This course will provide occupational therapists with valuable knowledge about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and its effect on occupational performance. This course will focus on strategies and interventions to improve function and quality of life for patients with ALS.
Course created on June 11, 2020
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Client Factors; 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 #20-783204; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the signs of ALS and the resultant loss of physical and cognitive function associated with the disease.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the environmental, social, and person factors that may impact function and participation in patients with ALS.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe 5 strategies/interventions, based in occupational therapy theory, meant to optimize occupational participation and performance.
|5-20 Minutes||Background and pathophysiology of ALS|
|20-30 Minutes||Upper motor neuron vs. lower motor neuron signs|
|30-40 Minutes||Cognitive signs and symptoms|
|40-45 Minutes||OT Theoretical Frameworks for assessment/intervention|
|45-55 Minutes||OT interventions|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q and A|
Scott Rushanan, MS, OTR/L, MBA
Scott is the current Director of Rehabilitation Services and Co-Director of Penn Medicine at Home, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Scott previously spent 8 years as the Lead Occupational Therapist at Penn Medicine’s ALS Clinic. Scott is currently pursuing his Post Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Columbia University focusing on cognitive impairments for patients with neuro-motor disease.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID#
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.
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
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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, Rehabilitation Area). NBCOT® is a registered trademark of The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc.