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The Ultimate Assistive Technology Lab: Innovative Solutions for Functional Independence and Communication


Faculty:
Teresa Westerbur
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC063870
Brochure Code:
PLW74416
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

There are hidden moments inside each day when you have the chance to work magic.

Like when you show a Parkinson’s patient how to feed herself independently again using a robot. Or when you empower a student with muscular dystrophy to keep up with classmates using adaptive software.

But unlocking those moments is harder than it should be.

New assistive technologies are developing so rapidly that it’s hard to keep up. And more often than not, you’ll find yourself with the perfect tools, but imperfect problems. How do you adapt those out-of-the-box solutions for patients that fall outside the norm? And what about the cost?

It’s time to break down the barriers that are holding you back from delivering life-changing technological breakthroughs.

Join your colleagues at this upcoming tech lab live webcast, and learn how to help your patients benefit from today’s best AT solutions – without breaking the bank.

Whether you work with children facing cerebral palsy or veterans who are finding their new normal after an amputation, you’ll return to work with a step-by-step approach for assessing AT needs and customizing solutions that dramatically enhances your confidence and skill level in this area of therapy.

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Athletic Trainers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of Category A continuing education.


Educators/Teachers

This course is designed to qualify towards your professional development requirement. The course is 6.25 clock hours in length.


Arizona Teachers

This course is designed to qualify for 6.25 clock hours of Professional Development. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Educators

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6.0 ISBE Professional Development (PD) Clock Hours have been made available through Quincy University. Those requesting ISBE PD Clock Hours will need to complete additional steps in order to receive the ISBE “Evidence of Completion for Professional Development” form. Instructions will be made available the day of the webcast under the “Materials” tab.

 

After completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation you will also need to complete the ISBE required “Evaluation for Workshop, Conference, Seminar, Etc.” form found on the “materials” tab. Please mail this completed form and $20 enrollment fee (if not already paid with, and in addition, to your registration fee) to PESI, Inc., CE Department, PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000, along with your name, the full title of the webcast, and date of live broadcast.


Indiana Educators

6.0 Professional Growth Points are available for full attendance at this seminar per the Indiana Department of Education standards. 


Montana Educators

This program is offered for 6.0 Renewal Units. PESI, Inc. is an Approved Renewal Unit Provider with the Montana Office of Public Instruction. 


New Jersey Educators, Administrators & Education Services Personnel

6.0 Actual Professional Development Hours. MEDS-PDN, powered by PESI, Inc. is a registered New Jersey Professional Development Provider with the NJ Dept of Education.


New York Educators

PESI, Inc. is an approved sponsor of CTLE with the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) Office of Teaching Initiatives. Provider #23567. This activity will qualify for 6.25 Approved Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hour(s), in the area of Pedagogy. Hours are based on full attendance. Board required certificates will be sent after the program.


Texas Educators

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a CPE Provider #500-981 for Texas Educators by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification (SBED). This course qualifies for 6.0 CPE clock hours. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

AOTA

PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or 0.6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.3 continuing education credits.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. This certificate is proof of your attendance. Please retain it in your records or use for submission as proof of completion when required.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

California Physical Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This course will qualify for 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hours.


Maryland Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and has been approved for 0.6 CEUs.


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours. 


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This activity consists of 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This course has been approved for 6.25 contact hours by the Virginia Physical Therapy Association. Approval #: CEUL042417.


California Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.


Kansas Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists

Approved for 7.5 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.


Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

ASHA

This course is offered for .6 live ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

** Please note that Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists must complete the post-test and evaluation within two weeks of attending the live webcast if they would like their participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Detailed instructions will be provided the day of the program under the Handouts section of the online program.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Handouts

Faculty

Teresa Westerbur Related seminars and products: 1

OTR/L


Teresa Westerbur, OTR/L, is an expert in assistive technology with over 30 years of experience helping patients of all ages achieve their functional goals with cutting-edge support. Currently, she works as the owner of Technology Access, Inc., which specializes in providing assistive technologies for a wide variety of clients.

Ms. Westerbur travels nationally to present seminars on assistive technology and is known for providing hands-on learning experiences that empower attendees to achieve greater results through innovation. She earned her degree in occupational therapy from Indiana University and also holds a Certificate in Assistive Technology Applications from California State University-Northridge, where she received 100 hours of intensive training in AT across all areas.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Teresa Westerbur is the owner of Technology Access, Inc. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Teresa Westerbur has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose. 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.


Additional Resources

To order the book, Neuro Notes: Clinical Pocket Guide, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Ortho Notes: Clinical Examination Pocket Guide, 4th Edition, please visit our product store.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Discuss the latest advances in assistive technology and their implications for therapy.
  2. Demonstrate a comprehensive assessment, identifying impairments that can be addressed with assistive technology.
  3. Integrate the most effective assistive technology solutions available for restoring function and improving communication.
  4. Combine multiple approaches for better outcomes, including virtual reality, wearables, robotics, task modification, and creative, low-tech interventions.
  5. Design effective, innovative plans of care for a wide range of diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, Lou Gehrig’s, muscular dystrophy, stroke, limb deformities, congenital disorders, and sensory impairments.
  6. Apply the assessments and adaptations discussed in this seminar to a series of interactive case scenarios.

Outline

Hands-On Lab: Today’s Best of Tech
  • Explore cutting-edge technology for your patients
    • Virtual reality
    • Augmented reality
    • Wearables
    • Robotics
    • Eye-gaze computer access
    • Head tracking devices
    • Switches for scanning and writing
    • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
    • Wheelchair devices
    • Mounting systems
    • Keyboards and mice
    • Apps

How to Assess Assistive Technology Needs for A Variety of Impairments

  • Sensory impairment
    • Vision
    • Hearing
    • Touch
  • Motor impairment
  • Loss of limb or deformity
  • Writing and communication challenges
  • Executive function
  • Spasticity
  • Tone
  • Tremor
  • Ataxia
  • Nerve degeneration

Hands-On Lab: Innovative Assistive Technology Solutions You Can Use To:

  • Empower patients to achieve their goals
  • Increase functional independence
  • Manage sensory and motor impairments
  • Enhance writing and communication
  • Reduce spasticity and tremors
  • Enhance performance of ADLs
  • Accommodate for tone
  • Manage ataxia
  • Increase mobility
  • Enhance academic performance and productivity
  • Improve executive function

Budget Your Way to Better Outcomes

  • Creative, outside-the-box solutions
  • Low tech/no tech interventions
  • Easy environmental modifications
  • Task modifications
  • How to secure funding for assistive technology
  • Funding support resources

Develop Comprehensive Solutions for Common Diagnoses

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Lou Gehrig’s
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s
  • Limb deformity
  • Congenital disorders
  • Blindness and vision loss
  • Deafness and hearing loss
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental delays

Don’t Leave Money on The Table!

  • Coding and billing updates for assistive technology
  • Justify therapy with the right progress measures
  • Avoid denials and audits with these tips

Case Studies: Put Knowledge to Practice

  • Case study 1: Develop an advanced plan of care for a student with cerebral palsy
  • Case study 2: Recommend communication options for an adult with ALS
  • Case study 3: Overcome cost and environmental barriers to effective strategy implementation
  • Case study 4: Think outside the box – identify resources and design a therapy plan for a patient who falls outside the norm

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Educators
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners

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