Occupational Therapy: Multiple Sclerosis: The Role of Occupational Therapy

24.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 
This intermediate course provides rehabilitative personnel with the background and evidence to increase effective management of symptoms in people with MS. This up-to-date review will enable occupational therapists to better target the specific needs of their clients. While some standardization in assessments may be useful, individualization of assessment and treatment planning is needed. This course describes rehabilitative management, including assessment and intervention, for people with MS. The intent is to encourage therapists to "kick it up a notch," to apply sufficient intensity of appropriate evidence-based rehabilitation that challenges clients and improves their quality of life. 

AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance skills; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention, Outcomes 


Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. define multiple sclerosis; 
2. define the signs and symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis; 
3. discuss how multiple sclerosis is diagnosed; 
4. compare and contrast various evaluations that are utilized in physical and occupational therapy examinations of individuals with multiple sclerosis; and 
5. discuss how physical and occupational practitioners can help in the management of multiple sclerosis. 

About the Author: 
Dr. Beth Barstow, PhD, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA is an associate professor and director of the low vision graduate certificate program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has over 20 years of experience working with adults and older adults with neurological impairment. A current line of research includes health promotion and development of a patient-provider model to facilitate exercise for individuals with multiple sclerosis. This includes multi-disciplinary grant funding and publications on this topic.
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Multiple Sclerosis: The Role of Occupational Therapy

24.95
About the Course: 
This intermediate course provides rehabilitative personnel with the background and evidence to increase effective management of symptoms in people with MS. This up-to-date review will enable occupational therapists to better target the specific needs of their clients. While some standardization in assessments may be useful, individualization of assessment and treatment planning is needed. This course describes rehabilitative management, including assessment and intervention, for people with MS. The intent is to encourage therapists to "kick it up a notch," to apply sufficient intensity of appropriate evidence-based rehabilitation that challenges clients and improves their quality of life. 

AOTA Content Focus - Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance skills; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention, Outcomes 


Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. define multiple sclerosis; 
2. define the signs and symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis; 
3. discuss how multiple sclerosis is diagnosed; 
4. compare and contrast various evaluations that are utilized in physical and occupational therapy examinations of individuals with multiple sclerosis; and 
5. discuss how physical and occupational practitioners can help in the management of multiple sclerosis. 

About the Author: 
Dr. Beth Barstow, PhD, OTR/L, SCLV, FAOTA is an associate professor and director of the low vision graduate certificate program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has over 20 years of experience working with adults and older adults with neurological impairment. A current line of research includes health promotion and development of a patient-provider model to facilitate exercise for individuals with multiple sclerosis. This includes multi-disciplinary grant funding and publications on this topic.