​​​​​​​Making Connections

​University of Findlay's Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Series 

​Acute Care and OT’s Role for Best Practice​

Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.​
Brewer Center for Health Sciences, Room 121
340 College St., Findlay, Ohio

Featured Speaker:

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

Acute Care is the start of a patient’s recovery where they may have experienced a sudden decline in their medical and/or functional status
due to a traumatic situation, exacerbation/worsening of a progressive disease, or diagnosis of a new condition. Therefore, it is important
for occupational therapists to provide a holistic evaluation and intervention approach to best serve these individuals. This training will
provide considerations across the continuum of Acute Care to promote best practice through facilitation of interprofessional collaboration
and successful rehabilitation for the promotion of safe occupational performance within the scope of occupational therapy.

2 CEUs
$30 for area clinicians
Free to University of Findlay fieldwork educators (must have supervised a level 2 student within the past two years)

For more information call 419-434-6936 or email [email protected]

​​Previous Events:

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​​​