FOTA CONNECT is a way to connect with our members, fellow OT/OTA practitioners, students, educators and the general public to discuss and learn about Occupational Therapy related topics.

Would you like to present at one of our FOTA Connect Sessions? FOTA Members may submit to present for FOTA CONNECT sessions. To submit a proposal we require course description, abstract, objectives, speaker bio and CVs for CE Broker approval. Your proposal will be reviewed and if accepted, given a presentation time slot.

Submit here to present proposal for FOTA CONNECT 

2023 FOTA Connect Member Sessions

FOTA ConnectRegister: March 15  
So Gifted and Prolific: Hip-Hop as Meaningful Occupation
Course Speakers: Jian Jones, Ph.D., OTR/L, ACSM-

 Abstract:  According to Love (2016), Hip-Hop is based on self-determination, resistance, and the long-enduring fight for freedom. Hip-Hop is a phenomenon that involves both youth and popular culture. Hip-Hop also encompasses meaningful activities connecting individuals worldwide to its cultural phenomena. This course will present ideas and concepts on Hip-Hop as a meaningful occupation according to the aspects of the occupational therapy domain: occupations, contexts, performance patterns, performance skills, and client factors.

Course Objectives: After this session, attendees will be able to describe Hip-Hop as meaningful occupation and articulate how aspects of Hip-Hop culture are used to participate in meaningful everyday activities.


Leveraging Qualitative Understanding to Gain In-Depth Understanding of Experiences of Emerging Adults with Neurodevelopmental Learning and Attention Disorders, Supports, and Needed OT Interventions

Course Speaker: Consuelo Kreider, PhD, OTR/L

This 50-minute seminar will present a series of qualitative data analyses from a series of group discussions with undergraduate students with learning disorders (LD) and attention-deficit hyper-activity disorder (ADHD).

Quick primer on qualitative research and analysis. Background on learning disorders and ADHD. Overview of research methods used in the analyses presented. Overview of 8 research questions and findings specific to each question.Implications for necessary occupational therapy interventions.
Register for FOTA CONNECT June 21

Upcoming Sessions

  • May 17, 2023 @ 7pm :  USA Dr. Marcia Hamilton:Community Health
  • June 21, 2023 @ 7pm: Dr. Sean Brim: 
  • July 19, 2023 @ 7pm : Kristen Domville: Sexual Activity and Intimate Partner Relationships for
  • date? Individuals with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • August 16, 2023 @ 7pm : Beth Gibson: (UF)  Introduction to Driving Rehabilitation
  • September 20, 2023: Dr. Jessica Kramer: J(UF) Project TEAM, a problem-solving approach to teach youth and young adults how to identify and resolve environmental barriers to their full participation. 
  • October 18, 2023: Dr. Pam Kasyan-Howe: Capstone Doctoral CE
  • December 13 or 20, 2023 (confirm date): Lori Helgeson:  Size Matters handwriting program tele-health setting 

Past FOTA CONNECT Sessions

FOTA Connect

Wheelchair 101Preventing Falls through Increased Body AwarenessTelehealth Triple threat






FOTA Connect April 27FOTA CONNECT 4/6



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