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Major Adaptations in Occupational Therapy Practice

Monday 2 November 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This course is aimed at occupational therapists new in the area of major adaptation recommendation and preparation, sharing knowledge gained over 30 years of working as an occupational therapist in Adult Social Care.

Topics include: relevant legislation; scale drawings; bathrooms; internal and external access solutions; considerations when designing for wheelchair users.

The course includes online presentations and practical tasks and is spread over two separate days.


Date 2nd and 9th November 2020
Time 9:30 to 16:30
Trainer(s) Christine Ball




Timetable  Activity
09:30 Delegate registration and introductions


  Morning Session
09:45 An overview of the course


Group Engagement:

Ÿ  Identifying learning areas / specific problems

Ÿ  Questions, queries and comments by the group


10:00 Legislation: a review of the legislation, regulations and standards that are applicable when planning major adaptations
11:15 Comfort Break
11:30 Legislation cont.
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Scale Drawings: understanding architectural plans and use of a scale rule
14:15 Bathrooms: assessment of the person and environment, overview of showers, toilets, basins


14:45 Comfort Break
15:00 Bathrooms cont. (including group work)
16:15 End of Day Summary


Outline of task to complete in preparation for day two


16:30 Finish




Timetable  Activity
09:30 Delegate registration


  Morning Session
09:45 Review of day one


Overview of day two


10:15 Wheelchair circulation and access: doors, altering steps, ramps
11:15 Comfort Break
11:30 Wheelchair circulation and access cont. (including group work)
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Feedback from task set on day one
14:15 Comfort Break
14:30 Other access solutions – stairlifts, through floor lifts, short rise lifts


16:00 End of Course Summary
16:30 Conclusions and Certificates


Venue – Remote, participants can join the course remotely from the home / office.

Cost – £36 per day for the first 10 places – £60 per day thereafter

We will have IT support available to help you log on if needed!


Monday 2 November 2020
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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01223 229091