New Hampshire
Occupational Therapy Association

Upcoming events

    • 18 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH
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    Topic: The ICU Diary: A Mental Health Intervention 

    Continuing Education: .2 CEUs / 2 Contact Hours / 

    2 Clock Hours / 2 PDUs *

    *In accordance with NBCOT and AOTA guidelines, the NHOTA is now providing conversions for all possible ways to log continuing education credits.

    Day/Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Venue: Portsmouth Regional Hospital (Classrooms 2 & 3), 333 Borthwick Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 

    Cost: Members - $20

              Non-Members - $35

              Students - $5 (Please bring your student ID)


    Please note recent price changes.  

    Become a member today and save $15.00 on all your SIS registrations! 


    SIS Registrants: You could win a FREE ticket to NHOTA Conference 2019! The member who attends the most SIS events between 8/27/18 and the opening of Conference 2019 registration will be chosen as the winner.  You must be an NHOTA Member and sign in at each SIS event you attend in order to be entered into the contest. 


    Presenters: Hillary Perron, OTS and Jamme Morency, OTR/L

    Presenter bios:

    Hillary Perron is a M.S. in occupational therapy candidate at the University of New Hampshire. She grew up on a farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and attended Stonehill College where she earned a degree in Psychology. Upon graduation, Hillary had the privilege of working with multiple occupational therapists and expert DIR® Floortime providers in a DIR® home program; she was an integral part of a treatment team, providing continuity of care for a nine year old boy on the Autism spectrum. Since Hillary's time in the home program, she has continued to develop and strengthen her skills by working full-time in a school system with adolescents who require specialized education plans and by providing swimming lessons for individuals with motor, sensory, and learning challenges. While at UNH, Hillary completed a 3 month clinical placement in the intensive care unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where she had the privilege of researching and implementing an evidence-based treatment approach to prevent the mental health consequences of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) in critical care survivors. Hillary is passionate about whole-person approach and believes that mental health is inextricably linked to the process of physical healing. She is excited to share the ICU Diary: A Mental Health Intervention with other professionals in the field.

    Jamme Morency is an occupational therapist who graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2009 with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Since graduation she has been working in acute care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She has been working in medical, surgical, and cardiac intensive care units consistently for the last four years. She is part of a multidisciplinary initiative to improve care of ICU patients. She also works per diem at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Concord, NH.


    Goals/objectives:

    1. Understand the purpose of the intervention and how it fits into the OTPF-3.

    2. Understand the main causes of psychological distress in critical care.

    3. Understand the role of OT in the ICU.

    4. Understand the key elements of ICU Diary implementation.

    5. Understand how the intervention reflects occupation-centered practice.


    Presentation Notes:

    The ICU Diary is a psychosocial intervention to help patients and families process trauma and prevent long-term mental health consequences associated with surviving critical illness.

    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH
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    Topic: Introduction to Driver Rehabilitation (Part 1)

    Continuing Education: .2 CEUs / 2 Contact Hours / 

    2 Clock Hours / 2 PDUs *

    *In accordance with NBCOT and AOTA guidelines, the NHOTA is now providing conversions for all possible ways to log continuing education credits.

    Day/Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Venue: Exeter Hospital (Conference Room 4N, 3rd Floor), 5 Alumni Drive, Exeter, NH 

    Cost: Members - $20

              Non-Members - $35

              Students - $5 (Please bring your student ID)


    Please note recent price changes.  

    Become a member today and save $15.00 on all your SIS registrations! 


    SIS Registrants: You could win a FREE ticket to NHOTA Conference 2019! The member who attends the most SIS events between 8/27/18 and the opening of Conference 2019 registration will be chosen as the winner.  You must be an NHOTA Member and sign in at each SIS event you attend in order to be entered into the contest. 


    Presenters: Staci Frazier, OTR/L, CDI, CDRS and Shelagh Gross, OTR, CDI, CDRS

    Presenter Bios: 

    Staci works for a hospital based program called DriveAbility at Exeter Hospital. In 1999, Staci became a NH Certified Driving Instructor and was one of the original founders of DriveAbility and was instrumental in its original design and success. DriveAbility is a comprehensive driver rehabilitation program, Staci does driving evaluations and training with new drivers, senior drivers, low tech and high tech drivers. She became a CDRS in 2000 and has been an active member of the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) at both the chapter and national level. Staci has spoken at a local, regional and national level on various driver rehabilitation related topics. Staci has served ADED on multiple committees, as the Northeast chapter secretary, publications chairperson/NewsBrake Editor,and President. Staci is currently serving the ADED Board of Directors as the secretary and is part of the ADED speaker's bureau. In addition to her years as an occupational therapist specializing in driver rehabilitation, Staci spent two years working as the director of training for one of the largest mobility equipment dealers in the country.

    Shelagh Gross, OTR/L, CDI, CDRS joined the DriveAbility program in 2017. Shelagh has worked as an occupational therapist for 10 years and has been specializing in the field of driver rehabilitation for the past 6 years. She brings a wide range of knowledge about adaptive driving equipment and techniques to evaluate and train individuals with a wide variety of diagnoses.


    Goals/objectives:

    1. Understand the Driver Rehabilitation Process.

    2. Understand client diagnoses and deficits.

    3. Understand training and equipment intervention options.

    4. Understand the roles of a CDRS.

    5. Understand NH requirements/laws.


    Presentation Notes:

    OTs who work with all diagnoses in all settings are appropriate to attend this presentation. Driver Rehabilitation covers new drivers with various developmental and learning disabilities, drivers with medical and physical changes/complications, senior drivers, and many others. This is part 1 of a 2 part driver rehabilitation series, however having both sessions is not a requirement.

    A complete overview of a comprehensive driver rehabilitation program will be discussed. This will include common client diagnoses and deficits. Compensatory training strategies and adaptive driving equipment will be reviewed. Participants will also be educated on the role of a CDRS and NH requirements for driving evaluations and training.

    • 06 Feb 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Exeter Hospital, Exeter, NH
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    Topic: Driving Goals, Intervention, Assessment for the Generalist OT (Part 2)

    Continuing Education: .2 CEUs / 2 Contact Hours / 

    2 Clock Hours / 2 PDUs *

    *In accordance with NBCOT and AOTA guidelines, the NHOTA is now providing conversions for all possible ways to log continuing education credits.

    Day/Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Venue: Exeter Hospital (Conference Room 4N, 3rd Floor), 5 Alumni Drive, Exeter, NH 

    Cost: Members - $20

              Non-Members - $35

              Students - $5 (Please bring your student ID)


    Please note recent price changes.  

    Become a member today and save $15.00 on all your SIS registrations! 


    SIS Registrants: You could win a FREE ticket to NHOTA Conference 2019! The member who attends the most SIS events between 8/27/18 and the opening of Conference 2019 registration will be chosen as the winner.  You must be an NHOTA Member and sign in at each SIS event you attend in order to be entered into the contest. 


    Presenters: Staci Frazier, OTR/L, CDI, CDRS and Shelagh Gross, OTR, CDI, CDRS

    Presenter Bios: 

    Staci works for a hospital based program called DriveAbility at Exeter Hospital. In 1999, Staci became a NH Certified Driving Instructor and was one of the original founders of DriveAbility and was instrumental in its original design and success. DriveAbility is a comprehensive driver rehabilitation program, Staci does driving evaluations and training with new drivers, senior drivers, low tech and high tech drivers. She became a CDRS in 2000 and has been an active member of the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) at both the chapter and national level. Staci has spoken at a local, regional and national level on various driver rehabilitation related topics. Staci has served ADED on multiple committees, as the Northeast chapter secretary, publications chairperson/NewsBrake Editor,and President. Staci is currently serving the ADED Board of Directors as the secretary and is part of the ADED speaker's bureau. In addition to her years as an occupational therapist specializing in driver rehabilitation, Staci spent two years working as the director of training for one of the largest mobility equipment dealers in the country.

    Shelagh Gross, OTR/L, CDI, CDRS joined the DriveAbility program in 2017. Shelagh has worked as an occupational therapist for 10 years and has been specializing in the field of driver rehabilitation for the past 6 years. She brings a wide range of knowledge about adaptive driving equipment and techniques to evaluate and train individuals with a wide variety of diagnoses.


    Goals/objectives:

    1. Understand the components of driving.

    2. Understand the importance of addressing driving during therapy.

    3. Understand screening tools to assess driving potential.

    4. Understand OT treatment interventions to increase skills related to driving.

    5. Understand the roles of a CDRS and when to refer.


    Presentation Notes:

    OTs who work with all diagnoses in all settings are appropriate to attend this presentation. Driver Rehabilitation covers new drivers with various developmental and learning disabilities, drivers with medical and physical changes/complications, senior drivers, and many others. This is part 2 of a 2 part driver rehabilitation series, however having attended part 1 is not a requirement.

    This presentation will examine the role of generalist OTs in acute care, inpatient rehab, home care, school systems/pediatric and outpatient settings in addressing driving with their patients. The components/skills needed for driving will be discussed. Screening tools to assess driving potential and therapy treatment interventions to increase skills related to driving will be introduced. Participants will also be educated on the role of a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist and when to refer.

Past events

05 Nov 2018 Promoting Client Centered Occupational Therapy for Veterans through Military Cultural Competency
20 Oct 2018 NHOTA Fall Conference 2018
28 Aug 2018 Assessment of Functional Cognition with Adults
27 Jun 2018 Making Behavior Change: Use of the Social Cognitive Theory
30 May 2018 Every Moment Counts - Bringing Social Emotional Learning to Your Schools
23 May 2018 The Occupational Profile and the OTPF: Promoting the Distinct Value of OT in Mental Health
02 May 2018 Mindfulness in the Classroom
12 Apr 2018 Tai Chi and Mindful Movement
04 Apr 2018 Building a Goal Bank: A Review of Current Goal Writing Requirements and an Opportunity to Collaborate
27 Mar 2018 Building Hope for Recovery
24 Mar 2018 OT Social with NHOTA
20 Mar 2018 Edema Management Techniques for the Upper Extremity
28 Feb 2018 Art Therapy
21 Feb 2018 3D Prosthetic Hand
30 Jan 2018 Psychospiritual Integration Applied
23 Jan 2018 Psychospiritual Integration Theory: How Spirituality Can Inform Clinical Reasoning
07 Dec 2017 Town Hall Meeting
09 Nov 2017 Art & Music Therapy: Creative Collaborations
21 Oct 2017 Annual Conference
03 Oct 2017 Every Moment Counts - Fall 2017
26 Sep 2017 The Role of OT in Vision Rehabilitation
12 Sep 2017 Psycho-Spiritual Integration Theory
12 Jul 2017 The Hemiplegic Shoulder: Problem Solving for Function
22 Jun 2017 Conquering Behaviors From Within
15 Jun 2017 Addressing the Needs of the Stressed and Dysregulated Clients
10 May 2017 Children & Youth SIS - Enhancing Executive Functioning Skills in the Lives of Your Students
06 May 2017 Every Moment Counts - Spring 2017
03 Apr 2017 Cognition: Behavior and Executive Functions
23 Mar 2017 Tools for Emotion Regulation
08 Mar 2017 Providing Accessible Educational Materials on Chromebooks
08 Feb 2017 Brainstorming and Share Out!
15 Dec 2016 Enhancing Fieldwork Experiences to Support Student Development
28 Nov 2016 Introduction to SBIRT
09 Nov 2016 What Makes Me Special! Unique Expressions of Joy Through the Parent's Eye
15 Oct 2016 2016 Fall Conference
05 Oct 2016 Children & Youth SIS: Evaluation Panel - What Are We Including in Our OT Evaluations & How Do We Word It?
08 Sep 2016 Physical Disability & Gerontology SIS
16 Jun 2016 Coping with Anxiety: Learning to Apply Coping Skills to Help Decrease Anxiety
11 May 2016 Children & Youth SIS Meeting
20 Apr 2016 Phys Dis SIS: CMC Arthroplasties
30 Mar 2016 Children & Youth SIS Meeting
24 Mar 2016 Mental Health SIS Meeting
16 Mar 2016 Monthly Board Meeting
10 Feb 2016 More Executive Functioning and Zones of Regulation
04 Nov 2015 SIS Children & Youth: Executive Function in Students K-12
03 Oct 2015 NHOTA Fall Conference October 3, 2015
23 Sep 2015 SIS Phys Dis Evening Lecture: Soft Anatomy
10 Jun 2015 Ulnar-sided Wrist Pain: Options for Treatment
27 May 2015 OT Children & Youth SIS Meeting: Apps for Education
06 May 2015 Dupuytren's Disease: A Prospectus
15 Apr 2015 OT Children & Youth SIS: Sensory Stations, 4/15/15
11 Mar 2015 OT Children & Youth SIS: Vision Clubs on Wed. 3/11/15
15 Dec 2014 NHOTA January 2015 Board Meeting
15 Dec 2014 NHOTA December 2014 Board Meeting
03 Dec 2014 Children & Youth SIS Meeting: 12/3/14 Drums Alive!
19 Nov 2014 Phys Dis SIS : Splinting for the Thumb: Why and How
17 Nov 2014 NHOTA November 2014 Board Meeting
25 Oct 2014 NHOTA Fall Conference October 25, 2014
20 Oct 2014 NHOTA October 2014 Board Meeting
15 Sep 2014 NHOTA September 2014 Board Meeting
21 Jul 2014 NHOTA July 2014 Board Meeting
16 Jun 2014 NHOTA June 2014 Board Meeting
04 Jun 2014 Children & Youth SIS: Zones of Regulation Program, Wed. June 4, 2014
19 May 2014 NHOTA May 2014 Board Meeting
03 May 2014 2014 NHOTA Spring Event
30 Apr 2014 Children & Youth SIS Meeting: "What Color is Monday?" with Carrie Cariello
21 Apr 2014 NHOTA April 2014 Board Meeting
17 Mar 2014 NHOTA March 2014 Board Meeting
17 Feb 2014 NHOTA February 2014 Board Meeting
12 Feb 2014 Children & Youth SIS Meeting: On Target OT
20 Jan 2014 NHOTA January 2014 Board Meeting
11 Dec 2013 OT Children and Youth SIS Meeting
04 Dec 2013 Phys Dis SIS Meeting: Thermoplastic Splinting Materials
20 Nov 2013 Phys Dis SIS Meeting: MYOFASCIAL RELEASE
18 Nov 2013 NHOTA November 2013 Board Meeting
30 Oct 2013 Children& Youth SIS Meeting October 30, 2013
25 Oct 2013 2013 NHOTA Fall Event
21 Oct 2013 NHOTA October 2013 Board Meeting
16 Sep 2013 NHOTA September 2013 Board Meeting
17 Jun 2013 NHOTA June 2013 Board Meeting
08 Jun 2013 Maine OT Association 2013 Spring Conference
08 Jun 2013 MeOTA Spring Conference
20 May 2013 NHOTA May 2013 Board Meeting
15 May 2013 Phys Dis SIS Meeting: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
17 Apr 2013 "Make it and Take it" - Children and Youth SIS Meeting
15 Apr 2013 NHOTA April 2013 Board Meeting
13 Apr 2013 NHOTA Spring Event: Drug Free Interventions for Challenging Behaviors
06 Apr 2013 The Related Service Provider's Guide to Writing Measureable IEP Goals
18 Mar 2013 NHOTA March 2013 Board Meeting
13 Mar 2013 Children & Youth SIS Meeting
18 Feb 2013 NHOTA February 2013 Board Meeting
28 Jan 2013 NHOTA January 2013 Board Meeting : CANCELLED 1/28/13
23 Jan 2013 Children & Youth SIS Meeting
19 Nov 2012 NHOTA November Board Meeting
02 Nov 2012 Myofascial Release Training Seminar
26 Oct 2012 2012 NHOTA Fall Event
15 Oct 2012 NHOTA October Board Meeting
14 Oct 2012 Write On! Understand and treat visual/vestibular based difficulties to improve handwriting
28 Sep 2012 Child Yoga Training
26 Sep 2012 Children & Youth SIS Meeting
24 Sep 2012 AOTA Capitol Hill Day
21 Sep 2012 Spiral Foundation Sensory Integration Course
17 Sep 2012 NHOTA Board Meeting
18 Jun 2012 NHOTA Board Meeting 6 PM
30 May 2012 Children& Youth SIS Meeting

New Hampshire Occupational Therapy Association   

Office: 1 Simons Lane, Suite 2, Newmarket, NH 03857
Mail: P.O. Box 842, Durham, NH 03824 
Phone: (603) 868-7475


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