Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy

Upcoming events

    • 31 Oct 2018
    • 31 Jan 2019

    Spring 2019 Electives

    Occupational Therapy Department

    574 Boston Avenue, Medford Campus


    OTS 230-01/ED 0252-01 Running Effective Groups:  An Interdisciplinary Experience

    This interdisciplinary course explores the structure, dynamics, communication, and action patterns of small groups.  Classes and readings will focus on theories of small group functioning and elements of group process that lead to effective group formation, development, and closure.  Group experiences in class will assist in integrating theoretical learning, building upon skills in group observation, leadership, and individual membership.  Understanding personal dynamics with organizational culture in relation to group development in small and large group systems will also be addressed.  Interprofessional team functioning is used to illustrate the impact of group dynamics on outcomes in a variety of contexts including education, health care, and community settings.  The class will be part of its own laboratory in small group dynamics. Maximum enrollment 12.  Prerequisite:  Graduate student and consent.

    Dr. Sharan L. Schwartzberg, Mondays 4:30-7:30 p.m. beginning January 21, 2019.

    OTS 275-01 Topics in Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation II

    This graduate level course is team taught by Tufts faculty and specialists from Massachusetts General Hospital's Hand and Upper Extremity Service. Topics covered include tendon anatomy, injury, intervention protocols and splinting; as well as peripheral nerve injury, sensibility, wound healing and physical agent modalities. This course is part of a four course Certificate in Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy. Students may begin in the spring or the fall. Students are not required to participate in all four courses if not electing to pursue the Certificate

    Dr. Janet Brooks, Mondays 5:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Mon January 21, 2019.


    OTS-291 Physiology of Exercise and Human Performance

    This course is open to graduate students and undergraduates who have completed a course in biology or physiology. The course is roughly divided into four interrelated parts. The first emphasizes nutritional biochemistry with a review of aerobic and anaerobic metabolism, the production of ATP and the expenditure of energy during rest and exercise.  The second part of the course reviews the neuromuscular system, particularly the mechanical aspects of muscle contraction and regulation of the strength and velocity of a contraction by muscle receptors interacting with the nervous system. The third part covers the cardiovascular and respiratory systems at rest and during exercise and their adaptations to training. Finally, examples of strength and aerobic training programs and their physiologic effects are covered along with environmental factors that affect physical performance.

    Dr. Paul Leavis, Thursdays 4:30-7:30 beginning Thursday January 17, 2019,

    Developing an Interdisciplinary Approach to Health Management for Older Adults
    Health management for older adults is a major issue in contemporary society.  Policy, economics, organizational structure, and clinical care are intermingled in responding on societal, institutional, and clinical levels.  This course will challenge the inquisitive and creative student to approach the health of the older adult by addressing these complex issues.  It will focus on effective outcomes and understanding the range of roles professionals may adopt.  It will provide the knowledge base and skill set necessary for interdisciplinary professional practice.  It seeks a wide range of graduate and post-graduate students. Please email if you are interested in learning more about this course.  It is taught by Dr. David Satin and an interdisciplinary team at Harvard Medical School on the Longwood campus.  The course will be offered in 15 weekly sessions from January 24 through May 2, 2019 (accommodation can be made for students whose academic calendars do not match the specific dates).  It will meet Thursdays, 5:30-8:00 P.M., in the Minot Room of the Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical Area, Boston.


    OTS 284 Therapy in Schools: Best Practice

    This asynchronous online course will focus on both ‘big picture’ issues related to educationally relevant service provision in light of current legislation as well as day-to-day practical application of providing these educationally relevant services. Topics include the changing role of occupational therapy in schools, pertinent legislation, and core competencies. An occupation-centered evaluation process and an examination of the evidence base on interventions for supporting students along the least restrictive continuum will be a focus. Online learning responsibilities include completion of weekly learning modules, participation in online discussions, and a final online presentation.

    Dr. Margaret (Peg) Morris, for more information please email Peg at

    Registration:  Graduate Career Advancement Program at or 617-627-3395.  Please contact the instructors for course questions at 617-627-5720 or via email

    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Worcester State University
    Registration is closed

    Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy

     Special Interest Group (SIG)

    Spring Conference 2019


    Saturday, March 10th

    Worcester State University

    Registration begins 7:30 a.m.

    Sessions:  8:15 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. 

    Maximum 4 Contact Hours

    More information coming shortly! 


    Continuing Education Accessibility Policy:

    MAOT is committed to providing equal access and reasonable accommodations for all participants in this continuing education offering in accordance with the ADA. Please indicate your need for ADA accommodations on the registration form and contact MAOT at least two weeks before the conference so that arrangements can be made.

    Contact Hours/AOTA CEUs:

    Conference attendees/learners will be eligible for a total of 4 contact hours based on attainment of learning objectives. The learner is responsible for completing and signing his/her assessment of attained learning objectives on the contact hour tracking form and obtaining the convener's signature and/or stamp at the conclusion of each session. This tracking form will be included in each learner's conference packet and must be turned in at the registration desk prior to exiting the conference. Official record of contact hours will be kept on file at the MAOT office and an official verification certificate will be emailed to the participant within 30 days of the conference.

    Confirmation & Cancellation:

    Registrants are welcome to confirm their registration or obtain additional information by contacting MAOT at (781) 647-5556, or visit the web site at Fees are refundable only if notification of cancellation is received two weeks prior to the conference. There will be a $ 25.00 charge for a returned check.

Past events

15 Nov 2018 Therapies in the School Conference
03 Nov 2018 Introduction to Integrative Manual Therapy, Focus on NeuroFascial Process
02 Nov 2018 Treatment of Children with Sensory, Regulation and Motor Challenges: Understanding the Influence of Movement, Rhythms and Emotion
26 Oct 2018 MAOT Annual Conference 2018
06 Oct 2018 John F. Barnes’ Pediatric Myofascial Release
04 Oct 2018 Barral's Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 (VM1) is Coming to Boston October 4-7, 2018 - 24 CE's
28 Sep 2018 Practical Strategies for Treating Complex Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Treating the Whole Child
15 Sep 2018 Current Evidence for Rehabilitation of the Repaired Tendon
08 Sep 2018 # 114 Donatelli's Pathophysiology and Mechanics of the Shoulder with L
08 Jun 2018 Treatment of the Child with Severe Involvement: An NDT Approach
09 May 2018 The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston
05 May 2018 The Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® Institute
04 May 2018 Cutchins Care proudly presents its 1st Annual Trauma & Attachment Symposium!
20 Apr 2018 2nd Annual Concussion Diagnosis and Management
13 Dec 2017 Certified-Aging-in-Place-Specialist (CAPS) Certification Course Dec. 13-15, 2017
16 Nov 2017 Annual Therapies in the School
15 Nov 2017 The Zones of Regulation: A Framework to Foster Self-Regulation and Emotional Control
10 Nov 2017 MAOT Annual Conference 2017
04 Nov 2017 Sensory-Enhanced Yoga® for Self-Regulation & Trauma Healing
03 Nov 2017 "Orthoses for Immobilization and Mobilization"
24 May 2017 Tufts University 2017 Courses
11 Apr 2017 Central MA SIG
08 Apr 2017 MAOT Spring Conference
02 Dec 2016 Early Intervention for Infants and Young Children (0-5): Sensory, Feeding, Behavior
21 Oct 2016 Contemporary NDT Treatment of the Baby and Young Child
21 Oct 2016 The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding
30 Sep 2016 Assessment and Intervention with the High Risk Infant in the NICU and During the Transition to Home
24 Sep 2016 Best Practices in Home Care

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