Brenau OT Front and Center at GOTA Conference

Brenau University was front and center at the Annual Conference of the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association held in Macon, Georgia, this past weekend, Oct. 6-7.

Dr. Irma Alvarado, president of GOTA, presided over the meeting and co-presented a talk with Dr. Jennifer Allison and Dr. Mary Shotwell called “Use of the Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Evaluation (COTE) across diverse practice settings.”

Dr. Charles Shadle facilitated a session titled “Annual Georgia Academic Fieldwork Coordinators Consortium Meeting” and also presented a session titled “Facilitating Optimal Student Performance in Fieldwork”.

Drs. Jenene Craig and Shotwell presented a session titled “Professional Reasoning: Interactive Scenarios in Clinical, Community and Administrative Contexts”.

Shotwell, along with a colleague Rob McClellan (father of Brenau OT alumnae, Amber McClellan) presented a Georgia OT Licensure Board Update.
Professor Kimberly Willis presented a session on the topic of ethics in Occupational Therapy.

Brenau alumni Audrey Gargiullo and Brenau Adjunct Professor Debi Hinerfeld presented “Taking Your Professional Development to Infinity and Beyond” on the topic of professional membership updates.

Dr. Wendy Holmes and Kelli Hurd, OTS, presented a session: “Exploring Professional Reasoning Strategies Related to the Practice Context in a Skilled Nursing Facility”.

Brenau alumnae Corey McIntyre and Graham Reeves, along with their colleague McClellan, presented a session: “Splinting Zone II Flexor Tendon Repairs from Pediatrics to Geriatrics and conditions of the fingers with Orficast”.

Dr. Louise Dunn and student Sydney Bennett presented a session: “Map to Happiness: Promoting Quality of Life and Well-being for Elementary School Aged Children”.

Julia (Reece) McVicker, a Brenau alumnae, presented a session entitled: “Pediatric Splinting”.