Reimagining Challenging Behaviors AOTA

Reimagining Challenging Behaviors

Online Learning Course Expiration Date: 3/31/22

CE Provider: AHEC If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50.

Course Description:  Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the behaviors exhibited by persons living with dementia. In addition to promoting understanding of common behavior traits and the causes of behaviors, this program will promote understanding of the stages of dementia and the implications to quality care.

Instructor: Macie P. Smith, Ed.D., LBSW, C-SWCM

Target Audience: Social Workers, Nurses, Licensed Psychology Counselors, Occupational Therapists, OTA, Medical Assistants, and all other interested healthcare providers

Educational Level: Introductory

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Signs and Symptoms of Dementia

  • Identify common behavioral traits

  • Discuss the causes of behaviors

  • Redefine challenging behaviors

  • Develop strategies to address behaviors

Length of Course: 4 hours

Credit Statements:

ATOA Credit: This course has been approved for .4 CEUs (4.0 clock hours) by AOTA.  AOTA Classification Category 1 and Category 2, symbol

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.4 CEUs (4.0 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test and complete the evaluation.

Once you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

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Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given if you have accessed an online course.  You may cancel via email at  or telephone, 864-349-1160.