TIES Conference 2014

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Session ONE | 8:30 - 9:45

The ABCs of Letting Go Laughing: Sense of Humor as a Therapeutic Tools
Leigh Anne Jasheway, MPH

  • No handouts this session.

Session TWO | 10:00 - 12:00

2a- Is it Sensory or Behavior? Practical Strategies for Improving the Academic and Behavioral Success of Your Students with Senosry Processing Dysfunction
Amy Okeze, M.ED., OTR, Behavior Specialisty, Puyallup SD, WA

2b- Interaction Design: Technology that Connects all Poplulations
Pete Carpenter, OTR/L, Motor Development Team, Portland Public Schools

Most of the the topics that will be covered can be reviewed at Pete Carpenter's technology blog: portlandot.blogspot.com (External Link)

2c- Making Progress by Walking in Place: Optimizing Walking Outcomes in Preambulatory Children with Neuromotor Impairment
Katrin Mattern-Baxter, PT, DEP, PCS, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, CSU, Sacramento, CA

Session THREE | 12:45 - 1:30
Exhibits & Focus Groups

Session FOUR | 1:45 - 2:45

4a- Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in the Classroom
Sue Nicklin, PT, Douglas ESD

4b- How to Facilitate More Creative Gross and Fine Motor Activities in Elementary Education Curriculum
Cathleen Connor, Special Education Teacher, West Linn Wilsonville SD

  • There are currently no handouts available for this session.

4c- Embodied Cognition, Language Development and Video Games: What Affordances do Simulations Utilizing the Kinect and Wii Interface Offer Children in the K-12 Setting
Robin Shobe, MS, CCC-SLP, Educational Specialist II, Oregon Department of Education, Office of Student Learning Partnerships

  • There are currently no handouts available for download. Presenter will bring print copies to the session.

Session FIVE | 3:00 - 4:00

5a- Color-Coded Alphabet
Mary Ford, OTR/L, Beaverton SD

5b- Segmental Trunk Acquisition and Control: Implications in Typical Development and Cerebral Palsy
Victor Santamaria, Pediatric PT, MS, PhD Candidate, University of Oregon and Jennifer "Jaya" Rachwani, PT, MS, PhD candidate, University of Oregon

  • Victor & Jennifer will present preliminary data of their research and part of their dissertations that are not published yet. Although, they will be presenting a power point, they are not allowed to distribute this kind of information if it has not been published. They will provide references and information to the audience after the presentation.

5c- Function, Literacy, and the Common Core: Connecting the Dots
Lyn Ayer, Ph.D., Project Direcctor, Oregon Deafblind Project, the Teaching Research Institute, Western Oregon University

TUESDAY, April 15, 2014

Keynote Session | 8:30 - 4:00

Using the Evidence to Guide Occupational & Physical Therapy Practice in the Educational Setting
Patricia Laverdure, OTD, OTR/L, BCP