Salia Rehab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 8034. This Distance Learning - Independent activity is offered at .3 CEUs, intermediate level, Occupational Therapy Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

Course Overview

This AOTA approved continuing education class will provide neuro rehab professionals with a practical framework for delivering evidence-based, task-specific therapy to help stroke survivors regain arm and hand function - no matter how severe their impairment, or how found the journey of recovery they may be. 

The online class is intended for medical professionals (e.g. OT/OTA, PT/PTA, Physicians, etc.) directly related to the rehabilitation of a patient or client. To participate in this CEU and receive credit, the participant must be a licensed, treating clinician. Completion of this course will reward the participant with .3 CEUs or 3 contact hours, following completion of the presentation and a ≥ 80% score on the quiz. You will have 90 days to complete this course.

Some of the Questions Answered in this Course Include:

  • What are the principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning theory and how they relate to stroke rehab?

  • What is the mechanism behind brain recovery?

  • What is learned-nonuse and its impact on recovery?

  • What is task-specific training and how do you successfully incorporate it into your daily clinical practice?

  • What does the research say about bimanual vs. unimanual UE task-specific training?

  • What is shaping and how do clinicians implement this technique when providing upper limb treatment?

Course Curriculum

    1. Overview

    2. Learning Outcomes

    3. Presentation Manual & References

    4. Watch Course

    5. Course Review

    6. Quiz

    7. Course Feedback

About this course

  • 3 Contact Hours / .3 CEUs
  • Online Self-Study Course
  • Speaker Video and Slide Content

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning theory to stroke recovery.

  • Examine learned non-use and its potential impact on recovery to a patient or client.

  • Examine the importance of task-specific practice as an effective, evidence-based intervention for retraining arm and hand function post stroke.

  • Compare the evidence for bimanual task-specific practice compared to unimanual task-specific practice.

  • Apply ‘shaping’ as a tool for designing person-centered, task-specific interventions.

  • Arrange task-specific therapy activities for people with varying levels of UE impairment, from mild to severe.


Effie Sibson

Occupational Therapist

Effie Sibson is an occupational therapist with a passion for innovative and evidence-based neuro rehab, with a focus on rehab of the arm and hand. With over a decade of experience in the neuro rehab field, Effie brings a wealth of knowledge and practical expertise, empowering therapists and their patients to harness the power of neuroplasticity and achieve meaningful, lasting gains that lead to improved quality of life. Effie has had the privilege of providing education to hundreds of occupational and physical therapists across Australia, while concurrently working as a rehab clinician on a day-to-day basis. Effie is an award recipient for excellence in occupational therapy practice education and was a presenter at the 2022 International Symposium of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy.


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  • Disclosures

    Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is provided by Salia Rehab, LLC. Content Disclosure: This continuing education course does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service. Financial Disclosure: The instructor received an honorarium for the course. Non-Financial Disclosure: No relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.