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PTA SIG Webinar
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: SIGs

Register today for this PTA SIG Webinar: "Speaking the Language of Learning for Different Generations: Helpful Tips for Improving Workplace Dynamics and for Maximizing Student and Patient Success" presented by Barbara Reinhard, PT, DPT & Holly Tkacik, PT, DPT.

Course Description:
This course will explore the characteristics of the four generations comprising the current workforce; Veterans, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials. It will review how these differences affect patient/colleague perceptions, expectations, and preferences. Strategies to enhance effective communication with patients and colleagues from different generations will be provided. Additionally, a brief explanation of how the brain learns will be presented. Finally, techniques to utilize to maximize learning when working with both inter-generational patients and PT/PTA students who are completing their clinical education will be provided. Case study examples will be provided to solidify these concepts and to enhance every day relevance. 

Learn more about the Speakers:
Barbara Reinard, PT, DPT is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Pennsylvania State University’s DuBois Campus PTA program. She was named the DuBois Educational Foundation (DEF) Educator of the Year for 2017-2018. Barb began teaching at Penn State DuBois in 1997 and became the PTA program coordinator in 1998. She is also a staff physical therapist at Indiana Regional Medical Center where she has worked since 1988. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Clarion University in 1985, and a bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. She went on to complete her master’s in Adult and Community Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1997. She recently earned a doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Shenandoah University.

Holly Tkacik, PT, DPT is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at the Pennsylvania State University’s DuBois Campus. She is also the program’s Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE). She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1996. She then obtained her master’s degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) in 1998 from the University of Pittsburgh and her doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Boston University in 2005. She has taught at Penn State DuBois since 2004. In her more than 20 years of clinical practice as a physical therapist, Holly has gained experience in multiple areas of the profession including inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, acute care, and home care. In addition to teaching, she currently works with Drayer Physical Therapy Institute providing school-based PT for local children as well as outpatient care. Holly is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Pediatrics Section, and the Academy of Physical Therapy Education. She is also a credentialed clinical instructor. Holly lives in Curwensville, PA with her husband, John, and their 3 children.

Contact hour(s): 1 general contact hour. Register today!