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Seating & Positioning Electronic Communication Devices-
#4003 Seating & Positioning Electronic Communication Devices

DESCRIPTION

1 Contact Hour

This course builds on the skills covered in the full version: ABC’s of Wheelchair Seating and Positions-- Assessment, Body Alignment and Comfort and the focused courses; Seating and Positioning: Fundamental for Rehab; Seating and Positioning: Practical Application to look at new demands placed on clinicians who work with the seating and positioning needs of children and adults patients.

Planning for these individuals is to strive for functional independence in all areas of daily living skills is enhanced through the use of and gaining full access to the electronic communications devices available in today’s market.

The primary focus is on tablets because they can be safely attached to wheelchairs and support the other identified goals of therapists. Clinicians should not only be aware of the varied demands, but have the knowledge and skills to provide solutions.

This course gives a general overview of the kinds of communication equipment that will be of general interest to both adults and children and resources available for adapting this kind of equipment for wheelchair use.

Adaptive equipment from several different companies will be presented for general consideration. References and resources are provided for further learning.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

Optimum positioning of the human body is paramount to successful function, including mobility and cognitive alertness. This intermediate level course is intended to provide the knowledge and skills that will enable you to assess the fundamental causes for identified problems and select the most appropriate, effective products and solutions for intervention.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to :

  • Identify potential candidates and clinical presentations appropriate for a seating and positioning intervention
  • Determine appropriate goals of a seating and positioning intervention
  • Identify, compare and select product(s) to meet determined goals
  • Identify the key elements of documentation necessary for reimbursement
  • Identify potential sources of and justification for third-party funding of wheelchair modifications, accessories and components that facilitate optimum seating and positioning.

ACCREDITATIONS

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Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .1 CEU, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention, Outcome. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .1 CEU.

NBCOT 1.25 PDU (course includes assessment component)

State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 1 contact hours

Nancy GravelyAuthors and Instructors

Nancy Carroll Gravley, M.A.H.S.

Nancy Carroll Gravley, M.A.H.S. has 30 years experience working with individuals with disabilities of all types. She has worked in both hands-on positions and in top management positions assisting individuals to become more independent and to advance the use of technology to achieve those goals.

Ms. Gravley also has 15 years experience in the computer field, writing, teaching, and training, including presentations at national meetings. She is also a columnist for an Internet magazine.

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA

The founder and President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

 

Audience/Teaching Methods

This course is intended for intermediate learners, with evidence-based content delivered in a text format with graphics, web links, pictures, activities that support the learner objectives.

A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts. Learner must spend at least 80% of CE awarded time within the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$28.50
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Dementia 19 Hr Bundle-
#401/2025 Dementia 19 Hr Bundle

DESCRIPTION

5-Course Curriculum - 19 hrs

Purchase this bundle at a 20% discount!

This is a "must have” curriculum of courses if you are working with those older individuals who have Dementia and reside in a nursing facility or at home!

This curriculum of interactive courses is designed for the beginner or intermediate therapist who works with the geriatric population. Current Trends and Treatment in Dementia Management, the learner will be provided with valuable information about the dementia disease process, how dementia dramatically affects function and the ability to participate in and benefit from therapy programs, and practical approaches to achieve a “best therapy practice” with strategies to meet Medicare reimbursement requirements. We will also explore some of the current trends and advances in dementia care and the legislative issues involving Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Finally, the course will provide the participant with a thorough foundation of the vital importance of cognitive assessment and treatment and the many opportunities that currently exist to creatively serve this population in various geriatric arenas

Additionally in this curriculum are four courses that discuss home modifications that can help individuals who are at risk for falls, be safer and more independent in their homes.

Each of the four courses are made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. (Innovative Designs in Environments for and Aging Society) through the National Institutes of Health. The series includes information about the various conditions; those who are at Risk of Falls, Dementia, Sensory Impairments and Motor Impairments that cause limitations or difficulties in performing everyday activities, and information about a range of environmental modifications that can be implemented to compensate for deficits.

You may purchase this 19 hour course curriculum OR  courses on an individual basis.

See specific course listings for full details

COURSE List

Curriculum

This interactive course was designed for the beginner or intermediate therapist who works with the geriatric population. Learners will gain a tremendous understanding of all aspects of Dementia and the many ways the disease process impacts functions of daily living skills and communication.

This course discusses home modifications that can help individuals who are at risk for falls be safer and more independent in their homes.

This course discusses home modification and how it relates to caregivers and people living in the household with dementia. Modifying the home environment to enhance safety, promote independence, and ease caregiving is increasingly recognized as an important strategy for dealing with dementia.

This course discusses home modifications that can help individuals with vision and hearing impairments be safer and more independent in their home.

In this course, you will learn how functional limitations in upper and lower body movement can impact a person’s ability to function safely, independently, or without difficulty in his/her home. You will also learn about the modifications that can compensate for these limitations.

See specific course listings for full details

ACCREDITATIONS

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Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance Patterns. Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Evaluation, Intervention& Prevention. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

These courses are AOTA approved.

State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

These courses have been individually approved* by State Boards or other Associations.

*See specific course listings for full details on approvals

Authors and Instructors

  • Current Trends and Treatment in Dementia Management

Linda Riccio, OTR, a 28-year veteran of long-term care operations and clinical/programmatic development, has a BS in Occupational Therapy and has been a national educator in neurological disorders, orthopedics, and the management of special care populations. She has a diverse skill set in clinical development and implementation resulting in fiscally responsible and meaningful programs. 

Linda is currently a member of Creative Health Solutions, where she consults in healthcare strategy and teaches dementia management in post acute care settings nationwide.

* This course originally authored by Kim Warchol, OTR/L, was revised and updated by Linda Riccio, OTR.

  • Home Modifications for People with Dementia

Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Dr. Calkins has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment--social and organizational as well as physical--particularly as it relates to frail and impaired older adults. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus on issues of care for cognitively impaired older Americans, she speaks frequently at conferences both here in the US and abroad.

Jon Sanford, M. Arch is an adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Co-Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations within the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Research Architect at the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Director of Research for Extended Home Living Services in Wheeling, Illinois, one of the nation's largest providers of home modifications.

Jon Pynoos, Ph.D is the UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy, Planning and Development at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern California. He is also Director of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, and Co-Director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence which is funded by the Archstone Foundation. He is a recognized national and international expert on housing and aging in place.  

  • Home Modifications for People Who Are at Risk for Falls

Jon Pynoos, Ph.D is the UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy, Planning and Development at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern California. He is also Director of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, and Co-Director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence which is funded by the Archstone Foundation. He is a recognized national and international expert on housing and aging in place.  

Anna Quyen Do Nguyen, OTD, OTR/L  is an occupational therapist and research scientist for the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, headquartered at the University of Southern California's Andrus Gerontology Center. She assisted in developing a number of home assessment and follow-up tools which she is training other health care professionals to administer.

  • Home Modifications for People with Sensory Impairments

Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Dr. Calkins has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment--social and organizational as well as physical--particularly as it relates to frail and impaired older adults. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus on issues of care for cognitively impaired older Americans, she speaks frequently at conferences both here in the US and abroad.

Jennifer Brush, M.A., CCC/SLP is a highly regarded Speech-Language Pathologist known for her work in the areas of memory and swallowing interventions for people with dementia.   As a sought after speaker, Ms. Brush offers interactive and educational presentations that help audiences bridge the gap between current research findings and the care needs of their clients.  Ms. Brush is the co-author of A Therapy Technique for Improving Memory: Spaced Retrieval and Time Well Spent with the Older Adult, as well as the author of several articles.

  • Home Modifications for People with Motor Impairments

Jon Sanford, M.Arch is an adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Co-Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations within the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Research Architect at the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Director of Research for Extended Home Living Services in Wheeling, Illinois, one of the nation's largest providers of home modifications.

Carrie Bruce, M.A., CCC-SLP, ATP is a Speech Language Pathologist and an Assistive Technology Practitioner. She serves as a co-investigator in the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations and provides support to other sponsored projects related to accessibility, disability, and design.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods: These courses are delivered in text format with pictures, animation, graphics, and web links with resources for ongoing education and learning activities. Learner must allow time to explore hyperlinks and conduct learning activities, as required.  Final exams are required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in each course to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$540.00
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The Eyes Have It Vision Dysfunction with Acquired Brain Injury-
#4020 The Eyes Have It Vision Dysfunction with Acquired Brain Injury

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hours

This introductory course on the human visual system is designed for therapists and health care providers working with adults who have suffered vision changes as the result of a neurological incident, such as traumatic brain injury or stroke. The learner will be provided with valuable information on the human brain, the anatomy of the human eye and how vision can be affected by a brain injury or stroke. In addition, the learner will be able to identify changes in their client’s visual systems and complete a basic vision screening to further define the deficit areas. Finally, the course will provide the participant with basic vision exercises that can be incorporated into a rehabilitation program.

Course Goal: In this course, the participant will gain an understanding of how the human visual system works and how that system can be impacted by stroke or traumatic brain injury. You will be able to identify vision changes in your clients and develop a treatment strategy

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Identify the major structures of the human eye
  • List the major cranial nerves and extraocular muscles associated with vision
  • Describe the common visual symptoms that might be found in a person who suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform a basic vision screening for an adult
  • Develop appropriate vision exercises to be carried out as part of a rehabilitation program.

ACCREDITATIONS

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Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .3 CEUs, Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .3 CEUs

State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 3 contact hours
  • Author and Instructor

    Mary Anne Kendall, OTR/L, is the occupational therapist at Solutions at Santa Barbara, a transitional living center for adults recovering from brain injury and stroke.

    She graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1982. Mary Anne has worked in a variety of settings, including out-patient, day treatment and home & community. In her role at Solutions, she has had the opportunity to work with clients who have sometimes devastating changes in their vision as the result of their neurological condition.

    Mary Anne has had the opportunity to work closely with a neuro-optometrist to further evaluate appropriate clients and works with him to develop a treatment strategy that is then carried out at Solutions.

    Author Disclosure

    Mary Anne Kendall, OTR/L, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for The Eyes Have It: Vision Dysfunction in Adults with Acquired Brain Injury, receives consulting fee.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Teaching MethodS

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$85.50
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    Medicare Mini Modules Bundle-
    #5000B Medicare Mini Modules Bundle

    DESCRIPTION

    Our new four Medicare Mini Modules are designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs to insure therapists have the necessary compliance education that is included in the annual compliance education on fraud and abuse. The content in each of these modules are the high risk areas. Each module is succinct giving you exactly the information you need to apply immediately to your practice to be in compliance.

    Four Medicare Modules include:

    • Medicare 8 Minute Rule is a compliance education mini-module that reviews Medicare regulations for calculating the number of codes that can be billed in a treatment session. Minutes that do not support the codes billed is frequently a reason for denial by Medicare contractors, and presents a high level of coding risk.

    • Medicare Cap, Threshold & ABN is a compliance education mini-module that reviews the Medicare therapy caps and the $3700 therapy thresholds that trigger manual medical review and highlights the use of the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (ABN) for 2013.

    • Medicare –The Daily Note is a compliance education mini-module that identifies the specific Medicare requirement for the daily note. The daily note documents the services (codes) that are billed, and is a high risk area of compliance for therapy practices.

    • Medicare Billing Risks is a compliance education mini-module that identifies areas in which therapy practices can identify risk. Risk assessment is an essential part of a compliance plan, and Medicare billing is a high risk area.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of these courses, the Learner will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of rehab compliance risk.
    • Understand compliance risks associated with billing federal healthcare programs.
    • Learn the importance of applying the 8 minute rule when coding for outpatient therapy.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of the ABN in 2013.
    • Learn the required elements of the daily note and the associated billing risks if not properly documented.
    • Learn how to identify and mitigate billing risks in outpatient therapy.

    Author and Instructor

    Nancy Beckley is President of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC providing consulting services to the rehab professional. Nancy is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. Currently Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabiliatation Agencies & Providers (NARA). She recently completed several years of service on the Part A and Part B Provider Outreach Education and Advisory Panel for First Coast Services Options (Florida Medicare). She also served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF). She organized and conducted the rehab industry’s first compliance seminar twelve years ago following the OIG publication of the first compliance guidance (for hospitals).

    She is the author of a current book on rehab managed care contracting: Managed Care for Rehab Providers Made Easy: Mastering Contracts and Obtaining Fair Reimbursement.

    Her articles have appeared in a number of national publications and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Rehab Management Magazine. Several articles on rehab compliance have been published in Compliance Today. Nancy also services on the Editorial Board of Rehab Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAC Report newsletter. She was the long-time Contributing Editor for Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations, and authored the Q & A column.

    Teaching MethodS

    Teaching methods for these courses include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. Final exams required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% for certificate.

    Price:$30.00
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    Medicare 8 Minute Rule High Risk Area in Medicare Coding and Billing-
    #5001 Medicare 8 Minute Rule High Risk Area in Medicare Coding and Billing

    DESCRIPTION

    Medicare 8 Minute Rule is a compliance education mini-module that reviews Medicare regulations for calculating the number of codes that can be billed in a treatment session. Minutes that do not support the codes billed is frequently a reason for denial by Medicare contractors, and presents a high level of coding risk.

    This mini-module is designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs that provide outpatient therapy that is billed to Medicare Part B. Medicare 8 Minute Rule is part of the compliance education series including annual compliance education on fraud & abuse, and a series of short mini-modules on high risk areas.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of rehab compliance risk.
    • Understand compliance risks associated with billing federal healthcare programs.
    • Learn the importance of applying the 8 minute rule when coding for outpatient therapy.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    Upon successfully completing this course, therapist will receive a certificate of attendance for .25 content hour.

    Author and Instructor

    Nancy Beckley is President of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC providing consulting services to the rehab professional. Nancy is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. Currently Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabiliatation Agencies & Providers (NARA). She recently completed several years of service on the Part A and Part B Provider Outreach Education and Advisory Panel for First Coast Services Options (Florida Medicare). She also served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF). She organized and conducted the rehab industry’s first compliance seminar twelve years ago following the OIG publication of the first compliance guidance (for hospitals).

    She is the author of a current book on rehab managed care contracting: Managed Care for Rehab Providers Made Easy: Mastering Contracts and Obtaining Fair Reimbursement.

    Her articles have appeared in a number of national publications and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Rehab Management Magazine. Several articles on rehab compliance have been published in Compliance Today. Nancy also services on the Editorial Board of Rehab Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAC Report newsletter. She was the long-time Contributing Editor for Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations, and authored the Q & A column.

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. A Final exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% to receive certificate.

    Price:$10.00
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    Medicare Cap, Threshold & ABN Examining Medicare Use of Financial Limitations-
    #5002 Medicare Cap, Threshold & ABN Examining Medicare Use of Financial Limitations

    DESCRIPTION

    Medicare Cap, Threshold & ABN is a compliance education mini-module that reviews the Medicare therapy caps and the $3700 therapy thresholds that trigger manual medical review and highlights the use of the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (ABN) for 2013.

    This mini-module is designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs that provide outpatient therapy that is billed to Medicare Part B. Medicare Cap, Threshold & ABN and is part of the compliance education series including annual compliance education on fraud & abuse, and a series of short mini-modules on high risk areas

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of rehab compliance risk.
    • Understand compliance risks associated with billing federal healthcare programs.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of the ABN in 2013.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    Upon successfully completing this course, therapist will receive a certificate of attendance for .25 content hour.

    Author and Instructor

    Nancy Beckley is President of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC providing consulting services to the rehab professional. Nancy is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. Currently Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabiliatation Agencies & Providers (NARA). She recently completed several years of service on the Part A and Part B Provider Outreach Education and Advisory Panel for First Coast Services Options (Florida Medicare). She also served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF). She organized and conducted the rehab industry’s first compliance seminar twelve years ago following the OIG publication of the first compliance guidance (for hospitals).

    She is the author of a current book on rehab managed care contracting: Managed Care for Rehab Providers Made Easy: Mastering Contracts and Obtaining Fair Reimbursement.

    Her articles have appeared in a number of national publications and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Rehab Management Magazine. Several articles on rehab compliance have been published in Compliance Today. Nancy also services on the Editorial Board of Rehab Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAC Report newsletter. She was the long-time Contributing Editor for Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations, and authored the Q & A column.

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. A Final exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$10.00
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    Medicare The Daily Note Documentation of Coding, Billing and Therapy Provided-
    #5003 Medicare The Daily Note Documentation of Coding, Billing and Therapy Provided

    DESCRIPTION

    Medicare: The Daily Note is a compliance education mini-module that identifies the specific Medicare requirement for the daily note. The daily note documents the services (codes) that are billed, and is a high risk area of compliance for therapy practices.

    This mini-module is designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs that provide outpatient therapy that is billed to Medicare Part B. Medicare The Daily Note is part of the compliance education series including annual compliance education on fraud & abuse, and a series of short mini-modules on high risk areas.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of rehab compliance risk.
    • Understand compliance risks associated with billing federal healthcare programs.
    • Learn the required elements of the daily note and the associated billing risks if not properly documented.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    Upon successfully completing this course, therapist will receive a certificate of attendance for .25 content hour.

    Author and Instructor

    Nancy Beckley is President of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC providing consulting services to the rehab professional. Nancy is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. Currently Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabiliatation Agencies & Providers (NARA). She recently completed several years of service on the Part A and Part B Provider Outreach Education and Advisory Panel for First Coast Services Options (Florida Medicare). She also served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF). She organized and conducted the rehab industry’s first compliance seminar twelve years ago following the OIG publication of the first compliance guidance (for hospitals).

    She is the author of a current book on rehab managed care contracting: Managed Care for Rehab Providers Made Easy: Mastering Contracts and Obtaining Fair Reimbursement.

    Her articles have appeared in a number of national publications and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Rehab Management Magazine. Several articles on rehab compliance have been published in Compliance Today. Nancy also services on the Editorial Board of Rehab Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAC Report newsletter. She was the long-time Contributing Editor for Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations, and authored the Q & A column.

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. A Final exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$10.00
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    Medicare Billing Risks How to Avoid Medicare Billing Risks in Outpatient Therapy-
    #5004 Medicare Billing Risks How to Avoid Medicare Billing Risks in Outpatient Therapy

    DESCRIPTION

    Medicare Billing Risks is a compliance education mini-module that identifies areas in which therapy practices can identify risk. Risk assessment is an essential part of a compliance plan, and Medicare billing is a high risk area.

    This mini-module is designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs that provide outpatient therapy that is billed to Medicare Part B. Medicare Billing Risks is part of the compliance education series including annual compliance education on fraud & abuse, and a series of short mini-modules on high risk areas.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of rehab compliance risk.
    • Understand compliance risks associated with billing federal healthcare programs.
    • Learn how to identify and mitigate billing risks in outpatient therapy.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    Upon successfully completing this course, therapist will receive a certificate of attendance for .25 content hour.

    Author and Instructor

    Nancy Beckley is President of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC providing consulting services to the rehab professional. Nancy is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. Currently Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabiliatation Agencies & Providers (NARA). She recently completed several years of service on the Part A and Part B Provider Outreach Education and Advisory Panel for First Coast Services Options (Florida Medicare). She also served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF). She organized and conducted the rehab industry’s first compliance seminar twelve years ago following the OIG publication of the first compliance guidance (for hospitals).

    She is the author of a current book on rehab managed care contracting: Managed Care for Rehab Providers Made Easy: Mastering Contracts and Obtaining Fair Reimbursement.

    Her articles have appeared in a number of national publications and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Rehab Management Magazine. Several articles on rehab compliance have been published in Compliance Today. Nancy also services on the Editorial Board of Rehab Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAC Report newsletter. She was the long-time Contributing Editor for Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations, and authored the Q & A column.

    Teaching MethodS

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. A Final exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$10.00
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    Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome -- A Review of Pathology and Current Trends in Nonoperative Therapy-
    #6050_001 Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome -- A Review of Pathology and Current Trends in Nonoperative Therapy

    DESCRIPTION

    6 Contact Hour Course

    The knee is a common site for injury. The condition referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders affecting a wide range of age groups. It is a treatable condition. The physical therapist becomes an important member in the effort to relieve symptoms and return patients back to their desired level of activity.

    This interactive course is designed for the intermediate therapist who evaluates and treats the common and often difficult dysfunction seen in the patellofemoral joint.

    The learner will be provided with:

    • An anatomical review of the patellofemoral joint complete with medical illustrations
    • A review of the biomechanics and pathology of this lower extremity joint
    • An in-depth case study commonly seen in the clinic setting
    • Current thoughts, trends and recent research in rehabilitative treatment
    • Taping and bracing techniques
    • Discussion of surgical interventions in the treatment of patellofemoral dysfunction

      Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

    COURSE GOAL

    Participants in this course will gain a thorough review of the functional anatomy of the patellofemoral joint, be presented with newly formed treatment plans for the physical therapy practice, and will be able to identify aspects of treatment of the dysfunction of the patellofemoral joint (commonly referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome).

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to :

    • List the soft tissue restraints and forces having a direct influence on the tracking of the patellofemoral joint
    • Identify the rationale behind the patella maltracking syndrome frequently seen in patellofemoral syndrome
    • When presented with patient case scenario, practitioner will identify the anatomical factors that can be genetically related to the maltracking of the patella and include those factors in the design of the patients PT rehabilitative intervention program
    • Design a rehabilitative program including initial pain control to the enhancement of proper patellar tracking for the patient PT intervention of care
    • Identify 1 bracing or taping procedure consistent with a patient’s symptoms and objective findings upon evaluation and develop a POC for PT intervention

    ACCREDITATIONS

    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 continuing education hours
    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 6 Contact Hours
    • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 6 Contact Hours
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 5 CCUs
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.5 CEU
    • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 6 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 597-2014
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 6 contact hours
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours
    • West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 6 Contact Hours. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Author and Instructor

    Jeffrey Larson PT, ATC is the director of physical therapy at the Tioga Medical Center in Tioga, ND. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University and the University of Utah. He is also a medical writer and founder of Northern Medical Informatics, a medical communications business that he and his wife Nancy operate with focus on continuing education for the allied healthcare professions as well as consumer health education.

    He can be reached at Jeffpt@nccray.com.

    Illustrator

    Edward Prather graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota with a BA degree in Art and also with a commercial art degree from Moorhead. Edward has taken further study from Atelier Lack School of Fine Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota studying techniques of the old Masters. He worked as a full time illustrator for a studio in Minneapolis that did illustrations for science and medical textbooks.

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching methods include: Course content is delivered in a text format with case examples, pictures and graphics, references, resources and web links provided. You also have the opportunity for email interaction with the course instructor and fellow course participants.

    A Final Exam is required with five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%; retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$171.00
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    Cardiovascular Disease and Mobility-Guardianship, Guardians, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy
    #6052 Cardiovascular Disease and Mobility

    DESCRIPTION

    2 Contact Hours

    Cardiovascular disease is a disease process that affects the heart and/or vasculature.

    This course, intended for intermediate learners, provides a review of cardiovascular disease, including structures and organs affected, the signs and symptoms associated with disease processes, and how these symptoms may affect mobility, quality of life and participation in therapy. It includes a review of medications used for treatment, associated side effects and precautions that may impact therapy, and strategies for safely and effectively managing these patients in therapy.

    This course falls in the AOTA classification Code: Category 1; Domain of OT and Category 2; Occupational Therapy Process.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

    COURSE GOAL

    Participants in this course will come to understand cardiovascular disease, including structures and organs affected, the signs and symptoms associated with these disease processes and how these symptoms may affect mobility, quality of life and participation in therapy.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Name a life-threatening heart disorder that can affect therapy patients
    • List two diseases of the vasculature
    • Identify three risk factors for cardiac disease

     

    ACCREDITATIONS

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    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Category 1; Domain of OT and Category 2; Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEU

    NBCOT 2.5 PDU

    Approved for 1.5 CEU
    (1.5 contact hours) by the
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
    • Center for Guardianship Certification for 2 CEUs for Guardians
    • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
    • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
    • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Author and Instructor

    Gina Venditti, MS, PA-C, RPT, graduated from Florida International University in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Physical Therapy. She worked at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood Florida for six years in inpatient acute care and inpatient rehab, specializing in wound care, trauma care, neurorehabilitation and orthopedics. She participated in Dale Carnegie public speaking classes and headed the employee health programs for back injury prevention and rehabilitation. She acted as a mentor to dozens of physical therapy students.

    Gina completed the Physician Assistant program at the University of Florida in 2003. She joined a Hematology Oncology Practice in Davenport, Florida for two and a half years, becoming ACLS certified and bone marrow biopsy trained. During this time she also worked weekends at St. Joseph’s Hospital emergency room, treating urgent care patients. She then transferred to family practice, joining Apollo Beach Family Practice, managing and treating adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients. She also lived and worked in Utah providing Physician Assistant services in a family practice setting as well as a holistic medicine practice. Currently she lives in Las Vegas and works at MinuteClinic as a Physician Assistant and as a PRN PT in a local subacute care facility.

    Gina is a course author and reviewer of online continuing education courses. She also presents live educational sessions to healthcare professionals.  Some recent titles include The Essentials of Weight Loss, a brief reminder of weight loss “dos and don’ts” and Update on Adult Vaccinations, presented to physicians and physician extenders. 

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants.

    A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$57.00
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    Healthy to the Bone An Educational Tool Kit-
    #6060 Healthy to the Bone An Educational Tool Kit

    DESCRIPTION

    2 Contact Hours

    Be a part of the osteoporosis prevention model for the pediatric disease with geriatric consequences. Physical and Occupational Therapists alike can bring positive bone health strategies to school age children and their families.

    This introductory on-line course is designed for the health care professional that is interested in building knowledge of prevention strategies related to osteoporosis. It provides information and tools needed to take this wellness topic into an elementary school classroom and to modify the presentation format for any age group. The number one prevention against osteoporosis is building maximal bone density during childhood and adolescence. A PowerPoint presentation for elementary school children, along with recommendations for interactive classroom activities, is integrated into the course.

    You will learn about:

    • The anatomy and physiology of bone development
    • Healthy lifestyle choices that have a positive impact on bone growth
    • Interactive teaching methods that allow for positive learning and information retention

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

    COURSE GOAL

    To help healthcare providers convey the importance of bone health in a variety of age groups in order to prevent osteoporosis in older age.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Identify positive and negative lifestyle choices related to attaining maximum bone density during childhood and adolescence
    • Describe normal bone metabolism
    • Utilize successful teaching methods to enhance learning during the “Healthy to the Bone” classroom program

    ACCREDITATIONS

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    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 2 CEU, Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEU

    NBCOT 2.5 PDU (course includes assessment component)

    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours.
    • Center for Guardianship Certification for 2 CEU for Guardians.
    • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours.
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours.
    • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
    • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

    Author and Instructor

    Kathleen DeMolli Shirley graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC with a BSPT in 1981.  She became board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 1991 (recertified in 1999 and 2009), and board certified in Geriatric Physical Therapy in 1993 (recertified in 2002).  In 2003, she completed the APTA (Herdman) Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency, and in 2005 she completed the APTA (Landel) Cervicogenic Dizziness competency.  She is Adult NDT certified (neurodevelopmental treatment) and has completed a 250 hour Yoga Teachers Certification.

    Kathleen is owner of Healthy to the Bone, LLC.  She divides her clinical time between outpatient orthopedics, specializing in spinal dysfunction and balance and dizziness problems that generally effect older adults.  She sees patients both in the outpatient setting and in their homes.  In 1997, Kathleen created the Healthy to the Bone elementary school based osteoporosis education and prevention program. She has been very active in the Pinellas County school system and has taught this program to hundreds of children over the years.

    Kathleen is currently a member of the APTA Orthopedic and Geriatric sections.  She is also a member of VEDA (Vestibular Disorders Association).

    Teaching MethodS

    Teaching methods include: Text format, graphics, photos, video, interactive group activities, e-mail with instructor and case study of the pilot program. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$57.00
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    Home Modifications for People with Dementia-
    #IDEAS_100 Home Modifications for People with Dementia

    DESCRIPTION

    2 Contact Hour Course

    This course, Home Modifications for People with Dementia,an Intermediate level course, is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health.

    This course discusses home modification and how it relates to caregivers and people living in the household with dementia. Modifying the home environment to enhance safety, promote independence, and ease caregiving is increasingly recognized as an important strategy for dealing with dementia.

    • Purchase this item if you prefer to take Home Modifications for People with Dementia as a single course.
    • Purchase the Complete Series – Home Modifications Practitioners Program if you prefer to purchase all four courses at a discount.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

    COURSE GOAL

    This course discusses home modification and how it relates to caregivers and people living in the household with dementia. Modifying the home environment to enhance safety, promote independence, and ease caregiving is increasingly recognized as an important strategy for dealing with dementia.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Gain a better understanding of the role of the physical environment in supporting both the person with dementia and the caregiver
    • Learn how the environment needs to change as the disease progresses
    • Understand how to help the caregivers develop environmental coping strategies
    • Learn practical solutions to real problems

    ACCREDITATIONS

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    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEU

    NBCOT 2.5 PDU (course includes assessment component)

    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 continuing education hours
    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
    • Center for Guardianship Certification (CGC) for 2 CEU for Guardians
    • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
    • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Association
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEU
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
    • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

    Authors and Instructors

    Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Dr. Calkins has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment--social and organizational as well as physical--particularly as it relates to frail and impaired older adults. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus on issues of care for cognitively impaired older Americans, she speaks frequently at conferences both here in the US and abroad.

    Jon Sanford, M. Arch is an adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Co-Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations within the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Research Architect at the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Director of Research for Extended Home Living Services in Wheeling, Illinois, one of the nation's largest providers of home modifications.

    Jon Pynoos, Ph.D is the UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy, Planning and Development at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern California. He is also Director of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, and Co-Director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence which is funded by the Archstone Foundation. He is a recognized national and international expert on housing and aging in place.  

    Teaching MethodS

    Teaching methods: Each course in the series follows a similar format, with information about the various conditions that cause limitations or difficulties in performing everyday activities, and information about a range of environmental modifications that can be implemented to compensate for deficits.

    Course content is delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, audio and multimedia presentations. At the conclusion of the course, there is a Final Exam which requires a minimum passing score of 80%.

    Price:$90.00
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