Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Danielle Keyser, MS, LOTR, GTC
Danielle Keyser MS, LOTR, GTC is a practicing Occupational Therapist with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the Louisiana State University (1998), and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2001). She is a Certified and Registered Occupational Therapist in the state of Louisiana, a member…Read full bio
Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTC, MPA, MSG, PhD, FAPTA
Dr. Lewis has worked in home health, long-term care, acute hospitals, rehabilitation departments and outpatient clinics. She started a private practice in Washington, D.C. in 1983 and continues to work as a clinician. Dr. Lewis received her two Master’s degrees in Health Care Management and Gerontology from the University of Southern California. She also received…Read full bio
1. The Roles of PT/OT in Geriatric Rehabilitation
In this chapter, participants will learn to verbalize the tenets that support the vision and framework of occupational therapy, understand how thorough evidence-based literature and practice principles (in this case principles for Alzheimer’s Disease) can be derived to guide the delivery of OT treatment, and become versed in five tests and measures that can be used in an OT evaluation.
2. Literature Review
Literature has proven to be an effective tool for guiding therapy strategies across many disciplines. Occupational therapist Danielle Keyser teaches participants how physical therapy intervention can enhance the rehabilitation program of each case study participant by providing the tools to analyze the occupational therapy treatment delivery of each case, and recognizing how the use of occupation based tasks improve function. Participants should seek to analyze the occupational therapy treatment delivery of each case study participant, and recognize how the use of objective tests and measures would be able to prove the efficacy of OT treatment.
3. Assessing Some Tools of the Trade
Join Danielle Keyser as she encourages clinicians’ creativity to use everyday items to improve function and independence. Keyser provides resources for inexpensive adaptive equipment, and emphasizes how affordable patient rehabilitation approaches can be.