Barbara A. Rider Colloquium

Barbara A. Rider Colloquium

2013 Additional Speakers


"Reflecting on Technology: Determining the Application of Technology in Practice"

Presenter

Robert Ferguson, OTR/L, Neurorehabilitation Clinical Specialist Univ of Michigan Medical Center

Abstract

The application of technology in occupational therapy has evolved from simple knowledge, tools, and techniques to new increasingly complex systems including the use of various computer technologies, exoskeletons, virtual reality and robotics.This presentation will focus on the application of a clinical reasoning model to determine the appropriateness of various technologies

About the presenter

Mr. Ferguson is the Primary Investigator on a study to determine the effectiveness of an upper extremity electrical stimulation garment in post acute stroke recovery of motor function. His professional presentations have focused on the therapeutic use of technology in stroke rehabilitation, open source DIY technology as well as neuroprosthetics, neurodynamic, and manual therapy in neurorehabilitation and the functional implications and physiological aspects of positioning.

"Successful Journal Article Publication: Insider Tips"

Presenter

Jan Andersen, B.S., M.A., Owner, Beyond Words, Inc.

Abstract

The peer-reviewed publishing game can be intimidating, confusing and frustrating. This session offers practical, proven information and tips that will help you increase your chances for success. Questions welcome!

About the presenter

Jan Andersen is the founder and owner of Beyond Words, Inc., in Kalamazoo (www.janbeyond.com). She has more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit and for-profit communications, with expertise in writing and editing, interviewing and story development, communication strategy and implementation, writing skills training, and the development of "reader friendly" materials. For the past eight years Jan has helped professionals in health care and higher education successfully publish materials in peer-reviewed outlets, working with clients on more than 100 journal articles, conference papers and abstracts, book chapters, magazines and case reports. She has edited four books and is a published author. She is currently serving as OJOT's writing consultant. Jan holds a B.S. from Grand Valley State University and an M.A. from Western Michigan University.

 

 

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