Upcoming Continuing Education


Alpha Iota Chapter presents:

Dr. Sarah A. Schoen, PhD, OTR/L  
Sensory Processing, Regulation and Relationship: An Introduction to SPD and the STAR Frame of Reference

Sarah A. Schoen, PhD, OTR/L, is the Director of Research at the STAR (Sensory Therapies and Research) Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Greenwood Village, Colorado where she works with Dr. Lucy Miller. Dr. Schoen is an Occupational Therapist with 34 years of clinical experience and a doctorate in Occupational Therapy from New York University (2001). She was awarded the Developmental Psychology Endowment Grant from the William T. Grant Foundation to study the Sensory Processing Three Dimension Scales, which currently is being standardized by the Western Psychological Services. Dr. Schoen is certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment and teaches continuing education workshops nationally. She is currently an Associate Professor at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and has served on multiple doctoral committees there. She also co-developed and teaches the monthly Advanced Mentorship trainings at the STAR Institute. Dr. Schoen has advanced training in Sensory Integration Therapy and clinical expertise in infants and toddlers with Regulatory Disorder, children with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. In 1997, Dr. Schoen received the Recognition of Achievement Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association and in 2011, the Virginia Scardina Award of Excellence from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.  

Date: Thursday, March 21st from 5:30-7pm

Location: Harper Ballroom, Harper Center Building Creighton Campus - 602 N 20th Street, Omaha, NE 68102

FREE Admission! 1.5 CEUs available for practicing clinicians. Email [email protected] by March 19th to register for CEUS.

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Healing of Magic Workshop with Kevin Spencer
March 29th, 2019

This six-hour continuing education workshop designed for OTs, Hand Therapists, Speech/Language Pathologists, PTs, RTs and Child Life Therapists focuses on using magic in a therapeutic setting.

Kevin Spencer is a speaker, teaching artist and consultant with extensive clinical and professional-development experience. He has a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, a Certification in Autism Studies and an M. Ed. in Arts & Academic Interdisciplinary Education.

Washington Pavillion - Belbas Theater
301 S. Main Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

$70/student with valid student ID.
Student price only available in person at the Box Office with valid student ID.

Approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association for six (6) hours of continuing education. Programs, dates, times and prices subject to change.

For full course details and to register, click here.


Rehabilitating Disabled Farmers and Ranchers:  A Priority in Rural Nebraska 

Occupational and physical therapists are invited to “Rehabilitating Farmers and Ranchers with Disabilities.”  The day-long seminar is planned for Wednesday April 24, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Nebraska Extension Dawes County Office Meeting Room in Chadron.  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.

“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.

Pre-registration for the seminar is required by April 17, 2019. A complete agenda and registration materials is available online at agrability.unl.edu 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.