3 Contact Hours

Description: This course provides a general overview of attention deficits in individuals who have suffered a stroke or head injury or who live with Parkinson’s disease, dementia, multiple sclerosis, and/or other acute or chronic neurological diseases. 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. Differentiate among various types of impairments of attention.
  2. Understand how everyday living is affected depending on the type of attention deficit present.
  3. Be aware of evaluation/assessment procedures related to attention.
  4. Develop an evidence-based intervention plan focused on decreasing activity limitations and participation restrictions for those living with impairments of attention.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - Managing Attention Deficits to Optimize Function

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3. Coursework - Managing Attention Deficits to Optimize Function

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4. Course Final and Survey - Managing Attention Deficits to Optimize Function


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion