Mobility Impairments: Implications for Service Providers
Started Dec 1, 2020
Full course description
A mobility impairment might affect an individual’s ability to walk, climb stairs, use their hands, or complete activities of daily living. This course covers numerous health conditions that often cause mobility impairments and suggests ways to provide blind/vision rehabilitation services, safely and through collaborative efforts. The roles of physical and occupational therapists are reviewed and suggestions made for how to work together to provide comprehensive and effective services. Additionally, this course will help individuals identify program participants with mobility impairments for federal reporting. This course was written by Audrey Demmitt and Trina Bassak.
This course is available for CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.
- To recognize common physical changes and health conditions of aging adults that cause difficulties with functional mobility.
- To identify mobility deficits and strategies for working with consumers with vision and mobility impairments to optimize their home and community independence.
- To understand the role of and strategies for collaborating with physical and occupational therapists.
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