Sensory Integration in Aquatic Therapy: A New Approach in Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Care

This course is discounted for ArizOTA members.

Sensory Integration in Aquatic Therapy: A New Approach in Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Care

Self-paced Course
$15 | 1 Contact Hour

This course is created by the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association.

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There is little research on the role of occupational therapy with the hospice/palliative care population. There is even less research on the use of aquatic therapy and benefits to the hospice/palliative care population, and little to no research discussing the benefits of aquatic therapy for children in hospice or with life-limiting conditions. There is a lack of evidence addressing the relation between sensory integration and aquatic therapy or sensory stimulation in a pediatric hospice setting. This research seeks to address these gaps and discuss the relevance of incorporating sensory integration into aquatic treatment and its benefits for the hospice/palliative care pediatric population.

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

Presented by:
Jade Smith, OTS
Sarah Pecorelli, OTS
Rachel Reed, OT
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Learning objectives
After this occupational therapy continuing education course, the learner will be able to:
  • Have a better understanding of how to incorporate sensory integration strategies into an aquatic therapy environment in order to improve the comfort and quality of life of pediatric hospice and palliative care patients.
  • Gain an understanding of how to both implement and sustain occupational therapy-inspired educational workshops at a community site.
Instructor bio
Sarah Pecorelli, Rachel Reed, and Jade Smith are third year occupational therapy doctoral students at Northern Arizona University.
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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 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.