Kate Sheehan in front of #bathingisbetter screen

Working in conjunction with Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, Kate Sheehan, Occupational Therapist and Managing Director of The OT Service, will be delivering a seminar for professionals focusing on the importance of play whilst bathing at the Kidz to Adultz North exhibition.

In the UK, many children play at bath time yet it is not often a primary consideration within an occupational therapist’s recommendations during the assessment process.

Play, along with the basic needs of nutrition, health, shelter and education are vital to developing the potential of a child according to the United Nations.

The session will explore “play” as an occupation and consider how legislation and clinical reasoning can be used to support the necessity of a bath in the design process.

The learning objectives of this session include:

  • Have an overview of “play” as an occupation
  • Be able to list the relevant legislation to support bathing
  • Explain how clinical reasoning can be used to support the necessity of a bath in the design process

In addition, Abacus on stand C21 will be demonstrating its Gemini bath and its range of educational material and training programmes. The Gemini’s unique ‘double lift’ action provides safe working heights for carers and the integrated changing, drying and bathing platform eliminates many awkward transfer processes.

As well as product demonstrations, the regional assessment managers will be on hand to provide free educational guides regarding bath funding, ownership and user case studies. Details regarding the Abacus CPD training programmes will also be available along with information on the successful ‘Lunch and Learn’ assisted bathing workshops.

Kate’s session will be on the 8th November 2018, at 1:00 – 2:00 pm at seminar room 2, Kidz to Adultz North, EventCity, Barton Dock Road, Manchester, M17 8AS.

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