FOTA18 Schedule





14 CEs available! 1 or 2-day registrations.

At a Glance | Friday Schedule | Saturday Schedule | Schedule PDF

Conference at a Glance

Friday, October 26, 2018
7am Registration
8am - 11 am Education Sessions
9am: Student Poster Session 1
11am: Welcome & Keynote Address
12pm: Lunch
1pm - 5:30pm Education Sessions
2pm: Professional Posters
4pm: Student Posters 2
Saturday, October 27, 2018
7am Registration
8am-11am Education Sessions
10am: Student Poster 3
11am: Membership Meeting & Award Ceremony
12pm: Lunch
12:30 pm Student Poster Awards
1pm-4pm Education Sessions
1pm: Professional Posters
4pm: Conference concludes


Friday, October 26, 2018 - Work Shops

8:00 am to 9:50 am

  • NBCOT®: Strategies for Certification Success
  • VAMPS, the New Visual Activity, Motor, Postural, and Sensorimotor Assessment
  • Vehicle automation for medically at-risk drivers: Opportunities and challenges
  • Incorporating Evidence-Based Practice into Fieldwork Experiences
  • Occupational Therapy in Early Childhood Transitions: Supporting Children and Families

2:00 pm to 3:50 pm

  • Go Baby Go
  • Driving and Community Mobility: Occupational Therapy Practitioner Roles in Driving Rehabilitation Program
  • Lymphedema - an under identified issue in routine occupational therapy practice.
  • Medical Errors
  • A case based look at proprioceptive rehabilitation following trauma to the UE

Friday, October 26, 2018 – Short Courses

10:00 am – 10:50 am

  • Pick your Partners: Teacher, PT, and OT collaboration in schools
  • Implicit Bias: Educational and Professional Implications for Application to Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Improving quality of life using interdisciplinary collaborations for patient centered care within specialty individualized memory care programs
  • Thought Bubbles: Making Clinical Reasoning More Visible to Fieldwork Students

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

  • Sexuality and Intimacy after a Spinal Cord Injury
  • How to Write Evidence-Based Practice Manuscripts for Journal Publication
  • Training in Oral Care with Persons with Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Leadership and Engagement: Readiness and Willingness to Lead

4:30 pm – 5:20 pm

  • Empowering Leadership: Our State Association's Leadership Development Program
  • The School Based Occupational Therapy Assessment: Using the Occupational Profile and Other Tools to Capture Relevant Data
  • Trauma-informed community-based occupational therapy: A practice model used with children and youth receiving out-patient psychological services
  • SOTA Leaders Network

Friday, October 26, 2018 -  Conversations That Matter

  • 8–8:50 am          Meeting AOTAs Vison 2025 with Experiential Education Labs
  • 9-9:50 am          Exchange of ideas on innovative Apps that practitioners have found to promote health and occupational engagement
  • 10-10:50 am      Addressing abuse and violence during home and community occupational therapy visits
  • 1-1:50 pm          Quick Way to Use Evidence in Your Practice
  • 2-2:50 pm         The Rising Suicide Rate in Baby Boomers and the Unique Role of Occupational Therapy
  • 3-3:50 pm          Beyond Pulse, Parkland, & Other Incidents: Conversations about Health Effects, Disruptions, Opportunities, & Resources
  • 4:30-5:20 pm     Ethical Dilemmas That Arise in Everyday OT Practice

Friday, October 26, 2018 – Professional Posters Session 1
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • A climate of crisis in Mental Health post Parkland: How to Optimize and Advocate for the Use of Mental Health Approaches in School Based OT
  • Characteristics of Older Adults Facilitating Aging-in-Place
  • Developing a Computer Based Training: Florida Department of Transportation Teen Distracted Driving Initiative
  • Driving Intervention for Returning Combat Veterans: Interim Findings of a Randomized Control Trial
  • Effectiveness of home-based constraint-induced movement therapy on upper limb function in children with cerebral palsy
  • Focus on Letter Size to Teach, Remediate, Embed and Measure Handwriting Progress so you can Graduate Students as Neat Printers already!
  • Linking the Pieces Between Sensory and Processing
  • Sensory Processing in Adults in Mental Health
  • The Effects of a Structured Coping Strategy Program for Graduate Occupational Therapy Students
  • The Effects of Sensory Integration Interventions for handwriting remediation for elementary age children: Perspectives from Puerto Rico
  • The Impact of Our Click Click World
  • The Role of Occupational Therapy in Pediatric Callosal Agenesis: A Systematic Review
  • Understanding deep work, attention residue and optimal occupational performance
  • Variables that affect handwriting skill acquisition among first and second graders
  • Work-related obstacles after mental illness: How do the clients think?
Friday, October 26, 2018 -  Student  Posters
  • 10:00 am-11:00 am               Student Poster Session 1
  • 4:00 pm -5:00  pm                 Student Poster Session 2


Saturday October 27, 2018
8:00 am – 9:50 am

  • Laws & Rules
  • Connecting Applied Behavior Analysis to Occupational Therapy... Can't We All Just Get Along?
  • Implementation of the Allen Scale into Clinical Practice
  • Neurogenic bowel and bladder education: Training therapists on how to instruct their patients to perform bowel and bladder programs properly
  • The Role of Occupational Therapy in Diabetes
  • Pediatric Mental Health Make and Take (Supplemental to Mental Health in Pediatric Occupational Therapy)
  •  NBCOT Navigator®: The Next Era in Continuing Competency

2:00 pm – 3:50 pm

  • Sorting it All Out with Therapy, Emotional, and Service Dogs: The Who, What, When, Where, Why, and Wow!
  • Adult Day Service Center: A Viable Long-Term Care and Level II Field Work Option
  • Older adults in recovery from addiction: realities and remediation of cognition loss
  • Is it Sensory or Behavior, That's the Question
  • Innovative and Collaborative Fieldwork Experiences
  • Using Clinical Guidelines and Patient Decision Aids in your OT Practice
  • School as a Sensory Experience- Creating Sensory Smart Classroom for our Children

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Short Courses
10:00 am – 10:50 am

  •  Implementing Community Outings Across the Continuum of Care
  • Improving Engagement and Leadership in OT Associations for Students, New Grads, & Practitioners.
  • Rett Syndrome and aging, from a parent's perspective
  • Essential Oils for Pain, Inflammation and Joint/Muscular Conditions
  • Florida Resources for Maintaining Safe Mobility
  •  Supporting College Student Mental Health to Enhance Occupational Performance in Classroom, Lab, and Fieldwork

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

  • The Intersection of Current Trends in Occupational Therapy: Establishing a Wellness and Prevention Practice for Baby Boomers in a Community Setting
  • Handwriting Hacks & Playful Strategies to Remedy Preschool Pressure
  • Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure: Clinical Utility for Occupational therapists identifying at-risk older drivers
  • Provision and need for low vision Occupational therapy intervention in children with amblyopia: Caregiver perspectives
  • Flick of the Wrist
  • Strategies for managing multidimensional time-related challenges for college students with learning and attention disorders

Saturday October 27, 2018 – Conversations That Matter

  • 8-8:50 am         Adding to the Psychosocial Observation-Based Assessment Toolbox for Individuals with Challenging Behaviors: Providing Choice
  • 9-9:50 am         Working Together as Pediatric Therapists
  • 10-10:50 am     The Role of Occupational Therapy in Upper Extremity Amputation
  • 1-:50 pm           Productivity Demands and Professional Clinical Ethics: Resolving Dilemmas
  • 2-2:50 pm         Introduction to the OTD Capstone Experience & Capstone Innovations
  • 3-3:50 pm         How is your occupational balance? Conversations about occupations, health and well-being

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Professional Posters Session 2
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

  • A Frame of Reference for Enhancing Client-Centered Goal Setting in Pre-Vocational Training for Adolescents with Autism
  • A Survey of Client Experiences with Orthotics Using the QUEST 2.0
  • Caseload to Workload: Building Empirically-validated, Stakeholder-informed, Manualized Interventions for School and Community Practice
  • Collaborating with rural families with autism gives a them voice in setting occupational therapy research priorities
  • Effect of Education on Healthcare Practitioner Assessment and Management of Neonatal Pain
  • Effects of Significant Home Clutter n Occupational Performance, Safety, and Accessibility
  • Fine Motor Foundations- The Building Blocks to Successful Handwriting
  • Hippotherapy and Equine-Assisted Therapy from the professional’s perspective: A Survey Study
  • Knowledge about occupations and learning disabilities supports mentors as co-regulators for college students with disabilities
  • Meditation for Health, Healing, & Happiness
  • More Than Friends: Professional Use of an Occupational Therapy Facebook Group
  • Occupational Therapy & One Goal Summer Conference
  • Online Teaching in Occupational Therapy: The Four-Perspective Framework
  • The effects of sensory modulation therapy on patients with depression and anxiety disorders
  • Utility of the Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure's for identifying at-risk older drivers
Saturday October 27, 2018 – Student Posters
  • 10:00-11:00 am     Student Posters Session 3
  • 12:30 pm               Student Poster Awards
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