Conference Information

2021 ConnOTA Annual Spring Conference
Saturday March 6, 2021
Virtual Format - Click HERE to register

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Session Tracks 

  • Mental Health Track
  • Children & Youth Track
  • Productive Aging Track
  • Rehabilitation and Disability Track
  • Academic Education/Fieldwork Track
  • Student/New Grad Track

2020 Fall Conference - Handouts

AOTPAC Ambassador Job Description
AOTPAC ConnOTA 2020 Final Presentation
COVID-19 – A Presentation for OTs ConnOTA conference 11-9
Helpful Links from AOTPAC Presentation
OT and C19 ConnOTA



8:45-9:00 AM


Log In

9:00-9:30 AM


Presidential Welcome and Annual Business Meeting

Corrin Campbell and Board Members

9:30-10:00 AM


Legislative Update (.50 contact hour)

Andrew Markowski, ConnOTA Lobbyist


Keynote Address (1 contact hours)
We ARE Occupational Therapy!!
Debra Young, OTR/L, SCEM, ATP, CAPS, FAOTA         

11:00-11:15 AM



11:15AM-12:15 PM

                           Short Course Session I (1 contact hour)

Session A

Projective Media in Occupational Therapy: Assessment or Intervention?

 Lola Halperin, EdD, OTR/L

Session B

Incorporating Vocational Experiences in School-Based Occupational Therapy with Elementary and Middle School Populations

Sarah DiMeo, PhD, OTR/L

Session C

Lions Low Vision Outcome Study- Overview of the Program and the Low Vision Assessment Tool Used

Michelle Tarantino, OTD, MPH, OTR/L, CLVT, CBIS

12:15-1:00 PM


Lunch Break/ Networking

1:00-2:00 PM

Poster Presentations (1 contact hour)

2:00- 3:00 PM

Short Course Session II (1 contact hour)

Session E

Capturing a Legacy: Creating Life Story Books or Videos

Anna Norene Carlson, OTD, OTR/L & Erica DeFrancesco, MS, OTR/L

Session F

How to Provide Feedback to Students During Occupational Therapy Fieldwork: A Manual

Whitney Ennis, OTD, OTR/L

Session G

Implementation of Smart Technology in the Home Setting

Karen Majeski, OTD, OTR/L, Laurie Cecchi, OT, OTR, CAPS

3:00- 3:15 PM


3:15-4:15 PM 

Short Course Session III (1 contact hour)

Session I

Choosing the Right Cognitive Assessment in a Post-Acute Care Setting

Elaine Adams, MPPA, OTR, FAOTA, 

Session J

Virtual OT Behavioral Interventions

John Pagano, PhD, OTR/L

Session K

The Development of a Free, Student-Led Group Clinic on A Telehealth Platform

Carolyn Brown, OTD, OTR/L,  Siobhan Kemple, OT/S & Micaela Galley, OTS

Session L

Development of the Occupation-Based Practice Assessment (OBPA)

Sarah Psillas, PhD, OTR/L, CEIS1 & Wendy Stav, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, SCDCM2

4:15-4:45 PM


Awards Reception & Raffle