North Coast District

Counties: Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina

District Chair:  Georgette Ireland, OTR/L
Contact: [email protected]



Upcoming Event

North Coast District 2019 Spring Workshop
Saturday April 27, 2019
Castile Learning Center at Lutheran Hospital   1730 W. 25th St.  Cleveland, OH 44113

Register online by April 20:

7:30-8:00  a.m. Sign In 

8:00 -9:30 a.m. Occupational Therapy Board: Updates and Ethics 
Missy Anthony,  MPA,  Director of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy Section, and Athletic Trainers Board; Melissa Van Allen, OTR/L;  Beth Ann Ball, MS, OTR/L  
Regulation and Certification vs. Licensure Board Updates; eLicense; Ohio/license renewal; common correspondence; ethical issues;  Q&A

9:30 a.m. -9:40 a.m.  Break

9:45 a.m. -10:45 a.m.   Primitive Reflexes Related to Sensory Integration, Functional Vision Skills, Auditory Processing, and Learning. 
Patti Andrich,  MA, OTR/L, COVT
This presentation will outline the process of Neuro-Sensory Motor Maturation that leads to the development of cerebellar functions, integration of primitive reflexes and supportive postural functions.  The presentation will also explain the relationship of reflex development to the process of sensory integration, and more specifically to the development of functional vision skills and auditory processing skills needed for learning. 

10:45 a .m. -12:00 p.m.  Stroke Recovery.
Cindy Clark, OT/L
Evidenced based treatment concepts for arm function recovery & steps to starting a stroke support group.

 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Lunch (box lunches provided)

 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m.  Dementia Management - the ACLS and Adapted Placemat Test and Practical Applications for Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Treatment.
Angie Husek, MOT, OTR/L
Participants will receive a brief overview of the Cognitive Performance Modes as well as standardized set up and administration of both the LACLS-5 and the Adapted Placemat Test. I will use a video of myself administering the test to help in teaching practical technique and will then discuss characteristics of the different cognitive performance levels. I will use the video to relate observations and discuss documentation as well as treatment ideas using Understanding Cognitive Performance Modes And Occupational Therapy Treatment Goals for the Physically and Cognitively Disabled as references. 

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Fieldwork Supervision:  What’s your style?
Susan Levy Wayne, MEd., OTR/L, 
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Cleveland State University;  Teri LaGuardia, MOT, OTR/L,  Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, EHOVE/Lorain County Community College
Whether you’re an experienced fieldwork supervisor or just starting out, understanding your teaching style and the learning style of students can help you create a positive context for learning.  Developing an understanding of your strengths and your role in the educator-student partnership can foster student fieldwork success and your own professional growth.

OOTA Members $75       Student Member $15
Non-Members $135       Student Non-Members  $40
Non-member fees include one year of OOTA membership

Registration deadline:  April 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  No onsite registration is offered for this event.

This is our North Coast District Board

Chairperson - Georgette Ireland
Vice Chair - Diane Ventura
Secretary - Monica Goetz
Treasurer - Rebecca Young
Membership - Sharon McDonald
COTA Liaisons - Sr. Regina Fierman & Gabe DeNigris
Public Relations/Historian - Georgette Ireland & Monica Goetz
Public Information - Karla Reese

Special Interest Sections:

Pediatrics - Bonnie Boenig & Erin Blake
Rehabiliation - Pamela Millar 
OT Education - Teri LaGuardia
Older Adults - Lindsay Kwasny 
Mental Health - 
Dotti Thompson