Self Paced Course

Fine Motor Activities for Stroke Rehabilitation

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Self Paced

Fine Motor Activities for Stroke Rehabilitation

Self Paced Course
1.5 Contact Hour, 0.15 CEUs, 1.75 PDUs

Educational level: Introductory

Category 1: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery, 3: Foundational Knowledge

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Stroke is the leading cause of disability among adults in the United States. Ongoing impairments often include sensory and motor deficits of one or both hands which can have devastating effects on ADL independence.

This session will dive into fine motor coordination activities that can improve hand function and occupational performance following stroke. Participants will take home multiple purposeful, low-tech intervention ideas to immediately implement with their own clients.

Topics to be covered:
  • Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process Fourth Edition
  • Choosing Wisely
  • Motor Learning Principles
  • Hand Assessment
  • In-hand Manipulation Skills & Activity Analysis
  • Preparatory Activities
  • Fine Motor Coordination Activities
  • Case Study and Discussion

Participants will leave with practical strategies to positively impact their clients' lives by enhancing hand function and promoting ADL independence.

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students

This occupational therapy continuing education course uses the following instructional methods: lecture, visual aides (ie slides), discussion board and case study examples.
Content disclosure: This course does not exclusively focus on any specific product or service.

Amy L Jennings, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR 
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Benefits of this course
After this course, learners will be able to:
  • Explain 3 motor learning principles to enhance stroke rehabilitation.
  • Identify in-hand manipulation skills needed for functional fine motor coordination.
  • Identify purposeful, low-tech, client-centered interventions to improve fine motor coordination.
  • Discuss implementation strategies to use in their own practice.

What OTs and OTAs are saying about this course

I would highly recommend this course to any practitioner treating physical disabilities. 

OT Course Participant 

The instructor was engaging and clearly knowledgeable in what she was teaching. The course was well organized and the case study is so helpful with brainstorming how to apply what you just learned! I was provided with plenty of functional-based interventions and ideas.  

OTA Course Participant

Helpful for any new or seasoned OT to better support fine motor functional return in clients!

OT Course Participant 
Instructor bioS
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Amy L. Jennings, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
Aspire OT Instructor

Amy L. Jennings, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR earned her Bachelor's of Science in Neuroscience from Regis University in Denver and her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha. She has been practicing the last 10+ years in North Central Washington State with a focus in outpatient neurorehabilitation for Confluence Health. As an integral member of this rural healthcare system, she also has gained experience in acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and skilled nursing. She helped develop a robust driving safety program, LSVT BIG Parkinsons program, and multidisciplinary wheelchair clinic. In 2020, Amy earned her Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation and was awarded the AOTA Choosing Wisely Champion Recognition for her dedication to meaningful and purposeful occupation-based intervention. She is involved with both state and national OT associations and serves on the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators for ACOTE. Amy’s passion is living the role of occupational therapist and educator, but also wife and mother of three adventurous boys.  


Financial: Amy is compensated as an Aspire OT instructor. 
Non Financial:  Amy does not have any non-financial disclosures.
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Course Outline

Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Payment of course or being a Just for OT subscriber
  • View course videos in entirety
  • Pass the course exam with a score of 70% or greater
  • Complete the Post Course Evaluation
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 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.  
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Aspire OT is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development.
Course approval ID# 08833
This Blended-Hybrid course is offered at 0.15 CEUs (Introductory Level, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge)
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
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