Module 3: Special Issues for People and Families with Huntington’s Disease
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SKU: OL4926

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2019

Basic Member Price
Non-Member Price: $0.00

Product Overview

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 K. Michelle Knewstep-Watkins, OTD, OTR/L

Part 1A: Special Issues for People and Families with HD: Adaptive Equipment and Durable Medical Equipment for I/ADLs

The goals of this section are to understand how adaptive equipment can improve quality of life for a person with HD while also promoting continued independence. Discussion includes at least two examples of modifications for home management to improve patient safety and to provide at least two examples of modifications for toileting and/or bathing to improve patient safety.  

Part 1B: The Role of Family in Occupational Therapy for People with HD

The goals for this section are to define caregiver attributes that support a person with HD with appropriate modifications; define approaches to facilitate caregiver and family engagement in OT and describe strategies to promote ongoing partnerships with families in therapy.

Part 2A: Driving

The goals of this session are to identify three or more driving safety concerns that are commonly observed in person with HD and to learn how to locate a certified driving rehabilitation specialist (CDRS) in your area.

Part 2B: The Role of OT for Promoting Leisure Engagement for People and Families with HD

The goal of this section is to demonstrate how different appropriate leisure activities can increase social participation by a person with HD.