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Behavior Management Across the Lifespan

Course #: 014-1378

Price: $29.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#07355. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.325 CEUs, Introductory, Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the type of credit you need. See Below.

  • Florida Board Of Occupational Therapy: 3.00 Hours
  • North Dakota State Board of Occupational Practice: 3.00 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 3.25 Hours
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CEU Course Description

There are many factors that a therapist must work around when they present themselves within the therapeutic relationship. This includes fatigue, pain, endurance, and varying levels of motivation. But a patient’s behavior is perhaps one of the most impactful of these factors, as someone’s demeanor and actions are fundamental to their ability to engage in meaningful activities. Patients may demonstrate inappropriate or unsuitable behaviors in nearly any practice setting. For this reason, therapists in all specialties must have a good grasp on how to manage behaviors that patients exhibit during their plan of care. In order to provide effective therapy, providers should be aware of what management strategies are most successful, evidence-based, and appropriate for patients based on their medical and emotional needs. Occupational therapists may also need to use aspects of the behavioral frame of reference during treatment. Behavior management may include minimizing, working around, or eliminating certain behaviors to improve participation. 

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Explain the basic mechanisms of behavior therapy to describe an example of how behavior can impact occupation.  
  2. Identify professionals who assist in the management of certain behaviors and how OTs can collaborate with them.
  3. Identify diagnoses and related symptoms that may cause problematic behaviors, as well as how they can negatively impact therapy sessions.
  4. Identify verbal de-escalation, physical, and psychological coping strategies to assist with various difficult behaviors.

CE Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Section 1: Background and OT’s Role
  3. Section 2: Behavior Modification Types & Professionals
  4. Section 3: Behavior Modification Techniques
  5. Section 4: Behavior-Based Assessments
  6. Section 5: Diagnosis and Management of Behavioral Concerns
  7. Section 6: Case Study #1
  8. Section 7: Case Study #1 Review
  9. Section 8: Case Study #2
  10. Section 9: Case Study #2 Review
  11. Section 10: Case Study #3
  12. Section 11: Case Study #3 Review
  13. Section 12: Case Study #4
  14. Section 13: Case Study #4 Review
  15. References

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Educational Level: Introductory

Course Category: Service Delivery

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course expires on 07/07/2028

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Course Date: 2023-05-18

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