instructor: Sandra Winter, PhD, OTR/L
The ability to move around in one's community enables occupation, which in turn, promotes health and quality of life. Occupational therapy practitioners need to address community mobility as an IADL with virtually all clients, especially those for whom driving is not an option. This course provides an overview of community mobility as it relates to clients of all life stages and with various disabilities or medical conditions. It offers an introduction to assessment, client- and community- level interventions, ethical considerations, and resources.
Category 1: Areas of Occupation - IADLs
Category 2: Evaluation
Occupational therapy practitioners, driving specialists, and other health care professionals who serve potential at-risk clients of any age.
Upon successful completion of a multiple choice post-test, provision of a brief course evaluation and payment for this course, the participant will be awarded 0.1 AOTA CEU (1.0 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners). The University of Florida will send a Certificate of Completion (PDF) via email upon successful completion. Florida therapists may enter their own contact hour into the Florida CEBroker database at no charge.
Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Define community mobility from an occupational therapy perspective
- Illustrate the relationship between community mobility and health
- Address community mobility contexts and performance patterns
- Outline occupational therapy roles
- Generalist vs. specialist
- Additional roles
- Review community mobility assessment principles
- Understand community mobility concerns by life stages and/ or disability or medical conditions
- Identify appropriate client focused outcomes
- Become aware of ethical issues in addressing community mobility
- Utilize resources to extend knowledge of community mobility
Basic. Course content is appropriate for professionals seeking a sound, evidence-based knowledge of the topic with a focus on clinical application.
The learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides and a resource list, and take a multiple choice post-test.