5th Annual Conference

 March 2-3, 2018
  Red Lion Hotel, 
Anaheim CA 

Event Schedule


Conference Schedule Overview

(Presentation topics and schedule are subject to change)

Friday, March 2nd, 8:30am-3:45pm
Lunch on your own

"The Size Matters Handwriting Program: Proven. Practical. Imbeddable. Measurable."
Beverly Moskowitz, DOT MS OTR/L FAOTA
President/CEO Real OT Solutions

NBCOT & Assessment Tool Update
Shaun Conway - NBCOT Senior Director, External & Regulatory Affairs
Amanda Wynn - Western Psychological Services (WPS)

"What's Next?" 
What happens to our students when they leave the school system as adults?  This panel-led discussion explores housing, employment, and community options for our students as well as the skills they need to access the available options.

"Ask the Experts" 
The "Ask the Experts" session is a perennial favorite of conference attendees.  It is an open-mic format during which attendees direct questions to a panel of DIS/school-based OT experts.

Vendor Expo


Saturday, March 3rd, 8:30am-3:30pm
Lunch provided

"Building Resilience and Minimizing Burnout in School-Based Practice" 
Pamela Stephenson, OTD OTR/L
Mary Baldwin University

OTAC Update: California School Credential Initiative
Lisa Test, OTAC Co-Chair of the School-Based Practice Sub-Committee

"Workload Management" 
Moderator-led discussion regarding the factors that impact our workloads (e.g. inappropriate referrals, difficulty discharging students from services, assessment/report writing, service delivery trends, teacher/administration collaboration and support, etc.) and effective strategies used in various school districts.

Fine Motor Boot Camp
Julie Marzano MS OTR/L & Emily McCarthy M.S. CCC-SLP

"Using Video Modeling to Teach Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Disorder" 
Dr. Marjorie H. Charlop, PhD, BCBA
Claremont McKenna College
Director - The Claremont Autism Center

Vendor Expo

Please let us know if you would be interested in assisting us in coordinating the conference and/or presenting at the conference.  We welcome proposals from individuals at all levels of experience.  This is a friendly audience of peer professionals and we encourage submissions from first-time presenters as well as those who are more experienced! 
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