Thank you for joining us for the 2018 GOTA Annual Conference and Business Meeting.
In an effort to Go Green GOTA will be providing access to speaker handouts digitally.
Please find links to the available Speaker Handouts below.
Please click here to view the: 2018 GOTA Conference Program
Please click here to view the: 2018 Conference Schedule

Friday, October 5, 2018                                                                                                                                 


 Session 1

Fall Prevention: Assessment And Interventions For The Occupational Therapy Professional: Kara Martineau Ross, MPH, OTR/L, CHT

Fall Prevention.pdf 

Tackling The Pain Epidemic As An OT Practitioner: Matthew Underwood, PT, DPT, OCS; Robin Underwood, PhD, OT/L

Tackling the Pain Epidemic as an OT Practitioner GOTA Conf 2018.pdf

Tackling the Pain Epidemic as an OT Practitioner Online Handout.pdf

Sensory Motor Assessment: Angela Edney, MSA, OTR/L Jackie Maynor, OTR/L; Tamera Paulk, OTR/L

Sensory Motor Assessment

Annual Georgia Consortium For Fieldwork Education Meeting: Charles Shadle, OTD, OTR/L

No Handouts Available 


 Session 2


Orthotics Workshop: “The Thumb Spica Orthotic”: Rob McClellan, OTR/L, CHT; Missy Thurlow, MBA, OTR/L, CHT; Stephanie Kiel, OTR/L, CHT; Graham Reeves, MS, OTR/L; Corey McIntyre, MS, OTR/L

 No Handouts Available

Collaborative Approach To Activities And Wellness For Individuals With Dementia: Tamera Paulk OTR/L; Angela Edney, MSA, OTR/L; Jackie Maynor, OTR/L

Collaborative Approach to Activities and Wellness for Ind with Dementia Handout GA Occupational Therapy Assoication (002).pdf 

The Hidden Cost Of Caring And Caregiving: Compassion Fatigue And Burnout In Healthcare Professionals And Informal Caregivers: Erin Brennan Povse, MS, OTR/L

Hidden Cost of Caring and Caregiving 

Education For The Fieldwork Educator: Celeste Alexander, MS, OTR/L; Marsena Devoto, MSOT, OTD, OTR/L; Charles Shadle, OTD, OTR/L

No Handouts Available 

Saturday, October 6, 2018                                                                                                             


Session 3

Keynote Address: Sparking Change: Amy Lamb, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, AOTA President

               No Handouts Available

9:15- 10:15am

 Session 4

Where Does Your Older Adult Client Want To Be In 10 Years? Presenting The Upstream Living Program: Nancy L. Fowler, OTD, OTR/L

 No Handouts Available

Shaping The Future Of Occupational Therapists By Promoting The Use Of Professional Reasoning Skills Through International Fieldwork: Elizabeth Burch, OTD, OTR/L; M. Irma Alvarado, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA, GOTA President

 Shaping the Future of Occupational Therapists

Pediatric Pharmacology and Implications for Occupational Therapy: Adrianne Gurley, MS, OTR/L, OTD, EdD; Marcus Gurley, JR., PharmD, RPH

 Pediatric Pharmacology and Implications for Occupational Therapy

OT and Health Literacy: Current Practices and Recommended Actions: Kay Graham, PhD, OTR/L; Christopher Galati, MSOT, OTR/L

GOTA 2018 Health Literacy Presentation-handout.pdf


Session 5

Business Meeting and Lunch



Session 6

Poster Presentations


 Session 7

The Refugee Crisis And Georgia: How Does Occupational Therapy Fit In?: Karen McWater, OTS; Payton Pritchard, OTS; Christine Sherwood, OTS; Wei Wang, OTS

GOTA Handout - The Refugee Crisis and Georgia .pdf 

Yoga As An Intervention For Prevention And Wellness In Occupational Therapy: Elena Wheeler, COTA/L, RYT 500, NCTM/L

Yoga an intervention GOTA 2018.pptx

Neuroprotective Practice Standards In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) And What That Means For Practice In Pediatrics: Jenene W. Craig, PhD, MBA, OTR/L, CNT, NIDCAP; Kristen V. Lark OTR/L

Neuroprotective Practice Standards in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit  


 Session 8

Update On Current AOTA Strategic Initiatives For Georgia OT Practitioners: Audrey Gargiullo, MS, OTR/L; Erin Brennan Povse, MS, OTR/L

Update on Current AOTA Strategic Initiatives for Georgia


Examining The Phenomenon Of Failure To Fail In Fieldwork Education: Charles Shadle, OTD, OTR/L

 No Handouts Available

GOTA Research Committee: Shaping The Future Of Research In Georgia Together: Teal Benevides, PhD, MS, OTR/L; Kristen Lueck, MOT, OTR/L, BCPR; Tamara Mills, PhD, OTR/L, ATP; Jenene Craig PhD, MBA, OTR/L, CNT, NIDCAP

No Handouts Available 

Use Of The Alert Programâ With Adults With DD/ID: Benjamin Keeling, OTS, Jennifer Allison, OTD, OTR/L; Mary Shotwell, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA

No Handouts Available 

Sunday, October 7, 2018                                                                                                                                

7:00- 8:00am

Session 9

Occupational Therapy Self-Care Through Yoga And Tai Chi*: Elena Wheeler, COTA/L, RYT 500, NCTM/L

Yoga an intervention GOTA 2018.pptx


Session 10

Legislative And Regulatory Issues: Aileen Deogracias, OTR/L & Tom Bauer, Lobbyist

No Handouts Available 


Session 11

Occupational Therapy And Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Kristen Allen, OTR/L

Pelvic Floor.pdf

Georgia OT Licensure Update: Rob McClellan, OTR/L, CHT; Mary Shotwell, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA

 No Handouts Available

Improving Self-Determination: A Strengths-Based Transition Intervention For A Youth With ASD: Teal Benevides, PhD, OTR/L

Self-Determination Handout 2018.pdf

Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention For Tics: An Emerging Practice Area For Occupational Therapy: Debi Hinerfeld, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics 


Session 12

Skilled Maintenance: Regulation And Patient Advocacy: Jackie Maynor, OTR/L; Tamera Paulk, OTR/L; Angela Edney, MSA, OTR/L

Skilled Maintenance 

The Emerging Practice Niche: Exploring Your Entrepreneurial Itch In Occupational Therapy: Kay Richardson, OTA/L, C.E.A.S

 No Handouts Available

Occupational Therapy & Bathroom Transfer Technologies. What Is Our Role, And Where Should We Go?  Susan Lee, MS, OTR/L; Evan Fowler, MID/S; Jon Sanford, M.Arch

Bathroom Transfer Technologies

A Best Practice Model In A Hospital System-Development, Practice, And Implementation Using An Oncology Framework: Cheri Romero, OT/L

A Best Practice Model In A Hospital System-Development Practice and Implementation Using An Oncology Framework.pdf