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This course utilizes content from the textbook “Stroke Rehabilitation – A Function Based Approach” Third Edition by Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA © 2011, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This course provides the latest research in assessment and intervention; offering a definitive guide to successful outcomes in stroke rehabilitation.  The text combines aspects of background medical information, a comprehensive review of standardized and nonstandardized evaluation procedures and assessments, treatment techniques and evidence-based interventions.

Throughout this course clinicians are provided with specific suggestions to maintain a client-centered approach when working with stroke survivors.  The course includes the most up-to-date research on stroke rehabilitation from a variety of rehabilitation settings and professions, challenging the clinician to use the most current treatment approaches (including both remediation and adaptation approaches) to decrease impairments, prevent secondary complications, improve the clients ability to perform meaningful activities, decrease participation restrictions and improve quality of life.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 776 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 7 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format.  

Module Description

Included in Module 7:  Seating and Wheeled Mobility, Home Eval, and ADL Adaptations
Chapter 26:  Seating and Wheeled Mobility Prescription
Chapter 27:  Home Evaluation and Modifications
Chapter 28:  ADL Adaptations
Chapter 29:  Leisure Participation after Stroke
Chapter 30:  A Survivors Perspective
Chapter 31:  A Survivor’s Perspective II: Stroke

Module Goals

Stroke Rehabilitation
Module 7:  Seating and Wheeled Mobility, Home Evaluation, and ADL Adaptations
Course Goals and Objectives
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on Seating and Wheeled Mobility, Home Evaluation, and ADL Adaptations.
Professional Learning Objectives
1.    Discuss the seating and wheeled mobility prescription.
2.    Demonstrate knowledge in the seating system and mobility system evaluation.
3.    Explain asymmetrical pelvic positions, concerns, and common causes.
4.    Identify the complications associated with posterior pelvic tilt.
5.    Differentiate between the results of anterior pelvic tilt and pelvic rotation.
6.    Identify the initial focus of a mat evaluation.
7.    Discuss the general seating systems principles for individuals with stroke.
8.    Demonstrate knowledge in the typical patterns of adult hemiplegia.
9.    List the complications associated with asymmetrical postures.
10.Identify the goals of the seating system for stroke survivors.
11.Differentiate between linear, contoured and custom seating options.
12.Differentiate between rigid and folding manual wheelchairs.
13.Discuss the different options available for wheelchair hand rims.
14.Demonstrate knowledge in home evaluation and modification for stroke patients.
15.Discuss appropriate modifications to the exterior of the home for wheelchair accessibility.
16.Explain general considerations for wheelchair ramps.
17.Identify the optimal toilet seat height for transfers from a wheelchair.
18.Discuss modifications specific to the kitchen for wheelchair accessibility.
19.Discuss activities of daily living adaptations and managing the environment with one-handed techniques.
20.Identify factors to consider during bathing.
21.Discuss adaptive devices and when to introduce these to devices.
22.Demonstrate knowledge in the importance of leisure participation after stroke.
23.List factors that affect leisure attitude.
24.Define leisure role.
25.Discuss factors that affect leisure performance.
26.Discuss the various assessment tools available for evaluation of leisure skills.
27.Demonstrate knowledge in leisure interventions for stroke survivors.