This course will explore how to identify caregiver challenges, as well as resources and creative problem-solving solutions available for caregivers and patients with spinal cord injuries. Case studies will be discussed at the end of the course to engage providers to think critically and ask questions to advance our treatment plans.
Course created on February 16, 2024
- After this course, participants will be able to identify caregiver expectations associated with spinal cord injury levels.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify challenges unique to patients with spinal cord injuries.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify resources and solutions for common challenges for the caregiver and patient with a spinal cord injury.
|Breakdown of spinal cord injury level and potential caregiving needs
|Identifying common expectations and challenges of caregivers, including available caregiver assessments
MS, OTR/L, CPAM
Alaena McCool, MS, OTR/L, CPAM, is a practicing OT with over 6 years of experience and is currently an OT III at the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI). She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 with a BA in Communication Sciences and from New York University in 2015 with her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has spoken at both local and national conferences with an area of interest and clinical specialty in neurological recovery of the upper extremities in both adults and pediatrics.
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