Transition from school to the work force is inevitable yet many teenagers and young adults remain unprepared. As occupational therapists, we are in a unique position to assist in transition planning, to instruct in IADLs, and to facilitate independent living for success.
Course created on September 15, 2015
Course Type: Video, Audio, Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Context And Environment; 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 #20-522938; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Work And Industry
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the formulation of a transition plan and describe the process of its creation.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe various job/work ideas for persons with autism and discuss accommodations for each.
- After this course, participants will be able to choose strategies and IADL (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living) goals to improve functional social skills to increase independence within society.
|5-15 Minutes||Discussion of various laws and agencies who assist with transition and plans.|
|15-30 Minutes||Formulate a treatment plan including discussion of: executive functioning, team members, students strengths and weaknesses.|
|30-40 Minutes||Review of IADLs, function, and goal creation for independent living and job acquisition|
|40-50 Minutes||Discuss job ideas for persons with autism and list possible accommodations.|
|50-60 Minutes||Q & A; Summary|
Pediatric occupational therapist, Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L, author of The Pocket Occupational Therapist Book Series, is a veteran clinician specializing in Sensory Processing Disorder, reflex integration, and trauma informed care, and autism. She obtained her Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 1997 from Duquesne University. In addition to her longstanding work as a private practice OT, Cara is a successful entrepreneur, having started two companies. Her products can be found in special needs catalogues and websites across the US and UK. Cara’s latest venture is The Pocket Occupational Therapist Book Series. As an author, Cara brings her expertise as a pediatric occupational therapist and mother of two children with autism to parents, caregivers, families, and educators in an easy-to-read, easy-to-follow format.
Cara speaks regularly across the US and provides OT consultations, trainings, and seminars as The Pocket Occupational Therapist. She serves on the Advisory Board of Autism Asperger’s Digest Magazine. Articles authored by Cara are featured in many special needs publications such as Autism File, Autism Parenting Magazine, and NewsLine. Cara is also a children’s YOGA instructor and Certified Irlen screener. Her son has Mitochondrial Disease and lives with severe restrictions of the disorder. Cara and her son co-authored the book, My Mighty Mito: A Book for Children with Mitochondrial Disease.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 1: Domain of OT - Context and Environment 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, 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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National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT® Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, Work and Industry Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.