OT and Cognition: Are We Limiting Our Scope of Practice?

This course is discounted for ArizOTA members.

OT and Cognition: Are We Limiting Our Scope of Practice?

Self-paced Online Course
$15 | 1 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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OT practitioners use of cognitive assessments (CA) to identify cognitive impairment is essential to client well-being and participation in valued occupations. Through the utilization of CAs, occupational therapy practitioners are positioned to provide accurate identification of impairments, as well as robust progress measurements. As such, presenters contend that OTPs should routinely implement CAs, such as performance-based assessments, to clients regardless of setting to inform valuable treatment interventions and recommendations. With implementation of these types of standardized and functional tests, OTPs are practicing at the top of their licensure promoting the distinct value of OT in the assessment and treatment of cognitive impairments.

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

Presented by:
Sara Stephenson OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
Amanda Blattman OTD, OTR/L
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Learning objectives
After this occupational therapy continuing education course, the learner will be able to:
  • Understand the common themes of underutilization of cognitive assessments across settings.
  • Discuss barriers and solutions in their settings to increase the use of cognitive assessments.
Instructor bio
Sara Stephenson OTD, OTR/L, BCPR
Sara Stephenson is assistant clinical faculty at NAU with 25+ years of clinical experience including adult neurological conditions in hospital and rehabilitation settings. 
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Amanda Blattman OTD, OTR/L
Amanda Blattman is a clinical OT at Barrow Neurological Institute specializing in functional cognition and clinical research in the acute care setting
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

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