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Upcoming events

    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • LSU Allied Health

    Northwest District's meeting will be held at 6:30 pm at the LSU Allied Health building.

    • 01 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital


          Measurement of Adult Neurological Outcomes in

    Occupational Therapy


    • Learn about easy assessments you can use to

         standardize your practice


    • Report patient outcomes more effectively


    • Opportunity for 0.6 CEUs (6 contact hours)


    • Low cost and local! 


    Course Objectives:

    Following attendance at the seminar, participants will be 

    able to:

    1. Define the importance of using standardized measures 

    in occupational therapy practice and report the quality

    and reimbursement related implications.

    2.  Examine various measurement tools, tests, instruments, scales,

    and assessments that can be used in the practice of the adult

    neurological client.

    3. Discuss administration and scoring issues associated

    with standardized measurement.

    4. Assess the utility of appropriate measures for their

    individual practice.

    5. Develop methods to incorporate these tools post-training


    Tentative Schedule:


    8:00-8:30 Registration and Breakfast

    8:30-9:15 Overview of Reimbursement Issues &

    Standardized Measures

    9:15-10:15 Measures of Cognition

    10:15-10:30 Break

    10:30-12:00 Measures of Function and Daily Living

    12:00-1:00 Lunch Break


    1:00-2:30 Measures of Motor Function

    2:30-2:45 Break

    2:45-4:00 Measures of Sensation, Psychosocial & QOL

    Measures; Wrap-Up



    Mark Blanchard, OTD, OTR, ATP- Dr. Blanchard received 

    his doctorate in Occupational Therapy in 2010 and has

    over 25 years of clinical experience with the

    neurological population and in upper extremity

    rehabilitation. He serves as the Academic Fieldwork

    Coordinator for LSUHSC Occupational Therapy (OT)

    department and instructs both neurological and 

    orthopedic coursework in the curriculum.


    Barbara M. Doucet, PhD, LOTR- Dr. Doucet received her 

    doctorate in Kinesiology in 1997 and has 34 years of

    clinical experience with the neurological population,

    specializing in treatment of persons with chronic stroke.

    Her research focuses on motor and functional recovery

    in chronic state. She oversees the Free Stroke Clinic that

    is embed within the OT curriculum at LSUHSC and

    supported by a Christopher & Dana Reeve grant. She

    instructs the research coursework in the LSUHSC OT






Past events

02 Nov 2017 Presentation to LSU New Orleans Students
07 Oct 2017 LOTA Board of Directors
05 Oct 2017 BPCC Presentation to Students
04 Oct 2017 LSU Shreveport Presentation to Students
30 Sep 2017 An occupational therapist's approach to vestibular therapy: applying principles in various settings
09 May 2017 LOTA Legislative Day 2017
21 Apr 2017 2017 LOTA Spring Conference
20 Feb 2017 South Central District Workshop - Edema Management
07 Oct 2016 Current Concepts in Pain Science: Manual Therapy Techniques for Minimizing Pain and Maximizing Function
23 Jun 2016 Occupational Therapy Gulf Coast Educational Symposium
25 May 2016 South Central District Meeting
03 May 2016 LOTA Legislative Day 2016
31 Mar 2016 Approved Provider
12 Mar 2016 Southern Student Conclave
08 Mar 2016 South Central District Meeting
05 Dec 2015 Wheelchair Rehabilitation
22 Sep 2015 South Central District Meeting
09 Sep 2015 Southeast District Meeting
22 Aug 2015 Prosthetics and Successful Rehabilitation of Upper Limb Amputee
19 May 2015 Legislative Day
16 May 2015 NDT Two-Day Course
24 Mar 2015 Acadiana District Meeting
06 Mar 2015 LOTA Spring Conference & Annual Business Meeting
18 Oct 2014 The Complex Shoulder: Where is the Pain Coming From?
15 May 2014 Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities
28 Apr 2014 Legislative Day
21 Mar 2014 LOTA Spring Conference & Annual Business Meeting
24 Feb 2014 Southeast District Meeting
24 Feb 2014 Northeast District Meeting
01 Jun 2013 AOTA Fieldwork Educators Certification Course
28 Mar 2013 Acadiana District Meeting
22 Mar 2013 LOTA Spring Conference & Annual Business Meeting
14 Mar 2013 Northeast District Meeting
20 Feb 2013 Southeast District Meeting
30 Nov 2012 Fall Workshop
22 Sep 2012 September Seminar - Low Vision Rehabilitation
19 Jun 2012 LOTA Acadiana District Meeting
22 May 2012 Acadiana District Meeting
27 Mar 2012 Legislative Day
23 Mar 2012 LOTA Spring Conference & Annual Business Meeting
02 Dec 2011 LOTA December Workshop

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