill in this
alist transitioning to become more relevant information regarding interventions. area will promote competency
specialized in the emerging field of student participation and informs and prepare therapists to assume
driver rehabilitation. intervention planning and out- 10:00 am–11:30 am more non-traditional roles in this
come measurement. SC 130 CC 112AB area.
10:00 am–11:30 am (Cert) Effective Teaching for
SC 124 CC 201C 10:00 am–11:30 am Student Learning in Classroom 10:00 am–11:30 am
(Cert) Occupational Therapy’s Role SC 127 CC 204C Environments: Strategies for SC 147 CC 204B
in Evaluation and Treatment of Vision Therapy in the Pediatric Clinicians in Guest Lecturer, Pre-Assessment for Scoptopic
Vision Impairments Among Service Population: What Is It, Why Is It Adjunct, or New Faculty Roles Sensitivity in Children and
Members Who Have Sustained Necessary, Does It Work? Content Focus: General & Adults With Visual Perceptual
Brain Injury Content Focus: Children & Youth Professional Issues Dysfunction, Sensory Processing
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Mitchell Scheiman, Pennsylvania Pamalyn Kearney, MS, OTR/L; Disorders, and Light Sensitivity
Disability, & Participation College of Optometry, Philadelphia, Jennifer Pitonyak, MS, OTR/L, Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Deborah Voydetich, OTR/L, PA SCFES; Phyllis Blumberg, PhD, Disability, & Participation
Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Level: Introductory all of University of the Sciences, S. Shoshana Shamberg, MS,
Medical Center, Hopkins, MN; Philadelphia, PA; Sara Schroeder, OTR/L, AOTSS and Irlen Visual
Occupational therapists frequent- MS, OTR/L, University of
Tonya Mennem, OTR, SCLV, CLVT, Learning Center, Baltimore, MD
ly work with children with vision Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Contributing Author: Helen Irlen,
Medical Center, Houston, TX disorders and need to make deci- Level: Introductory PhD
sions about co-management and
Level: Intermediate This session will inform clinicians Level: Introductory
vision therapy. This Short Course
This session discusses evidence- who are guest speakers, adjunct,
will present the results of recent This session presents options for
based evaluation and interven- or new faculty about effective
high quality, randomized clinical screening for scoptopic sensitivity
tion techniques for Traumatic learner-centered teaching strate-
trials on the effectiveness of vision syndrome caused by visual stress
Brain Injury (TBI) with vision gies. Participants will engage in
therapy and the implications of and light sensitivity. The Irlen
impairments among wounded a variety of reflective, individual
this research for occupational Method, using color calibration
warriors. Participants will gain and small group activities, exam-
therapists. of the visual system, is supported
an understanding of occupational ine teaching practices, and con- by evidence-based research and
therapists role in evaluation and 10:00 am–11:30 am sider how to revise current course case studies. It is used with TBI,
treatment of vision impairments SC 128 CC 108A or lecture content to enhance dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, autism,
for TBI and how to enhance oc- student learning.
Successful Partnerships With chronic migraines, SI, low vision,
cupational performance. and writing problems.
Family Caregivers In Home Care 10:00 am–11:30 am
10:00 am–11:30 am Content Focus: Productive Aging SC 131 CC 113A 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
SC 125 CC 110AB Ann O’Sullivan, OTR/L, LSW, Issues in Evidence-Based
Southern Maine Agency on Aging,
RP 100 CC 201A
Fusing Intentional Relationships Management of Healthcare Interventions for Sensory
Scarborough, ME
With Infant Mental Health: Services Impairment After Stroke: A
Level: Introductory
Practical Strategies To Shape the Content Focus: General & Cochrane Systematic Review
Social Context Family caregivers of older adults Professional Issues
are vital partners in home health Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Dis-
Content Focus: Children & Youth Michael McNulty, OTD, OTR/L; ability, & Participation
care. We will examine challenges Katie Jordan, OTD, OTR/L, both of
Amy Russell-Yun, OTD, OTR; Susan Doyle, MS, OTR/L, Battle
Julianne Wiggins; Nicole Sosa, in the occupation of caregiv- University of Southern California, Los
Ground, WA
all of James Madison University, ing, which can impact both the Angeles, CA
achievement and sustainability of Contributing Authors: Sally Bennett,
Harrisonburg, VA Level: Intermediate
PhD, OT; Susan Fasoli, PhD,
Level: Intermediate gains made during treatment, and Just as clinicians are called to OTR/L; Kryss McKenna, PhD. OT
suggest strategies to partner with evidence-based practice, evidence-
This session integrates concepts Level: Intermediate
family caregivers as important based management has recently
from OT with infant mental Sensory impairments after stroke
stakeholders in the OT process. become a crucial competency
health and highlights the impor- impact use of the upper limb,
tance of occupation to support expected of healthcare adminis-
10:00 am–11:30 am trators and managers. This Short
functional outcomes and second-
the emotional development of SC 129 CC 108B ary complications. This Cochrane
young children and their families. Course concerns the develop-
Making the Non-Traditional Systematic Review evaluates the
It describes approaches designed ment, current issues, and practical
Traditional: Therapeutic Horticulture effectiveness of interventions for
to enhance performance by modi- implications of evidence-based
in High Definition sensory impairment in the upper
fying relationships. Participants management within healthcare
limb after stroke, highlighting
will be able to apply what they Content Focus: Health & Wellness administration discourses.
interventions that show promise
learn within case studies. Allison Darwin, MS, OTR/L,
in the clinical setting and future
Carolina Meadows Retirement 10:00 am–11:30 am
Community, Chapel Hill, NC; Katie SC 132 CC 201B research needs.
10:00 am–11:30 am
SC 126 CC 204A O’Toole; Katherine Stewart; Sharon Leading Interdisciplinary Programs:
Moore, all of University of North 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
Designing Client-Centered and Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel
Strategies for Success RP 101 CC 201C
Occupation-Based Evaluation in Hill, NC Content Focus: General & Structural Relationship Between
School-Based Practice Level: Introductory Professional Issues
Stroke Indicators and Stroke
Content Focus: Children & Youth Patricia Gentile, DPS, OTR/L, Variables
Gardening is an instrumental
Jamaica Hospital Home Health
Patricia Laverdure, OTR/L, Fairfax activity of daily living that can be Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Agency, New York, NY
County Public Schools, Oak Hill, VA interesting and beneficial to a va- Disability, & Participation
Level: Intermediate
Level: Intermediate

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Thursday, April 14 Afternoon

Melinda Rybski, The Ohio State and Japanese individuals, reveal- Contributing Authors: Candace The Relationship Between Sensory
University, New Albany, OH ing six interrelating themes con- Mack, OTR/L; Grace Fisher, EdD, Processing and Parent-Child Play
Level: Advanced tributing to the central concept OTR/L Preferences
Structural equation modeling of motivation. This motivation Level: Introductory Content Focus: Children & Youth
(SEM) was used to elucidate was shown to be a very dynamic, The unique experiences of Lisa Mische Lawson, PhD, CTRS,
the second-order relationships highly individualized phenom- mothers of children with Autism University of Kansas Medical
between the International Classi- enon, suggesting a possible Spectrum Disorders (ASD) were Center, Kansas City, KS
fication of Functioning, Disability framework for better exploring investigated using a phenomeno- Contributing Author: Melissa
and Health (ICF) conceptual and supporting engagement in logical approach. Semi-structured Welters-Davis, MS, OTR/L
model components for persons activities that support health and interviews were completed with Level: Introductory
who have experienced a stroke. wellness in aging across cultures. eight mothers of children with This study investigated the pos-
The National Health Interview ASD. Interviews were transcribed sible relationship between sensory
Survey (NHIS), considered the 12:30 pm–1:30 pm and analyzed using grounded processing patterns and play
standard for assessing the health RP 103 CC 204A theory building techniques allow- preferences of parents and their
of the United States, was used as “I’m My Child’s Prefrontal Lobe”: ing the research data to become children. Results suggest there
a link to the ICF Stroke Core Set Evaluations of the Performance of an expression of the mothers’ may be a relationship between
codes. This study confirmed the Everyday Activities by Parents of experiences. A grounded theory some, but not all parent and
association between the compo- Children With Autism called The Contextual Model child sensory processing patterns
nents of the ICF conceptual model Content Focus: Children & Youth of Coping and Acceptance of and between parents’ sensory
and also identified important gaps Jessica Kramer, PhD, OTR/L; Mothers of Children with ASD processing patterns and their play
in the NHIS as it relates to the Wendy Coster, PhD, OTR/L; (CMCA) emerged. It explores the preferences with their children.
amount and distribution of im- Ying-Chia Kao, MS, OTR; Gael multiple contexts in which moth- The information obtained from
pairments associated with stroke Orsmond, PhD, all of Boston ering a child with ASD occur and this study will assist occupational
in the United States. University, Boston, MA how the use of adaptive strategies therapists in treatment planning
Level: Intermediate and support systems helps moth-
Perception of Feeding Tasks and interventions for children
and Work Environment of Parents of children with autism ers move towards acceptance and and their families from a sensory
Direct Caregivers in Institutions participated in web-based and in- promotes family function. processing perspective.
for People With Cognitive person focus groups and cognitive
DisabilitiesContent Focus: interviews to review the Pediatric 12:30 pm–1:30 pm 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
Rehabilitation, Disability, & Evaluation of Disability Inventory RP 104 CC 204B RP 105 CC 204C
Participation (PEDI). Understanding how par- Engaged Moments: Mediated Action Activity Choices in Recovery From
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, ents of children with autism make and Autism Late-Life DepressionContent Focus:
Disability, & Participation rating decisions on the PEDI Content Focus: Children & Youth Mental Health
Dalia Sachs, PhD, OT; Noa Gilad, enabled researchers to further Nancy Bagatell, Quinnipiac Content Focus: Mental Health
MA, OT, both of The University of revise the assessment to enhance University, Hamden, CT Mary Leibold, PhD, University of
Haifa, Haifa, Israel its relevance for this population. Level: Advanced Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Level: Intermediate Parents of Young Children With One of the basic assumptions Contributing Authors: Joan Rogers,
The study presents a model that Autism Spectrum Disorders: Their of occupational therapy is that PhD, OTR/L; Margo Holm, PhD,
illustrates how the perceptions Experiences and Perceptions of engagement in occupation is sup- OTR/L; Ketki Raina, PhD, OTR/L;
and practices of the feeding task Occupational Therapy portive of health and development. Charles Reynolds III, MD; Elizabeth
to caregivers in institutions for Content Focus: Children & Youth However, there has been relatively Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L
people with cognitive disabilities Panagiotis Rekoutis, PhD, OTR/L, little exploration of the construct Level: Intermediate
affect the quality of their work McCarton School and New York of engagement in occupation, When older adults were in
environment. The model provides University, New York, NY particularly in children. This study recovery from depression, they
initial directions for occupational Contributing Authors: Jim Hinojosa, explored, through microanalysis of continued, stopped, and resumed
therapists’ intervention in training PhD, OT, FAOTA; Ruth Segal, PhD, video recordings, how and why a activities from depression as well
caregivers and in shaping the work OTR child with autism engaged in class- as began new activities. Themes
environment of feeding tasks. Level: Introductory room occupations. The findings elucidating their activity choices
Semi-structured interviews with of the study suggest that focusing were identified. Understanding
12:30 pm–1:30 pm 12 families following a phenom- on mediated action provides an the patients’ perspective can focus
RP 102 CC 201B enological approach helped to understanding of engagement that assessments and interventions
Perceptions and Engagement in reveal parental perceptions of is useful for intervention planning. for individual patients as well as
Meaningful, Creative Activities occupational therapy and the Improving Variables of Attention populations.
by the Elderly: A Cross-Cultural parents’ experiences with the and Social Responsiveness in Perceived Need for Skill
Comparison occupational therapists working Children With Autism Spectrum Competencies in Infant Mental
Content Focus: Productive Aging with their children diagnosed Disorder (ASD) Health: Occupational Therapy and
Clair Gabriel; Ai Takado; Anna with Autism Spectrum Disorders Content Focus: Children & Youth Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Jensen; Kimmy Griffin; Greg (ASD). This study is unique at this Content Focus: Mental Health
Guy McCormack, PhD, OTR/L,
Wintz, PhD, OTR/L, all of Eastern point as it specifically examined FAOTA, Samuel Merritt University, Kathleen Flecky, OTD, OTR/L;
Washington University, Spokane, WA the parent-occupational therapist Oakland, CA Ashley Hedden, OTD, OTR/L;
Level: Introductory relationship in families with chil- Level: Intermediate Kristen Leighton, OTD, OTR/L, all
Engagement in leisure and cre- dren diagnosed with an ASD. of Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Studies suggest that children with
ative activity is integral to success- Mothers of Children With Autism: ASD benefit from engaging in Level: Introductory
ful aging. In order to assist the A Contextual Model of Coping and computer-brain interface (virtual The aim of the growing field of
elderly in discovering or sustain- Acceptance reality) games. Neurofeedback infant mental health is to promote
ing engagement in these activities, Content Focus: Children & Youth (NF) uses brainwaves to monitor socio-emotional well being of
this study further investigated the LeeAnn Bower, COTA/L; Daniel attention and provides operant young children through family
perceived supports and barriers to Holbrook, PTA; Rae Beth Mattioli, conditioning feedback that pro- relationship-based intervention
this engagement across cultures. COTA/L; Denise Knapp, COTA/L, motes self regulation of negative and the prevention of childhood
Interviews were conducted with all of Misericordia University, Dallas, mental health issues. Occupa-
American, Japanese American, PA tional therapists are key members

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Afternoon Thursday, April 14

of infant mental health teams 12:30 pm–2:00 pm therapy to address performance 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
with skills to advance this field. SC 133 CC 108A challenges that will enable partici- SC 139 CC 113A
The purpose of this study was (AOTA) Medicare Policy Update: pation for older workers. A Community-Based Occupational
to explore the perspectives of Part A Therapy Intervention To Facilitate
practicing infant mental health 12:30 pm–2:00 pm Aging in Place: The Need, the
Content Focus: General & Profes-
providers, including occupational sional Issues
SC 136 CC 109AB Intervention and Its Results, and
therapists, on their view of key
Jennifer Bogenrief, JD, American Using Problem-Based Learning Barriers to Implementation
knowledge and skill competencies Occupational Therapy Association, and Computer Case Simulation To Content Focus: Productive Aging
in infant mental health needed for Bethesda, MD Promote Critical Thinking in Entry- Chava Sheffield, MS, OTR/L,
practice in working with children Contributing Author: Chuck Level MSOT Students Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
and families. Findings will be Willmarth Content Focus: Academic & Services, Baltimore, MD; Mary
discussed in terms of how to ad- Level: Introductory Fieldwork Education Becker-Omvig, MS, OTR/L, CAPS,
vance occupational therapy’s role Kathleen Klein, MS, OTR, BCP; Howard County Office on Aging,
Reimbursement and Regulatory
on infant mental health teams. Mary Kientz, MS, OTR; Camille Columbia, MD
Policy staff will provide the latest
Atypical Sensory Processing Sauerwald, EdM, OTR, all of Level: Introductory
updates in Medicare Part A and Richard Stockton College of New
Profiles of Youth Labeled as will discuss Medicare reimburse- While most older adults express
At-Risk and Their Implications in Jersey, Pomona, NJ
ment policies, procedures and a desire to Age in Place, many
Occupational Therapy Interventions Level: Introductory
documentation requirements, as face the threat of nursing home
Content Focus: Mental Health This session describes an innova- placement due to disability. By
well as information on resources
Chi-Kwan Shea, PhD, OTR/L; Ellen tive computer simulation case designing interventions to prevent
to achieve reimbursement. Topics
Mitchell, both of Samuel Merritt study assignment based on a functional decline, increase safety,
will include but are not limited to:
University, Oakland, CA problem-based learning approach and reduce falls, an occupational
skilled nursing facility and home
Contributing Authors: Mace Basco, that provides an enhanced learning therapy intervention aimed to op-
health policy changes.
OTR/L; Amy Anderson, MS, experience and improved learning timize performance among older
OTR/L; Teddie Gentry, MS, OTR/L outcomes. Using features available
12:30 pm–2:00 pm adults can be created. This session
Level: Intermediate SC 134 CC 112AB in the LMSs (such as Blackboard) will explore the challenges faced
The study analyzed data from this assignment addressed integra- by at-risk older adults, the com-
Justice For All: Ethical Issues in
two questionnaires completed by tive learning outcomes from five ponents of effective interventions,
Occupational Therapy Practice
participants of a community-based concurrent courses. and barriers to implementation.
Content Focus: General &
program in order to consider impli- Professional Issues
cations to occupational therapy 12:30 pm–2:00 pm 12:30 pm–3:30 pm
S. Maggie Reitz, PhD, OTR/L, SC 137 CC 111AB
interventions for the at-risk youth FAOTA, Towson University, Towson,
WS 107 CC 106AB
population. The two question- MD; Janie Scott, MA, OT/L, Understanding and Treating Chronic (AOTF) SoTL: Pathway to Evidence-
naires are: 1) Sensory Profile Self FAOTA, Occupational Therapy Pain Based Education
Questionnaires for Adolescent and and Aging-in-Place Consultant, Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Content Focus: Academic &
Adults and 2) a short questionnaire Columbia, MD Disability, & Participation Fieldwork Education
substantiating environmental fac- Level: Introductory Cynthia Hayden, DHEd, OTR/L, Andrea Bilics, PhD, OTR/L,
tors and youth experiences relating The newly revised American Nashville State Community College, Worcester State College,
to potential sensory processing Nashville, TN Worcester, MA; John White, PhD,
Occupational Therapy Associa-
challenges. Current evidence-based tion Occupational Therapy Code Level: Introductory Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
interventions addressing sensory of Ethics and Ethical Standards Many conditions OTs treat are Level: Intermediate
processing deficits were examined. (2010) highlight two areas of jus- considered chronic pain, which This Workshop will review previ-
The findings support OT interven- tice: social justice and procedural affects all areas of occupation. ous work under the auspices of
tions that promote sensory process- justice. This interactive presenta- Severe pain can be a mentally, the AOTF Scholarship of Teach-
ing knowledge among at-risk tion will debate the potential physically, and spiritually drain- ing and Learning (SoTL) initiative
youth to successfully support their role for occupational therapy ing experience. Symptoms and and provide opportunities for
everyday life. practitioners in addressing the risk factors of persons with participants to identify, design,
principles related to justice. chronic pain are outlined and and plan individual or collabora-
12:30 pm–1:30 pm occupational therapy treatment tive studies. The Workshop will
Talk About 1 CC 202AB 12:30 pm–2:00 pm techniques are delineated. encourage participants to estab-
(AOTA) Meeting Occupational and SC 135 CC 110AB lish networks to support efforts
Health Needs in Rural Areas Productive Aging and Older 12:30 pm–2:00 pm and dissemination of results.
Through Networking, Outreach, and Workers: Supporting Participation SC 138 CC 108B
Advocacy in Valued Work Occupations Children, Trauma and Sensory Conference Highlight
Content Focus: General & Content Focus: Productive Aging Issues: How Can We Help? 12:30 pm–3:30 pm
Professional Issues Content Focus: Children & Youth
Charles Berstecher, OTR/L, ATP, WS 108 CC 102AB
Anne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, CAPS, Georgia Department of Jean MacLachlan, MS, OTR/L,
BCMH, FAOTA, San Jose State (AOTA) Learning To Work Effectively
Labor, College Park, GA; Traci Salem State College, Salem, MA
University, San Jose, CA Swartz, OTD, OTR/L; Hsiang-
With Other Cultures
Level: Introductory
Level: Intermediate Yu Yang, OTD, OTR/L, both of Content Focus: General &
Learn about the connection Professional Issues
This course identifies the rewards Georgia Institute of Technology,
Atlanta, GA between childhood neglect and Lavonne Fox, PhD, OTR/L;
and challenges of providing trauma, sensory processing issues
Level: Introductory Debra Hanson, PhD, OTR/L;
occupational therapy in rural and daily occupations. Understand Janet Jedlicka, PhD, OTR/L;
communities and explores ways The intrinsic drive to experi- what some of the behaviors mean Anne Haskins, PhD, OTR/L, all
of expanding rural OT practices ence meaningful occupations has and how to support occupational of University of North Dakota,
through advocacy and program become more evident with a dra- participation with accommodations Grand Forks, ND; Jaime Muñoz,
development. Participants will matic growth of senior adults in and environmental modifications. PhD, OTR/L, Duquesne University,
have the opportunity to share the workforce and has been linked Pittsburgh, PA
resources and help create a net- as a key component of successful Level: Introductory
work of occupational therapists aging. This trend requires a diverse Can learning about different
interested in rural practice. profession such as occupational cultures make us better thera-
pists? This session provides you

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Thursday, April 14 Afternoon

with the opportunity to enter and Davenport, IA; Gloria Frolek Clark, their opportunities, challenges, and The Mental Health Special Inter-
participate in a new culture to PhD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA, Private professional development needs in est Section Business Meeting will
broaden your knowledge and un- Practice, Adel, IA; Zoe Mailloux, order to reach readiness to provide take place during the first 30
derstanding of culture in general. MA, OTR/L, FAOTA, Pediatric minutes of this session.
services in their districts.
Therapy Network, Torrance, CA;
Your perceptions of intercultural
Karrie Kingsley, OTD, OTR/L,
interactions, communication 12:30 pm–3:30 pm 12:30 pm–3:30 pm
University of Southern California,
skills, cultural misunderstandings Los Angeles, CA; Tien-Ni Wang, WS 113 CC 107AB WS 115 CC 113C
and empathy will be affected. PhD, OT, Chang Gung University, (SIS) HCHSIS Annual Program: Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery
Taiwan; Jennifer Kluever; Meghan The Home and Community-Based in High Definition: Suggestions for
Conference Highlight Barnett; Nicole Rowold; Meredith Team of OTs—Our Roles and Occupational Therapy Based on a
Carr, all of St. Ambrose University, Responsibilities to Each Other Longitudinal Study of a Survivor’s
12:30 pm–3:30 pm Davenport, IA
WS 109 CC 103BC and the Patient After Inpatient Experience
Contributing Authors: Meredith Discharge Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
(AOTA) Occupational Therapy in the Carr; Nicole Rowold; Jennifer
Content Focus: Productive Aging Disability, & Participation
U.S. Military: Part 2 of 2 Kluever; Amanda Wheelock;
Meghan Barnett; Breanne Hinkle; Tina Shadley, OTR/L, South Julie Gray, PhD, OTR/L, University of
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Mariko Yamazake; Christy Chase Carolina Department of Health Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Disability, & Participation
Level: Intermediate and Environmental Control, Irmo, Level: Introductory
Robinette Amaker, United States SC; Missi Zahoransky, MSHS, A survivor’s story of stroke recov-
Army, Academy of Health This session will outline the pro- OTR/L, Total Rehabilitation
Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, TX; cess involved in evidence-based ery will be presented. Qualitative
Specialists, Hinckley, OH; Mary
Peter Reinhardt, Lt. Col, MS, methods were used to analyze
literature reviews including the Jo McGuire, MS, OTR/L, OTPP,
OTR/L, United States Air Force, detailed information about a
development of the focused ques- FAOTA, TherapyInAkron, Akron,
United States Air Force Academy, survivor’s recovery experience,
tions, search strategy, challenges OH; Catherine Piersol, MS,
Colorado Springs, CO; Shanna from acute rehabilitation through
faced and strategies to overcome OTR/L, Thomas Jefferson University,
Garcia, LCDR, MSC, MBA, MOT,
those challenges. Specific findings Philadelphia, PA; Marnie Renda, the first year following a stroke.
OTR, United States Navy/USMC, MEd, OTR/L, CAPS, Destination Her experience was explored via
Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC; from the reviews will be presented
Home, Cincinnati, OH review of rehabilitation docu-
Mary Erickson; Donald Hawkins; along with implications for prac-
Thomas J. Jenuens; Melissa Parkes; Level: Intermediate mentation; interviews with the
tice, education, and research.
Karla Slater; Lisa Smurr; Yvette With decreasing inpatient stays, survivor, her rehabilitation team,
Woods; Kathleen Yancosek, all of 12:30 pm–3:30 pm community-based OTs need to un- caregivers, family members, and
United States Army WS 111 CC 104AB derstand roles and responsibilities friends; and observation of daily
Level: Introductory to each other and how to effec- activities in context. Findings
The Compelling Evidence for Motor
In the past decade, the responsi- tively cooperate and avoid “single yielded insights on the survivor’s
Learning Practices in Occupation-
bilities of occupational therapists focus” practice. A panel of OTs ideas about occupation and
Based Neurorehabilitation: Theory
in the United States military from Home Health, Part B, Home recovery, how occupations were
and Principles of Scientific Practice
have expanded to include roles Mod, and community practice will carried out on a daily basis, and
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
as clinicians and researchers. As be part of this interactive session. how changes occurred in occupa-
Disability, & Participation
clinicians, occupational therapists tion and notions of recovery over
Clare Giuffrida, PhD, OTR/L; The Home & Community Health
work in hand therapy, upper time. Implications for effective
Kinsuk Maitra, PhD, OTR/L, Rush Special Interest Section Business
extremity neuromusculoskeletal University Medical Center, Chicago, practice will be discussed.
Meeting will take place during the
evaluation, behavioral health, IL first 30 minutes of this session.
combat stress control, amputee 12:30 pm–3:30 pm
Level: Intermediate
care, burn therapy, ergonomics, 12:30 pm–3:30 pm WS 116 CC 103A
This session revisits learning
traumatic brain injury, pediatrics, WS 114 CC 113B Accommodations in the Clinic,
theories, principles, and practices
and support of warrior transi- (SIS) MHSIS Annual Program: Classroom and Fieldwork Setting
guiding the therapy process. High
tion units. Attendees will learn definition evidence for physi- Infusing Sensory Approaches Content Focus: Academic &
about the functions of OT in Across Mental Health Practice Fieldwork Education
cal and mental motor learning
these varied practice areas and practices will be drawn from neu- Settings–National and International Robin Jones, MPA, COTA/L, ROH,
hear from several therapists who Initiatives University of Illinois at Chicago,
rorehabilitation research. Motor
have served in Operation Iraqi Chicago, IL; Catherine Brady, EdD,
learning’s connection to neurosci- Content Focus: Mental Health OTR/L, Governors State University,
Freedom and Operation Enduring ence and cognitive science will be Tina Champagne, OTD, OTR/L, University Park, IL
Freedom (Afghanistan). discussed as basic to OT research Center for Human Development, Level: Intermediate
and practice. Springfield, MA; Jane Koomar, PhD,
12:30 pm–3:30 pm OTR/L, FAOTA, OTA Watertown, Disability is part of the diversity
WS 110 CC Lecture Hall 12:30 pm–3:30 pm Watertown, MA; Linda Olson, MS, in our classrooms and clinics.
(AOTA) Evidence-Based Literature WS 112 CC 105AB OTR/L, Rush University, Chicago, Learn best practices for accom-
Review on Occupational Therapy IL; Dorothy Frederick, MS, OTR/L, modating students and practi-
(AOTA) Are You Ready To Provide Center for Human Development, tioners with disabilities across
and Early Intervention/Early Secondary Transition Services?
Childhood Springfield, MA; Michael Wilson, various settings. Emphasis will
Content Focus: Children & Youth MEd, RN; Geoffrey Lau, MS, be on understanding the legal
Content Focus: Children & Youth OTR/L, both of Queensland Health,
Meira Orentlicher, PhD, OTR/L, implications and use of creative
Deborah Lieberman, MHSA, Touro College, New York, NY; Brisbane, Australia
OTR/L, FAOTA, American problem solving to enable quali-
Doris Pierce, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Level: Intermediate
Occupational Therapy Association, fied individuals to succeed in the
Eastern Kentucky University, This program reviews recent
Bethesda, MD; Marian Arbesman, Richmond, KY; Tina Mankey, profession.
PhD, OTR/L, Arbesideas, literature supporting use of
EdD, OTR/L, University of Central
Williamsville, NY; Jane Case-Smith, Arkansas, Conway, AR trauma-informed, sensory ap- Conference Highlight
EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, The Ohio proaches with people with mental (AOTA) ACOTE Standards Open
Level: Intermediate
State University, Columbus, OH; illness. National and international Hearing
Diane Kellegrew, PhD, OTR/L, Prepare to offer school-based tran- presenters will provide examples
University of Southern California, Los sition services to adolescents by of how sensory interventions are
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Angeles, CA; Tsu-Hsin Howe, PhD, viewing, and then discussing with facilitating OT leadership and cul- MP Liberty Ballroom
OTR, New York University, New experts, the movie Graduating Pe- ture change across levels of care. ESRC representatives will be
York, NY; Theresa Schlabach, PhD, ter. A nominal group process will
OTR/L, BCP, St. Ambrose University, presenting highlights of the
be used to elicit from participants
32 AOTA’s 2011 Annual Conference & Expo
Through the USC Doctor of Occupational Therapy The USC Occupational Science Ph.D. program will
(OTD) program, you will learn how to apply new prepare you to become an academic leader as a
knowledge developed in occupational science to career scientist through immersion in established
meet the challenges of health needs and changing interdisciplinary funded research groups to
health care systems. The professional doctorate support skill development in producing peer
program is individualized and provides the reviewed publications and fundable research
following four leadership tracks so that each proposals, managing a research group, and
student can chart his or her own future while flourishing in the academic work environment.
studying with our outstanding faculty who are on
the vanguard of occupational therapy practice and You will benefit from small classes, individual
occupational science research: attention, mentoring from career scientists, and
interaction and collaboration with fellow students
 Advanced Clinical Practice of high academic ability in a community of
 Policy/Administrative Leadership scholars. You will participate in socially responsive
 Educational Leadership research groups that will train you to take
 Clinical Research Expertise Occupational Science and the professoriate of
Occupational Therapy to the next level in:
All OTD students take at least two courses in other
schools or divisions at USC. These courses  Clinical Trials for Occupational Therapy
constitute your cognates which you can choose and Rehabilitation Interventions
from USC schools and programs such as:  Health Disparities and Cultural Influences
on Health and Recovery
 School of Policy, Planning, and  Community Reintegration and Social
Development Participation
 School of Business  Engagement, Activity, and Neuroscience
 School of Gerontology
 Public Health Program FELLOWSHIP SUPPORT:
 School of Education Total support is about $60,000 per year, including:
full tuition coverage, a $28,000 living stipend, and
TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS AVAILABLE student health and dental benefits.

Call toll-free 866.385.4250, online http://ot.usc.edu, tweet @USC_OT, or visit us at Booth 321
USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, 1540 Alcazar St., CHP 133, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Visit this AOTA Bronze Sponsor at Booth 321

Jefferson’s Department of Occupational Therapy
Welcomes you to Philadelphia!

Visit our booth to learn about our new

Advanced Practice Certificates in Occupational Therapy.
• Teaching in the Digital Age
• Emerging as Leaders in Autism Practice and Research
• Neuroscience: A Foundation for Occupational Therapy
• Innovative Practice with Older Adults

Each program is 10–12 credits and can be completed online in 12–16 months part time.
All credits can be transferred into Jefferson’s OTD.


Redefining Healthcare Education

Thomas Jefferson University www.Jefferson.edu/occupational_therapy
Visit us at Booth 220
Afternoon Thursday, April 14

Standards survey results and an- Lauren Ellis; Shruti Cherian, MSEd; Christine Craik, MPhil, FCOT, Carrie O’Malley, MS, OTR/L,
ticipated revisions of the ACOTE Jenny Womack, MS, OTR/L, DMS, MCMI, FHEA, British Journal Clarks Summit State Hospital, Clarks
SCDCM; Susan Coppola, MS, of Occupational Therapy, London, Summit, PA; William Lambert, MS,
Accreditation Standards for a
OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, all of United Kingdom OTR/L, The University of Scranton,
Doctoral-Degree-Level Educa- University of North Carolina-Chapel Scranton, PA
Level: Intermediate
tional Program for the Occupa- Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
This Short Course will guide par- Level: Intermediate
tional Therapist, Accreditation Level: Introductory
Standards for a Master’s-Degree- ticipants through each stage of the This study sought to explore how
Though environmental modifica- peer review publication process social interaction and level of
Level Educational Program for
tions are often implemented to from choosing the key message, arousal increased through par-
the Occupational Therapist, and
address barriers to leisure travel, selecting a relevant publication, to ticipation in a cooking program as
the Accreditation Standards for
more can be done for those with interpreting author guidelines and perceived by occupational therapy
an Educational Program for the
disabilities and older adults. This responding to reviewers’ com- practitioners who facilitate cooking
Occupational Therapy Assistant.
session utilizes a participation lens ments. It will provide practical programs at a state psychiatric hos-
to change the conversation from guidance and support for those pital. Data was collected utilizing
Poster Session #2 accessible tourism to inclusive wishing to submit to an interna- a questionnaire and focus group.
tourism and opens opportuni- tional publication. Four central themes emerged: cook-
1:00 pm–3:00 pm ties for OT to be involved in this ing groups facilitate the acquisition
CC Ballroom A emerging practice area. 2:00 pm–3:30 pm of life skills, patients increase social
See page 43. SC 146 CC 204C skills, patient progress toward a va-
2:00 pm–3:30 pm Mixed Method Research Designs riety of treatment goals is achieved
2:00 pm–3:30 pm SC 143 CC 202AB for Occupation-Based Research to varying degrees, and patients
SC 140 CC 201A (Cert) Occupational Therapy’s Key Content Focus: General & learn about nutrition. The results
(AOTA) Facilitators and Barriers to Role in the Interdisciplinary Team Professional Issues of the study provided evidence that
Addressing Driving and Community Approach To Improving Patient Martha Sanders, PhD, OTR/L, CPE, cooking groups assist patients in
Mobility Outcomes Through Use of a Medical Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT meeting treatment goals.
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Passport Level: Intermediate Cooking Groups: Are We Helping
Disability, & Participation Content Focus: Rehabilitation, People More Than We Know?
Mixed method research designs
Elin Schold Davis, OTR/L, CDRS, Disability, & Participation Content Focus: Mental Health
combine qualitative and quantita-
American Occupational Therapy Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, Richelle Steele, MS, OT; Robyn
tive methods to investigate and
Association, Bethesda, MD SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, Cedars-Sinai Healey, MS, OTR/L; Lindsay Miller,
interpret findings using rigor-
Level: Introductory Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA MS, OT; Jennifer Walter, MS, OTR/L;
ous, in-depth explanations. This
Safe senior transportation is a na- Level: Introductory Grace Fisher, EdD, OTR/L, all of
Workshop will present four
tional and international need. Ex- While quality of hospital care Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
mixed method designs, examples
pert speakers will describe current outcomes have improved, the Level: Intermediate
of mixed method studies, and
research, partnering initiatives for U.S. healthcare system persists discuss means to strengthen par- This study sought to identify and
successful expansion of occupa- in having broken processes in ticipants’ research interests using describe the perceptions of adult
tional therapy services, developing transitional care and community mixed method approaches. patients participating in occupa-
local referral networks to ensure reentry for patients with disabili- tional therapy cooking groups
availability of screening, assess- ties. This presentation will discuss 2:30 pm–3:00 pm in a state psychiatric hospital.
ment, and evaluation to address a model of patient/family educa- PA 100 CC 113A Twenty-one participants, all of
the needs of the at-risk driver tion using a Medical Passport to The Relationship Between Sensory whom were diagnosed with severe
improve continuity and transition Processing, Physiological Stress, and persistent mental illness,
2:00 pm–3:30 pm to the community. and Sleep Quality in Children With participated in the study. Obser-
SC 141 CC 201B Autism vations were collected by the re-
Supervision Smoothies: Blending 2:00 pm–3:30 pm searchers as field notes and group
SC 144 CC 204A Content Focus: Children & Youth
Up Success for Supervisors and interviews were conducted at the
Stacey Reynolds, PhD, OTR/L;
Students Reimbursable Occupational Therapy Shelly Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, end of four cooking groups. Five
Content Focus: Academic & Services for those with Dementia both of Virginia Commonwealth central themes emerged: positive
Fieldwork Education in LTC University, Richmond, VA feelings and memories, learning
Kari Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Content Focus: Productive Aging Contributing Author: Leroy Thacker, new skills, active participation,
Melinda Glass, OTR/L, both of Valley Kim Warchol, OTR/L, Dementia PhD interpersonal relations, and team-
Medical Center, Snohomish, WA Care Specialists, Hillsborough, NC Level: Intermediate work. The patients’ perspectives
Level: Intermediate Level: Introductory of cooking groups were positive
This study explored the relation-
This high-energy, interactive Short and demonstrated perceived ben-
OTs are needed now to serve ship between physiological and
Course will focus on four key efits of occupational therapy.
those with Alzheimer’s disease behavioral responses to sensory
areas related to success during and related dementias in LTC stimuli and sleep quality in children 2:30 pm–3:30 pm
clinical experiences. Using the settings. Keys to successful OT with Autism Spectrum Disorders RP 107 CC 108B
framework of popular “smooth- intervention including Func- (ASD). We further explored which
ie” drinks, participants will be tional Cognitive Assessment variables would best predict good
Multisensory Hypersensitivity
drawn into a discussion that and development of stage-based sleepers from poor sleepers. Results
in Women With Fibromyalgia:
highlights the many ingredients intervention plans using Allen’s suggest that sensory over-respon-
Implications for Well-Being and
needed for success and that em- theory will be presented. Keys for sivity is an important feature to
phasizes healthy experiences for reimbursement and securing refer- consider in the treatment of sleep Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
students and supervisors. rals will be discussed. Disability, & Participation
disorders in children with ASD.
Julia Wilbarger, PhD, OTR; Elise
2:00 pm–3:30 pm 2:00 pm–3:30 pm 2:30 pm–3:30 pm Puracchio; Christina DeAno, all of
SC 142 CC 201C SC 145 CC 204B RP 106 CC 108A University of Wisconsin, Madison,
(Cert) Changing the Conversation Publishing Your Research in an Efficacy and Evidence: Psychosocial Level: Intermediate
About Accessible Tourism: Bringing International Peer-Reviewed Cooking Groups Increase Social
Participation Into Focus Publication Interaction Two studies found increased
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, sensory over responsiveness (SOR)
Content Focus: General & Content Focus: Mental Health
Disability, & Participation Professional Issues to stimuli in multiple modalities

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Thursday, April 14 Afternoon/Evening

in women with fibromyalgia (FM) plinary collaboration for defining with autism spectrum disorders. Carol Lambdin, OTD, OTR/L,
compared to control groups using professional roles to help support Implications for practice will be Florida International University,
a self-report questionnaire (study 1) work performance of employees discussed and recommendations for Miami, FL
and physiological measures (mag- facing numerous stressors. classroom-wide interventions in a Level: Introductory
nitude of electrodermal responses- Supporting Workplace Participation: natural context will be presented. Occupational therapy students
EDR) (study 2). The FM group had Effects of Job Accommodations struggle with stress which can
a significantly higher mean total 2:30 pm–3:30 pm create occupational imbalance. To
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
score on the self-report question- Disability, & Participation RP 110 CC 110AB decrease stress and promote oc-
naire when compared to a pain free Hsiang-Yu Yang, OTD, OTR/L, Exploring Mealtime Occupations for cupational balance, an extracur-
control group (n=25) and a group CATEA, Georgia Institute of Preschoolers ricular program was implemented
with rheumatoid arthritis (RA, Technology, Atlanta, GA Content Focus: Children & Youth and environmental support was
n=28). The mean EDR magnitudes Contributing Authors: Frances Kristin Winston, PhD, OTR/L; Mary provided. Results indicated that
of the FM group (n=4) were higher Harris, PhD; Jon A. Sanford, MArch Wade; Rebecca Nichols; Ashley such programming may be critical
for all stimuli compared to pain Level: Introductory Scott, all of University of Southern to professional development.
free controls (n=4). Differences Maine, Lewiston, ME Diabetes Care and Occupations
This paper presents a research proj-
were statistically significant for two Level: Introductory of Young Adulthood: Remediating
ect that aims to better understand
auditory tone stimuli (400 & 1000 Addressing the need indentified for Tensions and Enabling Participation
the influence of workplace accom-
hz) and one of tactile stimuli. in-depth descriptions of occupa-
modations on participation of em- Content Focus: Health & Wellness
ployees with mobility disabilities. tions, researchers examined shared Elizabeth Pyatak, MA, OTR/L,
2:30 pm–3:30 pm mealtimes in a preschool setting
Implications to OT practice will University of Southern California, Los
RP 108 CC 111AB through participant-observation Angeles, CA
be discussed in order to support
Development of a Functional participation, in addition to task and video recording. An occupa- Level: Introductory
Capacity Evaluation of Work performance, in the workplace. tional science-based description The aim of this study was to
Performance for Individuals With of the capacities, knowledge, and develop an in-depth understand-
Mild to Moderate Stroke 2:30 pm–3:30 pm skills required for participation in ing of how young adults with
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, RP 109 CC 109AB mealtimes was created. By generat- diabetes balance their diabetes
Disability, & Participation ing an understanding of what is
Health Outcomes of a Community care with engagement in meaning-
Vicki Kaskutas, OTD, Washington Wellness Program for Children: required for participation in this ful occupations. Many young
University, St. Louis, MO occupation, this study serves to
Fitness, yoU, and Nutrition (FUN) adults participate in occupations
Contributing Authors: Gary Johnson; inform occupational therapists and
Content Focus: Children & Youth that incorporate experimenta-
Justin Barber provides a foundational frame-
Jane O’Brien, PhD, OTR; tion and risk-taking, presenting
Level: Introductory work for future researchers.
Gwendolyn Duren; Nicole a challenging conflict for young
Since there is an increase in the Kerrigan; Kaylin Regula, all The Relationship Between Sensory adults with diabetes, the manage-
prevalence of mild to moderate of University of New England, Sensitivities and Oral Care in ment of which benefits from a
stroke in individuals of working Portland, ME Children With Autism Spectrum high degree of routinization. A
age, there is a need for a work as- Level: Introductory Disorders qualitative study of young adults
sessment battery to measure work This study measured the cost Content Focus: Children & Youth revealed seven themes describing
performance in this population. effectiveness and influence of the Leah Stein, MA, OTR/L, University of the relationship between occupa-
Work is integral to participation FUN program, a MOHO-based Southern California, Pasadena, CA tional engagement and diabetes
in society, and work is an area of community program, on enabling Contributing Authors: Sharon care in their everyday lives. These
occupation within the scope of oc- children to make lifestyle modifica- Cermak, EdD, OTR, FAOTA; Jose themes illustrate the need for OT
cupational therapy. This research tions (including interests, motiva- Polido, DDS; Zoe Mailloux, MA, intervention in this population,
describes development and pilot tions, and values) that will reduce OTR/L; Gina Coleman, MA, OTR/L and provide a framework to guide
testing of a work assessment the prevalence/risk for obesity over Level: Introductory OTs working in this area.
battery for individuals with mild time. The FUN program involved Children with autism spectrum
to moderate stroke who aspire children in healthy physical and nu- disorders (ASD) are at high risk for
to return to work. After valida- tritional activities in a playful way. oral disease. To examine the role General Session
tion of the battery in a sample of of sensory processing problems in Welcome Ceremony and Keynote
The Effectiveness of the ”Get
individuals with mild to moderate elevating such risk, we conducted a Address
Ready To Learn” Yoga Program: A
stroke, occupational therapists will
be better able to help their clients
Randomized Control Trial parental questionnaire study of 206 4:00 pm–5:30 pm
children with disabilities. Results
understand their work potential.
Content Focus: Children & Youth CC Exhibit Hall C
Kristie Koenig, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, indicate that parents of children
Workplace Stress Intervention and with ASD report significantly For details see page 11.
New York University, New York,
Resilience Building: A Qualitative NY; Anne Buckley Reen, OTR, RYT, greater difficulty with their child’s
Study For Kids OT, Inc., Belle Harbor, NY oral care both in the home and in
General Session
Content Focus: Work & Industry Contributing Authors: Lorraine the dental office, as compared to
Nancy Spangler, MS, OTR/L, Venice Ocampo Tan; Lydia children with other disabilities. Expo Grand Opening and Reception
Spangler Associates, Leawood, KS Alexander; Radhika Chintakrindi; In addition, among children with 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
Level: Intermediate Dina Raimondi; Ilana Rothbein; ASD, sensory sensitivities are CC Exhibit Hall AB
Bruria Sharbat positively associated with oral care
Mental disorders are highly preva- For details see page 11.
Level: Intermediate difficulties in the home and dental
lent, costly to employers, and often
triggered by stress. Many studies Research will be presented on the office, as well as with behavioral
examine models and sources of effectiveness of the “Get Ready difficulties in the dental office. Special Event
workplace stress. Fewer examine to Learn” Program, a yoga-based Students Un-Conferenced
intervention. This study used intervention that targets behavior 2:30 pm–3:30 pm
and self-regulation in children RP 111 CC 112AB 8:30 pm–10:30 pm
interviews and discussion groups
and a grounded theory methodol- with developmental disabilities. Stress and the Occupational MP Grand Ballroom G-L
ogy to explore workplace health Results from a randomized control Therapy Student: Student-Centered For details see page 13.
professionals’ experiences in stress trial will be presented that evalu- Programming and Environmental
and resilience assessment, interven- ate a daily 16 week manualized Modifications To Promote
tion, and evaluation. It also looked intervention on student outcomes Occupational Balance
at common practices in interdisci- in elementary school children Content Focus: Health & Wellness
36 AOTA’s 2011 Annual Conference & Expo
Poster Sessions Thursday, April 14
Teressa Garcia-Reidy, MS, OTR/L, MS, OTR/L, Sanford Vermillion
Poster Sessions provide at- Poster Session #1 Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Medical Center, Vermillion, SD
tendees with the opportunity MD
to stay up-to-date on many 9:30 am–11:30 am Level: Introductory
Contributing Authors: Erin Naber,
new and interesting interven- CC Ballroom A DPT, PT; Kristen Allison, MA, CCC-
tions, ideas, and programs; PO 1011
SLP; Kathleen Brady, PhD; Scott The Effects of Random and Blocked
important advances in the PO 1000 Schultz, MD
profession; and latest research. Practice on Learning a Complex
(Cert) Forging New Opportunities Level: Intermediate
View as many as you like dur- Task in Adolescents, Young, and
for OT in Oncology and Palliative
ing each 2-hour session and Elderly Adults
Care: Development of an PO 1006
meet with authors for valuable Content Focus: General &
Innovative Fieldwork Experience Defining a Role for Occupational
interactions on the topics that Professional Issues
Content Focus: General & Therapy in Foster Care
interest you the most. Professional Issues
Lillian Kaplan, MA, OTR, York
Content Focus: Children & Youth College-CUNY, Jamaica, NY
Continuing education units Kendall Carithers; Erin Schnabel, Pat Precin, MS, OTR/L, LP, New Contributing Authors: Celica
are provided for Poster both of University of Kansas Medical York Institute of Technology, Great Campos; Christina Choi; Shanelle
Sessions. Information sheets Center, Kansas City, KS Neck, NY Fable; Robert Hartnet; Mikel
are provided onsite. Contributing Authors: Lisa Mische Contributing Authors: Alison Walsh, Howard; Jumi Kim; Chaima
Lawson, PhD; Rebecca S. MS, OTR/L; Jennifer Timque, MS, Regragui; Antoine Valcourte;
Nicholson, MSEd, OTR/L OTR/L Tamara Avi-Itzhak, PhD
ASD SPOTS Level: Introductory Level: Introductory Level: Introductory
The Assembly of
Student Delegates PO 1001 PO 1007 PO 1012
(ASD) invites you to (Cert) Neuromuscular Electrical Research and EBP as a Fieldwork Social Participation in Occupational
view student-authored posters Stimulation and Traditional Competency?: Evaluating the Therapy: Health in High Definition
that are designated by an ASD Treatment Combine To Improve Evidence for Evidence-Based Across Practice Areas
Scholarship Projects by Swallowing Performance in Adults Practice Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Occupational Therapy and Older Adults Content Focus: Academic & Disability, & Participation
Students (SPOTS) logo. This Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Fieldwork Education Mary Donohue, PhD, OT/L,
initiative recognizes and Disability, & Participation Margaret Boyd, MPH, OTR/L; FAOTA, Retired, New York
encourages the scholarship of Marcia Cox, MHS, OTR/L, SCFES, Kristina Prusinowski, MA, OTR/L, University, Lynbrook, NY; Marilyn
students to help achieve our Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, both of Dominican College, Cole, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA,
Centennial Vision of being a OH Orangeburg, NY Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
science-driven and evidence- Level: Intermediate Level: Intermediate Level: Intermediate
based profession.
PO 1003 PO 1008 PO 1013
The Design and Use of a New Tool Joining ACOTE Standards and Creating Inclusive Children’s
Key to Content Focus To Teach a Dressing Skill: A Case the Centennial Vision Through Museums: A Two-Year Universal
New! Posters are color-coded Study Innovative Community-Based Design Project
in order to reflect the 8 broad Content Focus: Children & Youth Coursework Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
practice categories and easily Fern Silverman, EdD, OTR/L, Content Focus: Academic & Disability, & Participation
identify those that are most Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Fieldwork Education Ingrid Kanics, MOT, OTR/L, Kanics
relevant to your practice. All Level: Introductory Ann Chapleau, DHS, OTR, Western Inclusive Design Services, LLC, New
posters are in numerical order. Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI Castle, PA
Academic & Fieldwork Education PO 1004 Level: Intermediate Level: Introductory
A Cookbook Without Words:
Children & Youth Facilitating Participation in Children PO 1009 PO 1014
General & Professional Issues With Special Needs The Community As Classroom: Integrating Outcomes in Practice:
Content Focus: Children & Youth Assessing the Impact of Service- Outcome Data From the Canadian
Health & Wellness Learning in Occupational Therapy Occupational Performance Measure
Roxanne Fernandez; Kaelin
Mental Health Richards; Aubrie Coleman, all of Professional Education 2007-2010
Productive Aging University of Washington, Seattle, Content Focus: Academic & Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
WA Fieldwork Education Disability, & Participation
Rehabilitation, Disability, & Contributing Authors: Cathy DeLeon, Jenny Ternes; Joy Doll, OTD, Yustina Nashed, MA, OTR/L;
Participation MOT, OTR/L; Tiffany Sparks- OTR/L; Kathleen Flecky, OTD, Michele Berro, MA, OTR/L;
Work & Industry Keeney, MOT, OTR/L; Christina OTR/L, all of Creighton University, Lisa Deshaies, OTR/L, CHT, all
Sparker, MOT, OTR/L; Jean Deitz, Omaha, NE of Rancho Los Amigos National
PhD, OTR, FAOTA Level: Introductory Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA
Level: Introductory Level: Introductory
PO 1010
PO 1005 Assistive Technology Education PO 1015
Right Versus Left: A Case Report of Upgraded to High Definition Making Intervention Effective:
Key to Abbreviations
Twin Participants in a Constraint- Through the Use of Active Learning Applying the Occupational Therapy
CC: Pennsylvania Convention Center Induced Movement Therapy Content Focus: Academic & Practice Framework
MP: Marriott Philadelphia Program Fieldwork Education Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
LP: Loews Philadelphia Hotel Content Focus: Children & Youth Disability, & Participation
Convention Stacy Smallfield, DrOT, OTR/L,
Center Room Section(s) The University of South Dakota, Dana Boyle, MS, OTR/L; Dana
CC 105AB Vermillion, SD; Angela Anderson, Boyle, MS, OTR/L; Lisa Tudor,
MBA, CSSBB; Chasity Paris,

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MS, OTR/L, all of Cardinal Hill of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Hayes, MA, both of Los Angeles, PO 1024
Healthcare System, Lexington, Baltimore, MD CA Moving From the Classroom to the
KY; Amy Culpert, OTR/L, Cranial Contributing Authors: Sowmya Contributing Author: Jaynee Taguchi Community: A Vision for Inter-
Technologies, Dallas, TX Kumble, PT; Kelly Daley, PT, MBA; Meyer, OTD, OTR/L Professional Practice and Education
Level: Introductory Kelly Showalter Casey, OTD, Level: Introductory for the Entry-Level Therapist
Content Focus: Academic &
PO 1017 Level: Introductory PO 1022 Fieldwork Education
The Holly Project: Applying Success of Proper Oral Care in Shelley Wallock, DrPH, OTR/L;
Sensory Integration Theory and PO 1019 Decreasing Incidence of Pneumonia Marcia Levinson, PhD, PT, both
Practice To Improving Occupational Gaining the Edge: Leadership in and Hospitalization in an 87 of Thomas Jefferson University,
Performance and Well-Being of Occupational Therapy year old Female Assisted-Living Philadelphia, PA
Captive Chimpanzees Content Focus: General & Resident Level: Intermediate
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Professional Issues Content Focus: Health & Wellness
Disability, & Participation Sandee Dunbar, DPA, OTR/L, PO 1025
Jennifer Basile, OTR/L, Fox
Teresa May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Laura Reyes, MOT, both Rehabilitation, Cherry Hill, NJ Utilizing Web 2.0 Within
The Spiral Foundation, Watertown, of Nova Southeastern University, Occupational Therapy Education
Davie, FL Level: Introductory
MA; Margaret Bauman, MD,
Content Focus: Academic &
Harvard Medical School/ Contributing Author: Tom Laster,
PO 1023 Fieldwork Education
Massachusetts General Hospital, MS, OTR/L
Boston, MA Preschool Jump Rope Occupation: Lauren Foster, MOT, OTR/L,
Level: Intermediate University of Kansas Medical
Contributing Authors: Stephanie An Ecological and Motor Learning
Approach Center, Kansas City, KS
Braccini; Terri Hunnicutt; Ellen J. PO 1020
Ingmanson, PhD; Ingrid Porton; Content Focus: Health & Wellness Level: Introductory
Meal Preparation and Elderly
Crickette Sanz, PhD Women Aging in Place Sheila Moyle, University of
Level: Intermediate the Sciences in Philadelphia, PO 1026
Content Focus: Productive Aging Knowing, Expecting and Developing
Philadelphia, PA
Emily Eckel, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, Professional Behaviors Among
PO 1018 Contributing Authors: Roger I.
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA Students
The Power Journal Club: Efficiently Ideishi, JD, OT/L; Siobhan Kelly
Implementing a Multidisciplinary Level: Intermediate Ideishi, OT/L Content Focus: Academic &
Evidence-Based Practice Literature Level: Introductory Fieldwork Education
PO 1021 Elizabeth LeQuieu, MS, OTR/L,
Review Process
Community-Based Mental Health University of Central Arkansas,
Content Focus: General & Practice: The OT Student Experience
Professional Issues Conway, AR
Content Focus: Mental Health Level: Intermediate
Amalie Ward, MOT, OTR/L;
Melanie Caldwell, OTR/L, both Esther Lopez, MA, Paramount, CA;
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PO 1027 PO 1030 PO 1033 Clare Giuffrida, PhD, OTR/L,

Teamwork in Action: Occupational Sensory Stories: Measures To Investigation Into Perceptions of FAOTA, Rush University Medical
Therapy and Rebuilding Together Document Progress Patient and Family-Centered Care Center, Chicago, IL
Work Together to Get Results Content Focus: Children & Youth Following Acute Rehabilitation Contributing Authors: Cindy Boley;
Content Focus: Productive Aging Content Focus: General & Kara Englund; Claire Melchiori;
Victoria Nackley, MS, OTR/L,
Professional Issues Rebecca Nelson; Stacey Medina;
Claudia Oakes, PhD, University Utica College, New Hartford,
Jodie Schneider
of Hartford, West Hartford, CT; NY; Deborah Marr, ScD, OTR/L, Elise Bloch, EdD, OT/L, Florida
Cathy Leslie; Karen McCaleb, MS, Shenandoah University, Winchester, International University, Miami, FL Level: Intermediate
OTR/L, both of Bay Path College, VA Contributing Authors: Emma
Longmeadow, MA; Pamela Hewitt, Level: Intermediate PO 1036
Newton; Michael Retske; Wendy
OTR/L, Quinnipiac University, North Jacobo; Carolina Restrepo; Darys Emerging Practice: The Effects of
Haven, CT PO 1031 Lopez Sleep on Occupational Performance
Level: Introductory Let’s Play: An Occupational Therapy Level: Introductory in the Acute Care Client
Led Social Group for Mothers of Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
PO 1028 Children With Disabilities PO 1034 Disability, & Participation
Bathing and Dementia: OTs Can Content Focus: Health & Wellness Exploring Employers’ Perceptions Kristen Graham, OTR/L; Sandy
Make a Splash! Adele Breen-Franklin, OTD, OTR/L, of Hiring Adults With Fogarty, OTR/L; Mary Whitehouse
Content Focus: Productive Aging Developmental Disabilities Barber, OTR/L, all of University
Havertown, PA
of Michigan Health System, Ann
Bronwyn Keller, MS, OTR/L;, Level: Introductory Content Focus: Work & Industry Arbor, MI
Annalia Briones, OTR/L, both of Cindy Anderson, OTD, OTR/L,
Genesis Rehabilitation Services, Contributing Authors: Anita
PO 1032 University of Mary, Bismarck, ND Shelgikar, MD; Jeff Evans, PhD
Kennett Square, PA Sensory Retraining of the Upper Contributing Authors: Alicia Hansen; Level: Introductory
Level: Intermediate Limb Post Stroke: Practice Patterns Staci Honeyman; Jesse Jacobson;
and Clinical Reasoning Strategies Mandy Keller; Allison Miller
PO 1029 PO 1038
of Australian and American Level: Intermediate (AOTA) World Federation of
A Collaborative Approach: Occupational Therapists
Empowering Every Girl to Fully Occupational Therapists: Mission,
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, PO 1035 Activities, and Relationship to
Participate in Life Disability, & Participation Functional Performance in Adults
Content Focus: Children & Youth AOTA
Susan Doyle, MS, OTR/L, Battle With Stroke and Limb Apraxia: A
Marlene Riley, MMS, OTR/L, CHT; Content Focus: General &
Ground, WA Systematic Review of the Effects Professional Issues
M. Beth Merryman, PhD, OTR/L, of Occupation-Based Interventions
Contributing Authors: Sally Bennett, Susan Coppola, MS, OTR/L, BCG,
both of Towson University, Towson, PhD, OT; Louise Gustafsson, PhD, Content Focus: Rehabilitation, FAOTA, University of North Carolina
MD OT Disability, & Participation at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC;
Level: Intermediate Level: Intermediate Anne Jenkins, EDM, OTR/L,

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Winston-Salem State University, Stacey Reynolds, PhD, OTR/L; PO 1044 PO 1047

Winston-Salem, NC Shelly Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Is There a Difference in Sleep Effects of Hurricane Katrina on
Level: Introductory both of Virginia Commonwealth Hygiene Habits and Routines Displacees’ Occupations and Roles:
University, Richmond, VA; Roxanna
Between Resident and Commuter A Collective Case Study
PO 1039 Bendixen, PhD, OTR/L, University of
Florida, Gainesville, FL Students at a Small Religious Content Focus: Health & Wellness
Efficacy of Short-Term Handwriting Affiliated Liberal Arts University Theresa Smith, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT,
Intervention With Homeless Level: Intermediate
Content Focus: Health & Wellness Towson University, Towson, MD
Children Matthew Bennethum, HCR Contributing Author: Courtney
PO 1042
Content Focus: Children & Youth Manorcare, Sinking Spring, Hessler, MOT, OTR/L
Mapquesting Students’
Winifred Schultz-Krohn, PhD, Understanding of Occupational PA; Stacey Sears, HealthSouth Level: Intermediate
OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA; Rosemary Corporation, Reading, PA
Brabeck; Renae Fieck; Felicia
Therapy Theories With the Use of
Concept Maps Level: Introductory PO 1050
Hashimoto, MA; Elisabeth
Content Focus: Academic & Changes in Quality of Life
Morrison, all of San Jose State PO 1045
University, San Jose, CA Fieldwork Education Associated With Significant
Personal and Professional Factors Weight-Loss at Three Month
Level: Intermediate Veronica Rowe, MS, OTR/L; Noah
Rated as Important for Entry-Level Intervals Across the First Twenty-
Hansen, both of University of
Central Arkansas, Conway, AR OTs by Employment Supervisors Four Months Following Bariatric
PO 1040
Level: Introductory Content Focus: General & Surgery
Cast Camp for Children With Professional Issues
Hemiplegia Content Focus: Health & Wellness
PO 1043 Missy Blackburn, MOT; Sara Lori Yeaman, Duquesne University,
Content Focus: Children & Youth Ford, MOT; Randy McCombie,
Amanda Barnard, OTD, OTR/L,
Motivations for Video Game Pittsburgh, PA
PhD, OTR/L, all of West Virginia
Building Blocks, Inc., Naples, FL Playing and the Experience of Flow University, Morgantown, WV Contributing Authors: Patricia A.
Content Focus: Health & Wellness Crist, PhD, OTR, FAOTA; Angela
Contributing Author: Debra Lantzy, Level: Intermediate
Ellen McLaughlin, EdD, OTR/L; Karpieniak; Brittany Peshoff; Bryna
Erin Kramer; Jessi Burgess; Russell Smith; Michael Fantuzzo; Kelly
Level: Introductory PO 1046 Anzaldi; Erica Okraszewski
Heerkens; Monica Winshel, all of
Survivors on the Edge: The Lived- Level: Intermediate
PO 1041 Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
Experience of Injured Professional
Activity Participation and Level: Introductory
Musicians PO 1055
Competence in Children With Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Assessment of
Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Mixed Disability, & Participation Young Children With Sickle Cell
Methods Approach Christine Guptill, PhD, OT Reg Disease: Practice Model for
Content Focus: Children & Youth (Ont), McMaster University, Occupational Therapy
Tami Lawrence, MS, OTR/L, Hamilton, ON Content Focus: Children & Youth
Medical University of South Level: Intermediate
Carolina, Hilton Head Island, SC;

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Catherine Hoyt, Washington PO 1058 PO 1061 PO 1064

University, St. Louis, MO Considerations and Strategies Therapy Missions: Rediscovering The Combined Use of Traditional
Contributing Authors: Allison King, in Accessing and Assessing the Roots of Occupational Therapy and Modern Test Theories To
MD; Regina Abel, PhD; Terianne International Occupational Therapy Content Focus: General & Examine the Psychometric
Lindsey, MSN, RN, CPNP Opportunities Professional Issues Qualities of the Occupational
Level: Introductory Content Focus: General & Paula Kramer, PhD, OTR/L, Self-Assessment for Persons With
Professional Issues FAOTA, University of the Sciences Mental Illness in Taiwan
PO 1056 Debra Tupé, PhD, OTR/L, Columbia in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Content Focus: Mental Health
International Exchange and Study- University, New York, NY Dahlia Castillo, MS, OTR, The Ay-Woan Pan; Ping-Chuan Hsiung,
Abroad as Part of the Occupational Level: Introductory University of Texas at El Paso, El PhD; Chih-Ping Li, PhD; Yun-Ling
Therapy Assistant Curriculum Paso, TX Chen, MS; Li-Ting Liu, MS, all
Content Focus: Academic & PO 1059 Contributing Authors: Carol Doehler, of National Taiwan University,
Fieldwork Education Understanding Refugeeism: MA, OTR, FAOTA; Janet Jacobs, PT Taipei, Taiwan; LyInn Chung, PhD,
Kerstin Potter, MS, OTR/L; Aneta Using the Theory of Occupational Level: Intermediate National Taipei University, Taipei,
Biedron; Carolyn Best; Jennie Adaptation Taiwan; Tsyr-Jang Chen, PhD,
Tague, all of Harcum College, Bryn PO 1062 LungHwa University of Science and
Content Focus: General & Technology, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan
Mawr, PA
Professional Issues
Culturally Competent Care: Is It
Level: Introductory Even Achievable? Level: Intermediate
Kavitha Padmanabhan, Texas
Woman’s University, Houston, TX Content Focus: General &
PO 1057 Professional Issues PO 1065
Level: Intermediate Developing Pediatric Leaders in
An International Service Learning Roxie Black, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,
Guide for Occupational Therapy University of Southern Maine, Clinical Practice Using L.E.N.D.
PO 1060 Training Programs
Students and Clinicians Lewiston, ME
A Community-Based Rehabilitation
Content Focus: Academic & Level: Intermediate Content Focus: Children & Youth
Approach To Promote Health of
Fieldwork Education Jennifer Nash, MOT, OTR/L,
Elders in Nicaragua
Emily Kringle, MOTR, Providence PO 1063 University of Washington, Seattle,
Content Focus: Health & Wellness The Evolution of a Traditional WA
St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, WA;
Alicia Bohrer, MOTR/L, Peaks to Tiffany (Debra) Boggis, MBA, Occupation: Contextual Impact on Contributing Author: Sue Wendel,
Plains Therapy
TMPCenter AP, Idaho
PRODUCTION OTR/L, Pacific University, Hillsboro, FL034256B
Weaving for Karen Refugee Women 1/16/2011
Falls, ID; Anne Haskins, PhD, OR; Amber Black, MOT, OTR/L,
Kaiser Permanente,
JTROY Clackamas, OR Content
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OTR/L, University of North Dakota, Disability, & Participation
Grand Forks, ND Level: Introductory
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PO 1066 RWP 1002

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JOB #: 6085
“Hearing the Silent”: A Regional Survey on Therapists’
Understanding What Is Impeding Use and Perspectives of Constraint-


Children With Disabilities From
Participating—The Caregiver
Perspective Using Visual
Induced Movement Therapy*
Content Focus: General &
Professional Issues

CAREER Ethnography
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Disability, & Participation
Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L,
BCPR, CHT, Ashley Blatt, MOT,
both of Quinnipiac University,
Hamden, CT
Are you ready for a change, open to new Brigitte Desport, MS, OTR/L; and
opportunities? Take a close look at Eisenhower Leon Kirschner, OTR/L, both of Contributing Author: Gabrielle
New York City Department of Mitchell, MOT
Medical Center. Education, New York, NY Level: Introductory
A 2010 Gallup “Great Workplace Winner,” Level: Introductory
Eisenhower captures the spirit of Southern RWP 1016
PO 1067 Forces Borne Upon Caregivers
California: energetic, optimistic, and dynamic. Addressing Race and Ethnicity in While Manually Transferring at
The new Annenberg Pavilion increases our Employment After Traumatic Brain Minimum, Moderate, Maximum,
capacity to 542-beds, and our recent JCAHO Injury: Translating Evidence-Based and Total Levels of Assistance
Research Into Practice Content Focus: General &
Certification for Stroke and Joint Replacement
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Professional Issues
means a growing need for high-quality Disability, & Participation Katelin Rudolph, The University of
Occupational Therapists like you. Our current Kelli Williams Gary, PhD, OTR/L; Toledo, Toledo, OH
program includes outpatient vision and driving Al Copolillo, PhD, OTR/L, both of Contributing Author: Martin S. Rice,
programs, and Eisenhower is committed to Virginia Commonwealth University, PhD, OTR/L
Richmond, VA Level: Introductory
continuous program development. Level: Intermediate
RWP 1037
For you, Eisenhower means: PO 1068 Comparison of Social Interaction
• Outstanding benefits package and matched Crossing Borders: How Do of Deaf Children and Their Hearing
retirement plan Occupational Therapy Educators, Peers
Researchers, and Practitioners
• Reimbursement for professional dues and Develop, Maintain, and Sustain
Content Focus: Children & Youth
continuing education Mary Foley; Lou Ann Griswold,
International Partnerships? PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, both of
• Relocation bonus Content Focus: General & University of New Hampshire,
• Competitive salary Professional Issues Durham, NH
• 4 day/10 hour work-week available Anne Marie Hansen, EdD, OTR/L;, Level: Introductory
Emma Neal, MS, OT, both of
• Inpatient acute care, outpatient hand clinic, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA RWP 1048
and off-campus options Level: Intermediate ExerSCIse—An Inpatient
• New facilities in stunning Southern Rehabilitation Program To Increase
California location PO 1069 Physical Activity Following Spinal
Metaphoric Movement and Dance Cord Injury: A Pilot Study
for Preschool Children Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
We are currently seeking: Content Focus: Children & Youth Disability, & Participation
Occupational Therapists Jillian Kerr, University of the Erin Muston-Firsch, MS, OTR/L;
Sciences in Philadelphia, Patrick Hoag, OTR/L; Joseph
Philadelphia, PA Latocki, OTR/L, all of University
To apply visit EMCrehabCareers.com
Contributing Authors: Roger I. of Michigan Health System, Ann
Ideishi, JD, OT/L; Siobhan Kelly Arbor, MI
Ideishi, OT/L Level: Intermediate
Level: Introductory
RWP 1049
PO 1070 Using Mirror Therapy To Improve
One Stop Shop: Using a Website Upper Extremity Function After
To Organize Occupational Stroke
Therapy Requirements for Early Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Intervention Across the United Disability, & Participation
States Catherine Hay, MOT, OTR; Dawn
Content Focus: Children & Youth Phillips, COTA, both of TIRR
Patricia Bowyer, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX
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RWP 1051
A Case Series Exploring the
Poster Session #2
Effectiveness of a Sound-Based
Intervention With Children
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
CC Ballroom A
doctorate of
Diagnosed With an Autism
Spectrum Disorder* PO 1071
Content Focus: Children & Youth Bariatric Seating and Positioning:
Bryan Gee, OTD, OTR/L; Aaron
Peirce; Megan Toupin, all of Idaho
Lessons Learned in an Urban
Medical Center
occupational therapy
State University, Pocatello, ID
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Contributing Authors: Megan Disability, & Participation
Stallings; Aaron Eakman, PhD,
OTR/L Tracie Herman, MA, OTR/L; Nettie
Capasso, MA, OTR/L, ATP; Steven
Level: Introductory Dahling, ATP, all of NYU Medical
Center, New York, NY
RWP 1052 Level: Intermediate
The Participation and Environment
Measure—Child And Youth
PO 1072
Version (PEM-CY): Descriptive and
Teaching Compliments and
Psychometric Findings
Emotional Support to Adolescent
Content Focus: Children & Youth
Girls With Autism in the Girls Night
Gary Bedell, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Out Social Skills Group: A Program
Tufts University, Medford, MA;
Wendy Coster, PhD, OTR/L,
FAOTA, Boston University-Sargent Content Focus: Children & Youth
College, Boston, MA Mallory Smith, MOT, University of
Contributing Authors: Mary Law, Kansas, Overland Park, KS
PhD, OT Reg (ON, FCAOT, Contributing Authors: T. René
FCAHS); Rachel Teplicky, MSc, Jamison, PhD; Winnie Dunn, PhD,
BHSc (OT) OTR, FAOTA; Nicole Clark, MA,
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An Exploratory Study of Boredom PO 1073
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Content Focus: Mental Health Koleen Kerski, COTA; Ann Marie literature and occupation-based intervention
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Murray Level: Introductory • Develop skills in areas of professional advocacy, education,
Level: Introductory and business
PO 1075
RWP 1054 Factors Affecting Participation • Taught by clinical educators distinguished nationally and
Creating Healing Natural Spaces: in Professional Leadership Roles regionally in specific areas of expertise
The Use of a Participatory Action Among Occupational Therapists • Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and
Process in the Design of a Hospital- Content Focus: General &
Professional Issues Secondary Schools
Based Healing Garden
Content Focus: Mental Health Heather Brockett; Ian-Ian Loi; Vista
Isha Corbin; Kathleen Garvey, Le, all of San Jose State University,
both of Eastern Michigan University, San Jose, CA
Ypsilanti, MI Contributing Author: Winfred
Contributing Authors: Valerie Schultz-Krohn, PhD, OTR/L, BCP,
Howells, PhD, OTR/L; Thomas FAOTA
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PO 1077 PO 1080 PO 1083 Sara Brown, Spring Grove, PA

Give Yourself Permission: Building VA Home-Based Primary Care: Role Occupational Therapy Pre-Service/ Contributing Author: Deborah
Competence and Confidence of a of Occupational Therapy in Quality In-Service Education in High Waltermire, MHS, OTR/L
Profession to Address Sexuality of Life and Fall Prevention Definition Level: Introductory
Content Focus: General & Content Focus: Health & Wellness Content Focus: Academic &
Professional Issues Geraldine Eichhorn, OTD, OTR/L, Fieldwork Education PO 1086
Kaitlin Smith; Yao Leung, both of BCN, Veterans’ Administration Lynn Jaffe, ScD, OTR/L; Robert Impact of the Gulf of Mexico Oil
University of Southern California, Los Medical Center, Marion, IL Gibson, PhD, MSOTR/L; Mariana Spill on Occupation
Angeles, CA Level: Intermediate D’Amico, EdD, OTR/L, BCP, all Content Focus: Health & Wellness
Level: Introductory of Medical College of Georgia, Marjorie Scaffa, PhD, OTR/L,
PO 1081 Augusta, GA FAOTA, University of South
PO 1078 The Effectiveness of Group Level: Intermediate Alabama, Mobile, AL
Health Literacy Along The U.S.- Treatments for Clients With Level: Intermediate
Mexico Border: A Cultural Approach Dementia PO 1084
to Health Communication Content Focus: Productive Aging
Implementation of a Level 2 PO 1087
Content Focus: General & Midterm Student Evaluation of the Creating Awareness of
Bridget Moore, MSOT/L; Jill
Professional Issues Sawyer, MSOTR/L, both of
Fieldwork Experience: Results, Occupational Therapy: Reaching the
Narda Pacheco, The University Genesis, Falmouth, ME Reflections, and Directions Millennial Generation
of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Level: Introductory Content Focus: Academic & Content Focus: General &
TX; Shirley Wells, DrPH, OTR, Fieldwork Education Professional Issues
FAOTA, The University of Texas-Pan PO 1082 Mary Evenson, OTD, OTR/L, Sandra Countee; Dina Shah; Sara
American, Brownsville, TX Teaching Students To Think Boston University, Boston, MA Garrell; Kristina Giuffre; Sarah
Level: Introductory Like Occupational Therapists: Level: Intermediate Hroncich; Danielle Ocskasy; Flora
Facilitating Strategic Learning Sirico; Nicole Winston, all of
PO 1079 PO 1085 Dominican College, Orangeburg,
Content Focus: Academic &
School AMPS: Clarifying Fieldwork Education Exploring the Effect of Creative NY
Occupational Therapy’s Role in Leisure Participation on Coping Level: Introductory
Kelly Alig, MA, LOTR, Louisiana
Schools State University, New Orleans, Skills and Self Expression in
Content Focus: Children & Youth New Orleans, LA Women Who are Living in PO 1088
Lou Ann Griswold, PhD, OTR/L, Transitional Housing for the Weighted Blanket Competency-
Level: Intermediate
FAOTA, University of New Homeless Based Training Program
Hampshire, Durham, NH; Brett Content Focus: Health & Wellness Content Focus: Mental Health
Berg, MS, OTR, AMPS Project Tina Champagne, OTD, OTR/L;
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both of Center for Human Rebecca Howell; Laura Swinick, PO 1097 Tammy LeSage, MOT, OTR/L, CHT,
Development, Florence, MA both of The University of Scranton, Fieldwork Collaboration: all of University of St. Augustine, St
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Contributing Author: Rita P. Fleming- the Fieldwork Site Level: Intermediate
PO 1089 Castaldy, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA Content Focus: Academic &
The Restoring Life Program: Level: Introductory Fieldwork Education PO 1100
Dementia Management Training for Lynne Anderson, OTD, OTR/L; Participation Patterns and
Assisted-Living Caregivers PO 1093 Audrey Cross, OTD, OTR/L, both Preferences in Children With
Content Focus: Productive Aging Using a Functional Outcome Menu of The University of South Dakota, Physical Impairments: Exploring
Patricia Cheney, MBA, OTR/L, To Facilitate Client Independence in Vermillion, SD; Lisa Wixon, MS, Out-of-School Activities
CPC, Fox Rehabilitation, Cherry Traumatic Brain Injury: Optimizing OTR/L, Sanford Pioneer Memorial Content Focus: Children & Youth
Hill, NJ OT in a Transitional Living Care Hospital and Health Services, Judy Ericksen, PhD, OTR/L; Emily
Contributing Author: Melanie Facility Viborg, SD Berger, MOT; Chelsea Miles,
DeSumma, MSPT, PT Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Level: Intermediate MOT; Jessica Parkes, MOT,
Level: Intermediate Disability, & Participation all of Elizabethtown College,
Kurt Hubbard, OTD, OTR/L, PO 1098 Elizabethtown, PA
PO 1091 University of St. Augustine, St. Scholarship of Teaching and Level: Introductory
Development and Use of “The Sock Augustine, FL Learning: Combining Technology,
Test” in Acute Care Rehabilitation Level: Introductory Publishing, and Developing New PO 1101
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Learning Aides To Teach Kinesiology Safe Patient Handling and
Disability, & Participation PO 1096 Content Focus: Academic & Movement Programs: Implications
Mary Baxter, PhD, OT; Kelly Parker, Fostering Pre-Vocational Skills Fieldwork Education for Occupational Therapy
both of Texas Woman’s University, in Homeless Mothers Using Goal Pamela Kasyan-Itzkowitz, MS, Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Houston, TX; Judy Skarbek, MSRS, Attainment Scaling OTR/L, CHT; Jared Cullifer, both of Disability, & Participation
OTR, The Methodist Hospital, Content Focus: Work & Industry Nova Southeastern University, Fort Holly Ehrenfried, OTR/L CHT,
Houston, TX Lauderdale, FL Lehigh Valley Health Network,
Winifred Schultz-Krohn, PhD,
Level: Introductory OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA; Tiffani Zabor; Level: Intermediate Allentown, PA
Raquel Concha; Kirsten Riche; Level: Introductory
PO 1092 Margaret Weir, all of San Jose State PO 1099
The Progression of Driver University, San Jose, CA Defining the Reality: An Analysis PO 1102
Rehabilitation in Occupational Level: Intermediate of Clinical Practice and Occupation- Medication Management
Therapy Based Treatment Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Content Focus: Academic & Disability, & Participation
Disability, & Participation Fieldwork Education Kimberly Hreha, MS, OTR/L;
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Thursday, April 14 afternoon posters

Institute for Rehabilitation, West all of Governors State University, Terry Crowe; Joy LaSalle, both PO 1121
Orange, NJ University Park, IL of University of New Mexico, Usefulness of Task-Specific
Level: Introductory Level: Intermediate Albuquerque, NM Learning in an Adolescent With
Contributing Author: Emily Furgang, Autism and Developmental
PO 1103 PO 1110 MOT Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Narratives of Resilience and Acute Care OT: Redesigned and Level: Introductory Content Focus: Children & Youth
Independence Redefined Diana Musa, MS, OTR/L; Jen-Eve
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Content Focus: General & PO 1116 Frace, MS, OTR/L, both of Mercy
Disability, & Participation Professional Issues Meaningful Interventions for College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Colleen Sunderlin, PhD, CRC; Debbie Pettitt, MBA, OTR/L; Nancy Individuals With Autism Spectrum Contributing Author: Joan Toglia,
Linnea Franits, MA, OTR/L, both of Broadway, MBA, OTR/L, both of Disorders and Their Parents/ PhD, OTR/L
Utica College, Utica, NY University of Michigan Hospital, Caregivers Level: Introductory
Level: Intermediate Ann Arbor, MI Content Focus: Mental Health
Contributing Authors: Kimberley Elizabeth Pfeiffer, PhD, OTR/L, PO 1123
PO 1104 Dosch, PT; Don Packard, MSPT, PT; BCP; Tina Giazzoni-Fialko, A Participatory Action Strategy To
Invisible Access Needs of Brendon Weil, MBA OTR/L, both of Temple University, Enhance Community Awareness of
People With Intellectual and Level: Intermediate Philadelphia, PA and Participation by People With
Developmental Disabilities: A Level: Intermediate Disabilities
Conceptual Model of Practice PO 1111
Viral Marketing: An Avenue To Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, PO 1117 Disability, & Participation
Disability, & Participation Promote Occupational Therapy Effects of Universal Design for
Nancy Vandewiele Milligan, PhD,
Shira Yalon-Chamovitz, PhD, Ono Content Focus: General & Learning Instructor Training as OTR, Wayne State University, Ann
Academic College, Kiryat-Ono, Professional Issues Perceived by Instructors and Arbor, MI; Els Nieuwenhuijsen,
Israel Paula Kramer, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Students PhD, OTR, University of Michigan,
Level: Introductory University of the Sciences in Content Focus: Academic & Ann Arbor, MI
Philadelphia, Cranbury, NJ; Fieldwork Education Contributing Author: Carolyn Grawi,
PO 1106 Charlotte Royeen, PhD, OTR,
Wendy Colgan; Patricia Davies, MSW, LMSW, ACSW
Anticipating the Dynamic Needs of FAOTA, St. Louis University, St.
PhD, OTR, FAOTA; Catherine Level: Intermediate
Louis, MO
the Developing Child With a TBI or Schelly, MEd, OTR, all of Colorado
SCI: A Developmental Framework Level: Intermediate State University, Fort Collins, CO PO 1124
Content Focus: Children & Youth Level: Intermediate Health Literacy and Media
PO 1112
Kelly Clair, MS, OTR/L; Tara Life After Military Service: Preferences With Stroke Survivors
Jensen, MS, OTR/L, both of PO 1118 Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
The Experience of Community Determinants of School
Carolinas Medical Center, Disability, & Participation
Charlotte, NC
Reintegration Participation in Children With
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Mylene Schriner, MS, OTR/L,
Level: Introductory Cerebral Palsy Rockhurst University, Kansas City,
Disability, & Participation
Content Focus: Children & Youth MO
PO 1107 Wanda Berg, PhD, OTR/L,
Chien-Yu Huang; Mei-Yui Tseng, Level: Introductory
Pediatric Autoimmune University of Mary, Bismarck, ND
ScD, OTR; Lu Lu, PhD; Jen-Yi
Neuropsychiatric Disorders Contributing Author: Janeene Sibla, Shieh, MD; Kuan-Lin Chen, all of PO 1125
Associated With Strep (PANDAS/ OTD, OTR/L National Taiwan University, Taipei, Perceived Occupational Experiences
PITAND): The Conditions Are Right Level: Introductory Taiwan of Men Living in a Shelter*
for OT Intervention Level: Introductory Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
PO 1113
Content Focus: Children & Youth Disability, & Participation
Addressing the Needs of Informal PO 1119
Trudy Posner, MS, OTR/L, Private Caregivers of Stroke Survivors: Angela Salvadia, EdD, OTR/L;
Practice, Holland, PA; Janice Tona, The Effect of an Integrated Play Ann Marie Potter, MA, OTR/L;
PhD, OTR, University of Buffalo,
Self-Reported Practices of U.S. Group Program on Social Behavior Rachel Guss, MOTS; Jessica
Buffalo, NY Occupational Therapists in Children With Autism Spectrum Hoffman, MOTS; Alicia Mull,
Level: Introductory Content Focus: General & Disorders all of Elizabethtown College,
Professional Issues Content Focus: Children & Youth Elizabethtown, PA
PO 1108 Kimberly Naguwa; George Tomlin, Gretchen Reeves, PhD, OT/L, Level: Introductory
Quality of Life in Families With PhD, OTR/L; Tatiana Kaminsky, FAOTA, Eastern Michigan University,
a Young School-Aged Child With PhD, OTR/L; Kirsten Wilbur, MSOT, Oxford, MI PO 1126
OTR/L, all of University of Puget Social Participation and Quality of
Autism Sound, Tacoma, WA
Level: Intermediate
Content Focus: General & Life in Community-Dwelling Older
Level: Introductory PO 1120 Adults
Professional Issues
Barbara Demchick, MS, OTR/L; Parent Satisfaction With Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
PO 1114 Outpatient Therapy Services: A Disability, & Participation
Karen Eskow, PhD, LGSW, OTR/L, Guided Imagery and Mental
both of Towson University, Towson, Mixed Methods Design Fengyi Kuo, DHS, OTR, CPRP,
Practice for Clients With Stroke Indiana University, Indianapolis,
Content Focus: Children & Youth
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, IN; Julia Baker, MOT, OTR;
Level: Intermediate Joyce Salls, OTD, OTR/L, Chatham
Disability, & Participation Laura Hosek, MOT, OTR, both
University, Pittsburgh, PA
PO 1109 Stephanie Blanar, MOT, Quinnipiac of University of Indianapolis,
University, Hamden, CT Contributing Authors: Joseph Indianapolis, IN
A Conceptual and Translational Schreiber, PhD, PT, PCS; Jennifer
Model for Culturally-Competent Level: Introductory Benger, Psy D Contributing Authors: Kristen L.
Care Weaver, MOT, OTR; Quinn P. Roe,
Level: Intermediate MOT, OTR; Theresa A. Nieubuurt,
PO 1115
Content Focus: Children & Youth MOT, OTR; Clyde B. Killian, PhD.
Time Use of Adults With
Divya Sood, OTD, OTR/L; Danila Developmental Disabilities PT
Cepa, DHS, OTR/L; Melanie Level: Intermediate
Ellexson, DHSc, OTR, FAOTA; Content Focus: Health & Wellness
Elizabeth Wanka, MOT, OTR/L,

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afternoon posters Thursday, April 14

PO 1127 PO 1142
Brain Reorganization and Motor Wii Health: A Pilot Study of the
Improvement After Bilateral Arm Health and Wellness Benefits of
Training and Constraint-Induced Nintendo® Wii Fit™ on University
Therapy in Stroke Patients: A Pilot Freshmen
Study Content Focus: Health & Wellness
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE,
Disability, & Participation FAOTA; Jessica Franco; Linda
Ching-yi Wu, ScD, OTR; Shih-Yu Zhu, DPT; Monique Dawes; Alison
Lur, both of Chang Gung University, Huggins; Cancha Igari; Becky
Tao-yuan, Taiwan Ranta; Amarachi Umez-Eronini, all
Contributing Authors: Keh-chung of Boston University, Boston, MA
Lin, ScD, OTR; Yu-wei Hsieh, MS; Level: Introductory
Li-ling Chuang, PhD, PT
Level: Intermediate PO 1143
A Therapeutic Application
PO 1136 of Nintendo® Wii: Ethical
Factors Influencing Employers’ Considerations in OT Practice
Willingness To Hire People With

Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Mental Illness: A Mixed Methods Disability, & Participation
Study Allison Kearney, MS, OTR/L, New
Content Focus: Work & Industry York University, New York, NY
Feng-Hang Chang, Boston
University, Boston, MA
Contributing Author: Rita P. Fleming-
Castaldy, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA
the future
Contributing Authors: Chueh Chang, Level: Introductory
PhD; Yawen Cheng, PhD Department of occupational therapy
Level: Introductory RWP 1128
Where Do Practicing Occupational
PO 1137 Therapists Get Their Evidence?
Assessing Sensory Dysfunction Content Focus: General & Clinical Doctorate in
After Stroke
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Professional Issues
Consuelo Kreider, MHS, OTR/L;
Occupational Therapy |
Disability, & Participation Nita Ferree, MAIS, AHIP, both of
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Riki Jaffe, OTR/L; Ruchi Patel,
OTR/L, both of New York- Level: Introductory
• focus on advanced clinical mastery,
Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical
Center, New York, NY RWP 1129 clinical outcomes research, and evidence-
Level: Introductory Older Adults’ Use Of On-line Social based practice.
Networking Sites
PO 1138 Content Focus: Productive Aging • faculty clinical specializations in autism,
Caregiver Training and Spinal Cord Mary Jane Youngstrom, MS, neonatology, neuroscience, pediatrics, and
Injury OTR/L, FAOTA; Alison Cullinan; upper quadrant.
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Tim Howe; Danae Koopman; Amy
Disability, & Participation Tompkins, all of Rockhurst University,
Kansas City, MO • New career paths in private practice,
Piper Hansen, OTR/L, Rehabilitation
Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL Level: Introductory prevention and intervention, public policy,
Level: Intermediate teaching, and consulting.
RWP 1130
PO 1139 Students’ Perceptions of • full- and part-time study options.
Special Olympic Athletes’ Life Participation in a Course Utilizing
New York UNiversitY is aN affirmative actioN/eqUal opportUNitY iNstitUtioN.

Participation as Measured by the Audience Response System • courses offered year-round; we welcome
Short Child Occupational Profile Technology
nondegree students in individual courses.
(SCOPE): A Pilot Study Content Focus: Academic &
Fieldwork Education
Content Focus: Children & Youth • close mentoring and small classes in one of
Claudia Oakes, PhD, University of
Patricia Bowyer, EdD, OT/L, the nation’s top-ranked ot departments.
Hartford, West Hartford, CT
FAOTA, Texas Woman’s University,
Houston, TX Contributing Author: Daniel
DeMaio, RT (R)(CT) • Also: post-professional m.a.,
Contributing Authors: Courtney B.
Ashworth; Regina Budet Level: Introductory Dual m.a./D.p.s., ph.D.
Level: Introductory
RWP 1131 Application Deadline: March 15 (fall),
PO 1140 Sensory Modulation Disorder November 1 (spring)
Parent and Child Perceptions of in Puerto Rican Preschoolers:
Social Participation in Children With Associated Risk Factors
Be the future. Be NYU steinhardt.
Sensory Processing Disorder Content Focus: Children & Youth
Content Focus: Children & Youth Rosa Roman-Oyola, MEd, OTR/L, www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/2011-dps or
Virginia Commonwealth University, call 212 998 5825.
Julie Croteau, Quinnipiac University,
San Juan, PR
Hamden, CT
Contributing Author: Stacey
Contributing Author: Nancy
Reynolds, PhD, OTR/L
Bagatell, PhD, OTR/L
Level: Intermediate
Level: Introductory

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Thursday, April 14 afternoon posters

RWP 1132 RWP 1133 RWP 1134 RWP 1141

Examining Sensory Processing in Exploring the Use of the Canadian Identifying Attitudes and An Alternative Approach to Oral
Young Children With and Without Occupational Performance Measure Perceptions of Caregiving at a Health Disparities in Medical
Early Signs of Autism During the for a Short-Term Preschool Residential Facility for People With Facilities Using a Non-Dental
Second Year of Life Transition Program: A Pilot Study Dementia Interdisciplinary Clinical Workforce
Content Focus: Children & Youth Content Focus: Children & Youth Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Content Focus: Health & Wellness
Karen Harpster, MOT, OTR/L, The Christine Myers, PhD, OTR/L, Disability, & Participation Delvin Champagne, MSHE,
Ohio State University, Columbus, Eastern Kentucky University, Nick Viti; Erin Masterson; Elizabeth CHES, COTA/L; Thanos Zavras,
OH Lexington, KY Nolan, all of University of Southern DMD, both of Harvard University
Contributing Author: Alison Lane, Contributing Authors: Ashley Cecil; Maine, South Portland, ME School of Dental Medicine,
PhD, OTR/L Dori Deitrich; Casey Jolly; Ashley Level: Intermediate Boston, MA; Hon Yuen, PhD,
Mize; Emily Moore; Ann Marie OTR/L, Medical University of South
Level: Intermediate
Snider; Laurie Wolford Carolina, Charleston, SC; Roberta
Hollander, PhD, Howard University,
Level: Intermediate
Washington, DC
Level: Intermediate

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Educational Sessions Friday, April 15
a new reliable community envi- Elizabeth Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L,
Presidential Address ronment assessment based on the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh,
11:15 am–12:00 pm experiences of ILVs.
Contributing Authors: Margo B
CC Exhibit Hall C Effects of Dynavision Rehabilitation Holm, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Ellen
For details see page 11. on Visual Skills and Psychomotor M. Whyte, MD; James T. Becker,
Abilities of an Individual Status PhD
Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture Post-Cerebrovascular Accident Level: Introductory
(CVA): A Case Study Design
5:15 pm–6:30 pm We examined whether individuals
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
CC Exhibit Hall C Disability, & Participation
with cognitive impairments after
For details see page 11. stroke were as likely to ben-
Audrey Cross, OTD, OTR/L; Lynne
efit from a modified constraint-
Anderson, OTD, OTR/L; Danielle
Wynthein, MS, OTR; Kayla Grutz, induced movement therapy
Special Event preferences and appropriate refer- program as individuals without
MS, OTR, all of The University of
rals and funding for the recom- South Dakota, Vermillion, SD cognitive impairment.
SIS Fitness Event—Bodybalance mended devices all influence the
6:45 am–7:30 am Contributing Author: Lindsy Schmidt, Executive Dysfunction Immediately
wheelchair procurement process. MS, OTR Post Mild Stroke
MP Franklin 11–12 Level: Intermediate
8:00 am–9:00 am Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
For details see page 14. Disability, & Participation
RP 201 CC 105AB Individuals post-CVA have the
potential to benefit from Dynavi- Amy Barbee; Timothy Wolf,
Special Event Cutting Edge Interventions in
sion intervention in many areas MSCI, OTR/L, both of Washington
AOTF Breakfast with a Scholar Neurorehabilitation: Motor Priming, University, St. Louis, MO
of daily functioning. This study
7:30 am–9:00 am Semantic Priming, and Motor Contributing Author: Desiree White,
investigated the impact of Dynavi-
Practice PhD
MP Grand Ballroom HIJ Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
sion training on an individual
18-months post-CVA in relation Level: Introductory
For details see page 14. Disability, & Participation
to bimanual dexterity, activity The purpose of this study was to
Clare Giuffrida, Ph D, OTR/L,
8:00 am–9:00 am tolerance while standing, reaction determine the presence of execu-
FAOTA; Kinsuk Maitra, Ph D,
RP 200 CC 104AB OTR/L; Mary Stoykov, PhD, OTR/L, time, upper extremity range of tive function deficits immediately
A Practice Guide for Wheelchair all of Rush University Medical motion, unilateral neglect, and post mild stroke that are known
Assessments Center, Chicago, IL perceived occupational perfor- to impact participation. Individu-
Level: Intermediate mance. als with mild stroke were assessed
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Disability, & Participation Community Participation Among within one-week post discharge
The purpose of this panel is to
Adults With Low Vision using a cognitive battery. Results
Mary Shea, MA, OTR, ATP, Kessler present three papers focused on
Institute for Rehabilitation, West Content Focus: Rehabilitation, showed that 66% of the popula-
enhancing motor performance in
Orange, NJ; Mark Schmeler, PhD, Disability, & Participation tion (N = 35) scored in the deficit
clients with motor deficits. Each
OTR/L, ATP, University of Pittsburgh, Jaclyn Tarloff, Washington range on at least one of the four
focuses on a distinct paradigm
Pittsburgh, PA; Teresa Plummer, from motor control research. University, St. Louis, MO measures of executive function;
PhD, MSOT, OTR, ATP, Belmont 27% of the population (N =14)
Motor priming, semantic priming, Contributing Authors: David B.
University, Nashville, TN scored in deficit range on two
and motor practice will be dis- Gray, PhD; Jessica Dashner, OTD,
Contributing Authors: Stan Arledge; OTR/L; Monica Perlmutter, MA, or more measures. Given that
cussed relative to specific changes
William Armstrong; Mike Babinec; OTR/L this group is typically discharged
Carmen Digiovine; Trevor Dyson- in upper limb control in clients
Level: Intermediate with little or no rehabilitation, it
Hudson; Jessica Pederson; Julie with neuromotor deficits.
Individuals with low vision is important to be able to detect
Piriano; Teresa Plummer; Lauren
8:00 am–9:00 am demonstrate difficulty in com- these deficits in the acute stage
Rosen; Mark Schmeler; Mary Shea;
Jody Stogner RP 202 CC 107AB munity IADLs and decreased of stroke care in order to make
appropriate rehabilitation and
Level: Intermediate Development of a Community participation. Minimal research
follow-up recommendations.
Experts in the AT community Accessibility Measure for is available describing community
have recommended the develop- Individuals With Low Vision participation in this population. Factors Predicting Executive
ment of a standard of practice Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Using a web survey, researchers Performance and Participation
for a wheelchair assessment to Disability, & Participation investigated the quality and fre- After Stroke
aid clinicians in the provision of Jaclyn Tarloff, Washington quency of community participa- Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
wheelchairs. Advancements in University, St. Louis, MO tion. The results reveal common Disability, & Participation
wheelchair technology, inconsis- Contributing Authors: David Gray, strategies used to ease participa- Lisa Connor, PhD; Addison
tent reimbursement regulations, PhD; Holly Hollingsworth, PhD; tion. Koval; M. Carolyn Baum, PhD,
Jessica Dashner, OTD, OTR/L; OTR/L, FAOTA, all of Washington
demands for evidence-based
Monica Perlmutter, MA, OTR/L 8:00 am–9:00 am University, St. Louis, MO
practice, diagnosis and disability
specific issues, user’s personal Level: Intermediate RP 203 CC 202AB Level: Intermediate
Individuals with low vision (ILVs) Individuals With Global Cognitive This study was conducted to
exhibit difficulty in community Impairment Do Benefit From determine the strongest predic-
Key to Abbreviations
IADLs. While many clinicians use Modified Constraint-Induced tors of executive performance and
CC: Pennsylvania Convention Center environmental modifications in Movement Therapy activity participation in a sample
MP: Marriott Philadelphia therapy, there are no standardized Content Focus: Rehabilitation, of 74 participants post-stroke. We
LP: Loews Philadelphia Hotel evaluation tools to support this Disability, & Participation also examined the extent to which
Center Room Section(s) intervention in the community. these outcomes shared variance
Therefore, researchers developed and if similar or different factors
CC 105AB
contributed to each. Executive

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performance was predicted by injuries regarding how well their A predictive model was developed 8:00 am–9:00 am
age, months post-stroke, and rehabilitation programs prepared to determine the best predictors RP 205 CC 108A
neuropsychological measures of them for discharge. Four themes of client satisfaction in a reha- Contribution of Mediation to the
executive ability. Activity partici- were identified as being important bilitation setting. Understanding Potential of Learning and Change
pation was predicted by level of considerations for rehabilitation predictive modeling about client of Clients Following Stroke:
depressive symptoms, but not by practitioners: Gaining Perspective, satisfaction can impact the profes- Implications for Intervention
measures of executive abilities or Community, Honoring the Indi- sion of occupational therapy in
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
performance. This investigation vidual, and Sensitive Material. status and positioning to achieve Disability, & Participation
will aid clinicians in choosing Through their participation, the the goals within the Centennial
Noomi Katz, PhD, OTR, Ono
avenues for maximizing executive research subjects had an increased Vision. Academic College, Or Yehuda,
performance and activity partici- appreciation for occupational Using Time Geography To Increase Israel; Asnat Bar-Haim Erez, PhD,
pation after stroke. therapy’s unique commitment to Quality of Life for Persons With OT, Hebrew University, Jerusalem,
meeting the individual needs of Parkinson’s Disease Israel; Sarah Averbuch, MA, OT,
8:00 am–9:00 am our clients. Lowenstein Rehabilitation Center,
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
RP 204 CC 110AB Rehab Outcomes: What Matters Disability, & Participation
Raanana, Israel
Perceptions of Persons With Most for Client Satisfaction Contributing Author: Liat Livni, MSc,
Tina McNulty; Jeanette Koski, MS,
Acquired Spinal Cord Injuries OT
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, OTR/L, both of University of Utah,
Regarding Rehabilitation Disability, & Participation Salt Lake City, UT Level: Intermediate
Experiences Melba Custer, MS, OT/L; Shirley Level: Introductory New dynamic versions of the
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, O’Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, This study provides outcomes of LOTCA and LOTCA-G were de-
Disability, & Participation both of Eastern Kentucky University, veloped and tested on clients fol-
a six-visit, home-based program
Yvette Hachtel, MEd, OTR/L; Lexington, KY lowing stroke and healthy adult
that integrates typical occupa-
Christine Manville, EdD, OTR/L; Level: Intermediate and elderly individuals. Data on
tional therapy approaches with a
Rebekah Cooper; Jessica Henry; standards of performance and
Occupational therapy with its time geography intervention for
Cheryl Smith, all of Belmont frequencies of mediation levels
long history of truly living the persons with Parkinson’s disease.
University, Nashville, TN will be presented. Findings show
phrase “client-centered” as a core Outcome measures include the
Level: Intermediate good internal consistency of the
value, can be at the forefront of Canadian Occupational Perfor-
Despite the body of research changes to policy guidelines that domains; significant differences
mance Measure and the Parkin-
on the outcomes of spinal cord affect our professional stature between populations and moder-
son’s disease Questionnaire 39, a
injuries, the literature fails to and overall reimbursement of ate to high effect sizes from pre-
quality of life measure.
consider the sufficiency of the services. Evaluating outcomes of to post-evaluation. Implications
rehabilitation programs from OT intervention and prevention of this evaluation system for more
the clients’ perspectives. This strategies in interdisciplinary and focused OT intervention will be
study investigated the views of translational contexts is a critical discussed, as well as the signifi-
persons with acquired spinal cord component in any model. cance for stroke rehabilitation.
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The Relationship of Expectation nese adults who have experienced Melisa Kaye, MS, OTR/L, SIPT, implications of motor impairment
and Satisfaction of Filial Piety a stroke. Dominican University of California, in ASD families. The high preva-
With Stroke-Related Outcomes San Francisco, CA; Anne MacRae, lence of motor impairment and its
How Do Therapists Decide on PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, BCMH, San
of Chinese Older Adults in Stroke Interventions for Clients With relationship to social impairment
Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Rehabilitation Sensory and Motor Impairments suggest it as a “core component”
Level: Intermediate of ASD.
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, of the Upper Limb After Stroke?
Disability, & Participation A Qualitative Review of the Collaborative practice is a cor-
Chang-Chih Kuo, PhD, OT(Taiwan), Reasoning Process nerstone of occupational therapy 8:00 am–9:00 am
Kaohsiung Medical University, for clients of all ages. Pediatric RP 207 CC 112AB
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Kaohsiung, Taiwan Disability, & Participation client-centeredness presents a A National Pilot Study of
Contributing Authors: Florence unique challenge and opportunity Exemplary Transition Services to
Susan Doyle, MS, OTR/L, Battle
Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Ground, WA for practitioners. Through open- Adolescents
Michael Carlson, PhD; Jeanne ended interviews and subsequent Content Focus: Children & Youth
Jackson, PhD, FAOTA; Julie Gray, Contributing Authors: Brian
Dudgeon, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; analysis, this study investigated Karen Summers, MS, OTR/L; Doris
PhD, OTR/L; Chih Ping Chou, PhD strategies for insightful and mean-
Sally Bennett, PhD, OT Pierce, PhD, OTR/L, both of Eastern
Level: Introductory ingful collaboration with children. Kentucky University, Lexington, KY
Level: Intermediate
The purpose of this study was Motor Impairment in Sibling Pairs Level: Advanced
Upper limb impairments after
twofold. The first aim was to Concordant and Discordant for
stroke significantly impact on sur- This presentation will describe the
explore the expectations of filial Autism
vivors’ occupational performance results of a study documenting
piety held by older Chinese adults Content Focus: Children & Youth
and participation. This qualitative how selected exemplary occupa-
who have experienced a stroke.
study exploring therapists practice Claudia Hilton, PhD, OTR/L, SROT, tional therapists have developed
The second aim was to examine FAOTA, Washington University, St.
patterns and clinical reasoning is and are providing transition
how the parents’ expectation and Louis, MO
described. Key factors influencing services to adolescents with dis-
satisfaction with their children’s Contributing Authors: Yi Zhang, MS;
clinical decision making, choice abilities in schools using their re-
filial behaviors relate to their Megan White; Cheryl Klohr, MS,
of interventions, and the use habilitation knowledge to increase
stroke-related outcomes in stroke OTR/L: John Constantino, MD
of evidence-based practice are students’ functional performance.
rehabilitation. The findings not Level: Intermediate
explored. The study’s results purport the
only facilitated an in-depth un-
We employed a standardized potential of occupational therapy
derstanding of a culturally specific
8:00 am–9:00 am observational measure of motor to provide adolescent transition
co-occupation of doing Hsiao
RP 206 CC 108B proficiency to examine quantita- planning, services, and outcomes
(practicing filial piety) in Chinese
Client-Centered Pediatric Practice: tive variation in motor proficiency improvements. Also, suggestions
society, but also provided useful
Exploring Occupational Therapy in sibling pairs concordant and will be provided for occupational
information to occupational
Collaboration With Children discordant for autism spec- therapists who wish to develop
therapists in regards to designing
Content Focus: Children & Youth trum disorders (ASD) to better transition services in their own
treatment programs for older Chi-
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Outcome Analysis of Ready, Set, At-Risk Adolescents and Challenges 8:00 am–9:00 am Tamara Avi-Itzhak, DSc, York
Go: An Occupational Therapy Model to Their Successfully Transitioning RP 208 CC 113A College-CUNY, Jamaica, NY; Batya
to Community Transition to Adulthood: A Qualitative Study Engel-Yeger, PhD; Naomi Josman,
Handwriting Clubs: Assessing PhD, both of Haifa University, Haifa,
Content Focus: Children & Youth of the Dropout Crisis Efficacy in the Natural Context of Israel; Taisir Abdallah, PhD, Al-
Tina Mankey, EdD OTR/L; Content Focus: Children & Youth an Elementary School Quds University, Jerusalem, Israel
Catherine Acre, EdD, OTR/L, Jeanne Kloeckner, OTR/L, Content Focus: Children & Youth Level: Intermediate
FAOTA, both of University of Central Washington University, St. Louis, Karen Roston, DPS, OTR/L; Tsu- The importance of assessing chil-
Arkansas, Conway, AR MO Hsin Howe, PhD, both of New York
Level: Intermediate Contributing Authors: Nikki Wiener; dren from other cultural contexts
University, New York, NY
Christine Berg, PhD, OTR/L has been emphasized in the litera-
The transition from school to Contributing Author: Jim Hinojosa,
Level: Introductory ture and research has demonstrat-
adult life is challenging for all PhD, OT, FAOTA
ed that each culture has its own
youth. For adolescents who Nationwide we are experiencing a Level: Intermediate
distinctive pattern of child -learn-
have disabilities, the transition drop-out crisis; 30% of our youth Two groups of students were ing practices. The Berry VMI 5th
process requires more planning leave school prior to graduat- provided RtI Level II handwrit- is used for the purposes of evalu-
and support. “Ready, Set, Go” ing. On average dropouts earn ing interventions in the natural ating and documenting changes
was a summer program that $10,000 less per year than work- school environment based on in visual-motor skills. While the
illustrated how an occupational ers with high school diplomas. two theoretical approaches (i.e., psychometric properties of this
therapy practice model could be Dropouts are more likely to be motor learning, visual-motor). test have been well established,
used to address transition into the unemployed, be on government Results support significant im- its cultural validity received
community for adolescents with assistance, suffer poor health and provements in handwriting speed limited research attention. Testing
disabilities. The purpose of this go to prison. We are all directly or and legibility as measured by the whether the VMI norms which
study was to examine data on the indirectly impacted by this drop- MHA in both the handwriting were established in the United
participants and their families in out crisis. and visual motor groups. No States are applicable to subjects
the program. Formative evalua- This qualitative research project significant changes were found in in other cultures establishes the
tion of individual pre- and post- used focus groups to get the visual-motor skills as measured extent of their applicability and
test assessments, adolescents’ and perspectives of at-risk youth on by the VMI. their clinical utility.
parent interviews and summa- the drop-out crisis, the needs of
tive feedback will be discussed. Cultural Differences in Assessing
youth to successfully transition Visual Perception and Motor Skills
Discussion and recommendations to adulthood, and the role of a
for future programming will be in Typically Developing Palestinian,
mentor. Themes from the data, Israeli, and American Kindergarten
shared. and implications for school-based Children
occupational therapists, will be
Content Focus: Children & Youth
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8:00 am–9:00 am Ability of Older Adults To Audit Washington University, St. Louis, The aim of this study is to
RP 210 CC 106AB Neighborhood Walkability Using MO provide preliminary evidence of
Older Adults’ Perceptions the Senior Walking Environmental Level: Intermediate clients’ identified barriers that
Regarding Neighborhood Assessment Tool-Revised This study compared two groups have contributed to poor employ-
Environment and Participation (SWEAT-R) of older adults in a Naturally Oc- ment outcomes and their future
in Walking: Results From A Content Focus: Productive Aging curring Retirement Community expectations in employment.
Walkability Study in the St. Louis Gail Waecker; Mary Hildebrand, (NORC) to determine if those From Hospital Admission to
Naturally Occurring Retirement OTD, OTR/L, both of Washington who completed a physical activity Occupational Performance in
Community (NORC) University, St. Louis, MO promotion program, Active Liv- Community: Is a Prediction
Content Focus: Productive Aging Level: Intermediate ing Every Day, (n=22) partici- Possible?
Kelsey Cravens, MSOT; Mary Older adults must increase pated in more physical activity Content Focus: Mental Health
Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L, both of participation in physical activity than a group who did not (n=24). Lena Lipskaya-Velikovsky, PhD, OT;
Washington University, St. Louis, to experience its physical and Two measures were used to assess Moshe Kotler, MD, both of Sackler
MO psychological health benefits. activity participation: Commu- Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel;
Level: Intermediate Walking is the most common nity Healthy Activities Model for Tal Jarus, PhD, OTR, University of
form of physical activity among Seniors (CHAMPS) and Activity British Columbia, Vancouver, British
Studies have shown that older
older adults. However, they are Card Sort (ACS). Columbia, Canada
adults’ perceptions regarding
disproportionately affected by Level: Intermediate
physical environment and social
support for exercise have been aspects of their environment that 8:00 am–9:00 am The aim was to examine predic-
significantly associated with can either promote or discourage RP 211 CC 204B tion of ADL and IADL perfor-
participation in walking in their walking. This study examined the Self-Perceived Obstacles and mance in community by measure-
neighborhood. The purpose of ability of older adults to audit Expectations Toward Employment ments during hospital admission.
this study was to compare how their neighborhood using the in Clients With Mental Illness The results indicate that the
two groups of St. Louis NORC Senior Walking Environmental Content Focus: Mental Health measurement of functional capac-
residents, regularly active and ir- Audit Tool-Revised (SWEAT-R) Chia-Wei Fan, MS, OTC, University ity in the same area of occupation
regularly active/inactive, perceive to see if the neighborhood was of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, is the best predictor. Otherwise, it
both their physical and social “walking friendly.” IL; Ay-Woan Pan, PhD, OTR, is recommended to use a holistic
neighborhood environment, and OTC, National Taiwan University, approach in evaluation.
Assessing Physical Activity Levels Taipei, Taiwan; Chan-Chia Chang,
to examine how these perceptions in Older Adults After Completing an MS, OTC, Hualien Armed Forces
relate to their level of participa- Active Living Every Day Program: General Hospital, Hua-Lien, Taiwan
tion in physical activity. Results From Two Measures Contributing Author: Priya Bhasin,
Content Focus: Productive Aging MST
Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L; Level: Introductory
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AOTA’s 2011 Annual Conference & Expo 53
Friday, April 15 Morning

8:00 am–9:00 am Theresa Schlabach, PhD, OTR/L, elders is described and insights for Sensory Processing Questionnaire
RP 212 CC 109AB BCP, St. Ambrose University, occupational therapists working (ASPQ) was developed to provide
Davenport, IA in multi-ethnic practice arenas are a sensitive tool for studying how
Higher Education and Employment
for Individuals With Mental Health, Level: Intermediate shared. sensory processing influences
ASD, and Learning Diagnoses: Occupational therapists are in a Validity Evidence for a Model and activity choice. Items are designed
Program Outcomes and Supports/ position to facilitate a successful Measure of Life Balance to measure sensory system and
Barriers to Success transition and college experi- type of responsiveness. Construct
Content Focus: Health & Wellness
ence for students with Asperger’s validity was examined with factor
Content Focus: Mental Health Kathleen Matuska, PhD, St.
Disorder. This qualitative research analysis of ratings of 491 adults.
Victoria Schindler, PhD, OTR, Catherine University, Shoreview,
used in-depth interviews with MN Results revealed valid factors that
BCMH, FAOTA, Richard Stockton
College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ college students with AD and Dis- were specific to both sensory sys-
Level: Intermediate
ability Service Providers. Themes tem and type of responsiveness.
Level: Intermediate This research provides validity
were identified that impact
The purpose of this study was to evidence for both a model and a 8:00 am–9:00 am
occupational performance and a
evaluate the effectiveness of the measure of life balance. It clarifies RP 214 CC 201B
model was presented.
first four years of an OT program the concept of life balance and its
Quality of Life in a Rural
that assisted individuals with relationship to stress and well-
8:00 am–9:00 am Community: A Mixed Method Study
learning, ASD, and mental health being. The Life Balance Inventory
RP 213 CC 111AB Content Focus: Health & Wellness
diagnoses to achieve educational is a valid and useful tool as part
and/or vocational goals and to A Cultural Adaptation of the Well of a comprehensive evaluation of Peggy Wittman, EdD, OT/L,
identify general supports and bar- Elderly Intervention for Spanish- lifestyle and wellness across the FAOTA, Eastern Kentucky University,
Speaking Older Adults Richmond, KY; Beth Velde, PhD,
riers in education and/or employ- health-disability continuum.
Content Focus: Health & Wellness OTR/L, East Carolina University,
ment. Participants were current Development of an Adult Sensory Greenville, NC
and future students and workers. Jeanne Jackson, PhD, OTR/L,
FAOTA; Erna Blanche, PhD, OTR/L,
Processing Questionnaire Level: Intermediate
Results included quantitative Content Focus: Health & Wellness
outcomes enhanced by qualitative FAOTA, both of University of This paper will present results
Southern California, Los Angeles, Erna Blanche; Megan Chang, both of a mixed method, community-
focus group findings, especially of University of Southern California,
CA based participatory research
on supports and barriers which Los Angeles, CA; Diane Parham,
Level: Intermediate project designed to assess quality
can be addressed by OT. University of New Mexico, New
In order to engage participants of life in a rural community. Oc-
The College Experience of Students Mexico, NM
at a meaningful level, complex cupational therapy practitioners
With Asperger’s Syndrome: Level: Intermediate
interventions such as Lifestyle who work in rural areas can use
Perceptions of the Students Redesign® require an adapta- Sensory processing is thought to the study’s results to learn about
Themselves and of College tion of methods and materials. be related to occupational engage- the importance of providing both
Disability Providers A cultural adaptation of an ment, but little research supports individual and group interven-
Content Focus: Mental Health intervention for Spanish-speaking this assumption. The Adult


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tions using quality of life as an of Nova Southeastern University, Ft. PhD, OTR/L; Linda Scheirton, PhD, any OT who has a curiosity about
outcome. Lauderdale, FL all of Creighton University, Omaha, how to best utilize a handler and
Level: Intermediate NE her dog in their practice setting.
Occupational Performance Changes
and Habit Modifications Associated A needs assessment of commu- Level: Intermediate
With Significant Weight-Loss nity-dwelling older adults was This qualitative study furthers 8:00 am–9:00 am
Following Bariatric Surgery conducted to inform program research on patient safety and Talk About 3 CC 103BC
Content Focus: Health & Wellness development to increase engage- occupational therapy practice to (AOTA) Talk About: Current
Michael Fantuzzo; Patricia Crist, ment in physical activity. Results examine specific strategies imple- Strategies and Best Practices of
PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Erica indicated low levels of physical mented to prevent/reduce practice OT Volunteers With Rebuilding
Okraszewski, all of Duquesne activity in the presence of numer- errors in geriatric and physical Together
University, Pittsburgh, PA ous chronic conditions, limited rehabilitation settings. Analysis Content Focus: Productive Aging
Level: Intermediate physical activity knowledge, low of the data yielded four themes Karen Smith, CAPS, American
Obesity is a complex health and self efficacy and outcome expecta- related to specific strategies Occupational Therapy Association,
tions, and limited use of processes used by occupational therapists. Bethesda, MD
social problem in the United
States that is now a pending that facilitate behavioral change. Research findings have significant Level: Intermediate
epidemic in society. The pur- These findings have been incor- implications to current practice OT practitioners and faculty in-
poses of this research are to: a) porated into Phase II in which and professional education. volved with the non-profit home
report occupational performance the researcher organized the repair organization Rebuilding
community to develop a program 8:00 am–9:00 am Together (RT) will share strate-
challenges and changes occur-
to meet this need; Phase III is cur- SC 233 CC 204A gies for successful integration
ring during rapid weight loss at
3, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months rently under development and an Animal-Assisted Occupational of OT contributions in local RT
post-bariatic surgery relative to OT physical activity program was Therapy affiliates. The format will include
the impact on self-care, produc- targeted to begin in July 2010. Content Focus: Productive Aging presentation as well as informa-
tivity, and leisure; and b) describe Kate Thomas, Animal Assisted tion sharing.
the implications for occupational
8:00 am–9:00 am Therapy-OT & PT Pups, Ann Arbor,
therapy intervention, each time
interval, and recommendations to Strategies Used by Occupational Level: Introductory 8:00 am–11:00 am
related role and habit changes. Therapists in Physical Interacting with animals during WS 200 CC 201A
Rehabilitation and Geriatric the rehabilitative process has been
Promoting Health Through Physical (AOTA) Academic Fieldwork

Practice To Prevent and/or Reduce proven to lower blood pres-
Activity: The Howard C Forman Coordinators (AFWC) Forum
Practice Errors: A Qualitative Study sure and release endorphins. An
Health Promotion Project Phase I Content Focus: Academic &
Content Focus: General & Animal-Assisted Occupational
Content Focus: Health & Wellness Fieldwork Education

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Hanson, PhD, OTR/L, University of Susanne Smith Roley, MS, OTR/L, Jane Yousey, OTR/L, ACC, SAVA centered model. This session
North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; FAOTA; Stefanie Bodison, OTD, Consulting, LLC, Atlanta, GA defines PE, provides a framework
Camille Sauerwald, EdM, OTR, The OTR/L, both of Pediatric Therapy Level: Introductory to implement, and provides case
Richard Stockton College of New Network, Torrance, CA; Marie samples from industry.
Today’s healthcare environment
Jersey, Pomona, NJ Anzalone, ScD, OTR, FAOTA,
Virginia Commonwealth University, demands that managers adapt The Work & Industry Special
Level: Intermediate
Richmond, VA quickly, embrace change, and Interest Section Business Meeting
The AFWC Forum provides coach their staff with confidence. will take place during the first 30
Contributing Author: Meira L.
an opportunity to analyze new The AMSIS Annual Program will minutes of this session.
Orentlicher, PhD, OTR/L
trends and standards influencing explore essential coaching skills
Level: Intermediate
fieldwork, become acquainted for effective healthcare managers. 8:00 am–11:00 am
with recent resources and model This 2-part Workshop (see p. 67 WS 204 CC 201C
for Part 2) addresses how sensory- The Administration & Manage-
programs used to bridge the gap (AOTA) (Cert) Evidence-Based
based intervention can be applied ment Special Interest Section An-
between education and prac- Literature Review on Occupational
in early intervention, schools, nual Business Meeting will take
tice, and to network and share Therapy and Older Adults With
transition and clinical settings. place during the last 30 minutes
strategies for addressing common Low Vision
Examples will be used to illustrate of this session.
practice challenges.
differences in how services may be Content Focus: Productive Aging
8:00 am–11:00 am Deborah Lieberman, MHSA,
8:00 am–11:00 am provided to the same individuals
WS 203 CC 102AB OTR/L, FAOTA, American
WS 201 CC Lecture Hall in different practice settings.
(SIS) WISIS Annual Program: Occupational Therapy Association,
(SIS) EISSIS and SISIS Joint Annual The Early Intervention & School
Bethesda, MD; Marian Arbesman,
Using Participatory Ergonomics To
Program: Using Sensory-Based Special Interest Section Annual PhD, OTR/L, Arbesideas,
Provide Client-Centered Solutions
Occupational Therapy Intervention Business Meeting will take place Williamsville, NY; Sue Berger,
in Multiple Contexts
Across Settings Part I during the first 15 minutes of this PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA, Boston
session. Content Focus: Work & Industry University, Boston, MA; Jennifer
Content Focus: Children & Youth
Michael Gerg, MS, OTR/L, CHT, Kaldenberg, MSA, OTR/L, SCLV,
Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L,
8:00 am–11:00 am CEES, CWCE; Judith Gold, FAOTA, New England College
University of Puget Sound,
WS 202 CC 204C ScD, both of Temple University, of Optometry & New England
Tacoma, WA; Gloria Frolek Philadelphia, PA Eye Institute, Boston, MA; Stacy
Clark, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA, (SIS) AMSIS Annual Program:
Private Practice, Adel, IA; Teresa Level: Intermediate Smallfield, DrOT, OTR/L, The
Essential Coaching Skills for University of South Dakota,
May-Benson, ScD, OTR/L, The Effective Healthcare Managers Participatory Ergonomics (PE)
Spiral Foundation, Watertown, Vermillion, SD; Chiung-ju Liu,
is a process that helps workers
Content Focus: General & PhD, OTR/L; Michael Justiss, PhD,
MA; Laurette Olson, PhD OTR, identify and resolve ergonomic
Professional Issues OTR, both of Indiana University at
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, problems. PE is successful at the
NY; Cheryl Colangelo, MS, Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN; Kara
micro- and macro -ergonomic lev- Schreier; Jessica McAteer, both
OT/L, North Salem Central
els, and aligns with the OT client- of Boston University, Boston, MA;
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of The University of South Dakota, FAOTA, University of Alabama at to accurate OASIS data is key CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT
Vermillion, SD; Melodie Brost; Birmingham, Birmingham, AL to home health outcomes. This
Vanessa Horton; Sarah Kenyon; Contributing Authors: Leon Dure, Workshop is Part I of two related 9:30 am–11:00 am
Kristen Mears, all of Indiana MD; Douglas Woods, PhD Workshops. Part I introduces SC 201 CC 204A
University, Indianapolis, IN Level: Intermediate OASIS C in the context of the (AOTA) Using the Occupational
Contributing Authors: Jeff Butler; comprehensive assessment Therapy Practice Guidelines for
This Workshop focuses on chil-
Julie Stover; Nick Rush; Chelsea required by the Conditions of Par- Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease
Listenfelt; Kristen Betchel; Melodie dren with Chronic Tic Disorders.
Methods to evaluate tic occur- ticipation and as described in the and Related Disorders To Enhance
Brost; Vanessa Horton; Sarah
Kenyon; Ashley Myers; Kari rence and impact on performance Occupational Therapy Practice Your Practice
Schaefer; Kara Schreier; Jessica in valued occupations are present- Framework. Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
McAteer; Shannon Chovan; Gina ed. Evidence-based intervention Disability, & Participation
Bargioni; Liz Metzger; Jill Palladino strategies for self-management 9:30 am–11:00 am Patricia Schaber, PhD, OTR/L,
Level: Intermediate of tic expression that improve SC 200 CC 105AB University of Minnesota,
occupational performance are (AOTA) Doing the Right Thing: Minneapolis, MN
This session will outline the
described. Research outcomes for Ethical and Legal Practice Contributing Authors: Rene Padilla,
process involved in the evidence-
PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Lori Letts,
based literature review on older these approaches are discussed. Content Focus: General &
PhD, OT Reg.
adults with low vision, including Professional Issues
8:00 am–11:00 am Level: Introductory
the development of the focused Deborah Yarett Slater, MS, OT/L,
questions, search strategy, and WS 206 CC 113B FAOTA; Jennifer Bogenrief, JD, both This session will provide an over-
strategies to overcome challenges. Part I: OASIS C, Comprehensive of American Occupational Therapy view of the evidence published in
Assessments, and Quality Association, Bethesda, MD the Occupational Therapy Prac-
Specific findings from the reviews
will be presented along with im- Measures Level: Intermediate tice Guidelines for Adults with
plications for practice, education, Content Focus: General & Practitioners are often chal- Alzheimer’s Disease and Related
and research. Professional Issues lenged to “do the right thing” Disorders. Implications and chal-
Karen Vance, OTR/L, BKD LLP, from ethical or legal perspectives. lenges for practice, education, and
8:00 am–11:00 am Colorado Springs, CO; Missi Regulations and ethical principles research will stimulate partici-
WS 205 CC 103A Zahoransky, MSHS, OTR/L, Total for appropriate clinical decisions pants to consider future directions
Rehabilitation, Hinckley, OH; Carol will be discussed with case study in this area of practice.
(Cert) Evidence-Based Intervention
Siebert, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, The analysis. Reporting options for
for Children With Chronic Tic
Home Remedy, Chapel Hill, NC action by professional and regula- 9:30 am–11:00 am
Level: Intermediate tory bodies will be identified. SC 202 CC 107AB
Content Focus: Children & Youth
The role of occupational therapy Strategies for Visual Analysis
Linda Goodwin, OTR/L, SCLV;
Jan Rowe, DrOT, OTR/L, in collecting and contributing in Children With and Without
Content Focus: Children & Youth

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Friday, April 15 Morning

Carol Cote, PhD, OTR/L, University relevant scope of practice issues 9:30 am–11:00 am Nichols, OTR/L, both of University
of Scranton, Scranton, PA will be discussed. SC 206 CC 112AB of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Level: Advanced From Diapers to Kick Ball: Teaching Contributing Author: Lumy Sawaki,
Differences in ability on complex 9:30 am–11:00 am Young Stroke Survivors To Care for MD
visual perception tasks will be SC 205 CC 106AB Their Children Level: Introductory
analyzed in terms of strategies Defining Clinical Predictors of Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Three occupational therapy ap-
for allocating attention and for Driving Performance in Older Disability, & Participation proaches for stroke rehabilitation
organizing visual information. Adults Karen Halfon; Debra Margolis, will be shared, using case studies
Developmental changes and char- Content Focus: Rehabilitation, MS, OTR/L, both of Spaulding to demonstrate their effectiveness.
acteristics of disabilities are pre- Disability, & Participation Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA These include: traditional outpa-
sented. The potential for helping Peggy Barco, MS, OTR/L; David Level: Introductory tient therapy, occupation-based
children develop these strategies Carr, MD, both of Washington therapy, and modified constraint-
This session will focus on the
as therapeutic intervention will be University, St. Louis, MO; Pat induced therapy. This presenta-
Niewoehner, OTR/L, CDRS, role of the occupational therapist
discussed. in teaching childcare skills to tion will demonstrate options for
Veterans Administration Medical
the young stroke survivor with interventions to improve therapy
Center, St. Louis, MO; Steve Ice,
9:30 am–11:00 am children. Infant care activities and outcomes.
MOT, OTR/L, CDRS, Independent
SC 203 CC 103BC Drivers, LLC, St. Louis, MO caring for young children will be
(AOTA) State and Federal Pediatrics addressed. Strategies to involve 9:30 am–11:00 am
Contributing Authors: Jami Dalchow,
Policy Update OTD, OTR/L; Kathleen M. infants and young children as SC 208 CC 108A
Content Focus: Children & Youth Rutkowski, OTR/L; Kathy Dolan, part of the rehab process will be Listening To Learn: A Pilot Project
Tim Nanof, MSW; Chuck OTR/L; Pat Storie, COTA/L presented. Case studies will be for School-Based Therapy
Willmarth, both of American Level: Intermediate shared. Content Focus: Children & Youth
Occupational Therapy Association, This panel will review issues in Terry Giese, MBA, OT/L, FAOTA;
Bethesda, MD driving safety in older adults. We 9:30 am–11:00 am Kay Broeder, MSOT, OTR/L, both
Contributing Author: Marcy Buckner will demonstrate a concept of a SC 207 CC 109AB of Naperville Community Unit
Level: Intermediate “probability calculator” for com- Creating Evidence: Optimal School District 203, Naperville, IL
This session will explore current bining common tests to predict Interventions for Clients With Level: Intermediate
policy issues at the state and risk of failure on a road test. Our Chronic Stroke The Listening Program™, an au-
federal level that are impacting research findings with dementia, Content Focus: Rehabilitation, ditory stimulation method which
pediatric practice in schools, stroke, and a mixed population Disability, & Participation uses psychoacoustically modified
early intervention, and all other regarding which cognitive tests Camille Skubik-Peplaski, MS, music, was piloted with elemen-
relevant settings. Issues such as are predictive of failure on a road OTR/L, BCP, Cardinal Hill tary students who receive school-
autism, universal design, IDEA test will be discussed. Healthcare System, Lexington, KY; based occupational therapy
Part C, school-based billing and Cheryl Carrico, MS, OT/L; Laurie services. Student outcomes from
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be compared to current research Denise Donica, DHS, OTR/L, BCP, and aging. Specific strategies and all of University of Texas Medical
about sound-based occupational East Carolina University, Greenville, techniques will be delineated. Branch, Galveston, TX
therapy interventions. NC Level: Intermediate
Contributing Author: Katrina 9:30 am–11:00 am This session describes an educa-
9:30 am–11:00 am Erickson, OTR/L SC 212 CC 113A tional intervention developed in
SC 209 CC 108B Level: Introductory Occupational Therapy’s Role in collaboration with community
Mental Health Inclusion: Handwriting fluency is an essen- Using a Harm Reduction Approach health workers in rural Nicara-
Preventative Services to At-Risk tial component of early learning. With a Homeless Population gua. The ultimate goal was to
Youth and Families Through Home Therapists need tools to provide Content Focus: Mental Health reduce chronic neuromusculoskel-
and Community-Based Services assessment and remediation. Christine Helfrich, PhD, OTR/L, etal pain by modifying tasks and
Content Focus: Children & Youth This session will focus on how FAOTA; Andrea Halverson, MS, routines performed by women
Paula McNamara, MS, OTR/L; to assess children’s handwriting OTR/L, both of Boston University, who engage in hard physical labor
Andrea Mendoza, LMFT, both of competency in grades K-4 using Boston, MA to care for their families.
Occupational Therapy Training a universal handwriting screener, Level: Introductory
Program, Torrance, CA how to contribute to RtI teams, Harm reduction, an innovative, 9:30 am–11:00 am
Level: Introductory and how to understand how interdisciplinary approach to SC 214 CC 201B
Through case presentations, handwriting standards impact intervention, offers a compassion- Engaging the Passive or Reluctant
including outcome results, this instruction. ate view of an individual’s habits Client: An Evidence-Based Practice
presentation highlights how and routines. This Short Course Approach
occupational therapy has been 9:30 am–11:00 am presents concepts that informed a Content Focus: General &
integrated into an evidence-based SC 211 CC 104AB manualized life skills intervention, Professional Issues
community mental health model Using Occupations to Slow Down which teaches life skill knowledge Renee Taylor, PhD, University of
for at-risk youth. The benefits Cognitive Decline in Older Adults to promote housing stability and Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
and challenges of providing Content Focus: Productive Aging community integration among Level: Intermediate
family-centered, occupation-based Guy McCormack, PhD, OTR/L, homeless adults. In this session, we introduce con-
interventions in the home will be FAOTA, Samuel Merritt University, crete skills and concepts from the
discussed. Oakland, CA 9:30 am–11:00 am Intentional Relationship Model.
Level: Intermediate SC 213 CC 113C Videotape examples will illustrate
9:30 am–11:00 am This Short Course will describe Partnering With Community Health clinical strategies and attendees
SC 210 CC 111AB the growing evidence that cogni- Workers in Rural Nicaragua: An will be encouraged to participate
Using a Universal Handwriting tive decline can be minimized Intervention for Women in Chronic in live interactive role-plays.
Screener Within the Response to when occupational therapists en- Pain
Intervention Assessment Model gage clients in occupations based Content Focus: Health & Wellness
Content Focus: Children & Youth on studies on neuroplasticity Gretchen Stone, PhD, OT, FAOTA;
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9:30 am–11:00 am Conference Highlight General Session Poster Session #3

SC 216 CC 204B 9:30 am–11:00 am Presidential Address
OT Survivor: Protecting Your Turf in SC 234 CC 203AB 12:30 pm–2:30 pm
11:15 am–12:00 noon
a Competitive HealthCare Market (AOTA) Insight into NIH Funding CC Exhibit Hall AB
CC Exhibit Hall C
Content Focus: General & Mechanisms and the Peer-Review See page 71.
Professional Issues For details see page 11.
Pamela Toto, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Content Focus: General &
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Professional Issues
PA SIS Roundtables
Theresa Hayes Cruz, PhD; Anne K.
Level: Intermediate Krey, both of National Institutes of 12:30 pm–1:30 pm
In today’s “High Definition” Health, Bethesda, MD CC 103 BC
world, occupational therapy Level: Intermediate For details see page 61.
practitioners are jockeying for Looking for a career in research?
position and fighting for survival Please join staff from the NIH
in traditional as well as emerging for an informational session
practice areas. This course will regarding funding opportunities
help practitioners improve the and changes to the peer review
image of occupational therapy process.
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Special Interest Section (SIS) Roundtable Discussions

12:30 pm–1:30 pm CC 103BC
Important Notice! Tickets for SIS Roundtable Discussions are very limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to allow for close interaction
between all participants. Tickets are free and are included with conference registration, but you must obtain a ticket in advance at the AOTA Member Resource Center on
Thursday evening during the Expo Grand Opening.

AMSIS in early intervention and school PDSIS problems of the fingers. The
Nursing Facility Rehab Managers: based practice. Participants will Establishing and Promoting the discussion will address splinting
Staying Compliant With Changing describe challenges faced in devel- Role of Occupational Therapy in issues and solutions specifically
Regulations oping and supervising fieldwork Oncology Through Evidence-Based related to the mallet finger, PIP
students in these settings along Practice contractures, swan neck and bou-
Christine Kroll, MS, OTR
with strategies to create meaning- tonniere deformities, and MCP
The session will provide informa- Sheila M. Longpre, MOT, OTR/L
ful fieldwork experiences. extensor lag.
tion regarding information and This roundtable is an avenue for
resources for CMS regulations GSIS practitioners to identify issues Private Practice Subsection
and participants will share infor- End of Life Care and Occupational and solutions about starting an Utilizing Telecommunications Inside
mation and resources they have Therapy oncology program using current the Private Practice Setting
found that worked or did not Michael A. Pizzi, PhD, OTR/L, evidence-based literature. A Tammy Richmond, MS, OTR/L
work to benefit the group. FAOTA special focus will be given to an The availability and advance-
End-of-life care is a much needed understanding of precautions,
DDSIS ments in digital health infor-
and often avoided area of occupa- contra-indications and disease mation, telecommunication
Transitions Across the Life Span: advancement in treating clients
tional therapy. In gerontology, we technologies, and wireless devices
The What and The How with cancer.
are closer to that end of life, but has created new opportunities
Asha Asher, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA
end-of-life also speaks to issues SISIS for health care delivery and client
Occupational therapy practi- of loss, grief, mental and social
Using Clinical Reasoning to centered services across all prac-
tioners are highly trained and health, disability and the need
Evaluate Sensory Processing tice settings. Health care reform
skilled in supporting engagement for “application of occupation”
Dysfunction has further promoted the need to
in occupations and participation to promote a less painful, more
Stacey Szklut, MS, OTR/L move clinical and administrative
in daily life at home, school, and productive and “good death.” documentation and operations
in the community. They support This roundtable will address all This roundtable discussion will
into electronic platforms to allow
children with developmental of these issues and others that focus on using the clinical reason-
for more efficient and effective
disabilities as they transition participants bring with them. ing process to facilitate sensory
communities of practice. This
through the life stages (preschool, integration assessment selection;
HCHSIS roundtable discussion will explore
school-age, adulthood) as part observation of sensory processing
which, what, how, and when
of different service teams. This Development of a Low Vision Home problems; and consideration of
these new communication tech-
round-table conversation will Assessment client, caregiver/teacher, environ-
nologies fit into a private practice
discuss strategies OT practitioners Beth Barstow, MS, OTR/L, SCLV ment, and clinician factors when
setting and what the future might
can use to position themselves as Low Vision treatment in the home conducting a sensory integration-
look like.
an integral part of the transition is an exciting and emerging area based occupational therapy
planning team. of practice. Developing a home evaluation. Driving/Driver Rehabilitation
assessment specific to a client Network
with low vision is a challenge that So, You Want to Start a Driving
Being a Change Agent for the Policy Issues Related to Program? What’s the Next Step?
requires research and tool develop-
Profession: The Evolving Role of Telerehabilitation
ment. This discussion will include Holly Alexander, OTR/L, CDRS
the Clinician to Educator Jana Cason, DHS, OTR/L
research performed and steps taken The roundtable is an avenue
William Wrightsman, MS, OTR/L This TSIS roundtable will provide
to begin development of a low for practitioners to review key
This roundtable will discuss the vision home assessment as well as a brief overview of current telere-
elements of starting a driving
path that a clinician takes from discussing the actual implementa- habilitation policy and provide an
program and explore ways to
treating patients, clients, and tion of a successful program. opportunity for discussion among
incorporate them in their own
consumers to moving into the role participants related to specific
MHSIS practice settings.
of an academic teacher working policy issues.
in the classroom to educate the Fostering Leadership in Mental Home Modification Network
Health Practice WISIS
next generation of occupational Using AARP’s HomeFit Guide in
therapy practitioners. The dis- Penelope Moyers Cleveland, EdD, Functional Job Descriptions Home Modifications
cussion will cover the educa- OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA. Holly Ehrenfried, OTR/L, CHT
Debra Lindstrom Hazel, PhD,
tional requirements for academic In order to meet the goals of the Functional Job Descriptions (FJD) OTR/L
positions, as well as the various Centennial Vision in the area of are a foundational tool for the oc- Participants will discuss their ex-
academic roles one can move mental health practice, it is im- cupational therapist. This round- periences and questions related to
into, such as Academic Fieldwork portant that occupational therapy table will discuss how to create helping older adults take preven-
Coordinator or Professor. Strate- practitioners become comfortable and use FJDs in the occupational tative measures to allow them to
gies for a successful transition will with taking a leadership role in therapy practice. safely stay in their homes as long
be shared. initiatives that impact mental Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabili- as possible. Lessons learned from
EISSIS health practice and the client tation Subsection: a current educational program for
populations served. This session older adults, HomeFit, will also
Early Intervention and School- Splinting Pearls for Common Finger
offers a small group opportu- be disseminated.
Based Fieldwork Experiences Problems
nity for occupational therapy
Winifred Schultz-Krohn, PhD, Lenore Frost, PhD, OTR/L, CHT
practitioners to explore leadership
OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA This round table will discuss
opportunities in their respective
This roundtable focuses on the practice areas and ways to expand splinting pearls for the hand and
important elements of Level I & upon current leadership skills to provide participants with simple
Level II fieldwork experiences promote goal attainment. strategies to correct common

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2:00 pm–2:30 pm Institute for Rehabilitation, West

PA 200 CC 112AB Orange, NJ
Using a New Single-Subject Design Contributing Authors: Max Ito, PhD,
OTR/L; Ferol Ludwig, PhD, OTR/L,
Welcome AOTA Method, With Application to
Occupational Therapy, for Weight
FAOTA, GCG; Fran Harris, PhD
Level: Intermediate
Conference Attendees!! Loss in Obesity
Content Focus: Academic & Nearly 3 million people in the
High Quality OT and PT School and Fieldwork Education United States use a wheelchair for
mobility. Obtaining the correct
Preschool-Based services Rosalie Miller, PhD, OTR, FAOTA;
wheelchair is a complex process
Deborah Weissman-Miller, ScD,
throughout Southeastern PA! CE, MEOE, both of Brenau and if one is unable to obtain the
University, Atlanta, GA correct wheelchair it may lead to
Level: Advanced untoward consequences of injury,
Stop by Booth #203 to discuss contribute to activity limitations,
A goal of outcomes research can
Austill's top-notch support, be met by using a new single- and may impact one’s ability to
networking, competitive rates, subject design (SSD) method be employed. Unfortunately, there
is no consistent measurement
flexibility and job opportunities! that is statistically rigorous, and
standard or procedure for the
applicable from a single-subject to
clinical trial design. It is indepen- practitioner who prescribes a mo-
dent of n to achieve statistical bility device. This study sought to
significance. This presentation identify the essential elements of
will introduce OT researchers and the wheelchair assessment utiliz-
practitioners to the steps used ing input from 155 stakeholders.
Becky Austill-Clausen, in predicting outcomes with this
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
SSD for weight loss in obesity. It
MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, President is important that OT researchers
RP 218 CC 113C
100 John Robert Thomas Dr. and practitioners understand the Mothers With Chronic Illness:
Exton, PA 19341; (610) 363-7009 validity of this new SSD so that Challenges, Adaptations, and
www.austills.com; becky@austills.com OT can be presented quantita- Psycho-Social Factors That Support
tively in high definition; that is, Participation With Multiple
OT can be accepted statistically Sclerosis
as efficient, effective, and statisti- Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
cally sound when applied to any Disability, & Participation
CPG-5220 size clinical trial or single OT Ruth Farber, PhD, OTR/L, Temple
Visit us at Booth 203 intervention. University, Philadelphia, PA
Level: Intermediate
2:00 pm–3:00 pm This research platform describes
RP 216 CC 113A two studies of mothers with
Upper Extremity Kinematic Analysis chronic illness: scleroderma and
ADED in Multi-Level Nerve Compression
lupus, and multiple sclerosis.
Findings show parenting is chal-
Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists lenging, and social support and
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Disability, & Participation personal factors affect parental
INVITATION TO ATTEND: William Janes, Washington participation and role satisfac-
35th Annual Conference & Exhibits University, St. Louis, MO tion. Adaptations and compensa-
Contributing Authors: Justin M. tory techniques to make parenting
Brown, MD; Jack R. Engsberg, PhD easier will be discussed.
Navigating the Sea of Mobility Level: Intermediate Feasibility of a Telerehabilitation
August 12–16, 2011 Video motion capture was used to Intervention for Women
objectively quantify thorax, neck, Undergoing Chemotherapy for
Jacksonville, FL and upper extremity kinematics of Breast Cancer
persons with and without multi- Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
level nerve compression (MLNC) Disability, & Participation
ADED is the only professional organization syndromes. Persons with MLNC Kathleen Lyons, ScD, OTR/L,
solely devoted to meeting the professional demonstrated notably different Dartmouth College, Newbury, NH
movements than persons without. Contributing Authors: Mark Hegel,
needs of those professionals working the field These findings support existing PhD; Peter Kaufman, MD; Jay Hull,
of driver rehabilitation. clinical observations of posture PhD; Tim Ahles, PhD
and movement in MLNC. Level: Introductory
www.aded.net This session will present the
2:00 pm–3:00 pm results of a Phase I clinical trial
RP 217 CC 111AB designed to test the feasibility
Essential Elements of a Wheelchair of enrolling and retaining newly
Assessment diagnosed breast cancer patients
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, in a clinical trial to assess a
Disability, & Participation telephone-based, problem-solv-
Teresa Plummer, PhD, OTR, ATP, ing-training-occupational therapy
Belmont University, Nashville, TN; (PST-OT) intervention.
Mary Shea, MA, OTR, ATP, Kessler

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Mothers With Chronic Illness: Correlation Between Risk Factors

Challenges, Adaptations, and and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Psycho-Social Factors That Support Among Professional Orchestra
Participation With Scleroderma and Musicians
Lupus Content Focus: Work & Industry Joanna, MS, OTR/L
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Yael Kaufman-Cohen, MS, OT;
Disability, & Participation Ratzon Navah, PhD, OTR, both of
Janet Poole, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,
University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM
Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Level: Introductory
The uniqueness of this study
Contributing Author: Cindy lies in the correlation between I am making a difference in
Mendelson, PhD, RN
Level: Intermediate
biomechanical, environmental, the lives of my patients.
psychosocial, and personal risk
This research platform describes factors, and playing-related mus- At University of Maryland Medical Center, you can build extensive
two studies of mothers with culoskeletal disorders (PRMD) experience in a wider array of areas than anywhere else. Imagine
chronic illness: scleroderma and among professional musicians. being an instrumental part of care in one of hundreds of world-
lupus, and multiple sclerosis. The results indicate that PRMD class specialties, experiencing unique clinical challenges, and
Findings show parenting is chal- are a significant health problem working with some of the most acclaimed professionals in their
lenging, and social support and among orchestral musicians. The fields. Right now, our growth means new opportunities for:
personal factors affect parental biomechanical and the perceived
participation and role satisfac- physical environmental risk
Occupational Therapists
tion. Adaptations and compensa- factors were the two strongest New grads will thrive with an assigned mentor and a generous
tory techniques to make parenting statistical predictors for PRMD compensation package, including a 401(a) retirement plan, life
easier will be discussed. among orchestral musicians. The insurance, continuing education, tuition reimbursement, and
high association between PRMD more. Located in downtown Baltimore, you’ll also enjoy a life-
2:00 pm–3:00 pm and the clinical observation shows style rich in its variety of world-class arts and entertainment.
RP 219 CC 204A a need for specialized OTs to Discover all that’s waiting for you at UMMC. To learn more,
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Extremity Musculoskeletal for musical routines and patterns
Disorders as used by this population.
Content Focus: Work & Industry
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University, St. Louis, MO RP 220 CC 201B CPG-5224

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Dale, PhD, OTR/L, CEA; Brad Participation Among Families
Evanoff, MD Transitioning From Part C Early AOTA Conference Guide
Level: Intermediate Intervention Services 3.375” x 4.75”
This large prospective cohort Content Focus: Children & Youth 4-color
study found that personal, Mary Khetani, ScD, OTR, Boston
physical, and psychosocial factors University, Boston, MA
contributed to each stage of a dis- Contributing Authors: Gael
ablement model (upper extremity Orsmond, PhD; Ellen Cohn, ScD,
symptoms, functional limitation OTR/L, FAOTA; Mary Law, PhD,
and work disability). These re- OT(C), FCAOT; Wendy Coster,
sults support the use of a holistic
and client-centered approach in Level: Introductory
the treatment and prevention of Participation in home and com-
upper extremity musculoskeletal munity activities is one of four
disorders. goals among families receiv-
The Effect of Neutral Posture on ing Part C early intervention
the Occurrence of Musculoskeletal services. There is need to build
Symptoms in Administrative Office knowledge about participation
Assistants to adequately apply the concept
in practice. The objective of the
Content Focus: Work & Industry
present study was to identify
Ricky Joseph, PhD, OTR/L, United
significant correlates of full and
States Army-Baylor University, San
Antonio, TX limited community participation
among families transitioning out
Level: Intermediate
of Part C services. This study
This study identified a positive involved secondary analysis of
relationship between deviance data from 2,003 families involved
from neutral posture and reported in the National Early Intervention
musculoskeletal symptoms in the Longitudinal Study. A small set of
head, neck, shoulders, elbows, correlates were identified related
wrist, hands, middle back, lower to managing the child’s behavior
back, hip and knees. and social support. Implications
for future research and practice
are discussed.

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Friday, April 15 Afternoon

The Assessment of Play in 7–11 earlier and promote more success-

Year Old Children ful preparation for independent
Content Focus: Children & Youth living.
Ann Mcdonald, PhD, OTR/L,
Private Practice, Sierra Madre, CA 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Contributing Author: Cheryl Vigen RP 222 CC 204B
PhD Trauma Symptoms, Life Skill
Level: Intermediate Knowledge, and Transition to
Reliable and valid measures are Housing: A Longitudinal Study of
needed to identify potential oc- Individuals With Mental Illness at
Risk for Homelessness
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS cupational performance deficits in
Content Focus: Mental Health
the play of elementary school chil-
$5,000–10,000 Sign-On Bonus dren. Acquiring self report data Christine Helfrich, PhD; Christine
from children (ages 7-11) will Peters, OTR; Dara Chan, MHS,
CNS provides medical treatment, rehabilitation and dis- CRC, all of Boston University,
assist not only with identification
ease management for individuals with brain injury while but also in treatment planning
Boston, MA
pursuing and advancing the best of clinical treatment, and documenting progress. Level: Intermediate
education and research. Work in beautiful clinic setting This paper discusses the outcomes
with a team of therapists dedicated to making a differ- 2:00 pm–3:00 pm of people at risk for homeless-
RP 221 CC 202AB ness who were experiencing
ence. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, license/ trauma symptoms and mental
Family Quality of Life and Autism
AOTA reimbursement, CBIS, C.E. and relocation as- illness while participating in a
Spectrum Disorder: A Population-
sistance. Work M–F. Great California weather! Senior Based Study manualized life skills intervention.
therapists or new grads welcome! Great opportunity for Content Focus: Children & Youth Intervention outcomes and the
mentoring! Reasonable cost of living, friendly commu- impact of participant variables are
Rondalyn Whitney, OTR/L; Brian
discussed. Participants enrolled in
nity, wide variety of activities. Freedman, PhD; Luke Kalb, MHS,
intervention modules to increase
all of Kennedy Krieger Institute,
E-mail resume: hrca@neuroskills.com, Towson, MD residential stability (room and self
care, money management, nutri-
fax 661-872-5150, or call 800-922-4994. Level: Advanced
tion management, or safe com-
Studying outcomes related to
CENTRE FOR NEURO SKILLS family quality of life, beyond just
munity participation), completed
2658 Mt. Vernon Avenue child outcomes, is essential if we
the Impact of Event Scale-Revised
Bakersfield, CA 93306 are to pursue more effective ways
(IES-R), ACLS-2000, and a Prac-
CPG-5213 tical Skills Test (PST) at baseline,
of supporting families to live life
post-intervention, and three- and
to the fullest. This population
six- months later to examine dif-
based study employed the 2007
ferences in trauma symptoms and
National Survey for Child Health.
treatment outcomes.
Results from the study will be
presented and discussed in the Further Validating the Executive
presentation. Function Performance Test With
People Who Are Homeless and
Relationships Between Household
Have Substance Use Disorders
Task Participation and Community
Participation for Young Adolescents Content Focus: Mental Health
With and Without Asperger’s Emily Raphael-Greenfield, EdD,
Syndrome OTR, Columbia University, New
York, NY
Content Focus: Children & Youth
Level: Intermediate
M. Louise Dunn, ScD, OTR/L,
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT People who are homeless and
Contributing Authors: Madelyn have substance use disorders have
Champlin, MOTR/L; Alison Lord, significant difficulties obtaining
MOTR/L, Steven Hansen, Andriana and remaining housed. To further
Doulis understand their cognitive and
Level: Introductory performance strengths and limita-
This descriptive study examined tions, interviews, assessments
participation patterns of young with the Executive Function
adolescents with and without Performance Test (EFPT), chart
Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) or reviews, and indicators of suc-
High Functioning Autism (HFA). cessful community living were
Young adolescents with AS/HFA analyzed to identify ways through
participated in significantly fewer which occupational therapists can
neighborhood and home and contribute to the “Housing First”
community activities than their approach to keep this population
neurotypical peers did. Youth healthier and housed.
who performed household tasks The Kawa Model: Exploring How
more independently were more Women Overcome Intimate Partner
likely to participate in neighbor- Violence
hood and community activi- Content Focus: Mental Health
ties. Assessments that address Tamera Humbert, DEd,
household task and community OTR/L; Abby Mowery, both
participation would help occupa-
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of Elizabethtown College,
Elizabethtown, PA
Contributing Author: Jaclyn Bistis 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Level: Intermediate SC 235 CC 203AB
A phenomenological study was (AOTA) Health Care Reform Town
completed with six women over- Hall Meeting
coming Intimate Partner Violence Content Focus: General &
(IPV). The Kawa model provided Professional Issues
a comprehensive approach in Level: Intermediate
understanding the perspectives Have ideas about health care
of the women by allowing for a reform and occupational therapy?
broad view of the dynamic factors Are you involved in new ways
within multiple contexts that of organizing and delivering
influence the women’s journey in services? Do you want to see
overcoming IPV. occupational therapy thrive in
the new health care environment?
2:00 pm–3:00 pm Then come to this “open mic”
RP 223 CC 103BC meeting with staff and leaders
An Exploratory Study Examining from AOTA to express your-
Interprofessional Collaboration self and develop plans for the
Between Occupational Therapy and future of occupational therapy.
Physical Therapy Practitioners and Members of the Presidential Ad
Students Hoc Committee on Health Care
Content Focus: General & Reform will take your comments
Professional Issues in to their deliberations and will
Matthew Cappetta, MOT, Ageis take volunteers to participate in
Therapy, Sioux City, IA; Roberta discussion groups.
Carrlson, MOT, Pediatric Therapy
Clinic, Inc., Billings, MT; Anne 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Haskins, PhD, OTR/L, University of SC 217 CC 107AB
North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
(AOTA) Using AOTA’s Official
Level: Introductory
Documents To Advocate for Best
Despite a growing focus on inter- Practice
professional health care, limited CPG-4931
Content Focus: General &
research has been conducted to Professional Issues Visit us at Booth 19
examine the relationship between
Janet DeLany, DEd, OTR/L FAOTA,
OT and PT. Both OT and PT Towson University, Towson, MD;
students and therapists were sur- Debbie Amini, EdD, OTR/L, CHT,
veyed to examine variables that Cape Fear Community College,
impact collaboration. Results in- Wilmington, NC; Kimberly
dicated key variables that impact Hartmann, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,
collaboration at the university Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT;
and clinical settings. Ellen Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA,
Boston University, Boston, MA
Entry-Level OTs Supervising Level: Intermediate
Experienced OTAs: Supervisory and
Collaborative Issues Fiscal, time, and institutional
constraints often limit the scope
Content Focus: General &
Professional Issues and domain of occupational
therapy practice in various set-
Casie DeBardi, MOT; Krista
Pauley, MOT; Randy McCombie, tings. This course examines the
PhD, OTR/L, all of West Virginia rich resource of AOTA official
University, Morgantown, WV documents available to advocate
Level: Intermediate for occupation-centered interven-
tions across the continuum of
This study examined the super-
service delivery.
visory and collaborative issues
relevant to new grad OTs and CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT
experienced OTAs. The study
presents the responses of members 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
of these two groups in regard to SC 218 CC 106AB
qualities both OTs and OTAs (AOTA) AOTA Leadership: We All
believe they should possess, and Have A Role
what the other should possess, to Content Focus: General &
maximize the clinical relationship. Professional Issues
Results include both quantitative Midge Hobbs, MA, OTR/L, New
analyses and a significant amount England Sinai Hospital, Stoughton,
of individual remarks. MA
Level: Introductory
Harnessing the energy and en-
thusiasm of new practitioners is
a valuable resource that will help CPG-5242
ensure the organization’s contin- Visit us at Booth 46

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ued growth and viability. This The AOTA Practice Guidelines
presentation highlights current for Adults with Stroke provides
AOTA leadership opportunities, an overview and an evidence-
provides tools for determining a based perspective for interven-
leadership trajectory, and includes tion. Discussion will include an
resources for a grassroots leader- intervention protocol regarding
ship approach. the scapula and biomechan-
YEARS 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
ics, evaluation of the trunk and
hemiplegic shoulder complex, and
SC 219 CC 110AB current evidence for treatment
(AOTA) Changing Practice Settings: techniques.
Becoming an OT/OTA Educator
Occupational Therapy at Content Focus: Academic & 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Eastern Michigan University Fieldwork Education SC 222 CC 105AB
Neil Harvison, PhD, OTR/L, The Value of Occupational
American Occupational Therapy Therapy Within Interdisciplinary
Join us as we celebrate 70 years Association, Bethesda, MD; Janet
Jedlicka, PhD, OTR/L, University of
Collaborative Services for Children
and Adults on the Autism Spectrum
of educating exceptional OTs North Dakota, Grand Forks Rapid,
Content Focus: Children & Youth
Lisa Crabtree, PhD, OTR/L;
Level: Introductory Barbara Demchick, MS, OTR/L,
September 23-24, 2011 To meet society’s growing needs, both of Towson University, Towson,
academic programs must be able MD
Eastern Michigan University to produce a prepared workforce, Level: Intermediate
but the profession is experiencing Meeting occupational needs of
a shortage of faculty. This presen-
Contact Dr. Valerie Howells at tation will introduce participants
individuals with autism across the
lifespan requires interdisciplinary
vhowells@emich.edu for event information to the process of transitioning collaboration to support health
from clinical practice to teaching
Eastern Michigan University in an academic program.
and participation in life. This
course describes interdisciplinary
Occupational Therapy programs for preschoolers and
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
emich.edu/hs/OTindex.html SC 220 CC 108A
adults with autism that provide
university students with practice
CPG-5085 Functional Group Therapy for the and research experiences.
Spinal Cord Injury Population
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Disability, & Participation SC 223 CC 108B
Mary Hendricks, MS, OTR/L; Increasing Child and Family
Margaret Leary Remich, MS, Participation Through
OTR/L; Brian Comly, MS, OTR/L; Interdisciplinary Intervention
Jacquelyn Fox, MS, OTR/L, all
of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital,
Focusing on Coaching, Behavior
Philadelphia, PA Supports, and Sensory Processing
Contributing Author: Anna Martin, Content Focus: Children & Youth
CTRS Mary Kientz, MS, OTR, Richard
Level: Intermediate Stockton College of New Jersey,
Pomona, NJ; Chris Devaney,
Functional group treatment is Division of Developmental
an important aspect of OT in Disabilities, Mays Landing, NJ
meeting the physical, cognitive, Level: Intermediate
and psychosocial needs of the
This session will describe an effec-
SCI population. This presenta-
tive transdisciplinary intervention
tion will provide attendees with
approach based on occupational
occupation-based group topics
performance coaching, positive
and interventions that can be
behavioral supports and sensory
incorporated into an interdisci-
processing that is supporting
plinary group model for patients
successful community-based
with varying levels of SCI.
occupational engagement and
participation for children with
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
SC 221 CC 109AB autism spectrum disorders and
their families.
Maximizing Intervention: Utilizing
the AOTA Practice Guidelines for 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Adults With Stroke To Establish SC 224 CC 104AB
an Intervention Protocol for the
Bringing Community-Level Practice
Hemiplegic Shoulder Complex
Into High Definition: Integrating
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy Into a County
Disability, & Participation
Department of Human Services
Christine Griffin, MS, OTR/L, Homeless Program System
BCPR, Ohio State University,
Columbus, OH Content Focus: Mental Health
Level: Intermediate

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Anne Marie Hansen, EdD, OTR/L; The 1:1 supervision model is

Sara Dix, MOT, OTR/L, Duquesne no longer sufficient to meet the
University, Pittsburgh, PA growing demands of fieldwork.
Contributing Authors: Jaime Muñoz, This panel discussion will provide
PhD, FAOTA, Mike Lindsay evidence supporting, and guide-
Level: Intermediate lines for developing, alternative
This session examines an ex- supervision models including
panded role for OT in community the off-site, group, and multiple Functional Pathways is a therapist owned &
mental health practice through a supervisor models. operated rehab provider for long-term care
unique venture between a county The EDSIS Fieldwork Subsection facilities. Compassion for our residents,
Department of Human Services Annual Program Business Meet-
that serves homeless individuals
outstanding therapy programs for our
ing will take place during the first
and families, and an OT masters’ 30 minutes of this session. facilities, and a rewarding place that our
program. OT’s unique skill set employees call home.
is brought into high definition 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
for health and human services WS 209 CC 201A
agencies and local government, (SIS) TSIS Annual Program: We have Occupational Therapists,
demonstrating the effectiveness Treatment Theory and Intervention Occupational Therapy Assistants, and
of OT. Measurement in Assistive Director of Rehabilitation
Technology Outcomes Research—
CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT The Intersection of Clinical positions nationwide.
2:00 pm–5:00 pm Relevance and Research Rigor
WS 207 CC 204C Content Focus: Rehabilitation, We offer competitive salaries and a full
(AOTA) Occupational Therapy Mental Disability, & Participation
James Lenker, PhD, OTR/L,
benefits package. Relocation Assistance/ Sign-
Health Practice: High Definition for
2011 and Beyond University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY on Bonuses are available for some positions.
Content Focus: Mental Health Level: Intermediate
Marian Scheinholtz, MS, OT/L, A frequent complaint with Phone: 888.531.2204
Substance Abuse and Mental Health research is that it is not relevant Email: recruiting@fprehab.com
Services Administration (SAMHSA), to practice. A critique of clinical
Rockville, MD; Linda Learnard, data collection is that it often Check our Career Center out at
OTR/L, Occupational Therapy lacks the rigor to be considered
Consultation and Rehabilitation “real” research. This session will
Services, Inc., Lincolnville, ME; Tina explore common ground shared
Champagne, OTD, OTR/L, Institute Visit us at Booth 429
by clinicians and researchers
for Dynamic Living, Springfield,
MA; Margaret Swarbrick, PhD, that can be exploited to mutual
OTR, CPR, Collaborative Support benefit.
Programs of New Jersey, Freehold, The Technology Special Interest
NJ; Janie Scott, MA, OT/L, FAOTA, Section Business Meeting will take
Occupational Therapy and Aging place during the first 30 minutes
in Place Consultant, Columbia, MD; of this session.
Roxanne Castaneda, MS OTR/L,
Springfield Hospital, Columbia, MD
2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Level: Intermediate WS 210 CC Lecture Hall
Shocking findings have recently (SIS) EISSIS & SISIS Annual
emerged, such as the mortality Program: Using Sensory-Based
of people with serious mental Occupational Therapy Intervention
illness 25 years younger than their Across Settings Part II
counterparts, which require major
Content Focus: Children & Youth
change in the way mental health
Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L,
care is delivered. This session will
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma,
explore how occupational therapy WA; Gloria Frolek Clark, PhD,
can respond through understand- OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA, Private
ing and application of evolving Practice, Adel, IA; Teresa May-
practice models. Benson, ScD, OTR/L, The Spiral
Foundation, Watertown, MA;
2:00 pm–5:00 pm Laurette Olson, PhD, OTR, Mercy
WS 208 CC 201C College, Dobbs Ferry, NY; Cheryl
Colangelo, MS, OT/L, North Salem
(SIS) EDSIS Fieldwork Subsection
Central School, North Salem, NY;
Annual Program: Fieldwork Models Susanne Smith Roley, MS, OTR/L,
That Work in Theory and Practice FAOTA;, Stefanie Bodison, OTD,
Content Focus: Academic & OTR/L, both of Pediatric Therapy
Fieldwork Education Network, Torrance, CA
Caryn Johnson, MS, OTR/L, Level: Intermediate
FAOTA; Arlene Lorch, OTD, OTR/L, This 2-part Workshop (see p. 56
CHES; E. Adel Herge, OTD,
for Part 1) addresses how sensory-
OTR/L, all of Thomas Jefferson
University, Philadelphia, PA; Tamra based intervention can be applied
Trenary, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR; in early intervention, schools,
Donna Heinle, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, transition, and clinical settings.
both of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Examples will be used to illustrate CPG-5088

Level: Intermediate differences in how services may be Visit us at Booth 523

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provided to the same individuals Marcia Cox, MHS, OTR/L, SCFES, and optimize child’s inclusion in PA; Marjorie Vogeley, MGA,
in different practice settings. Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, school and community. OTR/L, Maryland Occupational
OH Therapy Association, Columbia, MD
The Education Special Interest Measuring Social Participation of
Level: Intermediate Level: Introductory
Section Business Meeting will take Children on the Autism Spectrum
place during the first 30 minutes Neuromuscular electrical stimula- During Sensory Motor-Based This session focuses on “pixel
of this session. tion for improvement of swal- Occupational Therapy With a Peer power”: grassroots efforts of
lowing in adult and older adult Content Focus: Children & Youth individual practitioners and state
2:00 pm–5:00 pm populations is presented. The Janet DeLany, DEd, OTR/L,
associations which contribute
WS 211 CC 113B format will include a review of FAOTA; Luke Fry, MS, OT; Jennifer to a High Definition Centennial
Examining How Theoretical the literature and video recorded Lyons, MS, OT; Lindsey Valentine, Vision.
Models Enhance the Therapeutic case presentations on use of this MS, OT, all of Towson University,
Relationship Between Practitioners modality with traditional thera- Towson, MD; Azi Atighechi, 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
and Children/Youth peutic techniques. OTR/L; Kara Kehl, MS, OTR/L; SC 227 CC 113A
Kelli Nelson, MEd, OTR/L, all of Occupation as a Health Promotion
Content Focus: Children & Youth
Poster Session #4 Sheppard Pratt-Forbush School, Hunt Intervention: Students Discover
Jane O’Brien, PhD, OTR, University Valley, MD
of New England, Portland, ME; 3:00 pm–5:00 pm the Treasure Through Cooperative
Level: Intermediate Groups and Experiential Learning in
Patricia Bowyer, PhD, OTR/L, CC Exhibit Hall AB
FAOTA, Texas Women’s University, Using an ABA quasiexperimental the College Classroom
Houston, TX; Renee Taylor, PhD, See page 77. design conducted over an eight Content Focus: Academic &
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL week period, this study measured Fieldwork Education
3:30 pm–4:30 pm the effectiveness of systematic
Contributing Author: Gary Mary Muhlenhaupt, OTD, OTR/L,
Kielhofner, DrPh, OTR/L, FAOTA RP 233 CC 111AB cuing to promote social behaviors FAOTA; Andrea Ali; Jean Ulkloss,
Level: Introductory A Randomized Trial of the on the frequency and duration all of Thomas Jefferson University,
Effectiveness of Occupational of peer interactions by children Philadelphia, PA
The authors of this Workshop
Therapy To Address Maladaptive with autism during sensory Contributing Author: Teal Benevides,
will use case studies to illustrate
Sensory Behaviors in Children With motor-based occupational therapy MS, OTR/L
how understanding and using the
Autism: Phases 1 and 2 interventions. Level: Intermediate
concepts of the Model of Human
Occupation (Kielhofner, 2008) Content Focus: Children & Youth Occupational therapy as a preven-
Roseann Schaaf, PhD. OTR/L, 3:30 pm–5:00 pm tive intervention was recognized
and the Intentional Relationship
FAOTA; Teal Benevides, MS, OTR, SC 225 CC 202AB in USC’s Well-Elderly Study. This
Model (Taylor, 2008) inform and
both of Thomas Jefferson University, (AOTA) Medicare Home Health course illustrates how occupation
enhance occupational therapy
Philadelphia, PA; Donna Kelly, Policy and Practice
practice with children and youth. as a health-promotion interven-
MS, OTR, Children’s Specialized
Content Focus: General & tion was taught in an experiential
Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ;
2:00 pm–5:00 pm Professional Issues lab course to address the needs
Zoe Mailloux, MS, OTR, Pediatric
WS 212 CC 103A Therapy Network, Torrance, CA Ralph Kohl, American Occupational of military families, adolescents
The Health Care Reform Bill Therapy Association, Bethesda, MD in an after-school program, and
Contributing Authors: Joanne Hunt,
and the Medically Underserved: OTR/L; Regina Freeman, OTR/L; Level: Introductory to support healthy workplace
Establishing Occupational Therapy Elke Van Hooydonk, OTR/L; This session will focus on AOTA’s lifestyles.
Services in Primary Care Settings Patricia Faller, OTR/L; Carol activities to make occupational
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Neuwith, OTR/L therapy a full initiating service in 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Disability, & Participation Level: Intermediate Medicare home health, covering SC 228 CC 204A
Gretchen Stone, PhD, OT, FAOTA; This session presents findings the background and history of Stroke Rehabilitation: Connecting
Edna Ihaza; Nicole Paolini; Jessica from Phase 1 and preliminary the issue. Evidence and Practice
Simmons, all of University of Texas data from Phase 2 of a random- The session will also have a Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Medical Branch, Galveston, TX ized clinical trial of occupational strong focus on current occupa- Disability, & Participation
Contributing Authors: Sarah Marie therapy using a sensory integra- tional therapy practice in home Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA,
Dressler; Jennifer L. Fritz; Sarah E. tion approach (OT/SI) for chil- health and how AOTA’s legisla- Columbia University, New York, NY
Gustafson; Cara J. Phillips; Jenna dren with autism and their family. Level: Introductory
tive efforts would impact the
M. Rozell
Sensory Processing Abilities and profession. This course will review the most
Level: Intermediate
Their Relation to Participation in up-to-date trends in stroke care
Participants will review sections Leisure Activities Among Children CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT in the areas of assessment, mo-
of the Patient Protection and Af- With High-Functioning Autism tor control, and cognition and
3:30 pm–5:00 pm
fordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) Spectrum Disorder (HFASD) perception. Strategies will be
SC 226 CC 112AB
and acquire strategies for plan- provided to potentially influence
Content Focus: Children & Youth (AOTA) Centennial Vision: Pixel
ning, implementing, and evaluat- daily practice in an effort to maxi-
Michal Hochhauser, MSc, OT, Power—The Centennial Vision in
ing community-based occupation- mize client’s ability to participate
University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel High Definition
al therapy services offered as part in chosen occupations while
Contributing Author: Batya Engel- Content Focus: General &
of primary care for people with embracing an evidenced-based
Hyeger, PhD Professional Issues
chronic medical conditions living approach to rehabilitation.
Level: Advanced Virginia Stoffel, PhD, OT, BCMH,
in underserved areas.
Children with HFASD may FAOTA, University of Wisconsin-
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Carol
3:30 pm–5:00 pm
2:00 pm–5:00 pm exhibit different patterns of par-
Siebert, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, The SC 229 CC 103BC
WS 213 CC 102AB ticipation in leisure activities than
their typical peers. These patterns Home Remedy, Chapel Hill, NC; (Cert) Promoting Meaningful
(Cert) Neuromuscular Electrical JoAnn Keller Green, OTR/L, CHT, Occupations for the Low Vision
Stimulation and Traditional may be impacted by the sensory
Northwest Hand and Orthopedics, Patient
Treatment Combine To Improve processing abilities of children Shoreline, WA; Izel Obermeyer,
with HFASD. Elucidating the Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Swallowing Performance in Adults MS, OTR/L, Westchester Institute Disability, & Participation
and Older Adults relationship between participation for Human Development, Valhalla,
and sensory processing abilities of NY; Marnie Renda, MEd, Karla Sternberg, MOT, OTR,
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, CLVT; Tonya Mennem, MS, OTR,
children with HFASD may assist OTR/L, CAPS, Destination Home,
Disability, & Participation SCLV, CLVT, both of the Michael
in focusing intervention programs Cincinnati, OH; Cynthia Thomas,
MPH, OTR/L, AOT, Inc., PIttsburgh,

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E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Deidre Siversen, OT; Marjel Crotty;

Houston, TX Carol Harvey, MD (Melb)
Level: Introductory Level: Introductory
The purpose of this presentation The development of engage-
is to describe low vision strate- ment skills and reflective practice
gies, including evaluation, inter- are fundamental to the clinical
vention, and treatment strategies, practice of OT students and clini-
that can be utilized in a variety of cians working in mental health
occupational therapy settings. services. Explore how engagement
skills can be better understood
3:30 pm–5:00 pm and developed using interactive
SC 230 CC 204B resources incorporating the evi- Our achievements are measured
“Kids Speak Out!”: Best Practices dence and practice wisdom. by the peOple whO need us.
and Evidence-Based Strategies
for Administering the Child 4:00 pm–4:30 pm At UCLA Health System, we define greatness by the quality of the patient
Occupational Self Assessment PA 201 CC 104AB experience we are able to deliver. Each and every time, to every single patient.
(COSA) Factors Contributing to If that’s where your ambitions lie, UCLA is where you belong.
Content Focus: Children & Youth Participation of Adults Following ucla health system currently has several Occupational Therapy
Jessica Kramer, PhD, OTR/L, Boston Mild Stroke opportunities available and we invite you to stop by our
University, Boston, MA Content Focus: Rehabilitation, booth (#427) and meet with our hiring managers!
Level: Introductory Disability, & Participation
The BenefiTs of Belonging
The use of well-developed, Noomi Katz, Ono Academic As a valued full-time member of our staff, you’ll enjoy outstanding benefits
theory-driven, child self report College, Or Yehuda, Israel which include health, dental and vision plans that begin on your first day and
assessments enables practitioners Contributing Authors: Tal Adamit, a retirement plan that is one of the best in the nation. You will also receive
to deliver occupational therapy OT; Adina Maeir, PhD, OT 13 paid holidays and 15 vacation days beginning your first year, continuing
education benefits, a 2/3 tuition reduction at UCLA (after 6 months of
in “high definition.” This Short Level: Intermediate employment) and a 25% discount for UCLA Extension Courses. Relocation
Course translates research knowl- Stroke is one of the major causes assistance is also offered to those to who qualify.
edge directly to practice by intro- of disabilities in adults. About For more information, please contact reggie Glynn at 310-794-0506,
ducing evidence-based strategies a third of individuals after mild rGlynn@mednet.ucla.edu, or apply online at: http://hr.healthcare.ucla.edu.
that support best practices when stroke are < 65 years, and 45%
administering the COSA. have difficulties in community
participation. The aim of the
3:30 pm–5:00 pm study was to provide a profile
CPG-5223 EOE
SC 231 CC 201B of clients that underwent a mild
DO Ask, DO Tell: Using a Modified stroke in cognitive, affective, daily Visit us at Booth 427
Stepping On Program for Falls functioning, reintegration in the
Prevention in Louisiana community, and quality of life, inUCLA_47094_3p375x4p75_04142011_AOTA.indd 1 1/13/11 10:11 AM

Content Focus: Productive Aging order to ascertain the rehabilita-

Lillian O’Cain, LOTR, CAPS; tion needs of this population. 100
Shannon Mangum, MPS, LOTR; participants after first mild stroke
Kerrie Ramsdell, MS, LOTR; Jo were evaluated at home three
Thompson, MA, CTRS, all of month post-discharge. Results
Louisiana State University Health show a range of difficulties that
Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA individuals following a mild
Level: Introductory stroke experience, and the lack of
A modified Stepping On program intervention provided, assuming
(Clemson & Swann, 2008) will for the most part that the event
be implemented (9/10) within did not have a lasting effect.
a Community-Based Practice
class in an OT program to pilot
through a state Falls Prevention
4:00 pm–4:30 pm
PA 203 CC 110AB Freedom to Heal
Coalition/Task Force to address (AOTA) How To Submit a Conference LifeBridge Health Named a
falls prevention in the well- Proposal for the AOTA Annual Fortune 100 Best Company in 2010!
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Content Focus: General &
Join our team! LifeBridge Health, located in northwest
3:30 pm–5:00 pm Professional Issues Baltimore, Maryland, seeks Staff Occupational Therapy
SC 232 CC 113C Frank Gainer, MHS, OTR/L, professionals for various practice areas. PRN positions
Best Practice in Engaging People FAOTA; Fern Carbonell, both of also available.
With a Mental Illness: Educational American Occupational Therapy
Resources for Students and Association, Bethesda, MD
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Friday, April 15 Afternoon/Evening

review. This session is tailored to Camille Skubik-Peplaski, MS, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
first-time submitters. OTR/L, BCP, Cardinal Hill RP 227 CC 108B Talk About 4 CC 109AB
Healthcare System, Lexington, KY
Ella’s Story: Negotiating the Social (AOTA) Action-Based Research:
4:00 pm–5:00 pm Contributing Authors: Elizabeth World Through Occupation Seeking Input for the Third Edition
RP 224 CC 105AB Hunter, PhD, OTR/L; Graham
of the Kohlman Evaluation of Living
Rowles, PhD Content Focus: Children & Youth
Clinical Application of Forced R. Elaine Fogerty, OTD, OTR/L, Skills
Use Intervention To Promote Level: Intermediate
Multicultural Evaluation and Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Neuromotor Remediation and This presentation highlights how Consultation Associates (MECA), Disability, & Participation
Occupational Performance in the rehabilitation environment Clovis, NM; Peggy Wittman, EdD, Regula Robnett, PhD, OTR/L,
Chronic Stroke influences a client’s ability to OT/L, FAOTA, Eastern Kentucky University of New England,
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, regain their independence. Mak- University, Lexington, KY Portland, ME; Linda Thomson,
Disability, & Participation ing therapy gyms more home-like Level: Intermediate MOT, OTR, OT(C), CAPS, FAOTA,
Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, maintains occupation at the fore- Little research has been gener- St. Joseph Hospital, Bellingham,
BCPR, CHT; Rebecca Merriam, front and enables occupational WA
ated by occupational therapists
MOT; Matthew Healy, MOT, all of therapists to more clearly differ- that focuses on a child’s occupa- Level: Intermediate
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT entiate their role in rehabilitation During this session, conference
tions or ability to participate in
Level: Introductory from that of physical therapists. everyday activities (Case-Smith attendees will have the unique op-
This platform features two case & Arbesman, 2008). This single portunity to join in focus groups
series that illustrate the clinical 4:00 pm–5:00 pm case study implemented an oc- which will give essential feedback
application and feasibility of con- RP 226 CC 108A cupation centered evaluation and to the author of the Kohlman
straint-induced therapy for clients Focusing the Lens on Arts-Based intervention approach, aimed at Evaluation of Living Skills
with significant neuromuscular Research improving overall quality of life (KELS). The intention is to use
impairments of the upper extrem- Content Focus: Health & Wellness in a child with Autism, by inte- this timely feedback in developing
ity due to chronic onset stroke. Cheryl MacNeil, PhD; Mary grating the Lifestyle Performance a third edition of the assessment
The case series have implications Platt; Ann Brunelle; Amanda Model with the Ziggurat autism tool.
towards evidence-based practice. Green; Trina Haver; Erica Krisak; intervention model. Overall, the
Jordan Genovese; Heather outcome measures used in this
4:00 pm–5:00 pm White; Katherine Horine; Jessica study suggest that using an inte- General Session
RP 225 CC 107AB Close; Caitlin McElrath; Amber
Menshausen; Sean Tuckey, all of
grated approach was effective for Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture
Functional Reach Directional The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY meeting participant goals, and for 5:15 pm–6:30 pm
Movements and Center of Pressure Contributing Author: Timothy Cahill
improving her perceived quality CC Exhibit Hall C
Displacement in a Standard of life and satisfaction in partici-
Level: Introductory For details see page 11.
Wheelchair pating in valued occupations.
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, The purpose of this research was
to explore the role of the arts
Mothering Miguel Post Near-
Disability, & Participation Drowning: Understanding
across three different arts-based Special Event
Scott McPhee, DrPH, OTR/L, Occupational Perspectives
CPAM, FAOTA; Teresa Plummer, research studies. Research teams 2011 AOTA Gala: Dancing With the
used photoelicitation, poetic Content Focus: Children & Youth
PhD, OTR/L, ATP, both of Belmont Stars (Philly-Style)
University, Nashville, TN transcription, collaging, and video Sandee Dunbar, DPA, OTR/L,
FAOTA, Nova Southeastern 8:00 pm–11:00 pm
Contributing Authors: HyoJin Kim; documentary as forms of inter-
Tish Turner vention, analysis, and representa-
University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 9:00 pm–11:00 pm (students)
Level: Intermediate tion. Arts-based interventions Level: Intermediate LL Millennium Room
were found to be a powerful This session will review the For details see page 15.
The focus of this study was to
method towards eliciting sensi- author’s previous research on
measure the shift of Center of
tive and informative data. The mothering occupations, as well
Pressure (CoP) during three
arts-based products allowed for as other notable evidence, and
angles of reach (forward, lateral,
communicating research findings compare the qualitative themes
and diagonal) in the dominant vs.
in a way that was accessible to to current work with one mother
non-dominant arms. The relation-
practitioners, the community, of a child post near-drowning.
ship between reach distance and
and research participants. This Interview and narrative journal
CoP was also determined.
research demonstrates how arts- data will be discussed, with
Occupation, Rehabilitation and the based inquiry will elicit informa- emergent themes. The session will
Influence of the Built Environment tion to inform practice, as well include applications to general oc-
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, as advance our thinking about cupational therapy practice with
Disability, & Participation research methodology. children and families to improve
awareness of varying therapeutic

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Poster Sessions Friday, April 15
PO 2005 PO 2009
Poster Sessions provide at- Poster Session #3 (Cert) Valley Health Intranet Rehab A Camp-Based Model for Providing
tendees with the opportunity
to stay up-to-date on many 12:30 pm–2:30 pm Connections: Using the Intranet To Constraint-Induced Movement
new and interesting interven- CC Exhibit Halls AB Share Evidence-Based Practice Therapy
tions, ideas, and programs; Content Focus: General & Content Focus: Children & Youth
important advances in the PO 2000 Professional Issues Patricia Coker-Bolt, Medical
profession; and latest research. Community Approach to Successful Amy Gray, OTD, OTR/L; Phebe University of South Carolina,
View as many as you like dur- Aging for Individuals With Burgess, MS, OTR/L, SCLV; Rhonda Charleston, SC
ing each 2-hour session and Ferrebee, MOT, OTR/L, CHT, CLT; Contributing Author: Tasos
Intellectual and Developmental Mattie Nawrocki, MOT, OTR/L;
meet with authors for valuable Disabilities Karakostas, PhD, PT
interactions on the topics that Cheryl Hawes, OTR/L, all of Valley
Content Focus: Productive Aging Level: Introductory
interest you the most. Health Rehabilitation Services,
Jeanne Sowers, OTD, OTR, Belmont Hampshire, WV
Continuing education units PO 2010
University, Nashville, TN Contributing Authors: Dannette
are provided for Poster OT in OT: Occupational Therapy in
Level: Intermediate Fortney, MOT, OTR/L; Justin
Sessions. Information sheets Umstot, MOT, OTR/L
Organ Transplantation
are provided onsite. PO 2001 Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Level: Introductory
Disability, & Participation
Home Evaluations: Increasing
Independence and Safety PO 2006 Whitney Pike, OTR/L, CLT,
ASD SPOTS Girls Night Out: A Social Skills University of Southern California, Los
Content Focus: Health & Wellness Angeles, CA
The Assembly of Vanessa Khan, OTD, OTR/L, Ardor Program for Adolescent Girls With
Student Delegates Autism Contributing Authors: Mike Carlson,
Health Solutions, New York, NY PhD; Heather Kitching, MA, OTR/L
(ASD) invites you to Level: Introductory Content Focus: Children & Youth
view student-authored posters Level: Introductory
Mallory Smith, MOT, University of
that are designated by an ASD PO 2002 Kansas, Overland Park, KS
Scholarship Projects by PO 2011
The Meaning of Home Through the Contributing Authors: René Jamison, Radical Recoveries: Innovative
Occupational Therapy Aging Process: A Framework for PhD; Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR,
Students (SPOTS) logo. This Strategies To Facilitate Community
Practice FAOTA; Nicole Clark, MA, CF-SLP
initiative recognizes and Participation Following Severe
Content Focus: Health & Wellness Level: Introductory Traumatic Brain Injury
encourages the scholarship of
students to help achieve our Jeanine Stancanelli, Mercy College, Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Dobbs Ferry, NY PO 2007
Centennial Vision of being a Disability, & Participation
Level: Introductory The Use of Visual Imagery To
science-driven and evidence- Increase Activities of Daily Living in Steven Wheeler, West Virginia
based profession. University, Morgantown, WV
PO 2003 Asperger’s Syndrome: A Pilot Study
Level: Intermediate
Application of the Allen’s Cognitive Content Focus: Children & Youth
Key to Content Focus Level Screen to Client Occupations Pat Precin, MS, OTR/L, LP, New PO 2012
in an Adult Day Care Center York Institute of Technology, Great OT in 3-D: Incorporating Evidence
New! Posters are color-coded Neck, NY
in order to reflect the 8 broad Content Focus: Mental Health in the Clinic
Donna Latella, EdD, OTR/L; Contributing Authors: Michele
practice categories and easily Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Roseanna Tufano, LMFT, OTR/L; Floria, MS, OTR/L; Simi Thomas,
identify those that are most Disability, & Participation
Mario Bencivenga; Lindsey Torre, MS, OTR/L, January Magno, MS,
relevant to your practice. All OTR/L; Diana Chang, MS, OTR/L; Cecille Cabigon, OTR/L;
posters are in numerical order. all of Quinnipiac University, Rachel Drevyanko, MS, OTR/L;
Hamden, CT and Charles Jean-Paul, MS, OTR/L
Elyse Shenkman, OTR/L; Lori
Academic & Fieldwork Education Level: Introductory Level: Advanced
Sledziewski, MS, OTR/L, all of
Children & Youth MossRehab, Elkins Park, PA
PO 2004 PO 2008
Building an Effective Inter-Agency Level: Intermediate
General & Professional Issues Project Hope: Sensory Integration
for Suicide Prevention Model of Collaboration To Provide
Health & Wellness PO 2013
Comprehensive Early Intervention
Content Focus: Health & Wellness Social Interaction: Evaluation and
Mental Health Services: Lessons Learned
Joy Doll; Katelyn Brady, both of Intervention
Productive Aging Creighton University, Omaha, NE Content Focus: Children & Youth
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Level: Intermediate Gina Geppert Coleman, MA, Disability, & Participation
Rehabilitation, Disability, & OTR/L, Pediatric Therapy Network,
Participation Lou Ann Griswold, PhD, OTR/L,
Torrance, CA
FAOTA; C. Douglas Simmons,
Work & Industry Level: Introductory PhD, OTR/L; Samantha Townsend;
Amanda Baum, all of University of
New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Level: Introductory

Key to Abbreviations
CC: Pennsylvania Convention Center
MP: Marriott Philadelphia
LP: Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Center Room Section(s)

CC 105AB

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Friday, April 15 Afternoon Posters

PO 2014 PO 2020
Evidence of Occupation-Based Breaking Away From the
Group Treatment: Back to the Real Traditional: Addressing the
World Specialized Needs of Clients
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Awaiting Heart Transplant
Disability, & Participation Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Disability, & Participation
DEFINING the future
Amanda Gaffey, MS, OTR/L, Johns
Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD Janet Parkinson, OTR/L; Amy
Level: Introductory Callan, DOT, OTR/L; Lindsay

of CLINICAL CARE 156087.1 MT

Rule, MOT, OTR/L, all of Thomas
PO 2015 Jefferson University Hospital,
TJU-Allied Health
Philadelphia, PA
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, located in the center of Phila-
Pediatric Obesity: Occupational AOTA Conference Guide
Therapy’s Role and Current Level: Introductory
delphia, one of America’s most dynamic cities, is the teaching hospi- 1/4 page=3.375” x 4.75”
tal for Thomas Jefferson University, and consistently recognized - not Treatment Methods
Artist: sw
just locally, but nationally - for the quality and range of its services. In Content Focus: AdChildren & Youth
PO 2021
fact, U.S. News & World Report has rated Jefferson as the 11th best Working With the Circulatory
Cheryl Bolesta, Insertion Date(s):
OTD, OTR/L, 4.14.11
hospital in the nation for Rehabilitation Medicine, the 18th consecu-
Stepping StonesColor:
Therapy Center, 1 Support Device Patient: From ICU
tive rating for our best-in-class Rehabilitation Medicine Department.
Trucksville, PA Email Address: to Discharge
On the leading edge of rehabilitation and utilizing some of today’s Confirmation: sw Content
sent@ Focus: Rehabilitation,
Level: Introductory
most advanced equipment and techniques, we offer an environment Disability, & Participation
This material is developed by, and is the property of Alstin Communications, Inc. and is
to be used only in conjunction with services rendered by Alstin Communications, Inc.
ideal for career success and personal satisfaction. PO 2016 Kelly Lawrence,
and its agents. It is not to be copied, reproduced, OTR/L,
published, exhibited University
or otherwise

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used without the express written consent of Alstin Communications, Inc. ©2011 Alstin


Changing ViewsColor
tion Occupation

Level: Introductory
is for presentation purposes only and may not be an exact representa-
final product. Every effort and care has been made to simulate the colors of

Always looking for talented therapists, we’d like to speak with you if Among First-Year Occupational
the finished product.

you share our commitment to patient care and the advancement of Therapy Students PO 2022
the occupational therapy discipline. Full time and per diem positions
Content Focus: Academic &
Single Case Study Demonstrating
are immediately available for both experienced therapists with acute
Fieldwork Education Upper Limb Recovery Using the
care or rehab experience and new graduates. SaeboFlex Orthosis in a Patient
Wanda Mahoney, PhD, OTR/L,
To apply, please visit: www.jefferson.edu/careers Chicago State University, Chicago, With Chronic Stroke
IL Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Level: Introductory Disability, & Participation
Beverly Myers, MHPE, OTR/L,
Equal Opportunity Employer PO 2017 CHT; Marilyn Jones, OTR/L, both
The Use of a Blended Learning of Rush University Medical Center,
Model in Occupational Therapy Chicago, IL
Education Contributing Author: Clare
Giuffrida, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Content Focus: Academic &
Fieldwork Education Level: Introductory
Kurt Hubbard, OTD, OTR/L; Julie
Watson, MHS, OTR/L, both of PO 2023
University of St. Augustine, St. Sensory Processing Patterns
Augustine, FL and Participation Trends in the
Level: Introductory Adolescent Pain Population
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
PO 2018 Disability, & Participation
Going Rural: Providing OTA Marianne Condon, MS, OTR/L,
Education in High Definition Children’s Hospital Boston,
Concord, MA
Content Focus: Academic &
Level: Intermediate
Doctorate of Science in Fieldwork Education
Jacquelyn Sample, MEd, OTR/L;
Occupational Science Lea Brandt, OTD, OTR/L, both PO 2024
To Wii or Not To Wii? Nintendo®
of Missouri Health Professions
Consortium, Columbia, MO Wii Fit™ Engagement and Affect in
Individualize your educational and Level: Intermediate Persons With Dementia
research experiences. Choose between the Content Focus: Productive Aging
PO 2019 Wanda Berg, PhD, OTR/L,
Science of Human Occupation and Lifestyle Redesign®: Current University of Mary, Bismarck, ND
Practice in Occupation tracks. Applications in an Outpatient Clinic Contributing Authors: Jena Bohl;
Content Focus: Health & Wellness Andrea Carroll; Kristin Casatelli;
Apply knowledge gained through the Linda Long; Stacey Meyer
Chantelle Rice, OTD, OTR/L;
advanced study of occupational science Camille Dieterle, OTD, OTR/L; Level: Introductory
and social justice to promote the health Karen McNulty, OTD, OTR/L;
Susan McNulty, MA, OTR/L, all of
and participation of society. University of Southern California, Los
Select between part-time and full-time Angeles, CA
Contributing Author: Florence Clark,
enrollment options. Located near Baltimore, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
MD, a great place to learn and live! Level: Introductory


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Afternoon Posters Friday, April 15

PO 2026 PhD, OTR/L, University of Texas at

Occupational Therapy and Downs Galveston, Galveston, TX Northwestern Illinois Association
Syndrome: A Lifelong Partnership Contributing Author: Jennifer A Regional Special Education
Content Focus: Productive Aging Gaudy, OTR/L Cooperative
Jeffrey Champagne, University of Level: Intermediate
New England, Westbrook, ME
Contributing Author: Regula Robnett,
PO 2031
A Safety Approach: Functional SCHOOL-BASED OT’s
Level: Introductory
Modifications of Walker To Prevent Northwestern Illinois Association (NIA)
Falls Among Elderly Caused by
PO 2027 Inadequate Lighting • NIA has school-based opportunities for full and
The Effects of Creative Occupation Content Focus: Health & Wellness part-time OT’s in various communities including the
Groups on Well-Elderly in a Koushick Chakraborty, OTR/L, Dundee, Aurora and Belvidere/Rockford areas in Il-
Community Center National Health Care Inc., Johnson linois.
City, TN
Content Focus: Productive Aging • Therapists work on teams to serve students with special
Level: Introductory
Lauren Rossi; Jillian Snyder; needs who reside in our member districts, providing
Ann Marie Potter, MA, OTR/L,
all of Elizabethtown College, PO 2032 interventions that support education.
Elizabethtown, PA Distance Education in Occupational • Staff enjoy the benefits of a school calendar, mentoring,
Level: Introductory Therapy: Bringing the Educational continuing education, health and retirement plans and
Arena Into High Definition for
Today’s Occupational Therapy
competitive salaries. Summer employment options are
PO 2028 available.
The Influence of Naturalistic Learner
Materials and Action Observation Content Focus: Academic & • Qualified candidates will be eligible for Illinois licen-
on Motor Learning for Assistive Fieldwork Education sure, and have a strong desire to work with teams and
Device Use in Adults With Arthritis Amy Gerney, OTD, OTR/L, students in a school atmosphere.
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
Disability, & Participation Level: Introductory • New graduate applicants are welcome.
Alexis Misko; Beth DeRemer; Alexia
Metz, PhD, OTR/L; Martin Rice, PO 2033 COME JOIN OUR TEAM!
PhD, OTR/L, all of The University of Strategies To Facilitate Success
Toledo, Toledo, OH for Occupational Therapy Online Contact: Mary Kolinski, (630) 402-2002, fax resumes to
Level: Introductory Education (630) 513-1980 or email to mkolinski@thenia.org. EOE
Content Focus: Academic & CPG-4939
PO 2029 Fieldwork Education
(Cert) Student Learning in High Sonia Zimmerman, PhD, OTR/L,
Definition: Applying Coursework FAOTA; Jan Stube, PhD, OTR/L,
Through Service Learning FAOTA; Debra Hanson, PhD,
Content Focus: Academic & OTR/L, all of University of North
Fieldwork Education Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Dory Sabata, OTD, OTR/L, SCEM; Level: Intermediate
Lauren Foster, MOT, OTR/L, both
of University of Kansas Medical PO 2034
Center, Kansas City, KS Fieldwork Education: Meeting the
Contributing Authors: Andy Wu, Challenge
MOT, OTR/L; Rebecca Sue Content Focus: Academic &
Nicholson, MSEd, OTR/L; Lisa Fieldwork Education
Mische Lawson, PhD, Omar Pamela Kasyan-Itzkowitz, MS,
Ahmad, OTD; Jane Cox, MS, OTR/L, CHT; Sandee Dunbar,
OTR/L DPA, OTR/L, FAOTA, both of
Level: Introductory Nova Southeastern University, Fort
Lauderdale, FL; Agnes Sheffey,
PO 2030 OTD, OT/PT, Florida International
Assessing the Risk of IADL Tasks University, Miami, FL
From the Perspective of the Level: Introductory
Medically-At-Risk Older Adult and
Their Caregiver
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Disability, & Participation
Anne Dickerson, PhD, OTR/L,
FAOTA, East Carolina University,
Greenville, NC; Timothy Reistetter,


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Friday, April 15 Afternoon Posters

PO 2035 PO 2041
Providing Evidence-Based Innovative Photography Practice
Practice by Leaving Evidence of To Promote Inclusive Social
Occupational Therapy Effectiveness: Participation of Preschool Children
Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) Content Focus: Children & Youth
Senior Rehab Solutions provides quality ser- Made Easy With GAS-GO and Casey L. Opdyke; Maren Haas-
Magic GAS Calculator Mahoney, both of University of
vices for rehab facilities and we are experienc- Content Focus: General & the Sciences in Philadelphia,
Professional Issues Philadelphia, PA
ing exciting growth. Opportunities are available Aimee Luebben, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, Contributing Authors: Siobhan Kelly
University of Southern Indiana, Ideishi, OT/L; Roger I. Ideishi, JD,
for OT’s/ OTA’s (New Grads Welcome) seeking Evansville, IN OT/L
an employer that advocates a focus on a pro- Level: Intermediate Level: Introductory

gressive team approach, rehab support, job sta- PO 2036 PO 2042

Critical Thinking To Clarify The Correlational Validity Between
bility, flexible schedules, top $ and full benefits! Occupational Therapy and Enhance the Peabody Developmental Motor
Enjoy working in a fully equipped rehab gym in Quality Care Scales-Second Edition (PDMS-2)
Content Focus: General & and the Developmental Profile-3
beautifully maintained facilities with electronic Professional Issues (DP-3)
Jennifer Creta; Jacy McFall; Content Focus: Children & Youth
documentation and billing. We take care of Deanna Powers, all of Dominican Kate DeCleene, OTD, OTR; Sarah
College, Orangeburg, NY Mellencamp; Zachary Hoover;
you—so you can care for the patient! Karissa Roberts; Tera Dewig; Kate
Contributing Author: Sandra
Countee, PhD, OTR/L E. DeCleene, OTD, MS, OTR;
Level: Introductory Sarah Mellencamp, OTR; Zachary
Full, Part-time and PRN opportunities available Hoover, OTR; Karissa Roberts, OTR;
PO 2038 Tera Dewig, OT, all of University of
Contact Angie Hart, Director of Recruitment at: Development of Cross-Cultural
Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Competency in Occupational and Level: Introductory
888-210-9871 or
Physical Therapy Students
ahart@SeniorRehabSolutions.com PO 2043
Content Focus: General & Equine-Assisted Learning for At-
Professional Issues
Risk , Urban Youth: The Fastest
Nicole Sawyer, MOT, Quinnipiac Way Out of Town Might be on the
University, Hamden, CT
Visit this AOTA Bronze Sponsor at Booth 1228 Back of a Horse
Level: Introductory
Content Focus: Children & Youth
PO 2039 Ruth Schemm, EdD, OTR/L,
School Satisfaction Surveys: FAOTA, University of the Sciences
in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA;
Marketing our Brand, Continuing Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim,
our Competence, Building our MA, Delaware Valley College,
Partnerships Doylestown, PA; Lezlie Hiner, Work
Content Focus: Children & Youth To Ride, Philadelphia, PA
Cynthia Epstein, MA, OTR, FAOTA; Level: Intermediate
Catherine Gardner, MPA, OT, both
of OT Consultants, Inc., Bound PO 2044
Brook, NJ Examining the Impact of the
Contributing Authors: Bonnie Sensory Processing Difficulties in
Lisbona, MA, CCC-SLP, Elizabeth Children With Autism on Family
Blackwood Routines
Level: Intermediate Content Focus: Children & Youth
Roseann Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L,
PO 2040 FAOTA; Teal Benevides, MS,
Beyond Biomechanics: Meeting the OTR/L; Susan Toth-Cohen, PhD,
Occupational Needs of Children OTR/L, all of Thomas Jefferson
With Brachial Plexus Through University, Philadelphia, PA
Group Interventions Contributing Authors: Gina M.
Content Focus: Children & Youth Madrid, MS, OTR/L; Stephanie L.
Andrea Melanson, OTR/L, Johnson, MS, OTR/L
University of Kansas Medical Level: Intermediate
Center, Kansas City, Kansas
Level: Introductory PO 2045
The Engagement in Meaningful
Activities Survey: How a
Measure of Meaning Can Inform
Occupational Therapy Practice
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Disability, & Participation
Aaron Eakman, Idaho State
University, Pocatello, ID
Level: Intermediate

Visit us at Booth 6
74 AOTA’s 2011 Annual Conference & Expo
Afternoon Posters Friday, April 15
Online Post-Professional
PO 2053 PO 2057 Master of Science
Mommy Ergonomics: Applying Bilateral Task-Oriented Training To in Occupational
San José Therapy
State University
Occupational Therapy Principles to Improve Upper Extremity Function:
the Job of New Motherhood A Pilot Study Ready to invest in your future?
Complete your degree through this part-
Content Focus: Health & Wellness
Sara Schroeder, MS, OTR/L, CHT;
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Disability, & Participation Online Post-Professional
time, evidence-based graduate program
Jennifer Frazer, OTR/L, both of
Good Shepherd Penn Partners,
Cecille Corsilles-Sy, OTR/L,
University of Washington, Seattle,
Master of Science
led by award-winning, internationally
known faculty.
Ambler, PA
Level: Introductory
Contributing Authors: Janet M.
in Occupational Therapy
• A flexible 4-semester program
for working therapists
Powell, PhD, OT; Valerie Kelly, Ready to invest in your future?
PO 2054 PhD, PT; Deborah Kartin, PhD, Complete •your The latest web-based
degree through this distance
Effects of Rolyan Ergonomic Hand PT; Marcia A. Ciol, PhD; Brian education technologies
Dudgeon, PhD, OT
evidence-based graduate program led by award-winning,
Exerciser Versus Rolyan Therapy • Aknown
internationally state-of-the-art
faculty. library
Putty on Grip Strength of Persons Level: Intermediate
• Cohort model for personal
• A flexible 4-semester program for working therapists
With Multiple Sclerosis and academic support
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, PO 2058 • The latest web-based distance education technologies
Disability, & Participation The Attainability and Safety of • Small classes with intensive
• A state-of-the-art library
Virgil Mathiowetz, PhD, OTR/L,
Stairclimbing in Functional Capacity faculty mentoring
Evaluations • Cohort model for personal and academic support
FAOTA; Sarah Abdul, MS, OTR/L, • Fully accredited by the Western
both of University of Minnesota, Content Focus: Work & Industry • Small classesAssociation
with intensive faculty
of Schools andmentoring
Minneapolis, MN Gavin Jenkins, MA, OTR/L, ATP; • Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools
• No GRE required
Level: Intermediate Christopher Eidson, MS, OTR/L; and Colleges
Pamela Elsea; Hope Hayes; Erika
PO 2055 Johnson; Andrew Little; David • No GRE required
Robot-Assisted Trainings for Upper Bledsoe, OTR/L, all of University
Extremity Rehabilitation After of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL
Stroke: Unilateral Versus Bilateral
Protocols Level: Introductory
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, PO 2059 Pamela Richardson, phd, otr/l, faota
Disability, & Participation
Leisure Satisfaction Among Pamela Richardson,
Post Professional phd, otr/l, faota
Program Coordinator
Chieh-ling Yang, MS; Ching-yi Wu, Adolescents With High Functioning Post Professional Program Coordinator
ScD, OTR, both of Chang Gung
University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan
Autism Spectrum Disorder or Pamela.Richardson@sjsu.edu
Asperger’s Syndrome CPG-5191
Contributing Authors: Keh-chung
Lin, ScD, OTR; Wan-chien Huang, Content Focus: Children & Youth Visit us at Booth 4
MS; Yu-wei Hsieh, MS; Wan-wen Judy Ericksen, PhD, OTR/L; Brittany
Liao, MS Coyle, MOT; Allisen Stanley,
Level: Intermediate MOT; Jacqueline Trotter, MOT,
all of Elizabethtown College,
Elizabethtown, PA
PO 2056
The Predictive Value of Level: Introductory
Occupational Competence, Mastery,
and Social Support for Quality of PO 2060
Life in Persons With Depression: Striving To Prepare Entry-Level
A Longitudinal Study Using Mixed Occupational Therapy Students: An
Effect Model Examination of Current Teaching
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Disability, & Participation Content Focus: Academic &
Fieldwork Education
Ay-Woan Pan, PhD; Yun-Ling
Chen, MS; Ping-Chuan Hsiung, Francine Seruya, PhD, Quinnipiac
PhD; Jung-Der Wang, ScD; Li-Ting University, Hamden, CT
Liu, MS, all of National Taiwan Level: Intermediate
University, Taipei, Taiwan; Tsyr-Jang
Chen, PhD, Lunghwa University of PO 2061
Science and Technology, Tao- Fostering Money Management
Yuan, Taiwan; LyInn Chung, PhD, Skills in Teenagers Living in a
National Taipei University, Taipei, Homeless Shelter
Content Focus: Children & Youth
Level: Intermediate
Winifred Schultz-Krohn, PhD,
OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA; Patricia
Fasang; Lori Kishimura; Mary
Maureal; Kristina Ruble; Laura
Secker, all of San Jose State
University, San Jose, CA
Level: Intermediate


AOTA’s 2011 Annual Conference & Expo 75

Friday, April 15 Afternoon Posters

PO 2062 PO 2066 RWP 2046 RWP 2050

The Efficacy of an Early Gender Differences in Older Adult Preliminary Validation of the Weight-Shift Control of an Infant
Intervention Program on the Role Participation Restaurant Accessibility and Task Robotic Mobility Device
Participation and Performance of Content Focus: Productive Aging Evaluation Information Tool Content Focus: Children & Youth
Preschool Boys From Low Income Kristina Carlini; Teresa Czepiel; Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Carole Dennis, ScD, OTR; Kelsey
Socio-Economic Status Tiffany Sewell; Charmie Dave, Disability, & Participation Baker; Anna Bruehl; Maribeth
Content Focus: Children & Youth MSOT; Linda Tickle-Degnen, Minsoo Park, University of Hirschey; Marissa Becker; Beth
Anat Golos, MSc, OTR, School of PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, all of Tufts Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Davies; Dustin Newcombe, all of
Occupational Therapy of Hadassah University, Medford, MA WI Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
and the Hebrew University, Level: Introductory Contributing Author: Roger O. Contributing Authors: Sharon
Jerusalem, Israel Smith, PhD, OT, FAOTA, RESNA Stansfield, PhD; Hélène M. Larin,
Contributing Authors: Naomi PO 2067 Fellow PhD, PT; Laura Lemelin
Weintraub, PhD, OTR; Miri Sarid, The Effectiveness of Using Sensory Level: Introductory Level: Intermediate
PhD; Michal Weill, MD Integration Techniques During
Level: Introductory Occupational Therapy Groups To RWP 2047 RWP 2051
Improve Task Performance With Shifting the Paradigm: Moving Evaluating the Effectiveness of a
PO 2063 Adult Day Center Clients From a Deficits-Based to a Contextually Relevant Sensory
Using Photovoice To Explore the Content Focus: Productive Aging Strengths-Based View of Processing Intervention
Lived Experiences of Three Mothers Julie Bednarski, MHS, OTR, Individuals With Autism Spectrum Content Focus: Children & Youth
of Children With Autism: Giving University of Indianapolis, Disorders Jane Cox; Lisa Mische Lawson,
Voice to Mothers From Under- Indianapolis, IN Content Focus: Rehabilitation, PhD, CTRS, both of University of
Represented Groups Contributing Authors: Erin Cantrell; Disability, & Participation Kansas, Kansas City, KS
Content Focus: Children & Youth Anthony Hautman; Katherine Bernadette Mineo, PhD, OTR/L; Contributing Author: Winnie Dunn,
Yeojin Choi, MS, OT; Virginia Knight; Brent Surface Rachel Diamant, MS, OTR/L, BCP, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Stoffel, PhD, OT, BCMH, FAOTA, Level: Introductory both of Arizona School of Health Level: Intermediate
both of University of Wisconsin- Sciences, Mesa, AZ; Ruth Segal,
Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI PO 2068 PhD, OTR, Seton Hall University, RWP 2052
The Spirit of Gardening: An South Orange, NJ Impact on Occupational
Contributing Author: Victoria
Moerchen, PhD, PT Examination of the Spirituality Contributing Authors: Barbara Competence, Values, and
Experienced Through Occupation Maxwell, DPT, PT; R. Curtis Bay, Environmental Adaptation of Late
Level: Introductory
PhD Effects of Cancer Treatment
Content Focus: General &
PO 2064 Professional Issues Level: Intermediate Content Focus: Health & Wellness
Students Conduct Program Christina Melgares, MS, OT; Brittany Peshoff; Patricia Crist, PhD,
Assessment: Reflection-On-Action Allison Estes, MS, OT; Pamela RWP 2048
OTR, FAOTA; Bryna Smith, all of
Richardson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Peer Observation and Written Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Content Focus: Academic &
Fieldwork Education all of San Jose State University, San Feedback: An Intervention To
Contributing Authors: Emily Ferrara;
Jose, CA Promote the Retention of Learned Stacey Resavage, OTR/L
Nancy Carlson, PhD, OTR/L,
Elizabethtown College, Level: Introductory Ergonomic Behaviors, Viewed
Level: Introductory
Elizabethtown, PA; Abby Shaw, From an Occupational Therapy
MS, OTR/L; Cara Ehst, MS, PO 2069 Perspective RWP 2053
OTR/L, both of Bryn Mawr Rehab Development of a Program To Content Focus: Work & Industry Validation of the Competency
Hospital, Malvern, PA Support Occupational Therapy Joyce Kennedy; Barbara Small, Based Fieldwork Evaluation (CBFE)
Contributing Authors: Heather Assistant Practice: On-Line both of University of Southern in Fieldwork Education in Israel: A
Harttraft, MSOT; Kelli Thon, MSOT Learning Refresher Course Maine, Lewiston, ME Pilot Study
Level: Advanced Content Focus: General & Contributing Author: Angela Potvin Content Focus: Academic &
Professional Issues Level: Introductory Fieldwork Education
PO 2065 Marianne Christiansen, MA, Michal Hochhauser, MSc, OT,
A Community-Based Parenting OTR/L, FAOTA, St. Catherine RWP 2049 Haifa University, Haifa, Israel
Group For High-Risk Parents: University, Minneapolis, MN Research in Progress Regarding Level: Intermediate
Evaluation Tools, Outcomes, and Level: Introductory Compliance With Home Exercise
Occupational Therapy Implications Programs Among the Periatric
Content Focus: Mental Health PO 2070 Brachial Plexus Palsy Patients
Julia Erker; Amanda Cannon; Student Perspective on Content Focus: Children & Youth
Christine Berg, PhD, OTR/L, all of Transitioning to the E-Portfolio Lynnette Rasmussen, OTR/L; Denise
Washington University, St. Louis, Format To Support Best Practice in Justice, OTR/L, both of University of
MO Occupational Therapy Education Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Contributing Authors: John Content Focus: Academic & Contributing Author: Kathleen
Constantino, MD; Phyllis Kane, Fieldwork Education Murphy
MSW; Angela Klocke, MPH, RN; Carol Lust, EdD, OTR/L, East Level: Introductory
Jamie Gregory, MAC, LPC; Sarah Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Grafeman, PhD
Contributing Author: Jane Painter,
Level: Introductory EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Level: Introductory

76 AOTA’s 2011 Annual Conference & Expo

Afternoon Posters Friday, April 15

Poster Session #4 PO 2076

Advocating for Occupational
3:00 pm–5:00 pm Therapy: Results From
CC Exhibit Halls AB Presentations at a National
PO 2071 Content Focus: General &
Shifting Gears: Development and Professional Issues
Face Validation of Soldier-Friendly Don Bradley, PhD, OTR; Anne
Materials To Reduce Combat Dickerson, PhD, OTR, both of East
Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Driving and Driving Anxieties Post-
Deployment From Iraq/Afghanistan Contributing Authors: Jaclyn
Wilkerson; Melissa Colcord; Lesley
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Evans; Beth Faircloth; Lindsie
Disability, & Participation Webster
Ganesh Babulal, MOT; Erica Level: Introductory
Stern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA;
Andrew Schwartz, MOT; Craig
Korpela, MOT; Lane Anthony,
PO 2077
MOT, all of University of Minnesota, Intraprofessional Relationship of
Minneapolis, MN the OTA and OT
Level: Introductory Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Disability, & Participation
PO 2072 Kerri Easterling, COTA/L; Sheila
Promoting Occupational Therapy Longpré, MOT, OTR/L, both of
in Virtual Environments: Project- University of Texas M. D. Anderson
Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Based Learning in Second Life
Level: Introductory
Content Focus: General &
Professional Issues
PO 2079
Susan Toth-Cohen, PhD, OTR/L;
Elizabeth Vanderlaan, both
Student Leadership and Power:
of Thomas Jefferson University, Forming a Global Mission
Philadelphia, PA Content Focus: Academic &
Level: Introductory Fieldwork Education
Andrew Myers; Roxanne CPG-5221

PO 2073 Castaneda, MS, OTR/L, both of

Listening to the Voice of Autism: Towson University, Towson, MD
An Adult Intervention Model Level: Introductory Visit us at Booth 905
Content Focus: Mental Health
PO 2080
Elizabeth Pfeiffer, PhD, OTR/L,
BCP; Moya Kinnealey, PhD, OTR/L,
Developing Fieldwork Experiences
FAOTA, both of Temple University, in Pediatric Role-Emerging Areas
Philadelphia, PA; Kristie Koenig, Through University-Community
PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, New York Partnerships
University, New York, NYPhD Content Focus: Academic &
Level: Intermediate Fieldwork Education
Sara Clark, MS, OTR/L; Kathy
PO 2074 Preissner, MHS, OTR/L, both of
The Use of Percussion Instruments University of Illinois at Chicago,
as a Therapeutic Tool in School- Chicago, IL
Based Practice Level: Introductory
Content Focus: Children & Youth
Donald Walkovich, DHSc, OTR/L,
PO 2081
Saint Francis University, Loretto, The Relationship Between Learning
PA; Barbara Walkovich, OTR/L; Styles and Fieldwork Performance
Jennifer Conrad, MOT, OTR/L, of Non-Traditional Master-Level
both of Camco Physical and Occupational Therapy Students
Occupational Therapy, Johnstown, Content Focus: Academic &
PA Fieldwork Education
Contributing Authors: James Belkis Landa-Gonzalez, EdD,
Donovan; Brenda Guzic, MA, RN; OTR/L; Katherine Greg, OTR/L,
Kent Tonkin, MA CHT, both of Barry University,
Level: Introductory Miami, FL
Level: Introductory
PO 2075
Evaluation, Intervention, and PO 2082
Outcomes for Infants With Hypoxic Fieldwork Supervision: A Training
Ischemic Encephalopathy who and Support Module
Undergo Selective Head Cooling Content Focus: Academic &
Content Focus: Children & Youth Fieldwork Education
Kanan Shah, MS, OTR/L, CIMI; Sara Gormley, College of Saint
Susan Duff, EdD, PT, OTR/L, CHT, Mary, Omaha, NE
both of Thomas Jefferson University, Contributing Author: Cristy Daniel,
Philadelphia, PA MS, OTR/L
Level: Intermediate Level: Introductory Visit us at Booth 509

AOTA’s 2011 Annual Conference & Expo 77

Friday, April 15 Afternoon Posters

PO 2083 PO 2089 PO 2096 PO 2102

Back Injury Prevention Among Wellness Recovery Action Plan and Clinical Reasoning as a Foundation We Need To Talk: Cultivating
Veterinary Personnel Sensory Modulation: Wrapping for Systems Change: Integrating Academic Integrity in Learning
Content Focus: Work & Industry “Sense” Around Recovery Program and Staff Development Communities
Laurie Lessig, MS, OTR/L, Tel Content Focus: Mental Health With Team-Oriented Fieldwork Content Focus: General &
Hai Retirement Community, Honey Jennifer Gardner, MS, OTR/L; Content Focus: Academic & Professional Issues
Brook, PA Anthony Castronovo; Kelly Lawless, Fieldwork Education Regina Doherty, OTD, OTR/L, Tufts
Contributing Author: Lindsay K. all of Kean University, Union, NJ; Judith Gonyea, OTD, OTR/L; University, Medford, MA
Mohring, MS, OTR/L Megan Hess, University of Scranton, Rita Daly, MS, OTR/L, both of Level: Intermediate
Level: Introductory Scranton, PA Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY; Vaune
Level: Introductory Kopeck, OTR/L; Thomas Graham, PO 2103
PO 2084 MSW, both of Sheppard Pratt Testing for Lead in Children’s
Exploring the Use of Flow Arts PO 2090 Health System, Baltimore, MD Consumer Products: An Academic
To Increase Physical Activity, Impact of Natural Disaster on Level: Intermediate and Community Partnership
Occupational Performance, and Life Family Quality of Life: Three Years Content Focus: Children & Youth
Satisfaction in Long-Term Care After Hurricane Katrina PO 2097
Plagiarism in Health Professions Martha Sanders, PhD, OTR/L, CPE,
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Content Focus: Mental Health Quinnipiac, Madison, CT
Disability, & Participation Fengyi Kuo, DHS, OTR, CPRP,
Students: Based on a Survey Study
Level: Introductory
Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN Content Focus: Academic &
Brenda Fagan, OTR/L, Jewish
Fieldwork Education
Home San Francisco, San Contributing Author: Susan Meyers, PO 2106
Francisco, CA EdD, OTR, FAOTA Beth Chiariello, PhD, Touro College, Test-Retest Reliability of Family
New York, NY; Lillian Kaplan, MA,
Level: Introductory Level: Introductory L.I.F.E. (Looking Into Family
OTR; Elizabeth Sin, MS; Daniel
Mark, MS; Sharon Francis, MS; Experiences)
PO 2085 PO 2091 Shaunna Hamilton, MS; Frida Content Focus: Children & Youth
Using the AMPS To Guide Occupational Justice Within Home Inayev, MS; Tamara Avi-Itzhak, DeLana Honaker, PhD, OTR; Stacy
Treatment Planning Within a Health Care Setting DSc, all of York College-CUNY, Rosello, MA, OTR/L, both of Texas
Community-Based Traumatic Brain Content Focus: Health & Wellness Jamaica, NY Woman’s University, Houston, TX
Injury Center Donna Covello, OTD, OTR/L, Long Level: Introductory Contributing Authors: Catherine
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Island University, Long Island, NY Candler, PhD, OTR, BCP; Noralynn
Disability, & Participation Contributing Author: Shirley PO 2098 Pickens, PhD, OTR; Noelle Welch,
Gabrielle Morales, MOT, OTR, Blanchard, PhD, OTR/L, ABDA Lessons From the Field: OTR/L
CBIS; Sybil Yancy, MOT, OTR, Level: Introductory The Experiences of Hospice Level: Intermediate
CBIS, both of Transitional Learning Occupational Therapists
Center, Galveston, TX PO 2092 PO 2107
Content Focus: Productive Aging
Level: Introductory Sleep Hygiene Patterns in Well Development of Therapeutic
Stephanie Sahanow, OTR/L, ATP,
Populations Swedish Home Care Services, Listening® for Children With
PO 2086 Content Focus: General & Seattle, WA; Deborah Cruzen- Sensory Processing Disorders
Living Well Youth Group: A Professional Issues Baird, OTR/L; Carlos Alaniz, Living in Taiwan
Program To Enhance the Transition Karen Sladyk, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, OTR/L, NHA, both of Providence Content Focus: Children & Youth
of Youth With Disabilities to Bay Path College, Longmeadow, Hospice of Seattle, Seattle, WA; En-Chi Chiu, OTD, National Taiwan
Healthy Adult Roles MA Tatiana Kaminsky, PhD, OTR/L; University, Taipei City, Taiwan;
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Gaea Haymaker, both of University
Level: Introductory Esther Huecker, PhD, OTR/L,
Disability, & Participation of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA FAOTA; Heather Javaherian-
Megan Estes, Washington Contributing Author: Kirsten Wilbur, Dysinger, OTD, OTR/L, both of
PO 2093
University, St. Louis, MO MSOT, OTR/L Loma Linda University, Loma Linda,
Mindfulness and Test Anxiety
Contributing Authors: David Gray, Level: Introductory CA
Content Focus: Health & Wellness
PhD; Jacqueline Webel, OTD, Level: Introductory
Nicole Pollock; Ashley Munroe; PO 2100
OTR/L; Mark Siegel, PhD; Holly Shannon Sixt; Sylvia Sobocinski,
Hollingsworth, PhD; Denise Curl Lifestyle Redesign® for Chronic PO 2108
MA, OTR/L, all of Bay Path
Level: Introductory College, Longmeadow, MA
Headaches Protocol Development for Infants
Level: Introductory Content Focus: Health & Wellness With Orthopedic Complications
PO 2087 Susan McNulty, OTD, OTR/L, in the Neonatal Intensive Care
An Occupational Therapists’ PO 2094 University of Southern California, Los Unit: Brachial Plexus Injuries and
Reference for Using Certified Non-Traditional Application of the Angeles, CA Clubfoot
Therapy Dogs in Practice KAWA Model Level: Introductory Content Focus: Children & Youth
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Content Focus: Health & Wellness Kari Gunsolus; Kara Grosvenor;
Disability, & Participation PO 2101 Nicole Harley; Janalynn Nelson;
Jennifer Lape, OTD, OTR/L; Brian Defining Professionalism: Voices of
Ann Frisbie, College of Saint Mary, Kari Tanta, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA;
Scaife, COTA/L, both of Apex
Omaha, NE Rehab Solutions, Mt. Pleasant, PA
Pediatric Occupational Therapists Tracy Jirikowic, PhD, OTR/L, all of
Contributing Author: Callie Watson, Content Focus: General & University of Washington, Seattle,
Level: Introductory WA
OTD, OT/L Professional Issues
Level: Introductory Mary Falzarano, MHS, OTR; Level: Advanced
PO 2095
Enhancing Professional Behaviors in Sonia Moorehead, OT/L; Chrissy
PO 2088 McCormack, MS, OTR, all of Kean PO 2110
OT Students University, Union, NJ Evaluating the Driving Potential of
The Importance of a Functional Content Focus: Academic &
Maintenance Plan Contributing Authors: Lisa Kram; a Teenager With Cerebellar Ataxia:
Fieldwork Education A Case Study
Zisel Faitler, OTR/L; Christine
Content Focus: Productive Aging Jerry Burik, MHS, OTR/L; Patty Thomas Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Kathleen Cram, OTR/L, Genesis, Coker-Bolt, PhD, OTR/L, both Level: Intermediate Disability, & Participation
Fort Mill, SC of Medical University of South
Carolina, Charleston, SC Sharon Faircloth; Anne Dickerson,
Level: Introductory
PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, both of East
Level: Introductory Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Level: Introductory

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Afternoon Posters Friday, April 15

PO 2113 PO 2123 PO 2128 PO 2137

Occupational Therapy and Type Current Occupational Therapy Friendship Experiences of 18-21 Wilma West’s Vision Continues To
II Diabetes Prevention and Practice With Individuals Who Year Olds With Intellectual Be Relevant in the 21st Century
Management: What is OT’s Role in Are Overweight or Obese: A Pilot Developmental Disabilities Content Focus: General &
This International Health Concern? Study Content Focus: Children & Youth Professional Issues
Content Focus: Health & Wellness Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Kimberly Piro; Amy Schendel; Mary Edgerton, University of
Chantelle Rice, OTD, OTR/L; Disability, & Participation Cassandra Andrade; Jody Bortone, Southern Maine, Brunswick, ME
Camille Dieterle, OTD, OTR/L, both Linda Leimbach, MS, OTR/L, EdD, OT/L, all of Sacred Heart Level: Introductory
of University of Southern California, CCRC; Samantha Evanko; University, Fairfield, CT
Los Angeles, CA Angela Freeland; Kristi Warner, Level: Introductory PO 2139
Level: Intermediate all of Elizabethtown College, Occupational Therapist’s
Elizabethtown, PA PO 2129 Responsibilities Regarding Use of
PO 2114 Level: Introductory Examining Validity of the Children’s Outdated and Obsolete Tests and
The Functional Test for the Kitchen Task Assessment Assessment Instruments
Hemiparetic Upper Extremity PO 2124 Content Focus: Children & Youth Content Focus: General &
(FTHUE): A Pilot Normative Impact of Exercise Frequency on Amanda Miller; Julia Wilbarger, Professional Issues
Database Hand Strength of the Elderly PhD, OTR, both of University of Kathlyn Reed, PhD, OTR, FAOTA,
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI Retired, Houston, TX
Disability, & Participation Disability, & Participation Contributing Authors: Christine Berg, Contributing Author: Connie Garcia
Veronica Rowe, MS, OTR/L; Carrie Virgil Mathiowetz, PhD, OTR/L, PhD, OTR/L; Laura Meitner Level: Intermediate
Frederking, MS, OTR/L, both of FAOTA, University of Minnesota, Level: Introductory
University of Central Arkansas, Minneapolis, MN
PO 2140
Conway, AR Contributing Authors: Catherine PO 2131 Oncologic Rehabilitation for
Level: Introductory Gerhart, MOT, OTR/L; Chad The Impact of Stress and Anxiety
Harms, MOT, OTR/L; Erin Johnson,
Older Adults: A Performance
and Effects of Progressive Improvement Project for
PO 2116 MOT, OTR/L; Michael Olson,
Muscle Relaxation on Academic Hospitalized Patients With
Pediatric Occupational Therapy: A Performance in Occupational Lymphoma
Multicultural Experience Level: Introductory
Therapy Students Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Content Focus: Children & Youth Content Focus: Mental Health Disability, & Participation
PO 2125
Caren Schranz, MS, OTR/L; (Cert) Pilot Study of Driver Kurt Hubbard, OTD, OTR/L, Jeannine Nonaillada, MA, OTR/L,
Elizabeth Wanka, MOT, both of University of St. Augustine, St. BCG, Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Governors State University, Frankfort,
Improvement Through In-Vehicle
Assistive Technology Augustine, FL Cancer Center, New York, NY
IL Level: Introductory Contributing Author: Jennifer
Contributing Author: Steven W. Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Disability, & Participation Aquino, DPT, PT, GCS
Hansen, MOT, OTR/L PO 2132
Michele Luther-Krug, COTA/L, Level: Intermediate
Level: Introductory Outcome Study of the Living Skills
Anschutz, ATP, RET; Ron Seel, PhD, Recovery Curriculum With Dual PO 2141
PO 2121 Diagnosis (Mental Illness and Accessing Evidence in the Clinic: A
all of Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA
Influence of Cognition and Social Substance Abuse) Clients Fast and Easy Way
Support Availability on Rate of Level: Intermediate
Content Focus: Mental Health Content Focus: General &
Functional Recovery From Stroke Professional Issues
PO 2126 Pat Precin, MS, OTR/L, LP, New
During Acute Rehabilitation
Comparison of Proportions of York Institute of Technology, Great Emily Burgard, Prairie Village, KS
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Environmental Risk Factors for Neck, NY Level: Introductory
Disability, & Participation
Poor Quality of Attachment Level: Advanced
Christina Griffin, PhD, OTR/L, Between Children With and RWP 2078
FAOTA, A. T. Still University, Mesa, PO 2133
Without Special Health Care Needs Validity of the Allen Cognitive
Content Focus: Children & Youth Perception of Assistive Technology Levels Screen Assessment With
Level: Introductory Service Delivery in Rural Schools
Jennifer Nash, MOT, OTR/L, Adolescents at Risk of Severe
University of Washington, Seattle, Content Focus: General & Mental Illness
PO 2122 Professional Issues
The Relationship of Digital WA Content Focus: Mental Health
Contributing Authors: Tracy Anne Cronin, Ph D, OTR; Alicia Kerryellen Vroman, PhD, OTR/L;
Photography to Perception of Hanshew, MOT, both of West
Outcomes in Hand Therapy: An Jirikowic, PhD, OTR/L; Jeanne Autumn Henley, both of University
Hoffman, PhD; Marcia Ciol, PhD Virginia University, Morgantown, of New Hampshire, Durham, NH;
Exploratory Study WV
Level: Introductory Donna Downing, MS, OTR/L,
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Level: Intermediate Portland Identification and Early
Disability, & Participation Referral (PIER) Program, Portland,
PO 2127
Josef Otto, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, Perspectives of Mental Health PO 2134 ME
United States Public Health Service, Experiences of Families as They Level: Introductory
Eastover, NC; Gabriel Clark,
Consumers on Occupational Therapy
for an Acute In-Patient Unit in Transition From Early Intervention
MPT, OTR/L, OrthoNeuro Clinic, to Preschool Special Education
West London, United Kingdom RWP 2111
Columbus, OH
Content Focus: Mental Health Content Focus: Children & Youth Constructing Daily Lives: The
Level: Intermediate Experiences of Families With
Wendy Bryant, PhD, Brunel Mara Podvey, PhD, OT, Seton Hall
University, West London, United University, South Orange, NJ Adolescents With Autism
Kingdom; Gill Walker, MScOT, Contributing Authors: Jim Hinojosa, Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Central North-West London NHS PhD, OT, FAOTA; Kristie P. Koenig, Disability, & Participation
Foundation Trust, London, United PhD, OT, FAOTA Nancy Bagatell, PhD, OTR/L;
Kingdom Level: Intermediate Kalyn Wickline, both of Quinnipiac
Contributing Authors: Ellen University, Hamden, CT
Adomako, MScOT; Cara Webb, Level: Intermediate
Level: Intermediate

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Friday, April 15 Afternoon Posters

RWP 2112 RWP 2117 RWP 2120 RWP 2142

Validation of Ultrasonographic The Use of Mindfulness-Based Changes in Occupational An Exploration of Occupational
Methods for the Investigation of Stress Reduction for Urinary Urge Competence and Values During Performance Patterns Leading
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Surgical Incontinence Weight-Loss Following Bariatric to Success in Supported Housing
Candidates Content Focus: Health & Wellness Surgery Programs
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Donna Costa, DHS, OTR/L, Content Focus: Health & Wellness Content Focus: Mental Health
Disability, & Participation FAOTA, University of Utah, Salt Lake Angela Karpieniak; Patricia Crist, Jaime Muñoz, PhD, FAOTA;
Shawn Roll, MS, OTR/L, CWCE, City, UT PhD, OTR, FAOTA; Lori Yeaman; Miranda Gruber, both of Duquesne
The Ohio State University, Contributing Authors: Jan Baker, Brittany Peshoff; Bryna Smith; University, Pittsburgh, PA; Sara Dix,
Columbus, OH APRN; Ingrid Nygard, MD Michael Fantuzzo; Kelly Anzaldi; MOT, OTR/L, Allegheny County
Contributing Author: Kevin D. Evans, Level: Intermediate Erica Okraszewski, all of Duquesne Department of Human Services,
PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, University, Pittsburgh, PA Pittsburgh, PA
FSDMS RWP 2118 Level: Intermediate Contributing Author: Michael
Level: Intermediate Analysis of Intervention on Lindsay
Stressed Pregnant Women’s Social RWP 2136 Level: Introductory
RWP 2115 Networks (Cert) The Effect of Cerebral Palsy
Improving Participation When Content Focus: Health & Wellness
on Self-Care, Mobility, and Social
Going to Places of Worship for Function
Amy Ma; Barbara White, PhD,
Children With Autism Using a OTR/L, both of University of New Content Focus: Children & Youth
Sensory Story Hampshire, Durham, NH Shawn Phipps, MS, OTR/L, Los
Content Focus: Children & Youth Level: Intermediate Angeles County Department of
Victoria Nackley, MS, OTR/L; Public Health, Los Angeles, CA;
Hibet Melgoza’ Sherri Allen; Holly Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L,
RWP 2119
Lehman, COTA; Lisa Halstead, SCFES, CPHQ, FAOTA, Cedars-
Distance Caregivers of People With Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles,
COTA; Carol Lateer, COTA; Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia
Marianne Pastorella, all of Utica CA
Content Focus: Health & Wellness Contributing Authors: Angela
College, Utica, NY
Megan Edwards, MS, OTR, Hegamin, PhD; Heidi Sato, PhD
Level: Introductory
Colorado State University, Fort Level: Intermediate
Collins, CO
Contributing Authors: Pat Sample,
PhD; Linda Kuk, PhD; David
Greene, PhD; John Littrell, EdD
Level: Introductory

National Student Conclave
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Educational Sessions Saturday, April 16
Effect of Cultural Immersion on of New England, Portland, ME;
Plenary Session: CE Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Nancy Eastman, OTR/L; Agnes
Competency of Occupational Sawyer, OTR/L, both of Mercy
Evidence-Based Practice and Knowledge Translation in the Hospital, Portland, ME
Therapy Students: A Mixed
Era of Healthcare Reform Methods Study Level: Intermediate
11:15 am–11:45 am Content Focus: Academic & Persons who attended a multidis-
Fieldwork Education ciplinary educational group (Joint
CC Exhibit Hall C
Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, Camp) prior to their knee replace-
For details see page 15. ment surgery are compared to the
BCPR, CHT; Nicole Sawyer, MOT,
both of Quinnipiac University, group who elected not to attend.
AOTA’s 91st Annual Business Meeting Hamden, CT The benefits of attendance are
12:00 pm–1:00 pm Level: Introductory analyzed in terms of pain, stress
With the emergence of an level, energy level, and compli-
CC Exhibit Hall C ance. In addition, the patterns of
increasingly diverse society,
For details see page 11. cultural competence is becoming resumption of meaningful self-
an essential skill for healthcare care, IADLs, hobbies, and social
Annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony providers. Through a concurrent activities are described. Implica-
mixed methods design, this paper tions for an occupation-based
5:30 pm–6:30 pm intervention will be discussed.
explores cultural immersion as an
CC Exhibit Hall C effective approach to promoting Life Stories of Individuals With
For details see page 12. cross-cultural adaptability and Unilateral Congenital Below Elbow
competence. Deficiency Who Wear a Prosthesis:
A Qualitative Study
qualitative results indicate this 8:00 am–9:00 am Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Special Event RP 301 CC 112AB
may be a viable model to design Disability, & Participation
SIS Fun Run & Walk and assess educational strategies Occupational Therapy Efficiency and Vivian Yip, University of Southern
6:45 am–7:30 am to promote cultural sensitivity Effectiveness in Medico-Surgical California, Los Angeles, CA
For details see page 15. development. Conditions Level: Introductory
Obstacles and Facilitators of Content Focus: Rehabilitation, This is a qualitative research
Special Event Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Disability, & Participation study conducted to explore the
SIS Buzz Sessions for Students With Disabilities: An Surya Shah, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, lives of individuals with unilateral
Richard Stockton College of New congenital below elbow deficiency
8:30 am–9:30 am Instructor Perspective
Jersey, Pomona, NJ who currently wear a prosthesis
For details see page 86. Content Focus: Academic &
Contributing Authors: Inessa Soden; as an adult. Through a series of
Fieldwork Education
Janine Tomkiewicz in-depth narrative interviews, a
8:00 am–9:00 am Alison Fernandes, MSOT; Roger
Level: Advanced collection of stories from child-
RP 300 CC 110AB Smith, PhD, FAOTA, both of
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, A major provider of occupa- hood and other significant experi-
Effectiveness of a Developmental Milwaukee, WI tional therapy for older adults ences were gathered resulting in
Curricular Design To Graduate Level: Introductory requested a study to determine considerations for best practice.
Culturally Sensitive Occupational efficiency and effectiveness of
This study used a mixed methods
Therapy Practitioners their occupational therapy. This 8:00 am–9:00 am
design to study factors that influ-
Content Focus: Academic &
ence instructors’ willingness to study highlights the findings RP 302 CC 113B
Fieldwork Education on a demonstration sample of Visual and Vestibular Integration
implement universal instructional
Tiffany (Debra) Boggis, MBA, 234 clients with a diagnosis of Deficits in Autism: New Findings
design (UID). Accessible educa-
OTR/L, Pacific University, Hillsboro, complex medico-surgical condi-
tional environments will provide Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
OR tions. The presentation will report
successful learning experiences to Disability, & Participation
Level: Advanced the demography, the findings
students with disabilities in post- Tana Bleser, University of Florida,
This study explores the effective- secondary settings. Occupational that demonstrated the length of Gainesville, FL
ness of the Developmental Model therapists have knowledge of, and inpatient occupational therapy, Contributing Author: Keith White,
of Intercultural Sensitivity as a are sensitive to, the needs of stu- the changes in ADL function from PhD
curricular framework for cultural dents with disabilities. They also admission to discharge, the rate Level: Intermediate
learning in occupational therapy recognize the importance of acces- at which the change occurred per
Pilot study results of abnormali-
education. Quantitative and sible environments on enhancing day, and efficiency of occupa-
ties in the vestibulo-ocular reflex
participation in occupations. OT tional therapy. It illustrates how
of children with ASD will be
educators can serve as change occupational therapists performed
presented. The implications of
agents to move campuses to adopt when compared with similar pro-
these findings to the field of occu-
universally designed instruction as viders and when compared with
pational therapy and sensory in-
well as lead research to broaden published research.
tegration treatments for children
the evidence base in the area of Effect of A Pre-Operation Education with autism will be discussed.
Key to Abbreviations
UID. Group for Knee Replacement Effect of Hippotherapy on Trunk/
CC: Pennsylvania Convention Center Surgery on Occupation
MP: Marriott Philadelphia Head Stability and Reaching in
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Children With Cerebral Palsy
LP: Loews Philadelphia Hotel Disability, & Participation
Convention Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Center Room Section(s) Elizabeth Moyer, MS, OTR/L, Disability, & Participation
FAOTA; Jeff Champagne; Taryn
CC 105AB Flagg; Ashley Pepin, all of University

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Tim Shurtleff, OTD, OTR/L, This study provides further sup- devices with stroke patients. assessment tools should be used in
Washington University School, St. port for the occupationally-based Results showed that therapists’ the child’s natural environments,
Louis, MO “Safe at Home” screening tool decision-making is complex and considering a range of contexts
Contributing Author: Jack R. and compares it to the Kohlman thoughtful. It is based on current and levels of function, in order to
Engsberg, PhD Evaluation of Living Skills in a reality of health services delivery, document the manners in which
Level: Introductory concurrent validity analysis. Par- professional practice frameworks, the child can be assisted to enable
This study’s purpose was to deter- ticipants included 31 adults with and patient considerations. participation.
mine if hippotherapy (HPOT) can acquired brain injury and their Several widely-used devices still Motor, Attention and
improve head/trunk stability and primary occupational therapists. need research studies to show Neurophysiological Measures
upper extremity function in chil- Descriptive statistics and vari- treatment efficacy. Differentiate Children With Sensory
dren with cerebral palsy. Eleven ous psychometric analyses were Processing Disorder from Typical
children with CP were recruited undertaken. Although small scale, 8:00 am–9:00 am Children
and tested before and after 12 this project provides additional RP 304 CC 204B
Content Focus: Children & Youth
weekly 45 minutes long treat- evidence to validate the use of the Effectiveness of Cognitive- Patricia Davies, PhD, OTR, FAOTA,
ments, and again after a 12 week “Safe at Home” screening tool as Functional Treatment for Colorado State University, Fort
washout period. Eight children a means to gain valuable insight Children With Attention Deficit Collins, CO
without disability provided a typi- regarding clients’ level of home Hyperactivity Disorder: Pilot Study Contributing Author: William J.
cal movement baseline. A video safety awareness and perfor- Content Focus: Children & Youth Gavin
motion capture (VMC) system mance. Jeri Hahn-Markowitz, MSc, OTR, Level: Intermediate
and a motorized barrel measured Evidence for the Effectiveness The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, This presentation will present
stability. To measure reach, of Treatment Within a Virtual Jerusalem, Israel
data demonstrating that children
participants reached to touch a Supermarket for Adults With Contributing Authors: Adina Maeir, with sensory processing disorders
target on sagittal and coronal Traumatic Brain Injury With PhD, OT; Iris Manor, MD
are significantly different from
planes using VMC measures. Executive Functions Deficits Level: Introductory typically developing children in
Dynamic stability and reaching Content Focus: Rehabilitation, This research examined a motor and attention abilities.
were significantly improved after Disability, & Participation cognitive-functional program in These deficits are related to cogni-
hippotherapy. The improvements Rachel Kizony, University of Haifa, OT to help children with ADHD tive measures of brain activity as
were retained 12 weeks after the Haifa, Israel improve executive functions. measures by electroencephalog-
intervention ceased. Contributing Authors: Michele Fourteen children and their raphy.
Individuals With Asperger’s Jacoby, OT; Patrice L. (Tamar) parents participated in the ten
Syndrome: Perceptions of Work Weiss, PhD, OT; Noomi Katz, PhD, session program, which empha- 8:00 am–9:00 am
Experience and Satisfaction OT; Sarah Averbuch, MA, OT sized enabling cognitive strategies RP 305 CC 201B
Content Focus: Work & Industry Level: Intermediate for occupational performance. Sensory Processing Patterns in
Theresa Schlabach, PhD, OTR/L, Clinicians are required to treat ADHD symptomology, executive Children Diagnosed With Attention
BCP, St. Ambrose University, patients in accordance with functions, occupational perfor- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Davenport, IA evidence-based practice, but there mance, self-efficacy and quality Content Focus: Children & Youth
Contributing Authors: S. Ashley is not sufficient proof of the ef- of life were assessed. Significant
Elizabeth Pfeiffer, PhD, OTR/L, BCP,
Courtright, MOT; Heather M. fectiveness of alternative modes of improvements with medium Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Cozad, MOT; Mary K. Gordon, treatment for executive functions to large effects were found on
MOT; Kristin A. Koch, MOT Contributing Authors: Brian P. Daly,
(EF) such as virtual reality (VR). outcome measures after treatment PhD; Kate Muro, OTR/L
Level: Intermediate This is one of the first randomized and most were maintained at
Level: Introductory
This mixed method study clinical trials that have examined three month follow-up. The posi-
the effectiveness of a functional tive mechanism underlying the This pilot study will examine the
explored perceptions of work
virtual environment-based inter- effects may serve as a protective relationships between sensory
experiences among 117 persons
vention for EF treatment. The factor against negative long-term processing patterns and the three
with Asperger’s Disorder. Analysis
trend of results and the signifi- outcomes of ADHD. diagnostic subtypes of ADHD.
resulted in five themes for job
cant difference in the Executive Because sensory-based interven-
satisfaction and dissatisfaction; Profile of Children With Learning
Functions Performance Test in tions are commonly used in the
seven themes for positive job Disabilities, With and Without
the VR-based intervention group profession of occupational ther-
attributes; six themes for negative Developmental Dyspraxia
indicate its potential for treatment apy when treating children with
job attributes; and six themes for Content Focus: Children & Youth
of EF in people with traumatic ADHD, specifically to improve
perceived ideal job. This resulted Ruth Traub Bar Ilan, PhD, OT, The
brain injury. attention, focus, and behavior for
in a model for the ideal work Hebrew University of Jerusalem, participation in life roles, findings
experience. Factors Influencing Therapists’ Jerusalem, Israel from this study will help guide
Decision-Making in Acquisition and Contributing Authors: Shula Parush, future assessment and interven-
8:00 am–9:00 am Use of New Technology Devices PhD, OT; Noomi Katz, PhD, OTR
RP 303 CC 202AB tion for children diagnosed with
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Level: Introductory ADHD.
Acquired Brain Injury and Home Disability, & Participation A multi-dimensional approach
Safety: An Initial Analysis of the Anxiety, Arousal, and Sensory
Christine Chen, ScD, OTR/L, was used to assess children with
“Safe At Home” Screening Tool on FAOTA, Columbia University,
Processing in Children With Autistic
a developmental disorder. Data Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
an Acquired Brain Injury Population New York, NY; Rita Bode, PhD, was collected from 90 children
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL Content Focus: Children & Youth
with Learning Disabilities (LD),
Disability, & Participation Level: Introductory Shelly Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA;
with and without Developmental
Regula Robnett, PhD, OTR/L; Kari Stacey Reynolds, PhD, OTR/L,
Many new technology prod- Dyspraxia (DD), parents and
Cruanes, MS, OTR/L, University of both of Virginia Commonwealth
ucts (robotics, computer-based teachers. Results showed signifi-
New England, Portland, ME University, Richmond, VA
programs, etc.) have recently cant differences between groups,
Contributing Authors: Katherine Level: Intermediate
been developed for use in medi- reflecting lower scores for the LD
Billings, MS, OTR/L; Stephanie cal rehabilitation. A survey was Examining sensory processing,
with DD group, particularly in
Bliss, MS, OTR/L; Jennifer conducted to understand what anxiety, and electrodermal mea-
Dempsey MS, OT; Heidi Ouellette participation. Findings suggest
factors influenced therapists’ deci- sures of arousal, we found that
MS, OTR/L that praxis has a unique contri-
sions to recommend the acquisi- children with ASD show sensory
Level: Intermediate bution to the prediction of the
tion and use of new technology over-responsiveness (SOR) across
child’s participation. Functional

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multiple sensory domains, as ences between CPT, SMMSE, and This intermediate level sympo- 8:00 am–11:00 am
well as sensory seeking. SOR was AMPS for describing impairment sium will highlight outcomes WS 303 CC 108A
also linked to increased levels or making recommendations for measurement as an important (SIS) EDSIS Annual Program:
of anxiety and higher baseline independent living. component of clinical occupation- Educational Technology—Creating
arousal. This is consistent with al therapy practice. The National a Learning Environment To Support
the findings of other investigators 8:00 am–9:00 am Institutes of Health’s investment the Educational Needs of Today’s
and suggests that sensory process- RP 307 CC 204A in the development of standard Student Profiles
ing, arousal, and anxiety may Perspectives of Occupational performance and self-report mea-
Content Focus: Academic &
be important features of ASD. Therapy Students and Practitioners sures will be discussed. Fieldwork Education
Increased arousal, sensory sensi- Engaging in Other Cultures: Ways Robyn Otty, MEd, OTR/L, Touro
tivities, and anxiety can interfere of Thinking CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT
University, Henderson, NV; Danila
with participation in many daily Content Focus: General & Cepa, DHS, OTR/L, Governors
8:00 am–11:00 am
activities. Further investigation of Professional Issues State University, University Park,
WS 301 CC Lecture Hall
the link between the parameters Tamera Humbert, DEd, OTR/L; IL; Cindy Mathena, PhD, OTR/L,
studied here and participation is
(AOTA) Moving Forward: Update University of St. Augustine, St.
Allison Burket; Rebecca
warranted. Deveney; Katelyn Kennedy,
On Occupational Therapy’s Role in Augustine, FL
all of Elizabethtown College, Response to Intervention (RtI) Level: Intermediate
8:00 am–9:00 am Elizabethtown, PA Content Focus: Children & Youth
A shift in the culture of education
RP 306 CC 201A Level: Intermediate Gloria Frolek Clark, PhD, OTR/L, to a learning paradigm reflects
BCP, FAOTA, Private Practice,
What Are the Effects of A qualitative, exploratory, mul- a change in how students learn.
Adel, IA; Marcy Buckner; Sandra
Progressive Resistance Strength tiple case study design was used This presentation introduces tech-
Schefkind, MS, OTR/L; Tim Nanof,
Training in the Upper Extremity to highlight the experiences of oc- MS, all of American Occupational nology as a method to facilitate
in Older Adults? Answers From a cupational therapy students and Therapy Association, Bethesda, student learning and explore best
Systematic Review practitioners who have engaged MD; Judith Schoonover, MEd, practices in educational technolo-
Content Focus: Productive Aging in cross-cultural opportunities. OTR/L, ATP, Loudon County gies for use in the classroom and
Results provide insights of such Schools, Loudon County, VA distance learning environments.
Chiung-ju Liu, PHD, OTR/L;
Jaime Becker, MSOT; Stephanie work and exploratory informa- Level: Intermediate The Education Special Interest
Ford, MSOT; Kirstyn Heine, tion regarding the use of clinical Today’s presentation will assist Section Business Meeting will take
MSOT; Erin Scheidt, MSOT, all of reasoning in the cross-cultural practitioners in identifying and place during the first 30 minutes
Indiana University at Indianapolis, experiences. promoting their role as lead- of this session.
Indianapolis, IN ers in Response to Intervention
Level: Intermediate 8:00 am–9:00 am and early intervening services, 8:00 am–11:00 am
Results from a systematic review Talk About 2 CC 204C as well as other national federal WS 304 CC 108B
suggested that progressive resis- (AOTA) Talk About: Driving programs. AOTA staff will pres- (Cert) The Importance of Addressing
tance strength training at high Simulation ent challenges and resources for Dynamic Balance and Mobility in
intensity, two to three times per Content Focus: Rehabilitation, therapists. Clients With Low Vision
week for ten weeks is effective Disability, & Participation Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
in improving upper extremity Erica Stern, PhD, OTR/L, 8:00 am–11:00 am Disability, & Participation
muscle strength in older adults. FAOTA, University of Minnesota, WS 302 CC 111AB Lawrence Faulkner, PhD, OT/L;
However, the effect of functional Minneapolis, MN; Sherrilene (SIS) PDSIS Hand Subsection Annual Orli Weisser-Pike, OTR/L, SCLV,
outcomes is unclear and further Classen, PhD, OTR/L, University of Program: Evidence-Based Flexor CLVT, both of University of Tennessee
Florida, Gainesville, FL; Elin Schold Health Science Center, Memphis,
study is needed to evaluate these
Davis, OTR/L, CDRS, American
Tendon Repair, Rehabilitation, and
outcomes. Recovery TN
Occupational Therapy Association,
Concurrent Validity in Dementia Bethesda, MD Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Level: Introductory
Functional Assessment Level: Intermediate Disability, & Participation Falls can restrict ADLs more than
Content Focus: Productive Aging Lenore Frost, PhD, OTR/L, CHT, heart and cerebrovascular dis-
This session provides a forum for
Alison Douglas, McMaster Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, eases. In a 2010 survey, OTs who
occupational therapy practitio- CT; Terry Watson, OTR/L, CHT,
University, Stoney Creek, ON, treat clients with central vision
ners who are familiar with driving Hand Therapy Associates, New
Canada loss suggested that dynamic bal-
simulation to discuss the char- Haven, CT; Karen Macy Schepis,
Contributing Authors: Lori Letts, PhD; ance was not addressed. OTs who
acteristics, tools, and protocols MS, OTR/L, CHT, Private Practice,
Julie Richardson, PhD; Kevin Eva, treat older adults, and/or clients
needed to facilitate clinical use of San Marcos, TX
PhD with neurological or vascular dis-
this powerful tool. This input will Level: Introductory
Level: Intermediate orders, should consider vision and
help provide guidance to simula- Injury to the flexor mechanism
The Cognitive Performance Test dynamic balance as they relate to
tion designers, master clinicians, requires surgical intervention
(CPT) is an inexpensive assess- occupation in their practice.
and researchers. and skillful therapy management.
ment of functional independence
Failed repair or rehabilitation 8:00 am–11:00 am
for persons with dementia. The 8:00 am–11:00 am results in a loss of hand function. WS 305 CC 201C
objectives were to determine if WS 300 CC 109AB This Workshop will review the
CPT scores 1) were affected by Evaluation and Assessment of the
(AOTA) Building Your Clinical Toolbox anatomy, surgical repair, healing
age, education, chronic medical Hemiplegic Shoulder: A Shifting
for Outcomes: Start Using the Tools process, and evidence-based
illness, or motor skills; 2) had Paradigm for Occupational Therapy
Content Focus: General & rehabilitation of flexor tendon
concurrent validity with cognitive Professional Issues Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
injuries. Disability, & Participation
screening (SMMSE) and Assess- M. Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, The PDSIS Hand Subsection
ment of Motor and Process Skills FAOTA, Washington University, St. Alfred Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L,
(AMPS)-process scale. The results Special Interest Section Business FAOTA, Creighton University,
Louis, MO; Susan Magasi, PhD;
strengthen the interpretation of Allen Heinemann, PhD, ABPP (RP), Meeting will take place during the Omaha, NE; Scott McPhee, DrPH,
the CPT as a dementia assessment FACRM, both of Northwestern first 30 minutes of this session. OTR/L, FAOTA, Belmont University,
University, Chicago, IL; Joy Nashville, TN
that is not highly influenced by
motor skills, chronic medical ill- Hammel, PhD, OTR/L, University of Level: Intermediate
ness, age, or education. However, Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL A thorough understanding of the
therapists must consider differ- Level: Intermediate shoulder complex is critical for

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clinicians to become more effec- Debbie Amini, EdD, OTR/L, CHT, 9:30 am–11:00 am hearing loss, and hearing testing
tive in assessment and treatment Cape Fear Community College, SC 302 CC 202AB on children with developmental
of the hemiplegic shoulder. This Wilmington, NC delays. The implications for OT
The Free Post-Stroke Clinic: A
Workshop will present a dynamic Level: Intermediate Successful Teaching Model include increased knowledge
framework to evaluate and assess Many practitioners continue to about the impact of hearing loss
Content Focus: Academic &
the hemiplegic shoulder and will be challenged by reliance upon Fieldwork Education on participation and occupational
review anatomy and pathology of reductionist techniques that do performance.
Barbara Doucet, PhD, OTR/L;
the hemiplegic shoulder and treat- not promote authentic OT. To Sophie Rydin, PhD, OTR/L, both of
ment options. bring OT into “high definition,” University of Texas Medical Branch, 9:30 am–11:00 am
all are responsible for the choices Galveston, TX SC 305 CC 204B
8:00 am–11:00 am they make when conducting Level: Intermediate Building a Volitional Profile: A
WS 306 CC 113A treatments. This Workshop offers Systematic Approach to Assessing,
This presentation describes how
Powerful Partnerships: Merging strategies to facilitate reflective a free stroke clinic staffed by Documenting, and Addressing
Educational, Behavioral, and and reflexive practice to create students and supervised by faculty Volition in Pediatric Rehabilitation
Sensory Strategies To Improve the lasting change. was integrated into occupational Content Focus: Children & Youth
Functional Performance of Children and physical therapy curricula Abigail Wilcox, OTD, OTR/L,
With Autism 9:30 am–11:00 am to bring active clinical reason- Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore,
Content Focus: Children & Youth SC 300 CC 201B ing opportunities to students for MD; Teressa Garcia-Reidy, MS,
Carolyn Murray-Slutsky, MS, OTR; (AOTA) Medicare Part B Policy OTR/L, Kennedy Krieger Institute,
enhanced learning. Suggestions
Betty Paris, MEd, PT, both of STAR Update Baltimore, MD
regarding translation of this
Services, Hollywood, FL; Pamela Content Focus: General & Contributing Author: Jessica Kramer,
model into other environments
Hudson Baker, EdD, George Professional Issues PhD, OTR/L
will be shared.
Mason University, Fairfax, VA; Mary Level: Intermediate
Jennifer Hitchon, JD, American
Murray, EdD, Bowling Green State
University, Bowling Green, OH
Occupational Therapy Association, 9:30 am–11:00 am A child’s volitional characteristics
Bethesda, MD SC 303 CC 102AB influence occupational participa-
Level: Intermediate
Contributing Author: Chuck Low Vision Rehabilitation: tion in daily life and in the clinical
This interactive session, presented Willmarth setting. This presentation will
Personally Meet the Team
by a team of specialists, will Level: Introductory introduce attendees to a clinical
address common behavioral and Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Staff from the Reimbursement Disability, & Participation reasoning tool designed to fa-
classroom challenges encountered cilitate volitional assessment and
and Regulatory Policy Depart- Jodi Schreiber, MS, OTR/L,
when working with learners with intervention decision making.
ment will provide the latest up- Chatham University, Pittsburgh,
autism. We will concentrate on
dates in Medicare Part B laws and PA; Amy Rebovich, OTR/L, CLVT,
specific sensory, behavioral, and
policies. Topics will include health Pittsburgh Veterans Hospital, 9:30 am–11:00 am
educational interventions and col-
care reform legislation implemen- Pittsburgh, PA; Jean Astorino, OD, SC 306 CC 112AB
laboration strategies to strengthen PC, Astorino Vision Rehabilitation, Addressing Sleep, Sleep
tation, the Medicare Physician
the OT’s role as a team member Media, PA; Stephen Sinclair, MD, Preparation and Sleep Participation
Fee Schedule update, quality
and leader. Sinclair Retinal Associates, Media, in Clinical Practice
initiatives, and developments with PA
the therapy cap and therapy cap Content Focus: Health & Wellness
8:00 am–11:00 am Level: Introductory
alternatives. Meryl Marger Picard, MSW, OTR,
WS 307 CC 113C Basic professional roles, struc- Seton Hall University, South Orange,
Part II: OASIS C, Item Detail, and 9:30 am–11:00 am tures, and interventions utilized in NJ
Care Plans in Home Health SC 301 CC 110AB a successful Low Vision Rehabili- Level: Introductory
Content Focus: General & tation Team model are reviewed.
(AOTA) Teens and Elders on the The areas of occupation delineat-
Professional Issues This session will address chal-
Road: A Powerful Role and Ethical ed in the Occupational Therapy
Karen Vance, OTR/L, BKD LLC, lenges and successes of integrating
Responsibility for OT Practice Framework, 2nd Edition,
Colorado Springs, CO; Carol Optometry, Ophthalmology, and
Siebert, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, The Content Focus: Rehabilitation, include sleep as a category that
Occupational Therapy within
Home Remedy, Chapel Hill, NC; Disability, & Participation falls within our domain of prac-
the emerging area of Low Vision
Missi Zahoransky, MSHS, OTR/L, Elin Schold Davis, OTR/L, CDRS; tice. This Short Course explores
Total Rehabilitation, Hinckley, OH Deborah Yarett Slater, MS, the impact of sleep insufficiency
Level: Intermediate OT/L, FAOTA, both of American on occupational performance,
Occupational Therapy Association, 9:30 am–11:00 am
evaluation tools, and evidence-
The role of an occupational thera- Bethesda, MD; Miriam Monahan, SC 304 CC 201A
based interventions that can be
pist in collecting and contributing MS, OTR, Fletcher Allen Health Sensory Integration Patterns in used in clinical practice.
to accurate data is key to clinical Care, Colchester, VT; Essie Wagner, Children With Hearing Loss and
and financial outcomes. This is National Highway Traffic Safety Hearing Function in Children With
Administration, Washington, DC 9:30 am–11:00 am
Part II of two related Workshops Developmental Delays
Level: Introductory
SC 307 CC 113B
that goes in-depth on key data el- Content Focus: Children & Youth
ements, practice applications, and Occupational therapy has
(Cert) Developing Community
Zoe Mailloux, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA; Partnerships for Family Wellness
the importance of occupational a powerful role and ethical Susanne Smith Roley, MS, OTR/L,
therapy’s contribution to accurate responsibility in making driving Content Focus: Health & Wellness
FAOTA; Gina Geppert Coleman,
data collection. and community mobility recom- MA, OTR/L, all of Pediatric Therapy Jennifer Pitonyak, MS, OTR/L,
mendations related to risks and Network, Torrance, CA; Sharon SCFES, CIMI, University of the
8:00 am–11:00 am Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
safety for clients. This session
WS 308 CC 203AB will correlate driving risk to the University of Southern California, Los Contributing Author: Charlene
Practicing Authentic Occupational Angeles, CA Willock, MOT
impairments associated with con-
Therapy: Strategies for Becoming ditions addressed by occupational Contributing Authors: Annie Level: Intermediate
a Reflective and Reflexive Baltazar, OTD, OTR/L; Jill Muhs, Participants in this session will
therapy with a focus on Asperg-
Practitioner er’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum learn about occupational therapy
Level: Intermediate involvement in a Maternal Child
Content Focus: General & Disorders, and dementia.
Professional Issues This presentation discusses sen- Family Health-sponsored Healthy
sory integration and developmen- Start program. The presenter will
tal assessment of children with share the experience of program

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development that has resulted in

this collaborative community- Tech Day I
based group for mothers and 9:30 am–11:00 am CC 103BC Occupational therapists play an using PowerPoint™. Strate-
infants guided by the Model of important role in determining gies include making a template,
TD 301
Human Occupation. appropriate assistive technology adding text, pictures, audio, and
Graphic Organizers, Occupational (AT) for students with disabili- video. The use of meaningful
9:30 am–11:00 am Therapy, and Universal Design for ties. This course will provide an multimedia may sustain the atten-
SC 308 CC 204C Learning overview of available technology tion of children who use switches
Content Focus: Children & Youth for writing and describe the legal (Mechling, 2006). Talking books
Bringing the Evidence Into Hi-Def:
Defining and Applying Strategies Kristi Voelkerding, COTA/L, ATP, mandates and factors to consider may enhance literacy and help
ROH, Easter Seals-Massachusetts, when selecting and implementing achieve educational goals.
To Find and Critically Assess the
Worcester, MA AT for students with disabilities.
Research TD 308
Level: Introductory
Content Focus: General & TD 305 Online Collaboration and
Professional Issues Assistive technology, graphic
Using Digital Recording To Upgrade Communication Skills: Tools for
Nita Ferree, MAIS, AHIP; Consuelo organizers, and the principles of
Ergonomic Evaluation to High Occupational Therapists
Kreider, MHS, OTR/L, both of Universal Design for Learning can
Definition Content Focus: Academic &
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL help guide students towards meet-
Content Focus: Work & Industry Fieldwork Education
Level: Introductory ing their occupational therapy
goals, both in and out of the Stacy Smallfield, DrOT, OTR/L; Sandra Bostwick, MA, OTR/L,
This presentation offers ways Audrey Cross, OTD, OTR/L, both County College of Morris and
classroom. We will look at visual
to quickly locate and search a of The University of South Dakota, Creative Learning Studios, LLC,
representations that are available, Morris Plains, NJ; Tina DeAngelis,
wide range of free evidence-based Vermillion, SD
from paper to digital media, and EdD, OTR/L, Thomas Jefferson
resources, and to locate and as- Level: Introductory
how to choose the most appropri- University, Philadelphia, PA
sess the research. Participants will In this session, participants will
ate one for each student. Level: Introductory
learn and practice immediately learn how to use both digital
applicable skills needed for ad- TD 302 video recording and still photo- Virtual spaces can be useful for
vancement of their evidence-based Plugging in To Promote graphs to upgrade their ergonom- occupational therapy practitioners
practice. Occupational Performance for ic evaluations to high definition. and educators. Online communi-
Children With Autism Spectrum Participants will take digital cation presents challenges, espe-
9:30 am–11:00 am Disorders recording footage, upload it to a cially when tools are unfamiliar.
SC 356 CC 204A Content Focus: Children & Youth computer, and utilize it for task Explore Wimba, Wiki, Blogs,
A Sensory Processing Approach to Cristina Smith, OTD, OTR/L, analysis and documentation. Message Boards, and Screencasts
Mindfulness Coastal Therapy Services, Inc., Mt. and discuss transfer of real-time
TD 306 facilitation and teaching skills to
Content Focus: Health & Wellness Pleasant, SC
Level: Introductory Travel Through Time and Space To the Internet.
Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Reach Those You Serve: Easy and
University of Kansas Medical Innovative and engaging tech- TD 309
Accessible Digital and Social Media
Center, Kansas City, KS niques for clinical practice are The Apps Win!
Tools To Incorporate Into Your Clinic
Level: Intermediate needed to promote occupational
or Classroom Content Focus: General &
Sensory Processing and Mindful- performance for pediatric clients Professional Issues
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
ness concepts create a comple- with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kimberly Hartmann, PhD, OTR/L,
Disability, & Participation
mentary partnership because sen- This session will enable practi- FAOTA, Quinnipiac University,
Ann Best, MHS, OTR/L; Michael
sory knowledge can be the basis tioners to utilize child-centered Hartford, CT
Edwards, MEd; Tracie Recker,
for our increased self awareness. and popular online resources to OTR/L, all of Rhodes State College, Level: Introductory
In this session we will explore enhance performance in multiple Lima, OH iPod and iPad technologies
how to integrate these two bodies areas of occupation. Contributing Author: Richard are growing rapidly and hold
of knowledge to design effective TD 303 Woodfield, Jr., MS, MLT (ASCP), great promise for increasing
methods for serving the public. Tips and Tricks for Clicker 5 RRT engagement in occupations.
Content Focus: Children & Youth Level: Introductory This technology demonstration
Dorothy Handley-More, OTR/L, Maximize treatment outcomes will instruct participants in the
Special Event by applying evidence from the use of the technologies, provide
Highline Public Schools, Seattle,
SIS Buzz Sessions WA classroom. Learn how to use digi- strategies for locating appropriate
10:00 am–11:00 am Level: Introductory tal technology and social media “apps,” and illustrate adaptations
For details see page 86. Clicker 5 is a flexible multimedia (i.e., Flip camera, iPod, Wiki, for people with disabilities.
tool with features that support lit- YouTube, etc.) to increase under- TD 310
eracy development and Universal standing and follow through of (Cert) iTechnology: The Use of
Poster Session #5 Design for Learning. Participants HEPs, assess adaptive techniques iPods/iPads in Occupational
will learn strategies for using for chosen occupations, provide Therapy Practice
10:00 am–12:00 pm improved access of support, and
Clicker 5 to help children with Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
CC Exhibit Hall communicate with clients and
disabilities engage in literacy Disability, & Participation
See page 93. activities within a school setting. teams from afar.
Susan Redepenning, Courage
Practical tips and demonstra- TD 307 Center, Golden Valley, MN;
tions of sample activities will be Accessing Talking Books Using Donna Kelly, MS, OTR, Childrens
Special Event Specialized Hospital, New
provided. Microsoft PowerPoint™
Plenary Session Brunswick, NJ
TD 304 Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
11:15 am–11:45 am Disability, & Participation Level: Introductory
Considering Assistive Technology
CC Exhibit Hall C for Written Output in the Schools Lorrie George, PhD, OTR/L, ATP, This Technology Day presenta-
University of Central Arkansas, tion will give hands on experience
For details see page 15. Content Focus: Children & Youth
Conway, AR with iTechnologies, as well as
Jan Hollenbeck, OTD, OTR/L,
Level: Introductory suggest resources to use in the
Medford Public Schools, Medford,
MA Participants will learn to develop OT’s area of practice to make the
personally-relevant talking books tool client-specific for their area
Level: Introductory
of practice.

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SIS Buzz Sessions

The Special Interest Sections (SIS)s have selected a topic of current interest to their practice area for a brief presentation
and a facilitated discussion. The focus of these sessions will be to provide lots of opportunity for active participation by
attendees with questions, answers and discussions to promote interactive learning amongst colleagues.
8:30 am–9:30 am 10:00 am–11:00 am


The State of Occupational Therapy Evidence-Based Practice Strategies Management Tools for Common Gerontechnology: Exploring
Educational Research Ten Years and Resources for Practitioners Human Resource Issues Emerging Technologies for
after Resolution J Using Sensory Integration Facilitator: Tammy Richmond, MS, Successful Aging in Place”
Facilitator: Barbara Hooper, PhD, Interventions OTR/L Facilitator: Marnie Renda, MEd,
OTR, FAOTA Facilitator: Tara J. Glennon, EdD, With participation by: Tara J. OTR/L, CAPS
Findings are presented from a OTR/L, FAOTA Glennon, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Have you heard of Gerontechnol-
systematic review of educational This session will address current Jane Yousey, OTR/L; Sharon ogy? Shorter lengths of stay and
Kurfuerst, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA;
scholarship and research from evidence-based practice issues an increased emphasis on commu-
Christine Kroll, MS, OTR
2000–2010, including theoretical facing practitioners in the area of nity health care have given rise to
foundations, questions, topics, sensory integration intervention. Managing human resource is- the “Aging in Place” movement.
and methods. Discussion focuses Topics to be discussed will include sues is a complex process that New low and high tech solu-
on the future of educational re- strategies for a) justifying sensory occupational therapy practice tions that address the needs of
search and practice. integration services, b) responding owners must address and many older adults are being developed
to criticism of OT-SI intervention, managers must be cognizant of everyday. This buzz session will
HCHSIS CC 103A and c) responding in a profession- on a daily basis. This session aims explore the new technology that
al and constructive way in situa- to explore several key human is available now and what the
“The Buzz” on Home Mods: The
tions where sensory integration is resource components across prac- future will bring.
Opportunities and Responsibilities
misrepresented. In addition, key tice contexts and facilitate sharing
Facilitators: Marnie Renda, MEd,
sensory integration resources for of perspectives, experiences, and MHSIS CC 106AB
OTR/L, CAPS; Jennifer DeRosa,
OTR/L, CAPS therapists will be identified. problem-solving strategies among Infusing the New Mental Health
participants. Knowledge and Skills Requirements
Home modification is an emerg-
ing area of practice with plenty WISIS CC 106AB Into OT and OTA Educational
of interest and enthusiasm. This Certification for the Work & Programs
Industry Specialist Want Some Candy? New Ways Facilitator: Katherine Burson, MS,
course will discuss the exciting
Facilitator: Faye Fick, MS, OTR/L
to Sweeten Your Practice through OTR/L, CPRP
opportunities, legal consider-
Development of Unique Innovative With participation by: Roseanna
ations, and professional respon- Currently there is movement Programs Tufano, LMFT, OTR/L; David M.
sibilities of working in home towards a certification for athletic
modifications. If you work in Facilitator: Melissa Winkle, OTR/L Merlo, MS, COTA, CPRP; Tina
trainers in the specialty area of
home mods, or are considering Relight your practitioner fire and Champagne, OTD, OTR/L, CCAP
industrial practice. APTA is
this as a specialty, this discussion also pursuing certification. This motivate clients with programs This session offers an overview
will definitely give you food for session will explore the current that are meaningful for all of you! of the history and purpose of the
thought. status of these efforts as well as Learn how to move your special new 2010 AOTA Mental Health
discuss AOTA’s position, and interest program idea through the (MH) Knowledge and Skills
PDSIS CC 105AB what options exist for occupa- process of proposal, implementa- paper, and a panel presentation
Evaluating Cognition’s Impact on tional therapy practitioners. tion, and development. of educators using the paper
Occupational Performance to enhance MH coursework at
EISSIS CC 107AB varied OT and OTA programs.
Facilitator: Donna Lashgari, MS,
OTR/L, CHT UDL and Brain-Based Learning— The majority of the session will
With participation by: Valerie Hill- What Do OTs Know? include interactive discussion
Hermann, MS, OTR/L; Lisa Finnen, Facilitator: Katherine M. Post, PhD, about the paper and creative
MS, OTR/L; Salvador Bondoc, OTR/L, FAOTA ways to enhance MH education
OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CHT The latest “buzz” in education is standards.
This buzz session will promote on brain-based learning, curricu-
an appreciation of occupational lum access for all learners, and
therapy’s role and contribution in Universal Design for Learning.
the management of clients with What does it all mean, and where
cognitive impairments in physical does OT fit in? We will define and
disabilities settings. The empha- relate these terms to the OTPF,
sis of the buzz session will be to and share how OT increases par-
explore evidence-based assess- ticipation and curriculum access.
ments that are appropriate for use
by occupational therapists at each
level of care continuum. Common
resources for cognitive assess-
ments will also be discussed.

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Tech Day II 1:45 pm–3:15 pm

SC 309 CC 106AB
1:30 pm–3:00 pm CC 103BC lead to success, the actual use and family members, and caregivers
(AOTA) Strategies for Professional
options that the Pulse Pen provides to promote ongoing opportunities
Oral and Poster Presentations: An
TD 311 will be explored and demonstrated to achieve and maintain optimal
to gain an understanding of the levels of independence and health,
Opportunity To Shine
Adapting Access to the Interactive Content Focus: General &
Whiteboard pen technology advantages. and to facilitate communication,
Professional Issues
Content Focus: Children & Youth peer networking, and socialization.
TD 315 Yolanda Griffiths, OTD, OTR/L,
Tricia Peters, OTR, ATP, Region 4 FAOTA; Brenda Coppard, PhD,
Universal Design Instructional Tools TD 318
Education Service Center, Houston, TX OTR/L, FAOTA, both of Creighton
Level: Introductory (UDITS): Measuring Accessibility Using YouTube To Enhance Online University, Omaha, NE; Denise
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Instruction Rotert, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,
Discover a variety of ways stu-
Disability, & Participation Content Focus: Academic & University of South Dakota, Sioux
dents with disabilities can access Falls, SD
Aura Hirschman, MS, CRC, Fieldwork Education
an interactive whiteboard. Explore
CDMS; Roger Smith, PhD, FAOTA, Lisa Mische Lawson, PhD, CTRS, Level: Introductory
solutions including basic assistive RESNA Fellow, both of University of University of Kansas Medical This Short Course provides useful
technology devices such as a Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Center, Kansas City, KS
joystick, trackball, other alterna- strategies for constructing and
WI; Denis Anson, MS, RESNA Level: Intermediate
tive mice, a wireless keyboard, and Fellow, Misericordia University, delivering professional oral or
adaptations to the marker. Dallas, PA Therapists living in remote areas poster presentations. Once your
and “millenial” students who proposal has been accepted, this
Level: Introductory
TD 312 have grown up with technology is your opportunity to shine and
Occupational therapists can use are driving a need for quality share your expertise in a dynamic
Website Accessibility: Best Universal Design Informational online education. Students expect and informative manner. Learn
Practice—Good Business Tools (UDITS) to assess accessibil- online education to be interac- how to make your presenta-
Content Focus: General & ity and usability beyond minimal tive and engaging. This session tion stand out from others and
Professional Issues standards, and help inform and demonstrates how instructors can to avoid common mistakes of
Nancy Hollins, Utica College, influence the thinking of individu- use YouTube to enhance online speakers.
Utica, NY als who make decisions about instruction.
Level: Introductory design. Accessibility and usability 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Participants will be given the op- are addressed to benefit people TD 319 SC 310 CC 110AB
portunity to explore a number of with disabilities and ease of use
Look and Listen: Reading Made (AOTA) How To Get Papers
free online tools to evaluate their for all consumers.
Accessible Published in Peer-Reviewed
websites for accessibility. Using the Journals
TD 316 Content Focus: Children & Youth
information obtained through these
Ynez Peterson, MA, OTR/L; Sharon Content Focus: General &
simple tools, occupational thera- Visual Perception and Cognitive
Grimstead, OTR/L, both of SECEP Professional Issues
pists can advocate more effectively Shareware Resources: A New Way REACH Program, Norfolk, VA Susan H. Lin, ScD, OTR/L,
with their facility web developers to to be Client-Centered
Level: Introductory American Occupational Therapy
ensure accessible websites. Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Association, Bethesda, MD; Susan
Disability, & Participation Computer-assisted reading allows
L. Murphy, ScD, OTR, University of
TD 313 students who have difficulty ac-
Douglas Rakoski, MA, OTR/L, Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Sharon
ATP, University of Michigan Health cessing traditional literacy activi- Gutman, PhD, OTR, Columbia
Using PowerPoint™ as an Adaptive
Systems, Ann Arbor, MI; Bobbi ties to benefit from the experi- University, New York, NY
Tool for Learning
Jean Tanberg, COTA, ATP, Rancho ences of reading. This interactive Level: Intermediate
Content Focus: Children & Youth
Los Amigos National Rehabilitation session will expose attendees to
Kimberly Hartmann, PhD, OTR/L, Center, Downey, CA This session will explain the basic
Internet resources for computer-
FAOTA, Quinnipiac University, format of a research manuscript
Level: Introductory assisted reading from paid sub-
Hamden, CT and explain the review process
Visual perception and cognitive scriptions to free resources.
Level: Intermediate including timeline and etiquette.
shareware offer endless options to We will also review writing styles
This presentation on Power-
optimize treatment goals and out- TD 320
Point™ will provide practitioners and strategies, citation styles, and
comes. Participants in this session Developing Competencies in
with simple and intuitive guides helpful resources. Finally, we will
will explore visual perception and Assistive Technology To Enhance
to improve access to learning for discuss how to select the most
cognitive shareware features to Clinical Practice
children and youth to modify appropriate journal for career
maximize existing technologies in Content Focus: Rehabilitation, development and knowledge dis-
classroom content for instruction, Disability, & Participation
the clinical setting, and learn how semination.
develop electronic flashcards for
to document therapy sessions in Donna Kelly, MS, OTR, Childrens
studying, and as an accommo- Specialized Hospital, New
terms of functional outcomes and 1:45 pm–3:15 pm
dation strategy for completing Brunswick, NJ; Susan Redepenning,
graded tasks. SC 311 CC 112AB
classroom projects. Courage Center, Golden Valley, MN
TD 317 Contributing Authors: Dan Knowland, A Hybrid Approach To Learning
TD 314 OTR/L; James Lenker, PhD, OTR/L, Anatomy and Neuroscience
Social and Information Networking
Successful Use of the Pulse Pen ATP; Edward Hitchcook, OTR/L; Content Focus: Academic &
for Individuals With High-Level Doug Rakoski, MA, OTR/L; Roger Fieldwork Education
With Children With Autism Tetraplegia (C1-C4)
Content Focus: Children & Youth Smith, PhD, OT, FAOTA Gavin Jenkins, MA, OTR/L,
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Level: Introductory ATP, University of Alabama at
Leonard Trujillo, PhD, OTR/L, Disability, & Participation
An OT focus group from RESNA Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
FAOTA, East Carolina University,
Anita Williamson; Jenny Nelson, Level: Introductory
Greenville, NC has collaborated in the develop-
both of University of Washington,
Level: Introductory Seattle, WA ment of Assistive Technology (AT) For OT students, the basic scienc-
The presentation will cover a competencies to assure basic to es continue as the foundation for
Level: Introductory
case study of a 17 year old male advanced skill levels and to foster practice. Much debate has arisen
This project developed a com- about how to teach these sciences,
student with autism with a need knowledge in the field of AT. Par-
prehensive peer-based Internet which polarizes into those that
to move from a non-writer to an ticipants will learn the design and
resource for individuals with high- favor dissection of cadavers and
independent note taker. In addi- development process and implica-
level tetraplegia (C1-C4), their those that support newer teaching
tion to the review of strategies that tions for clinical settings.

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modalities. Problem Based Learn- both of Quinnipiac University, Patty Coker, PhD, OTR/L, Medical 1:45 pm–3:15 pm
ing (PBL) is part of the shift to a Hamden, CT University of South Carolina, SC 320 CC 204A
learning paradigm that acted as a Contributing Authors: Nathan Herz, Charleston, SC; Teressa Garcia-
Reidy, MS, OTR/L, Kennedy Krieger
“I Can’t See It”: Visual Deficits
catalyst for a hybrid approach to OTD, MBA, OTR/L; Courtney
Institute, Baltimore, MD and Traumatic Brain Injury—
this teaching. Powers, MOT
Contributing Author: Stephanie C.
Occupational Therapists’ Role
Level: Introductory
DeLuca, PhD in Educating Patient’s and Their
1:45 pm–3:15 pm This course describes a dynamic Caregivers
SC 312 CC 102AB integrative approach to address Level: Intermediate
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Travel Through Time and Space To balance and postural control in This course will familiarize partic- Disability, & Participation
Reach Those You Serve: Easy and clients with CNS disorders such ipants with pediatric constraint-
Alan Labovitz, OTR/L, CDA, CBIS,
Accessible Digital and Social Media as Parkinson’s Disease and stroke. induced therapy, and present why MossRehab, Elkins Park, PA
Tools To Incorporate Into Your Clinic Central to the therapy is the it is a viable treatment for a wide
Contributing Author: Brittany Willis
or Classroom utilization of the Nintendo® Wii array of etiologies. This topic
Level: Introductory
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Fit™ to promote an integration is significant and timely for the
Disability, & Participation of balance and postural control field because this approach is an This presentation highlights a
with organization of sensory increasingly used treatment for combined verbal and written
Ann Best, MHS, OTR/L; Michael
Edwards, MEd; Tracie Recker, systems to support occupational children with unilateral dysfunc- education format for OTs to
OTR/L, all of Rhodes State College, performance. tion to increase their functional address the difficulties of reha-
Lima, OH abilities and daily occupations. bilitation in patients with visual
Contributing Author: Richard N. 1:45 pm–3:15 pm impairment and brain injury.
Woodfield, Jr., MLT (ASCP), RRT, MS SC 315 CC 103A 1:45 pm–3:15 pm Education examples to increase
Level: Introductory Building Mentally Healthy SC 318 CC 201A patient and caregiver awareness
The Development of a Short-Form of impediments to recovery will
Maximize treatment outcomes Workplaces
for the Manual Ability Measure be presented to enhance consumer
by applying evidence from the Content Focus: Work & Industry
(MAM-36)An Occupation-Based insight to OT services.
classroom. Learn how to use digi- Nancy Spangler, MS, OTR/L,
tal technology and social media Spangler Associates, Leawood, KS Hand Function Assessment
1:45 pm–3:15 pm
(i.e., Flip camera, iPod, Wiki, Level: Introductory Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Disability, & Participation
SC 321 CC 113A
YouTube, etc.) to increase under- As employer costs for health care
standing and follow through of Christine Chen, ScD, OTR/L, Facing FASD: Best Practices and
and disability continue to rise, Evidence for Occupational Therapy
HEPs, assess adaptive techniques FAOTA, Columbia University,
occupational therapists can play New York, NY; Rita Bode, PhD, Practitioners
for chosen occupations, provide an important role in the emerging
improved access of support, and Northwestern University, Chicago, IL Content Focus: Children & Youth
area of practice of mental health Level: Intermediate
communicate with clients and Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L; Diana Steer,
promotion in the workplace. OTR/L, both of Creighton University,
teams from afar. MAM-20 is a shorter form of
This session will describe case Omaha, NE
MAM-36, a newly validated hand
examples of employers who are Level: Introductory
1:45 pm–3:15 pm function assessment. This presen-
effectively building mentally
SC 313 CC 105AB tation will discuss how the MAM- Approximately 40,000 babies
healthy workplaces, roles for
When They Don’t Get Better: 36 and MAM-20 were developed. are born each year in the United
OTs, and resources available.
Management of Progressive Participants will learn effective States with a form of Fetal Alco-
Disorders 1:45 pm–3:15 pm ways to use them in clinical set- hol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, SC 316 CC 104AB tings. Keyforms of patient ratings (SAMHSA, 2005).This presenta-
Disability, & Participation will be demonstrated. A keyform tion will focus on a multifactorial
Bilateral Training: Research, can be used to set treatment goals approach to addressing FASD
Amber Ward, OTR/L, ATP, Rationale, and Treatment
Carolinas Neuromuscular ALS/ and document outcomes. including evidence-based practices
Techniques focused for the OT practitioner
MDA Center, Charlotte, NC
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, 1:45 pm–3:15 pm (Peadon, Rhys-Jones, Bower &
Level: Introductory Disability, & Participation SC 319 CC 201C Elliott, 2009).
Management of patients with Mary Stoykov, PhD, OTR/L, Rush
progressive disorders can be chal- Off-Road Visual Processing
University Medical Center, Chicago, 1:45 pm–3:15 pm
lenging to even an experienced IL Assessments and Off-Road Training
Programs SC 322 CC 108B
clinician. We will begin with an Level: Intermediate
introduction to multiple sclerosis, Content Focus: Rehabilitation, A Higher Level of Inclusion: What It
Bilateral training for upper Disability, & Participation Takes To Make a Playground That
muscular dystrophy, and amyo- extremity hemiparesis includes
trophic lateral sclerosis. After we Jennifer Elgin, OTR/L, CDRS, Is Fun and Therapeutic Too!
techniques such as bilateral iso- University of Alabama at
explore each disorder, we will Content Focus: Children & Youth
kinematic training, device driven Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; Chris
move onto goal setting, treatment Ingrid Kanics, MOT, OTR/L, Kanics
bilateral training, mirror therapy, Tripp, MS, OTR/L, Sister Kenny
options, adaptive equipment, and Inclusive Design Services, LLC,
and bilateral priming. Neural Rehabilitation Institute, Minneapolis, New Castle, PA; John McConkey,
assistive technology needs. mechanisms and clinical implica- MN Landscape Structures, Inc., Delano,
tions based on the reviewed litera- Level: Intermediate MN
1:45 pm–3:15 pm
ture will be discussed. Photos and Learn about off-road visual Level: Introductory
SC 314 CC 107AB
movies will supplement learning. processing assessments for driv-
Effect of Nintendo® Wii Fit™ This presentation deals with how
ing. The integration of these to design playgrounds for a higher
Training on Balance and Community 1:45 pm–3:15 pm assessments to educate the level of inclusive play. It explores
Mobility of Clients With Central SC 317 CC 108A multidisciplinary team, patient, how occupational therapists
Nervous System Dysfunction (CNS) Pediatric Constraint-Induced and family on driving readiness can use accessible, sensory-rich
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Therapy for Diverse Populations will be discussed, as well as the playgrounds to create treatment
Disability, & Participation
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, roles of the OT generalist and OT programs that are playful, engag-
Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, Disability, & Participation driver rehabilitation specialist in ing, challenging, and therapeutic
BCPR, CHT; Jarrett Dottin, MOT,
Mary Rebekah Trucks, OTR/L; assessing and training for driving for all children on their caseload.
Dory Ainsworth, OTR/L, both readiness.
of University of Alabama at
Birmingham, Birmingham, AL;

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1:45 pm–3:15 pm 1:45 pm–3:15 pm recognizing client knowledge and plore the perspectives and needs
SC 323 CC 109AB SC 326 CC 202AB experience of stigma. of all stakeholders.
School-Based Practice: Life Skills: An After-School
Empowerment Through Effective Program for Children With Down 1:45 pm–3:15 pm 1:45 pm–3:15 pm
Documentation Syndrome SC 329 CC 203AB SC 355 CC 204B
Content Focus: Children & Youth Content Focus: Children & Youth Lead With Your Heart and Spirit: Universal Design for Learning and
Jan Hollenbeck, OTD, OTR/L, Gail Bass, PhD, OTR/L; Allison
People Will Follow Occupational Therapy: Making
Partnership for Advancement of Hendrickson, MOT; Kayla Korynta, Content Focus: General & Stories of Success for All
School Service-Providers, LLC, MOT, all of the University of North Professional Issues Content Focus: Children & Youth
Watertown, MA; Sharon Ray, ScD, Dakota, Grand Forks, ND Jessica Barth; Rondalyn Whitney, Dorothea Copeland, OTD, OTR/L;
OTR/L, Stony Brook University, Level: Introductory OTR/L, both of Towson University, Judy Rein, MS, OT/L, both of
Stony Brook, NY Towson, MD; Erik Johnson, CPT, Prince George’s County Public
The purpose of this Short Course OTR/L, Walter Reed Army Medical
Level: Intermediate Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD
is to provide participants with Center, Washington, DC
This session will focus on the Level: Introductory
information regarding the im- Level: Intermediate
documentation requirements for portance of occupational therapy Universal Design for Learning
school practice. Participants will If we are to lead others to live life (UDL) is a framework for design-
involvement in the transition
learn critical components for to the fullest, we must find our ing curricula that maintains high
process from high school to adult
writing effective school-based own passion and walk a fulfilling achievement standards while
life for adolescents with Down
evaluation reports, goals, and path. Through historic stories of being flexible to meet the needs of
syndrome, and to share the con-
data collection methods that sup- the heart and spirit, we can see a all learners, including those with
tents of the life skills after school
port school participation. pattern of humanity that makes disabilities. School-based occupa-
program manual with the session
our Centennial Vision a natural tional therapy practitioners have
1:45 pm–3:15 pm future course of action. Today’s an opportunity to play a key role
SC 324 CC 111AB 1:45 pm–3:15 pm leaders will join together in this in advancing student participation
Training Through Multi-Media: SC 327 CC 204C talk to honor the past as a way to by supporting UDL.
Design, Implementation, and outline a future of OT in HD.
Developing and Implementing An
Evaluation of a DVD-Based Sensory CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHT
Interdisciplinary Fall Prevention 1:45 pm–3:15 pm
Break Training Program for Event in Your Community 3:45 pm–5:15 pm
Paraprofessionals at a Therapeutic SC 330 CC 113C
Content Focus: Productive Aging SC 332 CC 105AB
School Connecting Evidence and
Sharon Elliott, MS, OTR/L, BCG, Occupation-Based Practice (AOTA) Federal Legislative Issues
Content Focus: Children & Youth FAOTA, Therapeutic Life Center, Update
Tiffany Sparks-Keeney, MOT, Winterville, NC; Jane Painter, Content Focus: General &
Professional Issues Content Focus: General &
OTR/L, CHILD School, Mercer EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, East Carolina Professional Issues
Island, WA University, Greenville, NC Denise Chisholm, PhD, OTR/L,
FAOTA, University of Pittsburgh, Tim Nanof, MSW; Ralph Kohl, both
Level: Introductory Level: Intermediate of American Occupational Therapy
Pittsburgh, PA; Cathy Dolhi, OTD,
This session addresses the need This Short Course will describe OTR/L, FAOTA, Chatham University, Association, Bethesda, MD
to train staff in assisting students how to develop and implement a Pittsburgh, PA Contributing Author: Christina
during sensory breaks, thus in- community-based fall prevention Level: Introductory Metzler
creasing participation in the edu- event. Discussion topics include Level: Introductory
This presentation provides a
cational environment. Through selection of site, evidence-based This session will explore current
prescription and practical strate-
examining this project from fall risk screening tools, exhibi- Federal policy issues critical to
gies for practitioners, managers,
origin, to filming and editing, to tors, resource identification, vol- occupational therapy practice.
and students to support and guide
evaluation, session participants unteer recruitment and training, Focus will be on major federal
occupation-based practice that in-
will learn the steps necessary to advertisement, and funding. policy issues such as Medicare,
tegrates the best research evidence
create training DVDs for their Medicaid, and education.
with clinical expertise and client
own area(s) of practice. 1:45 pm–3:15 pm
1:45 pm–3:15 pm Engaging Mental Health Clients in 1:45 pm–3:15 pm 3:45 pm–5:15 pm
SC 325 CC Lecture Hall Participatory Action Research on SC 331 CC 201B SC 333 CC 102AB
Sensory-Based Feeding and Social Inclusion: Results From Two
Communities of Practice: (AOTA) Developing Leadership
Mealtime Interventions for Children U.K. Studies on Accessing Leisure in
Creating Clinician and Researcher Capacity: From Emerging to
Content Focus: Children & Youth the Community
Partnerships Sustainable Leaders
Jennifer Nash, MOT, OTR/L, Content Focus: Mental Health
Content Focus: General &
University of Washington, Seattle, Wendy Bryant, PhD, DipCOT; Content Focus: General &
Professional Issues
WA Christine Craik, MPhil, DipCOT, Professional Issues
Elizabeth Ridgway, OTD, OTR, C/
Contributing Author: Jessica Feeney, FCOT, both of Brunel University, Timothy Wolf, OTD, OTR/L,
NDT, Albert Einstein College of
MS, CCC-SLP West London, United Kingdom; Washington University, St. Louis,
Medicine, Bronx, NY
Level: Introductory Elizabeth McKay, PhD, DipCOT, MO; Virginia Stoffel, PhD, OT,
University of Limerick, Limerick, Contributing Author: Marie E. BCMH, FAOTA, University of
Children with autism are known Ireland Anzalone, ScD, OTR, FAOTA Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee,
to present with a wide variety of Level: Intermediate WI
Level: Introductory
problematic and challenging feed- To achieve AOTA’s Centennial Vi- Level: Introductory
In two participatory action
ing behaviors related to sensory sion, OT must develop collabora-
research projects, mental health Implicit in our Centennial Vision
differences. This presentation will tive partnerships with clinicians,
clients identified leisure activities desire to be “powerful’ is the need
provide information on sensory- academics, researchers, and
to recommend to others. Eleven for leaders. Leadership needs to
based feeding and mealtime clients to develop theory, knowl-
people were involved in design- be developed and cultivated. The
interventions through a combina- edge, and evidence to translate to
ing a tool and gathering 123 need for leadership within our
tion of lecture and small group practice and real life situations.
responses. Responses indicated di- profession, specific opportuni-
activities. This course will present models
verse interests, which should form ties AOTA has in place to help
the basis for interventions while for collaborative research and ex- OT practitioners develop their
leadership capacity, and methods

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Saturday, April 16 Afternoon

Tech Day III

3:30 pm–5:00 pm CC 103BC TD 324 TD 326 TD 328
Therapals.com: Where Making Electronic Aids for Daily Living Clinical Applications of
TD 321 Friends Makes a Difference— (EADLs): Current Practice and Telerehabilitation in Occupational
Raising Expectations and Abilities An Online Therapeutic Social Applications Therapy
for Children With Complex Health Community for Parents, Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Content Focus: General &
Needs Professionals, and Children With Disability, & Participation Professional Issues
Content Focus: Children & Youth Special Needs Kathleen Shanfield, MS, OTR/L, Jana Cason, DHS, OTR/L, Spalding
Ynez Peterson, MA, OTR/L; Sharon Content Focus: Children & Youth CVE, ATP, Rancho Los Amigos University, Louisville, KY; Kimberly
Grimstead, OTR/L, both of SECEP Mollie Verdier, COTA/L, Ohio National Rehabilitation Center, Hartmann, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,
REACH Program, Norfolk, VA Occupational Therapy Association, Downey, CA Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT;
Level: Introductory Sidney, OH Level: Introductory Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE,
FAOTA, Boston University, Boston,
Discover how to make single Level: Introductory EADLs can allow independent
MA; Tammy Richmond, MS,
switch access functional for This presentation clearly explains access to lights, TVs, stereos, bed OTR/L, Ultimate Rehab, LLC, Pacific
school activities supporting the benefits, features, and secu- controls, doors, telephones, and Palisades, CA
students with intellectual and rity precautions implemented many other appliances. A variety Level: Introductory
multiple disabilities. We will share into Therapals.com. A detailed of devices will be displayed and
This presentation will highlight
experiences of using the single overview of the animated sensory applications discussed. Resources
clinical applications of telereha-
switch interface to control a vast Therapals characters, the online will be provided.
bilitation in occupational therapy.
array of academic activities. We printable sensory program, and Panelists will demonstrate tech-
will expose participants to a vari- the handwritten letter platform TD 327
nology utilized in telerehabilita-
ety of assistive technology devices will be discussed. Trace Usability Screening Kit tion and share brief examples of
and how they can be used with (TUSK) for Accessibility Evaluation telerehabilitation within various
this population. TD 325 of Products and Environments practice settings.
Utilizing a Web-Based Occupational Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
TD 322 Therapy Intervention To Meet the Disability, & Participation TD 329
Science, Switches, and Beyond Trends in Technology Rochelle Mendonca, PhD, OT;
Using an iPod Touch To Collect Data
Content Focus: Children & Youth Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Roger Smith, PhD, OT, FAOTA,
RESNA Fellow, both of University of on Wheelchair Services
Mary Hager, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA, Disability, & Participation
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Kanawha County Schools, Amy Gneitling; Brett Christensen; Disability, & Participation
Charleston, WV Beth Cardell, MS, OTR/L, all of
Level: Introductory James Lenker, PhD, OTR/L,
Level: Introductory University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
University at Buffalo-SUNY, Buffalo,
Contributing Author: Matthew Jon OTs and designers can use the
This presentation will demon- NY
Christensen TUSK to identify barriers that
strate how low-tech devices can Contributing Authors: Stephen
Level: Introductory people with disabilities encounter
assist students with special needs Sprigle, PhD, PT; Kaitlin Searcy;
when using products and environ- Andrea Chmiel, MS, OTR/L
to be part of the physical science Check simulation is the general
ments and to use this information
class. trend of occupational therapy Level: Introductory
to improve designs. The TUSK is
assessments and interventions The presentation will demonstrate
also useful to educators in higher
pertaining to money management. a new software tool developed
secondary institutions to train
These tasks do not fully represent for the iPod Touch. The software
future health care professionals
clientele that use the Internet to enables clinicians to capture char-
and designers to understand ac-
meet their money management acteristics of devices and client
cessibility barriers.
needs. This presentation presents encounters (e.g., time, nature of
a hands-on web-based technology service) associated with provision
solution to assist in addressing of wheelchair seating and mobil-
this daily activity. ity devices.

available in one’s own context The OT Practice Guidelines for Technology is being used more OTR/L, Seton Hall University, South
will be emphasized. Children and Adolescents with and more in occupational therapy Orange, NJ
Difficulty Processing and Inte- education. Transitioning to a Level: Intermediate
3:45 pm–5:15 pm grating Sensory Information pres- combination of online and face- This course challenges educators
SC 334 CC Lecture Hall ents evidence-based guidelines for to-face instruction is a challenging to investigate and implement: 1)
(AOTA) Using the AOTA Practice OT assessment and intervention but rewarding journey. This pre- neuroscience-based classroom
Guidelines for Children and including evidence in four areas: sentation will share the challenges strategies that enhance cognitive
Adolescents With Difficulty neuroscience, subtypes, outcomes, one university had in making this growth; and 2) technology-based
Processing and Integrating Sensory and performance difficulties. transition. Having graduated two instruction that improve atten-
Information To Enhance Your cohorts, outcome data will also tion, working memory, creativity,
Practice 3:45 pm–5:15 pm be included. abstract thinking, and learning.
Content Focus: Children & Youth SC 335 CC 103A Educators will also explore the
Roseann Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, Hybrid Learning: A Future in 3:45 pm–5:15 pm neuroscientific basis of Bloom’s
FAOTA, Thomas Jefferson University, Occupational Therapy Education SC 336 CC 104AB Revised Taxonomy.
Philadelphia, PA; Renee Watling, Content Focus: Academic & Integrating Neuroplasticity
PhD, OTR/L, University of Puget Fieldwork Education Concepts Into Millennial Education
Sound, Tacoma, WA; Kristie Deborah Marr, ScD; Mary Content Focus: Academic &
Koenig, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, New Corcoran, PhD; Leslie Davidson, Fieldwork Education
York University, New York, NY; MS; Michael Pizzi, PhD, all of
Patricia Davies, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, Meenakshi Iyer, PhD, OTR/L,
Shenandoah University, Winchester, University of Missouri, Columbia,
Colorado State University, Fort VA
Collins, CO MO; Elizabeth Torcivia, PhD,
Level: Intermediate
Level: Intermediate

90 AOTA’s 2011 Annual Conference & Expo

Afternoon Saturday, April 16

3:45 pm–5:15 pm hand. This presentation describes 3:45 pm–5:15 pm 3:45 pm–5:15 pm
SC 337 CC 106AB the development of a dynamic SC 343 CC 113C SC 346 CC 202AB
Occupational Therapy Practice low-profile digit extension splint The Implementation of a Clinical Family-Centered Care and
in an Academic Medical Center to promote functional integration Perceptual Learning Module for Siblings of Children With an ASD:
Environment: Concurrently Defining of the hemiparetic hand during Occupational Therapists Challenges and Opportunities for
Our Work and Pushing the activities of daily living. Occupational Therapy
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
Boundaries Disability, & Participation Content Focus: Children & Youth
3:45 pm–5:15 pm
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Steve Van Lew, MS, OT/L; Daniel Heather Kuhaneck, MS, OTR/L,
Disability, & Participation
SC 340 CC 113B Geller, MS, OTR/L; Christina Blick, FAOTA, Sacred Heart University,
Katie Jordan, OTD, OTR/L; Identify the Most Critical MS, OTR/L; Rachel Feld-Glazman, Southington, CT; Sarah Yeaton, MS,
Kathleen Gross, MA, OTR/L; Determinants of Whether a Client MS, OTR/L, all of New York OTR/L, Learning Prep School, West
Camille Dieterle, OTD, OTR/L, all Is Fit-To-Drive University Langone Medical Center, Newton, MA; Debra Widman, MS,
of University of Southern California, Content Focus: Rehabilitation, New York, NY OTR, OT2GO, Brookfield, CT
Los Angeles, CA Disability, & Participation Level: Intermediate Level: Introductory
Level: Introductory Anne Dickerson, PhD, OTR/L, This presentation will discuss After examining the complex
As the University of Southern FAOTA, East Carolina University, practical methods for the develop- patterns of family response to a
California (USC) has become an Greenville, NC ment and implementation of child with a disability, principles
academic medical center, and the Level: Advanced a two level clinical perceptual of family-centered care will be
walls of the traditional hospital We will critically examine the learning module for occupational applied to occupational therapy
environment have expanded, the process used to make decisions therapists. Teaching methods assessment and intervention.
faculty of the USC Division of concerning fitness-to-drive. A sur- including video case studies, lec- Through case examples, par-
Occupational Science and Oc- vey targeted all specialists on the ture series, group and one-to-one ticipants will generate program
cupational Therapy have learned ADED and AOTA sites. Attendees mentoring will be discussed. ideas that are evidence-based and
much about defining occupational will compare their assessment helpful to siblings and families of
therapy practice while concur- procedures to other specialists. 3:45 pm–5:15 pm children with an autism spectrum
rently pushing the boundaries Discussion will focus on determi- SC 344 CC 201A disorder (ASD).
into emerging areas of practice. nants of fitness-to-drive and best Supporting Caregivers in Their
tools based on available evidence Management of Complex Feeding 3:45 pm–5:15 pm
3:45 pm–5:15 pm for making decisions. Problems SC 347 CC 111AB
SC 338 CC 112AB Content Focus: Children & Youth DIR/Floortime: Not Just on the
Mobile Computer Therapy: 3:45 pm–5:15 pm Christina Edelbrock, MA, OTR/L, Floor
Exploring Client Roles, Maximizing SC 341 CC 204A BCP; Janice Flegle, MA, OTR/L, Content Focus: Children & Youth
Acute Care Goals Using Everyday Occupations To BCP; Carla Christenson, OTR/L, all Eleanor Ham, MS, OTR/L;
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Promote Neuroplasticity of University of Nebraska Medical Katherine Judge, MS, OTR/L;
Disability, & Participation Content Focus: Rehabilitation, Center, Omaha, NE Jessica Nuffer, MA, OTR/L; Jake
Douglas Rakoski, MA, OTR/L, Disability, & Participation Contributing Authors: Kathleen Greenspan; Tim Bleecker; Michelle
ATP; Mary Whitehouse-Barber, Guy McCormack, PhD, OTR/L, Keller, MA, OTR/L, BCP; Brooque Diaz, MS, all of DIR Support
OTR/L; Sandra Dodge, COTA, all FAOTA, Samuel Merritt University, Ellis, OTD, OTR/L; Janice Flegle, Services, Bethesda, MD
of University of Michigan Health Oakland, CA MA, OTR/L, BCP Level: Introductory
Systems, Ann Arbor, MI Level: Intermediate Level: Intermediate As the number of children
Level: Introductory This Short Course will describe Presenters will provide video case with developmental challenges
The goal of computer therapy is the growing evidence that every vignettes to illustrate individual increases, it is essential that oc-
to provide exceptional therapy day occupations promote neu- and group intervention strategies cupational therapists continue to
services to all acute care clients, roplasticity. The neuroscience used to support caregiver’s man- provide high quality occupation-
regardless of their mobility status. literature provides direct and agement of children with complex based intervention. This presenta-
Computer-based therapy offers practical evidence to support the feeding problems in home, school, tion describes basics of the DIR/
innovative tools to improve premise of occupational therapy and clinic settings. Evidence Floortime model, the relevance to
strength, coordination, and practice. supporting the interventions OT, and how concepts from this
cognition. Participants will gain described will be offered. model are utilized to benefit their
the knowledge of how to grade 3:45 pm–5:15 pm clients.
and document computer tasks in SC 342 CC 204C 3:45 pm–5:15 pm
terms of functional outcomes. SC 345 CC 110AB 3:45 pm–5:15 pm
Occupational Therapy for the ALS
Patient: Acute Care and Beyond Practical Strategies for Mental SC 348 CC 109AB
3:45 pm–5:15 pm Health Promotion in Children and “Pinch by Pinch, Row by Row,
Content Focus: Rehabilitation,
SC 339 CC 107AB Disability, & Participation Youth We’re Gonna Help This Classroom
The Use of a Functional Digit Kendra Sheard, OTR/L, University Content Focus: Children & Youth Grow”
Extension Splint To Promote the of Virginia Medical Center, Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, Content Focus: Children & Youth
Integration of the Hemiparaetic Charlottesville, VA FAOTA, Cleveland State University, Michelle Brown, MOT, OTR/L,
Hand During Activities of Daily Level: Introductory Cleveland, OH BCP; Joanne Miller, COTA/L,
Living Level: Introductory both of Worcester Public Schools,
This presentation focuses on
Content Focus: Rehabilitation, This presentation will emphasize Worcester, MA
understanding the disease process
Disability, & Participation and resulting functional deficits helping all children develop men- Level: Introductory
Joseph Padova, OTR/L; Courtney in amyotrophic lateral sclero- tal health, reflected in positive The Response to Intervention
Knobl, MS, OTR/L, both of sis (ALS). Emphasis is given effect, positive psychological and Model (RtI) has mandated that a
MossRehab, Elkins Park, PA social functioning, productive student’s needs be addressed prior
to developing appropriate and
Level: Intermediate client-centered plans of care and activities, and resilience. Practical to referral to special ed