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Adhesive Capsulitis: Occupational Therapy Examination, Treatment Diagnosis, and Intervention, 2nd Ed
3 Hrs
This intermediate level course developed for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants, reviews the functional anatomy of the shoulder, provides an overview of adhesive capsulitis, including its etiology and epidemiology, and offers an up-to-date, evidence-based foundation for the diagnosis and intervention of adhesive capsulitis.
3 Hrs
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Multidimensional Functional Assessment of the Older Adult, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
The purpose of this basic level course is to enable occupational therapy practitioners and other rehabilitation professionals to understand and assess functional performance in older adults using a multidimensional approach. This is an introductory course for practitioners who are new to this population or who desire a refresher on the most current evidence related to functional assessment of older adults.
3 Hrs
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Pain Assessment and Management: The Role of OT; 2nd Edition
4 Hrs
Although occupational therapy practitioners frequently work with clients who are experiencing pain, there is evidence that supports a biopsychosocial interdisciplinary approach when treating clients with chronic pain. The occupational therapy practitioner’s foundational knowledge of activity analysis and environmental adaptation is a valuable asset in treating pain. However, with a more detailed knowledge of pain, occupational therapy practitioners can be more effective when working with a variety of clients, groups, and populations. The purpose of this basic course is to elaborate on the definition of pain and its perception, factors hampering pain management, assessment of a client for pain, and occupational therapy interventions to improve function in clients with pain. The goal is to provide evidence-based practices that the occupational therapy practitioner can use when working with clients who have pain and to demonstrate the need for the occupational therapy practitioner’s role on pain management teams.
4 Hrs
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Cancer Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan
2 Hrs
Occupational therapy practitioners encompass a wealth of knowledge and skill to decrease the burden of cancer on oncology clients. Evidence to support this is emerging. Silver and Gilchrist (2011) remind us that “evidence-based care is the cornerstone of optimal treatment, and with oncology rehabilitation still in its infancy, there is much work to be done” (p. S12). It is this aim, as well as that of the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Vision 2025, that guides the content of this course in link-
ing evidence, well-being, and quality of life during and following cancer treatment for diverse communities (AOTA, 2017a). The primary purpose of this course is to promote competence and confidence in the utilization of evidence-based occupational therapy services to this emerging and underserved population. Using the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 3rd edition (AOTA, 2014) as a mechanism to negotiate through the occupational therapy process, an introductory overview of common cancer diagnoses, treatment, and rehabilitation implications throughout the continuum of care
will be provided. Evidence-based, client-centered evaluation and intervention recommendations will be emphasized while providing participants with the knowledge and resources required for best practice in oncology rehabilitation. This basic-level course will be a stepping-stone to align evidence-based recommendations to clinical application specific to the emerging and complex field of oncology rehabilitation for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.
2 Hrs
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Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Occupational Therapy Practice, 2nd edition
4 Hrs
This basic-level course is designed to increase occupational therapy practitioners’ knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders and to provide an overview of medical management of these disorders. The second part of the course focuses on occupational therapy screening and evaluation of and intervention for older adults with neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. Although written for occupational therapy professionals, this course also informs medical and behavioral health professionals who work in acute and long-term care, institutional, home-based, or community settings about the role and unique contributions of occupational therapists on the interprofessional healthcare team.
4 Hrs
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Traumatic Brain Injury: Occupational Therapy Interventions
3 Hrs
Occupational therapy practitioners who do not practice primarily with clients with TBI are challenged to keep up with the latest information. This course provides OTs and OTAs with a current update to providing evidence-based services to clients with TBI. Types and classifications of brain injuries, as well as treatment of performance skill impairments and occupational performance limitations commonly experienced by clients with TBI are presented.
3 Hrs
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Therapeutic Exercise and the Older Adult: An Evidence-Based Approach, 2nd Edition
4 Hrs
This intermediate level course is designed to educate OTs and OTAs on the implementation of exercise prescriptions in older adults. This course will review the multiple age-related systemic changes that take place in the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and musculoskeletal systems and describe how exercise may mitigate these changes. This course will also provide recommended exercise prescriptions according to the most recent American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for older adults and discuss common barriers for exercise participation in older adults.
4 Hrs
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Suicide Awareness and Prevention
4 Hrs
This intermediate-level course will provide occupational therapy practitioners with the information necessary to identify those at risk and those demonstrating symptoms associated with suicidal precursors and will help to describe the role of occupational therapy practitioners working across practice settings including approaches to assessment, intervention, and referral.   
4 Hrs
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Sensory Processing Differences in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence and Clinical Imp
5 Hrs
The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to provide an overview of 1) research on sensory processing in ASD; 2) assessments of sensory processing; and 3) review of the evidence related to sensory integration, sensory-based interventions, and comprehensive interventions that incorporate sensory processing knowledge. The content of this course is considered ‘intermediate’; that is, the learner should have a basic knowledge of ASD, children’s occupations, and an understanding of pediatric intervention approaches. The target audience for this practice-specific course includes occupational therapists who work with children with ASD, and can include those working across differing settings including home and/or school. We will use a case example throughout the course to exemplify the many aspects of sensory processing, including how sensory processing impacts childhood occupations, how assessment findings may be used for intervention planning, and specific intervention approaches to positively impact child participation.Upon fulfilling the course objectives, practitioners will be prepared to discuss how specific behaviors are aligned with underlying sensory processing aversions and preferences among children with ASD. Practitioners will have a better understanding of different sensory processing tools, and how children’s sensory processing patterns impact their everyday participation in activities such as eating, sleeping, playing, and playing with friends. Additionally, practitioners will develop an understanding of how various intervention approaches that target children’s sensory processing can be planned and implemented in practice.
5 Hrs
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Occupation-Based Intervention as an Integrative Tool: Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines for Address
3 Hrs
This intermediate level course, will prepare OT practitioners to recognize symptoms of addiction in their clients and to identify the impact of these symptoms on occupational performance in and outside of therapy. Practitioners who have met the objectives of this course will possess the resources to create and implement an evidence-based intervention plan for dually-diagnosed clients and/or clients with physical health conditions that are affected by addiction. This course is intended for practitioners who are skilled in the occupational therapy process but wish to expand their knowledge of integrated, holistic care models rooted in current evidence. This course is particularly relevant for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants working within newly established Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs).
3 Hrs
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HIV/AIDS: An Overview for Rehabilitation Professionals , 2nd ed
1 Hrs
This course provides rehabilitation professionals with an understanding of the transmission and prevention of HIV, the care of persons with HIV, and the issues of living with HIV. Recent changes in terminology and staging are covered. Legal and ethical issues, including recent changes in testing, confidentiality, and reporting requirements are discussed.
1 Hrs
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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
This basic-level course presents information on the diagnosis of Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the assessment tools and intervention strategies used in addressing this disorder. This course is designed for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants who have the background knowledge required for working with individuals with neurobiological disorders such as ADHD.
3 Hrs
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High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2nd Edition
4 Hrs
This intermediate-level course will provide Occupational Therapy practitioners and assistants with information on the criteria and classification system for Autism Spectrum Disorder, along with information on how occupational therapy practitioners can contribute to an informed diagnosis.
4 Hrs
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Heart Failure: Implications for Diagnosis, Medical Management, and Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition- OT
4 Hrs
This intermediate-level course provides rehabilitation therapists and therapy assistants with an opportunity to review the normal anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system, the pathophysiology of heart failure, and current medical, surgical, and therapy-based interventions. Appropriate for all therapy-based clinicians who work with persons with heart failure, this intermediate-level course reviews basic examination skills before progressing to the more advanced skills of auscultation and exercise testing interpretation.
4 Hrs
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Ethics Issues and Decision Making in Occupational Therapy, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
The purpose of this basic level course is to provide OTs and OTAs with an introduction to the study of ethical behavior and action as it is applied to occupational therapy practice, education, and research. It is designed to facilitate learning and using the ethical principles required to foster moral reasoning and to practice ethical decision making in occupational therapy. Specific objectives include defining terms used in discussing ethics, describing the principles and values of ethics organized into the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics, relating occupational therapy ethics to stakeholders in society, explaining a decision-making process for analyzing ethics issues, and discussing sample case studies. The case studies in this course are based on issues brought to the attention of the AOTA Ethics Commission (EC) members. All names and situations used in the case studies have been changed to avoid identifying any person or facility.
3 Hrs
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Ethical Practices with Older Adults, Revised Updated 1st Edition- OT
3 Hrs
The number of older adults (age 65 and older) living in the United States is growing rapidly. Almost 60 million older adults were living in the United States in 2016. This number is projected to rise to over 72 million by 2030, when approximately one in five U.S. residents will be age 65 or older. The rapid growth of the older population results from multiple factors including medical advances, life-prolonging technologies, and the aging of the Baby Boom generation (whose members began turning 65 years old in 2011). 
In coming years, healthcare professionals will face this aging of the population, along with the accompanying health and economic challenges. The purpose of this course is to highlight ethical issues that may confront healthcare and behavioral health professionals working with older adults and their families as these individuals near the end of life. Many of these issues are related to advances in medical technologies that have occurred over the past several decades (and that continue to be developed) and have led to increasingly complex choices. The course will provide background on ethical frameworks and principles used in healthcare settings for guidance in resolving ethical problems. This course will also identify major ethical issues concerning older adults and healthcare decisions and provide a model for addressing ethical dilemmas in healthcare settings. 
This basic-level course is written for healthcare professionals, including nurses, social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, occupational and physical therapy practitioners, and respiratory therapists. Other healthcare professionals who work with older adults and on interdisciplinary teams will also find the information presented useful to their practice.
3 Hrs
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Depression and Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
Depression is the most prevalent mental health disorder among older adults. Depression and anxiety affect an older adult’s performance patterns related to habits, routines, rituals, and roles, as well as ADLs and IADLs, rest and sleep, formal and informal education, work, play, leisure, and social participation. This basic-level course provides current information on depression and anxiety disorders among older adults, including their types and causes, and their ramifications for occupational performance and treatment strategies. Screening tools and evidence-based treatment interventions are discussed. A case study further elucidates the role occupational therapy practitioners can play in the detection and treatment of depression and anxiety in older adults.
3 Hrs
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Conservative and Surgical MGMT of the OA hand and wrist, 2e
2 Hrs
This intermediate-level course provides OTs and OTAs
with a detailed overview of the pathophysiology and
mechanics of the joints of the hand of those diagnosed with
OA. The course offers practitioners in-depth knowledge of
several of the most common medical and evidence-based treatments, and it provides instruction for application of techniques in occupational therapy evaluation and intervention.
2 Hrs
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Concussion Management: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach
2 Hrs
Concussion most commonly occurs during sports-related activities. The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to provide an overview of concussion with areas to assess and treat for the occupational therapy practitioner.  Current evidence-based references are highlighted along with topics widely accepted in practice. This course is for practitioners who have a basic knowledge of brain injury and want to advance their skills in the assessment and treatment of concussion.
2 Hrs
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Chronic Illness and Depression
2 Hrs
This basic-level course addresses the knowledge gap by providing rehabilitation  professionals with an overview of the co-occurrence of depression and chronic conditions and identifying challenges in screening and referring adults with chronic conditions and depression. It provides explanations for potential causes of and contributing factors to depression unique to individuals with chronic medical conditions. Although individuals with chronic conditions are at increased risk for depression, this course also explores factors that may enhance such individuals’ well-being and diminish the likelihood of depression.
2 Hrs
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Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
6 Hrs

This basic-level course provides an overview of PTSD for occupational therapy practitioners working in a variety of roles and settings. This course addresses basic information regarding PTSD, including DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, etiology, incidence, risk factors, interventions, and treatment methods. With distinct mental health training and education targeting occupational performance, occupational therapy practitioners are integral to the interdisciplinary team for those at risk for or diagnosed with PTSD and their families (American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA, 2015c). Unique historical perspectives, assessment, and treatment practices specific to occupational therapy will be presented.

6 Hrs