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When Would You Determine Funding for Wheelchair Assessments?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

March 10, 2015

At what point would you determine funding when starting a wheelchair assessment?   Read More


Recommendations for Power Wheelchair Training with Pediatric Client with Inconsistent Problem-Solving?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

February 18, 2015

I have a student who is seven years old. We trialed the power wheelchair with the joystick. She was able to understand cause-and-effect, stop and go, and directional concepts. Following directions...   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

    


Do You Prefer a Center Mount Over a Side Mount?

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

January 27, 2015

Do you prefer center mount over side mount?   Read More

 


How do we perform sensory re-education after a nerve injury?

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

November 25, 2014

How do we perform sensory re-education after a nerve injury?   Read More


What Are Some of the Benefits of Infant Massage?

Jennifer Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES, CIMI

November 17, 2014

What are some of the benefits of infant massage?   Read More

   


What are the sympathetic changes that we typically observe after nerve injury?

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

November 11, 2014

What are the sympathetic changes that we typically observe after nerve injury?   Read More


Prevalence of Anxiety Post-Stroke

Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

October 27, 2014

What is the prevalence of anxiety post-stroke?   Read More

 


What is the prevalence of depression among stroke survivors?

Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

October 14, 2014

What is the prevalence of depression in people who have had a stroke?   Read More

 


Efficient Measurements during Seating Evaluations

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP

October 6, 2014

There are a lot of measurements to take during the seating evaluation. Do you have suggestions or strategies to make it more efficient?   Read More

   


Should we use direct statements with children with autism?

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

September 30, 2014

Should we use direct statements with children with autism?   Read More

 


Vascular depression

Cathy Lysack, Ph.D., OT(C)

September 22, 2014

What is vascular depression?   Read More

  


What systems control our posture?

Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

September 16, 2014

What are the systems of postural control?   Read More

 


What are positive reinforcement ideas to use with children with autism?

Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L

September 2, 2014

What are positive reinforcement ideas to use with children with autism?   Read More

 


Phases of a Painful Sensation

Belkis Landa-Gonzalez, Ed.D., OTR/L

August 25, 2014

What are the phases of a pain sensation?   Read More

    


What is postural control?

Salvador Bondoc, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

August 18, 2014

What is postural control?   Read More

 


Understanding 'Horizontal Stiffness' for Proper Cushion Selection

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP

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

   


What is spaced-retrieval and how often should you see a client for spaced-retrieval training?

Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP

August 4, 2014

What is spaced-retrieval? How often should you see a client for spaced-retrieval training?   Read More

 


Factors that Contribute to Skin Breakdown

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP

July 28, 2014

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

     


Is there a difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease?

Megan L. Malone, M.A., CCC-SLP

July 21, 2014

Are dementia and Alzheimer's disease the same thing?   Read More