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Carrie Ciro, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Carrie Ciro Instructor Bio:
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 and post-professional curriculums to occupational and physical therapists. Dr. Ciro is currently researching on examining an intervention to improve activities of daily living for people with dementia called Skill-building through Task-Oriented Motor Practice, or STOMP.

Dr. Ciro received her PhD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Preventative Medicine and Community Health. She has presented at international and national conferences and has also written a total of 25 peer-reviewed publications on topics such as activities of daily living, dementia, and interprofessional education.

Carrie Ciro's Continuing Education Courses

Dementia and Capacity for Learning in Rehabilitation Sciences

Dementia and Capacity for Learning in Rehabilitation Sciences

In this course, the participant will receive an overview of dementia. Dr. Carrie Ciro provides information distinguishing differential diagnoses and testing to confirm dementia. The clinical presentation, prognosis and course of various… Read Morearrow_right

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Dementia: Using Assistive Technology to Improve Functional Performance

Dementia: Using Assistive Technology to Improve Functional Performance

In this course, participants will be introduced to different types of technology or environmental modifications that support function in people with dementia. As many older adults suffer from issues related to vision, Dr. Carrie Ciro outlines… Read Morearrow_right

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Dementia: Improving Activities of Living

Dementia: Improving Activities of Living

In this course, the participant will receive a broad overview of the activities of daily living (ADLs) that dementia patients excel at, while addressing common errors they may make as a function of the severity of their dementia. Assessment… Read Morearrow_right

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Dementia: Therapist's Guide to Behavioral Management

Dementia: Therapist's Guide to Behavioral Management

In this course, the participant will receive a broad overview of behavior, a rationale for structuring treatment to avoid negative behaviors and a review of the evidence related to emerging behavioral management therapies. Dr. Carrie Ciro… Read Morearrow_right

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Dementia: Improving Physical Performance and Functional Mobility

Dementia: Improving Physical Performance and Functional Mobility

In this course, Dr. Carrie Ciro focuses on four areas that impact physical performance in people with dementia. First, she discusses specific gait changes and evidence-based intervention for improving dementia-specific deficits. Second,… Read Morearrow_right

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A Clinical Guide to Enhance Learning in People with Alzheimer’s Disease (PwAD) (Recorded Webinar)

A Clinical Guide to Enhance Learning in People with Alzheimer’s Disease (PwAD) (Recorded Webinar)

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from standard MedBridge courses. Have you struggled to… Read Morearrow_right

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Activities of Daily Living Bootcamp: Toileting and Bathing

Activities of Daily Living Bootcamp: Toileting and Bathing

All people engage in some level of bathing and toileting, yet it can be highly variable in habits and routines across culture and gender. People with acquired deficits in physical, cognitive, and visual skills can lose independence in bathing… Read Morearrow_right

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Activities of Daily Living Bootcamp: Dressing

Activities of Daily Living Bootcamp: Dressing

The clothes we choose is highly individualistic and contributes to individual style and self-identity, as well as societal persona. People with acquired deficits in physical, cognitive, and visual skills can lose independence in dressing.… Read Morearrow_right

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Activities of Daily Living Boot Camp: Eating and Drinking

Activities of Daily Living Boot Camp: Eating and Drinking

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Activities of Daily Living Bootcamp: Grooming

Activities of Daily Living Bootcamp: Grooming

Our need to engage in grooming is highly individualistic and contributes to individual self-identity and societal persona. People with acquired deficits in physical, cognitive, and visual skills can lose independence in grooming. In this… Read Morearrow_right

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Introduction to Activities of Daily Living: Contemporary Topics

Introduction to Activities of Daily Living: Contemporary Topics

Independent performance or self-direction in everyday life tasks such as, activities of daily living (ADL), is critical to living in the community. However, research shows that health care professionals can improve their approach and give… Read Morearrow_right

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