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Food Allergies and the Role of the Occupational Therapist - OT04

Food Allergies and the Role of the Occupational Therapist

by Andrea Nusinov, OTR/L, MS and Patricia Novak, MPH, RD, LD, CLE
(4.4 / 263 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Food allergies in children are increasing and pose a challenge to social and educational inclusion. The OT can support the family and child by anticipating the obstacles that present at different developmental stages. Attention must be directed toward maintaining a safe environment when treating children with food allergies through frequent cleaning, label reading and collaboration with the child’s medical team. 


The goal of this continuing education course is to provide the OT with information about food allergies and their potential impact on therapy. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the basic facts about food allergies
  • Identify the symptoms and appropriate treatment of an allergic reaction
  • Generate social and educational participation for children with food allergies
  • Identify when a referral to a registered dietitian is necessary due to significant dietary restrictions
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Content Focus
Domain 1: Client factors: Body functions
Domain 2: Activities of daily living
Process 3: Intervention: Prevention

Accreditation Information

Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 6/11/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/31/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/31/2016

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Emily S - forestville, NY  ·  Jun 19, 2019
this was a very helpful course
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Beth G - Reading, PA  ·  Apr 11, 2019
very informative...not something I would have thought OT's could have a role in!
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Sean S - Peoria, IL  ·  Dec 27, 2018
Good information. Added to my base knowledge.
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wendell c - clarksville, TN  ·  Oct 12, 2018
great course. Power point would be a better format
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Kimberly F - Austin, TX  ·  Aug 25, 2018
Very informative, informational, & easy to follow.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50