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Activities of Daily Living (ADLs): Assessment and Intervention in the Clinic and at Home
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$199.99 USD
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Vyne Education
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  • Identify how neuromotor dysfunction affects the patient's ability to perform BADLs, ADLs, and IADLs
  • Perform home assessments and create modifications that ensure safety while promoting progress
  • Integrate practical activities into ADLs for functional, occupation-based intervention
  • Apply a functional knowledge of ADLs and Instrumental ADLs to treat patients with varying diagnoses
  • Identify evaluation and treatment strategies for ADLs within neuromotor, cardio/pulmonary, and orthopedic rehabilitation
  • Recognize the need for proper feeding techniques for patients experiencing respiratory dysfunction
  • Discuss pediatric, adult, and geriatric considerations in the performance of daily living skills
  • Utilize assessment tools to help identify areas of the patient's environment that are potentially unsafe
  • Describe the impact of decreased mobility on performing self-care skills and functioning within specific areas of the home
  • Break down daily activities into components to help patients identify problem areas
  • Determine how to use adaptive equipment in the clinic and at home to improve ADL performance
  • Justify therapeutic interventions to other members of the health care team and third-party payers through proper documentation



How activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are used in treatment



  • Neuromotor dysfunctions

-cerebral vascular accidents (CVA’s)

-muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis

-Parkinson’s disease

-Alzheimer’s disease

  • Cardio/pulmonary dysfunctions

-congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease (CAD)

-respiratory complications

  • COPD



-aspiration from improper posture and feeding techniques

-proper breathing techniques during feeding tasks

  • Orthopedic dysfunctions


-rheumatoid arthritis

-joint limitation due to fractures and disuse atrophy

-hip and knee joint replacement



  • Pediatrics
  • Adults
  • Geriatrics



  • Home environment interview
  • Visiting the patient’s home to assess for a safe environment
  • Returning the patient to a barrier-free home environment
  • Recruiting allies—the spouse, caregiver, parent, child, etc.
  • Use of assessment tools, checklists (a systematic approach)



  • How impaired mobility affects ADLs and self-care skills
  • Decreased functional mobility in the kitchen, bathroom, and in entry/exit-ways



  • Assess the process, not the task itself
  • Helps the therapist simplify the task at hand
  • Allows the patient to visualize problem areas better



  • ADL equipment used in the clinic and at home
  • When to use, when not to use
  • Adaptive equipment—a hindrance or a help?
  • Practice—first in the clinic then at home



  • Use of functional and practical ADL terminology
  • Use of key indicators when writing functional goals
  • Justifying therapeutic and functional interventions





JOSE R. RAFOLS, OTD, MHSA, OTR/L, is a licensed occupational therapist with more than 28 years of experience in clinical orthopedics and 18 years of experience in upper extremity rehabilitation, hand–injuries, diabetic foot and wound care, neurological injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), geriatrics, and adult rehabilitation. He is president and owner of Therapeutic Home–Bound Services Corporation (THS–Corp), which provides tailored and personalized private occupational therapy services for South Florida.

Dr. Rafols retired from the U.S. Army Specialty Corps in February 2012 after serving more than 27 years of combined active and reserve duty in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Army. Dr. Rafols has held the positions of Executive Officer 7217th MSU, Company Commander 324th VSH, and Chief and Assistant Chief of the Occupational Therapy Department at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA. In 2011, Dr. Rafols returned from a 12–month combat deployment with the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd & 4th Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) to Paktika Providence in Eastern Afghanistan. There he worked to set up and provide clinical rehabilitation for soldiers with post–blast injuries, ranging from mild–traumatic brain injury (TBI) to polytrauma.

Dr. Rafols is a seasoned instructor, having presented master's level instruction in the occupational therapy program at Florida International University in Miami, Barry University, and the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, as well as numerous international, national, and regional conferences. In addition, he is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Florida Occupational Therapy Association, Association of Caribbean Occupational Therapists, Reserve Officers Association, and American Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS); and writes for publications such as NEWS–Line for Occupational Therapists and COTAs and OT Practice. Dr. Rafols assumed a new position in July 2012 at South University, West Palm Beach, Florida, as the program director of a blinded Occupational Therapy Doctorate. His interests include growing tropical fruit in a small farm located in southwest Miami–Dade County and partnering with NGOs to empower underserved countries with clinical education and hands–on intervention.

Continuing Education Credits
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Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This educational offering is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida: Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This educational offering is approved for 6 contact hours for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Illinois: Vyne Education, LLC. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #:216.000309. This educational offering qualifies for 6 CE Credit Hours.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New York: Vyne Education, LLC. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This educational offering is awarded 7.2 contact hours.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Arkansas: This educational offering has been approved by the Arkansas State Board Of Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours for Physical Therapists.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes California Education Connection as an Approval Agency to Approve Providers of Continuing Competency Courses in California for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. This educational offering has been submitted for 6 CEs / Contact Hours and approval is pending.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Kansas: This educational offering has been approved by the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6 hours (Approval #CEUL007491) for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - North Carolina
NCBPTE approval by virtue of approval by The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Physical Therapy licensure board or state APTA chapter Approval good through 8/31/2018.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New Jersey: This educational offering has been approved for 6 continuing education credits by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants (Approval # 2016-189).

Social Workers
Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1-27-15 to 1-27-18). Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 Clinical continuing education clock hours for participating in this educational offering. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at for more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.

Social Workers - Florida: Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-466. This educational offering is approved for 6 continuing education credits.

Social Workers - California - Credit Available Until: 12/31/2099
The State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences will recognize and accept continuing education programs that are sponsored by providers approved by the American Psychological Association and the ASWB. Full attendance at this course will qualify for 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.

Other Professions
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  • Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Certified Nurse Assistants