This short course highlights many of the nuances of home and community access using a wheelchair to help therapists deepen their understanding and knowledge of wheelchair mobility and environmental modifications.
Course created on September 8, 2021
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, OT Service Delivery, 02915; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-851725; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize practical solutions to help clients in wheelchairs better navigate the world.
- After this course, participants will be able to identity at least 3 different home modifications that will allow clients who use wheelchairs to be more independent in the home.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify practical solutions for independence at home and in the community.
|5-20 Minutes||Wheelchair solutions|
|20-35 Minutes||Home modifications|
|35-50 Minutes||Practical solutions for independence at home and community|
|50-60 Minutes||Summary; Q & A|
OTD, OTR/L, SWC
Lauren Francis Newhouse, OTD, OTR/L, SWC is a senior clinician at CHOC, Children’s Hospital in Orange, CA, and an Adjunct Clinical Professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Her clinical work specializes in caring for medically complex and fragile infants, children, and teenagers across the care continuum including inpatient, outpatient, and in the home. She has completed
advanced training in Feeding and Swallowing Assessment and Intervention, Sensory Integration, and Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy, among others. As a parent of a child with complex heart disease, she has a particular passion to support parent-child bonding in the intensive care as well as ensuring universal accessibility across home and community settings. Her preferred occupations
include reading in a hammock, watching live sports, hiking any possible mountain, and hiding from her children to enjoy a snack all to herself.
OTD, OTR/L, ADAC
Kathryn is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also a certified ADA specialist and works with UNC's Disability Services office to help provide accommodations and adaptations for students on campus. In addition, Kathryn loves to advocate for and educate others about the ADA law, both within her community and the OT profession. As a person who uses a wheelchair, she has a passion for ensuring that other people with disabilities have access to the same meaningful activities as everyone else! Her favorite occupations include: rooting for her UNC Tar Heels and USC Trojans, traveling, spending time with friends and family, cooking, reading, and engaging in a competitive game of musical chairs.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
Course participation information
To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.
Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit.
Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam and course evaluation for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.
On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam and course evaluation for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.
To participate in the course, complete the exam and course evaluation, and earn continuing education credit, you must be a OccupationalTherapy.com member. Participants must complete the entire course; partial credit is not allowed.
OccupationalTherapy.com is committed to ensuring accessibility to the widest possible audience. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone. If you have questions, requests, or would like to report an accessibility-related issue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner.
Visit our Contact us page or give us a call if you have questions.
American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 02915. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Introductory level, OT Service Delivery Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, 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, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
continued, LLC, DBA OccupationalTherapy.com, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Beginner level, Rehabilitation Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.