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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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Let’s open our Occupational Therapy minds. Is there any recommendations you would give for this particular young lady? Any intervention needed at all? Adaptive equipment? Summary: AT just one years old, an accident affecting Afsheen’s neck changed her life forever. When Afsheen was a baby she fell from her older sister’s lap and was hurt. Being una…
 
In-hand manipulation is the ability to hold and move an object within one hand. In-hand manipulation skills are essential to the handwriting process because they allow the student to move the pencil from the palm to the fingers, make needed adjustments to the pencil for writing, and turn the pencil from writing to erasing with one hand. In-hand man…
 
While there is not a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, there is hope in care and dementia prepared systems. State public health agencies are well primed to follow the 25 actions outlined in the Healthy Brain Initiative for State and Local Public Health Road Map. This 3-minute sketch video provides a quick overview of dementia in the United States and t…
 
Muscle strength of the hands and fingers increases as children grow and participate in everyday activities. Activities such as climbing, playing with toys or scribbling with crayons all help to develop and strengthen the muscles of the hands and fingers. Hand and finger strength is important as it is required for many everyday activities such as do…
 
The word adorable is what most comes to mind when describing writer/director Genevieve-Clay Smith's 4-minute short film Inclusion Makes the World More Vibrant. It's a word that equally describes young George Holahan-Cantwell's turn as James, a little boy helping his blind mother (Freya Higgins) experience an art gallery in a surprising and unusual …
 
We live in a time of unprecedented global migration. In some situations, families willingly choose to migrate with hopes of better futures in other countries or parts of the world. Others reluctantly choose migration when their ability to support basic necessities for their family members is extremely difficult and they perceive that other countrie…
 
The Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI) is a self-administered questionnaire that consists of two dimensions, one for pain and the other for functional activities. The pain dimension consists of five questions regarding the severity of an individual's pain. Functional activities are assessed with eight questions designed to measure the degre…
 
Abnormalities in olfactory function have been identified in a number of neurological and psychiatric disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. However, little is known about olfactory function in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The present study aims to assess the olfactory profiles of children with ASD, compared to an age- and se…
 
Every older person, everywhere, should have access to high quality and person-centred health services. That's why the World Health Organization has published guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People. Learn more here: goo.gl/C7UcSA and here: goo.gl/iX1Qnp Populations around the world are rapidly ageing. It will increase demand for primary heal…
 
The Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D), originally published by Radloff in 1977, is a 20-item measure that asks caregivers to rate how often over the past week they experienced symptoms associated with depression, such as restless sleep, poor appetite, and feeling lonely. Response options range from 0 to 3 for each item (0 = Rare…
 
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