Because my 18 years of clinicial work were almost exclusively in K-12, I decided to learn something new, and took a course titled AAC and Aphasia.
The course was an hour, and I could stop it, run get a cup of coffee, and come back whenever I wanted. No mean looks from a presenter for interrupting the flow!
Before I started the course, I was able to read the course overview and see what the learning objectives are. In addition I was able to see the contact hours, and ASHA credits.
The content was excellent. I learned about the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA). This model reminded me so much of many of our Occupational Performance models which guide our clinical reasoning as OTs.
In the workshop I also learned about multiple lo, mid, and high tech tools, and the importance of incorporating all three for our clients benefit.
Tomorrow I'm planning on taking Scanning 101: Define Scanning Terminology I'm looking forward
Did I mention, these courses do not cost any money? And, while the course I took was an hour, there are some that are 30 minutes. This means it's easy to get in a quick lesson during your day while you are navigating teletherapy at home!
Remember: wash your hands!
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