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October NOTA CEU Event

Upcoming Events:


“Promoting Continuity of Care for Clients”

Tuesday, October 14th



Home Modifications: Putting the Puzzle Together

Presenter: BevVan Phillips, OTR/L, CAPS
Friday, September 19th, 2014 from 9am-12pm
Location: Creighton University
                Harper Center, Room 3028
                602 N. 20th Street
                Omaha, NE 68178

Participants will be able to:
1. Identify 5 key factors influencing successful environmental modification: client and family; funding and building codes; professionals involved in the process; structure of the house; and characteristics of the technology
2. Review design concepts of accessibility, universal design, adaptability, visitability, and forgiving home design
3. Explore low cost and high cost home modifications and assistive technology and their applications in a prescriptive process for home modification
4. Discuss home modifications for the aged population taking into consideration low vision and safety

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NOTA October CEU Event - "Promoting Continuity of Care for Clients"

We hope you will join us for networking, and a CEU Event on Tuesday, October 14th from 5:45-7pm.The event will be held and sponsored by Snyder Charleson Therapy Services located at 8031 West Center Road, Suite 300 in Omaha.

Melissa Kimmerling, EdD(c), MOT, OTR/L, will present "Promoting Continuity of Care for Clients."

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Identify at least four principles of good communication.
2. Recall three ways communication affects client-centered care.
3. List 3 of the biggest barriers to good communication between practice settings and at least two methods to address these barriers.
4. Name five easy to use methods to increase effective communication with per diem, contract, and travel therapists.
5. Discuss common challenges full time or ‘regular’ staff face when preparing for these therapists.

The cost is $5.00 for NOTA members and $10 for non NOTA members. Please register online by Friday, October 10th at

NOTA Recognizes First OT in Nebraska

Joanne Boyer, the first Occupational Therapist in the state of Nebraska passed away July 21st, 2014 at the age of 82. She helped recruit OT's to Nebraska, as well as taught students at Creighton University. To many, Joanne was known as the "Mother of OT". Mrs. Boyer truly did share the mission of NOTA through promoting professional growth and education.

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