Cost: $30

Course Instructors

Katy Mackey, MS, OTR/L

Katy received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from California State University Dominguez Hills in 2009. She has worked as a school-based occupational therapist since 2011. She is currently a Lead Therapist and Clinical Advising Therapist for the Advancing Children’s Educational Success (ACES) program for Los Angeles Unified School District. Previously, she worked as an occupational therapist for Masada Homes with adolescents and transition aged youth. She served as the Camp Director for the Society for Disabled Children in Bakersfield, California during the summers of July 2009-2012 for their residential camp for children and teens with mild to moderate disabilities, in addition to a total of 10 years of service to the Society for Disabled Children in other capacities. Furthermore, Katy has guest-lectured on numerous occasions for Masters-level students in the content areas of assistive technology, activity analysis across the lifespan, and use of sensory strategies for adolescent and transition aged youth.

Molly van Dams, MS, OTR/L

Molly is an Occupational Therapist at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) with seven years of experience working primarily with students with moderate to severe disabilities. She is a Clinical Advising Therapist in Assistive Technology for LAUSD and has developed multiple in-service trainings for the district’s staff of over 200 OTs, as well as presenting a Masters-level guest lecture on the OT’s role in Assistive Technology service provision. She is passionate about promoting participation for students with complex needs through collaboration with families, teachers, and other service providers.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify 2 types of visual support to facilitate participation in functional life skills. 
  2. Describe how to make 3 adaptive tools using common household items.

Course Agenda

Content to be Covered
Introduce speakers
Caregiver coaching
Prevocational goals & ADLs
Visual supports, visual modeling
Low-tech AT - built-up handles, light box
Addressing switch use without switches
Total: 60 min.

Target Audience

Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Speech-Language Pathologists

  • How many contact hours/CEU has this course been approved?

    This Distance Learning - Independent course has been approved for 1 contact hour/0.1 CEU by the American Occupational Therapy Association (Course ID# 01972)

  • What is the educational level of this course?

    This on-demand course is intermediate level. The information is geared to practitioners with some knowledge of the subject matter.

  • What is the approved course category?

    This course meets the requirements of the category OT Service Delivery.

Continuing Education Information

This course has been approved for 1 contact hour/0.1 CEU by the American Occupational Therapy Association (Course ID# 01972).

Instructional Methods

Live Webinars include presenter and participant interaction. Multimedia formats are used during instruction including a live video feed of instructor, PowerPoint, supplemental videos, interactive polls, and/or chat discussion.

On-demand courses include video and audio recordings of live webinars with multimedia formats described above.

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Learner outcomes are assessed through the CE post-test for live, on-demand, and self-paced learning modules. Post-test questions are based on learning outcomes listed in the course descriptions. 

Course Completion Requirements