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GREAT Allied Health is an easy-to-follow, web-based learning program that includes case studies. It provides the occupational therapist an in-depth understanding of celiac disease so it can be recognized in the client population. Celiac affects one percent of the population, but almost all are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed due to a lack of medical awareness. Manifestations overlap with those that bring clients to the attention of OTs. With knowledge gained OTs become an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team, able to recognize possible cases and refer clients for screening. The course material is presented at the introductory level so it is appropriate for the student or trainee, but the depth of the content will grow the knowledge of even the most seasoned professional.

With 95% of people with celiac undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, it is presumed that most every experienced occupational therapist has worked with someone who fits this description. As the diagnosis rate increases, having a thorough understanding of celiac and its treatment, the gluten-free diet, are paramount for the OT in the 21st century. The material in this course is relevant for the OT serving the pediatric, adult and geriatric populations, and for those providing in-home, center and facility-based services.

After completing this training program, participants will be able to:

1. Define the etiology of celiac disease and its prevalence.
2. Explain the disorder’s manifestations, including how it may affect one’s fine and gross motor skills and neurological functioning.
3. Name the methodologies of diagnosis.
4. List techniques to partner successfully with the medical team to facilitate a diagnosis.
5. Identify techniques to support the maintenance of a gluten-free diet in a healthcare setting.

Course fee is $50. Please call for group or facility discount rates.

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