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AROTA 2022 Motivate Conference

  • 07/22/2022
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Baptist Health College, 11900 Colonel Glenn Rd, Little Rock, AR 72210


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  • Regular rates apply after 06/15/2022
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  • Early Bird pricing if you register before 06/15/2022
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  • Regular rates apply after 06/15/22
  • Signage at the Break;

    1/3 Page color ad in the course materials; and

    Logo on Course Materials
  • Logo on Thank you as a Gold Sponsor; and

    Name on Course Materials
  • 6 foot table, 2 chairs, electricity if you bring your own extension cord and powerstrip; and conference registration for two
  • 6 foot table, 2 chairs, electricity if you bring your own extension cord and powerstrip
  • 1/2 Page color ad in the course materials;

    Logo on Thank you as a Gold Sponsor;

    Logo on Course Materials; and

    Exhibit space including 6 foot table and two chairs
  • Signage

    Full Page color ad in the course materials;

    Logo on Thank you as a Platinum Sponsor;

    Logo on Course Materials;

    Exhibit space including 6 foot table and two chairs and with two representatives/attendees; and

    Allow to address the attendees briefly at the start of the conference.
  • 1/4 Page color ad in the course materials;

    Logo on Thank you as a Silver Sponsor; and

    Logo on Course Materials


2022 signifies the rebirth of the AROTA Annual Conference.  The Conference has been renamed the Motivate Conference as that is what we seek to do. 

  • Motivate you to be a part of something greater than yourself.  
  • Motivate you to step up and take action.  
  • Motivate you to be the best OT/OTA that you can be.
  • Motivate you to truly care an appreciate your profession

Motivate will offer you:

  • The tools to succeed in your career in occupational therapy, whether in a hospital, outpatient clinic, home health, pediatric practice, nursing home, assisted living or wherever your future takes you
  • The skills to also aid your patients to succeed 
  • Networking to aid in your growth as an occupational therapy practitioner
  • The knowledge to be a proactive in legislation effecting the profession of occupational therapy in the state of Arkansas
  • Management/business skills not taught in occupational therapy school
  • Knowledge of the research being done by others in Arkansas

Registration Begins April 1, 2022.


Friday, July 22, 2022

  • ·        7am- 8am           Board breakfast
  • ·        8:00-8:30am       Registration/Exhibitor Time/Student and Professional Poster Presentations
  • ·        8:30-10:30          Course 1             
  • ·        8:30-9:30
  • o   Track I: Assessment and Intervention of Psychosocial Barriers among Hand Therapy Clients (60 min) - Todd Sanders, OTR/L
  • o   Track II: Assistive Technology: What You Need to Know as You Plan for Inclusive Access (60 min) - Jessica Krug, M.S., OTR/L, ATP, CBIS, and Katelynn Estes, OTD, OTR/L
  • ·        9:30-10:30
  • o   Track I: American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee: Advancing the Profession Through Advocacy (60 min) - Brittany Saviers, PhD, OTR/L, and Dawn Sonnier, OTR/L
  • o   Track II: Role of the OT Working with Blind and Visually Impaired Children (60 min) - Cary Smith, M.S., OTR/L, NBCOT certified, AOTA Low Vision Badges I and II
  • ·        10:30-11:00        Break
  • ·        11:00-12:30        Course 2
  • ·        Track I: Building Cultural Bridges: Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Academic Learning (IDEAL‐OT) (60 min) - Nancy Damarh, OTD, MSHS, OTR/L, CLT
  • ·        Track II: NBCOT® National Certification Exam: Information You Need to Know (60 min) – Barbra Williams, DrOT, MS, OTR/L, and Shaun Conway, OTR/L
  • ·        12:30-2:00          Lunch – Sponsored lunch served on campus
  • ·        Student Poster Presentations will be during this time for presentations for attendees to browse after their lunch.
  • ·        2:00-3:30             Course 3
  • ·        Track I: Choosing Wisely – Collaborating to Choose Wisely (90 min) – Andrea Brown, OTR/L, Melissa Bowen, OTR/L, Melissa Foster, OTR/L, Amber Billingsly, OTR/L, Todd Sanders, OTR/L, and Laura Parnell, COTA/L
  • ·        Track II: Best Practices in School-Based Occupational Therapy – Practical Application of the Guidance Document for OT in Arkansas Public Schools (90 min) - Maria A. Ball, OTD, OTR/L, and Jessica Barnett-Krug, M.S., OTR/L, ATP, CBIS
  • ·        3:30-3:45             Break
  • ·        3:45-5:15             Course 4
  • ·        Track I: Yoga Balance: Decreasing Falls to Increase ADL Performance in Seniors (90 min) - Arwen McDaniel, COTA/L
  • §  Important: This session is a hands-on workshop that will require a change of clothes suitable for facilitating yoga positioning. Yoga mats and towels are also encouraged.
  • ·        Track II: Embracing Neurodiversity: Examining Context to Enhance Social-Emotional Learning and Self-Regulation Outcomes (90 min) - Amy Stark (Vaughan), OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Saturday, July 23, 2022

  • ·        8:00-8:30             Registration/Breakfast
  • ·        8:30-10:00          Course 5
  • ·        Track I: OT in Primary Health Care: A New Frontier (90 min) - Sherry Muir, PhD, OTR/L
  • ·        Track II: Commonly Performed Hand Surgeries and the Re‐habilitation Approaches (90 min) - Theresa Wyrick, MD, and Mark Ellis, OTR/L, CHT
  • ·        10:00-10:30        Break
  • ·        10:30-11:30        Course 6
  • ·        Track I: Panel Presentation - Cohort Analysis of Four Graduating Classes of OT Students' Knowledge of Aging (60 min) - Brittany Saviers, PhD, OTR/L, LaVona Traywick, PhD, Terry Griffin, PhD, and Teressa Brown, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS
  • ·        Track II: Important Professional Updates from the American Occupational Therapy Association including Question and Answer portion (60 min) – Jeremy Furniss
  • ·        11:30-12:30
  • ·        Track I (Option 1): The Role of Occupational Therapy in Working with the Homeless Population (60 min) - Grace Velte, OTS, and Dr. Catherine Acre, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
  • ·        Track I (Option 2): Trauma Informed Care with an Emphasis within the Refugee Population (60 min) - Deborah Glangluff, Sc.D., OTR/L, and Karly K. Waller, OTS
  • ·        Track II:Applying Our OT Resources: Forging Friendships with Frameworks and Models (60 min) - Anna Bee Harris, OTR/L, OTD
  • ·        12:30-1:30          Lunch Break
  • ·        1:30-2:30
  • ·        Track I: Role of Advocacy in Occupational Therapy (60 min) - Michelle Jackson, OTD, MBA, OTR/L
  • ·        Track II: A Longitudinal Study of the Effect of an International Level One Fieldwork Experience on Interprofessional & Cultural Competencies (60 min) - Brittany Saviers, PhD, OTR/L, LaVona Traywick, PhD, Andree Ledbetter, OTD, OTR/L, and Deborah Glangluff, Sc.D., OTR/L

11 contact hours possible

What a line up!  There is something for EVERYONE!

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