presented by Carrie Ciro
Financial: Carrie Ciro
receive a honorarium from MedBridge for this course. She has no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Carrie Ciro has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Carrie Ciro, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. Carrie Ciro is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with adults/older adults in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing, home health, and hospital care. Additionally, she has 18 years of academic experience teaching introductory-level…Read full bio
1. Devices for People that have Low Vision
In the first chapter of this course, Dr. Carrie Ciro introduces assistive technology and its application to older adults. She demonstrates how to recognize low vision diagnoses and impact on function. Participants will review select examples of low and high-tech devices that can be incorporated into treatment sessions.
2. Assistive Technology for ADL Performance
Dr. Carrie Ciro classifies low and high-tech assistive technology that can support activities of daily living for people with dementia. Participants will learn to differentiate appropriate equipment recommendations based on patient strengths and impairments.
3. Assistive Technology to Enhance Memory
This chapter describes the differences between stationary aids and mobile memory aids, as well as the pros and cons for each. Participants will learn to identify appropriate adaptations for priority goals such as scheduling and finding lost items.
4. Training Strategies
The final chapter of this course names barriers to using assistive technology and provides suggestions for overcoming barriers to assistive technology. Participants will learn to employ training strategies for teaching people with dementia how to incorporate assistive technology into daily activities.