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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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Worldwide, over 800,000 people die each year by suicide, leaving many behind to grieve the loss. Preventing suicide involves reaching people before they are in crisis (prevention), helping them to navigate a crisis that could result in suicide (intervention), and addressing the aftermath of a suicide loss or attempt (postvention). Healthcare profes…
 
The individual placement and support (IPS) model is an evidence-based approach to employment support for people with severe mental illness that functions by co-locating an employment consultant from the local disability employment service within a community mental health team to assist service users to find work. This paper aims to examine the unin…
 
Occupational therapy practitioners1 view human performance as a transactive relationship among the client (people, groups, or populations), the client’s occupations (daily life activities), and environments and contexts. Environments are the external physical and social aspects that surround clients while they engage in an occupation. Contexts are …
 
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophies (LGMDs) are a group of rare progressive genetic disorders that are characterized by wasting (atrophy) and weakness of the voluntary muscles of the hip and shoulder areas. The various forms of LGMD are caused by mutations in many different genes. These genes provide instructions for making proteins that are involved …
 
The contents of this article, Understanding teletherapy as an option for K-12 Students with Disabilities, was developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Cooperative Agreement #H327U110011 with the University of Kansas and member organizations, the Center for Applied Special Technology (C…
 
Thank you for the opportunity to introduce the practice guideline for occupational therapy in falls prevention. This edition further strengthens the evidence-based interventions we have that not only significantly reduce the risk of falling but make a difference to the older person’s safety, confidence and functional capacity. Occupational therapy …
 
Outline of Today’s Content • Discipline‐specific issues through each level of disability – Medical issues in rehabilitation – Physical therapy – Occupational therapy – Speech and language pathology • Age‐related issues in rehabilitation across disciplines
 
Here is a brief glimpse as to what you can learn here!! Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a genetic muscle disorder in which the muscles of the face, shoulder blades, and upper arms are among the most affected. Researchers have described two types of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy: type 1 (FSHD1) and type 2 (FSHD2). The two t…
 
The Dix-Hallpike manoeuvre is performed for diagnosis and the Epley manoeuvre used for treatment of posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). However, musculoskeletal conditions may restrict utility of these manoeuvres. The Semont and liberatory manoeuvres are described in this article. These manoeuvres are simple and highly effe…
 
Type/Purpose of Test: This test addresses cognitive concerns in the areas of orientation, memory, and concentration. The purpose of this test is to serve as a screening tool to determine cognitive changes associated with dementia. Although this test is sensitive and reliable in detecting early cognitive impairments, is should not be used to diagnos…
 
Despite the high number of individuals living with severe mental illness and the evidence to support effective interventions, only a small percentage of occupational therapy practitioners work in community mental health settings. To address the need for more occupational therapists in this area of practice, schools must provide educational experien…
 
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