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From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy

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From Theory to Practice: Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy

Wednesday, August 14
7 pm (CT) | 8 pm (ET)
1 Contact Hour, 0.10 CEUs

Educational level: Introductory 

Category 1: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge

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Occupational therapy practitioners leverage their understanding of the dynamic relationship between the client, their participation in meaningful occupations, and the surrounding context to create occupation-based intervention plans.

We often need to gather detailed information about the client’s desires, needs, strengths, environments, limitations, and occupational risks, then integrate and interpret this data from an occupational perspective to help clients engage in occupations that are important and meaningful to them.

The clinical reasoning process can be daunting for new practitioners and experienced practitioners alike, especially when transitioning to new settings. 

This course will explore clinical and professional reasoning specific to occupational therapy, providing OTs, OTAs, and students with a practical clinical reasoning framework that can be seamlessly applied in any practice environment.

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, occupational therapy students
This occupational therapy continuing education course uses the following instructional methods: visual aides (ie slides), discussion board, guided note taking, and learning, and practice opportunities.
Content disclosure: This course does not exclusively focus on any specific product or service.

Presented by:
Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L
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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the purpose of professional/clinical reasoning in OT practice.
  • Describe the key components of professional /clinical reasoning in OT practice.

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Instructor bioS
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Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L
Aspire OT Founding Partner

Kimberly Breeden, MS, OTR/L has 29 years of experience working in occupational therapy in a variety of settings. She is a certified life coach and has an extensive background in clinical program development, leadership, administration and reimbursement. Kimberly served as clinical lead for an outpatient occupational therapy pain program for 5 years.  . 

Founding Partner, Niccole Rowe, BA, COTA/L and Kimberly, together, have authored two continuing education articles on the subject of chronic pain and opioid guidelines. Kim and Niccole were the co-authors of the AOTA official document "Occupational Therapy's Role in Treating Pain".  They have also served as contributing authors to an occupational therapy textbook on the subject of occupational therapy's role in pain management. They have traveled across the country serving as instructors for various courses on the subject of pain and non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of pain. Niccole and Kim have successfully utilized coaching strategies in their practice and are excited to be able to share their experience with other occupational therapy practitioners. 


Financial: Kim is compensated as Founding Partners of Aspire OT.

Non Financial: Kim serves as Founding Partners of Aspire OT, which has partnerships and affiliations as noted on the Partner and Affiliation sections of the Aspire OT website.
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Course Outline

 0 - 5 minutes

 6-19 minutes 

11-20 minutes

21-40 minutes

41-60 minutes
Introduction and Objectives 

Defining Clinical/Professional Reasoning Specific to Occupational Therapy

The Key Elements Required for Clinical / Professional Reasoning

Practical Application/Case Study

Questions & Wrap Up
Completion Requirements
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In order to receive the certificate of completion, participants must meet ALL of the following criteria:
  • Payment of the course in full
  • Attend webinar in its entirety
  • Complete Attestation of Attendance
  • 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.  
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