Introduction

1 Contact Hours

This course explores the use of a dark therapy space as a medium to treat children with specific disorders. The course looks at the benefits of a "dark therapy session" as well as provides each learner with specific examples that can be used or adapted in the clinical setting. This entry-level to intermediate course is appropriate for occupational, physical, and speech therapists and assistants.

Audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA, SLP

Skill Level: Entry-level, Intermediate

Contact Hours: 1


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

Teaching Methods: Course text written by Joel Desotelle, MS OTR/L 

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. Identify and discuss at least seven benefits to treating a pediatric client in a dark setting.
  2. Discuss at least three different treatment strategies to use in the dark.
  3. Understand the importance of safety when working in the dark and how to provide a safe treatment setting.
  4. Identify pediatric clients who may benefit from a dark therapy session.

Lessons

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

Please read the introduction to provide you with important information and tips about your course.

2. Course Objectives - Flashlight Therapy For Kids

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3. Coursework - Flashlight Therapy For Kids

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4. Course Final and Survey - Flashlight Therapy For Kids

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Completion

The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion