Self-management for Stroke

Earn 1 hour of continuing education by joining the OT Potential Club after listening to this OT Potential Podcast course on self-management for stroke.
Self-management for stroke with Lauren Sheehan
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In this 1-hour course, occupational therapy practitioners will learn about promising research regarding stroke rehab—specifically, interventions that are geared toward self-management.

The good news is that much of the research backs what we are already doing. The authors build upon our existing foundations of OT, providing practical ideas for tweaking your care to leverage the principles of self-management.

The course will begin with a breakdown of the research, and then Lauren Sheehan, OTD, OTR/L, an occupational therapist and stroke-care expert, will join us to discuss practical takeaways.

We’re excited to explore this topic with you!

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Earn continuing education on the Self-Management for Stroke course.
Earn 1 hour of continuing education

1. Listen to the podcast for free.

2. Sign up for the OT Potential Club.

3. Pass the quiz and download your certificate!

Primary Research Explored

In the OT Potential Club, you’ll find a written breakdown of the following research article—along with space to share your questions and thoughts with fellow practitioners.

Parke, H. L., Epiphaniou, E., Pearce, G., Taylor, S. J., Sheikh, A., Griffiths, C. J., . . . Pinnock, H. (2015). Self-Management Support Interventions for Stroke Survivors: A Systematic Meta-Review. Plos One,10(7). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131448

Learning Objectives

  1. You will be able to identify core skills that foster self-management in patients following stroke.
  2. You will be able to summarize specific ways to meet the psychosocial and physical needs of patients, as viewed through the lens of self-management.


Intro (5 minutes)

Breakdown of a meta-analysis of research on self-management in stroke (10 minutes)

  • Self-management seems like a big topic—what does it actually include?
  • What did the authors hope to contribute to the research on stroke and self-management?
  • How was this research conducted?
  • What types of reviews did they examine?
  • What outcome measures/assessments did they find?
  • What were the results?
  • What did the authors conclude/discuss?
  • Takeaways for OT practitioners

Discussion on practical implications for OTs (led by Lauren Sheehan, OTD, OTR/L) (45 minutes)

  • Where are we currently, regarding self-management? How do you see principles of self-management already being incorporated into OT practice?
  • In our current healthcare systems, what are the biggest barriers you see to more actively incorporating self-management principles?
  • Where do you see self-management in stroke care going in the future?
  • You walk into the room of a patient post-stroke: what is one thing you would do differently after reading this article?
  • How are you thinking differently about the future of OT and stroke care after reading this article?

Contact Hours

1 hour (0.1 AOTA CEUs). Released online from Aurora, NE.

This course on Self-management for Stroke is AOTA approved!

Target Audience/Educational Level

Occupational therapy practitioners who work with stroke patients, or are interested in self-management strategies. This educational level is introductory.

Instructional Methods/Registration/Special Needs Requests/Cancellation Policy

This course is an independent/self-study course delivered via podcast on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. Explore your listening options on the OT Potential Podcast page.

If you need accommodations to take this course, please contact us and we will address your needs on an individual basis.

If this course were to be cancelled, please see our cancellation policy on our terms page.

Course Completion Requirements

In order to receive a certificate for this course, you will need to listen to the entire podcast and take the test (to access the test you must sign up for or sign-in to the OT Potential Club). You must earn 75% or higher to pass and receive credit. If you pass, a certificate will be automatically generated and sent to your email.

Financial and Non-financial Disclosures

It is the policy of OT Potential to disclose any financial and non-financial interest the provider or instructor may have in a product or service mentioned during an activity. This is to ensure that the audience is made aware of any bias of the speaker.

For this course neither speaker has any financial interest in the subject matter or assessments mentioned.


Our expert guest on self-management for stroke, Lauren Sheehan

Lauren Sheehan, OTD, OTR/L

Lauren has been an occupational therapist for 10+ years in a neuro-rehabilitation clinical setting, working with individuals with neurologic injuries and illnesses. She also spent a handful of years working in clinical administration and director of rehab roles for both small community hospitals and facilities in large, urban areas.

She has spent the last three years of her career working for rehabilitation technology companies, assisting with product and process development for products that serve stroke patients. She’s currently the Field Clinical Manager for NeuroLutions, a device company committed to developing quality products that incorporate innovation such as BCI (Brain Computer Interface) stroke rehabilitation technology.

She has a passion for supporting individuals with neurologic injury and illness through greater accessibility to technologies that can be used at home to increase function and improve quality of life. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys singing, cycling, and traveling.

Podcast host: Sarah Lyon, OTR/L

Sarah Lyon, OTR/L

Sarah’s passion is helping fellow OT practitioners translate evidence into daily practice. Sarah earned her BA in religion from St. Olaf College, then earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy from New York University in 2011. Since then, she’s worked in numerous facilities, including a critical access hospital, an acute trauma hospital, and a state inpatient psychiatric hospital.

Sarah is the founder/owner of OT Potential. Read more about OT Potential here.

This course was designed to meet your continuing education requirements

We designed the courses in the Club to meet the requirements for “online” and “independent/self-study” courses. For more details read our blog post: Can I earn OT CEUS from a podcast? To verify the requirements from your specific state (within the US), check out our post, OT Continuing Education Explained. If you are outside of the United States and have questions, please contact us.

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