Home Environmental Assessment Protocol Revised (HEAP-R) Psychometrics and Training


Linda Struckmeyer

Linda Struckmeyer PhD, OTR/L

Clinical Associate Professor & Doctoral Capstone Coordinator

Linda R. Struckmeyer, PhD, OTR/L is a clinical associate professor and the doctoral capstone coordinator in the Occupational Therapy Department, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida. Dr. Struckmeyer has over 30 years of clinical occupational therapy practice working with individuals across the life span in a wide variety of settings. As an educator, Dr. Struckmeyer coordinates the doctoral capstone experience and projects and developed and taught Occupation Based Practice: Participation and Health courses in both adults and children and youth. . Dr. Struckmeyer has research experience as an interventionist on a study with Veterans with dementia in their homes and as PI on examining the validity and reliability of a home environmental assessment for persons with dementia and their caregivers. As a result of her expertise working with clients in the home she was invited to serve as a co-principal investigator on HUD project Re-envision. She has also published and presented on these topics.

In this course, the author provides the results of the initial psychometrics of the HEAP-R and a training on how to administer and score the tool.

Target Audience

This course is well-suited for occupational therapists as well as other professionals working with persons with dementia in their homes.

Educational Level

Intermediate: Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of rehabilitation and service delivery. Focus is on a basic understanding and application of the subject matter.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the initial reliability and validity of the HEAP-R.
  • Describe the domains of the HEAP-R.
  • Administer the HEAP-R in a clinical or research setting.
  • Score & understand how to interrupt the HEAP-R results.

Completion Requirements

1 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners will be awarded upon a successful completion of a multiple choice post-test. Participants will be able to print a certificate of completion after completing a short course evaluation in addition to the post-test.

Disclosure Statement

Instructors have stated that they have not received funding to support this training.

Instructional Methods

One (1) hour course during which the learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.