26th Annual School System Symposium

March 8-9, 2019

James Madison University
235 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Keynote Address
Friday, March 8th - 8:30 am
School-Based Occupational and Physical Therapy Assessment
and Intervention for Students with Complex Disabilities

Cynthia Dodds, PT, PhD, PCS - Associate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Dodds is Associate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina. She brings a wealth of knowledge in the examination of quality of life in the care of children and youth with complex acute, chronic, acquired, or congenital disabilities. Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework and quality of life and humanism conceptual models, Dr. Dodds will define and differentiate children with complex disabilities, briefly review pediatric assessments and outcome measures, and describe, develop, and share knowledge concerning treatment interventions.

Plenary Session
Saturday, March 9th - 8:30 am
Inspiring Change: Implementing Inclusive, Contextual and Collaborative Services
Patty Laverdure, OTD, OTR/L, BCP - Virginia Commonwealth University
Pamela Stephenson, OTD, OTR/L - Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences

Dr. Laverdure is Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and Dr. Stephenson is Associate Professor at Murphy Deming College of the Health Science. During the session, the speakers will consider current practice and identify strategies for developing and enhancing contextual, occupation/activity - focused services across the pediatric continuum. Practitioners will examine the evidence supporting occupation - based interventions and outcomes, and explore the characteristics of environments and interventions that enhance meaningful participation.

2019 VOTA School System Symposium Registration Rates

One Day Fees

Two Day Fees

*Member OT, PT, SLP, and Associates



*Member COTA, PTA, or Retired



*Member Student



Non-member OT, PT, SLP, or Associate



Non-member COTA, PTA, or Retired



Non-member Student



*Speaker - Member OT, PT, SLP, and Associates



*Speaker - Member COTA, PTA, or Retired



*Speaker - Member Student



Speaker - Non-member OT, PT, SLP, or Associate



Speaker - Non-member COTA, PTA, or Retired



Speaker - Non-member Student



Cancellation and Refund Policy:  There will be NO refunds issued less than 15 days prior to conference (cutoff date was February 21st).  Refunds may be issued if requested in writing more than 15 days prior to conference.

*Registration at the Member Rate is for VOTA Members Only.

13.0 Contact Hours
CEUs are provided by VOTA.

This Course is approved by VPTA This Course Supported by VDOE

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