Occupational therapy has a long significant history of contribution to persons leading independent and functional lives, which includes work. With injured soldiers returning to the US after WWI, reconstruction aides (later becoming occupational therapists) promoted work as a means and an ends to their rehabilitation. This remains the case over 105 years later. During this session, we will explore the history and the current state of work and industry, including ergonomics, as an area of practice for occupational therapy practitioners.
Course created on August 16, 2023
Course Type: Video, Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge, 07327; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), Related To OT (AZ), Related To OT (LA), Directly Related To OT (MS), Directly Related To OT (TN), CE Broker #20-1098302; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Intermediate, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to examine the role and function of work in occupational therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze the role of OT in job performance and retirement preparation and adjustment.
- After this course, participants will be able to analyze the distinct value OTPs bring to functional capacity evaluations.
|5-20 Minutes||History and present status of work in OT|
|20-35 Minutes||Role of OT in job performance & retirement prep/adjust|
|35-55 Minutes||Distinct role of OT with FCE|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Thomas F. Fisher
PhD, OTR/L, CCM, FAOTA
Dr. Thomas F. Fisher has been an occupational therapist for 45 years. He has held various leadership positions in clinical practice, higher education, and in the professional organization of AOTA, most notably as the Vice President. He became a certified case manager in 1994 (almost 30 years) after successfully passing the certification examination for case managers.
Dr. Fisher is a retired dean and Professor Emeritus of Indiana University. He is a well-established practitioner, educator, researcher, and administrator. His lines of inquiry are professional education, work & industry, health policy, and applied research with neurological, musculoskeletal, occupational health, and safety with adults. On the topic of Work, Dr. Fisher has multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.
In 2016, Thom was the recipient of the AOTA Award of Merit. This is the highest award given to an occupational therapist through AOTA. It was in recognition of his significant contributions to the profession. At the 2017 AOTA Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, Dr. Fisher was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Occupational Therapy in its first 100 years as a profession. It is believed that less than 60 are still living. Needless to say, he is an expert in occupational science and occupational therapy.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
OccupationalTherapy.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development, #7659. Course approval ID# 07327. This distance learning - independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge 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), Related to OT (AZ), Related to OT (LA), Directly Related to OT (MS), Directly Related to OT (TN) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina or Tennessee, CE Broker may be of interest to you.
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