Cyberbullying

Bullies have moved from the playground and workplace to the online world, where anonymity can facilitate bullying behavior. Cyberbullying is intentional, repeated harm to another person using communication technology. It is not accidental or random. It is targeted to a person with less perceived power. This may be someone younger, weaker, or less knowledgeable about technology. Any communication device may be used to harass or intimidate a victim, such as a cell phone, tablet, or computer. Any...
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Caffeine and Health

Caffeine is a rapidly absorbed organic compound that acts as a stimulant in the human body. The average amount of caffeine consumed in the US is approximately 300 mg per person per day - the equivalent to between two and four cups of coffee - with coffee accounting for about three-fourths of the caffeine that is consumed in the American diet. This is considered to be a moderate caffeine intake, which, according to many studies, can promote a variety of health benefits. But some studies clai...
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When Your Young Client is Defiant

Children with difficult temperaments and those with developmental delays may have learned to express their dissatisfaction with challenging and defiant behavior like whining, anger, temper tantrums or bad language. They sometimes engage in negative behavior or “misbehave” because they do not have the necessary skills – communicative or otherwise – to make their needs known. The purpose of this course is to teach clinicians effective and practical strategies to manage challenging and de...
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Medical Marijuana

In spite of the fact that nearly half of the states in this country have enacted legislation legalizing marijuana in some fashion, the reality is that neither the intended “medical” benefits of marijuana nor its known (and as yet unknown) adverse effects have been adequately examined using controlled studies. Conclusive literature remains sparse, and opinion remains divided and contentious. This course is intended to present a summary of the current literature on the various medical, legal...
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West Virginia: Mental Health Care of American Veterans and Their Families

This course fulfills the West Virginia requirement for training on mental health conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans and includes information about inquiring whether your patients are veterans or family members of veterans, screening for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), risk of suicide, depression and grief, and prevention of suicide. *Describe veterans’ healthcare challenges and identify how to find the locations of VA health centers in ...
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Bipolar Disorder in Adults

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out daily tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder can be severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness...
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Apps for Autism

This CE test is based on the book "Apps for Autism" (2015, 436 pages), the ultimate app planner guidebook for parents/professionals addressing autism intervention. There are hundreds of apps for autism, and this course will guide you through them so that you can confidently utilize today’s technology to maximize your child or student’s success. Speech-language pathologist Lois Jean Brady wrote this book to educate parents and professionals about the breakthrough method she calls “iTherap...
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Review: The Oakstone Institute Specialty Review

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - A Comprehensive Review covers the entire field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).  Topics include: Cervical Spine Care, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Stress Fractures, Exercise, Osteoarthritis Update, Peripheral Neuropathies, Radiculopathy, Nerve Conduction, Cerebral Palsy, Amputee Care, Neurogenic Bladder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Aphasia and many more. After completing Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, you will be ab...
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Pain: Healthcare's Persistent Challenge

Outlines efforts to improve pain management policies, procedures, and healthcare professional education in the United States. Covers both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of pain and discusses the reasons for the startling increase in use, misuse, and abuse of prescription opioids. Describes pain management in special populations and offers effective tools for assessing and documenting pain. Describes common rehabilitation therapy treatments for pain, including manual therapy, the...
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HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence

People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage people with HIV to seek and maintain medical treat...
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HIV/AIDS: Adherence Issues

People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage patients to seek and maintain medical treatment.
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THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME: The Scalene Triangle

Nonspecific pain syndromes of the upper limb present a challenge to the clinician entrusted with the care of these difficult cases. Success depends on a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of this region. Further, the clinician must be able to apply anatomic knowledge to clinical presentation to derive effective treatment. In part one of this course the anatomy of the scalene triangle and its relationship to the first rib is explored. Assessment techniques specific to this region are re...
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THERAPEUTIC TAPING OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY

Therapeutic taping has been used for over 100 years to improve function, reduce pain and prevent injury and has gained new attention with the advent of various types of elastic taping. With so many manufacturers of elastic taping and courses being offered it can be confusing which techniques to study, how to utilize these techniques and their efficacy. This session will cover theory and practical application of proprioceptive elastic taping for the lower extremity based on current evidence, u...
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THERAPEUTIC TAPING FOR THE UPPER QUADRANT

Therapeutic taping has been used for over 100 years to improve function, reduce pain and prevent injury and has gained new attention with the advent of various types of elastic taping. With so many manufacturers of elastic taping and courses being offered it can be confusing which techniques to study, how to utilize these techniques and their efficacy. This session will cover theory and practical application of proprioceptive elastic taping for the upper quadrant (cervicothoracic spine and gl...
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THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE FOR CERVICOTHORACIC PAIN

Neck pain is common and can be debilitating for many individuals. While there are a multitude of manual therapy techniques patients often lack muscular strength, endurance and motor control that may lead to decreased stability and inhibited motor control of the cervicothoracic spine. Specific therapeutic exercise tailored to improving strength, endurance and motor control may assist in decreasing pain and improving function. This course will review the muscular anatomy and basic neuromuscul...
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THE THORACIC OUTLET: Shoulder Assessments and the Coraco-Pectoral Loop

Nonspecific pain syndromes of the upper limb present a challenge to the clinician entrusted with the care of these difficult cases. Success depends on a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of this region. Further, the clinician must be able to apply anatomic knowledge to clinical presentation to derive effective treatment. In part two of this course the anatomy of scapular control and it’s relationship to the coraco-pectoral loop is explored. Assessment techniques specific to this reg...
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THE PATELLOFEMORAL JOINT: Functional Assessment and Treatment

Successful treatment and management of patellofemoral joint dysfunction requires the clinician to have a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, and mechanism of injury of the knee. With this understanding and the ability to recognize common presentation findings of the patellofemoral joint, the clinician will be able to accurately determine the patient’s prognosis and formulate an effective treatment plan using evidence-based principles. Emerging evidence suggests that the...
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SARA MEEKS: OSTEOPOROSIS VS SPINAL STENOSIS – The Treatment Dilemma

A component of the Meeks Method, this webinar will focus on therapeutic exercise prescription, indication and contraindications of persons with osteoporosis ans spinal stenosis. Spinal flexion exercises are contraindicated in persons with known Osteoporosis. Spinal flexion exercises are recommended for persons with Spinal Stenosis. Both of these conditions are frequently silent, occur throughout the populations frequently seen by Health and Exercise Professionals and also can occur together...
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SARA MEEKS: “Stepping Down” Exercise Prescription for Improved Functional Outcomes

This evidence-based, experiential, active and participatory 1.5-hour webinar will focus on the management of the long-term, chronically-ill, physically-frail, or pre-frail, cognitively-intact patient. The presentation will include adapted exercise and movement suggestions for patients who are being seen by rehabilitation personnel in ICU, Acute Care, Home Care, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Facilities such as burn and organ transplant units as well as Out-Patient. These pati...
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Dr. Robert Donatelli: The Clinical Significance of Eccentric Loading and Plyometric Training in the Treatment of Tendinopathy

Strength training should be the foundation for improvement in performance and the reduction of injures in the athletic patient. This course will present the current clinical evidenced based effects of eccentric loading in the treatment of tendinopathy. Eccentric loading has been demonstrated to provide the best form of strength training in the rehabilitation of tendinopathy. The beneficial effects of eccentric training on muscle and the tendon unit along with a review of the treatment guideli...
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Dr. Robert Donatelli: Balance in the Athlete

The vestibular system allows us to see, with great detail, objects that are moving and/or when our head is moving. So how do we improve hand-eye coordination in sports like boxing, tennis, baseball and golf? Spins on a ball, velocity and placement are critical for improving performance and preventing injuries. Balance and performance training is multifactorial and should address the vestibulo-oculomotor reflex (VOR), vestibular endorgans, and somatosensory processing, with attention to the ...
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SARA MEEKS: Osteoporosis: Practical Applications for the Clinic Course

A component of the Meeks Method, this webinar will focus on the comprehensive therapy approach to the epidemic condition of low bone mass (osteoporosis and osteopenia) with practical, safe and therapeutic movement and exercises that the participant will be invited to do right during the webinar. Focusing on better body alignment to improve muscle contraction and weight-bearing forces on bone, this innovative, comprehensive, evidence-based, 12 point approach of The Meeks Method has been shown ...
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SARA MEEKS: Osteoporosis Bracing with the Spinomed Orthosis

This evidence-based, experiential, active and participatory 1.5-hour webinar will focus on the management of the patient with osteoporosis with a focus on bracing with the Spinomed Spinal Orthosis for Osteoporosis as part of the comprehensive 12-point program of The Meeks Method. This is the only spinal orthosis for osteoporosis that has been supported by a peer-reviewed, published study of its use. The presentation will include an experience of functional movement from and for the bones, a di...
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SARA MEEKS: Bone Up!

After the introductory information, this evidence-based, experiential, active and participatory 1.5-hour webinar will start at the very beginning of human movement with a focus on maximizing movement for function and fitness while having fun along the life span. Included is a brief introduction of The Meeks Method and its principles of movement, stages of bone development and ideas on how to maximize safe and therapeutic forces on the bones at any age. Participants will be guided through Sit-...
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SARA MEEKS: Beyond Ankle Pumps and Quad Sets Course

A component of the Meeks Method, this webinar will target the management of long-term, chronically-ill, physically-frail, or pre-frail, cognitively-intact patient. The presentation will include adapted exercise and movement strategies for populations of patients who are being seen by rehabilitation personnel in ICU, Acute Care, Home Care, Nursing Home, and Skilled Nursing Facilities as well as in out-patient clinics. These patients frequently exhibit several other conditions (e.g., COPD, osteo...
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Dr. Robert Donatelli: Rotation Before Elevation in Stiff and Painful Shoulders

One of the most important functional movements of the shoulder is active elevation. Restoring elevation in a time-efficient manner remains a challenging problem. The rehabilitation specialist needs to be a detective and figure out why a joint is not moving and/or what is causing the pain. Shoulder elevation is one of the most complicated movements in the body. If we analyze the shoulder motions, it is made up of moving parts all responsible for the functional movement patterns that the joint ...
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REVERSE TOTAL SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY: Optimizing Outcomes

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) is gaining acceptance as a surgical solution for cuff tear arthropathy and complex humeral fractures. While therapists are seeing more of these patients, rehabilitation and precautions after this procedure have not been widely discussed. This presentation will give clinicians confidence by thoroughly addressing RSA mechanics, considerations, and pitfalls. Attendees will understand a logical, specific progression of post-operative management to achieve max...
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PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF MANUAL THERAPY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF NECK PAIN

Manual therapy for the cervicothoracic complex is an important tool used every day in the management of neck pain. However, with so many different philosophical approaches it can be challenging for clinicians to understand which techniques are best. This course will review general philosophical approaches to manual therapy for neck pain. A process using primary clinical findings will be outlined to drive manual therapy decision making. This will be followed by examples of specific techniq...
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PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF MANUAL THERAPY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LOW BACK PAIN

Manual therapy for the lumbosacral complex is an important tool used everyday in the management of low back pain. However, with so many different philosophical approaches it can be challenging for clinicians to understand which techniques are best. This course will review general philosophical approaches to manual therapy for low back pain. A process using primary clinical findings will be outlined to drive manual therapy decision making. This will be followed by examples of specific tech...
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PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF GAIT IN PATIENTS WITH NEUROMOTOR DYSFUNCTION

This course will provide a focused review of normal gait as a foundation for identifying the common gait deviations and impairments in pathological gait following stroke. A hypothesis driven gait analysis will be discussed and demonstrated using a video case example. Appropriate, objective outcome measures will be described and strategies for appriate outcome measure selection will be identified.
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ORTHOTIC MANAGEMENT AND PRESCRIPTION FOR PATIENTS WITH NEUROMOTOR DYSFUNCTION

This course will provide an overview of current trends and myths in orthotics use following stroke, as well as a summary of the evidence regarding lower extremity orthotic management in persons with stroke. This course will review the common kinematic and kinetic pathologies in gait following stroke, and match these with appropriate orthotic interventions. Strategies for effective orthotic prescription and orthotic training/use will also be outlined in the course.
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MANAGEMENT OF MYOFASCIAL PAIN OF THE UPPER LIMB: Shoulder and Periscapular Pain

Myofascial pain is a poorly understood and inconsistently addressed syndrome that affects millions of people. As there are conflicting definitions of the problem, there are differing treatment philosophies employed for management of these. This webinar will establish a working definition for these disorders. Neurological and musculoskeletal causes for these disorders will be discussed and related to relevant clinical presentations. Common pain sites and referral patterns will be discussed and...
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Dr. Robert Donatelli: How To Develop a Strength Training Program

Strength training should be the foundation for improvement in performance and the reduction of injuries in the athletic patient. This webinar will cover the physiology of muscle adaptation to exercise and supplements to consider for enhancing strength training. The course will also review the science of strength training with considerations of pathology and post- surgical intervention. Practice guidelines will be presented for the development of a strength training program replicable in your ...
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HIP IMPINGEMENT: Non-operative and Post-operative Management

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and labral tears are being diagnosed more frequently and managed with conservative and surgical means more promptly. FAI is more commonly found in young athletes, especially in sports that involve a lot of cutting and directional changes. FAI is also thought to be a primary risk factor for developing hip osteoarthritis (OA), and as such is being diagnosed in the general population as well. The improved ability to identify patients with symptomatic FAI present...
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FUNCTIONAL BIOMECHANICS OF THE FOOT AND ANKLE COMPLEX

Our feet are the first contact with earth for most of us, yet we pay very little attention to them. Unless they cause us a problem, we hardly even take care of them. For a structure that takes such a beating during our work and play lives, you would think we would pay close attention to our feet. Understanding loading, or functional biomechanics of the foot and ankle complex is a critical aspect of client care. Not only for clients presenting with primary diagnoses of the foot and ankle, b...
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FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF SCAPULAR DISORDERS

Alterations in scapular function are associated with shoulder pain including rotator cuff disease, instability, and adhesive capsulitis. However, recent evidence suggests that resolving scapular dyskinesis is not associated with resolution of symptoms or predictive of arm injury in pitchers. Thus, a systematic approach that includes scapular position, muscle performance, and movement patterns is required to best understand the role of scapular dysfunction in patients with shoulder pain. This w...
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FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT AND REHAB OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

Since the beginning of the profession, therapists have been assessing patients using statically based, standard orthopaedic tests. But recently, there is a growing focus on functional tests and assessments in order to accurately identify the functional deficits of each patient, and thus the treatment needed to resolve those deficits. Dr. Janda said that “The test is the exercise and the exercise is the test”. In light of Dr. Janda’s work, the relationship between chronic musculoskeletal...
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EXAMINATION AND TREATMENT OF THE AGING SPINE: Implications for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

The incidence of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) increases with age and this condition is becoming more prevalent with the reported increase in life expectancy. This results in increased pain, decreased function and an overall decrease in quality of life for a large portion of the population. Unfortunately, LSS is not only common but also very expensive, costing an estimated $50-100 billion per year with 75% of this money coming from those that have become temporarily or permanently disabled. ...
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EXAMINATION AND TREATMENT OF SI DYSFUNCTION

Sacroiliac pain can be an enigma for many therapists. There are many dogmatic approaches to managing the symptoms associated with SI dysfunction which can be challenging if a particular approach is not effective with a given client. This webinar will review basic relevant anatomy and mechanics. Moreover, a practical approach to diagnosis will be discussed as well as common treatment approaches. This will be a quick review of concepts however the primary focus will be on clinically relevant...
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EARLY REHAB AFTER ACL RECONSTRUCTION: Day 1 to 3 Months

Successful treatment and management of post-operative anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction requires the clinician to have a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, and mechanism of injury of the knee. With this understanding and the ability to recognize common presentation findings following reconstruction, the clinician will be able to accurately determine the patient’s prognosis and formulate an effective treatment plan using evidence-based principles. Emerging evide...
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CRANIOMANDIBULAR ORDERS: An Overview

An overview of Craniomandibular Disorders will be presented covering anatomy, mechanics, common pathologies and current physical therapy approaches. Selected physical therapy techniques will be demonstrated. Current approaches to Craniomandibular disorders in dentistry and medicine will also be described.
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CLINICAL TECHNIQUES FOR INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION: IASTM

Functional and Kinetic treatment with rehab (FAKTR) embodies the use of instrument assisted soft tissue techniques (IASTM) with resistance, balance, proprioception, and vibration & oscillation tools. This webinar will cover the various instruments utilized in soft tissue mobilization, their use, indications and contraindications while addressing dynamic activities during IASTM through the kinetic chain that can be beneficial to your patients. You will learn new training techniques to restore...
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CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE: Examination and Treatment

Most people will report a headache at some point in their life. While there are many types of headache conditions, cervicogenic headaches are readily treated in therapy. This course will describe and define cervicogenic headache to include the patho-physiology and related anatomy as well as classification approaches. Also, diagnosis and a broad array of possible treatment interventions will be covered. Upon the conclusion of this webinar the participant will understand classification, app...
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Adhesive Capsulitis: Evaluation and Treatment

Adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder, or shoulder stiffness? Are these synonyms or differential diagnoses? Understand the state of the debate over adhesive capsulitis by reviewing the latest science regarding this common clinical challenge. Earn the confidence of patients, colleagues, and referral sources by understanding the proven effectiveness of current medical and therapeutic treatment techniques. Learn how to apply the right stress at the right time to make shoulder passive range of ...
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Caregiver Help: Sex and Dementia

Care providers need to understand that Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diseases impact the brain in ways that can cause some surprising, challenging and inappropriate behaviors. Some people with dementia may develop a heightened interest in sex – even to the point of aggression; experience a waning or complete loss of interest in sex; become addicted to pornography; lose the ability to understand what kind of behavior is acceptable; have a different perception of place and time and ...
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Communication with Elders

With the increasing number of older people in the United States, it is vital for healthcare professionals to communicate effectively and respectfully with elders. Effective, appropriate communication with elders is important for many reasons. For psychotherapists and other mental health professionals, communication is the foundation of service delivery. Communication is required for assessment of the person prior to treatment. Symptoms are, after all, subjective and must be reported by the per...
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Florida Occupational Therapy Laws & Rules

This course addresses the Florida Laws and Rules contained in the Florida Occupational Therapy Practice Act and the Florida Occupational Therapy Rules. The purposes of this course are to (1) provide the opportunity for a comprehensive reading of the two documents listed above, (2) ensure that Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants in the State of Florida are fully aware of the laws and rules governing the license under which they are practicing, and (3) fulfill the require...
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Caregiver Help 2: Depression and Grief

The emotional stress of caring for persons who are aging, chronically ill or disabled can be debilitating for family members as well as professional caregivers. This course addresses caregiver depression and grief and provides a three-step process that can help develop an attitude of creative indifference toward the people, situations and events that cause emotional stress. It offers suggestions for dealing with preparatory grief, an experience shared by families and professionals as they cope...
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The Occupational Therapist in Long-Term Care

Skilled nursing facilities have unique challenges for healthcare professionals. Multiple federal regulations, a complex billing system, and the long-term nature of skilled nursing facility residents make this a setting that requires an orientation to its unique traits. This course provides an overview of occupational therapy services in skilled nursing facilities. The structure, organization, and reimbursement structure of skilled nursing facilities will be described. The average resident and ...
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Helping Your Young Client Persevere in the Face of Learning Differences

Clinicians and teachers working with students struggling at grade level are committed to raising their students’ achievement potential by creating opportunities to learn. In order to accomplish this, they need to learn new techniques that can help encourage discouraged students – particularly those who have different ways of learning – by supporting and motivating them without enabling self-defeating habits. This course will provide new strategies and techniques for helping students mini...
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