In this edition, we highlight Dr. Sharon Cermak’s career and contributions to occupational therapy. Dr. Cermak is renowned for her expertise in Developmental Coordination Disorder. She was selected as one of the 100 leading occupational therapists and has received many awards for her working in sensory processing.
This course is part of a quarterly 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 11, 2019
Course Type: Text
CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.15 Intermediate, Category 3: Professional Issues - OT Research; CE Broker/1.5 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC); IACET/0.2; NBCOT/1.88 Intermediate, Pediatrics
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss how the author defines developmental coordination disorders.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how sensory symptoms can trigger anxiety in children with autism.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how physical activity and fitness relate to children with poor motor coordination.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss how occupational therapists can help dentists in working with children with sensory problems.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss the impact of sensory sensitivities on stress and participation in daily occupations.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the Heres How I Write handwriting assessment and how it utilizes self-awareness.
Sharon Cermak, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Sharon Cermak is a distinguished researcher, scholar and professor. She is renowned for her expertise in Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder. She co-edited a leading text, “Developmental Coordination Disorders,” and more recently served as a member of an NIH Task Force on Childhood Motor Disorders. Dr. Cermak was selected as one of the 100 leading occupational therapists. She has received numerous awards for her significant work in sensory processing and developmental effects of deprivation in institutionalized and post-institutionalized children in Romania.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
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