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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

Building Healthy Brains: Sensory Strategies for Optimal Brain Function & Postural Concerns

Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L

October 1, 2018

Do you see a connection between emotional regulation issues and sensory processing disorders?   Read More


Benefits of Infant Massage for Both Child and Caregiver

Catherine McDowell, OTR/L, LMBT, E-RYT200/RYT500

September 1, 2018

What are the benefits of infant massage? Can it be used with children with special needs?   Read More

Dysgraphia in Children

Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L

August 1, 2018

What is dysgraphia and how can occupational therapy practitioners help?   Read More



Barbara Smith, MS, OTR/L

July 1, 2018

Why should we utilize hippotherapy?   Read More


Social Learning

Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L

June 1, 2018

What are the core competencies of social learning?   Read More


Fieldwork Educator

Amy Mahle, MHA, COTA/L

May 1, 2018

Why should you be a fieldwork educator?   Read More

Sensory Profile 2: What's New And What Stayed The Same?

Winnie Dunn, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

April 1, 2018

What's new with the Sensory Profile 2 compared to the original Sensory Profile? Also, my clinic still utilizes the first version, how much longer will the original be available?   Read More


Self-Catheterization: OT Considerations

Rachel Galant, MSNM, OTR/L

March 1, 2018

Most OTs work with patients and include demonstration of the actual ADL at some point. How do we justify this when we do not get to the actual activity or ADL with the patient? What goals would we hav...   Read More

Getting A Grip On Research

Rondalyn V. Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

February 1, 2018

Why should we bother with evidence based practice? Also, what are the different levels of evidence?   Read More

Community Mobility for Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practitioners

Wendy Stav, Ph.D., OTR/L, SCDCM, FAOTA

January 1, 2018

1. When you said not to put a car seat near an airbag, does that include side airbags too?2. Do you recommend older children take off their coats if they are in booster or regular seatbelts? 3. Most b...   Read More


Dementia Management: Evidence-Based Interventions to Reduce Unwanted Behaviors

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

December 1, 2017

How do you put signage up to convey a message like do not enter or out of order, and still have visitors know that they can use the elevator?Does the state have any regulations regarding the use of si...   Read More

Theory of Occupational Adaptation: Making Connections between Theory, Practice and Research

Lorrie George-Paschal, PhD, OTR/L

November 1, 2017

It says the section of the OAPG that guides the client in actual generation of an occupational response, what does it mean by actual generation? When an adolescent persists hanging out "with the...   Read More

Like a River; An Introduction to the Kawa (River) Model

Michael Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT, BSc

October 1, 2017

What year was the Kawa Model developed? Can you talk about the sampling and validation process for the model? Do I use art supplies to introduce this concept to clients or premade icons? Can the Kawa...   Read More

Abilities Based Approaches to Assessment and Treatment of Persons with Dementia

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

September 1, 2017

1. What is your favorite teaching method that you use? 2. What have you found that works well in transitioning task steps to staff?3. As far as the spaced retrieval, have you used it in skilled nursin...   Read More


Upper Extremity Custom Orthotics - Part 1

Vanessa Roberts, MS, OTR/L, CHT, CPAM

August 1, 2017

You said to pad them if they have infections as we cannot wear gloves. How do you adjust the splint later if needed? When it would be appropriate again to use 1/16 thickness material for an orthosis?H...   Read More

Making Sense of Meltdowns: How to Identify and Intervene for Children with Sensory Based Disruptive Behaviors

Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L

July 1, 2017

What do you do when a student will not participate in sensory strategies because of oppositional defiant behaviors? What recommendations do you have specifically for homework times when kid is tired?...   Read More

Re-spawn: Optimizing Therapeutic Potential Through the Healing Power of Video Games

Erik Johnson, MS, OT

June 1, 2017

Due to sensory over stimulation do you suggest any timeline on video gaming for someone one with concussive symptoms or headaches? Are they starting to use this type of technology more in skilled nurs...   Read More


The Way You Do The Things You Do: Occupational Therapy and Malpractice

Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA

May 1, 2017

What if there is something that I am not sure I should be doing? How can I know whether it is something that may cause malpractice or not?   Read More

The Role of OT with Performing Arts Medicine

Rebecca Barton, DHS, OTR, FAOTA

April 1, 2017

Are patients reluctant to change their performing habits or bad habits? For traveling school therapists, what items would you suggest for their toolbox? Are orchestra companies willing to make necessa...   Read More