Emerging Niche Opportunity for Children and Youth in Home Modifications

This course is discounted for ArizOTA members.

Emerging Niche Opportunity for Children and Youth in Home Modifications

Self-paced Course
$20 | 1.5 Contact Hours

This course is created by the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association.

If you need assistance, accommodations, or feedback, please contact us at Info@AspireOT.us
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This presentation will provide an overview of home modification strategies to enhance child development and engagement with family and environment while preserving the functionality of the home for all members. However, the literature is limited that addresses the home modification role of occupational therapy for children and youth which represents an emerging niche for practitioners. CAPABLE, while this program addresses collaboration with the handyman, and Home For Life, a documentation system, both are geared towards the aging population, they do not take into account the activities unique to children and youth, but serve to provide a framework for interventions.

Presented by:
Mary Schmitz, OTD, OT/L, ECHM
Emily Reilly, DHSc, MS, OTR/L, ECHM
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Learning objectives
After this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify how Home Modifications means more than grab bars, shower benches, and elevated toilets

  • Understand how occupational therapy collaboration with other professionals maximizes home design, function, and safety
  • Recognize how the proposed client-centered modifications impact the family dynamic
  • Gain knowledge of the emerging niche opportunity due to the limited research that exists for home modification for children and youth



Instructor bio
Mary Schmitz, OTD, OT/L, ECHM
Mary Schmitz’s 35 years of practice experience with people of all ages informs the development of individualized home modifications with her clients and their caregivers.
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Emily Reilly, DHSc, MS, OTR/L, ECHM
Emily Reilly’s focus is to promote functional safety within the home, enhance community participation and build confidence among family care providers.
Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Complete payment to enroll in course
  • View course videos in entirety
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 80% or greater
Please note that no credit or certificate will be issued unless all criteria is met.  Partial credit will not be issued.  
cancellation policy
Live Courses and Webinars
Learner cancellations: In the event that the learner requests to cancel or is unable to attend a course, a refund for the total paid for the course will be granted if Aspire OT is notified via email at info@aspireot.us within 10 business days prior to date of the scheduled course, minus a non-refundable registration fee of 25% of registration price.  If the learner provides notification of cancellation less then 10 business days prior to the scheduled course, the learner will be offered the opportunity to attend the same webinar on an alternate date or enrollment in the recorded on-demand version of that webinar, instead of a refund.  

No refunds will be issued after a course has been attended for more than 30 minutes.  Partial credit will not be issued.  

Provider cancellations: 
In the event of inclement weather or other event resulting in the inability for a live course to be provided within the scheduled time, learners will be offered an alternate date or a full refund for registration paid.
On-Demand web Courses 
Web courses will remain available to learners for 1 year. No refunds will be available for web courses that have been attended or viewed for greater than 30 minutes. In the event of a refund, the learner will be unenrolled in the course immediately upon issuance of a refund. No refunds will be issued for any course in which a certificate has been issued.  

Course Author

This course is being offered as part of Aspire OT's State Association Partnership Program. This course is discounted for ArizOTA Members.