WEBINAR | Assessing and Addressing Obesity in the Special Needs Child [August 19, 2020] [12:00PM to 01:30PM EASTERN]

WEBINAR | Assessing and Addressing Obesity in the Special Needs Child [August 19, 2020] [12:00PM to 01:30PM EASTERN]


Date: August 19, 2020

Location: Webinar (12:00PM-01:30PM EST)

Presenter: Rehab Zaytoun- M.D., BSc, MSc

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Course Description

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children with
developmental disabilities are 38% more likely to be obese than their typical developing counterparts. Yet, many times, this subset of the population is left out of the obesity discussion. TalkTools Instructor, Rehab Zaytoun, will be presenting information on the causes and effects of this issue and will provide a set of tools and resources to empower therapists and families – and children – to move forward on a healthier path.

Learning Outcomes

1. Assess possible relationships between a child’s diagnosis, lifestyle and obesity
2. Establish a Healthy Lifestyle Plan for clients and their families
3. Recommend 2-3 tools/resources to assist with Healthy Future Plan

    Content Disclosure: This presentation will focus on treatment methods related to the use of TalkTools® OPT resources. Other similar treatment approaches will receive limited or no coverage during this lecture.

    This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)(see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)

    TalkTools®️ is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 4782. This self-study course qualifies for 1.5 self-study contact hours or 0.15 CEUs in the Category of Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

    Webinar Details


    Schedule (12:00PM - 01:30PM Eastern)

    • 10 minutes    Obesity by the numbers
    • 20 minutes    Obesity and the Special Needs Child
    • 25 minutes     Healthy Future Plan
    • 25 minutes     Tools and Resources
    • 10 minutes    Wrap-up/Q&A


    Rehab Zaytoun- M.D., BSc, MSc Instructor Bio and Financial Disclosure 

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