The NOTA 2019 Conference was a great success! Look back soon for a summary of the conference. THANK YOU to all that attended! We hope you left with fresh ideas and a greater passion for your profession!


Handwriting without Tears Workshops

Handwriting Assessment Workshop
Handwriting Without Tears is bringing our award-winning professional development workshops to you! Get proven and effective strategies to take your teaching to the next level and receive $35 off your registration when you use promo code: NOTA419 * at checkout.  (* Offer expires 5/3/19. Offer valid for in-person workshops only.)

Pre-K Readiness & Writing Workshop | Friday April 12, 2019
Morning Session | 3.5 Contact Hours
Discover new strategies and hands-on materials to teach pre-writing and school readiness skills. By attending this workshop you’ll receive $120 worth of FREE materials!
Click here to register for Pre-K Readiness & Writing Workshop


Pre-K Literacy & Math Workshop | Friday April 12, 2019
Afternoon Session | 3.5 Contact Hours
Learn how multisensory teaching strategies and playful manipulatives can energize your early math and literacy lessons. By attending this workshop you’ll receive $110 worth of FREE materials!
Click here to register for Pre-K Literacy & Math Workshop


K–5 Handwriting Workshop | Saturday April 13, 2019
Full Day | 6.5 Contact Hours
This workshop will help you teach handwriting skills to students of all learning abilities in a fun, engaging, and developmentally appropriate way.  By attending this workshop you’ll receive $1,700 worth of FREE materials and digital products!
Click here to register for K-5 Handwriting Workshop


Handwriting Assessment Workshop | Friday May 3, 2019
Full Day | 7 Contact Hours
Join us to learn strategies to assess and remediate handwriting. The Handwriting Assessment Workshop will help you evaluate a range of developmental levels for your students. By attending this workshop you’ll receive $85 worth of FREE materials!
Click here to register for the Handwriting Assessment Workshop


Rehabilitating Disabled Farmers and Ranchers:  A Priority in Rural Nebraska

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 24th from 8:30-5pm
Location: Nebraska Extension Dawes County Office Meeting Room in Chadron

“Rehabilitating Farmers and Ranchers with Disabilities” is designed to help these health care providers become more competent in their care to the agricultural population they see on a regular basis.  Christine Hutchinson, PT, DPT, will be the lead instructor for the course. She is a physical therapist at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point, Nebraska. She has advanced certification in geriatrics and is a credentialed clinical instructor. Nebraska AgrAbility staff will also teach portions of the seminar.

It is sponsored by Nebraska AgrAbility, AOTA Continuing Education Units will be awarded for the seminar.

Most do not realize it, but when a farmer or rancher is discharged from care following an injury or serious illness, he or she is not only returning home, but is also returning to an industrial work site.  

Occupational therapists, physical therapists, OT assistants and PT assistants can play an important role in preparing farmers and ranchers to return to their homes.  When home includes the workplace, special considerations are needed to ensure a safe transition.

Pre-registration for the seminar is required by April 17, 2019. A complete agenda and registration materials is available online at or by contacting Nancy Frecks, Nebraska Extension Educator, (308) 334-5666, or [email protected].

Nebraska AgrAbility is a partnership of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and Easter Seals Nebraska.


LSVT BIG Training & Certification

Date: Saturday, April 27th 9am-5pm and Sunday, April 28th 8am-3pm

Location: Midland University, Anderson Complex Third Floor
                 900 North Clarkson
                 Fremont, NE 68025

LSVT BIG can be tailored to meet individual needs and goals

  • Adapt movements and choose tasks that motivate each unique patient.

  • Keep your patients going after discharge with BIG for LIFE® !

 The LSVT BIG training course package provides much more beyond the course!

  • Free monthly webinars and 30+ on demand webinars

  • Free listing on the LSVT Global Clinician Directory

  • Direct access to our LSVT BIG expert faculty

  • Private LSVT BIG Clinician Facebook Group

Click here to view the full brochure. Ready to Register? Click here today!


The Power of Occupation: Use of Gardening to Promote Health and Wellness

Date: Tuesday, May 14th

Time: 5:45-7pm

Location: Nebraska Methodist College located at 720 N 87th Street in Omaha

Cost: $5 for NOTA members, $10 for Non-members

Presenter: Kathleen Flecky, OTD, OTR/L

Dr. Flecky is an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Creighton University. She has worked with individuals of all ages as well as communities for over 20 years to engage in gardening with a goal to enhance occupational participation, health and wellness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the unique role of occupational therapy in use of gardening to engage clients and population groups in meaningful participation
  • Apply occupation-based strategies to design, implement, evaluate and sustain gardening community programs through a case study review
  • Examine evidence-based literature on the activities of gardening to enhance health and wellness
Click here to Register today!

One Hour CEU Speaker

Do you have a passion to share your knowledge of occupational therapy with your fellow OTs, OTAs, and Students? If so, we welcome you to complete our one hour CEU speaker interest form. What a great way to share with others in our state!

One Hour CEU Speaker Interest Form

Helping Hands of Omaha

Helping Hands of Omaha located at Innovative Prosthetics is a pro-bono upper extremity orthopedic clinic who serves individuals with limited access to healthcare. If you know of anyone who would benefit from these services please click below or call 402-644-1162 with any questions.

 Helping Hands of Omaha