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Prevention Of Burnout For Pediatric Caregivers

Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L

July 18, 2016

How do I prevent burnout of caregivers over time?   Read More

Advice For Providing Families With Hope For The Future When Working With Pediatric Trauma-Induced Conditions

Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L

July 11, 2016

Do you have any advice regarding providing families with the hope for future, giving false hope?   Read More

Management Of Stimulation For Pediatric Patients Post TBI

Patti Sharp, OTD, MS, OTR/L

July 4, 2016

How long do you recommend the low stim environment for patients post TBI? What signs or symptoms are you looking for to know that a child is ready for more stimulation?   Read More

Errorless Learning: Skills And Knowledge To Address Cognitive Impairment

Jessica Crowe, OTD, OTR/L

June 27, 2016

When there are long-term effects with cognitive dysfunction, how long will Medicare pay for treatment overall? The laws seem to be constantly changing.   Read More

Sensory-Enhanced Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Mary Rebekah Trucks, OTR/L, Dory Ainsworth Wallace, MS, OTR/L

June 20, 2016

Please define the environmental press. Do you use this? We are trying to figure out the correct answer for the non-essential elements in the program.   Read More

Sensory-Enhanced Pediatric Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

Mary Rebekah Trucks, OTR/L, Dory Ainsworth Wallace, MS, OTR/L

June 13, 2016

Do you repeat activities or go from one to the next each session?   Read More

Ethics In Occupational Therapy Fieldwork

Dennis Cleary, MS, OTD, OTR/L

June 6, 2016

How does social justice relate?   Read More

Meeting the Driving And Community Mobility Needs Of Older Adults

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

May 30, 2016

What is your favorite reference? Can you suggest some online programs that are good simulations to use for screening?   Read More

Meeting the Driving And Community Mobility Needs Of Older Adults

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

May 23, 2016

What do you do with somebody who has dementia and they still want to drive, but they do not have the insight or memory to not to drive anymore?   Read More

Noninvasive Brain Stimulation For The Treatment Of Post-Stroke Neglect

Heather T. Peters, MOT, OTR/L

May 16, 2016

What kind of additional consent is needed from patients and do you have to shave the subject's head? Also, where can one get specific training on this?   Read More

Motor-vation - Using An Evidence-based Motor Program To Support Fine And Visual Motor Development In Kindergarten

Shaunna Kelder, DrOT, OTR/L

May 9, 2016

Could you please elaborate on the MTSS/RtI?   Read More

The Wounded Warrior And The Art Of Independence

Erik Johnson, MS, OT

May 2, 2016

What is your best strategy to engage a patient in an activity if they have lost interest?   Read More

Vocational Treatment For The Transitional Aged Youth (TAY)

Michelle Burlyga, MS, OTR/L

April 25, 2016

Can you say more about the vocational treatment. What exactly do you do?   Read More

How Do I Complete The Data Aspect Of The COPM In An Adolescent Outpatient Mental Health Program?

Elizabeth Cara, Ph.D., OTR/L, MFC

April 18, 2016

I have used the COPM in my adolescent outpatient mental health program, but it has been unsuccessful in finding the numeric measurement instructions for the bottom section that compares the initial wi...   Read More

Can An Occupational Therapist Have A Private Practice In Psychiatric Rehabilitation?

Elizabeth Cara, Ph.D., OTR/L, MFC

April 11, 2016

Can an occupational therapist have a private practice in psychiatric rehabilitation? Has anyone done this?   Read More

How Do I Transition Into OT Psychiatric Mental Health?

Elizabeth Cara, Ph.D., OTR/L, MFC

April 4, 2016

Do you have recommendations to facilitate OT knowledge and skill development for mental health OT? I've been primarily in geriatric physical disability or physical disability. I would like to tran...   Read More

How Do You Advocate For The Recovery OT Model?

Anne MacRae, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA

March 28, 2016

Could you talk a little more specifically about advocacy and how you have advocated for the recovery OT model?   Read More

End of Life Care and Occupational Therapy

Heather Javaherian-Dysinger, OTD, OTR/L

March 21, 2016

With regards to healthcare reform, could you please elaborate on how the bundling of care into a single episode and payment may shift the focus of quality care and the impact on OT services in hospice...   Read More

Occupational Therapy's Role in Preventing Hospital Readmissions Throughout the Continuum of Care

Marla R. Robinson, MSc, OTR/L, BCPR, BT-C, FAOTA, Pamela Roberts, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP, FACRM

March 14, 2016

What are the key aspects or things to think about when you are doing any type of transition from one area to another?   Read More

Evidence-Based Intervention for Balance and Falls Prevention

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

March 7, 2016

We know nursing is integral to programming. Have you found that nursing is receptive to training and setting up in-services?   Read More

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