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SAVE THE DATE- March 23rd & 24th

Nebraska Methodist College, 720 N 87th St, Omaha, NE

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We need your help to honor some of the outstanding individuals in our profession. Nominations are now being accepted for 2018 NOTA awards. Awards will be presented in several categories to honor individuals for their contributions to the profession of occupational therapy!

Thank you for taking the time to recognize and honor individuals in our outstanding profession by taking a few moments to fill out the one or all of the following nominations!

NOTA 2018 Awards include

· NOTA Contributor of the Year- To nominate click here.

· NOTA Practitioner of the Year- To nominate click here.

· NOTA OT Student of the Year- To nominate click here.

For full award information, click here. Nominations will be accepted online through February 1st , 2018. Award winners will be recognized during our Annual NOTA conference on Friday, March 23rd.


2018 Poster Solicitation

The Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association is soliciting entries for a Poster Session, to be held at NOTA’s Annual Conference in Omaha at Nebraska Methodist College - Clark Building, located at 720 N 87th St. in Omaha, NE on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th.

Entries must be received by February 1st, 2018. All presenters will be notified of their acceptance by February 15th.

Posters may be on any topic relevant to occupational therapy practice and continuing education will be provided for those who view the posters. Practitioners and students are encouraged to apply.

Click here for all guidelines and to submit your poster entry.


Online CEU Opportunity Coming Soon (December)...

"Smart" Neurorehabilitation Through Virtual Reality

Presented by: Lauren Sheehan, OTD, OTR/L



Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI) Certification Course

The ESI is an observational assessment of a person's quality of social interaction during natural social exchanges with typical social partners. This certification course is being taught by the assessment's creator, Anne G. Fisher. Dr. Fisher received the 1998 Eleanor Clark Slagle lectureship and in 2017, the American Occupational Therapy Association identified her as one of the 100 influential persons in occupational therapy's 100 year history.

The Evaluation of Social Interaction is a valid and reliable assessment:
· For clients 2½ years and above, including older adults.
· Appropriate for people of any diagnosis (including well or at risk).

By the end of an ESI training course, participants will be able to:
· Administer and score the ESI in a valid and reliable way.
· Interpret ESI results, including computer-generate reports.
· Write occupation-focused documentation using the ESI skill item taxonomy.
· Document occupation-centered client goals.
· Design occupation-centered interventions using ESI results.
· Compare two ESI observation results to measure change over time.

Date/time: January 10 - 12, 2018 (Wednesday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 5 PM)

Location: Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado

Cost: $795 for OTs and $635 for OT Students

Click here for registration information:

Please visit our website for more information: (select ESI and scroll to the 2018 courses)

Student Research Studies

Click here to view the current research studies students are asking for your feedback on. Thank you!

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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