Dr. Carrie Ciro is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with adults/older adults in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing, home health, and hospital care. Additionally, she has 18 years of academic experience teaching introductory-level and post-professional curriculums to occupational and physical therapists. Dr. Ciro is currently researching on examining an intervention to improve activities of daily living for people with dementia called Skill-building through Task-Oriented Motor Practice, or STOMP.
Dr. Ciro received her PhD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Preventative Medicine and Community Health. She has presented at international and national conferences and has also written a total of 25 peer-reviewed publications on topics such as activities of daily living, dementia, and interprofessional education.
In this course, the participant will receive an overview of dementia. Dr. Carrie Ciro provides information distinguishing differential diagnoses and testing to confirm dementia. The… read more
In this course, participants will be introduced to different types of technology or environmental modifications that support function in people with dementia. As many older… read more
In this course, the participant will receive a broad overview of the activities of daily living (ADLs) that dementia patients excel at, while addressing common… read more
In this course, the participant will receive a broad overview of behavior, a rationale for structuring treatment to avoid negative behaviors and a review of… read more
In this course, Dr. Carrie Ciro focuses on four areas that impact physical performance in people with dementia. First, she discusses specific gait changes and… read more
Have you struggled to teach people with Alzheimer's disease (PwAD) new or old tasks pertinent to their health care? In this class, we unfold the… read more
All people engage in some level of bathing and toileting, yet it can be highly variable in habits and routines across culture and gender. People… read more
The clothes we choose is highly individualistic and contributes to individual style and self-identity, as well as societal persona. People with acquired deficits in physical,… read more
Eating and drinking are essential for living and for many patients and families, the continued ability to eat and drink contribute to a meaningful quality… read more
Our need to engage in grooming is highly individualistic and contributes to individual self-identity and societal persona. People with acquired deficits in physical, cognitive, and… read more
Independent performance or self-direction in everyday life tasks such as, activities of daily living (ADL), is critical to living in the community. However, research shows… read more