presented by Carolyn Sithong
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Carolyn Sithong, MS, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS
Carolyn has fifteen years of experience as a clinical, educational and community-based occupational therapist with award winning practices. She is specially certified in the area of environmental modifications (SCEM) by the American Occupational Therapy Association and is nationally certified as an Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) by the National Association of Homebuilders. Carolyn has been…Read full bio
1. Life in the Kitchen
In this chapter there will be an in-depth look at the kitchen spaces and the tasks that occur there. Using the Person-Environment-Occupation approach to the assessment process, the evaluator can determine the environmental barriers to function and prioritize the needs based on findings.
2. Designing a Kitchen for Life
In this chapter therapists will learn about various new appliances and designs that can be used in the kitchen to promote accessibility. This informative section will enable therapists to apply this product knowledge gained in their own home assessment practice.
3. A Recipe for Success: The OT and the Designer
In this chapter the therapist will learn the importance of collaboration with the best professionals to ensure all needs of the homeowner/client are met. Having education on what to look for among remodelers, designers and builders will encourage the practitioner’s confidence and success.