​​​​​​​Making Connections

​University of Findlay's Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Series 

​​Previous Events:

Operation Street Smart 

In Collaboration with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office ​​

Capstone Mentoring 

How to Make ​it a Win-Win Relationship

Person-Centered Approach to Dementia Care 

and the Stoplight Program​

Acute Care and OT’s Role for Best Practice​

Featured Speaker:

Samantha Barefoot, OTD, MOT, OTR/L, BCPR
Assistant Professor in Occupational Therapy
University of Findlay​

Operation Street Smart 

In Collaboration with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office​

​Promoting Collaboration in School-Based Therapy for Improved School Success

Featured Speaker:​

Amanda Seiter, MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, EBS Healthcare​

Connecting with OTD Student Research

Clinical and Practical Implications


Treyton Levy and Emily Mueller
Advisor: Dr. Lori Prusnek

Miriam Alexander and Samantha Viehdeffer
Advisor: Dr. Lori Prusnek

Nicole Kramer, Sierra Murray, and Holly Snyder
Advisor: Dr. Lindsey Buddlemeyer

Paige Graham and Whitney Smith
Advisor: Dr. Lindsey Buddlemeyer

Spenser Bassett and Sydney Felger
Advisor: Dr. Tom Dillon

April Gottfried and Rachel Spohr
Advisor: Dr. Tom Dillon

Learning to Hold Space:

The Overlap of Occupational Therapy and Trauma-Informed Care​ ​


Aeryn Williams, LPCC-S

Breaking Barriers and Healing Hearts: OT’s role in addressing Military and Veteran Mental Health Concerns​


Jamie Basch, OTR/L, CBIS, ATP 

Lauren Yacks, OTR/L

​"Promoting Collaboration in School-Based Therapy for Improved School Success"​

Featured Speaker:

Amanda Seiter, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist, EBS Healthcare​

Audit-Proof Your Documentation

Featured Speaker:

Becky Finni, DHS, OTR/L, RAC-CT

​​Senior SRS Appeals Specialist, RehabCare

Taking the Fear Out of Fieldwork

Featured Speaker:

Heather Coalt, OTD, MOT, OTR/L

Instructor/Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Operation Street Smart​

In collaboration with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office

The Feeding Struggle

Featured Speaker:

Brynn Barga, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist at Rehab Dynamics, Inc., Toledo​

​Anatomical Review of the Upper Extremity with Hands-on Laboratory Experience

Featured Speaker:

Cara Davies, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Anatomy & Physiology and Director of the Anatomy & Neuroscience Lab

Sensory Modulation & Trauma Informed Care: An Introduction

Featured Speaker:

Tina Champagne OTD, OTR/L, CCAP, FAOTA​

Expert Clinician & Consultant​

Mental Health First Aid

Featured Speakers:
Karyn Westrick, MA, LPCC-S
Director The University of Findlay Counseling Services 
Ginny Williams, MA, LPCC-S
Chief Clinical Officer, FRC/Century Health​

Leadership for AOTA’s Vision 2025: Ethical Approaches for Policies, Environments and Complex Systems

Featured Speaker: 
Thomas Dillon, Ed.D., OTR/L​
Professor of Occupational Therapy​​​