April 8, 2016

Programme

Day 1 (19 October 2018, Friday)

0830-0900 Registration
0900-1030 Workshop 1 Workplace Stress: Consequences and Management
Professor Hector W.H. Tsang
Napier, Level 6
Workshop 2 Participation in Context: What Occupational Therapists Need to Know about Participation as a Civil Right and an Area for OT Assessment and Intervention
Professor Joy Hammel & Ms Robin Jones
Read, Level 6
Workshop 3 Assistive Technology (AT): Considerations for Assessment and Implementation Process for Persons with Disabilities in Singapore
Mr Tan Chuan Hoh, Ms Chia Rui Min & Ms Siti Juliana Binte Mohamed Ruslan Hadi
Spottiswoode, Level 6
1030-1100 Tea Break
1100-1230 Workshop 1(continued) Workshop 2(continued) Workshop 3(continued)
1230-1400 Lunch
1400-1530 Workshop 1(continued) Workshop 2(continued) Workshop 3(continued)
1530-1600 Tea Break
1600-1730 Workshop 1(continued) Workshop 2(continued) Workshop 3(continued)

Day 2 (20 October 2018, Saturday)
Conference Programme Outline (subjected to change)

0800-0830 Registration
0830-0840 Welcome AddressMs Ngooi Bi Xia
President, Singapore Association Of Occupational Therapists
0840-0900 Opening AddressGuest of Honour: Mdm Rahayu Mahzam
Member of Parliament, Jurong GRC
0900-1000 Keynote LecturePromoting Inclusion and Integration for People with Disabilities and Ethnic Diversities
Professor Hector W.H. Tsang
1000-1030 Tea Break
1030-1200 Insight ChatIntegration of Patient Care: Perspectives from Service User and Occupational Therapists
Mr Lee Yong Jie, Ms Wu Xiao Yuan & Ms Chua Yong Zhen
Facilitator: Ms Jessica Tan
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1600 Concurrent Sessions: Paper Presentations
Session 1TBC
Session 2TBC
Session 3TBC
Session 4TBC
1600-1630 Tea Break
1630-1730 Plenary LectureResponding to the Global Call from People with Disabilities to Deliver Participation-Focused Services and Supports in the Community: The Role of Occupational Therapy
Professor Joy Hammel
1730-1745 Closing Speech & Award PresentationMs Sharon Toh
Chairperson, Scientific Committee, NOTC 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote Lecture

Promoting Inclusion and Integration for People with Disabilities and Ethnic Diversities
Speaker: Professor Hector W.H. Tsang
20 October 2018, Saturday

Stereotype, prejudice, and stigmatization towards individuals with disabilities are well known to be devastating which results in discrimination. This discrimination will create hurdle which may block their road to function independently in the community. The keynote presentation will review a theoretical model on stigmatization and discrimination and illustrate this with research on people with psychiatric disabilities. The presentation will give an account to evidenced-based strategies on promoting inclusion and integration so that people with disabilities will stay in harmony with in society. In Hong Kong, there has been a substantial population with diversified ethnicities from South Asia. Their children have experienced great challenges in learning Chinese as their second language. The difficulties in language translate to their barriers in education, employment, and interpersonal relationship when they reach adolescence and adulthood. This lecture will present the pioneering attempt to apply principles of social inclusion and occupational therapy techniques such as cognitive behavioral approach and social skills training to help these ethnic minority children learn Chinese and thus be integrated into the mainstream culture in Hong Kong.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Plenary Lecture

Responding to the Global Call from People with Disabilities to Deliver Participation-Focused Services and Supports in the Community: The Role of Occupational Therapy
Speaker: Professor Joy Hammel
20 October 2018, Saturday

Full participation in society is a global right for people with disabilities, yet many continue to face significant participation disparities; that is, they do not experience equitable participation opportunities when compared to people without disabilities. People with disabilities also report that participation has not been adequately focused on in rehabilitation, including by occupational therapists who could be in a position to support this equitable participation given our theory base focused on the intersect of person, environment and occupation. At the same time, there is a growing body of research that brings this disability community voice to the forefront, and offers evidence to support participation-focused assessments and interventions and their impact on physical and emotional health, activity performance, and everyday participation. This keynote will highlight how people with disabilities are defining participation and what it means to them within the context of international civil rights, and promising practice and action research strategies for delivering participation-focused interventions in the community.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop Synopses

Workshop 1 Workplace Stress: Consequences and Management
Presenter: Professor Hector W.H. Tsang
19 October 2018, Friday

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the sources of workplace stress and the physiological, psychological, and behavioural consequences
  2. Understand the role of mediators in the manifestation of stress
  3. Understand the impact of workplace stress on physical and psychosocial health
  4. List and describe various kinds of diseases that may be related to workplace stress
  5. Understand the epidemiology of workplace stress
  6. Describe the role of occupational therapists in helping clients with health problems related to workplace stress
  7. Understand the theories and be able to implement the basic techniques of the following stress management methods
    • Abdominal breathing
    • Imagery and visualization
    • Progressive muscle relaxation
    • Body scan
    • Cognitive-behavioural approach

Educational Approach:
The workshop will employ various teaching and learning strategies including: lecture, small and large group discussion, demonstration, and practical sessions.

Practice Implications:
Workplace stress affects everyone, including occupational therapists (OTs) and clients. The workshop will deliver both theoretical knowledge and practical skills about workplace stress and its management. These skills can be utilised by OTs to self-manage their own stress and thus preventing burnout. It can also be used by OTs in various settings (e.g. vocational rehabilitation, hand therapy, mental health) when working with clients to facilitate return to work or maintain optimal job performance. With this background, occupational therapists can make further advancement in this area and develop stress management programmes to address the diverse needs of clients in Singapore and elsewhere in the world.


 

 

 

 

 

 
Workshop 2 Participation in Context: What Occupational Therapists Need to Know about Participation as a Civil Right and an Area for OT Assessment and Intervention
Presenter: Professor Joy Hammel & Ms Robin Jones
19 October 2018, Friday

Full participation in society is not only an important outcome of occupational therapy, but also a civil right that people with disabilities have fought for globally. However, research has shown that occupational therapists spend most of their time on impairment remediation and basic ADLs, missing critical community and social participation opportunities. This workshop will focus on how to promote and support participation in context in everyday OT practice. We will explore participation assessments that could be used by OTs to evaluate participation needs, issues and outcomes. Along with assessments, we’ll explore an evidence-based, community-focused participation intervention that combines occupational therapy and self management theories to increase participation, emotional and physical health outcomes of adults with long term disabilities. You will try out several self management strategies you could use in your own OT practice. In the second part of the workshop, we will give an overview of civil rights globally and in Singapore, and share strategies for working on self advocacy and community capacity building related to increasing full participation of people with disabilities in society. You will also develop your own action plan for changing your own practice to meet the participation needs of people with disabilities.

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of the workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how to assess participation in context from a consumer-directed perspective, and evaluate which assessments might work best in your OT practice.
  2. Describe key elements and the theory bases behind an evidence-based participation intervention.
  3. Practice using self management strategies to improve participation.
  4. Identify key civil rights related to participation of people with disabilities globally, and key strategies for increasing self advocacy and community empowerment with disability communities.
  5. Action plan how you will incorporate participation in context into your everyday OT practice.

Education Approach:
Teaching methods used in this workshop include short lectures supported by Powerpoint, social learning problem solving activities with peers, case studies, and action planning.

Practice Implications:
We now have compelling evidence that points to the importance of social participation, and its potential impact on emotional and physical health, but in order to work on participation, occupational therapists need to know how about participation civil rights and self advocacy, assessment and community-based intervention strategies. This workshop will focus on promoting participation in context and the potential role and impact of occupational therapy in doing so, including expansion of roles into community-based settings.


 

 

 

 

 

 
Workshop 3 Assistive Technology (AT): Considerations for Assessment and Implementation Process for Persons with Disabilities in Singapore
Presenters: Mr Tan Chuan Hoh, Ms Chia Rui Min & Ms Siti Juliana Binte Mohamed Ruslan Hadi
19 October 2018, Friday

Assistive Technology (AT) is an essential component of success for persons with disabilities in performing activities of daily living and pursuing various life roles. Assessing and implementing AT requires a match between the client’s abilities, skills and the right AT tools. In this workshop, Joy Zabala’s SETT Framework (Student-Environment-Task-Tool) and Cook and Hussey’s HAAT model (Human-Activity-Assistive Technology) will be used to guide clinicians in data gathering and decision making within the assessment and implementation process. This workshop will provide participants with a fresh perspective on the comparison of the frameworks when considering the application of AT with persons with disabilities. Case studies focusing on the application of computer access and environment control will also be used to demonstrate the application of AT within various clinical settings.

Course Outline:

  1. Evidence-based Occupational Therapy practice for people with dementia;
  2. Assessment and evaluation tools used for developing care plans and dementia-specific programmes;
  3. Relevant models/ approaches used in the management of BPSD
  4. Case-based discussions and presentations
  5. Coaching and training in dementia care

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the 1 day workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. To provide participants with an understanding of AT frameworks that guide the process of AT assessment and implementation in the local context (application of SETT Framework/HATT Model)
  2. To provide participants with AT knowledge and skills that are required for AT assessment and implementation
  3. To provide participants with an understanding of local challenges and possible resources for AT tools
  4. To increase participants’ confidence in their AT skills

Educational Approach/Pedagogy:
The workshop will include presentations, case study and group work.

Practice Implications

  1. Clinicians will be able to apply assistive technology frameworks within their clinical setting
  2. Clinicians will be equipped with basic knowledge and considerations when assessing client for assistive technology application and implementation within the local context
  3. Clinicians will be equipped with AT tools and resources for AT applications such as computer access and ECU