Introduction to Community Mobility


Sandra M Winter

Sandra M Winter PhD, OTR/L

Research Assistant Scientist

Sandra Winter, PhD, OTR/L is a Research Assistant Scientist in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She is also part of Institute for Driving, Activity, Participation, and Technology (I-DAPT) and the affiliated Mobility, Activity, and Participation (MAP) Lab. She graduated in 2009 with a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Florida. Dr. Winter studies driver screening and simulator-based driving interventions, alternative transportation, aging road users, and child passenger safety. Her research interests include qualitative research, health promotion and wellness, community mobility, and caregiving. Her clinical expertise includes work with older adults addressing driving safety, dementia, caregiving and pediatrics, through her work with children who have multiple disabilities and sensory processing disorders. She mentors undergraduate and graduate students in UF’s College of Public Health and Health Professions, including mentees in the Bachelor in Health Science program, the Masters in Occupational Therapy program, the Doctorate in Occupational Therapy program and the Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program.

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The instructors will provide an overview of community mobility, including the discussion of various forms of transportation. Students will learn how community mobility can be applied to the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework contexts, performance patterns, and performance skills. Additionally, students will review community mobility concerns by life stage and disability or medical condition. This presentation highlights the Occupational Therapist role as a generalist and specialist in regard to community mobility, including a review of interventions and available resources.

Target Audience

This course is well-suited for occupational therapists as well as other professionals with a background in rehabilitation or driving.

Educational Level

Introductory: Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Define Community Mobility from an Occupational Therapy Perspective
  • Discover Future Trends in Community Mobility
  • Illustrate the Relationship between Community Mobility and Health
  • Address Community Mobility Contexts, Performance Patterns and Performance Skills
  • Outline Occupational Therapy Roles for the Generalist and Specialist
  • Review Community Mobility Assessment Principles
  • Understand Community Mobility Concerns by Life Stages, Disability or Medical Conditions
  • Identify Appropriate Client Focused Outcomes
  • Become Aware of Ethical Issues in Addressing Community Mobility
  • Utilize Resources to Extend Knowledge of Community Mobility

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.


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