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Activities of Daily Living Boot Camp: Eating and Drinking

presented by Carrie Ciro, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

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Financial: Carrie Ciro receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Carrie Ciro has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Eating and drinking are essential for living and for many patients and families, the continued ability to eat and drink contribute to a meaningful quality of life. People with acquired deficits in physical, cognitive, and visual skills can lose independence in eating and drinking. In this course, you will learn how deficits influence grooming performance and consider how habit adaptations, environmental modifications, and interventions for person variables can maximize outcomes.

Meet Your Instructor

Carrie Ciro, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dr. Carrie Ciro is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with adults/older adults in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing, home health, and hospital care. Additionally, she has 18 years of academic experience teaching introductory-level…

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1. Personal Meaning of Eating and Drinking

The food and drinks that people eat are highly variable, culturally meaningful, and contribute to individualism. In this chapter, the instructor will highlight the habits, routines, and roles that contribute to the meaning of eating and drinking for people with and without a disability.

2. Task-Specific Eating and Drinking Interventions for People With Limitations in Upper Extremity Mobility and Coordination

New limitations in physical skill and endurance can create disability in eating and drinking. In this chapter, you will consider how limitations in upper extremity range of motion, strength, and coordination affect eating and drinking, and apply adaptations/modifications to enhance success.

3. Task-Specific Training for Eating and Drinking Interventions for People With Spinal Cord Injury

New limitations in physical skill and endurance can create disability in eating and drinking. In this chapter, you will consider how to adopt eating and drinking for people with spinal cord injury.

4. Task-Specific Eating and Drinking Intervention for People With Limitations in Cognition: Part One

New or slowly occurring limitations in cognitive and visual skills can create disability in eating and drinking. In this chapter, you will consider how limitations in arousal, attention, and sequencing, organization, and initiation affect eating and drinking and apply adaptations/modifications to enhance success.

5. Task-Specific Eating and Drinking Intervention for People With Limitations in Cognition and Vision: Part Two

New or slowly occurring limitations in cognitive and visual skills can create disability in eating and drinking. In this chapter, you will consider how limitations of appropriate object use, memory, low vision, and hemianopsia affect eating and drinking and apply adaptations/modifications to enhance success.

6. Use of Clinical Reasoning to Combine Adaptations for Multiple Deficits

Many of the patients we see have multiple and complex areas of disability which may include physical, cognitive and/or visual issues. In this chapter, you will use clinical reasoning to consider when it is appropriate and complimentary to combine adaptations to improve eating and drinking performance.

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