Disciplines: Occupational Therapy
Hours: 11 Contact Hours
Item#: IGQ11
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Biopsychosocial Treatments for Chronic Pain

Price: $24.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
Item # I6301  

This basic-level course provides information on empirically supported psychosocial treatment strategies that can be useful when working with clients who are experiencing chronic pain including cognitive behavioral therapy, family interventions, and complementary and alternative approaches. The course also provides an overview of common medications used to treat chronic pain and discusses issues surrounding addiction and adherence to a prescribed medication regimen.

AOTA Content Focus - OT Process: Intervention

A Clinician’s Guide to DSM-5

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # I6304  

This basic-level course aids occupational therapy practitioners  who are transitioning from DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 by providing them with the most essential information about the manual’s structural and diagnostic changes in a single easy-to-use source.  The course describes the newly added and classified disorders, removed or reclassified disorders, and any modified diagnostic criteria for those disorders retained in DSM-5. The course describes the history of the DSM and the development process used in creating the diagnostic system’s new structure. The course addresses the controversies and criticisms that arose with the publication of DSM-5 and the alternative diagnostic systems recently proposed. The quick reference lists and charts included in the course are an indispensable resource for those occupational therapy practitioners ready to use DSM-5.

AOTA Content Focus - OT Process - Evaluation & Intervention, Outcomes

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Occupational Therapy Practice

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # I6356  

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and fatal brain disease; it is the most frequent type of dementia. Although causes of death from stroke, heart disease, and cancer have declined between 2000 and 2010, cause of death from Alzheimer’s disease has increased by 68%. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States across all ages, and the fifth leading cause of death among persons aged 65 and older. The estimated number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is projected to nearly triple by 2050 to 13.8 million, including 7 million people aged 85 and older. The annual number of new cases will begin to climb sharply around the year 2030, when all of the baby boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) will be over age 65.

This course is designed to increase occupational therapy practitioners’ basic knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The first part of the course presents an overview of the medical management of these disorders. The second part of the course focuses on occupational therapy screening, evaluation, and intervention of older adults with neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. While this basic-level course is written for occupational therapy professionals, it may also inform social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and advanced practice and psychiatric nurses who work with occupational therapy practitioners in acute and long-term care, institutional, home-based, or community settings about the role of occupational therapy on the health care team and their contribution.  

AOTA Content Focus - Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Role of Occupational Therapy

Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
Item # I6358  

This course presents information on the diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and the assessment tools and intervention strategies used in addressing this disorder.  This basic-level course is designed for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants who have the background knowledge required for working with individuals with neurobiological disorders such as ADHD.  Background knowledge that will support achievement of the learning objectives include an understanding of abnormal psychology and mental health conditions, human development, an understanding of the domain of occupational therapy, and the service delivery process applied by occupational therapists, including general principles associated with occupational therapy evaluation and intervention. Upon completing this course, participants will have greater awareness of the diagnostic considerations and medical and non-medical interventions for ADHD and the potential roles for occupational therapists with this population.  Specific occupational therapy evaluation and intervention strategies that can be used with both children and adults with ADHD are presented.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobiological disorder that manifests in childhood. It is characterized by persistent and maladaptive symptoms of inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity and often continues into adolescence and adulthood. ADHD is often co-morbid with learning, mood, anxiety, and disruptive behavior disorders in children and adults, and with substance abuse in adults. The average age of onset is seven years of age, and boys are four times more likely than girls to have the disorder.  The prevalence of ADHD has steadily increased over the past 20 years, and is now reported to be present in 11% of children across the United States. Providing supports and clinical services for individuals with ADHD continues to be an important area for healthcare professionals including occupational therapists.

AOTA Content Focus - Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention

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