Career Focused OT Strategies for Youth with Disabilities
by Instructor: Donna Greene, B.S. OTR/L


i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

In today’s society where we have civil rights legislation, one might suppose that most citizens with disabilities can attain fulfilling lives in adulthood. Despite sharing the same aspirations as their classmates who do not have a disability, research shows that young adults with even relatively mild disabilities rarely grow up to have careers, a circle of friends, or live apart from their parents. The cumulative effects of this “failure to launch” are costly to young adults, families, and society. New approaches to transition planning are clearly needed. School-based occupational therapists are well positioned and equipped to help students with career development, starting in the early grades and continuing through high school.

About the Course Author

Donna completed her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University in December 1990. She has extensive pediatric experience in both school- based, outpatient clinic, preschool, daycare, home health, and teletherapy settings throughout the course of her career. Significant knowledge and expertise in treating developmental delays, autism, cerebral palsy, and congenital abnormalities with children in various settings from infancy to high school age level have been her primary focus. Donna Greene, B.S. OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association


    Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 1 & 2. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.

Course Details

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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Apply the INCOME career development model to school-based occupational therapy intervention that relates to students in all 12 grades; Describe evaluation and intervention techniques that contribute to students’ career development and transition goals; Describe five environmental challenges faced by young adults with disabilities as they approach and enter adulthood; Describe why addressing transition goals should begin in elementary grades and continue through high school
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Scope of the Issue
    Scope of the Issue
    Case Study
    Environmental Challenges
    Personal Challenges
    The INCOME Model
    School-Based Occupational Therapy to Support Transition
    Barriers to Implementation
    Section 3: The Path to Career Development
    Initiating the Path to Career Development
    Deeper Imagining and Initiating Informing
    Section 4: High School Transition
    Imagining, Informing, and Choosing a Post-High School Path
    Assessment Tools
    Returning to Eric
    Section 5: Conclusion
    Course Contributor
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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