Online Course: Using the Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults With Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) to Enhance Your Practice
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Type: Download
SKU: OL4883
Type: Download
SKU: OL4883
Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education
Published: 2012
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Presented by Patricia Schaber, PhD, OTR/L

Earn .2 AOTA CEUs (2.50 NBCOT PDUs/2 contact hours)

This course is available in two formats: CD-ROM or online. Please order this product if you want the online format.  If you prefer to order the CD-ROM format, click here.

Course Description
The AOTA Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) provides an evidence-based perspective in defining the process and nature, frequency, and duration of the interventions that occur within the boundaries of this serious illness. This new CEonCD™ course takes a further step on the topic to enhance the practice of occupational therapy practitioners and their impact on the lives of adults with ADRD and their care partners. The Practice Guidelines principlesare presented in a multimedia format highlighting concepts for occupational therapy practice and case studies of adults at different stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The course includes lectures, interactive knowledge check activities, and valuable resources.

Recommended Reading: The Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders is recommended reading in order to fully benefit from the content and successfully complete the CEonCD™ exam. Learners will be directed to pages in the guidelines for some course exercises.

Learning Objectives
By completing all learning activities, participants will

  • Identify the importance of evidence in planning for and intervening with clients with ADRD.
  • Recognize the importance of using the practice guidelines as a tool to guide the occupational therapy process.
  • Identify occupational strategies to enhance the lives of individuals with ADRD, their families, and their care partners.

AOTA Occupational Therapy Classification Code for Continuing Education
Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Evaluation, Intervention, and Outcomes

Learning Level

Target Audience
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants

Presenter Bio
Patricia Schaber, PhD, OTR/Lis the occupational therapy research coordinator in the Memory Clinic at the University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview, the clinical arm of the N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care. She is an associate professor in the Program in Occupational Therapy at the University of Minnesota. She holds a doctorate in Family Social Science and a doctoral minor in Gerontology with a focus in gerontological research. She was employed for thirteen years in geriatric occupational therapy in long-term care, home health care, and activities programming. She authored the Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, and a chapter on dementia in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health: A Vision for Participation. Schaber’s research addresses the investigation of occupational therapy cognitive functional assessment and family-centered care intervention for older adults with early cognitive decline. She completed the MAGEC Educational Geriatric Fellowship and presently serves on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council for the Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Continuing Education Credit
A certificate of completion for .2 AOTA CEU (2.50 NBCOT PDUs/2 contact hours) will be awarded on the successful completion of this course.

Please Note: Online course content is flash-based and may not be easily viewed on some mobile and Mac devices.

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