Occupational therapy rarely occurs outside of 4 walls. There is substantial literature that participation outdoors has significant health benefits. This evidence is shared and example programs are identified.
Course created on April 11, 2019
Course Type: Video
CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Performance Patterns; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC); IACET/0.1; NBCOT/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to identify one benefit of participation in natural outdoor environments for targeted individuals and groups.
- After this course, participants will be able to recall 1-2 reasons for decreased participation or barriers to participation outdoors.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least 1 opportunity/movement aimed to engage clients in the natural outdoor environment.
|5-10 Minutes||OTs alignment to use of nature|
|10-15 Minutes||Outcomes related to enhancement of occupational performance, prevention, health and wellness, quality of life, participation|
|15-20 Minutes||Theory supporting participation outdoors|
|20-40 Minutes||Benefits of participating outdoors|
|40-50 Minutes||Translation to practice|
|50-55 Minutes||Existing programs and opportunities|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Gina Kaplanis, MS, OTR/L
Gina Kaplanis has over 15 years of experience as a pediatric therapist in schools, private practice and community-based programming. She currently teaches at Towson University and has a passion for nature and the possibilities for using nature in interventions.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
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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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