This one-day advanced workshop is intended for experienced occupational therapists who wish to further their knowledge and skills related to home modifications and universal design. Practical information, photos and resources will be utilized so participants can immediately apply the knowledge and skills into their practice, as well as to identify future learning and/or business development needs in order to be recognized as a go-to professional for accessible housing
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance electronically following the workshop.
Goals and learning objectives:
After taking part in this workshop, participants will:
Occupational therapists who wish to enhance their ability to provide assess and document accessible housing for clients with disabilities for existing and new homes. Participants should already have experience providing accessible housing services prior to attending this workshop. Persons involved in accessibility construction, the funding of home modifications (e.g., auto insurance, CAF/VAC, Worker’s Compensation, March of Dimes), and personal injury claims are also welcomed to attend this workshop.
Please note: Each participant is responsible to ensure they apply the information within the context of their licensure, provincial/territorial legislations, institution regulations, scope of practice, etc.
Cognitive, neurological/neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, medical/legal, educators
Young children (0-4 years old), children (5-12 years old), adolescents (13-19 years old), adults (20-64 years old), seniors (65+ years old)
Advanced (5+ years of experience in this specific practice area)
Kathy Pringle (Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy; Diploma in Architectural Technology) is a well known occupational therapist who has had a private practice since 1995, focusing on home modifications for people with disabilities. Her clients include lawyers, insurance companies, private individuals, and school boards. She has designed and managed construction for 14 universal design homes, along with her own home. She has provided analysis of future housing needs and costs for personal injury claims for approximately 25 years, and she has given testimony in the courts of Ontario, Manitoba and New Brunswick. Kathy has taught the topic of environmental accessibility to students in the occupational therapy program at Queen’s University for 12 years, and she has presented workshops on this topic across Canada -for McMaster University, WSIB, WorkSafe NB, WorkSafe BC, CAOT, OSOT, and medical equipment vendors.
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