American Sign Language for the Physical Therapist

This is an introductory course on American Sign Language (ASL) for use in a physical therapy setting. This course will cover a brief history of ASL as well as its implications in everyday use. It will make a special focus on using the language in a physical therapy setting. During this course, participants will also observe basic instructions and learn the building blocks of communication in ASL to a person who is deaf or hard of hearing. Ways to avoid making social faux pas when using ASL and otherwise communicating with a patient who is deaf or hard of hearing will also be discussed.

Meet our Presenter

Christopher M. McMillen, BS is a graduate of The University of Texas at El Paso in Kinesiology and is an accomplished interpreter of ASL. He authored American Sign Language for Physical Therapist Professionals in 2017 as a handbook for use by physical therapists in their day-to-day practices. He is currently working on his Master’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Texas.

Course Code:

LMS-937

APTACategory

Category1

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CPTA2018-19

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No

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No

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Yes

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No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

Review all content, complete assessment with at least a 70% score, claim certificate.

Course level

Basic

Date published

06/13/2018

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Chris McMillen, PT

Learning objectives

  1. Recognize the ASL alphabet A-Z and numbers 1-10.
  2. Recognize and express the general greeting signs.
  3. Describe the general history of ASL and its implications in the physical therapy setting.
  4. Recognize appropriate facial expressions that accompany basic ASL communication.

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Overview
Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.2
Credit Categories
Domains:ASL, Chris McMillen
Enrollment
Price:$100.00
Available discounts:
  • Non Member
    $100.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Member
    $60.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
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