Practical, Feasible and Easily Digestible: Strategies to Enhance Therapists...
Dates: November 4-5, 2016
Instructor: Hope Caracci, OTR/L, OTD, SIPT
Who should attend:
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists
At the core of learning skills such as functional communication, safe environmental manipulation, or activities of daily living (ADL) is having the internal drive to do so. Unfortunately, children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), ranging from minimal to severe, often lack intrinsic motivation. Course participants will explore the underpinnings of ASD, new DSM-V criteria, and how recent changes are affecting rehabilitation service delivery. This knowledge will assist participants to reflect on and optimize their clinical and pragmatic reasoning to perform a client-centered functional evaluation that is evidence-based. Emphasis will be on how to improve home carry-over by creating a realistic plan of care individual to the client, which is achievable within a specific timeframe and includes well-timed, behavior specific feedback. Participants will learn how to identify therapeutic tools and activities that may be effective when combined with internal motivation, because the activities are meaningful to the client. Further, because some individuals with ASD exhibit aggressive behaviors that limit successful intervention, participants will learn how to manage aggressive behaviors (e.g., hitting and biting) while ensuring the welfare of their clients. In a lab setting, participants will practice these techniques and engage in dynamic, multimodal learning, to include videos and case studies. Participants will also enjoy a make-and-take activity, leaving the course with a tangible therapeutic tool that may be integrated into practice to encourage intrinsic motivation in clients with ASD.
Course Level: Intermediate
Method of Instruction:
PowerPoint Lecture, Videotape, Lab with Case Studies, Group Work
CEUs/State Approvals: 15 hours/1.5 CEUs
Applications have been submitted to the following state boards:
Maryland - Approved by the Maryland Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 15.0 Hours; Approval #:2016:096
Delaware - Approved by the State of Delaware Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 15.0 Hours
Maryland - Pending approval
Pennsylvania - Approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 15.0 Hours; Approval #PTCE009715
New Jersey - Approved by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 15.0 Hours; Approval #NJBPTE2016-1159
West Virginia - Approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 15.0 Hours; Approval #EPIC-F16-03
The Pennsylvania OT Board, Virginia PT and OT Board, and the Delaware PT Board accept board approval from any other state.
Care Resources (Epic Developmental Services) is an Approved Provider for the New York PT Board.
This course is offered for 1.5 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial: Hope Caracci receives honoraria from Epic Developmental Services for the presentation of this course.
Non-financial: Hope Caracci has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
About the Instructor:
Hope Caracci, OTR/L, OTD, SIPT, has 17 years of experience as an occupational therapist with 13 of those years devoted to children. She specializes in treating children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder. Hope’s focus has also been on bridging the gap between evidence-based practice and the realities of practicing in the rehabilitation field. Hope also has a strong foundation in the areas of teaching and mentorship. Her knowledge of EBP, day-to-day practice, and teaching are a key component to her success in presenting at the local, state, and national level. Hope recently presented on topics such as EBP, episodic care, mentorship, and leadership at 2016 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. She has also authored a publication regarding bridging the gap between EBP and the practicing clinician, and serves on Eastern Virginia Medical Schools’ International Review Board. Hope is certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), is a Basic Life Support instructor and a Certified Crisis Prevention and Intervention Instructor.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Participants will define ASD as it relates to DSM-V criteria.
• Participants will define intrinsic motivation and internal drive, and compare and contrast the concepts with external motivation.
• Participants will explain why optimizing a client’s intrinsic motivation may improve carry-over and generalizability across multiple settings.
• Participants will apply a client and family-centered theory to create a realistic plan of care that promotes carry-over in the home and community.
• Participants will apply techniques to manage aggressive behaviors, such as hitting or kicking, to maintain the welfare of themselves and their clients.
7:30-8:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:45 ASD Defined: What’s New in DSM-V
9:45-10:00 Video: DSM-V Demystified
10:00-10:45 ASD: Changes & Service Delivery
11:00-12:30 Intrinsic Motivation: Definition and Importance
1:30-3:00 Videos: Motivated or Not?
3:15-4:30 Episodic Care: Realistic & Achievable
430-5:00pm Question & Answer
7:30-8:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:30 Day 1 Review: Episodic Care
8:30-9:15 Family Centered Care: It Makes a Difference
9:15-10:45 Goal Writing: Solutions
11:00-12:30 Make & Take: Goals & Motivation Collide
1:30-2:30 Aggressive Behavior
2:30-3:00 Lab: Case Study
3:15-4:00 Lab: Case Study cont.
4:00-4:45 Integrate EBP into Practice
4:45-5:00 Question & Answer
What Therapists Say About the Course:
"Using evidence-based practice seemed too overwhelming and time consuming before I took this course. Hope Caracci is a down-to-earth, realistic presenter who realizes the everyday restraints on practitioners (e.g., too little time, lack of resources, and limited confidence in applying evidence based practice). I left her course with the know-how and the determination to incorporate evidence into my daily practice. She gets it!"
What to Bring/Wear: Feel free to wear comfortable clothes for this course.
Meals: Continental breakfast will be provided; lunch is on your own.
Location/Parking Information: Care Resources Conference Center; Free parking in the back of the building. Enter through the Conference Center doors. Call 410.583.1515 for last minute directions.
Please check with Epic Developmental Services before making airline reservations. Epic Developmental Services cannot be responsible for non-course fee charges incurred by participants due to course cancellation.
Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204, 410.321.7400
Just 1.5 miles from the Care Resources Conference Center; across the street from the Towson Town Center with an over-street walkway to the Mall. Ask for the Epic Developmental Services rate of $127.00.
Best Western Plus – Towson Baltimore North Hotel & Suites
1100 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, MD 21286, 410.823.4410
One block (walking distance) from the Care Resources Conference Center. Ask for the Epic Developmental Services rate of $89.00.
Questions about this course or your registration?
Please call us at 1.888.613.2275 or email us at CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com.
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What is the cancellation policy?
To cancel your registration, please send a written request via email or fax to CE@epicdevelopmentalservices.com or 410.583.9670, at least 21 days prior to a one/two-day course and 14 days prior to an hourly course. If you cancel after this date, and prior to the start of the course, you may receive a rain check (less the administrative fee) for a future Epic Developmental Services program. Refunds and rain checks will be issued within 15 business days. No refunds are possible after this time. If you are registered for a course and do not attend, you are still responsible for the course fee and no refunds or credits will be issued. Please review the refund policy below for applicable administrative fees based on course type.
What is the refund policy?
• One-day and Two-day Courses
Tuition, less a $50 administrative fee, is refundable with a written request and must be received at least 21 days prior to the start of the course. No refund is possible less than 21 days prior to a course.
• Hourly Courses (less than 7-hours)
Tuition, minus a $20 administrative fee, is refundable with a written request received at least 14 days prior to the start of the course. No refund is possible less than 14 days prior to a course.