The 2022 Annual IOTA Conference

October 7th and 8th

Conference Objectives:

Schedule

Friday EVENING
Oct 7th,
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Up to 1.5 contact hours

Outgoing/Incoming IOTA President Address 

1.5 hours

Krista Kramer & Nicholas Stallings
Company Affiliated With: Idaho Assistive Technology Project
Requested Course Length: 1.5 contact hour
PRIMARY Presentation Category: Assistive technology for
communication access
SECONDARY Presentation Category: Assistive Technology in
Idaho
Intended Audience: Beginner
Short Abstract:
For a blind child in a classroom, a person on a ventilator in a
nursing home, someone with a spinal cord injury trying to access
the internet, or a hard-of-hearing caregiver, appropriate
communication technologies can have life changing impacts. This
session will share a range of assistive technology to help an OT
address communication needs.
Learning Objectives
1. Recognize and be able to refer to assistive technology resources
in Idaho
2. Identify AT to support effective communication as a medical
practitioner
3. Identify AT alternatives to assist patients to meet their
communication goals

          8:00-9:00 pm – Social Hour

Saturday ALL DAY October 8th,
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration 7:30-8:30 am

Up to 8.5 contact hours

1.0 contact hour

Barbara Williams, DrOT, MS, OTR or Shaun Conway, OTR (based
on availability)
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
(NBCOT®)
Requested Course Length: 1.0 contact hour
PRIMARY Presentation Category: Professional Issues
SECONDARY Presentation Category: General
Intended Audience: Beginner
Short Abstract:
Connect with NBCOT and hear about the best approaches to
achieve your goal for Occupational Therapy Certification.
Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the national certification examination application process
2. Recognize exam preparation strategies and the NBCOT Aspire®
Study Tools and StudyPack™
3. Describe awareness of NBCOT and the importance of continuing
competency

          8:45-9:00 am – Welcome with Ice Breaker Activity

          9:00-9:30 am – Keynote Presentation 

0.5 contact hour

Barbara Williams, DrOT, MS, OTR or Shaun Conway, OTR (based
on availability)
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.
(NBCOT®)
Requested Course Length: 0.5 contact hours
PRIMARY Presentation Category: Professional Issues
SECONDARY Presentation Category: General
Intended Audience: Beginner
Short Abstract:
Come learn about the proposed OT Licensure Compact and what it
means for you as a practitioner.
Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the key components of the Licensure Compact.
2. Recognize how it would impact you as an occupational therapy
practitioner

1.0 contact hour

Catherine Canavan
Company Affiliated With: Idaho State University
Requested Course Length: 1.0 contact hour
PRIMARY Presentation Category: Fieldwork Education
SECONDARY Presentation Category: Advocacy/Academics
Intended Audience: Beginner
Short Abstract:
This presentation will provide OT practitioners and students
information regarding the current trends of fieldwork
education and how the MOT program at Idaho State University is
aligning with the trends to meet the needs of
students and educators.
Learning Objectives:
1. Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to
identify common trends in Level I and Level II
fieldwork education.
2. Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to
identify common motivators/facilitators and barriers/inhibitors for
common trends in Level I and Level II fieldwork education.
3. Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to
identify strategies the ISU MOT program is taking
to align with these common trends.

          11:00-11:15 am – 15 minute break

1.0 hour

Daniel Aldama, MOTR/L, CAPS, AE – Hospice
Company Affiliated With: Idaho Home Health & Hospice
Requested Course Length: 1.0 contact hour
PRIMARY Presentation Category: General OT
SECONDARY Presentation Category: Education and Training
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Short Abstract:
The intent of this course is to encourage occupational therapists to
proactively address the growing need for palliative and hospice care
to individuals across the lifespan and equip them with essential
knowledge and resources to enable them to provide end of life
services.
Learning Objectives
1. Implement occupational identity across the lifespan and use it as
a foundational component when providing occupational therapy
services during an individual’s terminal stages of life.
2. Use Quality of Life (QOL) as an individual-specific standard to
enrich end-of life experiences for both individual and family
members.
3. Differentiate between palliative and hospice care and
demonstrate how occupational therapy can significantly contribute
to these lines of healthcare services.

          12:15-1:15 pm –  Lunch Included with Tuition Cost 

3.0 contact hours

Kylie Langer
Company Affiliated With: Cherry Gulch
Requested Course Length: 3.0 contact hours
PRIMARY Presentation Category: Emotional Regulation
SECONDARY Presentation Category: Being your best-self.
Intended Audience: Beginner
Short Abstract:
How are you feeling? Interested? Bored? Enthusiastic? The idea
that feelings matter – and matter a great deal in school – is the
foundation of The RULER Approach. Emotions impact attention,
learning, decision-making, relationships, bullying, and both
academic and work performance. If students cannot handle the
emotions they experience throughout the day, how can we expect
them to be psychologically healthy, have the ability to concentrate
on learning and value being kind to themselves and others?
In order to create a caring, productive and engaging learning
environment where students thrive and become successful citizens,
it is necessary for schools to provide structured learning
opportunities to develop emotional literacy.
Learning Objectives:
1. Explain emotional intelligence through learning how to effectively
recognize, understand, label, express and regulate emotions
2. Identify more resiliency through learning best-self practices and
perspective-taking skills
3. Recognize how to create a culture of inclusivity, emotional
regulation, and pro-social interpersonal relationships in your
organization

1.0 contact hour

Amanda Henscheid, OTD, OTR/L, Co-Authors: Elizabeth Cardell,
PhD, OTR/L; Ciara Cox, PhD, OTR/L; and Alexandra L. Terrill, PhD
Company Affiliated With: Idaho State University
Requested Course Length: 1.0 contact hour
PRIMARY Presentation Category: Advocacy
SECONDARY Presentation Category: Occupational Justice
Intended Audience: Beginner
Short Abstract:
Occupational therapy practitioners (OTPs) recognize the
importance of occupations to well-being but when OTPs encounter
occupational injustices in their practice, they may feel that they lack
the tools to effectively address these injustices. This presentation
will give OTPs tools to advocate for meaningful participation in
occupations.
Learning Objectives
1. After participating in this conference session, participants will be
able to describe occupational injustices that may be encountered in
their clinical practice.
2. After participating in this conference session, participants will be
able to explain actions occupational therapy practitioners may take
to address occupational injustices at the individual, workplace,
community, state, and national levels.

          2:15-2:30 pm – 15 minute break

2.0 contact hours

Megan O. Doyle, MS, OTR/L, TPS, PSF, Cert-APHPT
Company Affiliated With: St. Luke’s Health System
Course Length: 2.0 contact hours
PRIMARY Presentation Category: Adult Populations
SECONDARY Presentation Category: Neuro Rehabilitation
Intended Audience: Intermediate
Short Abstract:
This course will cover graded motor imagery (GMI) for treating pain
and neurologic conditions. The use of GMI (pain neuroscience
education, laterality, visualization, sensory retraining, and mirror
therapy) will be defined and practiced in hands-on lab breaks
integrated throughout the course.
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify at least three components of pain neuroscience
education as it relates to the background of graded motor imagery
(GMI) in occupation-based practice.
2. List all five stages of GMI and recognize the rationale behind the
sequencing of each stage.
3. Demonstrate through hands-on lab and group discussion/case
studies the basic skills and tools involved in implementation of GMI
to various pain and neurological conditions.

          4:45-5:00 pm – Ending Ceremony 

Speakers and Presenters

OTD, OTR/L

Amanda Henscheid, OTD, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Idaho State University on the Meridian campus. Prior to joining the ISU faculty in August 2021, Amanda practiced in skilled nursing facilities for 11 years. Amanda is particularly interested in dementia, the psychosocial factors that influence occupational engagement, and building meaningful and occupation-based programming for long-term residents of skilled nursing facilities.

MS, OTR/L

Catie Canavan is the Academic Fieldwork Educator and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Idaho State University within the Occupational Therapy Program. Prior to joining the academic community, Catie worked clinically in various adult settings including skilled nursing, acute care, and acute rehab. Catie always enjoyed her clinical experience supervising fieldwork students and has enjoyed her transition to the other side of clinical education in the academic setting. Catie is currently completing her Clinical Doctor of Occupational Therapy at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Her current line of research is focused on fieldwork education including alternative fieldwork experiences, increased support of fieldwork educators, and the use of alternative models of student supervision.

MOTR/L, CAPS, AE - Hospice

Daniel Aldama, MOTR/L, CAPS, AE – Hospice grew up in Sacramento, CA where he received his BS in Kinesiology at California State University Sacramento in 2008. He went on to receive a master’s degree from the Occupational Therapy program at the University of Utah in 2011. Most of his professional career has been providing services to the geriatric population, while working in skilled nursing and home health settings. He achieved the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation through the National Association of Homebuilder’s (NAHB) and has worked alongside contractors in his community to improve occupational performance through modifications to physical environments. Daniel values ongoing education and constantly searches for opportunities to serve the underserved. After recently transitioning to a role in the hospice line of services, Daniel quickly discovered a unique opportunity for the profession of occupational therapy to provide meaningful therapy services to individuals and their family members during the terminal stages of life. He has taken a special interest in OT’s role in pediatric palliative and hospice care and hopes to contribute to the profession’s growth and body of research to providing services to this precious population. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys adventures with his family, and completing restoration projects around his house.

I am a wife, mother, activist, friend, lover of my family, and a purser of my faith.  I am passionate about growth, healing, and authenticity.  I am a chocolate nut and have an embarrassing number of earrings.  I love the outdoors, quality time, and expensive margaritas.  Truth and justice are deeply valuable, and I strive to find purpose in my pain.  I gravitate towards realness and unconditional love.

LCSW

Kylie Langer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at Cherry Gulch Therapeutic Boarding School for adolescent boys.  She has worked in the treatment field for 20 years, primarily working with adolescents and their parents.  She is a key player in helping her school to become certified in the Ruler program and is currently the primary trainer and instructor for the students and staff at her school. 

MS, OTR/L, TPS, PSF, Cert-APHPT

Megan graduated from Marquette University with a BS in Exercise Science and a Psychology Minor in 2010, then obtained a MS in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University in 2012. She has practiced in a multitude of settings with adult populations, but always felt drawn to mental and behavioral health, wellness, and pain management. This led to Megan obtaining certification as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist in 2017, which she followed by achieving Fellowship in Pain Sciences in 2020. In addition, she has certification as an Applied Prevention Health Promotion Therapist. She currently practices in an inpatient rehabilitation setting in Boise, ID, with a passion for focusing on the holistic treatment of acute pain and complex neurological pain conditions. Megan thrives on being an educator, routinely presenting at both local and national conferences as well as teaching courses on pain and wellness topics within the scope of occupational therapy and to a broader healthcare audience. She is a contributing author to the AOTA Position Statement “The Role of Occupational Therapy in Pain Management” and is first author on the paper “Non-Pharmacological Pain Self-Management in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting: An Exploratory Quality Improvement Study.”  She is also an active member of AOTA and will take over as IOTA President in October 2022.

Krista Kramer is a Program Coordinator for the Idaho Assistive Technology Project (IATP) in Moscow. She is currently coordinating  Communication Access Projects for vaccine sites and long-term care facilities in Idaho as well as the Idaho iCanConnect Program (the National DeafBlind Equipment Distribution Project.)  Krista also provides information and technical assistance on assistive technology and works with Idaho’s low-interest financial loan program to help people acquire assistive technology.   She has been certified as an Assistive Technology Professional since 2001, and worked for 23 years as an Independent Living Coordinator for Disability Action Center – NW.

Nick Stallings is an Assistive Technology Coordinator for the Idaho Assistive Technology Project in Boise. His focus includes the assistive technology lending library, the Idaho ICanConnect program for Southern Idaho, and the Idaho Digital Accessibility Consortium, which provides resources and training in regards to online and digital accessibility. He also supports a yearly AAC Camp. Nick has worked for and with people with disabilities in various capacities starting as a peer tutor at Eagle High School, and has been working for the Center on Disabilties and Human Development for over 10 years.

DrOT, MS, OTR

Barbara Williams is a certified occupational therapist who currently serves as the Associate Director, in the External and Regulatory Affairs Department for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) where she has worked for over 8 years. In this capacity, she is responsible for activities related to state regulation, international regulatory services, and community outreach. Previous to employment with NBCOT, Barbara served as Chair and Program Director for an Occupational Therapy Program.

OTR

Shaun Conway is a certified occupational therapist who currently serves as Vice President, External and Regulatory Affairs for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®) where he has worked for over 28 years. In this capacity, he is currently responsible for the oversight of organizational functions related to state regulation, international regulatory services and community outreach.

The IOTA wishes to thank:

The College of Western Idaho for their generous contribution and support to help IOTA host our 2022 Annual OT Conference.

Course Completion Requirements:
To receive CEUs, participants are required to attend the entirety
of the conference, and must meet course objectives, participate in
lectures, labs, and discussions. In-person attendees will be
asked to take a written quiz for each presentation. Hybrid
attendees will be asked to take an online quiz and survey for
each presentation.

Instructional Methods: Live and Hybrid versions available
The Interactive/Participativeinstructional method will be
employed by all presenters

AOTA Classification Codes:
The focus of each presentation will be evidence-based service
delivery. These courses fall within Categories 2 (Occupational
Therapy Process) and Categories 3 (Professional Issues) of the
AOTA Classification Codes.