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Finding Your Voice:
Addressing the Under-Recognition of Occupational Therapy in Daily Practice

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Finding Your Voice: Addressing the Under-Recognition of Occupational Therapy in
Daily Practice

Wednesday, December 27, 2023
7 pm (CT) | 8 pm (ET)
$40 | 2.5 Contact Hour, 0.25 CEUs

Educational level: Introductory

Category: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery, Professional Issues, Foundational Knowledge

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How many times have we as OTs OTAs, and students explained what occupational therapy is to only be faced with more confusion by our families, friends, coworkers, and clients?  Maybe you concerned that occupational therapy is not being utilized enough in your setting? 

Sure, we all do our best, but it's hard to navigate those discussions in our fast-paced work world. Join Kim and Niccole as they delve into the evidence and literature to determine just how under-recognized occupational therapy is and what may contribute to the problem.  

You may be surprised to find out how OT practitioners are contributing to their own lack of recognition, but don't worry because you will learn strategies that can address this big issue in our profession and how to use them the next time you are at work.  This course provides practical strategies that can easily be implemented into any daily practice setting.

What better way to combat burnout than to empower ourselves and our amazing profession?

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students
This occupational therapy continuing education course uses the following instructional methods: visual aides (ie slides), discussion board, guided note taking, and learning, and practice opportunities.
Content disclosure: This course does not exclusively focus on any specific product or service.

Presented by:
Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L
Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L
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Benefits of this course: At the completion of this course, participants will:
  • Describe 2 factors that contribute to the under recognition of occupational therapy.
  • Explain 2 strategies that an everyday practitioner can utilize to address the under recognition of occupational therapy in their current practice setting.
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Aspire OT is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development.
Course approval ID# 08157
This Distance Learning-Interactive course is offered at 0.2CEUs (Introductory level, OT Service Delivery, Professional Issues, Foundational Knowledge)
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

What OTs and OTAs are saying about these courses

"Thanks for another fantastic class!!! I wish I physically worked with both of you! You have reignited my passion for OT services!!!"

OTA Course Participant for OT's Role in Treating Chronic Pain

" I learned some more ways to continue to advocate from your presentation! This is was so encouraging and making me feel not so alone! Keep it up ladies! "

OT Course Participant for Finding Your Voice: Addressing the Underrecognition of Occupational Therapy in Daily Practice

"It was fascinating! I loved it! Very understandable and relatable. I feel like I can apply it in areas to most of my caseload even if the focus of care is not mental health related."

OT Course Participant for OT & Mental Health: Applying the Practice Framework From the Lived Experience
Instructor bioS
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Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L
Aspire OT Founding Partner

Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L has 29 years of experience working in occupational therapy in a variety of settings. She is a certified life coach and has an extensive background in clinical program development, leadership, administration and reimbursement. Kimberly served as clinical lead for an outpatient occupational therapy pain program for 5 years.  . 


Financial: Kim is compensated as Founding Partners of Aspire OT.

Non Financial: Kim serves as Founding Partners of Aspire OT, which has partnerships and affiliations as noted on the Partner and Affiliation sections of the Aspire OT website.
Kimberly and Niccole, together, developed an outpatient occupational therapy pain program. They have authored two continuing education articles on the subject of chronic pain and opioid guidelines. Kim and Niccole were the co-authors of the AOTA official document "Occupational Therapy's Role in Treating Pain".  They have also served as contributing authors to an occupational therapy textbook on the subject of occupational therapy's role in pain management. Kim and Niccole were honored to be invited as the 2023 Distinguished Lecturers for the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Occupational Therapy Program. They have traveled across the country serving as instructors for various courses on the subject of pain and non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of pain. Niccole and Kim have successfully utilized coaching strategies in their practice and are excited to be able to share their experience with other occupational therapy practitioners. 
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Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L
Aspire OT Founding Partner

Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L found her way to occupational therapy through her first profession in television news producing. She is grateful one story lead to changing to such an amazing profession as occupational therapy. She is in her 10th year of clinical practice. She treated for 4.5 years at an outpatient occupational therapy pain program.
Financial: Niccole is compensated as a Founding Partner of Aspire OT.

Non Financial: Niccole serves as Founding Partners of Aspire OT, which has partnerships and affiliations as noted on the Partner and Affiliation sections of the Aspire OT website.
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Purchase a subscription for only $49 more to have this course and 31 hours of additional CEs! 

Course Outline

 0 - 5 minutes

 6-10 minutes 

11-20 minutes

21-30 minutes

31-44 minutes

45-103 minutes

104-114 minutes

115-120 minutes

 Introduction and Objectives 

Survey participants - poll 

Just how under-recognized is OT?

Why should OT practitioners be concerned?

Why is OT under-recognized?

What can OT practitioners do about it?


Wrap Up
Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Payment of the course in full
  • Attend webinar in its entirety
  • Complete Attestation of Attendance
  • View course videos in entirety
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
  • Complete the Post Course Evaluation
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
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No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

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