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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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Those walking the runway include people of ALL abilities to show that individuals with disabilities belong alongside their fellow community members—not on the sidelines!
 
ADHD in kids is tough to manage and even tougher to explain. Here, those with ADHD share with us the truths about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that they most wish the neurotypical world would understand.
 
Helping those which are hypersensitive and can at times have sensory meltdowns. It is backed by a calming gentle rain ambiance which can be used both in the classroom, at home, and while out and about. Brainwave entrainment is a method to stimulate the brain into entering a specific state by using a pulsing sound, light, or electromagnetic fiel ...…
 
In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on the mental health and social and behavioral developmental needs of very young children. In response, state administrators and local providers of early intervention and preschool programs have worked to strengthen their screening and assessment of children’s social and emotional development. ...…
 
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The Pressure Ulcer Scale for Healing (PUSH) tool is a fast and accurate tool used to measure the status of pressure wounds over time. The tool was designed by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) and has been validated many times over. The NPUAP recommends that the tool be used on a regular basis, at least weekly or whenever the p ...…
 
Occupational therapy practitioners play an important role on palliative and hospice care teams by identifying life roles and activities (“occupations”) that are meaningful to clients, and addressing barriers to performing these activities. Learn more here!!
 
This is the position statement from the World Federation of Occupational Therapists regarding human rights.
 
This is the position statement from the World Federation of Occupational Therapists regarding mental health.
 
This is the position statement from the World Federation of Occupational Therapists regarding driving and community mobility.
 
This is the position statement from the World Federation of Occupational Therapists regarding obesity in childhood and adolescence.
 
The Clinical Test for Sensory Interaction of Balance (CTSIB) is a more complex sensory strategy balance test. The CTSIB test helps determine which sensory system (visual, somatosensory, or vestibular) the person relies on to maintain balance. The Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction and Balance is a timed test (normal is 30 seconds) that was de ...…
 
Since the PDPM rule was announced in August 2018, AOTA has been working to mitigate its effects on occupational therapy. The rule took effect on October 1, 2019. Learn more here.
 
Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play also offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children. Despite the benefits derived from play for both children and parents, time for free play has been markedly reduced for ...…
 
Welcome to Child Growth and Development. This text is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn. We will look at how we change physically over time from conception through adolescence. We examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over the first 20 years or so of life. And we will look at ho ...…
 
Watch OT Breaking News to see what the CDC recently concluded and said about Developmental Delays!!
 
Many of us have played with blocks and Legos when we were young. For me, it was something that I would spend hours doing. I had the opportunity to speak with some employees at a local Lego store and found that at times they suffer from arthritic like pain and deficits. So what did I do as an OT?! I consulted and advised with a couple of easy st ...…
 
We have seen rapid change across the country in fundamental aspects of the educational technology landscape. These changes include the number of schools that that have access to broadband in their classrooms; the types and cost of technology available to schools; an evolution in the approach of leaders to the procurement of ed tech solutions as ...…
 
Children are born with the need and desire to connect with those around them. When teachers and providers establish positive relationships with children from birth through the early years, and value their diverse cultures and languages, children feel safe and secure, laying the foundation for healthy social and emotional development. This proce ...…
 
Memory and retention is the focus of this brain entrainment session. It is backed by a calming country-side ambiance which can be used both in the classroom and geriatric settings. Brainwave entrainment is a method to stimulate the brain into entering a specific state by using a pulsing sound, light, or electromagnetic field. The pulses elicit ...…
 
Regardless of the area of practice, there is one commonality that all occupational therapists will share in their career. It has the power to totally change their outlook, career path, and may even affect their character.
 
As with many specialized fields, there are terms used in special education that are unique. This guide is not a legal document and was developed to give parents and educators in an understanding of the language of special education so they can more easily participate in educational decision-making.
 
Hey Guys, I have been on bit of a hiatus and away from making more personal videos. There has been a lot of big changes in my own little personal OT world over the last few months, and I am continuing to push forward to try to be the best OT I can be. Thanks to everyone around the globe for your continued support and helping the Occupational Th ...…
 
On October 1, 2019 the new Patient Driven Payment Model takes effect and the way the SNF's complete billing for therapy services will change. How will this affect occupational therapy? Will your hours change? Will you have to take a different approach to your therapy sessions? Here is a basic overview.…
 
OT's love innovation!! Especially when it betters the life of our patients, clients, and students. Check out what could possibly be the future of wheelchairs!!
 
In these days of Instagram and social media, many are quick to judge simply based on the first image they see. This can often be a mistake, especially in the case of those with disabilities. We must never heighten nor diminish what we assume to be a person capabilities. This video is an excellent example of that. check it out!…
 
In communities where little or no mental health care exists, people with mental conditions are at risk for increased illness, stigma, and abuse. Their fundamental right to mental health & happiness can be compromised. Providing mental health care training to health care workers and raising awareness among individuals within resource- limited co ...…
 
Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common type of cerebral palsy. The muscles of people with spastic cerebral palsy feel stiff and their movements may look stiff and jerky. Spasticity is a form of hypertonia, or increased muscle tone. This results in stiff muscles which can make movement difficult or even impossible. Muscles appear stiff becaus ...…
 
Computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eyestrain, is fertile ground for occupational therapy professionals. Computer vision syndrome encompasses a group of vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and smartphone use, according to the American Optometric Association. With the average American w ...…
 
Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is a disorder in which skeletal muscle and connective tissue, such as tendons and ligaments, are gradually replaced by bone (ossified). This condition leads to bone formation outside the skeleton (extra-skeletal or heterotopic bone) that restricts movement. This process generally becomes noticeable in ...…
 
For developmental screening to be effective, it should begin early in a child’s life- be repeated throughout early childhood; and use reliable, valid screening tools appropriate to the age, culture, and language of the child.This can be a challenge, since very few developmental screening tools are developed or tested with linguistically or cult ...…
 
Healthy mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) development is a critical foundation for a productive adulthood. Much is known about strategies to support families and communities in strengthening the MEB development of children and youth, by promoting healthy development and also by preventing and mitigating disorder, so that young people reac ...…
 
This free course, Exploring equality and equity in education, considers the complexity of social justice as applied to education and reflects on the different purposes of, and value ascribed to, education in different countries and cultures. It discusses different conceptions of 'justice' and the distinction between equity and equality. Enroll ...…
 
If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning, you already know how you’ll feel the next day — tired, cranky, and out of sorts. But missing out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye nightly does more than make you feel groggy and grumpy. The long-term effects of sleep deprivation are real. It drains your mental abilities and puts your ...…
 
Olympian Michael Johnson shares his stroke survivor journey.
 
Dance communicates ideas through movement and is an expressive art form. Students need to learn how to use their body in a safe and healthy way, whilst developing a wide-ranging movement vocabulary. The use of different dance techniques can be an effective way of building vocabulary and developing different kinds of skills and abilities. Techni ...…
 
Take a look inside what might be the most complex biological system in the world: the human brain. This is a great short video to share with clients and the importance of how/when the brain develops.
 
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Mental health problems often develop during the teenage period. As many as 1 out of 5 teenagers are dealing with these problems. Therefore, it is important that you know how to recognize common mental health problems, know how they arise, what you can do to prevent them and what you should do when you actually suffer from them. This course, des ...…
 
A sensory diet is a carefully designed series of physical activities and accommodations tailored to give each child the sensory input he/she needs. Sensory diets can be used as part of sensory integration therapy. Completing a sensory diet routine can help kids get into a “just right” state, which can help them pay attention in school, learn ne ...…
 
The International Institute of Therapeutic Intervention and Learning is a great resource for those utilizing brain entrainment and neurofeedback. Their soundscapes specifically target areas where a client may be having trouble. For those unfamiliar with Brain Entrainment, it refers to the capacity of the brain to naturally synchronize its brain ...…
 
How often do we as OT's run into issues with teaching staff about sensory integration? This labor day teachers can take advantage of a great course that provides certification in sensory integration classroom facilitation. Enroll Here: http://bit.ly/sensory123
 
Extensive biological and developmental research shows significant neglect—the ongoing disruption or significant absence of caregiver responsiveness—can cause more lasting harm to a young child’s development than overt physical abuse, including subsequent cognitive delays, impairments in executive functioning, and disruptions of the body’s stres ...…
 
Today is a long day, that's still not done. I have a car 'mishap'. I'm stuck on the side of a busy highway, and I need my car towed. UUUUUGGGGHH!! But....how does this compare to that CVA, TBI, or pediatric patient that is dealing with another level of issues. Always keep everything in perspective and realize how important your services are to ...…
 
This paper reviews the evidence regarding the efficacy of behavioral treatments for bedtime problems and night wakings in young children. It is based on a review of 52 treatment studies by a task force appointed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine to develop practice parameters on behavioral treatments for the clinical management of bedti ...…
 
Biomechanics is the study of biological systems by the application of the laws of physics. The purposes of this text are to review the principles and tools of mechanical analysis and to describe the mechanical behavior of the tissues and structural units that compose the musculoskeletal system.
 
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