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Online OT Event (March 17-20, 2015)

Thanks to everyone who attended our Online OT Event. Recordings and slides are now available on our recordings page and we have included a selection of your tweets regarding the event at the bottom of this page. If you'd like to tweet about the event, please use #OTLearn.

 

  Tue 17th March Session 1 Wed 18th March Session 1

Thur 19th March Session 2

Fri 20th March Session 1
Time 2pm-3pm 10am-11am 10am-11am  10am-11am 
Title Understanding Developmental Coordination Disorder Pearson Assessment: Overview of OT assessments Measuring Independent Living and Participation in Older People: Choosing the Right Assessment Tool for the Job.  Handwriting difficulties in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder
Presenter(s) Professor Anna Barnett Claire Parsons Shelley Hughes, SROT Mellissa Prunty
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  Tues 17th March Session 2 Wed 18th
March Session 2
Thurs 19th March Session 2   
Time 4pm-5pm 11am-12 midday 4pm-5pm  
Title  Why Cogmed Matters for Traumatic Brain Injury Intervention in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: Working with Professionals and Parents Writing outcomes for Education, Health and Care Plans: An occupational therapy perspective  
Presenter(s) Alison Winter Professor David Sugden Karina Dancza  
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    Wed 18th
March Session 3
   
Time   12 midday-1pm    
Title   Sensory Profile 2: Research Overview and Applications for Practice    
Presenter(s)   Shelley Hughes, SROT    
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    Wed 18th March Session 4    
Time   6-7pm    
Title   The OT journey: from university application to new practitioner, hints and tips from a newly qualified OT.    
Presenter(s)   Helen Hampson    
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Tuesday 17th March

Date / Time: March 17, 2pm-3pm (Session 1)

Professor Anna BarnettPresenter(s): Professor Anna Barnett

Title / Synopsis: Understanding Developmental Coordination Disorder

Register: Thanks to all who attended this webinar - the recording and slides are now available on our recordings page.

Abstract: Movement skills are a fundamental aspect of human behaviour, enabling us to perform everyday tasks, to express ourselves and to maintain our health and well-being. However, some children lack the movement skills they need to cope with the everyday demands of home and school, despite normal sensory, intellectual and neurological development.

Sometimes referred to as “dyspraxia” or “clumsiness”, this condition is more properly called Developmental  Coordination Disorder (DCD). In this 45 minute webinar Anna will draw on her own research to illustrate how psychologists have contributed to understanding this condition. This includes the development of assessment tools to measure levels of motor performance, the detailed examination of specific movement tasks in the laboratory setting and listening to children and parents to understand the impact of the condition on a child’s level of physical activity. An additional 15 minutes will be made available at the end of the presentation to ask questions.

 

 

Date / Time: March 17, 4pm-5pm (Session 2)

Alison WinterPresenter(s): Alison Winter

Title / Synopsis: Why Cogmed Matters for Traumatic Brain Injury

Register: Thanks to all who attended this webinar - the recording and slides are now available on our recordings page.

Abstract: This webinar is focused upon the research and studies in which stroke, acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury patients completed Cogmed and the effects the program had on them. We will consider for adults what factors are related to return to work successfully. For children we will consider how TBI’s effects on working memory affect their return to learn in school. This session will also include an overview of how working memory can affect an individuals quality of life.

This presentation should last no longer than 45 minutes and there will be an opportunity for a Q&A at the end of the session.

 

  

Wednesday 18th March

Date / Time: March 18, 10am-11am (Session 1)

Claire ParsonsPresenter(s): Claire Parsons

Title / Synopsis: Pearson Assessment: Overview of OT assessments

Register: Thanks to all who attended this webinar - the recording and slides are now available on our recordings page.

Abstract: This 45 minute presentation will cover an overview of assessments related to your work as an occupational therapist, including the new ABAS-3, Sensory Profile 2 and BASC-3. As well as some of our well known assessments; RBMT-3 and Rookwood driving battery. There will also be a section on the training we offer, and time at the end for questions.

 

Date / Time: March 18, 11am-12midday (Session  2)

Professor David SugdenPresenter(s): Professor David Sugden

Title / Synopsis: Intervention in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder: Working with Professionals and Parents

Register: Thanks to all who attended this webinar - the recording and slides are now available on our recordings page.

Abstract: This talk examines the evidence from research and professional practice surrounding support and intervention in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD).

Its main theme is that support and intervention are multifaceted, with various individuals involved are engaged in overlapping yet differing roles. These individuals include parents and families, educationalists, health professionals and community members. Two overriding themes are described and analysed. First, in order for any child to improve their movement skills, participation is essential.

To achieve this, the social and environmental social context needs to accommodate differences in children. This involves a nest set of concepts in the environment moving from the wider social and environmental policy context to the narrower child-person interaction. The ecology of the child’s participation and how it can be enhanced is the first part of the talk. The second and major part involves learning of movement skills once participation is achieved.

Learning involves a set of concepts ranging from accurate assessment through the teaching of specific skills, to the crucially important generalisation of these skills. Types of skills, methods of presentation, child choices, principles of learning and development and the personnel involved are all analysed and discussed. 

 

 

Shelley HughesDate / Time: March 18, 12midday-1pm (Session 3)

Presenter(s): Shelley Hughes, SROT

Title / Synopsis: Sensory Profile 2: Research Overview and Applications for Practice

Register: Thanks to all who attended this webinar - the recording and slides are now available on our recordings page.

Abstract: The Sensory Profile 2 family of assessments (for children from birth to 14 years) provides a set of standardised tools to evaluate a child’s sensory processing patterns in the context of everyday life. Using a strengths based approach these questionnaires can help you determine how sensory processing may be contributing to or interfering with the child’s participation in everyday tasks.

This 45 minute webinar will provide an overview of the research process underlying the newly published Sensory Profile 2, and a brief insight into clinical applications with case study presentations. 

By joining this session attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • Dunn's Sensory Processing Framework - a theoretical update upon which the Sensory Profile 2 is based
  • Key updates from the previous Sensory Profile family of assessments to the new Sensory Profile 2
  • The research and development process for the Sensory Profile 2
  • Case study applications for the Sensory Profile 2
  • Strength based approaches to assessment and planning, as used in the Sensory Profile 2

An additional 15 minutes will be made available at the end of the presentation to ask questions. 

 

Date / Time: March 18, 6pm-7pm (Session 4)

Helen HampsonPresenter(s): Helen Hampson

Title / Synopsis: The OT journey: from university application to new practitioner, hints and tips from a newly qualified OT.

Register: Thanks to all who attended this webinar - the recording and slides are now available on our recordings page.

Abstract: Helen Hampson is the author of the blog "The OT process" which is a light-hearted account of the journey from student to practitioner where she offers advice to students and newly qualified OTs based on her experiences. In this webinar Helen will provide an insight into the journey to becoming an OT, including: 

  • Applying to an OT course - Shadowing, personal statements, open days, interviews 
  • Making the most of uni - jobs, volunteering, extra curricular activities, blogging and support 
  • Going on placement - surviving placement, hints and tips 
  • Surviving the final year - surviving the stress: being kind to yourself, mindfullness, looking after your wellbeing 
  • Getting your first job - job applications, locuming, interviews 
  • Your first job - from novice to being less of a novice, honing your initial interviews. 
  • Career Development - CPD and career goals.   

Time will be made available at the end of the presentation for Q&A.

 

Thursday 19th March

Shelley HughesDate / Time: March 19, 10-11am (Session 1)

Presenter(s): Shelley Hughes, SROT

Title / Synopsis: Measuring Independent Living and Participation in Older People: Choosing the Right Assessment Tool for the Job.

Register: Thanks to all who attended this webinar - the recording and slides are now available on our recordings page.

Abstract: With today’s increasing aging population, strained resources and the need to be evidence based in our practice, choosing the right tool for the job is a vital step in the clinical reasoning process.

With a focus on working with the older adult population, this 45 minute session will present several recently developed standardised assessments in the areas of independent living, cognition, and motor functioning. Shelley Hughes - the Occupational Therapist presenting this session will focus on the development and clinical utility of these assessments namely: 

  • The Bruininks Motor Ability Test
  • The Functional Living Scales
  • The Brief Cognitive Status Exam 

By joining this session attendees will gain an understanding of: 

  • The research process for these assessments
  • Clinical applications of these assessments
  • Key benefits for practice 

An additional 15 minutes will be made available at the end of the presentation for Q&A.

 

Date / Time: March 19, 4pm-5pm, (Session 2)

Karina DanczaPresenter(s): Karina Dancza (Professional Advisor for Children and Young People, BAOT COT)

Title / Synopsis: Writing outcomes for Education, Health and Care Plans: An occupational therapy perspective

Register: Thanks to all who attended this webinar - the recording and slides are now available on our recordings page.

Abstract: Occupational therapy play a significant role in supporting the occupations of children and young people in education settings. This session is aimed at people working with children who contribute to children’s Education, Health and Care Plans in health and social care settings, private practice and educational settings. 

Collegue of Occupational Therapists logoThe new Children and Families Act for England was passed in March 2014 and took effect from September 2014. The code of practice sets out a more individualised and better graduated response to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and a single birth-to-25 education, health and care (EHC) plan. 

The EHC plan places much more emphasis on outcomes for the child or young person and this session will focus on how to determine and document these outcomes.  

  

Friday 20th March 

Date / Time: March 20, 10am-11am (Session 1)

Mellissa PruntyPresenter(s): Mellissa Prunty, Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Title / Synopsis: Handwriting difficulties in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

Register: Thanks to all who attended this webinar - the recording and slides are now available on our recordings page.

Abstract: Children with Developmental coordination Disorder (DCD)/‘dyspraxia’ are often reported to have handwriting that is slow, difficult to read and sometimes painful to produce. This can lead to problems at school, as written work is required in everyday classwork and in most examinations.

Surprisingly little is known about the nature of handwriting difficulties in DCD, leaving health and educational professionals baffled by how best to support them. Mellissa’s PhD aimed to provide a better description of the handwriting difficulties seen in this group, together with an understanding of the underlying mechanisms. The Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting (DASH) played a key role in her investigation of the handwriting product and was used alongside writing tablet technology to examine the temporal aspects of handwriting performance in more detail. Mellissa will discuss the use of the DASH in this presentation and share some key findings from her research. 

 

  

 

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