In our 20Q, we are talking to Fred Sammons, one of the early pioneers in occupational therapy. He has been an occupational therapist for over 60 years. During that time, he has been an innovator in designing, manufacturing, and distributing adaptive equipment for people with disabilities while collaborating with occupational therapists and clients to identify needs and to generate product ideas. This course is part of an exciting new series on OccupationalTherapy.com designed as a salute to the OT pioneers with contributing editor Dr. Franklin Stein. It is presented in an engaging Q & A format and highlights the OT pioneer's journey into occupational therapy and research accomplishments.
Course created on June 27, 2018
Course Type: Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 3: Professional Issues - Other; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-664122; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation; RESNA/0.1 Introductory
- After this course, participants will be able to list some tips for starting a successful business in designing, fabricating, and marketing assistive devices.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe many self-help devices available.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss a business model and recommendations for starting a business enterprise in occupational therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to briefly describe AMBUCS and RESNA and their origins.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe some the history of occupational therapy education and adaptive equipment development.
Fred Sammons, PhD (HON), OT, FAOTA
Fred Sammons is one of the early pioneers in occupational therapy. He has been an occupational therapist for over 60 years. During that time, he has been an innovator in designing. manufacturing, and distributing adaptive equipment for people with disabilities while collaborating with occupational therapists and clients to identify needs and to generate product ideas. At the age 90, Fred Sammons continues to give to the profession through grants, scholarships, and donations that support research, education, and clinical programs. He is an active contributor to AMBUCS, Inc., where he collaborates to develop designs for adapted bicycles and tricycles (AmTrykes) for children with disabilities.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
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OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct client/patient services in occupational therapy (SC) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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