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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

With Regards To Creating A Successful Transition From Teenager In School To Young Adult, What Do You Do Without An IEP?

Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L

February 29, 2016

My son had an IEP for years. He now wants to be a Marine, but he is struggling in math. The schools also do not teach life skills. What do you suggest?   Read More

Different Types of Falls and Prevalence of Anticipated Physiologic Falls

Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L

February 22, 2016

Can you please review the different types of falls and why anticipated physiologic is so prevalent?   Read More

Syndactyly Release Treatment

Valeri Calhoun, MS, OTR/L, CHT

February 15, 2016

With regards to syndactyly release, do you work on grip strength as well or are you more concerned with functional grasp first?   Read More

Does the Goal Attainment Scaling need certification?

Amanda Acord-Vira, EdD, OTR/L, CBIS

February 8, 2016

Does the Goal Attainment Scaling need certification?   Read More

Do you prefer the taping over the strapping for subluxed shoulders?

Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD, CPAM, CKTP

February 1, 2016

Do you prefer the taping over the strapping for subluxed shoulders?   Read More