OT and PT on a Shoestring Budget

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Overview: An energetic, creative, practical course that will decrease burnout and increase creative problem solving. Great for geriatrics, school system, home health, and rehab.

Course Objectives:
  • Therapists will learn to use everyday objects to meet therapeutic needs of patients.
  • Therapists will identify common materials available at discount, hardware, and home improvement stores that can be used to increase independence in patients.
  • Therapists will review patterns for adaptive equipment to be used for sensory, positioning, strengthening, fine motor, oral motor, and ADL purposes.
  • Therapists will assist other therapists with real life equipment dilemmas through audience participation and brainstorming.
  • Adaptations for fine motor, oral motor, positioning, sensory, strengthening and others will be revealed.
  • Creative, inexpensive, practical information applicable the day you return from this course.
  • Treatment plans with inexpensive everyday objects explored.
  • Participant requests and ideas will be shared. Discover favorite adaptations and treatment ideas of other therapists.
Education Level: Intermediate
Cost: $199 or $179 for a group of two or more
Instructor: Marti Smith, OTR/L
Contact: E-Mail or (512) 522-0762.

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A certificate for six participation hours will be awarded at the end of the workshop.
Learners will be required to complete a multiple choice evaluation at the end of each learning activity in order to receive CEU credit documentation.

Certificates will be sent to registered email at the conclusion of on-site workshops. Participants can download documentation after a web based learning. Distance learning will receive documentation within two weeks of submission of evaluation.

Workshop Agenda
How to use various adaptive materials
Where to ask for community helpers
Morning Break
How to make inexpensive modifications
Lunch on your own
Creative treatment ideas
Afternoon Break
More creative ideas
Participants will earn a certificate for 6 contact hours with all information required by NBCOT.
This course meets the Texas OT Rules requirement for 6 Domain of OT hours of type 2 credit.