North Carolina Physical Therapy CE Correspondence Package 2019
- An Overview of Oncology Rehabilitation [3 CE hours]
- Common Sports Injuries: Identification, Causes and Treatment [3.5 CE hours]
- Fractures and Surgical Fixation [1.5 CE hours]
- Multiple Sclerosis: Physical and Occupational Therapy [2 CE hours]
Pharmaceuticals and Physical Therapy: Movement with Medication
- Describe and critique U.S. federal law regarding pharmaceuticals.
- Recognize chemical and physiologic components of pharmacology.
- Recall and sequence pharmacodynamic physiology.
- Describe and assess fundamental pharmacokinetic processes.
- Compare pharmaceutical and physiologic variability.
- Justify concern regarding biological antibiotic resistance.
- Distinguish pharmaceutical effects upon the autonomic and central nervous systems.
- Summarize multi-modal pharmaceutical management of hypertension.
- Determine the role of vasodilators in multi-modal medical care.
- Interpret pharmaceutical intervention for cardiopulmonary pathologies.
- Construct the role of physical rehabilitation in the context of sedatives, hypnotics and multi-modal anesthetics.
- Assess the role and objective danger associated with opioid prescription.
Lifestyle and Therapy Approaches to Osteoporosis
- Define osteoporosis and discuss the physiological implications that it can have on those individuals it affects.
- Identify the demographic group most at risk for osteoporosis, the reasons why this group is highly susceptible to the condition and ways in which this group can implement lifestyle adjustments to maintain a sustainably positive health outcome.
- Discuss specific risk factors associated with osteoporosis, as well as precautions certain demographics groups may take to prevent the development of the condition.
- Discuss some adverse social effects that osteoporosis can have on those affected, which may cause a reduced health-related quality of life (HRQL).
- Summarize diet and lifestyle considerations that may help prevent, minimize or eliminated the risk of osteoporosis; list effective exercises that may contribute to better health outcomes.
- Describe certain environmental factors that may contribute and/or aid in minimizing the risk of osteoporosis.
- Illustrate various screening and diagnosing standards for osteoporosis.
Multiple Sclerosis: Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Define multiple sclerosis.
- Define the signs and symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis.
- Discuss how multiple sclerosis is diagnosed.
- Discuss various treatments for patients with multiple sclerosis.
- Describe tests and measures that are utilized in physical and occupational examinations of patients with multiple sclerosis.
- Discuss how physical and occupational therapists can help in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
- Define physical and occupational therapy treatment parameters for patients with multiple sclerosis.
- Discuss exercise programs that can help patients with multiple sclerosis.
Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and Neurological Disorders: The Latest Research
- Summarize foundational theories and treatment behind NDT.
- Explain what NDT looks like as delivered through physical and occupational therapy practitioners.
- Summarize current peer-reviewed NDT research.
- Identify and describe NDT-appropriate neurological disorders outside of cerebral palsy (CP) and hemiplegia.
- Identify updated resources for proper billing of NDT in specific practice settings.
- Discuss current therapy resources for NDT to enhance the clinical practice.
OSHA and Bloodborne Pathogens
- Define the purpose, role and duties of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its reason for the implementation of the blood-borne pathogen standards within the health care environment.
- Summarize the importance of implementing an exposure control plan in a health practice setting and list three categories of exposure determination.
- Compare and contrast the definition of universal precautions and body substance isolation; outline what would constitute a violation to the OSHA standard on personal protective clothing or equipment.
- Explain the proper procedure for a post-exposure medical evaluation and follow up.
- Recognize the characteristics of populations that are most at risk for hepatitis infections, discuss the clinical course of viral hepatitis, and discuss both general and specific reason why certain employees must be offered the hepatitis B vaccination series.
- Discuss the means of transmission for all strains of viral hepatitis and summarize treatment options for each.Distinguish between non-confidential and confidential employee records that must be kept as part of the OSHA Standard.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Therapeutic Strategies and Unique Concerns
- Define osteogenesis imperfecta, its characteristics, causes and its variation in severity and types.
- Discuss ways that physical therapy can be useful for people with OI and summarize some therapeutic strategies to consider when working with a patient with this condition.
- Identify handling techniques and safety procedures necessary for physical therapists who work with OI patients.
- Summarize possible modifications for common therapy progressions that may be utilized on OI patients, as well as effective alternative therapies that may be helpful.
- Discuss types of equipment available and considerations for their use, in addition to helpful suggestions of modified daily living activities that will promote care safety and quality of life.
Patients with History of Substance Use: OT and PT's Roles and Considerations for Treatment
- Describe current definitions and DSM-5 criteria for substance use disorders.
- Recognize how substance use impacts functionality, including ADLs, IADLs and mobility.
- Identify substance use disorder as a primary and as a secondary diagnosis for patients working with OT and PT.
- Illustrate current stigmas and discomforts among therapists who work with patients with substance use disorder.
- Investigate current treatment approaches used by PT and OT for patients with history of substance use disorder.
- Compare interdisciplinary team members relevant to the plan-of-care for patients with substance use disorder.
- Construct an appropriate initial evaluation approach for patients with substance use disorder using provided assessment tools.
Plantar Fasciitis: Diagnosis and Treatment Methodologies
- Diagram the anatomical structure of the foot and identify the purpose and the function of the plantar fascia.
- Discuss the two most common symptoms attributed to plantar fasciitis, as well as other conditions often mistaken for plantar fasciitis.
- Summarize common tests utilized in the diagnoses of plantar fasciitis, including the Windlass Test, the Tarsal Tunnel test and the Visual Analog Scale test.
- Discuss three objective measures for plantar fasciitis.
- Identify some common risk factors that may cause an individual to be more susceptible to plantar fasciitis as well as foot pain, in general.
- Discuss four effective treatments for plantar fasciitis.
Identifying Bullying & Violence in the Workplace: An Overview
- Summarize the fundamental basics of bullying (also known as horizontal violence, or HV) in the workplace and provide examples of some ways that this phenomenon presents itself.
- Demonstrate the identification of characteristics of individuals who may be more likely to commit violence in the workplace, as well as how victims are singled out and chosen by their abusers.
- Identify the causes of workplace violence and bullying.
- Discuss the professional and emotional impacts of horizontal violence in the abuser, both in the abuser and in the victim.
- Discuss strategies that may be implemented which may help reduce or eliminate horizontal violence and/or bullying in the workplace.
Preventing Medical Errors: Patient Safety in Physical Therapy
- Define the types of medical errors in four levels of healthcare.
- Analyze root causes of medical errors and suggest strategies for the reduction and prevention of error.
- List and explain the Florida Statutes and Minimum Standards that inform practice to prevent medical errors in physical therapy.
- Discuss medical documentation and communication strategies to reduce and prevent medical errors.
- Identify physical therapy system management components that impact medical errors.
- Explain pharmacological components and medication management related to the taxonomy of medication errors.
Reducing and Eliminating Workplace Injuries through Ergonomics
- Define ergonomics and discuss the benefits of and ways to determine the needs of an ergonomics program, the goals of the program (if implemented), and the steps involved in implementing a well-designed ergonomics program.
- Summarize the steps employers should take in conducting a job hazard analysis and discuss what risk factors evaluators should notate in a workplace evaluation including awkward postures, contact stress, lifting, lighting, repetitive motion, and other factors that are of particular importance to safety within the workplace.
- Discuss recommendations for improvement, both to the individuals and to the employers, which will to decrease and/or eliminate risks to workers while creating healthier environments that will ultimately reduce the likelihood of workers’ compensation claims and injuries.Describe activities, exercises and stretches that will benefit office workers and will encourage movement, as well as reduce strain and/or injuries brought on by sedentary office work.
Safeguarding Patient Treatment
- Define patient safety, why the field of patient safety exists and how it is gaining relevance as the acknowledgement and recognition of the existence of medical errors and adverse events has grown within the past several decades.
- Discuss the fundamental importance, nature, and the essential focus within the methods of operations utilized to achieve patient safety within the healthcare environment.
- List the overarching four domains identified within the patient safety model of health.Diagram the patient safety model of health care. Discuss the methods identified which utilize competence, communication and teamwork to minimize adverse events and foster patient safety.
Stroke: Risk Factor Assessment, Rehabilitation Protocols and Best Practices for Prevention
- Summarize the importance of rehabilitation in stroke recovery and discuss the detailed phases of stroke recovery within physical therapy.
- Detail the protocols for stroke rehabilitation and how these protocols pertain to the practice of the physical therapist.
- Discuss the difference between fine and gross motor independence; detail the considerations, methods and goals of physical therapy for each.
- Explain the factors, complexities and goals that may apply when determining the duration of the rehabilitation efforts in stroke patients.
- Apply the knowledge and the details of clinical case scenarios to critically solve the problems and the issues of individual physical therapy cases.Explain ways to create and then implement measures to aid in prevention of further strokes.
The Use of Pilates in Physical Therapy
- Discuss the origins of the Pilates method, its movement into the United States, and the five basic principles that embody the cornerstone of the Modern Pilates method.
- Summarize the muscle systems that benefit from Pilates and muscle strengthening, and the objective muscular changes identified and observed in participants following prescribed Pilates exercises.
- Describe how using Pilates exercise can benefit patients in physical therapy for core strength, low back pain and improved posture.
- Discuss the difference between extension-based and flexion based exercises and demonstrate three exercises of each which is beneficial within the physical therapy setting.
- Identify which patient population will benefit the most from Pilates-based exercises.Demonstrate some Pilates techniques and discuss which muscles are engaged, the benefits of each exercise and the best outcome of the exercise for the physical therapy patient.
Wounds: Types, Treatments and Practical Prevention
- Discuss the principles, definitions associated with as well as the implications of wound care as they pertain to the role and scope of the physical therapist.
- Define the types of wounds, the characteristics of wounds and how they can be prevented.
- Summarize the phases of the healing process, as well as complications that may be encountered during the healing process.
- Identify each individual in the wound care team and define his or her role within the healing and rehabilitation process.
- Discuss the differences between the subjective and the objective data when performing a wound assessment; explain what information must be gathered to develop a thoughtful and effective treatment plan.
- Explain the purposes, properties of and the different types of wound dressings. Articulate why the conscientious care of these dressings is imperative in the healing process.
- Define several techniques vital to the treatment and prevention of wounds that physical therapists are licensed to perform.Summarize the physical therapist’s role in the prevention of wounds, including risk assessment, patient positioning, footwear suggestions, as well as pressure relief.
Knee Osteoarthritis: Overview, NonSurgical/Surgical Management and Physical Therapy Treatment
- Describe the anatomy and function of the knee joint and how osteoarthritis impacts the mechanics of the joint.
- List common pathologies and etiology for osteoarthritis of the knee.
- Describe the diagnostic procedures in the diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee.
- Discuss evidence-based surgical and nonsurgical interventions for osteoarthritis of the knee.
- Describe how weight management impacts osteoarthritis of the knee.
- State the components of a typical physical therapy rehabilitation plan following a total knee arthroscopy.
Identification and Communication Approaches for Reducing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings
- Define and discuss workplace violence and summarize the types of violence or aggression that may be present within work environments. Explain why identifying this behavior is important.
- Summarize some barriers that can occur that may prevent the reporting of workplace violence.
- Discuss the potential consequences that can occur if behavior is unchecked by management; list some reasons why managers may fail to adhere to policies and procedures.
- Detail the importance of fundamental communication between employees, and how good communication, verbal and otherwise, can alleviate miscommunication and misunderstanding.
- Summarize some communication guidelines that the physical therapist can use to help defuse and/or prevent confrontation.
- Demonstrate some non-verbal communication cues and how they can be interpreted to help alleviate misunderstandings, insensitivity and miscommunication.Explain several ways that the physical therapist can ensure physical safety, and how strategic plans, education and training can be implemented to address workplace violence behavior.
A Physical Therapy Guide to the Repair and Rehabilitation of the Rotator Cuff
- Illustrate the anatomic structures of the shoulder, the types of rotator cuff tears, as well as the basic procedures involved in a rotator cuff surgery.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the determinations used in the identifi cation of a rotator cuff tear.
- Outline and describe the steps in the surgical procedure to repair a rotator cuff injury, simplifying the description to precipitate understanding by your patient.
- Discuss postoperative measures and tests necessary to perform an initial evaluation on a rotator cuff repair patient.
- Summarize effective exercises and therapies in each phase of rehabilitation that will aid in the progression of healing and lead to the best outcomes for the rotator cuff repair patient.
- Describe warning signs to be aware of in the care of a postoperative rotator cuff repair patient.
- Discuss the unique advantages of aquatic therapy and explain the process of choosing effective exercises that will facilitate healing.
Common Sports Injuries: Identification, Causes & Treatment
- Discuss common definitions and terms applicable to injuries that the physical therapist will frequently encounter within his/her scope of practice.
- Summarize various methods of treating injuries.
- Identify the basic anatomical structures of the body which are common to overuse, injury, as well as degenerative problems.
- Discuss the treatments and indications to treat injuries; point out the benefits and drawbacks of each.
- Explain specific demographic considerations when choosing treatment options for various injuries.
- Summarize conditions where surgical options may be considered.
Acute Injury and Pain: A Strategy, Management, and Rehabilitation Discussion for Physical Therapists
- Summarize both the subjective and objective signs of acute injuries, including the five signs of inflammation. Compare and contrast muscle strain, sprains, contusions, fractures, dislocations and subluxation.
- Discuss the primary objectives when managing acute injuries to help further the stages of the soft tissue injury healing process.
- Identify the components of the “SPRICEMMM” and the “HARM” technique and protocol, respectively.
- Define pain, discuss the scales used to measure pain and summarize the similarities and differences between acute pain management and chronic pain management.
- Describe four theories regarding pain perception and discuss both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies of pain management.
- Evaluate electrotherapy options, as well as techniques of manipulation and pain relief.
- Discuss alternative therapies and maintenance programs and methods, including Pilates, yoga, acupuncture and reflexology.
An Overview of Hip and Knee Rehabilitation
- Summarize objective evaluation factors, objective measures and provocative testing that a physical therapy professional should utilize when evaluating patients who present with hip and knee pain.
- Discuss standardized assessment tools commonly used to determine baseline levels of hip ability/inability and/or pain, and describe hip pathologies, the characteristics of each and treatment protocols for rehabilitation.
- List frequently used outcome measures for knee functions, as well as common soft-tissue injuries often presented for rehabilitation.
- Describe methods for rehabilitation following acute phases, considerations when determining a plan of care, and variations in appropriate range of motion, resistance, strength training as well as functional training based on individual goals and personal outcomes.
An Overview of Oncology Rehabilitation
- Summarize the common terminology regarding the types of cancer, the means and the methods of diagnosing cancer as well as the information compiled that helps to determine the staging of cancer.
- Discuss the effects, impairments and complications that can result from cancer treatments.
- Classify the differentiation between non-specific chemotherapy agents and targeted chemotherapy agents, how each work as well as examples of each.
- Describe the effects that cancer treatment may have on a patient’s level of function, and discuss factors that can affect a patient’s ability to return to their previous level of function.
- Define the phases, goals and components of a rehabilitation plan for an oncology patient.
- Classify the types of physical and occupational therapy used in oncology rehabilitation. Discuss a basic plan of care for a patient who has received cancer treatment and whose goal it is to return to his or her previous level of function.
Physical therapists play a crucial role in the treatment and management of patients with cardiopulmonary disease. It is important for physical therapists to have comprehensive knowledge of common cardiopulmonary diseases/conditions, prevention strategies, and treatment strategies for patients at all levels of care—from the ICU to the outpatient clinic settings. Physical therapists are a key part of the team in the treatment of these patients. This course will help to enhance your knowledge on this patient population.
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
- Define cardiovascular disease.
- Define pulmonary disease.
- Give examples of common cardiovascular diseases and pulmonary diseases.
- List prevention strategies for cardiopulmonary disease.
- Summarize exercise risk factors and contraindications for patients with cardiopulmonary disease.
- Determine the physical therapist’s role in the treatment and management of patients with cardiopulmonary disease.
- List the physical therapist’s role in the management of post-operative patients with cardiopulmonary disease.
- Identify physical therapy assessment tools for patients with cardiopulmonary disease.
- Describe the physical therapist’s role in treating patients with heart failure, who are on VAD assistance, are in the ICU, as well as present with acute respiratory failure.
- Define the ACSM risk stratification guidelines for patients with cardiovascular disease.
Chronic Health Conditions of Physical Therapy Patients
- Identify some specific health problems, symptoms as well as risk factors for each condition.
- Summarize common risk factors and demographic indicators of the common health problems often encountered by physical therapists.
- Discuss the unique considerations within treatment for chronic health conditions.
- Indicate safety concerns and practical methods that should be implemented when treating patients with these health problems.
Common Injuries and Therapy Management for Runners
- Discuss key biomechanical impairments that contribute to injuries in runners and identify the physical therapist’s role in facilitating healing, as well as improving practical function of an injured runner.
- Define gait cycle and discuss the key components of each phase.
- Summarize the fundamental components of objectively and subjectively evaluating a runner, including efficiently using initial intake forms, effectively observing the runner to recognize any abnormalities, and providing suggestions for improvement to avoid future injuries and pain.
- Identify and discuss the importance of footwear considerations, including the types, design and performance of the shoe and how the quality of the shoe and its fit will dictate the foot contact performance of the runner.
- Describe common injuries and common sources of pain or discomfort found in runners; discuss the pathology, symptoms and treatments of each.
- Discuss the treatment principles for physical therapy, including isolating mechanical dysfunctions, strengthening weak muscles, encouraging running efficiency, controlling tissue loading and overuse and training in dynamic stability.
Cultural and Linguistic Proficiency within the Physical Therapy Environment
- Discuss cultural and linguistic competency, why these competencies are needed, and why they are important within the health care industry.
- Define both culture and self-identities. Discuss how these concepts are related within economic, social and cultural systems.
- Summarize some unique health needs and/or conditions within specific cultures and how these needs may be applicable to the physical therapist.
- Discuss some scenarios in which culture may present itself during a medical interview and summarize plans that will address these scenarios within a culturally competent paradigm.
- Summarize informal self-assessments that may be used to determine one’s level of cultural competence.
- Define “stereotype” and discuss the history, language and ideas of stereotyping. Articulate which populations are at risk for stereotyping.
- Identify how specific cultures experience disparities within the healthcare system, and discuss ways in which the physical therapist may address and remedy these disparities.
- Summarize practical clinical skills that can be utilized which will enable physical therapists to practice in a culturally competent way.
- Discuss ways in which the physical therapist can effectively work with interpreters.
Hip Fractures: Treatment and Prevention
- Distinguish the difference between the three major types of hip fractures, their characteristics and the indications for treatment of each.
- Summarize the similarities and differences between the physical strategies for rehabilitation for the surgical candidate, versus the non-surgical candidate. Discuss the issues associated with each.
- Identify the different approaches to hip surgery; discuss the advantages, disadvantages and the treatment strategies and rehabilitation outcomes for each of these surgeries.
- Discuss the reasons for a total hip replacement, what challenges this procedure might present and the unique implications of the anterior versus the posterior approach.
- Discuss the progression of physical therapy to maximize progression to each patient’s either prior level, or maximum level, of functioning.Relate practical and effective preventative measures that patients can take to prevent future falls.
Current and Upcoming Legislative, Collaborative and Research Trends for the Physical Therapist
- Summarize the unique challenges and increasing chronic health trends that affect the field of physical therapy.
- Discuss new “direct access” and telehealth trends, as well as statistics, and how these services will benefit patients.
- Explain the scope of practice for physical therapists, as indicated by the American Physical Association.
- Summarize treatment strategies in physical therapy within specialty areas, such as sports medicine and neurology. Discuss new information, specifically within the research of concussions and stroke victims.
- Identify and discuss aspects of collaborative care and collaboration methods that can benefit patient outcomes.
- Explain electromyography and specify three areas where this therapy is indicated.
- Discuss components of the Health Systems Rehabilitation Community (HSRC), the Affordable Care Organization (ACO), the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) that may impact the care provided by the physical therapist.
Decreasing the Occurrences and Frequency of Falls through Root Cause Analysis
- Define the process of root cause analysis and explain why it is important in assessing adverse events, such as falls.
- Summarize the tests, research and methods used by The Patient Safety Improvement Corps. Discuss what was learned from the outcomes of the participating hospitals in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware.Discuss the outcomes of staff involvement in collaborative efforts with other facilities to heighten the awareness of the need for early identification of potential causal factors of inpatient falls.
Ethics for Physical Therapists and Assistants
- Discuss the purpose and the principles of the Code of Ethics for the physical therapist and explain how these principles affect the practice, ideology and implementation of the duties performed by the physical therapist.
- Summarize the core values, their definitions, as well as the sample indicators; explain how these values fundamentally shape professionalism within the physical therapy profession.
- Recite the standards of ethical conduct for the physical therapist and the physical therapy assistant and summarize how these standards apply within daily practice.
- Define and describe relevant ethical ideals and practices, such as nonmaleficence, justice and autonomy, and how these – and other ideals – pertain to the practice of physical therapy.
- Discuss examples of federal statutory laws and state regulatory directives and give examples of each.Describe the HIPAA federal privacy statute and how this statute affects the decision-making process of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants.
Floor Information and Recovery Techniques for the Physical Therapy Professional
- Discuss the importance of fall information and fall recovery techniques education, as well as questions to ask to determine the patient’s personal goals, fall histories and their comorbidities in order, with the goal of being to return the patient to his or her prior level of functioning.
- Summarize the various assist levels, indications of these levels, and what each of these levels mean in terms of the patient’s assessment for treatment and individual goals.
- Describe and detail the various types of falls that are common and the specific indications for each.
- Discuss some therapeutic exercises that may be used to promote fall recovery; once recovery is achieved, discuss ways in which the physical therapist can help improve the patient’s overall flexibility and strength to be used in the prevention of falls.
Fractures and Surgical Fixation
- Summarize the structure of the bone and discuss the basic types of fractures and their classifications.
- Discuss the contribution of Maurice Müller and the importance of the AO Foundation within the history of orthopedics.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the stages of the healing process, and identify complications and factors that may adversely affect the healing process.
- Discuss the various operative and non-operative fixation techniques employed by doctors; explain the advantages, disadvantages and considerations of each technique.
- List the specific rehabilitation considerations, describe physical and occupational therapy interventions used and summarize a basic plan of care for postsurgical facture management.Explain the various phases of orthopedic protocols for physical therapists and the goals and indications of each.
Health Care in the Modern Age: Trends in Health Information Technology
- Define health information technology and how the management of health information has evolved, as well as the implications of health information management when considering compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws.
- Summarize the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) including its inception, its purpose and its outcome.
- Discuss the advantages that electronic health record systems (ERS) offer to healthcare professionals, as well as improvements and convenience for patients, both logistically and within their patient health outcomes.
- Explain the steps involved in the implementation of an electronic health system, including assessing current practices, establishing a plan, selecting a Certified Electronic Health Record System, implementing the Electronic Health Record System (including training personnel), and ensuring the EHR systems achieves aningful use.
- Summarize privacy and security steps needed to ensure the integrity, availability and confidentiality of personal information.
- Define the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), detail what information constitutes a patient’s personal health information under the Security Rule, and explain how the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is responsible for the enforcement of the HIPAA Security Rule.
- Summarize the checklist provided by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and which ten cybersecurity practices were identified as most critical to maintaining the confidentiality of patient information.
- Discuss the meaning of, criteria for, as well as the benefits and challenges of e-prescribing programs and how these programs affect healthcare providers and patients. Discuss requirements of e-prescribing in terms of network, software and pharmacy specifications.
- Define immunization information systems (or immunization registries) who can communicate with these systems/registries, requirements for these systems/registries, the logistics of them as well as the standards indicated, which were developed by the Centers for Disease Control to be required by the end of 2017.
- Summarize prescription drug monitoring programs, their purpose, their history, as well as legislation created for these programs. Discuss the benefits, goals and effectiveness of prescription drug monitoring programs within the United States.
- Explain the meaning of Telehealth Technology, its challenges, its guidelines and how it has been implemented within specific healthcare systems.
Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: OT and PT Roles for Intervention
- Define autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to updated diagnostic criteria.
- Recognize common disorders that often accompany ASD as well as the consequences on daily function.
- Identify functional deficits that frequent the lives of young adults with ASD.
- Compare and contrast OT and PT roles in working with young adults with ASD.
- Scrutinize peer-reviewed evidence for currently effective interventions and programs.
- Implement at least three evaluation tools for young adults with ASD in the rehabilitative setting.