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Reflexes and Evidence-Based Practice

Course #: 014-1441

Price: $20.25

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OT Mastery is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#08433. This Distance Learning-Independent activity is offered at 0.225 CEUs, Introductory, OT Service Delivery and Foundational Knowledge. 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: 2.00 Hours
  • North Dakota State Board of Occupational Practice: 2.00 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 2.25 Hours
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CEU Course Description

Over the years, there have been many ‘hot topics’ in the therapy world. Most often these involve topics influenced by current events or new developments in clinical areas that the occupational therapy field has not yet taken a stance on. Reflex integration therapy is one such area that has remained a hot topic for some time. The main reason for this is because its level of acceptance varies based on the age group and population it is used to treat. Integrating reflexes is an important aspect of pediatric therapy, since the presence of certain primitive reflexes can lead to impairments in motor control and development. However, it can be a controversial treatment method when used with any population for a variety of reasons, which this course will detail.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Define the general purpose of reflexes and the basic processes that take place when a reflex is triggered.
  2. Identify each primitive reflex and its impact on a person’s development.
  3. Summarize the role occupational therapists play in reflex integration therapy.
CEU Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Section 1: Background of Reflexes
  3. Section 1: Personal Reflection
  4. Section 1: Key Words
  5. Section 2: Reflex Integration Therapy: Its Basis of Evidence and Intersection with Occupational Therapy
  6. Section 2: Personal Reflection
  7. Section 2: Key Words
  8. Section 3: Occupational Therapy Assessments for Individuals with Retained Reflexes
  9. Section 3: Personal Reflection
  10. Section 3: Key Words
  11. Section 4: Occupational Therapy Interventions for Retained Reflexes
  12. Section 4: Personal Reflection
  13. Section 4: Key Words
  14. References

Author: Brittany Ferri, OTRL, PhD, CPRP

Educational Level: Introductory

Course Category: OT Service Delivery and Foundational knowledge

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants 

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Course Date: 2023-09-06

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