NEW! AOTA Virtual Conference 2020 Poster Presentations
Topic focused bundles each include 5 posters that were originally selected for presentation at the 2020 AOTA annual conference. Each poster is presented via audio narration by the poster author and has 2 quiz questions to assess your learning. A discussion board is available in each module for you to share thoughts and ask questions.
We hope that you find this new addition to our virtual conference series educational and enjoyable!
Earn: .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDUs/1 Contact Hour)
Description Poster #1
Millennials and soon-to-be Generation Z make up the largest part of the workforce today. Hiring managers and fieldwork educators often have preconceived assumptions about millennials and Generation Z, which may include a negative perception of professional behaviors and workplace culture. Practitioners, fieldwork educators, and managers will learn how to enhance their therapeutic-use-of-self to proactively respond to these assumptions and optimize professional relationships in the workplace.
Elizabeth DeIuliis, OTD, OTR/L
Emily Saylor, MOT, OTR/L
Description Poster #2
The legal and ethical requirements of inclusive professional education will be reviewed. Through case stories of student struggles and successes, participants will learn how the attitudes and actions of academic and fieldwork educators can positively and intentionally impact the success of all students.
Ellen Rainville OTD, OTR, FAOTA
Description Poster #3
This presentation describes the findings of a study exploring incoming OT graduate students’ understandings of disability and their implicit (unconscious) and explicit (conscious) attitudes toward it. The presentation will explore how students’ attitudes toward disability may be influenced by curriculum design, with discussion of strategies educators might incorporate to support or challenge their conceptual underpinnings of disability and its causes. Speakers
Laura VanPuymbrouck PhD, OTR/L
Carli Friedman, PhD
Description Poster #4
Nationally, there are 16 “bridge” programs for OTAs transitioning to masters’ level OT practice (AOTA, 2019). Many of these students have years of clinical OT experience in multiple settings behind them, creating an educational need for nonclinical skill acquisition. This suggests a call for the creation of Level II fieldwork opportunities to foster the post-professional growth of experienced COTAs (5 years+ as a guideline) in areas beyond direct patient care.
Linda Rini COTA
Kelly Lavin, OTD, OTR/L
Description Poster #5
ICAPs have been shown to increase quality of life for persons with aphasia. Twenty-two OT students have co-led a six-week ICAP alongside communication science and disorders students at a graduate school. Qualitative data from student reflections show that OT students appraise ICAP participation as highly beneficial to prepare for clinical practice. Data highlight a desire for formal interdisciplinary collaboration within the ICAP.
Felice Mendez, OTD/S
Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L