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Reimbursement for Wound Dressings

Jennifer A. Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS

March 26, 2014

Is there any reimbursement for wound dressings?   Read More


Functional Implications of Homelessness

Christine Helfrich, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

March 10, 2014

What are the functional implications of homelessness?   Read More

 


Involving Families in School-based Therapy

Sandra Barker Dunbar, DPA, OTR/L, FAOTA

March 5, 2014

How can you involve the families in school-based therapy?   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

     


Pediatric Splinting with Tape

Rebecca Neiduski, Ph.D., OTR/L, CHT

February 17, 2014

Does the use of tape with splinting in pediatrics irritate their skin?   Read More

   


Splinting Material Characteristics Appropriate for Fractures

Rebecca Neiduski, Ph.D., OTR/L, CHT

February 3, 2014

What splinting material characteristics are appropriate to use with fractures?   Read More

  


Including Family in Treatment Sessions to Help Children with Self Regulation Skills

Lauren Foster, OTD, OTR/L

January 29, 2014

Do you include parents/caregivers into the treatment sessions when teaching children, who have experienced trauma, self regulation skills?   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

 


Challenging Behavior of Children with Autism

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

October 4, 2013

What are some beliefs about challenging behavior when dealing with children with autism?   Read More

  


Time to Start the Diagnostic Process for Autism

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

September 27, 2013

When is the ideal time to begin the diagnostic process for autism?   Read More

 


Task Analysis in Home Modification Evaluation

Susan Stark, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

September 16, 2013

What are the two pieces of a task analysis with home modification?   Read More

 


Principles of Shoulder Impingement Treatment Applied to Hemiplegia

Ann Porretto-Loehrke, DPT, PT, CHT, COMT

September 13, 2013

Can some treatment principles for adhesive capsulitis and shoulder impingement be applied to hemiplegia?   Read More

   


Importance of Patient Goals in Evidence-Based Practice Treatment

Franklin Stein, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

September 11, 2013

How important is the patient’s goals in evidence-based practice treatment?   Read More


Fall Risk Factors

Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

September 11, 2013

What are the fall risk factors?   Read More

  


Process of Pharmacokinetics in Older Adults

Doug DeRitis, PharmD, RPH, Colleen DeRitis, M.A., OTR/L

September 10, 2013

What is pharmacokinetics? How does that differ in older adults versus the general population?   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

  


OT and PT Both Receive a Screening Referral for the Same Problem

Shelly Mesure, M.S., OTR/L

September 5, 2013

What would you suggest when OT and PT both get a screening referral from nursing for the same issue, for example transfers?   Read More


Protocol When a Client or Family Member Wants a Restraint

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

August 28, 2013

How would you approach a situation when an actual client is requesting something that may be considered a restraint? For example, someone, who has had a stroke, requests a full lap tray because they...   Read More

 


Becoming an Evidence-Based OT

Alison Lane, Ph.D., OTR/L, Amy Darragh, Ph.D., OTR/L

August 28, 2013

How do you become an evidence-based OT? Where do you start?   Read More