Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference - AOTA Pre-Conference Seminars

For the first time, AOTA is partnering with the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) to host two Pre-Conference Seminars on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (8:00am-4:00pm) at the Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

AOTA members can save 10% off the costs of either Pre-Conference Seminar and/or the entire Conference registration fee by entering AOTAMBR in the appropriate box.

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Earn up to 7 contact hours for each AOTA Pre-Conference Seminar.

PRE-AOTALVW: Adults with Low Vision: Implications and Assistive Technology 

One-day seminar, Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm)

Jennifer Kaldenberg, MSA, OTR/L, SCLV, CLVT, FAOTA, will be leading this pre-conference seminar. Ms. Kaldenberg is the Clinical Assistant Professor of OT at Boston University and Adjunct, Assistant Professor of Vision Rehabilitation at the New England College of Optometry. Take a look at Jennifer's YouTube video where she discusses the role of OT in vision rehabilitation. This session will provide an overview of visual impairments in an aging population including a review of ocular health, ocular diseases, and how visual impairment impacts occupational performance. Ms. Kaldenberg's seminar incorporates an interactive approach using simulations, case studies, and hands-on activities providing a very dynamic learning environment!

PRE-AOTAEDW: Pick your pATh: AT for OTs

One-day seminar, Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

With such a great title you know this seminar is not to be missed. Three trainers are running this session: Karen Janowski, Judith Schoonover, MEd, OTR/L, ATP, and Matthew Press. All three work with school-aged children from Boston to Virginia to Arizona and they have a combined total of over 60 years of AT experience from an OT perspective. Spend a day with this team and you'll be able to evaluate the factors which facilitate the AT implementation process, identify which factors inhibit effective implementation, and develop a plan to overcome obstacles to effective implementation. Participants will leave this seminar with a digital toolkit of resources to allow for immediate implementation!