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NDOTA 2017 Annual Conference

Friday, October 6, 2017 to Saturday, October 7, 2017
Sanford Conference Rooms At UND Building
701 E Rosser Ave
Bismark, ND  58501
Additional Info:
Sheri Martin
NDOTA Conferences
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
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Social and SIS: The Benefits and Challenges of Supervision Plans
Adult Track
Pediatric Track
Lunch/General Meeting
NDOTA is excited to present the Annual Fall  Conference.  The conference committee has put many hours into planning this conference and we hope you are as excited about the presenters as we are!

The SIS will be held on October 6, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm with a social from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. The SIS will be held at the Ramada Bismarck, which is located at  1400 E Interchange Ave Bismarck, ND. At 7:00 pm we will begin the session.  You will receive 1 CEU for attending.

The SIS is titled The Benefits and Challenges of Supervision Plans presented by :
The ND Board of OT Practice.  

The objectives for the course are:

1. The participant will state 2 reason for supervision plans.

2. The participant will identify acceptable supervision plan components.

3. The participant will be able to identify techniques for completing yearly supervision plan reviews

The conference will be held on October 7, 2017 with registration from 8:00 to 8:30 and the conference running from 8:30 to 4:00.  You will receive 6 CEUs for attending the conference.  The conference is being held at the Sanford Conference Rooms at UND Building 3rd Floor, which is located at 701 E. Rosser Ave Bismarck ND. 
This year we will be having two tracks, adult and pediatric.  

The adult track  is titled Treatment of the Hemiplegic Upper Extremity Across the Continuum and will be presented by:
Stacy Reichmuth received her Bachelor of Arts Psychology degree from the University of Lincoln, NE in 1996 and her Bachelor of Science Occupational Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. She had been employed at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, NE from 2001-2016, and has currently been employed by Nebraska Medicine since 2009. Stacy has extensive knowledge regarding neurological rehabilitation following CVA, TBI or SCI. She received her Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist certification in 2014. She has continued education and further certifications in NDT,
kinesiotaping, Interactive Metronome, Bioness, Electro Thermal Modalities and is trained in Saebo.  Stacy has served on the Neuro-Development Treatment Association board in past years, and also sat on the OT Advisory Board for College of St. Mary in Omaha, NE. Stacy has served as guest lecturer numerous times for places such as Creighton Alumni Conference for Allied Health Professionals, Nebraska OT Association, Nebraska Stroke Symposium and Huntington’s Symposium for Patients and Caregivers Nebraska Medicine.
The objectives for this course are:  

1. Define Neuroplasticity and its implication for Upper Extremity Recovery

2. Identify the stages of Upper Extremity Recovery 

3. Identify Upper Extremity Assessment tools for evaluation, treatment and justification of OT services for stroke rehabilitation

4. Identify Resources for Evidence Based Practice in stroke rehabilitation.

5. Define Upper Motor Neuron Spasticity

6. Define Positive and Negative Signs of upper motor neuron dysfunction

7. Define relationship between neuroplasticity and spasticity

8. Identify interdisciplinary treatment of spasticity

9. Identify treatment techniques to address spasticity

10. Identify Evidence Based Practice for the following: -Prevention and treatment for subluxation  -Pain Management of the Hemiplegic Upper Extremity  -Functional Electrical Stimulation  -Constraint Induced Movement Therapy  -Spasticity

11. Demonstrate ability to mobilize the scapula and glenohumeral joint in preparation for movement

12. Demonstrate ability to activate the trunk in preparation for movement

13. Demonstrate faciliatory techniques for the hemiplegic upper extremity

14. Demonstrate ability to complete functional tasks with low tone and high tone patients.

The Pediatric Track is titled Developmental Impact of Trauma:  Strategies for Working with Children presented by Tami DaCoteau and Alana Semchenko.  

 Dr. DeCoteau obtained a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in 2003 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with specialization in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders for adults, adolescents and children.  Dr. DeCoteau is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner. TBRI is a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support for at-risk children. Dr. DeCoteau has extensive experience working with patients who suffer from complex trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thinking. She is certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. DeCoteau has worked in a variety of outpatient settings and with a diverse patient population, including Veterans and Native Americans. She received the Indian Health Service 2009 Health Professional of the Year Award for outstanding service and the American Psychological Foundation 2010 Early Career Award for providing culturally competent practice techniques for Native Americans and for developing training programs in rural, underserved areas. Aside from clinical work, Dr. DeCoteau has given numerous lectures including how trauma impacts attachment and brain development, and cross-cultural considerations for working with Native American patients. She is a long-standing member of the American Psychological Association and an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation (Arikara/Chippewa)

Dr. Semchenko obtained a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in 2009 from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatments of anxiety, mood and behavioral disorders for adults, adolescents and children.   Dr. Semchenko has worked in a variety of settings with a diverse client population, including young children, foster/adoptive families, veterans, Native Americans, and people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. She has extensive experience working with clients with complex trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and addiction. She is skilled in providing psychological assessment of personality, intellectual/learning assessments, and parental capacity evaluations. She provides both directive and non-directive play therapy services.

The objectives for this course are:  

1. Present an overview of the structure, organization, and functioning of the brain

2. Understand how attachment develops and how it is impacted by trauma

3. Learn how trauma impacts global functioning

4. Identify common behavioral health symptoms and presentations

5. Review collaboration between OT and behavioral health; understand when to refer

6. Learn strategies for effectively managing difficult child and adolescent behaviors



A general membership meeting will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 in which you can learn what NDOTA does to serve OT's in the state and how being a member helps the OT profession.  Lunch will be provided for OT's that attend the meeting.  Please join us and learn more about NDOTA!  If you choose to not attend the general membership meeting, lunch is on your own from 12:00 to 1:00  
Blocks of rooms have been reserved under NDOTA at:
Ramada Bismarck 
1400 E. Interchange Ave
Bismarck ND 58501
Rate:  $89.00 + tax
Cut off to reserve:  September 22, 2017
We are excited to see you all in October.  Please don't hesitate to contact Sheri Martin at or call 701-771-8949 with any questions or special accommodations you may need.