An estimated 1.6 million Americans utilize assistive technology to achieve improved independence. For health care workers, the responsibility of evaluating clients, determining needs and seeking out the most appropriate form of assistive technology, such as powered mobility, augmentative or assistive communication technology or seating systems, can often be quite intimidating.
This one-day seminar is designed to provide health care professionals and therapists with a working knowledge of performing seating and mobility evaluations as well as the skills to incorporate assistive technology into therapeutic practice to increase their
client's independence. Evaluation and assessment techniques and procedures will be presented, including common diagnoses which often warrant alternative mobility, controls or other forms of assistive technology. Information regarding a variety of mobility bases, seating and position options will be reviewed, as well as the abundance of features which may be obtained to increase the
client's overall functional independence. Funding sources will be identified, and participants will receive detailed instruction regarding the development of letters of medical necessity, as well as key elements to include in such documents.
In addition, this seminar will serve as an excellent review course for therapists interested in taking the Assistive Technology Practitioner examination via RESNA. The ATP examination will provide the therapist with an abundance of information on examination design and content, complete with sample review questions. For those interested in sitting for the ATP examination, this course is a must!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Discover how to perform a comprehensive seating and mobility evaluation
- Identify the
client's need for assistive technology and select the most appropriate equipment to meet individual needs
- Develop a thorough understanding of the many diagnoses which warrant assistive technology
- Gain the ability to integrate the
client's diagnosis and functional capabilities with assistive technology
- Prepare for RESNA´s upcoming Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) Examination with an extensive review of the examination topics and content
- Examine the major content areas of RESNA´s Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) examination
- Utilize review questions to develop a strong knowledge base and improved test taking skills in preparation for taking the ATP examination
- Identify the appropriate assistive technology devices required to meet the
- Understand the many intricacies of performing a seating and mobility evaluation and how to best integrate this evaluation into therapeutic practice
- Identify successful methods to documenting and obtaining funding for assistive technology
- Create an original letter of medical necessity to obtain funding for various forms of assistive technology
- Review a variety of common etiologies and pathologies which may necessitate assistive technology
What You Should Bring: Participants are asked to bring a small measuring tape to use for the lab portion of the seminar.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
KIRSTEN DAVIN, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, is a licensed Occupational Therapist and certified Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP) with extensive experience in a variety of practice areas including inpatient, acute care and intensive care units, as well as the Central Illinois Regional Burn Center.
Ms. Davin's experience extends beyond the realm of inpatient populations into the home health field. She is the owner of a successful home health-based private practice, Escape Mobility Solutions, LLC, which is dedicated to evaluating individuals for custom forms of assistive technology, such as power and manual wheelchairs, seating and positioning systems, and augmentative and alternative communication. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association as well as the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association. She has conducted multiple workshops regarding seating/positioning and assistive technology on a local and regional level, and is an engaging speaker who strives to make learning fun.
Ms. Davin recently received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001, where she was a member of the Honors College and Golden Key International Honor Society. Ms. Davin was the 2001 recipient of the College of Health and Human Development Sciences Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding personal and professional development from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Aside from her professional involvement in Occupational Therapy, Ms. Davin currently serves as a firefighter and the Medical Officer for the Pleasant Plains Fire Department, in her hometown of Pleasant Plains, Illinois.
"We really liked the attention to real life situations and the way you are able to make people feel relaxed and comfortable enough to ask questions."
- Kayla Woods, PTA, Springfield, IL
"It was an energetic and informative presentation, with a lot of hands-on activities, great examples and case studies. You made the workshop very fun!" - OTR/L Student, Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapy Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Case Managers
- Clinical Managers/Directors
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Social Workers
- Special Education Teachers
- Administrators and Support Staff/Aides
- DME Providers
- School-Based Therapists
- Long-Term Care Therapists and Administrators
This program has been submitted to the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider #044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact hours.
This program has been submitted to the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of continuing education.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (approved through 1-27-09). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB´s website at www.aswb.org for more information.
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM