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Presenters: Erick Hill, PhD.|Date: January 7, 2021|Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM||Dr. Hill’s keynote, Recapturing Resiliency: Leveraging Relationship through Community, will explore how we can use our natural affinity for relationship ...
Best Practices in Exam Writing and Exam Analysis
Presenter: Lou Jensen, OTD, OTR/L|Date: Oct. 27, 2020|Time: 12:00 pm CST|Objectives:|Discuss best practices in exam writing, with a focus on multiple choice exams.|Describe steps of exam item analysis and item discrimination.
Using Student Feedback and Self-Reflection for Course Revision
Presenter: Brenda Coppard, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA|Date: February 16, 2021|Time: 12:00 – 12:50 PM |Objectives: |Identify the relationship between the SPAHP Teaching Effectiveness Plan and course revision|Describe methods and ...
What is the effectiveness of functional exercise training in reducing fall risks among adults with diabetes?
Fall risks are predominantly associated with older adults. One out of every three adults over the age of 65 falls each year. Specifically, individuals living with diabetes are at a much higher risk of falls due to a greater ...
What is the effectiveness of sensory integration interventions on improving social interactions skills for children with autism spectrum disorder?
Autism Spectrum Disorder is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2020c) as “a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges” (2020). According ...
What is the effectiveness of life skills training on improving social participation for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID)?
We aimed to find out if life skills training was an effective intervention for improving social participation for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). In the United States, approximately 6.5 million people have ...
Critically Appraised Topic: Evidence for the Effect of Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI) for Motor Skill Development Among Children with Down Syndrome.
The purpose of this critically appraised topic was to examine the evidence regarding the effectiveness of Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI) on motor skill development for children with Down syndrome. Within the United States, ...
What is the effectiveness of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) BIG on improving gait speed in adults with Parkinson’s disease?
This critically appraised topic (CAT) was completed to determine the effectiveness of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) BIG on improving gait speed in adults with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a neurological ...
What is the effectiveness of yoga interventions, for clients with neurological conditions, to improve balance for the prevention of falls?
A focus question regarding yoga, neurological conditions, and prevention of falls was developed to guide an extensive database search. A literature search was executed of key terms, titles, and abstracts of articles were ...
What is the effectiveness of using virtual reality during therapy with adults who have sustained an incomplete spinal cord injury in improving motor function for occupational performance?
Incomplete spinal cord injuries (SCI) are chronic injuries affecting sensory and motor function that impact an individual’s ability to complete everyday tasks and participate in desired occupations. Virtual reality (VR) ...