Fall Conference Recap

Fall Conference Recap

2017 ALOTA Fall Conference

RECAP

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Thank you to all of the presenters, practitioners, students and exhibitors who joined us for for the 2017 ALOTA Fall Conference on September 22 – 24, 2017 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Orange Beach, AL. 

This year’s event was a great success! We had a great lineup of presenters, great weather, and great group of OTs to share the experience with. Members who were unable to attend, we are sorry that you could not make it. Be sure to mark your calendars for our 2018 Spring Conference, being held at Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL on February 24, 2018. Lineup to be announced soon! If you are not a member and would like to join ALOTA, please follow the link to JOIN!

Full Conference Agenda

Conference Objectives

Speaker Biographies


Speaker Presentations

  • Keinee Austin   Facilitating Leadership Practices: Empowering and Inspiring OTs to Perform
  • Catie Etka   The Lyme Maze: Navigating the Road from Diagnosis to Recovery
  • Brandon Seigel  Next Gen OTs: Strategies for Crushing Your Career Goals
  • Branson Seigel  Optimizing Early Intervention Outcomes Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Jason Vice   Safe Driving for Individuals with Low Vision and Brain Injury
  • Chuck Willmarth   Health Care Reform Implementation and State Policy

 

 


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Continuing Education Opportunity

Motivations, Inc. has medical rehabilitation training courses taught by the nation’s leading experts. Our CEU approvals meet State Board Requirements. We are offering an upcoming course for Occupational Therapists.

 

Course #306 Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: A Medical, Motor, Behavioral Approach

 

Course Summary

Research indicates that the prevalence of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders is 80% in the special needs population and 20% in typically developing children. Therefore, most pediatric clinicians will encounter this disorder in some for or another. Feeding disorders come in all shapes and sizes, such as coughing/choking during meals, poor oral-motor skill acquisition, food refusal, oral aversion, G-Tube dependence and more. One must be versed in oral-motor and swallowing techniques, respiration, GI issues, nutrition, motor/postural alignment, and behavior strategies.

This is a two-day course focusing on how to approach pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, how to diagnose and prioritize treatment options, and ensure successful outcomes for you and your patients. Day one will concentrate on medical and nutritional intervention strategies, while day two will focus on evaluation and therapeutic intervention. If children are available, there will be 1-2 live evaluations.

 

Location and Date:  Tuscaloosa, AL  –  University of Alabama   September 23 – 24, 2017

Registration Contact:  Scott Bostonadmin@motivationsceu.com

Registration Link:  http://www.cvent.com/events/-306-pediatric-feeding-and-swallowing-disorders-a-medical-motor-behavioral-approach/event-summary-dc07cc9a49c24b5b97f55450d3904ac3.aspx?Refid=123

Company Website:  https://www.motivationsceu.com/

 

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