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Occupational Participation - The Core of the OT Profession

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First Annual Conference on Occupational Justice and Participation

Friday, May 16, 2014
Center for Health Sciences Education
1320 W. Lombard, Davenport

For occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students, and occupational therapy assistant students.

Supporting health and participation in life through occupation is the core of the occupational therapy profession. This day-long conference will explore ways to re-invigorate occupational participation as a method in all practice settings and consider trends in practice, healthcare law, and reimbursement.

Participants will see and experience various modifications, adaptations, and technology while touring Jim's Place (an innovative home with independent living solutions), and in breakout sessions focused on low vision assessment and tablet apps.


8:30 a.m. Registration

9 - 11:30 a.m. Occupational Participation: The Core of the OT Profession
Morning Session Presenters and Objectives
Brenda Hughes, MA, OTR/L
Lynn Kilburg, DHSc, MBA, OTR/L
Erin Phillips, MSOT, OTR/L, CYT
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• Define occupational justice and occupational participation and identify their connection to the historical roots of the occupational therapy profession and Occupational Therapy Practice Framework.
• Describe the opportunities for OT grounded in "occupational participation" under the Affordable Care Act and in current trends toward primary care teams and community care to support successful community living.
• List three ways to incorporate care grounded in "occupational participation" into the current practice models and reimbursement structures.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)

12:30 - 4 p.m. Supporting Participation through Modification, Adaptation, and Technology
Afternoon Session Presenters and Objectives
Jill Schmidt, OTD, OTR/L
Jon Turnquist, MOL, OTR/L, ATP
Terry Schlabach, PhD, OTR/L, BCP
Christine Urish, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA
Katie Jo Wedeking, MOT, OTR/L
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12:30-2 p.m.

• Jim's Place Tour: Tour a home with innovative low- to high-tech solutions to support participation in occupation for people of all ages. 

2 - 3:30 p.m. BREAK-OUT SESSIONS
* Low Vision: Identify two evaluation tools to assist with evaluation and treatment interventions to support individuals with low vision conditions.
* "There's an app for that": Identify three ways to support occupational participation with all ages through modification, adaptation or technology.
* Implementing Low to High Tech Adaptations in OT Practice: Understand how OT's can incorporate Environmental Control Devices and other low to high tech adaptations into their practice options and identify resources within health organizations that can support this approach.

3:30-4 p.m.
Questions and discussion