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Webcast: "I've Lived Here for 40 Years Without a Handrail" Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Clients
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SKU: WA1220

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2016

Basic Member Price
Non-Member Price: $34.95

Product Overview

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.  


Learning Objective:

·   Recognize how psychosocial factors influence the home modifications process.

·   Summarize important psychosocial factors including the meaning of home for clients receiving home

     modification recommendations.  

·   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.


Earn an AOTA digital badge for completing all 6 units of the Home Modification Webcast Series   


Keywords: Home Modifications, Adaptations, Psychosocial, Environment


Learning Level: Intermediate


Target Audience:  Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants


Content Focus: Category 1: Domain of OT