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Occupational Therapy Insights is a show for parents, educational professionals, and occupational therapists, that delves into the world of occupational therapy. Here occupational therapy is broken down into its simplest form for all to understand. The show is hosted by Dr. Frederick Covington, an occupational therapy professor, author, award winning inventor, and occupational therapy private practice owner.
 
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As we perfect treatment methods within our occupational therapy realm, here is an interesting perspective of a burn patient. Is there any OT recommendations you would make? Is this person outside of the realm of occupational therapy, and would not require intervention? Are there any home or technology modifications you would recommend? Let’s see!…
 
What if I told you that the research community has discovered the single most potent predictor of mental and physical disease processes for all people and across the lifespan? In this article, I argue for the importance of operationalizing the variables related to self-regulation and co-regulation and that doing so is critically important to develo…
 
The Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) for cerebral palsy is based on self-initiated movement, with emphasis on sitting, transfers, and mobility. When defining a five-level classification system, our primary criterion has been that the distinctions between levels must be meaningful in daily life. Distinctions are based on functional…
 
Each year, 600 thousand workers have to take time off due to RSI and motion related inquires to the hands and arms, according to statistics. Computer users for example spend most of their time repeating the same motion such as typing at the keyboard, maneuvering the mouse, and swiping on touchscreens. These seemingly innocent gestures when done tho…
 
The FAST identifies factors that may influence problem behaviors. Use it only for screening as part of a comprehensive functional analysis of the behavior. Administer the FAST to several individuals who interact with the client frequently. Then use the results to guide direct observation in several different situations to verify suspected behaviora…
 
Self-awareness and insight are critical functions required to maintain safe and optimal participation in all daily life activities in a variety of environmental contexts. In the past two decades, occupational therapists have developed several psychometrically sound assessments designed to identify self-awareness and insight deficits in patients wit…
 
This toolkit provides information about puberty, sex, and sexuality for autistic teens and adults. Sometimes autistic people and people with other developmental disabilities aren’t given the chance to learn about sex. But you have the same need and right to learn as everyone else! Learning about sex and sexuality is an important way to help you und…
 
Puberty can be a stressful and confusing time, especially for you and your son with an Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability (I/DD). In spite of delays in other areas, children with I/DD usually enter puberty around the same time as other children their age. Some boys with I/DD, including those with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, may start…
 
Social participation, described as taking part in, being involvement and engaged with, and doing or being with others, is an important health outcome. Adolescents and young adults with neurodisability are often restricted in their social participation, particularly if they experience social and executive functioning challenges. A scoping review was…
 
Occupational therapists encounter individuals who are victims of domestic violence in many different settings. The role of the occupational therapist with each client depends on that client's specific needs, the treatment setting, and the skills and beliefs of the therapist. After watching this video, what are your ideas of providing intervention a…
 
Adaptive clothing is clothing designed for people with physical disabilities, the elderly, and the infirm who may experience difficulty dressing themselves due to an inability to manipulate closures, such as buttons and zippers, or due to a lack of a full range of motion required for self-dressing. Adaptive clothing typically offers rear-closure de…
 
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