A self-paced clinical course (SPCC) available through the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) focuses on occupational therapy and home modifications, emphasizing the role occupational therapy professional fulfill in environmental modification by helping facilitate the creation of a safe, accessible home.

The course, “Occupational Therapy and Home Modifications: Promoting Safety and Supporting Participation SPCC,” is presented by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

According to the AOTA website, the SPCC encompasses text, exam packet, and CD-ROM featuring multiple photographic and video resources. It is divided in three sections that include “Evaluating Client and Environment,” “Developing and Implementing the Plan,” and “Moving the Profession Forward.”

Learning objectives for the course target the ability to differentiate the roles and contributions of the occupational therapist in the home modification process from referral to completion of the job while maintaining a client-centered and occupation-based focus. Learning objects outlined on the website also include achieving the ability to identify similarities and differences in the home modification process as it relates to all age groups in need of modifications; recognizing the impact that the prognosis and precautions linked to an illness, injury, or disease process has on the recommendation and implementation process; and recognizing how to alter the home modification process as it relates to the regulations of the various funding sources while maintaining a client-centered approach.

Course editors include Margaret Christenson, MPH, OTR/L, and Carla A. Chase, EdD, OTR/L, CAPS.

Paper (scantron) exams can be mailed to AOTA no later than June 30, 2014. The AOTA website notes that participants should allow 6 weeks for grading and certificate.

[Source: AOTA]