Presenters: Tammy Aplin, BOccThy (Hons), PhD is a lecturer in occupational therapy at the University of Queensland Austalia
Carla Chase, EdD, OTR/L is an associate professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Western Michigan University
Series Editor: Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS is an assistant professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Western Michigan University
Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDUs/1 contact hour)
This webcast examines the psychosocial factors that can impact client participation in the home modifications process and acceptance of needed changes to their home. Tips for identifying the multiple meanings of home as well as the emotional impact of this process on the client are provided. Strategies for providing therapeutic support are analyzed and discussed. Practitioners have an opportunity to apply these concepts to scenarios through reflective activities with sample solutions provided.
· Recognize how psychosocial factors influence the home modifications process.
· Summarize important psychosocial factors including the meaning of home for clients receiving home
· Discuss strategies to collaboratively address psychosocial concerns throughout the home modifications
· Analyze home modification scenarios to create potential responses which value clients’
meaning of home and support their psychosocial needs.
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Keywords: Home Modifications, Adaptations, Psychosocial, Environment
Learning Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
Content Focus: Category 1: Domain of OT