3 Contact Hours

This course helps therapists understand impaired self-awareness due to neurological deficits such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, and Multiple Sclerosis, and how impaired self-awareness affects individual's performance in activities of daily living.  This entry-level to intermediate course is appropriate for occupational therapists and assistants.

Audience: OT, COTA

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Contact Hours: 3

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Cognitive and Perceptual Rehabilitation: Optimizing Function (2009)" written by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, - Copyright 2009 Elsevier, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

1. Begin to differentiate between a lack of awareness and denial. 

2. Understand how rehabilitation outcomes are affected if a lack of awareness is present. 

3. Describe at least two conceptual models used to describe decreased awareness.

4. Be aware of various methods to objectively document and quantify decreased awareness. 

5. Implement at least five intervention strategies focused on decreasing activity limitations, and participation restrictions for those presenting with decreased awareness.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - OT Strategies to Improve Self-Awareness

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3. Coursework - OT Strategies to Improve Self-Awareness

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4. Course Final and Survey - OT Strategies to Improve Self-Awareness


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion