OT Events


Course: Introduction to School-Based Practice


schoolThis course is designed for occupational therapists interested in expanding their knowledge about the role of OT in school-based settings. It provides information about current legislation affecting practice including IDEA and the evolution of NCLB (No Child Left Behind) to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The course includes information about best practice including the updated OT Practice Framework 3rd Edition and practice strategies with children with autism, learning disability, and behavioral disorders. Cultural diversity and issues of ethical practice are included in the review of the referral process from screening to evaluation to IEP planning.

Offered on a continuous on-demand open schedule. For more information and to register, visit learning.umn.edu.

Seeking Persons Post-Stroke with Limited Use of Their Affected Arm

Have you had:
  • A stroke 3 months or longer ago?
  • Strength/range of motion limitations in your affected arm?

You may be eligible for a study that seeks to investigate the usefulness of a forearm rotation splint that may assist you manage daily activities more easily. The treatment sessions are guided by the occupational therapy task-oriented approach.

Study duration: 15 weeks
  • 6 weeks at your home and
  • 3hrs/week treatment for 6 weeks at Room 520, Children Rehabilitation Building, East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota
  • No cost to participate and
  • You will be reimbursed for travel

If you have questions or would like to sign up for a screening session, please contact:

Chih-Huang (Jeffrey) Yu
Office: (612) 626-2443
Email: yuxxx648@umn.edu

Approved by UMN IRB March 8, 2017.

Course: Pediatric Medical Based OT


child in hospital This course was designed for occupational therapists interested in expanding their knowledge of the roles of OT in pediatric medical settings. We will guide you through the occupational therapy process of referral, evaluation, documentation, intervention planning and discharge. You will explore child and family centered care, reimbursement, and ethical considerations in practice. Best practice, learner friendly and state-of-the art instructional design supports learner and instructor communication.

Offered on a continuous on-demand open schedule. For more information and to register, visit learning.umn.edu.

Course: Introduction to Hybrid Course Design and Teaching in Health Professional Education

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, July 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

Children's Rehabilitation Building, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis MN

This interactive hands on course is designed for those who want to develop their skills as educators in online and hybrid environments.  The course will begin with some brief online preparatory activities, then participants will come to campus for a 5 day in person mentored experience. Over the course of the 5 days, participants will learn principles of online and hybrid course design and teaching as well as technology and resources for creating engaging learning activities. Participants will apply this knowledge daily in mentored lab experiences where they will design and create a learning module about a topic of their interest.

At the end of the seminar, each participant will have a e-portfolio of their work to take. In addition, participants will have access to the course platform for one year so they can go back to it to review their work, show others, etc.  Participants who successfully complete the course will receive 3 AOTA approved Continuing education Units (30 contact hours).

For more information and to register, visit the Course Registration page.