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Environmental Modifications CEU Courses for OTs

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Jim's Place: A Virtual International Resource for AT
Presented by Jon Turnquist, MOL, OTR/L
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Course: #3871 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This presentation will focus on the use of technology and modifications to achieve independence through adaptations. Secondly, this presentation will present how Jim's Place (St. Ambrose University adapted home and assistive technology training center) can be utilized as a global resource to assist in the decision-making process in the utilization of assistive technology and/or home modification.

Children's Environments: Accessibility Consultation for Safety, Independence, and Learning
Presented by Shoshana Shamberg, OTR/L, MS, FAOTA
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Course: #3790 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Occupational therapists specially trained in accessibility issues and legislative compliance are crucial to targeting barriers and providing solutions to maximize safety, independence, working and learning for students and staff with disabilities in educational environments. Design solutions must be appropriate for a variety of populations and ages to adequately address accessible design and construction guidelines and technologies and may have to address compliance with a variety of state and federal guidelines. This seminar will provide an introduction to this specialty area of service delivery.

Motor Skill Acquisition for Optimal Occupational Performance
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
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Course: #3747 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course focuses on how the motor learning model can promote motor skill acquisition throughout the lifespan. Utilizing dynamic systems theory, participants will learn how to provide feedback, adapt the environment and the task and how to assess motor learning effectively to optimize occupational performance.

Environment: Where and How We Promote Aging in Place
Presented by Beth Fields, PhD, OTR/L
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Course: #3632 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This webinar will examine the contextual and environmental factors that influence the ability of older adults to age-in-place. Understanding how the environment and context support or impede successful community living enables clinicians to effectively support clients who are experiencing challenges and/or life transitions.

Accessibility Consultation, Environmental Modifications, and Universal Design
Presented by Shoshana Shamberg, OTR/L, MS, FAOTA
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Course: #3354 Level: Advanced2 Hours
Accessibility consultation is a growing specialty for medical and design/build professionals. This training program provides a common language and understanding of the specialized knowledge and skills needed to implement a team approach to service delivery. Crucial knowledge includes UD design principles, legislative compliance, design/build problems/solutions, and specialized products to promote safety, independence and quality of life for both caregivers and consumers. Using case studies and a multi-media format, practical applications and problem solving strategies using a team bulding approach will be presented to help eliminate environmental barriers using universal design principles.

Evaluation of Home Accessibility: The First Step in Ensuring Proper Fit to Improve Function
Presented by Kim Furphy, D.HSc., OT, ATP
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Course: #2996 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will introduce participants to the basics of evaluating homes for accessibility for individuals with varying levels of function. Individuals will learn how to evaluate external and internal areas of homes using various evaluation tools and techniques.

An Overview of Electronic Aids to Daily Living
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2320 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADLs) provide an alternative means of controlling devices in the home environment such as audiovisual equipment, lights, power door openers, telephones and hospital beds. This course will describe some of the current device options, including access methods and other features. This assistive technology can increase independence and safety in the home.

Tablet applications
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2318 Level: Introductory1 Hour
Tablets are a hot item and are being used more and more with clients who have physical, verbal or cognitive limitations. New Apps are coming out all the time, but this course will present some that are being used with clients who have autism, are non-verbal, or have cognitive limitations. These Apps can increase participation, education, communication, recreation and independence.

Power Wheelchairs: An Overview of Advanced Features
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
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Course: #2217 Level: Advanced2 Hours
Power wheelchairs do far more than drive. This webinar will review advanced features including infrared transmission used to control devices in the environment through the driving method; mouse emulation used to control computers, tablets and speech generating devices through the driving method; interfacing external assistive technology devices to the power wheelchair electronics and more.

Balance Treatment Using Household Items
Presented by Kenneth L Miller, PT, DPT, CEEAA
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Course: #2331 Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course will provide the participant a framework for treating balance impairments in the home using items available in the home and surrounding community. Using items available in the home setting offers clinicians the opportunity to provide home programs without cost-prohibitive barriers that purchasing treatment equipment poses.