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I attended my first OT conference, the Massachusetts Association for Occuaptional Therapy (MAOT) conference on October 29, 2010.


I attened two lectures

1) Children, Trauma and Sensory Issues
Jean MacLachlan, PhD Candidate, OTR/L
Level: Intermediate
AOTA Classification Code: Domain of OT and OT Process – Areas of Occupation
(education) and Intervention [childhood trauma] Learn about the connection between childhood neglect and trauma and sensory processing issues. Understand what some of the behaviors mean and how to support daily classroom
participation with accommodations and environmental modifications.
Learning Objectives:
By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
• Identify the impact of trauma on pediatric development.
• Describe the connection between trauma and sensory issues.
• Explain the influence of trauma on daily function.




2) Groups with Children
Presenter: Beth Jackson-Gagne, MS, OTR/L, Founder Baby Stay Asleep, LLC; Mary
Alicia Barnes, OTR/L; Tufts University, Boston School of Occupational Therapy
Level: Introductory
AOTA Classification Code: OT Process – Intervention [group]
Occupational therapy practitioners need to effectively run groups with children integrating multiple frames of reference based on needs of group members, yet relative to
context/setting. The clinical reasoning process and functional outcomes for groups with children will be explored.
Learning Objectives:
By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
• Identify key elements of structure and process for group intervention with
• Discuss frames of reference guiding clinical reasoning and decision-making.
• Enhance own leadership skills for running groups with children.


To learn more about this conference, click here for the brochure!


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