2021 Annual NJOTA Conference

REUNITE: Coming Back Together to Build and Renew Connections

The NJOTA 2021 Annual Conference will be held virtually with live sessions October 9th and 10th. Join us from the comfort of your home on your favorite screen! Recordings will be available to attendees through November 30th.

Join us to gain knowledge and insight from leaders in the profession to maximize your impact with clients. Reconnect with the value of OT and the importance of advocacy to advance our profession.

Day One | Day Two

Please note:
*Short courses will be run concurrently; the sessions will be recorded (unless requested otherwise by the presenter).
*Poster sessions will be run concurrently in 
breakout rooms; they will not be recorded.

Saturday, October 9th
8:45am Welcome
Nancy Fong, MS, OTR/L
NJOTA Education Committee Chair
9:00am Short Course Sessions #1
A Top-Down, Client-Centered & Occupation Focused Approach: Visual Activity Sort
Katie O'Day, MOT, OTR/L
Caring for the Dementia Caregiver
Richard J. Bassett III, OTD, OTR/L, CDP, MSHAPI
Application and Evidence for Use of the Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship-Based (DIR) Model Across Home, Clinic, and School Settings; New Initiatives for Children and Youth in NJ
Susan Smith-Foley, OTD, MPA, OTR/L | Natalie Kitts, MS, OTR/L
10:15am Poster Sessions #1
Dance Participation During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Perceptions Older Adults
Victor M. Camacho, OTD, OTR/L, L.Ac. | Jocelyn Lee, OTS | Rona Mae Baluyut, OTS 
Sean Taylor, OTS | Justin Fauder, OTS

The Gap Between ADA Accessibility and Inclusivity of Playgrounds in the United States for Children and Caregivers of All Abilities
AnnMarie Murphy, OTD, OTR/L, CIMI-2 | Mollie Dawson, OTS | Kalli Kaney, OTS | Kaitlyn Vinals, OTS Abigail Sharrer, OTS
Improving Social-Emotional Health in Youth During Covid-19
Kelsey Mullen, OTS | Morgan Maksyn, OTS
Kalie Onukiavage, OTS | AnnMarie Murphy, OTD, OTR/L, CIMI-2

Older Adults: Learn to Connect with Tech
Lauren Walker, OTS | Monica Lucianna, OTS | Meghan Donnelly, OTS | Giovanna Garcia, OTS
Kaitlyn Boyce, OTSVictor M. Camacho, OTD, OTR/L, L.Ac

10:45am Short Course Sessions #2
Federal Regulatory Round Up: Your Role in Advocacy
Kathleen Weissberg, MS, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Neurodiversity and Inclusion - Expanding Roles for Occupational Therapists in New Jersey Schools
Deirdre Azzopardi, OTD
12:00pm Keynote Address
Reuniting with a New Perspective
Jenny Martinez,
12:45pm Lunch Break
1:15pm Short Course Sessions #3
Let's Talk About Sex, OT: Sex Toys as Adaptive Equipment
Breanne M. Grasso
Determining Appropriately Ambitious Goals for Students on IEP's
Sandra Rogers, Ph.D., OTR/L
Chronic Edema: Under-Recognized and Over-Looked in OT
Emily Calahan, OTR/L, CLT, CBIS, CKTP
note: this session is not recorded per the presenter's request
2:30pm Poster Sessions #2
From Deprivation to Occupational Engagement: Occupational Therapy's Role in Human Trafficking
Stephanie Poma, OTS | Danielle Centi, DrOT (Contributor)
Addressing Phantom Limb Pain Through Occupational Participation: A Qualitative Study of Support Group Participants
Victor M. CamachoOTD, OTR/L, L.Ac
OT Interactive Community Map: Promoting Socialization Through Technology
AnnMarie Murphy, OTD, OTR/L, CIMI-2 | Kayleigh Frey, OTSMeghan O'Neill, OTS 
Caroline Prasalowicz, OTSGabrielle Savidge, OTS

The Occupational Therapy Practitioner's Role in Student Transition Planning for Life After High School
Catherine Campbell, OTD, OTR/LAnnMarie Murphy, OTD, OTR/L, CIMI-2
The Lived Experiences of Scuba Divers with Mobility Adaptations
Amelia Chulyakov, OTD, OTRVictor M. CamachoOTD, OTR/L, L.Ac
3:00pm Wrap Up & Thank You

*Agenda Subject to Change: Updated October 8th at 4:30pm


Sunday, October 10th
8:45am Welcome
Felicia Chew, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, FNAP
NJOTA President
9:00am Short Course Sessions #1
The Heart of the Matter: Exploring Community Programming for Cardiac Care
Samantha Krych, OTDS
Kids Do Well if They Can! Implementing the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions Model Into Your OT Practice
Greg Santucci, MS, OTR
Trauma-Informed Care in Women and Girls
Meryl Marger Picard, PhD, MSW, OTR
Mara C. Podvey,
Occupations and Occupational Therapy in Correctional Facilities
Sandra Rogers, Ph.D., OTR/L
10:15am Poster Sessions #1
Parents’ and Caregivers’ Perceptions and Preferences of Their Child’s Telehealth vs In-person Occupational Therapy Services
Mariann E. Moran, OTD, OTR, CHT | Jordyn Blaney, OTS | Solimar Chavana, OTS
Sojourna Bartholomew, OTS | Katie Hoffman, OTS | Carli Shaw, OTS
The Effects of Covid-19 on Get FIT: Exercise, Nutrition & Social Participation Among Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
Mary Kientz, OTD, MS | Fiona Quigley, OTS | Dana Bibeault, OTS
M. Alysia Mastrangelo, PhD, PT | Joan Perks, PhD, APN-C, CNE

Occupational Therapy's Role in Obstetrics and Maternity Care
Chasady Wilford, OTS | Kimberly A. Furphy, DHSc, OT
Navigating Daily Occupations with Post Covid Syndrome
AnnMarie Murphy, OTD, OTR/L, CIMI-2 | Erin Richardson, OTS | Huidan Mei, OTS
Recommendations for Implementing Mirror Therapy After Amputation and Stroke
Victor M. Camacho, OTD, OTR/L, L.Ac | Jamie Provisor, OTD, OTR/L | Ashley Fuentes, OTDS
10:45am Short Course Sessions #2
The Development of an Occupational Therapy-Based Vocational Program Within Secondary Education to Assist Students with the School-to-Work Transition
Jennifer C. George, OTD, OTR, COTA
note: this session is not recorded per the presenter's request

From Competence to Humility: The Evolution of Inclusive Care
John R. Patro Jr., OTD, OTR/L
AT Aware: Providing Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practitioners Access to Assistive Technology Device Literacy
Kyla Vacchio | Mariann E. Moran, OTD, OTR, CHTAlexandra Mendez
Assessment of Sensory Integration and Processing Across the Lifespan
Douglene Jackson, Ph.D., OTR/L
note: this session is not recorded per the presenter's request
12:00pm Lunch Break
12:30pm Poster Sessions #2
Pediatric Occupational Therapists' Perceptions of the Efficacy of Telehealth and Job Satisfaction Before and After the Onset of Covid-19
Mariann E. Moran, OTD, OTR, CHT | Rachel Olson, OTS | Stephanie Livia, OTS | Diana Cruz, OTS
Alicia Dalia, OTS | Aekyung Kim, OTS
The Lifelong Learner: Adults with Disabilities Transitioning to Continuing Education
Kelly Malanga, OTD
Interdisciplinary Stroke Education Program in Acute Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic
David Santacroce, OTR/L
Understanding CRPS and Fibromyalgia: Treatment, Advocacy and Modifications
AnnMarie Murphy, OTD, OTR/L, CIMI-2 | Kayleigh Frey, OTS
Outcome Measure for Adults with Intellectual Disability and Dementia
Namrata Grampurohit, PhD, OTR/L | Eileen Herge, OTD, OTR/L | Kathryn Pears, MPPM 
Kathy Service, MS, FNP-BC | Seth Keller, MD
Kid Kapable: Occupational Therapy Using Gymnastics as the Means for Change for Social Participation
Claudia Salinas, OTD
1:00pm Wrap Up & Thank You

*Agenda Subject to Change: Updated October 8th at 5:40pm