Demystifying the clinical process for Occupational Therapists
Tuesday 27th July 2021 6.00 — 7.00PM (AEST)
Occupational therapists have an important role in assessing, advising and educating people who use, or wish to use Motorised Mobility Devices (MMDs) to support their mobility.
New consumer and clinical resources developed by Road Safety Victoria, Department of Transport in collaboration with Occupational Therapy Australia, demystify the steps involved in managing MMD interventions. The practical tools support consistent evidence-based clinical practice and facilitate client/carer/health professional communication, with the goal of supporting safe and positive outcomes for MMD users and their families.
This session aims to motivate occupational therapists and other interested health professionals to engage in this area of practice. The session will introduce the resources and demonstrate their application through practical case studies.
Join our experts Kathryn Townsend and Marilyn Di Stefano to find out more about this rewarding area of practice.
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About the presenters
Kathryn Townsend, Occupational Therapist
Kathryn is a highly experienced occupational therapist working in a community health setting. She is a trained occupational therapy driver assessor and has a keen interest in the assessment and training of motorised mobility device users. She is particularly passionate
about the way MMD use can positively impact on quality of life and community participation. She is co-developer of the MMD resources and co-author of the Powered Mobility Device Assessment and Training Tool (PoMoDATT), and has presented and published
widely on the topic.
Dr Marilyn Di Stefano, Road Safety Victoria, Department of Transport
Marilyn worked as an occupational therapist in trauma rehabilitation before completing post graduate driver assessment and human factors qualifications, including a PhD in driver assessment. She combined road safety and community mobility consultancy with university
work for many years before taking up a senior policy officer role with VicRoads in 2013. Since then, Marilyn has applied practice experience of human factors, fitness to drive, disability and older road users to road safety research, knowledge translation and policy activities. Marilyn led the project to develop the MMD resources.