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Early Diagnostic Features of Autism: What Occupational Therapists Need to Know

Featuring: Anastia Kyvelidou, PhD, Center of Research in Human Movement Variability, University of Nebraska Omaha

Date/Time: Friday, September 15th | 9-11am

Location: Mike & Josie Harper Center, Room 2029, Creighton University Campus

The course aims to introduce the latest research developments on early signs of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the first two years of life and early intervention paradigms for infants at high-risk for ASD. We will discuss the criteria for classifying infants at high risk for ASD, identify DSM-5 diagnostic changes in the ASD diagnostic criteria, and summarize the empirically based screening and assessment methodology in ASD. This course will prepare you to recognize the presence of risk factors and/or early warning signs of ASD and be familiar with screening and assessment tools to ensure that infants at high risk for ASD are being identified and provided with the appropriate programs and services. We will also discuss the most recent technological and therapeutic advancements in infants at high-risk for ASD.

Registration: Register at by Thursday, August 31st. Space is limited. Cost is $25 per person, $20 if Creighton Alumni, Faculty, Preceptors, $10 for OT Students. Click here for a full brochure.

From the Nebraska RA

Dear AOTA Members of Nebraska,

The Representative Assembly, the professional standards and policy setting body of AOTA, recently conducted business during a Spring meeting. For information on the outcomes of that meeting, please read the meeting summary located on the AOTA website at

As your AOTA representative, I invite you to become engaged in the work of the Assembly by working with me to propose professional standards or policy motions within the purview of the RA or by seeking opportunities to become a member of the RA in an upcoming election.

It is my pleasure to serve as your AOTA representative and I am happy to assist you in answering any questions you might have about the work of the RA and how we can work together to support the profession.


Melissa Kimmerling, EdD, MOT, OTR/L
Nebraska Representative




Thank you to all those who made the 2017 NOTA Conference a success! Click here for a conference wrap-up!

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Student Research Studies

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Dry Needling- Attorney General Opinion

Courtney Phillips, CEO of the Department of Health and Human Services, recently requested an Attorney General Opinion on whether dry needling is within the scope of practice of physical therapy, occupational therapy, or athletic training in Nebraska. Please see the links below for information on the Attorney General Opinion regarding dry needling that was received on July 11, 2016.  This Attorney General Opinion is available on the Attorney General's website and on the DHHS Licensure Unit website at the links below.


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