Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education
Theresa Carlson Carroll OTD, OTR,L
Clinical Associate Professor at Valparaiso University.
Earn: .1CEU (1 contact hour/1.25 NBCOT PDU)
Occupational therapy practitioners possess the skills to support health management, an occupation recently included within the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF-4) (American Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA], 2020). For youth, there are many components of healthcare management that support school performance and are critical for transition to adulthood.
This course provides an overview of the importance of health promotion and health management intervention in schools with focus on the relationship between healthcare management and transition to adulthood.
Topics include healthcare transition, the need for youth self-advocacy related to health, healthy habits and routines, and interventions to support health management occupations.
Following this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the relevance of health within the school environment.
2. Identify the role of occupational therapy in supporting adolescent health.
3. Discuss the importance of healthcare and healthcare transition for adolescents.
4. Describe the importance of adolescents’ knowledge and self-advocacy of their health condition.
5. Identify strategies for supporting adolescents in self advocacy and the adoption of healthy habits and routines.
6. Identify Interventions to support health management occupations, including making doctor appointments, self-management skills, and using skills during daily routines
Audience: OT and OTA Practitioners
Learning level: Intermediate
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