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Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach
Welcome to the ALOTA 2017 reservation site!
A block of rooms has been reserved for September 21, 2017 – September 24, 2017. The special room rate will be available until August 31st or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Booking a reservation from our site is simple. To begin the process, click on the link below to receive the ALOTA preferred rate.
See you at the Hampton Inn & Suites Orange Beach in September!
2017 ALOTA Fall Conference
Early-Bird Registration Now Open!
Registration is now open for the 2017 ALOTA Fall Conference, being held September 22nd – 24th in Orange Beach, AL.
Take advantage of this special rate to reserve your spot along with fellow OTs, OTAs, and students. Together we will learn about practical clinical skills, evidence-based research, and discuss current and prospective changes to health care at the national and state levels, including how these changes could impact practice in our state. Early-bird registration ends July 31st!
Tentative Agenda Includes:
|Clinical Practice Skills|
|Melissa Bearden||Using Sensory-Based Interventions in the Psychiatric Setting|
|Catie Etka||The Lyme Maze: Navigating Treatment and Building Awareness|
|Sherry Kolodziejczak||AARP Driver Safety Programs: Smart Driver Course, CarFit, WNTT|
|Brandon Seigel||Optimizing Early Intervention Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration|
|Jason Vice||Safe Driving for Individuals with Low Vision and Brain Injury|
|Donna Wooster||Fathers of Children with Autism|
|R. Ashcraft & V. McCurry||Alabama Government Affairs Update|
|Chuck Wilmarth (AOTA)||Health Care Reform Implementation and State Health Policy|
|Brandon Siegel||Next Gen OTs: Crushing Your Career Goals|
|Deek Cunningham||Elie McKibben Lecutreship|
|ALOTA Business Meeting||Open to members/public|
|2 Poster Sessions will be held: Friday afternoon and Saturday morning for CE credit.|
EARN UP TO 16 CEUs!
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
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 Boston – email@example.com
Company Website: https://www.motivationsceu.com/