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Accessible bathroom specialist Closomat has announced the first in its series of CPD-accredited summer webinars for occupational therapists (OTs) and adaptation teams: ‘Bathroom design to support sensory needs’.

Taking place on the 18th of June at 11am, Closomat’s first webinar focuses on bathroom design to support adults and children with sensory needs.

To register for the online webinar, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3315911793231/WN_qydbPbG-Q026didgEiJ21g

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Presented by Occupational Therapist Kate Sheehan, Director of The OT Service and former chair of the Royal College of Occupational Therapist’s (RCOT) Specialist Section on Housing, the webinar will cover how to ensure adaptations efficiently manage a client’s lifetime need, whilst balancing available resources and Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) budget.

Additionally, the learning session will cover:

  • Occupations that clients engage in within the bathroom environment
  • The impact of the environment on engagement, with a focus on those with sensory needs
  • A specific focus on child developmental theory to consider tasks such as toileting and bathing
  • How routines, equipment and minor and major adaptations can be used to maximise engagement in personal care, play, sleep and relationships through the transition into adulthood

Closomat Head of Marketing Stephen Edwards commented: “We do advise people to reserve their places early: one of our spring series was oversubscribed by 50% and we had to turn people away!”

In April, Closomat wrote an article for AT Today about assessing toileting needs from an OT’s perspective, which covers the different steps involved in going to the toilet, reducing care costs by the provision of appropriate toileting equipment and how cost-effective accessible toileting products are.

To see the full range of upcoming webinars for assistive technology professionals, please visit AT Today’s Webinar Diary

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