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Assistive Technology and Environmental Modifications Ask the Experts

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Switch Assessment

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 1, 2018

What criteria is necessary to create an ideal placement for a switch site?   Read More

How Often Should a Person Be Re-Evaluated or Refitted for a New Prosthesis?

Debra Latour, OTD, M.Ed. Advanced Practice of Occupational Therapy, OTR/L

October 12, 2015

How often should a person be re-evaluated or refitted for a new prosthesis?   Read More


How Can We Prevent Repetitive Stress Injuries with Computer Use?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

September 17, 2015

How can we prevent repetitive stress injuries with computer use?   Read More


Do You Use a Cognitive and/or Vision Screen Prior to Trying Power Wheelchairs?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

February 12, 2015

Do you use a cognitive and/or vision screen prior to trying power wheelchairs?   Read More


Understanding 'Horizontal Stiffness' for Proper Cushion Selection

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

August 11, 2014

What does the term ‘horizontal stiffness’ refer to when selecting a cushion for a client’s wheelchair? Why is it important to consider?   Read More


Factors that Contribute to Skin Breakdown

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

July 28, 2014

What factors contribute to skin breakdown in clients with limited mobility?   Read More


Custom Seating Options on a Limited Budget

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

July 7, 2014

Are there less costly alternatives to a custom seating system when faced with a very limited budget?   Read More


Minimizing transfers during a seating evaluation

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

June 9, 2014

When completing a seating evaluation with a client who requires maximum assistance or has poor endurance, what are some strategies for minimizing the number of transfers the client has to perform?   Read More


Video Modeling for Caregivers to Use with Children in the Home

Cindy Nankee, OTR/L, ATP

April 28, 2014

Do you ever train parents/caregivers in the use of video modeling for self-care routines in the home?   Read More


Increased Oral Secretions and Switch Use

Cindy Nankee, OTR/L, ATP

April 21, 2014

I have clients that have increased oral secretions and need to use switches. Can the switches get wet? How do you handle this type of situation?   Read More


Supervised Wheelchair Mobility in Pediatric Clients

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

February 19, 2014

How do payors view supervised wheelchair mobility in young clients? Will they pay for a power wheelchair?   Read More


High Tech and Low Tech Options for Computer Modifications for Visual Impairments

Kim Furphy, D.HSc., OT, ATP

January 15, 2014

What are some high tech and low tech computer modifications for visual impairments?   Read More


Long Term Care Facilities Acceptance of High Tech Devices

Kevin Berner, MS, OTR/L, ATP

January 8, 2014

Are LTC facilities receptive to high tech devices?   Read More


Fall Risk Factors

Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

September 11, 2013

What are the fall risk factors?   Read More


Types of EADL Units for Clients with Cognitive Impairments

Kim Furphy, D.HSc., OT, ATP

September 6, 2013

With clients with cognitive limitations, what Environmental Activities of Daily Living (or Environmental Control) Units would you suggest?   Read More


Driving Assessment

Theresa Berner, MOT, OTR/L, ATP

June 19, 2013

When is it appropriate to recommend a driving assessment for a client?   Read More


Benefits and Limitations of Electronic Aids to Daily Living (EADLs)

Kim Furphy, D.HSc., OT, ATP

June 13, 2013

What are the benefits and limitations of EADLs?   Read More


Assistive Technology in the Classroom for Children with Autism

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

February 27, 2013

Are teachers supportive of assistive technology in the classroom for children with autism?   Read More


Assessment for Assistive Technology

Sara Benham, MS, OTR/L, ATP

February 25, 2013

What are the initial steps that you go through when you are assessing for assistive technology?   Read More

Assistive Technology for Clients with Neurovisual Deficits

Al Copolillo, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

February 22, 2013

What are the things we need to know or "take home" messages about assistive technology and its use with clients with neurovisual deficits?   Read More


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