2018 ILOTA Conference Live Streaming

Friday, September 21, 2018

Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market

3213 S. Park Avenue

Herrin, Illinois   62948


8:00am-6:45pm (registration and breakfast at 7:00am)

 Registration Fees through 9/15: 
Members $60
Non-Members $90
Students $30
Registration Fees after 9/15:
Members $75
Non-Members $100
Students $40


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Check in, continental breakfast


F1: Connecting the Dots: Handwriting as a Foundation for Meaningful Occupation

Speaker(s): Colleen McDonald OTR/L

Content Area(s): Schools, Pediatrics

Course Description: For better or worse, occupational therapists working in schools are sought out as handwriting experts. Though OT's are trained to deal primarily with the motor piece of the handwriting puzzle, we understand that handwriting is not simply an isolated mechanical skill but requires a complex set of abilities. And we appreciate that handwriting is not only the basis for academic pursuits but is also the foundation for a lifetime occupation, providing us with a variety of skills for use across environments and serving as a satisfying activity of choice that can deepen our connections to ourselves and others. To transform students into writers, efforts to develop motor skills for handwriting need to be wedded to literacy development, handwriting and writing instruction, supervised practice, and participation in meaningful writing activities as part of a community of writers. This workshop will highlight the relationship between reading and both handwriting and writing; the developmental progression of handwriting and writing skills; Common Core standards; research and best practices in handwriting instruction and intervention; high interest writing activities; and adaptations and modifications for the writing process; its purpose is to enhance your ability to provide intervention, consultation, and collaborative service that promotes handwriting development as a springboard for enhanced functioning and quality of life, in school and beyond. 3 CEU


F12; Providing Independence in the home for Aging in Place

Speaker(s): Deanie Loconte OTR/L

Contributing Authors: Rob Horkheimer MPT, CAPS, CEAC, ECHM

Content Area(s): Community Practice, Geriatrics

Course Description: We will educate Occupational Therapist on what is available for the home environment to assist clients with Aging in Place. This is defined by the CDC as “the ability to lives in one's home and community safely independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level”. Tips of our trade will be integrated with knowledge of knowing when major changes in the home need to be made. Resources for home design and specialized equipment will be included with our presentation. 1.5 CEU

Lunch Break on your own 12:45pm-1:30pm


F20: Ethical Dilemma in Practice: How to Support a Person’s Right To Go Home When Our Measures Say They “Shouldn’t”
Speaker(s): Lisa Mahaffey PhD, OTR/L
Content Area(s): Ethics, General
Course Description: Occupational therapy practitioners are often in a position to determine a person’s capacity for going home after hospitalization.  This 90-minute session will touch on the ethical considerations that are an unavoidable aspect of discharge planning with shorten length of hospital stays.  The session will touch on disability rights, the dignity of risk, and the value of interdependence over independence. After completing this course, attendees will have met the state’s ethics course requirement for this license renewal period. 1.5CEU


F27; Through the Eyes of Occupational Therapy: Addressing Oculomotor and Visual Perceptual Dysfunction Across the Lifespan

Speaker(s): Beverly Menninger MA, OTR/L, Kelly Frystak MOTR/L, IOTA

Content Area(s): Adult Physical Disabilities, Pediatrics

Course Description: This course utilizes current research and clinical experiences to identify the impact visual perceptual and oculomotor deficits have on the client’s occupational performance throughout the lifespan. This course will cover how occupational therapists are able to assess visual skills; identify and begin to address deficits that affect functional ability; the role and scope of practice of the occupational therapist when addressing visual dysfunction; and collaboration with and referral to appropriate eye care professionals throughout the rehabilitation process from childhood to old age. 1.5 CEU


Keynote address with Amy Lamb OTD, OT/L, FAOTA, 1.5CEU

Total CE 9 hours full attendance. Schedule subject to change.
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Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market

3213 S. Park Avenue

Herrin, Illinois   62948