Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education
Two courses in one! Part of the Professional Certificate in School Based Practice
This course module contains 2 course files and 2 exams. You will be required to complete both courses and pass the exam in order to receive CE credit.
Phoebe Jerousek, OTD, OTR/L (both courses)
Karen Mejeski, OTD, ORT/L (both courses)
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Theresa Carroll, OTD, OTR/L (Transitions Basics course)
Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Credit: .2 AOTA CEU (2 contact hour/2.5 NBCOT PDUs)
A basic element to participating in a school curriculum is the ability to reach the outcomes of a grade or school level and to then move to the next level. This course is focused on the models and interventions that are available to the OT practitioner to support individuals with disabilities who are transitioning out of postsecondary school (high school) and moving into higher education.
According to the OTPF-4 (AOTA, 2020), education is an occupation. Therefore, the ability to work with individuals who may be challenged to participate within an educational context is certainly within our scope of practice.
The Framework goes on to describe groups of interventions that OT practitioners provide--one of which being education and training. In other words, OTs work within educational contexts and use an educational approach to ensure that individuals possess client factors, performance patterns and performance skills (or adaptations) needed to fully participate in activities and tasks that comprise their educational experience.
Following this course, the learner will be able to:
Occupational Therapy Practitioners
Intermediate (should have some knowledge of school practice)
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