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Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence)-
#2020-1_001 Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence)

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

This Introductory course outlines behavioral and legal definitions for Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). It describes the difference between non-lethal and lethal IPV and discusses the three phases from the perspective of both the batterer and the victim.

This course provides initial information on the subject of Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence).

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

This course provides initial information on the subject of Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence).

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Give a behavioral definition for intimate partner violence (IPV).
  • Give a legal definition for IPV.
  • Describe the difference between non-lethal and lethal IPV.
  • Discuss the three phases from the perspective of both the batterer and the victim.
  • Describe the relationship pregnancy has with IPV.
  • Explain the term stalking.
  • Discuss the effects of workplace violence.
  • Explain the health effects and consequences of IPV.
  • Describe the relationship between income and age and IPV.
  • Discuss the toll of IPV on children.
  • Describe a perpetrator.
  • Explain the difference between the "OJ defense" and the "lost control defense."Discuss the three-batterer types with respect to severity, generality and psychopathology.
  • Describe the three theories that influence batterer intervention programs.
  • Explain the differences between male and female batterers.
  • List five of the ten guiding principles.
  • Discuss the Florida Marital Bill of Rights.

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: Areas of Occupation, Contexts. 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)

Approved for .2 CEU
(2 contact hours) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers


This course is also approved by the:

  • Center for Guardianship Certification.
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCU
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .2 CEU
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours

*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

Orit Simhoni, PhD, OTR/L, GCG, NCG

A native New Yorker, Dr. Simhoni earned her BS in Occupational Therapy (OT) from New York University in 1974.  After living and working in Israel, she moved to Florida.  While working in the field of rehabilitation, she received her MS in Adult Education and Certificate in Gerontology from Florida International University.

While working as an OT assistant professor and fieldwork coordinator at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in the (1995-2002), and research assistant to the Assistant to the President (2002-2003), Dr. Simhoni completed her studies in the NSU Conflict Analysis and Resolution doctoral program.  After completing her dissertation, “The Welfare of Elderly Florida Wards in ‘Nightmare Cases’: A Qualitative Inquiry,” she relocated to teach at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia (2004-2006) and Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Currently in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dr. Simhoni is the Educational Specialist, Guardianship Division, for Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. and a consultant for Living Solutions, Inc.  She provides direct occupational therapy services to adult and geriatric patients in multiple settings, and is teaching part-time in the Towson University Occupational Therapy Program.  In September 2008, Dr. Simhoni was appointed to serve as a non-lawyer Guardian on the Washington, D.C. Probate Fiduciary Panel and continues to research guardianship practice issues.

Over the years, Dr. Simhoni has been recognized for her professional contributions in the field of occupational therapy and has published and presented her work in occupational therapy, fieldwork, and guardianship issues.  She also holds two U.S. patents.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods include: Course content in written lecture format, pictures, PowerPoint presentation, discussion board and instructor email. 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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Capacity Evaluation and the Appointment of a Guardian in the "Court of Last Resort"-Guardianship, Guardians
#2087 Capacity Evaluation and the Appointment of a Guardian in the "Court of Last Resort"

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

Designed for advanced beginners and intermediate learners, this course provides a practical overview of the process, as well as insight into the controversial issues, related to the determination of incapacity and appointment of guardian under guardianship law.

This Introductory/Intermediate course includes key terms used in guardianship law, important information about the role of experts and their clinical assessments, and guides the development of a written guardianship plan.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The Learner will gain an understanding of guardianship law and the process by which the Court appoints a legal guardian to act as a substitute decision-maker for an incapacitated person.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Define the key terms associated with decisional incapacity under guardianship law
  • Describe the process by which an adult may be adjudicated incapacitated and appointed a guardian
  • Discuss controversial issues associated with the need for a guardian
  • Describe the role of experts and how their assessments are used in the judicial determination of incapacity and limited guardian appointments
  • Discuss the importance of a functional assessment in the evaluation of an Allegedly Incapacitated Person (AIP)
  • Identify relevant clinical assessments of the ward in preparing the Guardianship Plan (i.e., the written plan setting forth short and long-term goals for all aspects of the ward’s care following the judicial determination of incapacity and appointment of guardian)

ACCREDITATIONS

  • Center for Guardianship Certification.
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor

Orit Simhoni, PhD, OTR/L, GCG, NCG

A native New Yorker, Dr. Simhoni earned her BS in Occupational Therapy (OT) from New York University in 1974.  After living and working in Israel, she moved to Florida.  While working in the field of rehabilitation, she received her MS in Adult Education and Certificate in Gerontology from Florida International University.

While working as an OT assistant professor and fieldwork coordinator at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in the (1995-2002), and research assistant to the Assistant to the President (2002-2003), Dr. Simhoni completed her studies in the NSU Conflict Analysis and Resolution doctoral program.  After completing her dissertation, “The Welfare of Elderly Florida Wards in ‘Nightmare Cases’: A Qualitative Inquiry,” she relocated to teach at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia (2004-2006) and Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Currently in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dr. Simhoni is the Educational Specialist, Guardianship Division, for Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. and a consultant for Living Solutions, Inc.  She provides direct occupational therapy services to adult and geriatric patients in multiple settings, and is teaching part-time in the Towson University Occupational Therapy Program.  In September 2008, Dr. Simhoni was appointed to serve as a non-lawyer Guardian on the Washington, D.C. Probate Fiduciary Panel and continues to research guardianship practice issues.

Over the years, Dr. Simhoni has been recognized for her professional contributions in the field of occupational therapy and has published and presented her work in occupational therapy, fieldwork, and guardianship issues.  She also holds two U.S. patents.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods include: This course consists of two (2) lessons, learning activities, and a final exam. The learner may expect to complete the lesson in two hours. This time period should allow the learner time to explore hyperlinks and conduct learning activities, as required. 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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Guardianship of Elderly Wards Understanding the Issues for Effective Caregiving-Guardianship, Guardians, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapist
#2088 Guardianship of Elderly Wards Understanding the Issues for Effective Caregiving

DESCRIPTION

4 Contact Hours

This 4 web based course is designed for Introductory level professional guardians, care managers, case managers and caregivers who work with an elderly population. This course is also appropriate for rehabilitation therapists who want to learn about how various professionals serve the needs of elderly wards through guardianship.

Upon completion of the course, the Learner will recognize and analyze patterns in the culture, communication and conflict resolution strategies of older persons in their social environment. You will also be able to recognize normal changes of aging and identify several age related diseases including stroke, orthopedic conditions, and disorders of the eye, ear and mouth.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

To provide the learner with the opportunity to participate in a self-paced, interactive course on effective care of the older ward including (a) issues associated with individual characteristics and cultures of aging wards, their families, caregivers and environments, (b) changes that occur during the aging process, and (c) age related diseases.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Describe the importance of knowing the ward as an individual
  • Identify various ways to determine the ward’s personal history and personal preference
  • Identify the influence of culture in the caregiving relationship
  • List physiological, social and economic changes that occur in the aging process and describe their implications for the caregiving relationship
  • Describe clinical signs and symptoms of age related diseases

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 .4 CEU, Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Contexts, Client Factors, Performance Patterns. 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 .4 CEU

NBCOT 5. PDU

This course is also approved by the:

  • Center for Guardianship Certification
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 4 Content Hours
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor

Orit Simhoni, PhD, OTR/L, GCG, NCG

A native New Yorker, Dr. Simhoni earned her BS in Occupational Therapy (OT) from New York University in 1974.  After living and working in Israel, she moved to Florida.  While working in the field of rehabilitation, she received her MS in Adult Education and Certificate in Gerontology from Florida International University.

While working as an OT assistant professor and fieldwork coordinator at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in the (1995-2002), and research assistant to the Assistant to the President (2002-2003), Dr. Simhoni completed her studies in the NSU Conflict Analysis and Resolution doctoral program.  After completing her dissertation, “The Welfare of Elderly Florida Wards in ‘Nightmare Cases’: A Qualitative Inquiry,” she relocated to teach at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia (2004-2006) and Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Currently in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dr. Simhoni is the Educational Specialist, Guardianship Division, for Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. and a consultant for Living Solutions, Inc.  She provides direct occupational therapy services to adult and geriatric patients in multiple settings, and is teaching part-time in the Towson University Occupational Therapy Program.  In September 2008, Dr. Simhoni was appointed to serve as a non-lawyer Guardian on the Washington, D.C. Probate Fiduciary Panel and continues to research guardianship practice issues.

Over the years, Dr. Simhoni has been recognized for her professional contributions in the field of occupational therapy and has published and presented her work in occupational therapy, fieldwork, and guardianship issues.  She also holds two U.S. patents.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, 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.

The presentation includes activities and quizzes to promote application to the professional’s own caseload. The opportunity for collaborative learning and networking with other professionals is offered through threaded discussions and email.

Price:$114.00
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The Effective Caregiver Creating an Environment to Foster Independence-Guardians, Guardianship
#2089 The Effective Caregiver Creating an Environment to Foster Independence

DESCRIPTION

6 Contact Hours

This Introductory, web based course is designed for entry level and intermediate professional guardians, care managers, case managers and caregivers who work with an elderly population. This course is also appropriate for rehabilitation therapists who want to learn about how various professionals serve the needs of elderly wards through guardianship.

Upon completion of the course, the Learner will be able to work with healthcare professionals to assess the ward’s environment, remove safety hazards/barriers, and adapt the ward’s environment to promote safety, accessibility and independence. You will know how to find professionals and products that a professional guardian may use to facilitate the ward’s ability to function in a safe and healthy environment.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

To provide the professional guardian with the opportunity to participate in a self-paced, interactive learning environment to learn how to provide effective care for the older ward, including (a) meeting the ward’s needs for physical health and safety, (b) allowing the ward to participate as fully as possible in all decisions and activities, (c) finding people and products that a professional guardian may use to facilitate the ward’s ability to function in a safe and healthy environment, and (d) using safety equipment and other tools to create a safe and accessible environment.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify various health care practitioners, their respective roles and how each of them can assist in care of the ward
  • Identify safety hazards/barriers in the ward’s environment that limit accessibility, safety and independence
  • Describe various ways to remove safety hazards/barriers and/or adapt the ward’s environment to promote accessibility, safety and independence
  • Identify and describe the purpose of various safety equipment and tools to create a safe environment for the ward

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 .6 CEU, Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention. 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 .6 CEU

NBCOT 7.5 PDU (course includes assessment component)

This course is also approved by the:

  • Center for Guardianship Certification
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 6 Content Hours
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor

Orit Simhoni, PhD, OTR/L, GCG, NCG

A native New Yorker, Dr. Simhoni earned her BS in Occupational Therapy (OT) from New York University in 1974.  After living and working in Israel, she moved to Florida.  While working in the field of rehabilitation, she received her MS in Adult Education and Certificate in Gerontology from Florida International University.

While working as an OT assistant professor and fieldwork coordinator at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in the (1995-2002), and research assistant to the Assistant to the President (2002-2003), Dr. Simhoni completed her studies in the NSU Conflict Analysis and Resolution doctoral program.  After completing her dissertation, “The Welfare of Elderly Florida Wards in ‘Nightmare Cases’: A Qualitative Inquiry,” she relocated to teach at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia (2004-2006) and Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Currently in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dr. Simhoni is the Educational Specialist, Guardianship Division, for Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. and a consultant for Living Solutions, Inc.  She provides direct occupational therapy services to adult and geriatric patients in multiple settings, and is teaching part-time in the Towson University Occupational Therapy Program.  In September 2008, Dr. Simhoni was appointed to serve as a non-lawyer Guardian on the Washington, D.C. Probate Fiduciary Panel and continues to research guardianship practice issues.

Over the years, Dr. Simhoni has been recognized for her professional contributions in the field of occupational therapy and has published and presented her work in occupational therapy, fieldwork, and guardianship issues.  She also holds two U.S. patents.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods include: course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants. This course is delivered through text format, guided activities and web links. The opportunity for collaborative learning and networking with other professionals is offered through threaded discussions and email. The presentation includes activities and quizzes to promote application to the professional’s own caseload.

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:$171.00
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Boosting Your Disability IQ - Pt. 1 Defining Disability-
#3080 Boosting Your Disability IQ - Pt. 1 Defining Disability

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hours

This interactive course will examine the definition of disability from a variety of perspectives including historical, categorical, political and social contexts. In addition to reader-friendly text and descriptive diagrams, the Learner will have the opportunity to complete enrichment activities designed to reinforce the information presented and provide personal applications of the material.

This course provides the foundation for additional “Boosting Your Disability IQ” courses.

Course Goal: Learners who take this course will gain a thorough understanding of how disability is defined and understood on both a micro and macro level.

Completion of the course series enables Learners to:

  • Enhance one’s knowledge and understanding of a variety of definitions of disabilities
  • Increase one’s awareness of personal, social and political issues as they relate to disability
  • Become a disability advocate

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Define disability using various criteria
  • Categorize disabilities based on fundamental characteristics
  • Delineate models of disability
  • Describe the effects of Eugenics on today’s societal perception of disability
  • Identify the personal, societal and professional implications of various definitions and categories of disability

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs, Introductory/Intermediate Level, Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention; Domain of OT: Client Factors; Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues & Trends. 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 0.3 CEU

NBCOT 3.75 PDU

AOTA Classification Codes:

  • Category 1: Domain of OT, Client Factors
  • Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Intervention
  • Category 3: Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues & Trends

Approved for 3 CEUs
(3 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:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Center for Guardianship Certification
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 3 Content Hours
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor

Shelly L. Beaver, MS, CTRS earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2001 and Master of Science degree in Leisure Studies in 2003 from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and has clinical experience in long term care, mental health and physical rehabilitation settings. In addition, Shelly is employed as a program coordinator and part-time lecturer at Penn State Altoona teaching courses based in recreation and disability studies.

Most recently, Shelly developed and facilitated Sense-ational Endeavors, a recreation program for children with autism spectrum disorders in conjunction with Penn State Altoona. She received the National Rehab Week Advocate Congressional Award for the program in September 2011.

Her professional interests include disability awareness and advocacy, the meaning of play through the life span, and the effect of recreation-based approaches in school-aged children with disabilities, particularly autism spectrum disorders.

Author Disclosure

Shelly L. Beaver, MS, CTRS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online Inc.)

Financial - Author for Boosting Your Disability IQ, Pt. 1: Defining Disability, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods: This course is provided using instructor lecture via web-based text, pictures and diagrams, enrichment activities and web links. References and resources are be provided as well. E-mail correspondence with the instructor is encouraged but not required. 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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Boosting Your Disability IQ - Pt. 2 Societal Attitudes Toward Disability and Their Impact-
#3081 Boosting Your Disability IQ - Pt. 2 Societal Attitudes Toward Disability and Their Impact

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

Attitudes – we all have them. They may relate to a variety of things including food, music, politics and even people. Some are positive, and some are negative, but, regardless of their nature, they directly influence our behavior.

This interactive online continuing education course examines society’s attitudes toward disability and analyzes their effects. Through an in-depth review of prejudice and discrimination against people with disabilities, this course encourages the beginner, intermediate and advanced health care professional/paraprofessional to explore his or her own attitudes about disability and their potential impact on professional service delivery.

In addition to reader-friendly text and descriptive diagrams, the Learner will have the opportunity to complete enrichment activities designed to reinforce the information presented and provide personal applications of the material.

Course Goal: Learners who take this course will gain a thorough understanding of the multifaceted relationship between people with disabilities and our society and its impact on service providers and their clients.

Completion of the course series enables Learners to:

  • Enhance one’s knowledge and understanding of a variety of definitions of disabilities
  • Increase one’s awareness of personal, social and political issues as they relate to disability
  • Become a disability advocate

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES.

Upon completion of this interactive online course, the learner will be able to:

  • Examine their personal perceptions of disability
  • Outline historical perspectives and movements contributing to society’s perceptions of disability
  • Identify sources of prejudice and discrimination
  • Analyze the effects of social and attitudinal factors on people with disabilities
  • Develop an awareness of and sensitivity to the effects of prejudice and discrimination
  • Apply techniques in their personal and professional lives to reduce prejudice and discrimination experienced by people with disabilities

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs, Introductory/Intermediate Level, Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention; Domain of OT: Client Factors; Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues & Trends. 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 0.2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU

AOTA Classification Codes:

  • Category 1: Domain of OT, Client Factors
  • Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Intervention
  • Category 3: Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues & Trends

Approved for 2 CEU
(2 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:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Center for Guardianship Certification
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor

Shelly L. Beaver, MS, CTRS earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2001 and Master of Science degree in Leisure Studies in 2003 from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and has clinical experience in long term care, mental health and physical rehabilitation settings. In addition, Shelly is employed as a program coordinator and part-time lecturer at Penn State Altoona teaching courses based in recreation and disability studies.

Most recently, Shelly developed and facilitated Sense-ational Endeavors, a recreation program for children with autism spectrum disorders in conjunction with Penn State Altoona. She received the National Rehab Week Advocate Congressional Award for the program in September 2011.

Her professional interests include disability awareness and advocacy, the meaning of play through the life span, and the effect of recreation-based approaches in school-aged children with disabilities, particularly autism spectrum disorders.

Author Disclosure

Shelly L. Beaver, MS, CTRS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online Inc.)

Financial - Author for Boosting Your Disability IQ, Pt. 2: Societal Attitudes Toward Disability and Their Impact, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods: This course is provided using instructor lecture via web-based text, pictures and diagrams, enrichment activities and web links. References and resources are be provided as well. E-mail correspondence with the instructor is encouraged but not required. 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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Boosting Your Disability IQ - Pt. 3 The Disability Experience-
#3082 Boosting Your Disability IQ - Pt. 3 The Disability Experience

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hours

The onset of disability can be a traumatic event for individuals and their families. Its impact causes a flood of emotions that result in various psychosocial responses from individuals with disabilities and those who support them. As rehabilitation professionals, we must adequately understand our clients’ responses to disability and be proficient in the provision of therapeutic interventions to promote positive coping skills as we assist them during this time of transition.

This interactive online continuing education course presents the beginner, intermediate and advanced health care professional/paraprofessional with detailed information about individual responses to disability. Through an in-depth review of models of adaptation to disability and a thorough discussion of factors influencing one’s adjustment to the onset of disability, this course provides professionals with knowledge of the disability experience from the client’s perspective while preparing them to assist the client’s successful adaptation to the onset of his or her disability.

This course is the third of four in the “Boosting Your Disability IQ” program.

Course Goal: Learners who take this course will gain a thorough understanding of the varied responses to the onset of disability and how one’s individual response may impact the provision of human services.

Completion of the course series enables Learners to:

  • Enhance one’s knowledge and understanding of a variety of definitions of disabilities
  • Increase one’s awareness of personal, social and political issues as they relate to disability
  • Become a disability advocate

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Discuss factors influencing one’s response to the onset of disability
  • Analyze the effects of the onset of disability/chronic illness on people with disabilities
  • Identify components of adaptation to disability
  • Compare various models of psychosocial adaptation to disability and chronic illness
  • Outline the stage theory of adaptation/response to disability
  • Develop an awareness of and sensitivity to the individual disability experience
  • Apply models of psychosocial adaptation to disability and chronic illness in service delivery to individuals with such conditions

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs, Introductory/Intermediate Level, Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention; Domain of OT: Client Factors; Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues & Trends. 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 0.3 CEUs

NBCOT 3.75 PDU

AOTA Classification Codes:

  • Category 1: Domain of OT, Client Factors
  • Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Intervention
  • Category 3: Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues & Trends

Approved for 2 CEU
(2 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:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Center for Guardianship Certification
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 3 Content Hours
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor

Shelly L. Beaver, MS, CTRS earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2001 and Master of Science degree in Leisure Studies in 2003 from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and has clinical experience in long term care, mental health and physical rehabilitation settings. In addition, Shelly is employed as a program coordinator and part-time lecturer at Penn State Altoona teaching courses based in recreation and disability studies.

Most recently, Shelly developed and facilitated Sense-ational Endeavors, a recreation program for children with autism spectrum disorders in conjunction with Penn State Altoona. She received the National Rehab Week Advocate Congressional Award for the program in September 2011.

Her professional interests include disability awareness and advocacy, the meaning of play through the life span, and the effect of recreation-based approaches in school-aged children with disabilities, particularly autism spectrum disorders.

Author Disclosure

Shelly L. Beaver, MS, CTRS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author of Boosting Your Disability IQ, Pt. 3: The Disability Experience

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods: This course is provided using instructor lecture via web-based text, pictures and diagrams, enrichment activities and web links. References and resources are be provided as well. E-mail correspondence with the instructor is encouraged but not required. 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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Boosting Your Disability IQ - Pt. 4 The Importance of Culture in Disability Services-
#3083 Boosting Your Disability IQ - Pt. 4 The Importance of Culture in Disability Services

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

The definitions of and concepts associated with the term disability can dramatically vary throughout different cultures across the globe. As a result, individual beliefs related to the perceived causes of disabling conditions, appropriate treatment options and or social implications of disability may differ cross-culturally as well. Such individual perceptions can dramatically affect if, when and how individuals with disabilities seek health services and how well they adjust to the onset of disability. To ensure the appropriate and responsible provision of health services to individuals with differing cultural perspectives, practitioners must understand cultural variations in beliefs and behaviors related to disability.

This interactive online continuing education course prepares the beginner, intermediate and advanced health care professional/paraprofessional to successfully provide culturally competent disability-related services to clients from culturally diverse backgrounds. Through an in-depth review of various cultural perspectives of disability and a thorough discussion of culturally competent practice techniques, professionals will gain knowledge, insight and confidence in treating and meeting the needs of a diverse clientele.

This course is the last of four in the “Boosting Your Disability IQ” program.

Course Goal: Learners who take this course will gain a thorough understanding of cultural perspectives of disability, their impact on the provision of human services and how to effectively care for individuals with disabilities from various cultural backgrounds.

Completion of the course series enables Learners to:

  • Enhance one’s knowledge and understanding of a variety of definitions of disabilities
  • Increase one’s awareness of personal, social and political issues as they relate to disability
  • Become a disability advocate

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Develop an awareness of and sensitivity to individuals with differing cultural perspectives of disability
  • Summarize various global perspectives of causation and the social impact of disability
  • Identify key differences between various cultural definitions and perceptions of disability
  • Design, plan and facilitate culturally competent services for a diversity of clients with disabilities
  • Describe and apply the cultural broker model

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 0.2 CEUs, Introductory/Intermediate Level, Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention; Domain of OT: Client Factors; Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues & Trends. 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 0.2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU

AOTA Classification Codes:

  • Category 1: Domain of OT, Client Factors
  • Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Intervention
  • Category 3: Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues & Trends

Approved for 2 CEU
(2 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:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Center for Guardianship Certification
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor

Shelly L. Beaver, MS, CTRS earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2001 and Master of Science degree in Leisure Studies in 2003 from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and has clinical experience in long term care, mental health and physical rehabilitation settings. In addition, Shelly is employed as a program coordinator and part-time lecturer at Penn State Altoona teaching courses based in recreation and disability studies.

Most recently, Shelly developed and facilitated Sense-ational Endeavors, a recreation program for children with autism spectrum disorders in conjunction with Penn State Altoona. She received the National Rehab Week Advocate Congressional Award for the program in September 2011.

Her professional interests include disability awareness and advocacy, the meaning of play through the life span, and the effect of recreation-based approaches in school-aged children with disabilities, particularly autism spectrum disorders.

Shelly L. Beaver, MS, CTRS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online Inc.)

Financial - Author for Boosting Your Disability IQ, Pt. 4: The Importance of Culture in Disability Services, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods: This course is provided using instructor lecture via web-based text, pictures and diagrams, enrichment activities and live web links. References and resources are be provided as well. E-mail correspondence with the instructor is encouraged but not required. There is one final exam, with the expectation of an 80% score to receive credit for the course.

Price:$57.00
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Meal Time Matters-
#IDEAS_202 Meal Time Matters

DESCRIPTION

1.5 Contact Hour Course

Are you constantly battling patient malnutrition, dehydration and unsafe feeding techniques at your facility? Think you could make significant improvements in patients' lives if only you could better train nursing assistants, dining assistants and others?

Meal Time Matters is ideally suited for long-term care facilities to build skills relating to swallowing disorders, dining and feeding assistance. This introductory course is designed for nursing and therapy assistants as well as rehab aides, caregivers and care professionals

This course has significant benefits for caregivers and care recipients alike. It has been field tested with proven results for skill building in caregivers. Benefits to care recipients include improvement in safety during meals, increased intake, reduction in dehydration, and improved mealtime interactions.

Topics covered include: normal swallowing, signs and symptoms of disordered swallowing, diets and liquid consistencies, assistive eating devices, and safe meal time guidelines.

Course Goal: Learners who take this course will gain a basic understanding of the issues of managing mealtime for dysphagia patients.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to

    • Identify three indicators that patient has a swallowing disorder
    • Explain techniques that can be used to facilitate feeding and nutrition for older adults
    • Implement changes that are necessary to increase safety for individuals during meals

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 0.15 CEU, Introductory/Intermediate Level, Category 2: OT Process: Intervention and 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 0.15 CEU

NBCOT 1.875 PDU (course includes assessment component)

AOTA Classification Codes:

  • Category 2: OT Process: Intervention and Outcome.

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:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Center for Guardianship Certification
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.5 Content Hours
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor

Jennifer A. Brush, MA, CCC/SLP is a nationally recognized speech-language pathologist known for her work in the areas of memory and swallowing interventions for people with dementia. She has served as the Principal Investigator on applied research grants that have examined issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS dementia, hearing impairment, dining, dysphagia, and the long-term care environment.

Ms. Brush offers interactive and educational online courses and presentations that help audiences bridge the gap between current research findings and the care needs of their clients. Ms. Brush is the author of Meal Time Matters and Meal Time Matters at Home, training programs that builds nursing assistants’ and home caregivers’ skills related to dining, swallowing disorders, and safe feeding assistance. In addition, she is the co-author of A Therapy Technique for Improving Memory: Spaced Retrieval.

Ms. Brush has served as Chair of the Professional Development Committee of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Gerontology Special Interest Division and on the Editorial Review Board of SpeechPathology.com.

Ms. Brush is also the co-author of The Communication Toolkit: Environmental Interventions for Dementia, a unique resource for health professionals who work with individuals with dementia.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods: This course is provided using instructor lecture via web-based text, pictures and diagrams. References and resources are provided as well. 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:$50.00
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