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)
Part 1: Psychiatric Issues and the Occupational Therapist
Presented by: Lisa Warren
The goals of this segment are to provide a better understanding of the psychiatric symptoms associated with Huntington’s disease including anxiety, apathy, unawareness and preservation; involving the family in therapy goals, and strategies for symptom management.
Part 2: Cognitive Manifestations of HD
Presented by: Sandra Kostyk, MD, PhD
The goals of this segment are to develop an understanding of the unique cognitive features associated with HD, explore the variable nature and age of onset and rate of cognitive decline in HD and learn assessment basics and intervention approaches to cognitive decline in HD.