NJEPATRA Spring Workshop 2019

Saturday, April 27 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM [EST]

92 Brick Road, Marlton, New Jersey, 08053, United States

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Event Information

Saturday, April 27 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

 

The New Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania Therapeutic Recreation Association’s  
Spring Workshop
 Saturday, April 27th 2019

 

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
92 Brick Road, Marlton
, NJ 08053

 

Current student & professional members receive a discount on registration. If you are unsure of your membership status, contact Tracy Jastrzab at tracyjastrzab@comcast.net to confirm prior to registering.  

 

Registration for this workshop will be limited to the first 50 registrants.

 

Registration will close on April 12. One application must be completed for each individual attending the conference. If space permits, onsite registration will be accepted in cash or check only. Company P.O.s from facility must be paid in full by conference date (you may bring payment) or you MAY NOT attend the conference. 

 

Continuing Education Units: Sessions are subject to change. CEUs are have been pre-approved through the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.  ATRA has been reviewed and approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training.  There is no additional fee for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for professionals.

 

Refund Policy: All fees are non-refundable after April 17, 2017.

 

Special Considerations: For special requests regarding diets/meals, adapted devices, large print, etc. contact Liz Louie by email, Elouie@kessler-rehab.com.

 

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Spring Workshop 2019 at Kessler

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Event Speakers

Elizabeth Louie
Recreational Therapist

Elizabeth Louie, CTRS, is a Recreational Therapist who 32 years of experience primarily in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. For the past 2 years, she as worked at Kessler Instituted for Rehabilitation – Marlton Campus, where her responsibilities include assessment and treatment for adults with various diagnoses including: SCI, ortho, amputee, MS, BI, Stroke and other neurological conditions. At Kessler, she is a member of the Stroke Committee.

Victoria Caruso
Recreational Therapist

Victoria Caruso, CTRS has 5 years of experience working with the physical medicine & rehabilitation population at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation at the Chester, NJ campus where she utilizes the APIED process to facilitate a strengths-based approach to Recreational Therapy with individuals recovering from brain injury, stroke, amputation, neurological conditions, and orthopedic trauma, among others.

Linnea Fargo
Lead Recreation Therapist/Child Life Specialist

Linnea Fargo CTRS/CCLS, CBIS, CPST, - Currently the lead Recreation Therapist/Child Life Specialist at Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital. Linnea supervises all recreation and child life staff at the Marlton location including the recreation aides that staff the recreation room. Linnea has been in the field for 8 years working with adults for the first part of her professional career.

Megan Keogh
Recreation Therapist/Child Life Specialist

Megan Keogh CTRS/CCLS, CPST- Currently works at Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital at a Recreation Therapist/Child Life Specialist. Her professional career started while working for Children’s Specialized Hospital as a Recreation Therapist in their Community Recreation department. She has lead Adaptive Aquatics lessons, social skills groups, and took on the role of Coordinating Recreation Therapist for an AAC sleep away camp, Camp Chatterbox.

Alese Garstick
Recreation Therapist/Child Life Specialist/Brain Injury Specialist

Alese Garstick CTRS/CCLS, CBIS-is currently a Recreational Therapist, Child Life Specialist, and brain injury specialist at Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital. She is a member of the diabetic management team at Weismann and works with the interdisciplinary team to increase the quality of care the children receive. The TR/CL department serves a wide variety of diagnoses on a daily basis. She has a background with adaptive sports and games.

Gwenn Vilade
Therapeutic Educator/Trip Coordinator

Gwenn Vilade, CTRS graduated in 2012 from East Stroudsburg University with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Leisure Services Management with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. In 2016, she joined the Therapeutic recreation and education team at Inglis House in Philadelphia where she currently works full time as a therapeutic educator/trip coordinator. Gwenn is currently in school pursuing her master’s degree in Health Care Administration.

Annemarie Chesterman
Recreational Therapist/Clinical Specialist

Annemarie Chesterman, CTRS earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kean College where she was an Urban and Outdoor Education Major. Annemarie is currently employed at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation where she has worked for over 30 years as a Recreational Therapist and Clinical Specialist. The populations she works with include: traumatic brain injury, stroke, amputation and general rehab.

Katlyn Byrnes
Recreational Therapist

Katlyn Byrnes MS, CTRS graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Gerontology and a minor in Occupational Science in May 2013 and graduated from Temple University in Recreation Therapy in May 2015. Katelyn currently works at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, NJ. Katie provides therapeutic interventions for individuals who have had strokes, amputations, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and traumatic brain injuries.

Event Schedule

  • April 27, 2019
08:00 AM
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09:00 AM
09:00 AM
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10:30 AM

Session 1: The Role of Recreation Therapy in Pediatric Diabetes Care

$0.00

This session will go over general knowledge regarding diabetes management in the pediatric population. We will go into depth on how we run our program at our facility and the role that recreation plays in each child’s inpatient stay. We will introduce the assessment tools that we use for tracking progress, the goals our department will work on and several treatment session ideas. The audiences should leave with a basic understanding of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as goals and treatment ideas for this population.

Linnea Fargo

Megan Keogh

Alese Garstick

10:35 AM
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12:05 PM

Session 2: Risk Management in Recreation Therapy Programming: A guide to assessing mitigating risk in RT programs

$0.00

This session will provide guidelines for assessing risk related to various recreation therapy programs as well as present strategies to mitigate risk while delivering safe and beneficial programming. Topics discussed will include risk management in adapted sports and physically involved programs, off-site community outings, safely implementing new technology in programs and general best practices in risk management.

Gwenn Vilade

12:15 PM
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01:15 PM
01:25 PM
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02:40 PM

Session 3: Developing Community-Based Leisure Awareness Experiences with you Clients

$0.00

Community integration is an important feature of recreational therapy services for many client groups. This session will review key components of community re-integration and resource development for therapists to best support the physical, social and psychosocial needs for individuals to ensure successful participation within the greater community.

Annemarie Chesterman

Katlyn Byrnes

Victoria Caruso

02:45 PM
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03:00 PM
03:00 PM
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04:15 PM

Session 4: "Pool Rhymes with Tool - Using Aquatics as a Modality in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Populations"

$0.00

Engaging in an aquatic therapy program can enhance the physical and mental well-being of a variety of populations. In this session you will experience opportunity to apply/participate in practical tasks within a therapy pool setting.

Megan Keogh

Elizabeth Louie

04:30 PM
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05:00 PM