Kids on the autism spectrum are particularly vulnerable to drowning incidents. Occupational Therapy practitioners have a unique skill set to help autistic kids and their families learn to swim and be safe around the water. This is part of the Continued Learning Podcast series.
This is a podcast with no visuals. You can follow along with the handout to frame the talk and complete the exam.
Course created on October 26, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the number one cause of unintentional death for children on the autism spectrum.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least two tenets an occupational therapy practitioner can use in an aquatic environment to increase swim safety skills of kids on the autism spectrum.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the benefits of engaging in safe swimming for families.
|5-15 Minutes||Characteristics of children with ASD|
|15-30 Minutes||Therapeutic tenets of AquOTic|
|30-55 Minutes||Benefits of the approach|
OTD, OTR/L, BCP
Erika Kemp is the Doctoral Capstone Coordinator and Director of Clinical Education for The Ohio State University’s entry-level occupational therapy doctorate program. She has experience as a clinician in pediatric outpatient and school-based settings as well as adult acute care. She has been the academic fieldwork coordinator for an OTA program as well as MOT and OTD programs and is passionate about shortening the gap between practice and academia.
MS, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. Dennis Cleary has over 25 years of experience as an occupational therapist. Dennis’ clinical practice has been primarily with children and adults with intellectual disabilities to encourage their full participation in all aspects of life at home, work, and in the community. He has had faculty positions at The Ohio State University and Indiana University. As a researcher, he has been on teams that have received over seven million dollars in grants from state and federal agencies, including a National Institutes of Health multisite trial of the Vocational Fit Assessment, an age-appropriate transition assessment, which he co-created. He has numerous publications and national and international presentations. Dennis is passionate about increasing the role of Occupational Therapy in transition-age service with the goal of improving outcomes and quality of life for all.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 08408. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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