The new HDSA/AOTA continuing education modules for "Huntington's Disease: A Primer for Community-Based Occupational Therapy Practitioners" are here!
We hope you found value in our previous course and are ready to learn more about Huntington’s disease (HD). This course consists of four modules which will provide an overview of HD, symptom management, special issues including adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment for I/ADLs, driving, promoting leisure activities for persons with HD, the role of the family in therapy, as well as the role of the OT in various settings and assessment tools.
The course modules (1-4) are FREE to both AOTA members and non members
Earn: .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)
Presented by: Sandra Kostyk, MD, PhD
Part 1: Natural History of Huntington’s Disease
The goals of this section are to develop an understanding of the genetic basis of HD; Learn the common motor, behavioral and cognitive symptoms of the disease and understand the variable nature of disease presentation and the need for a multidisciplinary team approach to disease management.
Part 2: Chorea and other motor manifestations of HD
The goals of this segment are to explore the varieties of motor presentations of HD, develop a general awareness of the tools and measures used to describe HD motor symptoms and lean some of the medical and non-medical interventions for treating HD motor symptoms.